Trek Domane SLR review

Slider down the side of seat tube lets you alter the ride quality

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Test bikes come and go here at Cycling Weekly, but the Trek Domane SLR was a bike that I kept coming back to throughout the summer between testing other models, long after I’d formed a definitive opinion on it and had finished making my notes. The ability to change the bike’s ride characteristics using a little slider on the side of the seat tube might sound gimmicky, but you can’t argue with performance. This is a bike with a rear end that can be compliant to smooth out rough roads, or stiff for efficient power transfer when riding in the saddle. This is complemented by technology at the front of the bike that while non-adjustable still manages to smooth out vibrations without detracting too much from a design geared towards racing. If you’re after a bike that will put you at the front of races and keep you comfortable on six, seven, eight-hour rides, then the Trek Domane SLR is hard to beat

Reasons to buy
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    Incredibly versatile

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    Comfortable on long rides

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    Great power transfer

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    Excellent wheels

Reasons to avoid
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    Tyres cut easily

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    No adjustability on lower models

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Over the last few years, the original Trek Domane has established itself as one of the leading endurance bikes on the market.

Now Trek has released a new model, with a standout feature that sets it apart from everything else available today.

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