2013 Trek Madone 5.9 Di2
This 2013 Trek Madone 5.9 Di2 replaced my 2011 Madone, and currently serves as my main road bike. A slammed stem, Stages power meter and Zipp 404 Firecrest carbon clinchers are among the modifications I’ve made to the bike.
My 2013 Trek Madone 5.9 with full Ultegra Di2 electronic drivetrain and Zipp 404 Firecrest full carbon clincher “Beyond Black” wheels.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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 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.
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.
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 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!
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.
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).
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”.
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.
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.
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.
Integrated 3S chain keeper.