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New Trek Domane expands on all-road versatility

New aerodynamic tubing and 38 mm tire clearance extends capabilities of endurance road bike

When the Trek Domane was unveiled in 2012, it really pushed the boundaries of what a road bike could be helping to define the endurance category. With vibration dampening, wider tire clearance and a slack geometry, the Domane was designed to be ridden differently while still having WorldTour racing pedigree. Fabian Cancellara rode a Domane into the Piazza del Campo to win Strade Bianche in 2016. The third generation Domane that Trek revealed on Thursday introduces a new aerodynamic frame design and clearance for 38 mm tires further pushing the limits of traditional road bikes.

“This is by far the fastest Domane we’ve ever made,” said Jordan Roessingh, Trek’s director of product for road bikes. “The new design improves on all the best-loved parts of the previous generations. It’s smoother, more integrated, and more capable than ever, and it brings better performance to a broader audience.”

Comfort on all terrain

The new Domane SLR and SL models use Trek’s IsoSpeed technology first introduced in 2012 on the front and rear of the bike. The technology is designed to lessen the fatiguing bumps in the road so a rider can stay fresher and remain more comfortable on all types of rides. The Domane SLR uses the adjustable top tube IsoSpeed that was introduced on the newest models of the Madone, allowing riders to choose the level of compliance.

The Domane’s geometry is designed to put the rider in a position suitable for riding mixed terrain. The bike is intended to feel stable, comfortable and fast over long rides and boundary-pushing adventures.

Aerodynamics and improved integration

Trek have introduced aero tubing to the Domane. Combined with more sleek internal cable routing and improved integration, Trek claims the 2020 Domane can save a rider as much as one minute per hour of riding.

The new Domane frame also has an integrated storage compartment where tools, a spare tube, a Co2 canister and other gear can be stored internally. It’s designed to be a more sleek storage solution than a saddlebag. The down tube still has mounts for a bottle cage. The Domane also has integrated mount for a Bontrager Flare R tail light.

The frames have clearance for wide 38 mm tires while still having 4 mm of space between the frame and a tire of that size. The new models come outfitted with 32 mm tires with the exception of the Domane SLR 9 eTap which comes stock with 28 mm tires.

The new Domane is another big step by Trek to expand the Domane’s versatility further departing from traditional endurance bike features and offering all-road features that overlap with the expanding gravel sector. The new Domane is available now and online through Trek’s custom bike program, Project One.


Domane SL 4 – $3,200
Domane SL 5 – $3,800
Domane SL 6 – $5,000
Domane SL 7 – $7,500
Domane SL 7 eTap – $7,750
Domane SL Disc F/S – $2,300
Domane SLR 7 – $10,300
Domane SLR 9 – $15,600
Domane SLR Disc F/S – $4,000