After introducing the 2023 Trek Madone SLR with its unique look and promising updates, we couldn’t wait to put it to the test. We’ve now had the exclusive chance to swing our legs over the € 15,699 Trek Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen 7. Read on to find out how the new aero bike fares with the reduced weight and complexity of the IsoFlow system.
2023 Trek Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen 28 mm tubeless tires
Grab the drops, get up off the saddle and put the power down!
Our conclusion on the new 2023 Trek Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen 7
The updates made to the new 2023 Trek Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen 7 have made it significantly more versatile. It doesn’t just look damn fast; it is damn fast, too. And the handling remains responsive at high speeds without lacking in stability. The clever new IsoFlow system reduces the bike’s complexity while offering a similar level of compliance. As such, the new Trek Madone serves ambitious (hobby) racers well and has what it takes to get you on the podium.
very balanced handling at high speedsreduced complexity and improved aerodynamics of the IsoFlow systemcustomisation options thanks to the Project One configuratorhigh-quality workmanship
the damping of the IsoFlow system isn’t adjustablethe Bontrager R4 tires lack grip
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Words: Julian Schwede Photos: Mike Hunger