After putting the bike in the public’s eye underneath Fabian Cancellara, Trek on Monday officially unveiled the new Trek Domane SLR. The new machine includes new comfort-focused technology such as adjustable frame stiffness, a steerer tube that moves inside the head tube and a vibration-damping handlebar, as well as rim-brake calipers that adjust to accommodate a wide range of tires.
The Trek Domane SLR will come in a variety of disc-brake and rim-brake builds, from SLR 6 at $4,999 / £3,600 / AU$5,799 up to the SLR 9 eTap $10,999 / £7,600 / AU$14,999
The Domane line first introduced Trek’s IsoSpeed decoupler years ago, which effectively adds vertical flex under the rider by allowing the seat tube to pivot at the junction with the top tube and seatstays. That technology has since been used on other Trek bikes, from the Madone aero bike to the Boone cyclocross machine.
What’s new now is the adjustment, where a little slider on the new split down tube allows for more or less flex, depending on a rider’s preference or conditions. With the slider in its lowest setting, the new Domane SLR is 14% more vertically compliant than the original Domane, Trek claims.
The slider on the seat tube (just behind and above the bottle cage) adjusts the firmness of the IsoSpeed
- Domane SLR 9 eTap $10,999 / £7,600 / AU$14,999
- Domane SLR 7 Disc $6,499 / £4,800 / AU$N/A
- Domane SLR 7 $5,999 / £4,400 / AU$6,799
- Domane SLR 6 Disc $5,499 / £4,000 / AU$6,299
- Domane SLR 6 $4,999 / £3,600 / AU$5,799
- Domane SLR Disc frameset $2,999 / £2,550 / AU$N/A
- Domane SLR Disc frameset $2,999 / £2,400 / AU$N/A
- Domane SLR Race Shop Limited available through Project One
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