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The 2023 Trek Domane SL 7 eTap Gen 3 Road Bike is a high-performance endurance road bike with the incredible advantage of a fully wireless electronic drive train. SRAM's Force eTap AXS is fast, smooth and the first ever to use a 12-speed cassette. Pair that with road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed, easy-access internal storage, an AXS power meter and Aeolus Pro 3V OCLV Carbon wheels, and you'll be riding for longer – and having more fun – than you ever thought possible.
The Domane SL 7 is built around a 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with road-smoothing Front and Rear IsoSpeed. . IsoSpeed are small decouplers which allow parts of the bike to move independently in order to absorb bumps and road vibration. This gives you a faster, smoother and more comfortable ride, especially on all day rides which the Domane SL is designed for.
The Domane SL 7 eTap comes with a full SRAM Force eTap AXS 2x12 wireless electronic drivetrain, SRAM Force AXS power meter and powerful disc brakes. Plus, tubeless-ready Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V carbon wheels and a fatigue-reducing IsoZone handlebar.
This bike is perfect for
Road riders who want a super smooth, fast ride and don't ever want to miss a shift again. SRAM's 12-speed Force eTap AXS drivetrain gives you smoother gear progression plus the precision, predictability and clean looks of a fully wireless electronic group set.
Guide To Road Bike Gears
If you are buying a road bike one of the big differences between models will be which gears they use. Most manufacturers will make the same bike, using the same frame but putting different gears and wheels on it. So for instance you can buy a Trek Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris gearing for £975 or get the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc with Tiagra gearing for £1625. They are fundamentally the same bike. One comes with the Shimano Tiagra gears and the other comes with Shimano Claris gears.
In most cases, the bottom of the range gears and top of the range gears will basically work in the same way. The big differences are in the quality of material used and the weight. Top of the range gears will be lighter and smoother to use.
One thing to watch out for when comparing bikes is whether the full groupset is being used. If you are buying a bike that has Shimano 105 gears on it. Shimano makes 105 brakes, gear levers, front and rear derailleurs, cranks, chainrings and bottom brackets. So basically all of the running gear on the bike. Some bike manufacturers will fit the full groupset, others will fit Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs but use their own brakes and cranks to save a few pounds. So if you are comparing bikes be sure to check how much of the groupset the bike actually uses.
Nothing beats the feeling of effortless speed you get on a road bike. There are lots of reasons to ride a road bike, from the simple joy of it, to racing, long distance challenges, or café rides with friends. Whatever you want to do there will be road bike out there for you.
Nearly all manufacturers have stopped making dedicated men’s and women’s bikes. They are now all unisex. What you will see is that on smaller bikes, brands will often fit a wider saddle (generally more female friendly). On larger bikes they will often fit a narrower one (generally more male friendly).
It is getting increasingly hard to buy new bikes with rim brakes as the industry has almost exclusively switched to discs. The reasons for this are pretty simple. Disc brakes are much, much, more powerful than old rim brake systems so you can stop a lot more easily and safely. Disc brakes also allow much bigger tyres to be fitted which is more comfortable. Older disc brake systems did often suffer from rubbing and squeaking. While this hasn’t been completely fixed yet it is much less common on modern bikes with hydraulic brakes. Mechanical disc brakes can still take a bit of fettling to get them right so go for hydraulic if you can.
Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.
It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:
Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.
|Frame||Unisex, Carbon, Size 53|
|Wheel Size||Size 28|
|Gears||SRAM Force eTap AXS, 36T max cog, 24 Gears|
|Rear Brake||SRAM CenterLine X, CenterLock, round edge, 160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Brake||SRAM CenterLine X, CenterLock, round edge, 160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Tyres||Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x32 c|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force eTap AXS, 36T max cog|
|Crankset||SRAM Force AXS Power Meter, 46/33, DUB spindle, 172.5mm length|
|Casette||SRAM Force XG-1270, 10-33, 12-speed|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Elite IsoZone VR-CF, alloy, 31.8 mm, internal Di2 routing, 93 mm reach, 123 mm drop, 42 cm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 100 mm length|
|Seatpost||Bontrager carbon internal seat mast cap, integrated light mount, 20 mm offset, short length|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails, 138 mm width // Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 145 mm width|
|Wheels||Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25 mm rim width, 100x12 mm thru axle Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 25 mm rim width, SRAM XD-R driver, 142x12 mm thru axle, 28' Wheel Size|
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|Colours||DARK AQUATIC/TREK BLACK, MATTE CHARCOAL/TREK BLACK|
|Sizes||50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60|
|Barcodes||601842386873, 601842386880, 601842386897, 601842386903, 601842386910, 601842386927, 601842386934, 601842386941, 601842386958, 601842393628, 601842393635, 601842393642, 601842393659, 601842393666, 601842393673, 601842393680, 601842393697, 601842393703|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||1043097, 1043098, 1043099, 1043100, 1043101, 1043102, 1043103, 1043104, 1043105, 1044425, 1044426, 1044427, 1044428, 1044429, 1044430, 1044431, 1044432, 1044433|
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Cycles UK provides 14 days of free insurance on all new bikes sold to UK customers. As part of our service, your new bike is automatically covered with 14 days’ FREE insurance against theft and accidental damage.
Opinions of contact points such as saddles, shoes and grips can vary a lot between different riders. If you buy a contact point from Cycles UK and you don’t find it comfortable, you can return it within 30 days, and we’ll swap it for something else.
|Frame Size||Rider Height (CM)|
|44||150 - 153 cm|
|49||156 - 163 cm|
|52||163 - 168 cm|
|54||168 - 174 cm|
|56||174 - 180 cm|
|58||180 - 185 cm|
|61||185 - 191 cm|
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