Trek Madone 6.5 Road Bike

5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $5830.00

Product Description

rek's Madone 6.5 is an extraordinarily high-tech machine boasting almost endless innovation. Trek's top-of-the-line OCLV Red carbon ensures a feathery weight and podium-topping acceleration and climbing. Plus, there's a 90mm-wide bottom bracket for maximum efficiency, sealed headset and bottom bracket bearings that simply press into the frame saving weight and reducing maintenance, and a seat mast that saves even more weight, while also boosting compliance for supreme comfort. And, up front, there's Bontrager's stellar Race XXX Lite Carbon fork. Naturally, this sweet ride is equipped with the finest in cycling, too, including Bontrager's Race X Lite wheels and Shimano's Tour-winning Dura-Ace components. Features and Information

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by rboseley99 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2010

Strengths:    I've said it all

Weaknesses:    Price -but in line with others

Bottom Line:   
I already had the Aeolus wheels, so I actually have a 6.9 This bike is just amazing in every respect. My former favorite bike was the Trek 5500. This one is about 60% better than that one. It is that good.

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Similar Products Used:   Trek 5500 - Trek 5.2

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mike getoff a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2009

Strengths:    Light. fast, agile, great up amd down hills

Weaknesses:    $$$$$$$

Bottom Line:   
2010 6.5 Madone. Unbelievable Just can't say enough great on hill climbs great on sprints great on centuries. I think I'm in love

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Favorite Ride:   snake mountain, NC

Price Paid:    $5000.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Center Pt Ch

Bike Setup:   6.5 frame ultegra, all else xxx ultra light

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Woody D. a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 21, 2009

Strengths:    UBERLIGHT & SMOOOOOTH! Acceleration is possible at any speed. Friends are complaining about not being able to keep up when I put on the gas. I have to work on sprints because I literally was pulling the bike off the ground. I was looking for a SRAM bike in the beginning, but Dura-ace is fantastic.

Weaknesses:    I a reasonably fit, but I wanted a compact crank because I am 50 and run about 200lbs. When on the flats there is a distinct jump going between front chainrings. In my old Ultegra I would need to do a one gear adjustment to be in a like ratio. On the compact I have to do three. It can be a problem when driving into the wind at speed....sort of like hitting the brakes. Trek recommended I have the stock cassette and a flat ride cassette.

Bottom Line:   
2009 Madone 6.5. I bought it during the end of the year sale. I was looking at a Madone 5.5, but the deal on the 6.5 was just too good to pass up. Everything is top notch on the bike and Larry at Trek La Mesa's fitting is amazing. I call him Mr. Millimeter.

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Price Paid:    $3999.00

Purchased At:   Trek La Mesa

Bike Setup:   Trek Red Carbon, Dura-ace, Bontrager RaceXlite wheels.

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

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2009

Strengths:    Stiff frame, but very nice ride. Very light - 15.9 lbs complete for a 56 frame, with pedals , water bottle cages and computer mounts.

This bike forces you to ride better, it is like a race car - it wants to be ridden fast.

Weaknesses:    The stability of this bike is causing me to go quicker downhill than I would like - yes not a big complaint - but the design of this frame is such that downhill speed is very very deceptively fast.

Bottom Line:   
2009 Trek Madone 6.5. This is a superb bike. I have ridden a Trek 2002 model 5500 for 7 years. This new Madone is a totally different bike. It is much stiffer, lighter, and more stable, but yet the ride is smoother. Due to the stability of the front end, no doubt due to the new head set design, I find my self going faster downhill than before. I was a pretty good judge of speed with my 5500, but now find myself going quicker on the Madone with the same level of energy output.

I was concerned about the compact crank, as I live in a very hilly area. However, I have been pleasantly surprised and it is not an issue at all. I am convinced the lower weight and stiffness of the frame make up for the longer low gear. By my calculations, my low gear is now one gear longer than what I had before with a triple crank setup.

There is a noticable difference in accleration with this frame compared to older designs. It is much quicker for equivalent effort.

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Favorite Ride:   SF to Tiburon

Price Paid:    $4500.00

Purchased At:   Chain Reaction

Similar Products Used:   Trek 2002 5500

Bike Setup:   56cm, Dura Ace 7900 compact crank 50/34 front and 11-28 rear. Bontrager xxx lite carbon fork, x lite carbon bars, xxx lite carbon stem. Bontrager x Lite aluminum wheels with Vittoria CS tires.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by knl66 a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 6, 2009

Strengths:    light
comfortable for centuries or spirited group rides

Weaknesses:    Decals are a bit blah and would be nice if they were this a weakness? Depends on the beholder I guess...

Bottom Line:   
Its a '08 6.5 performance model with upgraded crank- to SRAM Red. Bought this from the mechanic at my LBS. Used for 1.5k by him then he upgraded to a gain! Thanks Dukie"

Amazingly light, stiff and responsive. Smooth, yet not "dead" feeling.
I'm 207 lbs and have never been a climber, this bike enables me to keep with the pack and not get dropped as much. My wife says I'm obsessed since buying this ride, I'm out every available time I can. This bike is more than I deserve but forces me to ride more and push myself harder than I've ever done in the past. I'm in the best shape of the last 10 years thanks to the desire this bike gives me.

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Favorite Ride:   Letchworth park loop, anywhere in western NY

Price Paid:    $3500.00

Purchased At:   Swain Sports Geneseo

Similar Products Used:   1984 Trek 660 with 600EX
2002 Leader 715 with DA
2003 Surly Pacer with DA/Ultegra mix
2002 Surly Cross Check with 105/LX mix

Bike Setup:   Stock with exchanged crank to SRAM Red, Bonty RL 146 saddle, Ultegra pedals, spare wheels- Mavic CXP 21 with 10spd cassette and 700x28 Bonty Select tires

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