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New 2012 Trek Madone 3 series

ArmoredincaArmoredinca Posts: 80
edited September 2011 in Your road bikes
My Madone 3.5c.
A new model in the Madone line up for 2012, back to OCLV carbon frame this year and great value entry level carbon bike with Ultegra crank, BB, shifters and derailleur for £1800.
I plan to change the Bonty SSR aero wheelset to Ksyrium Elites which should save around 500gms.

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2012 Trek Madone 3.5c Oclv by chrishall1971, on Flickr][/img]

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2012 Trek Madone 3.5c Oclv by chrishall1971, on Flickr][/img]

Frame: 300 Series OCLV Carbon E2

Fork: Bontrager Race, alloy steerer, carbon legs, SpeedTrap compatible.

Colour: Gloss Black/Chi Red

Groupset: Shimano Ultegra STI 10-speed control levers with Shimano 105 front and Shimano Ultegra rear derailleurs. Shimano Ultegra compact (50/34) chainset. Shimano 105 11-28 10-speed cassette. Shimano 105 brake calipers.

Wheels: Bontrager SSR. Bontrager R2 700x23 tyres.

Finishing Kit: Bontrager Affinity 2 saddle, Bontrager Race Lite alloy 20mm offset seatpost, Bontrager Race VR-C 31.8mm handlebars and Bontrager Race Lite 7 degree 31.8mm stem.
1nca

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  • looks like a mountain bike, whats the frame size?

    Like the look of it though, very classy
  • geoff93geoff93 Posts: 190
    As you can probably see on here I have one of these but upgraded a bit, such a nice bike! They haven't gone back to proper OCLV though, they just changed the name, it's the same carbon underneath though!
    Enjoy!

    This is what I've done to mine....
    http://www.bikeradar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12797277
    Trek Madone 3.5 (RS80s, Arione)
    Trek Madone 3.1 (Upgraded)
    Ribble TT Bike
    Trek Mamba (Garry Fisher Collection)
  • k-dogk-dog Posts: 1,652
    Funny having a 11-28 cassette on a bike of that calibre - I would have thought 12-25 would be more normal.

    Or did you change it?
    I'm left handed, if that matters.
  • geoff93geoff93 Posts: 190
    all the Treks come with 11-28 as standard now, stupid really, especially as they have a compact crankset.
    Trek Madone 3.5 (RS80s, Arione)
    Trek Madone 3.1 (Upgraded)
    Ribble TT Bike
    Trek Mamba (Garry Fisher Collection)
  • How did you get it to stand up?
  • If there is the right amount of breeze, you can do this by leaning the bike slightly sideways into it. Works even better on grass because the blades of grass offer something for the tyres to lean against.











    Am guessing he photoshopped out a stand
  • 18921892 Posts: 1,690
    Nice bike :lol:
    Justice for the 96
  • 18921892 Posts: 1,690
    Nice bike :lol:
    Justice for the 96
  • im guess he stuck a stick in his rear mech thats why the photos of the bike are the wrong way around....ooh and yeah i can see it in the photo :P

    Nice bike m8, i like the colours
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