Trek Madone 4.7 Road Bike

4.33/5 (21 Reviews)
MSRP : $2800.00

Product Description

  • Frame: TCT Carbon
  • Fork: Bontrager Race Lite
  • Wheels: Bontrager Race
  • Crank: Shimano Ultegra 50/34 or 52/39/30

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mrfroad

Date Reviewed: November 8, 2013

Strengths:    Geometry, color scheme, responsiveness, overall ride.

Weaknesses:    The seat sucks

Bottom Line:   
The 2010 madone 4.7 is the best bike I have ever owned. I was skeptical about shelling out that kind of money for a mere bike but once I took it on its maiden voyage, the penny-pinching me went out the window. The ride was unbelievably smooth, even for a bike with no suspension. It shifts perfectly and climbs very well. it seems to have been built for long, lazy rides but with the ability to dish out spurts of speed on straightaways. As mentioned above, the stock seat is crap, even after over 500 miles put on it. I had to replace it with a Specialized Toupe saddle. That was the only replacement I needed, although some better wheels would be nice but I wasnt about to shell out $800 to lose 200g on the wheels. Seeing that that is about half the price I paid for the bike itself. If you want a good road bike for a reasonable price, look no further than the Madone 4.7. My bike weighs in at about 19lbs fully loaded for a 54cm. If you want a lighter bike and are willing to shell out the dough, get a 6.9ssl, but it will cost you around 3 or 4 times as much

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David B

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2012

Strengths:    Lightweight - this bike wants to go! Shifting is smooth and accurate.

Weaknesses:    Saddle - even after 100 miles of riding, the saddle was still uncomfortable, I had to replace it.
Handlebars - I miss the flat spot on the drops, and they seem to end a half-inch too soon.

Bottom Line:   
This summer I upgraded from a 2006 Trek 1200 SL Aluminum to a 2010 Madone 4.7, and I'm loving this bike. That said, I just couldn't get use to the saddle and had to replace it. Also, the handlebars on my 1200 were better than the ones on the Madone - they had an anatomical flat spot on the drops that was great for gripping. The Madone drops seem to quit too soon, I'd have liked another half-inch or so, I just feel it's too short. The duotrap compatibility is great. Overall, high marks for this bike.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Joe Joyce

Date Reviewed: July 3, 2012

Strengths:    Nimble and responsive.

Weaknesses:    Seat and tires.

Bottom Line:   
The seat is not the most comfortable. Amazingly, I have had about 5 flats in the last 2 months of riding. Today (7/3/12) I got a flat on my front tire and there were 2 punctures in the tire. Don't know if anyone else has had this problem, but it seems weird. My other bike (old Schwinn with Contential tires) NEVER got a flat. I will swap out the Bontrager tires for something better.

Has anyone had this problems?

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jmt8345 a Triathlete

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2012

Strengths:    Great do it all bike. Stiff, light, comfortable. Rival is outstanding.

Weaknesses:    Stock saddle is not so hot.

Bottom Line:   
Revew is for 2012 4.6 which is a Madone with Rival. What an excellently balanced, all around bike. The stock wheels are just OK, I swaped them out for Zipp 101s. Best road bike I believe I have ever owned. You want smooth, it is smooth, you want to climb, all of the sudden it just goes, you want to sprint, it just does it. Corners like it is on rails. At first blush, I was not keen on the color scheme because it looked like a skunk to me, but with some gloss black specialized rib cages and a white Arione, it looks awesome.

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Favorite Ride:   Horribly Hilly Hundreds

Price Paid:    $2700.00

Purchased At:   Trek Shererville IN

Similar Products Used:   Orca with Ksyriums.

Bike Setup:   2012 Madone 4.6 with Fizik Arione and Zipp 101s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by philipaparker a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 13, 2011

Strengths:    Handling, looks and comfort.

Weaknesses:    Seat

Bottom Line:   
I have a 2010 Trek Madone with Sram Rival. I have been using Shimano and the Sram was really easy to get used to. Shifts as well as the Shimano. Overall the bike is really fun to ride and go fast on. At first I thought it was a little too responsive but now I have gained confidence handling it and have hit 40 mph on desents. Easy to cruise at race speed 20 mph. Climbs very well, good power tranfer. My bike is blue and white with Sram Rival compact components. As I said didnt take much getting use to and shifts well. Replaced the tires (too many flats) and seat (personal preferance).

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Favorite Ride:   Golden Gate to Nacasio

Price Paid:    $2100.00

Purchased At:   Lombardi Sports

Similar Products Used:   Bianchi C2C,

Bike Setup:   Trek 4.7 frame, Bontrager Race Lite wheels, Vredestein Fortezza SE Road Tire, Fizik Aliante saddle, Ultegra Pedals.

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2013 Madone 4.7 or 2012 Supersix 3

Hi! I want to upgrade my Cannondale CAAD 8 (Sora) that I've had for the past year. I've been looking at the Madone 4.7 for a while but found out today that a LBS is giving a very good price on the 2012 Cannondale SuperSix 3. They are both full Ultegra, with the Supersix having a FSA SL-K cra ... Read More »

Madone 4.7 SS - What to do with a spare frame!!

The boys at CYCO - great shop - finished it this week and I've just had the first ride. Now I have the 6.2 with 105 gears for Sunday mornings and this one to ride to the pub & work. [ATTACH=CONFIG]279845[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]279846[/ATTACH] It has: Vision bars with a Soma brake lever & ... Read More »

Trek Madone 4.7

New to the forum, but looking for a little buying help! Local bike shop has a womens Trek Madone 4.7 at a great deal for just short of 1200$ out the door. I've determined that a 56 is the ideal size for me, and this is a 56 and felt great on the short ride I took it for. Are there any concerns with ... Read More »

2013 Madone 4.7 vs 5.2

I'm a bigger guy 6'3" 210 and I'm a little worried about the ISP in the 5.2. I may be just paranoid. Is there a big difference in the carbon? I mostly ride mtb, but started riding more and more road to train. I'm due for a road upgrade and can't decide between the 2 bikes. Hopefully you all can giv ... Read More »

Tires on Trek Madone 4.7

In the past 3 months of riding my new Madone 4.7, I have had about 6 flat tires (both back and front), so I am wondering about the quality of the Bontrager tires that came with the bike. I rode my 30 year old Schwinn on the same roads (using Contential tires) nad NEVER flatted once! Has anyone e ... Read More »

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