Trek Madone 6.9 Road Bike

4.39/5 (28 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: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.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Steve Langone a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: July 2, 2012

Strengths:    Performance, Styling, Customization options

Weaknesses:    Price

Bottom Line:   
This is a true racing machine! As a current Cat3 & Masters racer, I need every bit out of a bike as I can.
For years I've raced Wilier Triestina(Sestriere, Izoard) and Look(585, 595, 695SR) and until now thought the technology/set up couldn't get much better. The Trek Madone 6.9 SSL Project 1 changed all that. For years, I resisted the Armstrong affect and subsequent market saturation, but now understand the errors of my ways. As a non-climber, this bike is nimble, quick and almost effortless. Surprisingly, with the tighter geometry and shorter wheel base, I expected compliance to be an issue in the descents, but I could carry higher speeds without any worry. Sprinting is a pure delight! The H1 & H2 option is great for those with flexibility concerns.
Overall, this is it! A bike with great looks, performance and versatility.

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Bike Setup:   Trek Madone 6.9SSL, Stealth Black
Zipp 303, Full Carbon Clinchers
Sram Red



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2013 Madone 5.9 or 6.5

Hi guys, Wanted to get everyone's opinion on what you think of these two bikes. The 5.9 comes with the Ultegra di2. For the 6.5, I would be doing a Project One with Sram Force drivetrain. Where I live there is a lot of rolling hills and I plan to do long distance rides (50-100 miles). The 6.5 fram ... Read More »

Madone 6.9 SSL Acronym Meaning

Does anyone know what the SSL acronym means for the Trek Madone 6.9s? I have read different meanings from a variety of sources but nothing directly from Trek. So far I have found the following: Super Sexy Light Super Sleek Light Super Sleek Lines Sexy Sleek Light It must be a combinatio ... Read More »

54/56" Trek Madone 6.5 or 6.9 2011/2012 frameset

Anybody seen any randomly around for sale - shop or private? Considering getting one for a 'project' Cheers all!!Read More »

2013 Madone 5.9 or 6.5 - please help

I’m debating between the 2013 Madone 6.5 and the 5.9 and yes, I know the 6.5 is better…but how much? I don’t know. Is it worth the extra money? I’ve only ridden Specialized road bikes but I’m in the market for a new road bike and I rode my friend’s 5.9 (older model) and I really liked it, even more ... Read More »

Are they going to update the Madone 6.9 for 2103

Anyone know if they are going to update/change the Madone 6.9 for 2013? I am considering purchasing one- my hesitation is that I get it and they change the bike in a month. I already know about the Madone 7- I a guessing it is an addition to the line rather than a replacement.Read More »

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