Best Trek Road Bike In 2022

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Introduction

Trek Bicycle Corporation is a big brand when it comes to bicycles. The company has more than 1700 stores across North America and subsidiaries in Europe, South Africa and Asia, making a presence worldwide with 90 nations. It has embarked on the global market as a big player in manufacturing eco-friendly products.

Road bikes are designed to be ridden mainly for fitness, on pavement for recreation, and speed. These are the bikes you see everywhere today. Road bike technology has improved at a faster pace, and new bikes are stronger, lighter, more comfortable, and faster than ever before.

All Trek road bikes perform efficiently in various riding situations, from racing to long distance touring. However, each style is created to highlight certain rider priorities and be used for a specific ride. Deciding which style of bike suits your goals is the first step in identifying the one that you will enjoy riding the most.

How We Reviewed

We did ample research by going through 346 reviews of the people who bought Trek road bikes. It was not easy for us to decide the best features that the riders loved about the road bikes from Trek.

We then received 10 samples of Trek road bikes from different manufacturers. After spending abundant time testing each bike on different aspects, we have curated this list that we recommend.

1. Madone SLR 7 Gen

Madone SLR 7 Gen

The Madone SLR 7 Gen features a lightweight frame with our highest-level 800 Series OCLV Carbon, new Kammtail Virtual Foil aerodynamic tube shaping, aerodynamic and road-smoothing IsoFlow technology, and invisible cable routing. It has a wireless electronic 2x12 Shimano Ultegra Di2 drivetrain and flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes, an integrated OCLV Carbon bar/stem combo, and tubeless-ready Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51 carbon wheels.

Madone SLR 7 Gen - carbon wheels

Specifications :

Frame: 800 Series OCLV Carbon, KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) tube shape, IsoFlow seat tube, invisible cable routing, 3S aero chain keeper, T47 BB, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle
Fork:
Madone KVF full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, carbon dropouts, 12x100mm thru axle
Frame fit:
H1.5 Race
Wheel front:
Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 100x12mm thru axle
Wheel rear:
Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51, Tubeless Ready, Shimano 11/12-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
Skewer rear:
Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
Rim:
Bontrager Aeolus Pro 51, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 100x12mm thru axle
Tire:
Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x25c
Max Tire size:
28c
Shifter:
Shimano Ultegra R8170 Di2, 12 speed
Front derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra R8150 Di2, braze-on, down swing
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Ultegra R8150 Di2, 34T max cog
Bottom bracket:
Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Cassette:
Shimano Ultegra R8100, 11-30, 12 speed
Chain:
Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12 speed
Max chainring size:
1x: 50T, 2x: 54/40
Handlebar tape:
Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Brake rotor:
Shimano MT800, centerlock, 160mm
Rotor size:
Max brake rotor sizes: 160mm front & rear
Weight:
56 - 7.48 kg / 16.51 lbs
Weight limit:
This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).

What We Like

  • Lighter and faster than ever
  • Narrow handlebars are mainstream
  • More comfortable ride

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult to assemble
  • Cost more to service

Final verdict:

Madone SLR 7 is the best and lightest aero road frame, but it's the all-new Iso Flow technology that actually makes this bike stand out. It adds all the difference for a more comfortable ride with spectacular aerodynamics. However, keep in mind that it is a bit difficult to assemble and cost more to service.

2. Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen

Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen

The Madone SLR 9 features a lightweight frame with the highest-level 800 Series OCLV Carbon, new Kammtail Virtual Foil aerodynamic tube shaping, aerodynamic and road-smoothing IsoFlow technology, and invisible cable routing. Moreover, it features a wireless electronic SRAM RED eTap AXS drivetrain and flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes, tubeless ready Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51 carbon wheels, power meter cranks for performance metrics, and an integrated OCLV Carbon bar/stem combo.

Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51 carbon wheels

Specifications:

Frame: 800 Series OCLV Carbon, KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) tube shape, IsoFlow seat tube, invisible cable routing, 3S aero chain keeper, T47 BB, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle
Fork:
Madone KVF full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, carbon dropouts, 12x100mm thru axle
Frame fit:
H1.5 Race
Wheel front:
Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 51mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru axle
Wheel rear:
Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 51mm rim depth, SRAM XD-R driver, 142x12mm thru axle
Skewer rear:
Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
Rim:
Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 100x12mm thru axle
Tire:
Pirelli P Zero Race, 127 tpi, 700x26c
Max Tire size:
28c
Shifter:
SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12 speed
Front derailleur:
SRAM RED eTap AXS, braze-on
Rear derailleur:
SRAM RED eTap AXS, 36T max cog
Bottom bracket:
SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Cassette:
SRAM XG-1290, 10-33, 12 speed
Chain:
SRAM RED D1, 12 speed
Max chainring size: 1x: 50T, 2x: 54/40

Handlebar tape:
Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Brake rotor:
SRAM CenterLine X, centerlock, round edge, 160mm
Rotor size:
Max brake rotor sizes: 160mm front & rear
Weight:
56 - 7.36 kg / 16.23 lbs
Weight limit:
This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).

What We Like

  • Quick handling
  • Pro-level specifications
  • Very fast performance
  • Excellent handlebar

What We Don't Like

  • Bolt boss finish
  • Slightly sensitive in crosswinds
  • Limited tire clearance against some competitors
  • 25c clincher-only tire fitted as standard

Final Verdict:

The Madone SLR 9 is likely to be the fastest Trek road bike in 2022. However, it carries flaws in its tire specification and is quite expensive. Overall, the Madone SLR 9 is a mighty impressive bike to ride for virtually every situation you could want to challenge it with. It’s a real competitor against the latest Trek road bikes.

3. Domane SLR 9 Gen

Domane SLR 9 Gen

The Domane SLR 9 features an ultralight and refined 800 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork with rear IsoSpeed, top tube mounts, and integrated internal storage. It's equipped with a wireless Shimano 2x12 wireless Dura-Ace Di2 electronic drivetrain, Aeolus Pro 37 carbon wheels, powerful flat-mount disc brakes, and a Bontrager Pro IsoCore handlebar that decreases vibrations from the road by 20% over a standard carbon bar.

Bontrager Pro IsoCore handlebar

Specifications:

Frame: 800 Series OCLV Carbon, IsoSpeed, internal storage, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, fender mounts, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle
Fork:
Domane SLR carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, fender mounts, flat mount disc, carbon dropouts, 12x100mm thru axle
Frame fit:
Endurance
Wheel front:
Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru axle
Wheel rear:
Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 142x12mm thru axle
Skewer rear:
Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
Rim strip:
Bontrager Aeolus XXX rim strip
Tire:
Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 700x32c
Tire part:
Bontrager TLR sealant, 6oz
Max Tire size:
38c without fenders, 35c with fenders
Shifter:
Shimano Dura-Ace R9270 Di2, 12 speed
Front derailleur:
Shimano Dura-Ace R9250 Di2, braze-on, down swing
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Dura-Ace R9250 Di2, 34T max cog
Bottom bracket:
Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Cassette:
Shimano Dura-Ace R9200, 11-34, 12 speed
Chain:
Shimano Dura-Ace/XTR M9100, 12 speed
Max chainring size:
2x: 52/36
Handlebar tape:
Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Brake rotor:
Shimano MT900, centerlock, 160mm
Rotor size:
Max brake rotor sizes: 160mm front & rear
Weight:
56 - 7.25 kg / 15.99 lbs
Weight limit:
This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).
Charger:
Charging cable included
Bag: Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

What We Like

  • Incredible levels of comfort
  • Potential gravel-dabbling versatility
  • Adjustable IsoSpeed system is genuinely useful.

What We Don't Like

  • Very expensive, even for base-level models.

Final Verdict:

With Domane SLR 9 Gen you're getting tech that offers a real advantage in reliability, comfort, and speed during all-day adventures, long races, or competitive group rides. However, consider its price as it is expensive.

4. Émonda SLR 9 eTap

Émonda SLR 9 eTap

The Émonda SLR 9 features an aerodynamic and ultralight 800 Series OCLV Carbon frame that weighs under 700 grams, a 2x12 SRAM RED eTap AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, fast, ultralight, and stable Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37 OCLV Carbon tubeless ready wheels, SRAM RED AXS power meter, an Aeolus RSL OCLV Carbon integrated aero bar/stem, and powerful hydraulic disc brakes.

Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37 OCLV Carbon tubeless ready wheels

Specifications:

Frame: Ultralight 800 Series OCLV Carbon, Ride Tuned performance tube optimization, tapered head tube, internal routing, DuoTrap S compatible, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle
Fork:
Emonda SLR full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
Frame fit:
H1.5 Race
Wheel front:
Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 100x12mm thru axle
Wheel rear:
Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 37mm rim depth, 142x12mm thru axle
Skewer front:
Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
Skewer rear:
Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
Rim strip:
Bontrager Aeolus XXX rim strip
Max Tire size:
28c
Shifter:
SRAM RED eTap AXS, 12 speed
Front derailleur:
SRAM RED eTap AXS, braze-on
Rear derailleur:
SRAM RED eTap AXS, Orbit chain management, 33T max cog
Bottom bracket:
SRAM DUB, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Cassette:
SRAM XG-1290, 10-33, 12 speed
Chain:
SRAM RED D1, 12 speed
Max chainring size:
1x: 50T, 2x: 53/39
Handlebar tape:
Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Brake rotor:
SRAM CenterLine X, centerlock, round edge, 160mm
Rotor size:
Max brake rotor sizes: 160mm front & rear
Weight:
56 - 6.75 kg / 14.89 lbs
Weight limit:
This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).
Battery:
SRAM eTap battery pack (with charger)

What We Like

  • Light and aerodynamic
  • Easy to service
  • Proper race bike feel and handling

What We Don't Like

  • Firm ride suffers when combined with poor road surfaces and 25mm tire

Final Verdict:

This Émonda SLR 9 is everything a fully-fledged, modern race bike should be: stiff, extremely light, and responsive, while still factoring in aerodynamics and providing confident handling. You do have to compromise some of the comfort of the Domane and Madone if you want that low weight but switching to 28mm tire would help.

5. SAVADECK Carbon Road Bike, Warwinds3.0 700C Carbon Fiber Frame Carbon Fork Racing Bicycle with Shimano SORA 18 Speed Derailleur System and Double V

SAVADECK Carbon Road Bike, Warwinds3.0 700C Carbon Fiber Frame Carbon Fork Racing Bicycle with Shimano SORA 18 Speed Derailleur System and Double V

The SAVADECK Trek road bike carbon features TORAY T800 Carbon Fiber Frame, Fork and Seat post. It offers SHIMANO SORA 2*9 Speeds with Shifter lever, Front derailleur, and Rear derailleur. Designed in the Wind Tunnel, the stays, seat tube, and seat post, are aerodynamically contoured. 

 SAVADECK Carbon Road Bike - Frame

Fully internal cable routing makes sure clean airflow over the complete bike. The tapered head tube boosts the torsion rigidity and offers riders a better handling. It also features Oval concepts 6061 Alloy 40MM Bearing Wheelset and Continental Ultra Sport II (C304 SL) Wire 700x25C Tire.

Specifications:

Bike Type: Road Bike - Race, 18 speeds
Frame Size:
44cm/47/cm/48cm/50cm/51cm/52cm/54cm/56cm
Frame material:
T800 Carbon
Shift lever:
Shimano SORA, 18-SPEED
Front derailleur:
Shimano Sora FD-R3000 2x9-speed
Rear derailleur:
Shimano Sora RD-R3000-GS
Frame:
Carbon Fiber
Fork:
Carbon Fiber
Seat Post:
Carbon Fiber
Handlebar:
Lightweight aluminum alloy
Rim:
Lightweight aluminum alloy

What We Like

  • Sturdy and well constructed
  • Light-weight

What We Don't Like

  • Derailleurs/shifters are not much good

Final Verdict:

This Trek road bike is perfect if you are just searching for a solid platform to get some exercise on. You're not going to set records or win races with it, but it's a lot better than others for less money.

Is trek a good road bike?

Yes, Trek bikes are very good road bikes. Trek road bikes are used by hobby, beginner, and expert cyclists around the world. Trek bikes last for a long time and have outstanding reselling value even after years of purchase.

Conclusion:

We recommend Madone SLR 9 eTap Gen as it is a mighty impressive Trek road bike to ride for virtually every situation and if you are willing to spend a little more. Moreover, if you are looking for an extremely light and aerodynamic bike you can go for the Emonda SLR 9 eTap.

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