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Any links to the Madone 3 series that apparently will be under $2K.
 

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3 Series Madone

The bike will be the 3 Series TCT Carbon, much like the carbon found on the 4 and 5 Series, but a little heavier. The fork is Speedtrap compatible (sensor mounts in the fork for speed/distance). This means the frame is not Duotrap compatible like the 4-6 Series bikes.

Other specs:
Shimano 105 Shifters, Derailleurs and Cassette.
SRAM Apex Compact Crank
Bontrager Approved alloy rims and alloy hubs

Looks to be a bike to get someone on a carbon frame with decent components and a very entry level wheelset, but that can be upgraded when the $$ is there.
 

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Except for the wheels, nothing to complain about with that build. Thanks for the update.
 

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It's on the Trek site now. It's $1979.99, which is only $120 less than the 4.5....certainly a much better idea to go with the 4.5 and get the better frame and better components.

The 5.1 with Rival is up on the site now, too. That one looks pretty nice.
 

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I think the 5.1 looks nice, too--but it is a little pricey. Scott CR1 Elite is $500 less with nicer wheels. The 3.1 isn't bad, and most Trek dealers should sell it for $1799--or the 4.5 for $1999.
 

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frameset ?

does anyone know if trek will sell the 3 series frameset with out parts? im looking to get a trek carbon frame to race in Cat 5 and i know that i might crash due to the nature of the sport and dont want to hurt my current madone.

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Are you planning on moving the parts back after every race to train? Trek doesn't really do framesets... and certainly not at that level.
 

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karlmichael said:
does anyone know if trek will sell the 3 series frameset with out parts? im looking to get a trek carbon frame to race in Cat 5 and i know that i might crash due to the nature of the sport and dont want to hurt my current madone.

karl
It doesn't look like the 3-series will be available as a f/s.
The 5-series, 6-series, 6-series SSL, and Speed Concept are all now available to order as a f/s though. F/S were just added to P1 as an option. :)
 

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MarvinK said:
Are you planning on moving the parts back after every race to train? Trek doesn't really do framesets... and certainly not at that level.
im buying the 7950 kit soon so ill have an extra 6600 laying around and extra wheelset too. :)

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The Madone 3 series is all about branding. Putting the "Madone" name on a bike will sell bikes. It's for people who would have bought a Pilot 5.0 a few years ago. With Specialized selling the base Tarmacs and Roubaix, both of which have pro tour name recognition, for around $2000, and Cannondale selling the Carbon six around $2k also, Trek has to do something in that price range. Would most people rather buy a bike called a Tarmac or a Pilot.... Create a lower modulus carbon frame and call it a Madone, then the choice becomes harder.
 

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karlmichael said:
does anyone know if trek will sell the 3 series frameset with out parts? im looking to get a trek carbon frame to race in Cat 5 and i know that i might crash due to the nature of the sport and dont want to hurt my current madone.

karl
im selling my 4.5 2010 frame if intr text me or call me 2012821599
 
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