Fast bike…

I got all the pieces in the right place and took the bike for a quick blat last weekend for the very first time. Today I took it up Stromlo a couple of times.

It’s definitely a racing bike.
The position feels the same as the old Madone (because it is the same - Trek geometry doesn’t change much from bike to bike).

And the brakes are amazing. No weird carbon squeals or heat issues. Just good one-finger braking.

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And Emerald coloured. Very green.

I love not seeing any cables outside the bike. I like the handling. The ride (it has an IsoSpeed decoupler with adjustable firmness) is fine. But the main difference to the old Madone is the amazing braking.