Trek has launched their brand new 2023 Domane. With the release of the Madone earlier this year, the Domane stands as their second high profile release of the year. The previous generation of the bike was fairly heavy compared to it's competitors, in fact, a size and spec comparable Roubaix was roughly 1.2kilos lighter than the Domane. So this seems to be one of the major points Trek has focussed on rectifying to bring it more in line with the competition. Not all features of the previous generation have been dropped though with the Domane still being an incredibly practical bike for those long days in the saddle. 00:00 - Intro 00:25 - The 2023 Domane Range 01:35 - Weight 03:19 - Comfort 04:07 - Tyre Clearance 04:59 - Practicality 05:53 - What About The Domane RSL? 06:42 - Prices 07:01 - Outro Subscribe to Cycling Weekly here: 🤍🤍youtube.com/user/CyclingWeekly1?sub_confirmation=1 More at: Cycling Weekly: 🤍🤍cyclingweekly.com Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/CyclingWeekly Instagram: 🤍instagram.com/cyclingweeklymagazine Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/cyclingweekly Email: cycling🤍futurenet.com #bicycles #bikes #cycling
i wish the SL6 had an ultrega mech like my 2019 one.Looks like i will get a SL5. They are getting very expensive. I dont need a di model do I ?
Are the slr project ones made in the USA ?
These all look so nice. But alas we mortals will never see the difference 700 grams make. My favourite ride is a late 90's Gios, no where near the money of these race monsters. But dripping in campag. Easily keeps up with very modern tech on group rides.
Riding a ‘21 Domane sl5..;awesome bike. Definitely a buy again.
This isn’t noticeably different from my 2022 SL 5, no adjustable rear iso speed, so top bento box, and a useless front iso speed with a cover that can’t keep its form. For this price and your still getting 105, shirty aluminum rims and R3 tires. I
My caad 12 is 6,7 kg and is far stiffer than every pure marketing product called madone.
If you need more compliance on the front, just buy a RedShift stem.....Saying that, I've got a Domane AL4, and with 35mm gravel tyres I wouldn't need any extra compliance.
The slr model starts at near 11k (aud) for 105 group….. The bike has not changed to much in 100yrs, double triangle design, these prices will kill the sport in the long run or prevent people getting involved
I care about this a lot more than the ultimate, and you guys are the only one who covered it. But not even trek did, I got a new fuel ex email, but not this. This could be a bike for me.
Welcome Veblen Good.
Because of the cable routing I can't set this up with Gevenalle shifters. The more these manufacturers produce bikes with internal hidden cables and hoses the less people these bikes will appeal to. An endurance bike should have the option to use friction shifting systems.
This is the end of the mec Trek bikes. The 105 mec will clearly be the last one.
Due to the chip shortage, I quit building PCs and stopped on gaming. Transferred to cycling as a new hobby. Now, the price increases feels like getting ripped off once again as a consumer. These new bike prices are insane, and knowing a bit about planned obsolescence, I’m sure these products will be out of parts after a few years. Grab the last mechanical bikes you could still buy, cheap, reliable, easy to maintain.
So, the new Domane is basically a Checkpoint with fewer mounting points (less utility) and narrower max tire width (less utility). Simply not seeing a reason to choose this over the Checkpoint. My 2022 Checkpoint SL6 is a beast on gravel and single track with the 45mm tires and is quite rapid on the road when I'm running my other wheelset with 30mm tires. Seems to me the Domane is now stuck in a no-mans land where the Madone is more aero and the Checkpoint does everything the Domane can do with more utility. I'm sure they'll sell. But it just seems to be a solution looking for a problem.
Sorry, but you still get much more for your money by going with a canyon endurance in carbon fiber. opt for a model with the leaf spring seat post for even more comfort.
Just to say,there’s a AL models of domane so technically it’s 4 models in domane lineup
I've wanted a Domane SL5 for a couple of years. But due to lack of stock availability I've not been able to buy. I ended up buying Colnago V3 Ultegra instead for £2700. I've watched the price of Domane SL5 rise and rise from the pandemic until now. I think the current price for SL5 Gen 4 to be ridiculous considering its using an older generation mechanical Shimano 105. It is a lovely looking frame though.
My Domane SL5 2020 model was noticeably heavier than my rim brake Emonda although most of my rides were fairly flat and recently with wheel & tubeless upgrade have saved a lot of weight.
This new bike looks great, the weight has come down a lot and still looks like a super comfortable bike. If I had endless supplies of cash would be nice to upgrade but I’m happy with my current Domane, it’s more bike than I am rider.