Trek took the most compliant race road bike and made it even more comfortable. The original IsoSpeed coupler that was invented to cushion the blows of the cobblestones has been improved to provide up to 14% more compliance. Trek also took that technology to the front end of the bike for up to 10% more road shock absorption at the steer tube. Pair that with the new IsoCore handlebar, which has a layer of rubber molded into the carbon, for the smoothest feeling ride ever. All of this at no added weight.
We’ve been test riding this bike for a couple of weeks now and have nothing but good things to report. We literally look for bumps and cracks to ride over to check out the bike’s compliance. Steel road construction plates feel like mere road imperfections. You need to come check out this new Domane SLR for yourself. Take it for a quick test ride or rent it for the day so you can compare the ride quality on your already familiar roads.