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more questions for carbon110(4 posts)

more questions for carbon110andy02
Sep 17, 2003 8:10 AM
did you weigh the 5.9 by chance? Any more pics?
re: more questions for carbon110CARBON110
Sep 17, 2003 9:18 AM
I didnt weigh it but I can give an educated guess as to what it will weigh. In 2000 Trek broke out the 5900 for the first time. Its selling point was that with Bontrager/Icon components and Rolf Sestrier wheels it weighed stock 16.5lbs in size 58. So, now in 2003 we have: A lighter frame,Lighter Dura Ace kit,Lighter Bontrager components, and similar wheels (thanks to Mavic for sueing Bontrager for its wheel design...the French again try to screw us! (jk) I would say in size 58 it will be about 16.2lbs-16 flat or so. With the super light breaking the 15.8-16lbs but not by much.
Now put some wheels on that bad boy that weigh under 1500grams (not hard to find these days), a basic Deda newton combo and without even a carbon seat post you will bring it to 15lbs no problem. I will post some CLEAR pics asap for ya. Any particular part of the bike you want close ups of? I have a slew of pics :)
If that doesnt impress you remember its a helluva alot stiffer then even compact frames made of carbon... ie. Giant and far more "aero" If you have ever seen a Trek frame (like a 5500 series) with TT bars on it, well it wouldnt look funny on this frame. It looks like a TT bike with a smaller bottom tube and road Geometry.
Carbon 110Bob1010
Sep 17, 2003 3:51 PM
How does the Madone climb compared to the 5900.. I have a 2003 5500 Project 1 but am going to upgrade am leaning to the 5900....Thanks
Madone vs 5900CARBON110
Sep 17, 2003 4:41 PM
Well, if you have an 03 Project one I would hold onto that! I really like Trek paint schemes about 90% of the time but I think the project one is really cool. The Madone here at the LBS has more ply layers to make it stiffer then a production Madone will. 12 layers to be exact. The production models will have 8. The idea behind the Madone is more stiff and more aero and lighter then 03 5900. Depending on how you ride, I really don't think you can go wrong with either bike.