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Trek MADONE 5.9 Frames

3/5 (1 Reviews)

Product Description

OCLV, Optimum Compaction Low Void, is the highest standard of carbon fibre, minimum weight, maximum strength.

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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:2
Submitted by angle_bracket a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 8, 2005

Strengths:    Looks cool and rides great.

Weaknesses:    This was the first generation Madone with funny shaped tubing. Perhaps the round tubes of the SL are better and more resiliant in a crash. The strength of the odd tube shape of the Madone is questionable.

For charging so much for a frame the Trek crash support could be better.

If you want to ride your roadbike then consider something cheaper that does not hurt so much to replace.

Bottom Line:   
This review is of the 2004 Trek Madon 5.9, silver frame.

This frame is great if you are no afraid of carbon cracks. My frame cracked in the downtube in a road crash. The water bottle holes and increasing tube diameter create a weak spot as this is where the frame cracked. The crack proceeds up to the water bottle hole and around the bottom of the tube. Trek does not warranty such a crack as it was "imposed by a crash". The best Trek offers is a minimal crash replacement.

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Favorite Ride:   Shootout

Purchased At:   FWB

Similar Products Used:   Trek 5500, alas this one was stolen.

Bike Setup:   Pretty much stock.

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