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Trek Madone 4.5 C

Trek Madone 4.5 C

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2013 Trek Madone 4.5 C

Trek's Madone 4 Series pairs race-level performance and technology with ride-all-day compliance. The light, lean 400-series OCLV carbon frameset boasts a stiff, beefy BB90 bottom bracket for optimal power transfer and a tapered E2 head tube so you can slice through corners with pinpoint precision. The 4 Series also features Trek's DuoTrap technology built into the frame so you can view speed, cadence and more from your ANT+ wireless device (sold separately) all while having the cleanest, most high tech bike around. Shimano's components include a slick-shifting 20-speed Ultegra drivetrain with the perfect gears to spin up the climbs and powerful 105 brakes for complete control on the way back down. This able roadster also sports a sweet line-up of Bontrager's carbon and aluminum components, and a supportive Bontrager saddle, too.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek 400 Series OCLV carbon w/E2, BB90 BB
    Fork Trek carbon road w/E2 steerer
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Race
    Hubs See Rims/Wheels
    Spokes See Rims/Wheels
    Tires Bontrager R2, 700 x 23c
    Crankset Shimano R565
    Chainrings 50/34
    Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28
    Shifters Shimano Ultegra STI
    Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
    Brakes Shimano 105
    Saddle Bontrager Affinity 2
    Seatpost Bontrager carbon

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

    (based on 5 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (4)
    • Versatile  (3)
    • Durable  (2)
    • Fast 
    • Great components 

    Cons

    • Seat 
    • Seatpost slid 

    Best Uses

    • Road biking  (4)
    • Commuting/city  (2)
    • Begining touring 
    • Club rides 
    • Road rides 

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Simply an Awesome Bike!

    By Nosferatu

    from Newark, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Looks
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting/City
      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I was torn between this model and the Trek Domane 4.7 C. But after a couple of test rides with negligible differences between the two in terms of comfort and handling, it came down to the price and looks. For me, the Modane 4.5 C won out. Out on the road, this bike performs admirably - incredibly light and immediate response makes it the best performing bike I've ever owned. The one thing I would say is that if you're not used to such a light bike, then spend some time getting used to the feel of it. Even small movements while riding will affect the handling of the bike. Its also a little bumpy over railroad tracks. Nonetheless, I can't say enough good things about this cycle. I've been riding it nearly every day and am training for my first of several century rides. I've gotten quite a few compliments from riders and other people on the looks and quality of the bike too.

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      5.0

      Great bike, Great price

      By Bones

      from Eugene, OR

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • This Bike Is A Steal
      • Lightweight
      • Ultegra Shifters
      • Very Comfortable And Fast
      • Great components

      Cons

      • Seat

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Club Rides

      Comments:

      I love this bike. All my previous rides were metal frames, carbon is a huge upgrade, wish I had bought years ago. Bike is stable, very responsive, crisp shifts. Great bargain.

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      5.0

      "13" 4.5 madone

      By GeoD14

      from st. louis mo.

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        previously owned a hybrid bike (alum frame)...what a difference with carbon frame..smooth as butter..components are high quality..wheels are so so..will up grade those..all an all i'm very satisfied..plus it's a great looking bike

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        5.0

        Lovely Ride

        By south park roamer

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Quick
        • Lightweight
        • Durable
        • Versatile
        • Nice cornering

        Cons

        • Seatpost Slid

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking
        • Rough Concrete
        • Begining Touring
        • Commuting/City
        • Road Rides

        Comments:

        Coming from a mountain bike background I wasn't certain if I wanted to make the road plunge or how I would do it. I'm delighted I found the Madone 4.5. Solid Construction, lightweight carbon, silent as a cotton ball hitting the ground. I had planned to get a road bike and was gifted the extra money to go above an entry level bike; so glad with the choice. Will upgrade cranks to shave some weight.

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        5.0

        Trek Madone 4.5 C

        By eh6794

        from Yorba Linda, Ca

        About Me Commuter

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments:

              After losing 40 lbs riding daily on my old mountain bike, I decided to upgrade to a road bike. For months I went back and forth; 2 series, 1 series, 3 series and 4 series. Finally I talked to a very knowledgable person at a local shop, he got me convinced the 4 series was the way to go. I wanted the good frame to build different components around. Ive decided I need lighter rims and lower gears. The 30 in the rear is great, but I have weak legs due to a disabilty, so Im probably going to change to a 36, with a SHimano long cage derailleur, while upgrading the shifters to Shimano as well. I may change everything to Shimano, undecided. I have plans to do an epic long distance journey next Spring, so every little bit of help I can get from rims, gears, etc is crucial. Ive had this for exactly 7 weeks today, I put 735 miles on it so far and tomorrow is my first tune up. I love it, I accomplish more every week. Besides white handlebar tape that gets dirty, I have no complaints about what I bought. Again, knowing I had intentions to upgrade components, I think I chose the right bike for the cost.

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