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Trek Madone 4.5 C

Trek Madone 4.5 C

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (7 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.

Features and Information

 
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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 7 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight  (6)
    • Versatile  (4)
    • Durable  (3)
    • Fast 
    • Great components 

    Cons

    • Seat 
    • Seatpost slid 
    • Colors' not exciting 

    Best Uses

    • Road biking  (5)
    • Commuting/city  (2)
    • Begining touring 
    • Club rides 
    • Road rides 

    Reviewed by 7 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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              5.0

              Great entry-level racer.

              By ImPresta

              from Wisconsin

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Smooth shifting
              • Agile
              • Great power transfer
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Road racing and training

                Comments:

                Most of us don't have $4k+ to drop on a road bike, and let's be honest- most of us would never use that much bike (much less appreciate its subtle awesomeness).At [$], this bike will get you as close to the pros as most need to go. The frame engineering is essentially the same as Trek's top Madones so you're benefitting from Tour-winning technology -it transfers into a zippy, responsive road bike that's pretty fast and fun to ride. It's light and sleek enough that you could race it, though if you're a gram-shaver, you'll out-grow this bike quickly.

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                5.0

                Trek at its best

                By Ride to live, live to ride!

                from Rockville, MD

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Versatile
                • Fast
                • Durable
                • FUN

                Cons

                • Colors' not exciting

                Best Uses

                • Fitness
                • Road Biking

                Comments:

                I LOVE my new Trek Madone 4.5! I wanted to buy it last summer, but couldn't get it in the triple crankset at season's end. I'm thrilled that I waited because the 2012 model has several improvements over the 2011 (rear sprocket increased from 28 to 30 teeth, beefier frame). The 2012 compact double rode better uphill than the 2011, but I wanted the "insurance" of the lower gear inches offered by the triple (a decrease of about 10"). Although last year's frame colors were more fun, I can easily give that up for the improved performance. This bike flies! I took it on a long test ride (anyone who just rides a bike in Revolution's parking lot is making a big mistake. Just go 1 block north on the sidewalk and head east on lots of residential streets. Keep going to the Rock Creek Trail!). My test ride involved big hills (up & down), washboard roads, fast corners, etc. The bike performed great under all conditions! The shifting was very smooth and easy. Braking was very responsive (a bit too responsive, but that will probably ease up as the pads get broken in and as I get used to riding this model, which is quite different than my current ride). As for the sales experience, my salesperson was extremely knowledgeable and patient. I got great advice without any sales pressure. In fact, I got the impression that he was trying to save me money by not choosing the most expensive item (e.g., new shoes) from the available lines they carried. Once I bought the bike, my salesperson was very open to swapping out items to meet my individual needs (e.g., shorter stem, kevlar-belt tires). The only downside in the whole experience was that I was in the shop for a long time from start to finish. Part of this was probably due to my being pretty particular when it comes to my riding experience. If you are like me, I'd definitely suggest you shop "off-peak" (i.e., NOT on a beautiful spring weekend). After the sale, I got a professional fitting to the bike with assurances that the fit process was flexible - I should ride for a couple of weeks and then come back for additional fitting, if needed. Same great attitude on service - (if I understood correctly) all service in the first year is covered by the shop. As for management (noted in other posts), I didn't know this Joe guy. The new store manager, Peter, is wonderful. I overheard him working with a very difficult customer who was asking for far more than was reasonable. Peter dealt with the guy in a professional manner and was extremely accommodating. He was far more patient and understanding than I would have been! I have heard Revolution's philosophy is to "get more butts on bikes." They certainly did well meeting that goal in my case - I'm very pleased with my bike and the buying experience.

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