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I've seen it in the flesh. These are my thoughts:




I like:




- Sloping top tube


- new BB design


- new headset/headtube design


- internal cable housing










- Plastic, bad-quality saddle (although I understand that most people change their saddle anyway, they could have at least provided something decent that you could talk your LBS into swapping for something else.).


- Fat top tube.


- The seat clamp is bulky and looks out of place halfway up the seat post.


- Bontrager cranks - this is another cost-saving initiative of Trek's. The Bontrager cranks are much uglier than Dura Ace. They should have kept the groupset complete.


- Too much of the bike seems to be copied from other bikes. For example, the seat stays are very Giant-like and the top tube is similar to Scott's.



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These were featured in the Tech Shack more than a month ago. Many discussions etc. Nice bikes.

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