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Trek Domane 5.2 C

Trek

Domane 5.2 C
2016

$2,999.99
$3,499.99
Matte Dark Roast Black/Waterloo Blue
58cm
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5.0 stars
 (19 Reviews)
 

2016 Trek Domane 5.2 C

Trek's Domane 5 Series was developed for Fabian Cancellara to crush the cobbles of Europe. Turns out the things he wanted—speed, efficiency and comfort with zero compromise in weight or performance—are things we all want. Handmade from 500 Series OCLV Carbon, it's light and stiff, and with genius ideas like their IsoZone tech, it's oh so compliant too. Race-all-day geometry gives you the edge over the competition with confidence-inspiring handling while the specs keep you at the front of the peloton. An Ultegra drivetrain with compact cranks dishes out the silky shifting that Shimano is renowned for and Bontrager's tubeless-ready wheels are wrapped with 25c tires for the perfect combination of speed, low-rolling resistance and ride quality. Trek also keeps the 5.2 firmly in the featherweight class with a carbon handlebar, seatmast and fork.

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2, BB90
Fork Trek IsoSpeed carbon
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Race Tubeless Ready
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano Ultegra
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano Ultegra STI
Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone
Tape/Grips Bontrager Microfiber
Stem Bontrager Race X Lite
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
Brakes Shimano Ultegra
Saddle Bontrager Paradigm R
Seatpost Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap

* Subject to change without notice.

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (10)
  • Durable  (4)
  • Versatile  (4)
  • Comfortable  (3)
  • Comfortable  (3)

Cons

  • None  (2)
  • Bought another saddle 
  • Drop out design 
  • Put aeolus 3 wheelset on 
  • Does Not Appear To Be Any 

Best Uses

  • Road Biking  (10)
  • Distance / endurance 
  • Passing Scott Foil Riders 
  • Road Cycyling 
  • Commuting/City 

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5.0

Excellent bike

By Sleppynare

from Fort Wash MD.

About Me

Comments:

Everything about this bike reflects quality. Endurance geometry has eliminated discomfort during long rides and extended my ride time by 2hrs. If you afford it, buy it. You will not be sorry.

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5.0

Amazing Ride

By Rafi

from Cleveland, OH

About Me

Pros

  • Responsiveness
  • Ease Of Starting
  • Smoothness Of Ride

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Road Cycyling

Comments:

I've just put about 80 miles on my new bike. The ride is amazing! The bike is precision- tuned. It is very responsive, yet comfortable. This bike dampened road vibrations much more than the others I tried out. It is a joy to ride, comfortable, yet it still works you very hard.

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5.0

Retirement Toy

By Nooms

from Tarzana, CA

About Me

Pros

  • Lightness
  • Compliance
  • Gearing

Cons

  • Drop Out Design

Best Uses

    Comments:

    Retirement/80th birthday present to myself. Best bike I've owned in 35 years (including one-off MTB)

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    4.0

    Trek Domane 5.2 2015

    By 50 year old

    from Washington, DC

    About Me

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • light

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        Light and I like the ISO geometry to absorb the bumps. I was skeptical about the ISO geometry but it doesn't make the bike feel less stiff to me. I'm about 165 pounds so a heavier rider might notice it more but a test ride will remedy this concern. Shifting is nice. However, I'm still struggling at times between cassette cog 5 and 6. It slips a little. Not sure if this is true for all the Trek Domane 5.2's with the ultegra derailer 11 speed/cassette. I like the gearing. I can climb and go down hills. I see a lot of people complain about the saddle. At first I didn't like it. The manager at the shop said Trek designed the saddle based on some criteria to make it a better saddle for the money. I'm now getting used to it. I felt like I was riding a bike for the first time with the soreness I was experiencing. Keep in mind I rode my last Trek 2001 5200 until this year which is over 10 years in the same saddle so never had this transition before. My Trek 5200 9 speed was working just fine until a bearing in the front wheel seized. So instead of fixing it for $10 I bought a new bike. My justification was I wanted 11 speeds to broaden my gearing. That was it and I'm satisfied with the results. Only the saddle was my big disappointment. I do think I'm comfortable on it now. Had I kept my other bike I might have switched saddles to compare. Over all I'm very happy with my bike.

