Despite all the changes to the new 2023 Trek Domane, are endurance road bikes like this still relevant when faced with stiff competition from gravel bikes and increasingly capable road race bikes? Trek Domane range 🤍bit.ly/3eBph3B Content 00:00 New Madone changes 8:47 Are endurance bikes still relevant? Supported by Saddleback Sidi shoes 🤍bit.ly/3tjQ8UP Sportful clothing 🤍bit.ly/2NLNw1t HJC helmet 🤍bit.ly/3sRiB2Z Follow me: Instagram: 🤍🤍instagram.com/davidjarthur/ Twitter: 🤍twitter.com/davearthur Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/justridebikesvideo
I think this new Domane is the perfect bike if you have two sets of wheels, it will do gravel AND road!
would love to get an unbiased comparison between the 2023 domane and roubaix; i have an older roubaix and really enjoy the future shock but looking to upgrade to e-shifting sometime and I like the domane's internal storage + additional tire clearance; also the future shock makes the bike a little more annoying to travel with so if I could get a smooth ride without the future shock that would be preferred
I value the comfort of endurance bike geometry on modest 40 - 50 mile rides. A lot of people in my local cycling clubs value the comfort of endurance bikes on group rides, I am 65 years old, in decent shape but I value the more relaxed comfort the geometry offers as well as compliance from a well designed carbon fiber bike. I love the sport of cycling and love it. more when I can do it 'comfortably'.
I wouldn’t ride a Trek if you gave me one for free. They refuse to sell bikes to the police. Then dont call the police when you are in urgent need.
I intend to sell my MTB as I don't ride in the woods anymore and buy a Domane SL5 Gen 4 since is maybe the more appealing to me as a road bike but with some gravel features like the tire clearance and the isospeed comfort. There are a lot of rides in road bikes that I want to do but I can't because I don't have a road bike, but these are not races, they are rides but they go fast so I can't keep that pace with my MTB. My intention is to have 2 sets of wheels, one for that kind of long rides maybe 32s or 35s, and another for speed purposes with 28s when I want to participate in enthusiast races. My question is, will the Domane look odd or weird with too much clearance with 28s on?
No, you should not buy it - It's made in China like all Trek bicycles now. There are better alternatives.
Really enjoy the Domane bike.. I believe the bike is the perfect mix of comfort and speed. I usually put on 32 on my Domane bike... I find that width allow a good bit of give and speed on road and allows light gravel.
This year grabbed a AL Domane for commuting to work... 1500 miles so fare... super comfortable position and ride quality with speed
I have just purchased a Giant Defy 1 and i have a Giant tcr i do think endurance bikes are still relevent
Riding a 2021 Domane sl5, 28mm tubeless conti Tire’s
I ride a DOMANE .
I run 38 mm Gravelking Slicks, tubeless.
I absolutely love it.
I thing the domane is more relevant then emonda . Since you have more options for tyres thickness then Emonda and they have upright seat position
A welcome change would be a lighter domane al 3 disk / domane al 5 disk .
Gravel bike are non relevant since mtb xc is much preferable.
The stack measurement of race bikes has been getting less aggressive over the last 10 years. Having options is good though, as everyone's body, level of fitness, riding style, goals are different... so, yes, "endurance" bikes are relevant, however you want to label/market them.
I am a Trek dealer in New York City. We sell, by far, more Domane than Emonda and Madone put together. David, for sure, Endurance/"All Road" bikes are getting squeezed on either side, however, the Domane is the best, "Real Person" bike. Not overly racy, nor is it a bicycle version of Ewan and Charlie. It's the road bike for most of us. I, for one, love this bike. Ain't jus' sayin it, honest! :) Thanks, David!
A brilliant review David!
I love what you do - keep up the greatness!
I was looking at getting the previous Domane LT+ at one stage but the cable routing and rear isospeed made me turn away, so I agree with the point you made.
On my Domane I still ride the 32 mm tyres the bike was delivered with... when I mount new tyres I will probably go a bit slimmer, towards 30 maybe even 28 mm.
Man, these new models feel so over-engineered :S I can definitely see why some people are happy to move towards something classical and utilitarian, like those cromoly bikes from smaller brands.
2020 Domane SL7 here, I run 30mm road tires and 35mm gravel. The bike is a tad heavy, but it absolutely suits my needs wonderfully. I've bike packed with it as well. Not sure there is a need for the rsl pro version, however, for consumers, I suspect the diet the Domane received, is going to make the new model a great option for endurance and recreation riders.
Domane or fx should be good enough.. Lol.. Alot of these amateur bikers should be realistic and don't buy if u think u gonna be racer...i mean a real racer(competition riding). Bikers are kidding themselves.. For leisure weekend rider, dont waste money if u not in tour de france
Yes, Domane is still relevant. The only frame geometry that fits my body without aches, pains, and short, ugly, upright stems.