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First impressions of the Madone

I just came back from a 20 mile ride on the new Madone. Our guest rider was Armstrong and I had an opportunity to chat with him as we rode along. One of the perks about riding with Lance, a full police escort with them stopping traffic as we occupied the whole highway. I’ll post about that later.

The bike, as expected, rode nice. It’s a stable platform and handles nice. Admittedly we didn’t tear around any turns, or drop down the side of a mountain. We did do a little bit of climbing, and out of the saddle the bike jumps. I’m guessing that’s due to the 90mm bb.

Got to run…we’re going to the Trek factory for a tour.

5 Responses to “First impressions of the Madone”

  1. Anonymous June 1, 2007 at 11:44 am #

    90 mm bottom bracket? Is that the drop?!?!

  2. UFB June 1, 2007 at 12:30 pm #

    Neil

    I hope you asked Trek why they moved their carbon production to Giant for this bike.

  3. Anonymous June 1, 2007 at 4:18 pm #

    ******I hope you asked Trek why they moved their carbon production to Giant for this bike.******

    They didn’t, dumba$$. All OCLV carbon is manufactured in Waterloo, Wisconsin. Always has been.

  4. Chris June 1, 2007 at 6:28 pm #

    Nice lines.

    I am not a fan of the new style of seat posts that need cut. I assume by looking that this is sort of a cross between that and a traditional post?

  5. Anonymous June 1, 2007 at 8:15 pm #

    forget the bike, what happened to Lance? Looks like burritos & shiner bock

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