Trek Madone 6.9 Road Bike

4.41/5 (29 Reviews)
MSRP : $7700.00


Product Description

Lighter, faster, better. That was Trek's goal in creating their best-of-the-best Madone 6.9. Brutally efficient and ultra light, it features ingenious new technology for a superior ride, such as 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, it's built of Trek's team-spec OCLV Red carbon, while the fork is equally impressive. It's Bontrager's Race XXX Lite Carbon with E2 steerer, which is oversize at the base for excellent efficiency and control. A frame of this level deserves only the best and you get it with top-of-the-line Bontrager Race XXX Lite carbon wheels and Shimano's Tour-winning Dura-Ace components for the ultimate in shifting and braking, while the Bontrager stem, bars and seat add the finishing touches of class.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Neil Amling

Date Reviewed: January 27, 2015

Strengths:    Sprints, breakaways,is what this thing was made for. Never felt a more efficient relay of pedal power to the wheel. When I get up out of the seat, I feel like I was shot out of a cannon, so nimble and quiet, just a "woosh, woosh, woosh," as I go by other riders, they never hear me coming as I slingshot around them. Handling, 15% better than the Cannondale SuperSix I had before. If I can see the line in the curve I want to ride, the bike takes me there.

Weaknesses:    None found yet

Bottom Line:   
I'm 6'3", just under 200lbs, have a 60cm frame. With any carbon fiber frame of a bike this caliber, the smaller the frame, the stiffer the bike. Trek only tests the 56cm frame, because that's their biggest seller. Anything larger than 56 has a little more flex in the frame, smaller and they get stiffer. Anticipating a stiff ride, I did my build with Rolf (engineered and made in America by American hands, not some soulless 3rd world zombie factory that are contracted by 90% of the rim companies). Vigor rims with ceramic bearings. Oh, what a smooth ride this gives this bike. Had steel bearings the first week as a loaner until my wheels came, and what a difference in handling these rims made at high speeds. The small chatter from road vibration was gone, and best of all, NO WEIGHT LIMITS ON THESE RIMS. Matter of fact, the bigger you ore, the faster you'll go downhill. The rest of my build components are Dura-Ace, what a perfect match for this frame. Stops on a dime, have never missed a shift.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rose.johnp a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2013

Strengths:    Very light, very stiff, very responsive.

Weaknesses:    The retail price.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this frame brand new from a dude off craigslist and built it up with DA and Bontrager XXX wheels. I'm 5'10" 200lbs, and I ride this bike like I stole it. The bike feels great and is fun to ride. I'm probably too heavy for the wheels- I have to true them every couple months, but this review is on the bike- I really like the bike. The MSRP is shocking! $7,700... I paid less then $3,000 to build mine up. If you have the funds, go for it. If not, the lower priced 5 series are very comparable.

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Similar Products Used:   Madone 5.something

Bike Setup:   DA, Carbon stem, bars, seat, pedals. Bontrager XXX wheels.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by rose.johnp a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: December 1, 2013

Strengths:    Very light, very stiff, very responsive.

Weaknesses:    The retail price.

Bottom Line:   
I bought this frame brand new from a dude off craigslist and built it up with DA and Bontrager XXX wheels. I'm 5'10" 200lbs, and I ride this bike like I stole it. The bike feels great and is fun to ride. I'm probably too heavy for the wheels- I have to true them every couple months, but this review is on the bike- I really like the bike. The MSRP is shocking! $7,700... I paid less then $3,000 to build mine up. If you have the funds, go for it. If not, the lower priced 5 series are very comparable.

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Similar Products Used:   Madone 5.something

Bike Setup:   DA, Carbon stem, bars, seat, pedals. Bontrager XXX wheels.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by TFR

Date Reviewed: November 3, 2012

Strengths:    Handles great, very stiff and responsive

Weaknesses:    rear end too stiff vertically. my old sciatica returned. rechecked measurements and that, unfortunately, was not the problem.

Bottom Line:   
got this 2012 6 series as a warranty replacement of a 5.9 (loved the ride of that one). The 2012 6 series handles great, is light and very stiff. Too stiff for me. Rear end rides harsh- same as my super stiff aluminum back up bike. Took both bikes to a short circuit with some pavement cracks at a corner, and both handled the same.


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Andrew Hager a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 28, 2012

Strengths:    I have a 6 series and its the best Bike I have ever owned.

Weaknesses:    Don't buy it with the Std Trek Wheels, There crap.

Bottom Line:   
Buy the Bike and make sure your don't buy the Trek brand wheels.



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