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2013 Trek Madone photo album and features detail.

Thursday, August 22, 2013 by  
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August
22
2013

As promised, here are a bunch of photographs of my new 2013 Trek Madone 5.9. I’ve also included descriptions of many of the features and components in the photo captions. At the end of today’s blog you’ll find a detailed list of the specifications, parts and components.

If you have any questions feel free to ask away and I’ll try to help. Also, if you have any questions about Di2, be on the lookout for my upcoming article. In that article I’ll go into great depth about Di2, and why I love it.

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All photographs are Copyright © 2013 John Stone Fitness LLC.

 

My 2013 Trek Madone 5.9 with full Ultegra Di2 electronic drivetrain and  Zipp 404 Firecrest full carbon clincher "Beyond Black" wheels.

My 2013 Trek Madone 5.9 with full Ultegra Di2 electronic drivetrain and Zipp 404 Firecrest full carbon clincher “Beyond Black” wheels.

 

The frame is constructed from Trek's 500 Series OCLV (Optimum Compaction, Low Void) carbon fiber. The 2013 Madone frame feels noticeably more smooth over bumps than my 2011 Madone, yet feels stiff and flex-free when I'm laying into the pedals.

The frame is constructed from Trek’s 500 Series OCLV (Optimum Compaction, Low Void) carbon fiber. The 2013 Madone frame feels noticeably more smooth over bumps than my 2011 Madone, yet feels stiff and flex-free when I’m laying into the pedals.

 

I really dig Trek's Trek's flat black and white paint scheme on the 2013 Madone 5.9.  Internal cable routing keeps things looking very clean.

I really dig Trek’s flat black and white paint scheme on the 2013 Madone 5.9. Internal cable routing keeps things looking very clean.

 

2013 Trek Madone 5.9 top tube.  My frame size is 58cm.

2013 Trek Madone 5.9 top tube. My frame size is 58cm.

 

The Madone's full carbon frame was completely redesigned for 2013, and features Kammtail Virtual Foil (KVF) tube design. KVF uses less material than a conventional airfoil, so it reduces weight as it improves aerodynamics.

The Madone’s full carbon frame was completely redesigned for 2013, and features Kammtail Virtual Foil (KVF) tube design. KVF uses less material than a conventional airfoil, so it reduces weight as it improves aerodynamics.

 

Front of the 2013 Madone 5.9:  KVF full carbon fork, E2 asymmetric steerer, tapered E2 head tube and integrated brakes. Carbon dropouts, carbon steerer tube.

Front of the 2013 Madone 5.9: KVF full carbon fork, E2 asymmetric steerer, tapered E2 head tube and integrated brakes. Carbon dropouts, carbon steerer tube.

 

Bontrager Speed Limit integrated front brakes and Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo Brake Pads (required for full carbon wheels)

Bontrager Speed Limit integrated front brakes and Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo Brake Pads (required for full carbon wheels).

 

Shimano Ultegra crankset (50/34).

Shimano Ultegra crankset (50/34).

 

Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic front derailleur and Di2 CPU. The front derailleur shifts perfectly with a light button press no matter how hard you're mashing. Also, the electronics automatically trim the front derailleur so there is never any cross-chaining!

Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic front derailleur and Di2 CPU. The front derailleur shifts perfectly with a light button press no matter how hard you’re mashing. Also, the electronics automatically trim the front derailleur so there is never any cross-chaining!

 

Shimano Di2 electronic rear derailleur. Shifting is the same each and every time, even under load. No cables to stretch or replace, no cable housings to get gummed up. Just consistent, perfect shifting every single time. I love Di2!

Shimano Di2 electronic rear derailleur. Shifting is the same each and every time, even under load. No cables to stretch or replace, no cable housings to get gummed up. Just consistent, perfect shifting every single time. I love Di2!

 

The rechargeable Di2 battery (each charge is good for around 1,000 kilometers) is hidden away under the BB90 bottom bracket. A full charge only takes 1.5 hours, and there is no memory effect. The Di2 system is water-proof.

The rechargeable Di2 battery (each charge is good for around 1,000 kilometers) is hidden away under the BB90 bottom bracket. A full charge only takes 1.5 hours, and there is no memory effect. The Di2 system is water-proof.

 

This is the Di2 "Junction A" box. This tiny little device is visible while riding, and can be used to quickly check the battery level (just hold a shift for more than 0.5 seconds). It is also used to micro-adjust the rear derailleur and take the system out of "Protect mode". I'll get into all of this and more in my upcoming Di2 article.

This is the Di2 “Junction A” box. This tiny little device is visible while riding, and can be used to quickly check the battery level (just hold a shift for more than 0.5 seconds). It is also used to micro-adjust the rear derailleur and take the system out of “Protect mode”. I’ll get into all of this and more in my upcoming Di2 article.

 

I replaced the stock Bontrager wheelset and tires with Continental Grand Prix 4000 S tires (700x23) mounted on Zipp 404 Firecrest full carbon clincher "Beyond Black" wheels (58mm).

I replaced the stock Bontrager wheelset and tires with Continental Grand Prix 4000 S tires (700×23) mounted on Zipp 404 Firecrest full carbon clincher “Beyond Black” wheels (58mm).

 

Firecrest!

Firecrest!

 

Zipp 404 Firecrest 188 rear hub in "Beyond Black". Also shown is the Shimano Ultegra 11-28 cassette.

