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Old 01-08-09, 07:09 PM
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Trek Madone?

I just bought this bike, and am trying to get an idea of what I just bought. Obviously I am fairly new to bikes. Got a screaming deal on it though I think ($850). Can you give me some help. All Ultegra components, cane creek headset, racelite wheels, and racelite x tires. I think it may be a 2006, because of the aero frame?
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Old 01-08-09, 07:15 PM
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yep, looks like a great deal to me. now ride the he** out of it!
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Nice ride!

Try bikepedia.com, it's a pretty good resource.
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Sounds like a good deal. What's that thingamajig hanging down from the top tube?
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Try trekbikes.com:

https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...chive/madone52
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oh I just looked again and since you're newb thought I'd point out a couple of things
1 - see how the seat bag is dangling loose? that's wrong. the strap should go around the bag and the seat rails, cinching the bag tightly up under the seat. it should not wiggle when you're riding. the bag, I mean.
2 - if that fork is all-carbon, then you might have too many spacers under your stem - e.g. it's higher than is safe for that fork. I'd have a Trek dealer look at it. This is a safety issue - have it checked out.
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Is it just me or are those 9 speed shifters?
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And a triple...
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Yep, newb here. Will work on the bag 9 gears in the back and a triple up front. I am thinking it may be a 2005 because of the 9 speed. I think the fork is carbon. There is 6.5cm between the frame and the start of the handlebar stem? Is that wrong or unsafe? Is a triple wrong or bad? My now old bike is a 96 trek 1400. I think this should be quite the upgrade?
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looks like a great bike
there's absolutely nothing wrong with it being a 9 speed or it being triple; ask the guys I raced in the spring last year

https://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/20...F04-Eki_Trek01

i don't know how many years they repeated the same paint job. i also don't know what year the UCI put the weight limit at 6.8kg..

i'd enjoy that bike
 
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You got a great deal. The group is not original, but that doesn't matter. 9-spd stuff is more 2001-era. The bike is probably a 2005 (and I've got the same frame).

Congrats, that bike won't hold you back a bit, all the way up to elite level road racing.
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Trek uses alloy steerer tubes, so spacer shouldn't be a problem. It seems some of the early Madones were 9-speed. Great bike, and a good value.

P.S. Fix the bag...
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Originally Posted by waterrockets
You got a great deal. The group is not original, but that doesn't matter. 9-spd stuff is more 2001-era. The bike is probably a 2005 (and I've got the same frame).

Congrats, that bike won't hold you back a bit, all the way up to elite level road racing.
+1

My point was just that it wasn't the same bike as was linked to.

The frame looks awesome though
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I can confirm that it's an early model 2005 Madone 5.2 (assuming it is indeed 9spd as ridethecliche points out) ... same bike as my trusty steed from the 9spd Ultegra brifters to the triple crank (now mine is a compact and DA with lots of fun WW bits). The 9spd Ultegra brifters would be the giveaway that it's an early '05 model, as later factory builds switched over to the then newly released 10spd Ultegra. Interestingly, the Ultegra RD and FD were 10spd units paired with 9spd Ultegra brifters. I think Trek was just eating up the last of their 9spd Ultegra brifters. Who knows.
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Originally Posted by Johnny Rad
I can confirm that it's an early model 2005 Madone 5.2 (assuming it is indeed 9spd as ridethecliche points out) ... same bike as my trusty steed from the 9spd Ultegra brifters to the triple crank (now mine is a compact and DA with lots of fun WW bits). The 9spd Ultegra brifters would be the giveaway that it's an early '05 model, as later factory builds switched over to the then newly released 10spd Ultegra. Interestingly, the Ultegra RD and FD were 10spd units paired with 9spd Ultegra brifters. I think Trek was just eating up the last of their 9spd Ultegra brifters. Who knows.
That's a pretty plausible theory. They probably just wanted to get rid of the last bits they had in stock, though it seems weird that they'd have left over shifters since I figure they'd buy things in groups. Though I suppose they do put ultegra RD's on groups with 105 shifters and so on and so forth.

Regardless, that's an incredible bike, you got a great deal, and you'll never outperform the frame. That doesn't mean you shouldn't try though, so start riding hard now!
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You will probably find some rides in Colorado where that triple comes in handy.
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That's a perfect bike, especially for what you paid
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Originally Posted by Johnny Rad
I can confirm that it's an early model 2005 Madone 5.2 (assuming it is indeed 9spd as ridethecliche points out) ... same bike as my trusty steed from the 9spd Ultegra brifters to the triple crank (now mine is a compact and DA with lots of fun WW bits). The 9spd Ultegra brifters would be the giveaway that it's an early '05 model, as later factory builds switched over to the then newly released 10spd Ultegra. Interestingly, the Ultegra RD and FD were 10spd units paired with 9spd Ultegra brifters. I think Trek was just eating up the last of their 9spd Ultegra brifters. Who knows.
Oh yeah, I forgot that 10-sd hit Ultegra a couple years after DA. For $850, you just about stole it. I got a really good deal on my 05 Madone 5.9, and it was $1600. Now, make sure you ride it like you stole it
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Originally Posted by waterrockets
You got a great deal. The group is not original, but that doesn't matter. 9-spd stuff is more 2001-era. The bike is probably a 2005 (and I've got the same frame).

Congrats, that bike won't hold you back a bit, all the way up to elite level road racing.
Great bike. I have the immediate predecessor, an '00 5200. Good enough to win the occasional prime and a podium or three.





The only thing my bike needs is a bigger engine.
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In 2005 the Madone 5.2 came with the older left over 9 speed Ultegra. Then they came out with the 5.2 SL Madone a few months later which had 10 speed Ultegra. Wheels are the same but with the SL frame you get OCLV110 where the one above has OCLV120.
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