Now, now, now, let’s gather around, and let’s not be brash before we read something. The trek Domane is more than your run of the mill “my bike is better than your bike” slogan, or a bandwagon full of people looking for two words, carbon and disc….
Anyway, do you know the history of the Domane? …………….. well, maybe, how would I know. However, I have an idea of why the Domane (dough mon iy) is the Domane. It’s not because of CARBON AND DISC BRAKES, it’s because of, ready for it, Fabian Cancellara… yessssss…. that’s his name. Who is Fabian Cancellara?
Fabian Cancellara is a four time world time trial champion, tour de france dominator and an amazing spring classic tough man so many times i can’t even count. He beat riders from two eras. He’s swiss but looks italian. My great grandmother was itailian… anyway, Fabian signed with trek in like 2012, or 2013 and at this time I was just getting into cycling.
I had been riding freestyle bmx and mountain bikes and had owned my own shop, where I sold fuji bikes and more. Anyway, as I was watching the races and looking into bikes on the market and saw the domane. I thought it was a joke. I thought it would be like a catapult going down the road. In my area I sold against trek and eventually was the only place in town. I was happy with my life and thought all bikes were equal.
That’s not true. Not all bikes are equal. Fabian Cancellara seemingly can prove that with his ability to ride new bike technology at the highest level. In 2013 he took on a younger, hotter Peter Sagan in the Tour of Flanders, otherwise known as the Ronde Van Vlanderen.
Peter Sagan, a top rider, whew flew out to california prior and straight murked everyone was showing up as the clear favorite among everyone. The story lines about Cancellara heading into the event were about his age and such, billing him as the aging underdog. But when the race came to it’s final climb, there was one man who was preserved more than another. He had been riding a bike with iso speed decoupler. The decoupled seat tube dissipated blunt force trauma to his posterior and dramatically reduced the amount of shock waves that went into his body. The shock waves can effect organs, brains and all that stuff. But since Fabian had preservation he was able to be stronger and ride away from Sagan, which he put a lot of time into and it was a feat not often witnessed.
But anyway, that ride, that display, those circumstances are the Domane. The Bike is the Domane. The bike can do that for you. You can get a bike that preserves your body. And at three sixty bike shop in Zanesville Ohio we wanted not only to ride that bike, but have that bike available for our neighbors. Because the bigger picture isn’t about spec, it’s about the experience.
Since then the domane has only been made more and comes in different styles. It’s that great and it shouldn’t be going away. I don’t work at trek. Now, the domane has a decoupler fork, so there is less blunt force trauma to the hands. Smooth surfaces only get smoother and rough ones only get less.
The Domane is a road bike that comes in Mens and Womens versions that has nearly become the flagship model for the Trek Brand. The model line goes from $699 to $12,999 and has every kind of offering in between. Upgraded drives trains and components are made out of stronger materials allowing them to work better under pressure and stay adjusted properly much longer.
There’s a full range of Aluminium products as well as Carbon that ensure there’s a bike for everyone no matter their cycling prowess. If you’re looking at buying a bike for the first time, road bikes are the most efficient bikes on the market. By design, they are as light as can be and the typical 25-28 mm wide tires offer lower resistance. It is important to note that most bikes are starting to accept wider tires.
There has been a switch in braking styles on most models that allow wider tires, with disc brakes allowing the most clearance and direct mount brakes just a little behind. Having braking options can sound confusing but it simply depends on your riding style and desired ride quality. Disc brakes provide more power and are more consistent in wet and dirty conditions. Rim Brakes provide great power and are lighter and more aerodynamic.
The base model of the Domane is called the AL2 and is fully capable of touring the United States multiple times. As you go up the line the bikes get lighter and performance is gained. The aluminum versions have many configurations and specifications. Carbon starts at the SL5 and is of great value for the class it’s in.
Carbon fiber is not just carbon fiber and also the construction processes are not all the same. Trek has been making carbon for awhile and have invested in making sure they’re delivering a top quality product. The frames go through stringent testing to ensure industry leadership.
The claim to fame of the Domane series is called IsoSpeed. If you have been cycling for years or are just starting out IsoSpeed is something you’ll appreciate and be thankful to have. IsoSpeed detaches key tubes from each other, allowing the intended tube to flex so it can provide significant dampening without losing the great feel of a road bike.
By nature, cycling can be tough work out and an adventurous journey depending on the terrain of your choice and the amount of time you choose to spend in the saddle. The proprietary technology of IsoSpeed reduces rider fatigue, soreness and improves handling and comfort. IsoSpeed is located on the seat tube, the handle bars and the fork.
The bikes can be outfitted with a rack system, lighting, smart sensors and fenders. Racks give the ability to hold all kinds of different storage devices for all kinds of different purposes, such as long trip supplies, grocery store bags and baskets.
The Domane is one of the biggest reason’s as to why we started dealing with Trek in the first place, every customer who owns one has been thoroughly satisfied.