Zipp 404 Firecrest 188 rear hub in “Beyond Black”. Also shown is the Shimano Ultegra 11-28 cassette.

 

Zipp 404 Firecrest 88 front hub in "Beyond Black".

Zipp 404 Firecrest 88 front hub in “Beyond Black”.

 

Shimano Ultegra STI Di2 shifters and brake levers. Bontrager Race Lite Aero bars with Black Bontrager Gel Cork tape.

Shimano Ultegra STI Di2 shifters and brake levers. Bontrager Race Lite Aero bars with Black Bontrager Gel Cork tape.

 

Garmin Edge 500 Premium Red Edition mounted the K-Edge Garmin computer mount. Bontrager Race X Lite -7°/100mm stem.

Garmin Edge 500 Premium Red Edition mounted the K-Edge Garmin computer mount. Bontrager Race X Lite -7°/100mm stem.

 

This photo is interesting for what's NOT in it: the rear brake has been relocated from the seatstay to underneath the bike.

This photo is interesting for what’s NOT in it: the rear brake has been relocated from the seatstay to underneath the bike.

 

I removed the rear wheel for this shot. As you can see, the back brake is mounted under the bike instead of on the seatstay, taking advantage of the frame's chainstay and bottom bracket strength. This also allows for reduced weight (the seatstay no longer needs reinforcement for the brake), a cleaner look and better aerodynamics.

I removed the rear wheel for this shot. As you can see, the back brake is mounted under the bike instead of on the seatstay, taking advantage of the frame’s chainstay and bottom bracket strength. This also allows for reduced weight (the seatstay no longer needs reinforcement for the brake), a cleaner look and better aerodynamics.

 

Trek's DuoTrap seamlessly integrates the computer sensor into the frame to measure speed, distance, and cadence with no added aerodynamic drag. Looks nice and clean, no zip ties.

Trek’s DuoTrap seamlessly integrates the computer sensor into the frame to measure speed, distance, and cadence with no added aerodynamic drag. Looks nice and clean, no zip ties.

 

I replaced the stock Bontrager saddle with this Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow saddle.

I replaced the stock Bontrager saddle with this Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow saddle.

 

Integrated 3S chain keeper

Integrated 3S chain keeper.

 

Full specs for my 2013Trek Madone 5.9 in Matte Trek White/Trek Black

FRAMESET

  • Frame: 500 Series OCLV Carbon, KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) tube shape, E2, BB90, internal cable routing, DuoTrap compatible, Ride Tuned seatmast
  • Fork: Madone KVF full carbon, E2, carbon dropouts
  • Size: 58cm
  • Frame fit: H2

WHEELS

DRIVETRAIN

  • Shifters: Shimano Ultegra STI Di2, 10 speed
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2, braze-on
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra Di2
  • Crank: Shimano Ultegra, 50/34 (compact)
  • Cassette: Shimano Ultegra 11-28, 10 speed

COMPONENTS

  • Saddle: Selle Italia Max Flite Gel Flow
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Ride Tuned Carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset
  • Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite Aero, alloy, VR-CF, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, 100mm
  • Headset: Integrated, cartridge bearings, sealed, alloy, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
  • Brakeset: Bontrager Speed Limit integrated brakes w/Shimano Ultegra STI Di2 levers
  • Pedals: Shimano Ultegra PD-6800 SPD-SL

ACCESSORIES

John Stone Fitness Comments

18 Responses to “2013 Trek Madone photo album and features detail.”
  1. Very Nice. Are you still going to use in on your trainer?
    Where is the photo of both your bikes?
    What happens to the data from the DuoTrap?
    When you go over the Di2, can you show us what the shift buttons look like.

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    • Yes, until I purchase a bike exclusively for trainer rides I will use this bike on the fluid trainer.

      The group photo will be coming. I have been focused on getting the Madone article and the photos done, it was a lot of work!

      The data from the DuoTrap is sent wirelessly to my Garmin Edge 500.

      Yes, my aim with Di2 article is to show the entire system in great detail. There will be photos and videos. Also, if you look at the Shimano Ultegra STI Di2 shifters photo above, the shifters are shown there.

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      • I haven’t ridden a rode bike since the big lever shifters so I still can’t find the shifters in your pic. My 20 year old mountain bike has grip shift. Things have certainly come a long way. The rear brake placement is pretty neat but it makes me wonder if it was never there before for a reason.

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        • The textured button is for downshifting (easier gear), and the curved button just behind it (to the right in the above photo) is for upshifting. Unlike traditional road bike shifters that move inboard, the Di2 shifters are just buttons that are tapped to make the shift.

          Having the rear brake under the bike makes it a little more difficult to get to for maintenance, but it’s not a big deal if you have a bike stand. Some worry that dirt and mud could hamper brake performance, but if you think about the direction the wheel is spinning that’s also not much of an issue.

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  2. I know I’m focusing on the wrong thing here, but SUPERB PHOTOS! THEY LOOK GREAT! It is obvious you took time to get them done right and it shows.

    The bike is f’n sweet too 🙂

    I’m so happy for you that you got a good resolution on this.

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    • Thank you very much, and I appreciate the comment about the photos. It definitely took a lot of shoots (and re-shoots) to get things to the point where I was pretty happy. I still am not wild about the wide photo, but I had to get this thing posted! 🙂

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      • If the wide photo is the first one, I think it looks amazing. I keep going back to it because it is so unbelievable. They are really nice photos. Trek may be calling you for their next catalog.

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