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Trek Madone 3.1 WSD

Trek

Madone 3.1 WSD
2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (8 Reviews)
 

2012 Trek Madone 3.1 WSD

For years now, Trek's Madones have set the standard for excellence, winning everything from local races to Grand Tours. The full-carbon 3.1 WSD is made from 300-Series OCLV carbon with a Bontrager Race carbon fork. This frameset is light, stiff and comfortable because the folks at Trek are masters with the material, they do it right. The solid components are chosen for their combo of durability, reliability and straight-up value like the 10-speed SRAM Apex drivetrain with compact cranks and Bontrager wheels and controls. The geometry is smack-dab in the middle between upright and aggressive racer, it's neutral without feeling dull; fast, without being twitchy.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek 300 Series OCLV carbon
Fork Bontrager Race, carbon legs
Rims/Wheels Bontrager
Hubs Aluminum
Tires Bontrager R1, 700 x 23c
Crankset SRAM Apex
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Derailleur SRAM Apex
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1050, 10-speed: 11-32
Shifters SRAM Apex
Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-S
Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
Stem Bontrager Race Lite
Brake Levers SRAM Apex
Brakes Aluminum dual-pivot
Saddle Bontrager Affinity 1 WSD
Seatpost Bontrager Race Lite

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

(based on 8 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (7)
  • Fast  (6)
  • Handles Well  (6)
  • Comfortable  (6)
  • Responsive  (6)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat  (2)
  • Heavy Bontrager Tyres 
  • Bontrager Tyres 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (6)
  • Casual Riding  (4)
  • Serious Training  (4)
  • Racing  (2)
  • Extreme sports 

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

I Love This Bike!!

By NikNafty

from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Responsive
  • Comfortable
  • Great Components
  • Fast
  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Racing
    • Serious Training

    Comments:

    This is my first road bike....I wanted something that I would not outgrow and this certainly fits that bill. It will take me a while to grow into this bike as a rider. It handles well and is certainly a fast and very responsive bike.

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    5.0

    Exercise therapy made fun

    By Shepherd Jim

    from Clintonville, WI

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Addictive- You Ride More
    • Fast
    • Responsive
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Handles Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Casual Riding

      Comments:

      I am 66 years old and have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease for 7 years. Research shows that 45 minutes of bike riding with a cadence above 80rpm generates new neurons in the brain and improves symptoms. This bike is very comfortable and easy to balance ( a problem for PD patients). With this responsive bike, I can easily maitain that cadence for an hour, even climbing hills. I ride more often and longer than on my aluminum frame bike. Riding has become fun again! If you need a bike for exercise therapy, the Trek Madone 3.1 should be considered.

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      5.0

      Love the Trek Madone 3.1 WSD!

      By Mary Ann

      from Pinellas County, Florida

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Responsive
      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Fast
      • Good Geometry
      • Smooth

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      This bike gives me a great workout and it's a kick to ride - smooth, handles bumps well, lightweight and fast. I changed out the seat for one slightly wider with a layer of gel padding and now the bike is just - perfect!

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      4.0

      Love my carbon bike.

      By Joni

      from TX

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Lightweight
      • Fast
      • Handles Well

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Casual Riding
      • Exercising

      Comments:

      I bought my Trek Madone 3.1 bike on 6/6/14.. I love my bike and the customer service was great. I customized the bike with a hybrid setup. There is a piece of plastic protection on the frame by the chain which has some discoloration. I have only had this bike for a few weeks and it is kept covered. The powder blue has a green tint to it. ( the picture seems to be upside down.) I called the Flower Mound store this morning (can't remember who I talked to) and they thought it might have a thin piece of plastic that could be pealed off, leaving a harder "plate" underneath. That is not the case. I could not peal anything off, although I didn't try very hard because I don't want to damage the paint. Are you aware of this problem? Should I try to remove the plastic and will it damage the paint if I do?

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      4.0

      Value for Money & Comfo first road bike!

      By Lynn C.

      from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • Heavy Bontrager Tyres
      • Bontrager Tyres

      Best Uses

      • Exercising
      • Racing
      • Casual Riding
      • Serious Training

      Comments:

      My husband bought me this and it is my first road bike. So far I have been using it for fitness such as track cycling and also social road cycling. This bike is great. The only thing which isn't so great about this bike is the heavy wheels, the two Bontrager wheels weigh more than 1kg! Other than that, it's a great first bike and Trek and Bontrager offer quality products.

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      5.0

      Better than I expected

      By Red

      from NW suburbs of Chicago

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Responsive
      • Handles Well
      • Fast
      • Lightweight
      • Good Geometry
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Exercising
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        Like the fact that Trek has a lightweight rack for this carbon bike. Bike is easy on the back & hands. Bike absorbs vibrations.

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        5.0

        Fast! and Smooth!

        By Colliemomma2

        from Illinois

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Responsive
        • Handles Well
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Serious Training
          • Commuting
          • Exercising

          Comments:

          I ride to/from work and ride for fitness. I've completed several endurance rides with my old road bike and the difference with my 3.1 for endurance is out of this world. I love how smooth the gears shift. In the past I've purchased a new bike almost every year trying to find a "good" one. I will be keeping this one for many years. Love it

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          5.0

          Great investment!

          By LGoots

          from San Diego

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Fast and Smooth Ride

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking
            • Great For Climbing Hills
            • Extreme Sports
            • Training
            • Triathlons

            Comments:

            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!

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