Trek Domane 2017 Range Review

Words by Aaron Scott

on 15/06/2017 15:22:32

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Crafted for the cobbles of Flanders, the Trek Domane is synonymous with the career of Fabian Cancellara, who worked alongside Trek to create a bike fit for all-day endurance, plush comfort and race-winning potential. The current range includes 4 frame models, each of which come with disc or rim brakes, depending on your preference.

Experienced road riders who want an endurance beast will love the top end of the Domane range, which offers a dream bike with legendary racing pedigree. Club cyclists and beginners looking for a comfortable all-rounder will thrive on any of the Domane models, with plenty of potential for a wide variety of riding styles.

Price: From £1,199.99

Discipline: Road

Usage: Sportive and Endurance

  • + Front and Rear IsoSpeed Decoupler
  • + Wide Tyre Clearance
  • + Incredible Comfort

Frame   Features   Groupset   Wheels 

Frame and Forks

There are four frame options in the range; the SLR, the SL, the S and the ALR. The 700 series carbon fibre SLR is the pro-level edition, featuring an adjustable rear IsoSpeed decoupler and the all-new front decoupler for a compliant front end. The rear seat cluster allows riders to adjust the amount of compliance offered by the seat tube depending on their preference, from a super stiff race setup to a fully compliant cobble-crusher.

The SL also uses the front and rear IsoSpeed decouplers, but has a slightly less advanced carbon layup - 500 series - and doesn't feature the adjustability of the SLR. The S and ALR just have the rear IsoSpeed decoupler, built from 400 series carbon and aluminium respectively. Every frame can be purchased with disc or rim brakes, both of which give clearance for the current zeitgeist of wide tyres. Disc versions can take up to a 32mm tyre!

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Other Stand-out Features

Domane SLR models are available to be fully customised to your own specifications - both paintwork and parts - with Trek's Project One service. Looking for a one of a kind dream bike? The Domane SLR could be the one for you. To see more, click here for more information.

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Groupset

The SLR model range features only the best shifting components from Shimano and SRAM - such as Dura Ace and eTap - all of which are 11-speed. SL models are Shimano 11 speed only, starting with the workhorse 105 groupset and ending with top-end Dura Ace gearing. Both the Domane S and ALR use Shimano 105 or Shimano Tiagra 10-speed drivetrains.

Wheels

A refreshing addition to the Domane range in 2017 is the inclusion of Vision wheels to higher end models like the SL6 Pro and SL5 Disc. Otherwise, the Domane range uses Trek's in-house brand Bontrager for it's wheel specifications. This ranges from the tubeless-ready alloy wheels of the ALR 4 to the Aeolus 3 D3 wheels of the SLR 10 superbike.