Went to the Trek LBS yesterday and the owner walked me through the new specs on the Madone and I previewed the new bikes. At least on paper and according to their own analysis, the Madone blows away the competition. The bike looks very pleasing and has a number of new features in the bottom bracket and fork to increase stiffness and a change in head tube dimension to accomodate different riding styles. Trek will offer three levels of carbon frame and all the high end Treks are made in the US. My choice would be the 6.5 pro version with my carbon wheels. Trek now has a 6.5 WSD for the ladies. It is about time. The owner test road the new bike on a century at a dealer get together in Wisconsin that featured Lance Armstrong along for the ride. He said it was quite a hammarfest, finishing the century in 4:20. And yes, the owner is our age and in the lead group with typical peloton speeds of 25 mph for 100 miles.