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Old 04-16-14, 11:42 AM   #1
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Gotta love Trek : Domane 4.7

Haven't posted in a while, but had to share news about the new baby.

I just purchased a 2014 Domane 4.7 to "supplement" my 8 year old Giant OCR1, and aside from my wallet (N+1 = 4N), I couldn't be happier.

I opted to splurge for the Ultegra equipped 4.7 over the 105 and lower spec'd 4.3 version - this thing shifts effortlessly! The list of updates from the Giant are pretty significant:

- Carbon vs Aluminum
- 11 speed vs 9 speed Ultegra
- Compact double vs Triple
- Tubeless ready wheels
- 58cm frame vs "XL" frame which I always felt was a bit large for me
- White vs Blue - was actually a factor in the 4.7 vs 4.3 decision. I can't have two blue bikes
- even though none of this bike is manufactured here in Wisconsin, I still feel like it's a home town company. Waterford is even closer to me... could there be a steel frame in my future?

Looking forward to putting lots of miles on the bike this year. I discovered during the 2nd half of a 50 mile inaugural ride that the bike does not do all the work, however. A return to fitness is in order, and I have just the bike to do it on!
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Old 04-16-14, 12:05 PM   #2
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I have a 2013 4.5 and love it. I am sure that you will really enjoy the ride.
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Old 04-16-14, 12:22 PM   #3
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with the weather looking better I might break out my road bike from a long winter nap ..

As its minus Mudguards I rarely use it .


Yea the dampened disconnect of the seat tube from the top of the frame, is a good feature..

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Old 04-16-14, 12:46 PM   #4
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Love my 2013 Trek Domane 4.5 for the same reasons as you. I have 186 miles on it already and am looking forward to putting on many more this summer. I think the bike was part rocketship in its first life.

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Old 04-16-14, 12:47 PM   #5
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Sounds nice. Post a picture when you can. The 11 speed with compact double is a good choice and gives you a comfortable gearing setup.
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I have a 2013 Domane 4.5 I love it. I upgraded from at 2006 Trek 1500. So far I have not missed the triple on the 1500. the 50/34 compact and the 11-28 10-speed cassette has been fine.
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Old 04-16-14, 12:59 PM   #7
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A new bike is always good for an increase in motivation ... So are wheels, even handlebars or saddle! I am limiting myself to every second or third year, and probably strictly various vintage from my "I always wanted one of those" list, since I have a couple decent flavors of modern-materials bikes.
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Last year helped a friend purchase the same bike. It's beautiful and has greatly improved her riding. I tried to talk her into a bike with a triple but she got the double. Hasn't missed a spoke and can keep up with me. Anyway - Congrats!
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I discovered during the 2nd half of a 50 mile inaugural ride that the bike does not do all the work, however.
I think lots of us get reminded of that every spring.

Enjoy your new ride.
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Old 04-16-14, 05:09 PM   #10
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I have a 2013 Domane 4.0 & I also love it.
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Nice choice for an N+1, great sounding components with the Ultegra 11 and the other bits it has for its build. As said, the pics are required, we'll cut you a bit of slack since its been a while since you posted, just don't go slack on us

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Old 04-16-14, 07:10 PM   #12
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Pics coming soon... I got caught in the rain on Saturday and now the bike is a bit dirty... Taking it in to the shop tomorrow to get the fit dialed in based on the measurements they have from my old bike. Although it feels pretty good as it is - i just set the saddle height and it was good to go.

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Old 04-17-14, 09:27 AM   #13
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Love that bike. I missed a triple here in Vermont but a 12-30 went on with no problem and helps with the hills that require 2nd gear in the truck.
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I have a Domane 6 and was going to get a second one for riding here in FL, where I am spending a lot of time. My LBS in DE had a sale on the 4.7 I couldn't resist, but he couldn't ship to FL (apparently Trek wouldn't allow it). In the end, I ended up shipping my Giant Defy 0, and couldn't justify a third bike. But I'm sure I would have been thrilled with the 4.7. Intesting that I went from a Giant M/L frame to a 58 cm Domane, and I think the 58 is a slightly better fit, but some of it may have to do with the more relaxed geometry. I'm 5'11" with a 34" inseam.
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Old 04-17-14, 12:20 PM   #15
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Love that bike. I missed a triple here in Vermont but a 12-30 went on with no problem and helps with the hills that require 2nd gear in the truck.
I have a 12-30 on my 2013 Madone 4.5 and I really like it. Wish I would have gotten the 4.7 Madone so it would have been all Ultegra. Note to self: Next time study up more on all of the options
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Old 04-17-14, 12:25 PM   #16
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I tried the domane 3x and I really wanted to like it. Just was not for me. I then looked at synapse hi mod- sold out - everywhere. Ended up with a madone 5.2 - love it
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I tried the domane 3x and I really wanted to like it. Just was not for me. I then looked at synapse hi mod- sold out - everywhere. Ended up with a madone 5.2 - love it
That's a sweet ride too! Nice choice.
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Thanks. The pickings are sometimes rough. I need a 60cm -62 cm and not everyone has them. I really Liked the Hi-mod though. I have a synapse alum 6. Really liked it and going to use it as my trainer bike
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