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        5.0

        fantastic ride

        By Bruce

        from Fayetteville, NC

        About Me

        Pros

        • Great for long distance
        • It Corners Well
        • The Domane 52 Is Fast

        Cons

        • Put Aeolus 3 Wheelset On
        • Bought Another Saddle

        Best Uses

        • Long distance

        Comments:

        I have the 2013 Domane 5.2 and it is a great bike. I have upgraded the rims to Aeolus 3 and carbon fiber handlebars. This bike rides exceptionally well. The only bike I would get instead is the 2016 because it has longer chain stays for an even better ride. Blue skies and the wind at your back everyone!

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        5.0

        Awesome Ride!

        By Jerry

        from Greenville, SC

        About Me

        Pros

        • Great build
        • Comfortable
        • Fast
        • Light

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            I have had my Domane for a little over 5 months, put 1200+ miles on her, and still love it! It is still stock, though I am considering tubeless tires when the time comes. Ride mostly in upstate SC, hilly but not mountainous. I ride solo, some small groups, and larger group ride Tuesday evenings. This bike has made me a better cyclist, and it makes me want to ride more! Fantastic bike.

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            5.0

            Awesome Bike!

            By captaingadget

            from Detroit, MI

            About Me

            Pros

            • Gearing Is Superb
            • Awesome paint job
            • Ultegra Is Great
            • Comfortable
            • Quality is fantastic

            Cons

            • Replaced The Seat
            • I Can't Ride It Enough

            Best Uses

            • Great Road Bike

            Comments:

            After many years got back into cycling. I went from a Trek Shift 3 to the '15 Domane 5.2 C. I love the ride, comfort and so much lighter than my Shift 3. I love the Ultegra brakes and drivetrain.

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            4.0

            A Kinder, Gentler Anagram

            By Mister Mac

            from Upstate, South Carolina

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Great Ultegra Groupp
            • Superb
            • Heads-up Geometry
            • Massive Bottom Bracket
            • Uncompromising Power Tran
            • Superbly Compliant Ride

            Cons

            • Mediocre Saddle
            • Non-tlr Tires

            Best Uses

            • Super Commuter
            • Passing Scott Foil Riders
            • All-day Riding

            Comments:

            This is the best Trek road bike for the dollar since Wisconsin was covered in miles-deep ice. Buy one and destroy your other road bikes.

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            4.0

            Plush ride and Great descender

            By slowdownhill

            from Sewickley, PA

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Mediates Poor Roads
            • Lightweight
            • Great Decending

            Cons

            • Lacks Frame Stiffness

            Best Uses

            • Road Biking

            Comments:

            I love the way the bike descends and the plush ride. I missed the lateral frame stiffness of my current carbon frame (very stiff AND comfortable, but less so downhill). I am a very nervous descender so this is an important feature for me personally. Its a trade off -less efficiency for a better descent. Domane will be my new bike because I need a better decender but I fear that the relative frame "squishyness" will be an irritation long term.

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            5.0

            Trek Domane is Very Nice

            By Knox County Ohio Bicyclist

            from Mount Vernon, Ohio

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Fast
            • Lightweight
            • Responsive On The Road
            • Fun To Ride
            • Versatile
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Or Short Rides
              • Road Biking

              Comments:

              I ride between 6000 and 7000 miles per year, so I am looking for comfort, durability, and speed. I also use Strava to track my rides, so I want to be fast on segments in my area. I went from a 2010 Trek 2.1 to this Trek Domane 5.2 and the word that comes to mind is WOW! This Domane is very nice and rides smoothly over these central Ohio roads that are rough from a harsh winter. I really like the Domane 5.2 and would recommend it to anyone - casual biker or avid cyclist like myself. You will not be dissatisfied if you purchase a Domane.

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