Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    All-Around Newbie dennis_said's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Cerritos, CALIFORNIA (SOCAL)
    My Bikes
    2006 Felt F80
    Posts
    296
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Is the previous generation Madone still relevant?

    I'm looking at 2009 Trek Madone 5.2 and have been offered a great deal on it...I've been out of the road biking game for so long and honestly do not have as much time as I do to rest ride everything out there. Has the bike game changed a lot in recent years? Is the OCLV Black carbon still very relevant and the DA 7800 gruppo still decent? Thanks in advance and any experience you guys can share... I'm coming from a Cervelo Soloist Team
    http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...d24bc0b0ef.jpg
    That's right, go on--Freds COME AND GET IT!!!!!!

  2. #2
    Senior Member mtalinm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Westwood MA (just south of Boston)
    My Bikes
    2009 Trek Soho
    Posts
    2,151
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    My buddy had a madone, bought a domane, sold the madone. What's the point he saud
    Trek Domane 4.5 (commute/distance), Specialized Roubaix (climber), Xootr Swift (winter/travel), Trek Soho (around town)

  3. #3
    Senior Member MegaTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix SL3, Lynskey Cooper CX
    Posts
    2,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Is a 2011 Honda any less relevant?

  4. #4
    Senior Member halfspeed's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    SE Minnesota
    My Bikes
    are better than yours.
    Posts
    10,447
    Mentioned
    21 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If it fits and you like the ride, it's relevant. Some people like 7800 better than 7900.
    Telemachus has, indeed, sneezed.

  5. #5
    Senior Member IthaDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    My Bikes
    Click on the #YOLO
    Posts
    4,627
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes.

    Duh.

    Shimano : Click :: Campy :: Snap :: SRAM : Bang

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    1,151
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    if it fits, its a great bike. And 7800 is better than 7900 but not better than 9000 so it should treat you well

  7. #7
    All-Around Newbie dennis_said's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Cerritos, CALIFORNIA (SOCAL)
    My Bikes
    2006 Felt F80
    Posts
    296
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by darb85 View Post
    if it fits, its a great bike. And 7800 is better than 7900 but not better than 9000 so it should treat you well
    Ah that's great to know, thanks for that assurance. Good chance for me to save some money and use the difference on some rims.
    http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/i...d24bc0b0ef.jpg
    That's right, go on--Freds COME AND GET IT!!!!!!

  8. #8
    Senior Member gc3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    DC
    My Bikes
    Now I Got Two
    Posts
    2,579
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Was it ever....relevant?

  9. #9
    Throw the stick!!!! LowCel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Charleston, WV
    My Bikes
    GMC Denali
    Posts
    17,586
    Mentioned
    12 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gc3 View Post
    Was it ever....relevant?
    Well, it's a Trek so.........
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

  10. #10
    Senior Member MegaTom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix SL3, Lynskey Cooper CX
    Posts
    2,013
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If it doesn't have at least ​10+ Trek decals, it's relevance drops significantly.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •