Trek have unveiled their new Classics bike, the Domane.
Ridden to victory on its debut by Fabian Cancellara (Radioshack-Nissan-Trek) at Strade Bianche earlier this month, the Domane “specifically addresses the problems of increased rider fatigue, rear wheel traction, and power efficiency over long courses with rough pavement, gravel, and cobblestones,” according to Trek.
Spartacus himself has had a hand in the development of the Domane (Latin for “King’s Crown” we’re told) which features a technology Trek call IsoSpeed: a “decoupler” that separates the seat mast from the top tube, delivering twice the vertical compliance of competing machines, according to Trek.
Cancellara said: “When you work with Trek and the engineers it’s a combination that lets you examine every detail and the details that it takes to win the races that this bike is made for are bigger than any other.
“The end result of all that work is the Domane and after competing on this bike, winning on this bike, it’s going to be hard to get me on anything else.”
The Domane’s greater compliance leads to increased rear wheel traction on rough surfaces, say Trek, delivering greater acceleration instead of bouncing off cobbles.
Available now from Trek Retailers worldwide, and through Trek’s Project One custom programme, the Domane will be ridden in Sunday’s Tour of Flanders by Cancellara and his RNT teammates.
Check back soon for our detailed look at the Domane from the launch event in Flanders.