Trek Domane 5.2 C - 2013

Trek Domane 5.2 C
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Trek's Domane 5 Series was developed for Fabian Cancellara to crush the cobbles of Europe. Turns out the things he wanted—speed, efficiency and comfort with zero compromise in weight or performance—are things we all want. Hand made from Trek's 500 Series OCLV Carbon, it's light and stiff, and with genius ideas like their IsoZone tech, it's compliant too. Race-all-day geometry gives you the edge over the competition with confidence-inspiring handling while the specs keep you at the front of the peloton. An Ultegra drivetrain with compact crankset dishes out the silky shifting that Shimano is renowned for and Bontrager's Race wheels are wrapped with 25c tires for the perfect combination of speed, low rolling resistance and ride quality. What's more, Trek keeps the 5.2 firmly in the featherweight class with a carbon handlebar, seatmast and fork.

Trek's Domane is a game-changer. It's a high-performance race machine that's also comfortable enough for even your longest rides and roughest roads. Here are some highlights:
The Domane IsoSpeed fork.
The Domane Ride-Tuned No-Cut seatmast.
The Domane 3S chain-keeper.
The IsoSpeed fork's rake (offset) has been increased to optimize handling and lengthen the wheelbase for greater compliance over even harsh terrain. It's already been proven with wins in races over the toughest cobbles in Europe.
Trek's Ride-Tuned No-Cut seatmast eliminates seatpost clamping forces so it can be super-light and soak up road vibrations for ride-all-day comfort. It also offers up to 10cm of adjustment, so a perfect fit is guaranteed.
The 3S chain-keeper is integrated directly into the frame. It's an elegant solution that prevents the chain coming off on rough roads and under hard shifts. It lets you make any shift you want at any time without worrying.
The Domane internal cable routing.
The Domane E2 front end. The Domane IsoZone handlebars.
The Domane's internal cable routing offers precision shifting and positive braking in all conditions. It's also compatibile with modern drivetrains, aerodynamic, and it protects the cables reducing wear and tear and maintenance.
The E2 head tube tapers from 1 1/2 to 1-1/8 inch and is wider side to side than front to back. This minimizes weight, maximizes power transfer and improves cornering. Result: a more powerful and confident ride. Vibration is the enemy. So, the Domane's ergonomic IsoZone handlebars feature integrated cushioning pads that reduce vibration by 20%. This means a bar that feels custom bent for you and that maximizes your comfort too.

Trek's BB90.
Trek's Domane features a unique bottom bracket that's 90mm wide (traditional ones are 68mm wide). This wide bottom bracket lets Trek build the frame with larger tubes for increased power transfer. Plus, the BB90 is machined so that the bearings can be placed directly into the frame saving weight due to fewer parts, ensuring additional pedaling efficiency and simplifying maintenance and repair.

Tapered head tube and fork.For increased stiffness and improved steering precision, tapered head tubes (see image, on left) and forks pair an oversize lower steerer tube (usually 1 1/2 inch, see image, on right) with a standard diameter upper steerer tube (usually 1 1/8 inch). This combination sheds weight compared to straight 1 1/2-inch systems, and adds stability and stiffness when compared to straight 1 1/8-inch systems. The result is a bike that tracks better through corners while allowing for the use of standard stems.

Specs

Frame Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2, BB90
Fork Trek IsoSpeed carbon
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Race
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Bontrager R3, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano Ultegra
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano Ultegra STI
Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone
Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
Stem Bontrager Race X Lite
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
Brakes Shimano Ultegra
Saddle Bontrager Affinity 3
Seatpost Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap

Videos

IsoSpeed decoupler overview

Power Transfer construction

Domane technology

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (8)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Fast and smooth ride  (2)

Cons

  • Lacks frame stiffness 
  • Not made in the usa 

Best Uses

  • Road biking  (8)
  • Cardio work out 
  • Commuting/city 
  • Road cycling 

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4

Plush ride and Great descender

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from Sewickley, PA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Great Decending
  • Mediates Poor Roads
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Lacks Frame Stiffness

Best Uses

  • Road Biking

Comments:

I love the way the bike descends and the plush ride. I missed the lateral frame stiffness of my current carbon frame (very stiff AND comfortable, but less so downhill). I am a very nervous descender so this is an important feature for me personally. Its a trade off -less efficiency for a better descent. Domane will be my new bike because I need a better decender but I fear that the relative frame "squishyness" will be an irritation long term.

4

Great Bike

By 

from Texas

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Weight
  • Ride quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking
    • Road Cycling

    Comments:

    Have been riding a 08 Specialized Roubaix and decided to by a new Domane 5.2. Loved the color and looks. First ride was awesome and a lot smoother than my Roubaix. Wether has not cooperated but got in a 30 mile ride and unbelievable. A lot smother over the same rode than the Roubaix. Much quicker to get up to speed and maintain speed. Only have four road rides so far but very impressed.

    5

    First of many seasons done

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    from Shorewood, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Responsive
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      Long rides are much less tiring. The Iso shock absorber is no gimmick, it really works. Back and hands with no discomfort after 65 + miles. Buy this in a heartbeat if you are looking for a responsive climber that you can ride all day long.

      5

      Fantastic bike

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      from Des Moines, Iowa

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Stable
      • Lightweight
      • Fast and Smooth Ride
      • Effortless On The Hills

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cardio Work Out
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        Was riding a Madone 3.2. Herniated a disc in my back. Riding after that on the Madone was too hard on the back since the bumps were not absorbed well. Bought the Domane after riding at the store and comparing the ride side by side with a Madone. Very significantly softer ride ie. the bike absorbed the bumps not my back. However, performance and ability to ride fast not degraded at all. By the way, a recumbent bike was intolerable on the back after the herniated disc.

        5

        Road bike as comfy as an easy chair!

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        from Lewis Center, OH

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Comfortable
        • Stable
        • Well built quality
        • Fast and Smooth Ride

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          I have enjoyed riding a full carbon road bike for 15 years. A friend who is a Trek dealer suggested trying this bike with its sloping top tube and micro gearing. What a great ride! It felt as comfortable to me as an easy chair, yet responsive, stable and easy to control. I thought my old bike was lightweight, but climbing hills with this one was much easier and more enjoyable.

          5

          Unbelievable

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          from Del Rio, Tx

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Commuting/City
            • Road Biking

            Comments:

            This bike was definitely made for both smooth and rough roads. I was very impressed by the way it handled. I would recommend this bike to anyone.

            4

            Bike of my dreams!

            By 

            from Charlotte, North Carolina

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Durable
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              Love how light and responsive this bike is! The Viper Red and white make this bike stand out on the road and people turn their heads to look at it. Hills are easier to climb and this bike is very quick from the start!

              4

              Must have.

              By 

              from Cedar Lake Indiana

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

              • Versatile
              • Very Fast
              • Lightweight
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Not Made In The Usa

              Best Uses

              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              A fast hill climbing machine. Overall fit is very comfortable on long rides. If going to go racing this is a good start. The only downer is its not made in the USA.

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