Intitially when I ordered the bike, I was willing to switch frames with the owner of the lbs for his 2013 model with the black seat tube. The pictures on the trek website is absolutely disgusting in comparison to be honest and doesn't do the paint job and color any justice. Side by side the 2014 vs 2013 is a major difference, and I'm glad I didn't switch.Your selection of white components and accessories is excellent. I have the same frameset color, which I posted on another thread, but went with black items. They are fine, but I'm liking yours more.
As you said, the color looks better in person than your photos. And I think you'll agree it looks much better than the Trek website photos.
I look forward to seeing how Trek paints the Domane as the model matures, and what features they may add. I'm patiently waiting for the day I can store my saddle bag items in that massive downtube. Manufacturers will get there soon, and will simultaneously have to convince buyers that the added frameset weight for the toolbox is offset by lack of saddle bag or filled jersey pockets. But I digress.
what wheels did your bike come with? Aren't all bontrager wheels TLR compatible?I ordered 23 tubeless R3 tires and RXL wheels. But the bike's rougher road capabilities make me wish I'd have gone 25 tubeless RL wheels, for more durability and rough-road capability. I already put a tubed GP 4 Season 25 in back, which rides fine due to the forgiving seatpost/seattube. Will change to 25 tubeless in front when the original 23 tubeless wear out, which could be a while. I hope the RXL wheelset is durable. It's not that I abuse the bike or wheels, but I can see how it'll be used more often to go faster on roads that might have previously slowed me down.
yeah running in 25mm is much smoother, as I've tried it on my Litespeed.Got mine with Aura 5s. Now running Conti 4000s in 25mm. Unbelievably smooth. Much better than the r3s in 23 it came with.
The one thing I loved about the tcr was how stiff it was. I knew for every pedal stroke I was putting down the bike would just lunge ahead, fantastic.r1lee, I currently have a 2014 7 Series Madone and have been hearings the same about the new Domane'. They all say what a fabulous bike and seems to do everything well
I am going to be hitting the 60 mark soon and have been riding a race bike for years, but my aches and pain have me thinking about the new bike. How does power transfer feel and climbing. How does it compare with the TCR SL you use to have, because that would be a more apples to apples comparison to the Madone.