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Trek Domane - gender differences?

Old 08-13-19, 10:28 AM
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Trek Domane - gender differences?

LBS has the women's Domane SL5 with rim brakes for $1k less than the men's model. It's a closeout model (2019), but still. The photos look almost identical. I could save a ton riding a womans' bike. Are there really gender differences for these road bikes?
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Check the geometry charts on Treks website. Take them for a test ride.

Men’s and Women’s sometimes come in different color schemes.
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If it fits.. buy it.

No one will know you're riding a women's model, just like they won't know if you're wearing panties
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
If it fits.. buy it.

No one will know you're riding a women's model, just like they won't know if you're wearing panties
This!
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Originally Posted by glennr View Post
if it fits.. Buy it.

No one will know you're riding a women's model, just like they won't know if you're wearing panties
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Here's the geometry for the 2019 Women's Domane -



Here's the geometry for the regular 2019 Domane -



Unless someone is seeing differences that are escaping me, the "Women's" model seems to be nothing more than a paint job option on frames 56cm and smaller. Oh, one thing that I didn't check - the saddle on the women's model is probably an Anja (Sp?), but I'd be swapping the saddle, regardless.
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Sometimes the shifters have a different throw or are in a different size, too. I would check that out. On bikes that spec different shifters, they are made for smaller hands on the women's bike.
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Just to give you some confidence on the bike choice, I've pretty familiar with the Trek line... I own a Emonda SLR. I've also rented on vacation a Emonda SL5 and a Domane SL5.

In my opinion the "SL5" is the sweet spot for price and performance. While the SLR version does handle a little better the SL is 85% there at less than 1/2 the price. The "5" has the new 105 and its a great groupset.

Trek's website has the 2019SL5 for $1999 which is a killer price.
https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...-sl-5/p/24223/
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The 2019 Madone came in a women's style with a light blue color that I preferred to any of the unisex/men's colors.
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Ya see a lot of guys riding pink bikes and wearing women’s colors in San Francisco
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Ya see a lot of guys riding pink bikes and wearing women’s colors in San Francisco
I wear pink... I also wear grey.

My lifelong friend, Sue had brain cancer (grey) and breast cancer (pink).
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For my first road bike I bought the women's version as I preferred the colour to the mens. Geometry was exactly the same, did have a women's saddle which got replaced straight away.
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If it fits.. buy it.

No one will know you're riding a women's model, just like they won't know if you're wearing panties
Except the entire internet, since it was announced right here.
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Except the entire internet, since it was announced right here.
Let me know when you see him.
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I wear pink... I also wear grey.

My lifelong friend, Sue had brain cancer (grey) and breast cancer (pink).
Incredibly meaningful.
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Incredibly meaningful.
Thanks, we have raised over $175,000 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centeri n the past 7 years.
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Thanks, we have raised over $175,000 for Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centeri n the past 7 years.
I wrote code for 9 years for a company whose reason for existing was breast cancer. One thing that experience taught me in a concrete way:

All of the research has reduced the mortality of many cancers. Including treatment, which is a "natural experiment" helping the medical community refine their knowledge of what works.

What you're doing is saving lives.

Sue couldn't have asked for a more important legacy.
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