|Frame||Trek 300 Series OCLV carbon|
|Fork||Trek carbon, E2, SpeedTrap|
|Tires||Bontrager R1, 700 x 23c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Tiagra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-30|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race VR-S|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Bontrager Affinity 1 WSD|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Race Lite|
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I use this bike for fitness and to commute to work almost daily. I previously used a hybrid bike but I felt I hit a wall with how I could progress on it so I test-road quite a few bikes before I settled on this one. I am really happy with it and I have and I hope I will continue to improve my speed and endurance with this bike. I had hoped the seat would be more comfortable (it is not very comfortable for me even with biking chamois), but I think it might just be personal preference and riding style.
Recently decided to upgrade my old aluminum mountain bike with my first carbon road bike. As I am a 6' 5" male, not too many manufactures have frames in my size. Luckily for me, Trek was one of them. On the advise of the salesman I tried out several bikes and decided on the Trek Madone 3.1. What a terrific purchase! The only thing that could have made me happier is a more comfortable seat. Other than that, the bike rides like a dream! It's fast, smooth and very aerodynamic. I recommend it highly!!
Be sure to learn how to change the gears! Left hand is for front (large) derailleur. Left: half click uses the large disc derailleur. FULL click on left side is to change to the smaller front derailleur disc. Right hand is for rear (9 small) derailleur. Right: Half click brings the gear up. Full click brings it down in front (makes pedaling easier).Clicking for gear change depending of left or right side- always means towards the bike. I had a hard time adjusting to the SRAM's at first but now love it once I got use to it! It's as easy as a "tap" or "tap-tap", or the word "click". Also, this bike is intended for clip in shoes. You get more out of your work out! This is what the bike is built for! Very quick and responsive! Not to mention, lightweight at 19 pounds! I do not have a bike rack or SUV but after taking the front wheel off, the bike fits perfectly in my 2 door coupe!My LBS went above and beyond for my service(s). Fitting and refitting to make sure the bike was appropriate for my size (4'11"). You won't regret this bike! Good luck! Happy, safe & smart cycling!
I have been road cycling for a year. I cycle with a Ladies Group. Started out on a 1992 Trek. It was great but too big and heavy for me decided to upgrade to the women's 3.1 Madone. It fits like a glove seat is so comfortable. I feel like I am riding a feather in the wind so fun.
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