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4.0

Plush ride and Great descender

By slowdownhill

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.

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5.0

Trek Domane is Very Nice

By Knox County Ohio Bicyclist

from Mount Vernon, Ohio

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight
  • Responsive On The Road
  • Fast
  • Fun To Ride
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Long Or Short Rides
    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I ride between 6000 and 7000 miles per year, so I am looking for comfort, durability, and speed. I also use Strava to track my rides, so I want to be fast on segments in my area. I went from a 2010 Trek 2.1 to this Trek Domane 5.2 and the word that comes to mind is WOW! This Domane is very nice and rides smoothly over these central Ohio roads that are rough from a harsh winter. I really like the Domane 5.2 and would recommend it to anyone - casual biker or avid cyclist like myself. You will not be dissatisfied if you purchase a Domane.

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    5.0

    First Ride on My Damone 5.2

    By Mike

    from Des Moines, ia

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Responsive
    • Quick
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Does Not Appear To Be Any

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    I just got back from my first ride outside on my Damone 5.2. I am very impressed. Last fall I got back into road bikes with a Trek 1.5. I thought it was nice and often said that as long as I did not ride a $3,000 bike I would be satisfied. Well I got a Madone to cure my winter blues and WOW. It is light, responds to my thoughts, quick, and the Ultegra components are beyond belief. Although I have only had the one outdoor ride, I have a couple hundred miles on it on my trainer, I can't wait to put many more miles on it. The ride is smooth yet crisp. The road surface seems smoother than last fall on my 1.5 yet the Damone leaps at the touch of the pedals. Now that I have ridden, and own, a $3,000 plus bike all I can say is that there is a difference, a very nice difference.

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    4.0

    Great Bike

    By Rick4tx

    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.

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      5.0

      love this bike

      By Obed

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Smooth
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Long Rides

      Comments:

      I just got into biking this last summer. Doctor ordered exercise and i hated my exercise machine. I got a moutain bike first but found I was mostly riding paved trails and roads. Went to a nice aluminum bike, but found it felt like a washboard on the rough streets in my neighborhood. I took the Domane for test ride and it felt great in the store parking lot. The real test came when i rode it over the rough streets at home. It was smooth, I could not believe it. The handling was awesome and the brakes were a huge improvement over what I had been riding... now the doctor is happy, I am down over 50 pounds, the blood pressure is down, the blood sugar is down and the clorestoral (sp) is where it should be... what used to be just plain hard work, is still work, but it is fun.

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      5.0

      First of many seasons done

      By RHA

      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.

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        5.0

        Fantastic bike

        By Doc Drummer

        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.

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          5.0

          Road bike as comfy as an easy chair!

          By Northside1

          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.

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            5.0

            Unbelievable

            By Fireballdlr

            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.

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              4.0

              Bike of my dreams!

              By Rick4036

              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!

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