Trek’s road bike line-up offers everything from the super-fast to the ultra-light to the comfortable endurance machine. At the core of the range are Madone, the one that’s built for speed; Domane, which offers a smoother ride; and Émonda, the lightweight model that’s perfect for ascents. In this blog, we’ll compare these three exceptional bikes so you can decide which one is right for you.

Trek Domane

TheTrek Domane is designed for endurance riders who are looking for a comfortable and stable ride, without sacrificing speed. This was the bike that won the women’s Paris-Roubaix in 2022 when the latest iteration was released so you know it’s built to gobble up the cobbles. Domane features Trek’s innovative IsoSpeed decoupler technology, which isolates the seat tube from the rest of the frame, providing a smoother ride, soaking up the bumps and reducing fatigue. It also has wider tyre clearance and a longer wheelbase, which adds to the overall stability of the bike. The Domane is an excellent choice for riders who enjoy long-distance rides or those who want a comfortable bike for daily commuting. The range is available with carbon and aluminium frames and there’s also the Domane+ e-bike range if you’d like that extra assist of an e-bike.

Prices range from £850 for the Domane AL 2 to £13,400 for the Domane SLR 9 AXS Gen 4.

Trek Émonda

The Trek Émonda is a lightweight and responsive bike designed for riders who are looking for speed, performance and outstanding climbing ability. The Émonda ALR is Trek’s lightest aluminium bike but if you’re really looking for weight savings, we recommend the SL and SLR, with the 500 Series OCLV Carbon and 800 Series OCLV Carbon frames, respectively. The latter is crazy light, at less than 700 grams! Émonda also has a more aggressive geometry, which puts the rider in a more aerodynamic position, and the frame itself benefits from aero styling, which all helps to minimise drag. The Émonda is a great choice for riders who want a fast and responsive bike with balanced ride quality and superior handling for racing or for climbing steep hills.

Prices range from £1,750 for the Émonda ALR 4 to £12,950 for the Émonda SLR 9 AXS.

Trek Madone

The Madone is Trek’s top-of-the-line aero bike designed for serious racers and riders who want the ultimate speed and performance. The new Madone made some serious waves in the industry when it was unveiled, featuring Trek’s Kammtail Virtual Foil tube design, which reduces drag and increases speed. The feature grabbing most of the headlines, however, was the IsoFlow seat tube design which essentially has a hole where most bikes have the tube, offering weight savings, aero benefits and similar ride-smoothing benefits as IsoSpeed. Madone has a more aggressive geometry than the Domane and is our pick for riders who prioritise pure speed and performance.

Prices range from £4,800 for the Madone SL 6 to £12,950 for the Madone SLR 9 AXS Gen 7.

All three bikes have their own strengths, and the choice ultimately depends on the type of riding you want to do. If you’re an endurance rider looking for a comfortable and stable bike, the Trek Domane is the one for you. If you want a lightweight and responsive bike for racing or climbing, the Trek Emonda is a great option. And if you’re a serious racer or someone who wants the ultimate speed and performance, we highly recommend Trek Madone.

If you’re looking for a new road bike and need advice on which is best for you, visit us in store and speak to our expert team who’ll talk you through the benefits of each bike and the various specs on offer. Remember, we make buying a bike more affordable by offering 0% finance through Klarna, part exchange and access to a number of cycle to work schemes. Read more in this blog:…


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