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Trek launch the Madone SLR 6 Disc Speed with integrated aerobars

The aerobar system makes this new version of the Madone ideal for part-time triathletes and time trial enthusiasts, say Trek, and the aerobars also detach in less than 30 seconds to ride it as a regular road bike

Trek have just unveiled a new version of the Madone with integrated, removable aerobars.

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Trek's flagship aero road bike has been given a new stem faceplate that holds their new Speed Concept Mono Bar in place with just two bolts, meaning the aerobars can be quickly detached in as little as thirty seconds. The frame is exactly the same as their other Madone SLR models, made with Trek's lightest 700 Series OCLV Carbon and with the adjustable IsoSpeed system that allows the rider to micro-tune the frame's compliance. Flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes comes as standard, with no rim brake option on the Madone Speed.   

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Trek say the aerobars make this version of the Madone "ideal for part-time triathletes and anyone who trains and races on the same rig, especially in hilly regions with winding roads." 

Jordan Roessingh of Trek explains: "Madone Speed has all the award-winning speed and handling of Madone SLR—plus the added benefit of a lot more versatility. 

"You can train with a group without the bars, then throw them on for race day. It's the smartest option for most people doing triathlon or time trials today."

The Madone SLR 6 Disc Speed is available now from various Trek dealers, priced at £5,500 with Bontrager Aeolus Pro 5 carbon wheels and a Shimano Ultegra mechanical drivetrain. The stem faceplate will also be sold as an aftermarket product for current Madone SLR owners who want to add the Speed Concept Mono Bar extensions to their cockpit.  

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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