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trekkies...which is better?(5 posts)

trekkies...which is better?QUiTSPiNiNArOuND
Aug 2, 2003 6:48 PM
'04 Madone 5.9 vs. '04 5900 Sl?
Aerodynamics Vs. Weight
Just curious what people think...
re: trekkies...which is better?rrjc5488
Aug 2, 2003 7:48 PM
I have the 5200, and I havent riddin either the 5900 or the madone, but im guessing the madone because of the fact that it is lighter, and from what trek says, more aero.
so my vote goes to the madone
Actually...QUiTSPiNiNArOuND
Aug 2, 2003 8:47 PM
The new '04 5900 is lighter than the Madone by 100g and 145g lighter than the previous '03 5900. Also the Madone is suppose to save you 10 watts of power. Change your mind?
My thoughts....CARBON110
Aug 3, 2003 10:46 AM
My Madone will be here in Sept or early Oct. I had a 5900 until it got hit so I will give pics and reviews for yall! My guess is the Madone will be the better buy. Cant wait to see how it feels. Right now Im on a 5500 and its not like my 5900 was. I found the 5900 to be more precise and stiffer. But, I have NO complaints. I hope the Madone will ive up to my expectations but Tre hasnt disappointed me yet. By the way I liked my 5900 so much I ordered the new lighter 5900 but Trek hasnt made its mind up as to whether they will actually produce them in mass.....according to most experts aero is much better unless your spending alot of time above 8% grades. This is why Ullrich and Lance and everyother climber has chosen ADA wheels during mtn stages. Light and aero is best. On flats aero will win over light everytime according to Steve Hed
During Le TourAtombomber
Aug 3, 2003 11:37 AM
Lance used to Madone for the early flattish stages, but used a 5900 for the hilly stages. Even the flat stages at the end of Le Tour, Lance was on a normal round tubed Trek OCLV with the same seatstays as current 52,55 & 5900s and not the Madone. Makes you wonder what happened, huh?

I use the 120 OCLV frame without problem, and have no immediate desire to replace it. Stiff yet comfortable, agile yet stable. The oxymoronic frame for my oxenlike build and moronic ways.