The Domane SLR 9 is our top ultra-light carbon endurance road bike decked out with the highest-end parts made for a fast, high-performance ride. You get our highest-level OCLV Carbon frame with rear IsoSpeed, a wireless SRAM RED eTap AXS electronic drivetrain for precision shifting and OCLV Carbon wheels. Plus, it has an easy-access storage compartment for stowing ride essentials, and versatile 38c tyre clearance to keep you floating on rough roads and light gravel. You want the most capable bike on the tarmac that doesn't back down from endurance race days, and you're not willing to settle for less. You're looking for the most advanced endurance road bike frame we offer, with the added benefit of a wireless electronic SRAM RED eTap AXS drivetrain for fast, precision shifting in any conditions.
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.
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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 42|
|Wheel Size||Size 28|
|Gears||SRAM RED eTap AXS, 36T max cog, 1 Gears|
|Rear Brake||SRAM CenterLine X, CenterLock, round edge, 160 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Brake||SRAM CenterLine X, CenterLock, round edge, 160 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Tyres||Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x32 c|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM RED eTap AXS, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM RED eTap AXS, 36T max cog|
|Crankset||SRAM Red AXS Power Meter, 46/33, DUB spindle, 165 mm length|
|Shifters||SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12-speed // SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM RED D1, 12-speed|
|Casette||SRAM XG-1290, 10-33, 12-speed|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Pro IsoCore VR-SF, 38cm|
|Stem||Bontrager RCS Pro, 7-degree, 70Â mm length|
|Seatpost||Domane carbon seat post, KVF2 shaping, 20 mm offset, 280 mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Pro, short nose, 155Â mm width|
|Wheels||Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37Â mm rim depth, 100x12Â mm thru axle Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37Â mm rim depth, Shimano 11/12 freehub, 142x12Â mm thru axle, 28' Wheel Size|
|Sizes||47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62|
|Barcodes||601842809426, 601842809433, 601842809440, 601842809457, 601842809464, 601842809471, 601842809488, 601842809495|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||5281407, 5281408, 5281409, 5281410, 5281411, 5281412, 5281413, 5281414|
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