Trek Madone 4.5 C WSD - 2012

Trek Madone 4.5 C WSD
$999.99
$2,199.99
Size:
47cm
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From cruising back roads to enjoying all-day epics to checking out the racing circuit, Trek's Madone 4.5 Compact WSD does it all. This full-carbon beauty boasts a stiff, light frame that floats up the climbs, along with Bontrager's Race Lite oversize carbon fork that provides maximum steering precision. Plus, Bontrager's wheelset cheats the wind, while the Shimano components include 20 speeds to get you up any hill and powerful dual-pivot brakes for complete control on the way back down. This able roadster also sports a sweet line-up of Bontrager's carbon and aluminum components, and a women's-specific Bontrager seat, too.

Bontrager Race Lite Carbon fork

Bontrager's Race Lite Carbon Fork (left) uses a standard 1 1/8-inch steerer diameter at the top in combination with a 1 1/2-inch bottom diameter to increase fork stiffness and strength. This ingenious design also significantly reduces the weight thanks to its oversize bottom, which allows using a hollow aluminum crown bonded to the carbon legs (as opposed to the solid aluminum crowns found on most traditional forks; shown on the right). Trek's oversize E2 head tube adds strength and stiffness. The result is an unbelievably stiff and super-light front end.

Trek Madone geometry
This manufacturer's chart helps you check the fit (may show unavailable, and/or not all sizes).

Specs

Frame Trek 400 Series OCLV carbon
Fork Bontrager Race Lite Carbon w/E2 aluminum steerer
Rims/Wheels Bontrager
Hubs Aluminum
Tires Bontrager R1, 700 x 23c
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano Tiagra, 10-speed: 12-30
Shifters Shimano 105 STI
Handlebars Bontrager VR-S
Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
Stem Bontrager Race Lite
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Tektro dual-pivot
Saddle Bontrager Affinity 1 WSD
Seatpost Bontrager carbon

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
47cm 768682199626 14420031112 MAD405938872

Reviews

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4.5

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (3)
  • Handles Well  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Responsive  (3)
  • Fast  (2)

Cons

  • Wheels 
  • Heavy 
  • No suspension 
  • Uncomfortable Seat 
  • Clanky 

Best Uses

  • Exercising  (2)
  • Serious Training  (2)
  • Climbing 
  • Good on hills 
  • Love long rides 
  • Racing 
  • Casual Riding 
  • Miles fly by 

REVIEWS

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5

Love, love, love my Madone!

By 

from Mesa, AZ

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Responsive
  • Pretty
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy
  • Handles Well

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat
  • Brakes Could Be Better
  • Wheels

Best Uses

  • Exercising
  • Serious Training

Comments:

I got a new seat immediately and got fitted at my LBS, which made the bike so comfortable that sometimes I actually forget I am riding. My husband just upgraded his wheels and gave me his carbon wheels so now my bike is a rocket! I love the color scheme and everything about my bike.

5

Loved it from the begining!!

By 

from White Bear Lk Mn.

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • No problems at all
  • Love the color
  • White is the new black

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Good on hills
    • Miles fly by
    • Love long rides

    Comments:

    Love it, my second Trek first one was a Trek 1200, made the big jump to carbon, am loving it.

    5

    Love this bike!

    By 

    from Waldo, MO

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Serious Training
      • Exercising
      • Climbing
      • Racing

      Comments:

      "No suspension"? "Too rigid"? Are you kidding me!? It's a road bike! It's supposed to be rigid. If you want suspension, buy a mountain bike. This bike is perfect for avid to competitive cyclists who are looking for an entry into the world of full carbon road bikes. Light, fast, stiff, and responsive. Buy this bike, I did.

      5

      Awesome Bike

      By 

      from Rhinelander, WI

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        Well this is my first road bike so I have nothing to compare to but it's great! I go out almost every night and sometimes with friends, and you can see that it's fast. It's very light, making hills a simple task. Riding just is so much more fun now because you can go farther and faster and the ride is real smooth! The only thing I would complain about is the white handle bar tape (gets so dirty!), but that can be changed.

        1

        horrible

        By 

        from Raritan,NJ

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • No suspension
        • Poor Components
        • Clanky
        • Too Rigid

        Best Uses

        Comments:

        i hated it

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