2013 Jens Voigt’s Trek Madone 7 Series First Look

Trek Madone 7

Jens Voigt Trek Madone 7 (RadioShack Leopard) is no doubt one amongst the foremost well-liked men within the peloton, and even at the age of forty one with seventeen skilled seasons below his belt, he still solely says he is “very, terribly probably” retiring once 2013.

While ne’er as externally ostentatious as another sport superstars, the friendly German remains cognizant of his role as associate degree “entertainer”, golf shot on a show at the People’s selection Classic before the beginning of this year’s metropolis Tour Down below.

The end of such associate degree illustrious career would appear the proper justification for a wild commemorating paint job from the team’s bike sponsor, Trek. But, for currently a minimum of (we’re actually keeping our eyes open later within the year), Voigt is on his commonplace team issue Madone seven Series, albeit with an enormous decal on the highest tube celebrating his time within the sport.

Among the spectacular statistics listed on the highest tube square measure associate degree calculable 805,000km ridden, 64 wins, eleven broken bones, and twenty five screws – and that is solely as of the top of last season, before Voigt’s birthday in Sep.

While maybe lacking in aptitude, Voigt’s latest Madone is all the same equipped with the company’s latest arsenal of technology. Most notable is that the Kamm Tail truncated surface tube shaping throughout, that purportedly reduces mechanics drag to the tune of twenty five watts of rider effort at 40km/h (or 2 minutes per hour) relative to the recent Madone.

Trek have conjointly created a radical modification in braking, with each ends adopting Shimano’s new direct mount dual-pivot commonplace. The rear caliper has stirred to a lower place the chain stays, simply behind all-time low bracket, that leaves the seat stays strikingly clean – and bridgeless – for what Trek says could be a softer ride.

Otherwise, the same old Madone hallmarks stay, together with the one one/8in to 1 1/2in tapered head tube, the extra-wide BB90 bottom bracket shell with press-fit bearings, and therefore the integrated seatmast custom-built for the team with a bonded-on variety plate holder. we have seen RadioShack Leopard team bikes equipped with stouter chrome steel derailleur hangers within the past, however at the Tour Down below Voigt’s bike was fitted with a typical metal unit.

The build kit is incredibly simple. The Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 cluster is that the older version, as is that the case with nearly each Shimano-sponsored rider we have seen thus far. It’s joined by associate degree SRM meter and a complement of Bontrager gear, together with the Aeolus five carbon hollow wheels, the shaped carbon fiber Race XXX fatless stem, the Team Issue saddle, and a collection of metal anatomic-bend RL handlebars positioned nearly 14cm of drop below the saddle, with the lever hoods one or two of centimeters additional down.

Capping things off square measure a Cane Creek a hundred and ten integrated telephone receiver, Speedplay Zero unstained pedals, and Schwalbe Ultremo HT tires during a new-school 25mm breadth.

Total weight as pictured is seven.68kg (16.93lb).

Complete Trek Madone 7  specification

  • Frame: Trek Madone 7 Series, 60cm H1
  • Fork: Trek Madone KVF full carbon
  • Headset: Cane Creek 110 integrated, 1 1/8in to 1 1/2in tapered
  • Stem: Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 120mm x -7 degrees
  • Handlebar: Bontrager Race Lite Anatomic, 44cm (c-c)
  • Tape/grips: Bontrager cork
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount BR-9010
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace direct mount, Trek Madone-specific
  • Brake levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-7970
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 FD-7970
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 RD-7970
  • Shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 STI Dual Control ST-7970
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace CS-7900, 11-25T
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace CN-7901
  • Crankset: SRM Wireless PowerMeter DuraAce 7900 Compatible, 177.5mm, 53/39T
  • Bottom bracket: Enduro XD-15
  • Pedals: Speedplay Zero Stainless
  • Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus 5 tubular
  • Front tire: Schwalbe Ultremo HT tubular, 25mm
  • Rear tire: Schwalbe Ultremo HT tubular, 25mm
  • Saddle: Bontrager Team Issue
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Ride Tuned Carbon
  • Bottle cages: Trek Bat Cage (2)
  • Computer: SRM PowerControl 7

Critical measurements

  • Rider’s height: 1.9m (6ft 3in)
  • Rider’s weight: 77kg (170lb)
  • Saddle height, from BB (c-t): 845mm
  • Saddle setback85mm
  • Seat tube length, c-c: 522mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to c of bars: 616mm
  • Saddle to bar drop (vertical): 138mm
  • Head tube length: 180mm
  • Top tube length: 591mm
  • Total bicycle weight: 7.68kg (16.93lb)

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