Hungry for more velocity? Trek's Madone 5.5 delivers a delicious ride with speed to spare. Speed comes courtesy of Trek's TCT carbon frame, which boasts ingenious technology that makes every ride better. The 90mm-wide bottom bracket gives you a stiff, efficient pedaling platform, the integrated headset and BB cups press directly into the frame to save weight and the seatmast saves even more weight, and adds compliance for long-ride comfort. The Race X Lite Carbon fork boasts a tapered steerer for precise steering and awesome efficiency with minimal weight. You also get Bontrager's Race Lite wheels that let you carve corners and fly up climbs and you'll love the gorgeous looks, and quick, positive-shifting action of SRAM's Force group.
Bontrager's Race Lite Carbon Fork (left) uses a standard 1 1/8-inch steerer diameter at the top in combination with a 1 1/2-inch bottom diameter to increase fork stiffness and strength. This ingenious design also significantly reduces the weight thanks to its oversize bottom, which allows using a hollow aluminum crown bonded to the carbon legs (as opposed to the solid aluminum crowns found on most traditional forks; shown on the right). Trek's oversize E2 head tube adds strength and stiffness. The result is an unbelievably stiff and super-light front end.
|Trek's Madone features a unique bottom bracket (image, right) that's 90mm wide (traditional ones are 68mm wide). This wide bottom bracket lets Trek build the frame with larger tubes for increased power transfer. Plus, the 90mm bottom bracket is machined so that the bearings can be placed directly into the frame (image) saving weight (due to fewer parts, below), ensuring additional pedaling efficiency and simplifying maintenance and repair.|
Whether you're looking for the most aero riding position, to sit as upright as possible, or anywhere in between, with Trek's H1, H2 and H3 fits, there's a Madone that's perfect for you.
H1 (see yellow dots on illustration) is Trek's most aggressive, most aero fit, with the lowest handlebar-position options.
H2 (orange dots) is the right fit for most riders. It sports the same handling as the H1 fit, with a slightly taller head tube that puts the handlebars higher.
H3 (red dots) boasts an even taller head tube and higher bars than H2 and a small handling adjustment for even more stability.
Choose your preferred pedals (sold separately) from our wide selection.
|Frame||Trek 5-Series TCT Carbon w/E2, BB90|
|Fork||Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon w/E2 aluminum steerer|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Race Lite wheelset|
|Tires||Bontrager R3, 700 x 23c|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM Force|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM Force|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1070, 10-speed: 11-28|
|Shifters||SRAM Force, DoubleTap|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race X Lite VR-C, carbon|
|Stem||Bontrager Race X Lite|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Force|
|Saddle||Bontrager Affinity 2|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap|
* Subject to change without notice.