BIKE CHECK: Mads’ Madone for Tour of Flanders

Mads Pedersen raced Flanders' finest race aboard a beauty of a Trek Madone

He’s been punching it up the Flemish bergs all Spring and today he went all in to finish third at the crowning jewel of the Flemish classic . Pedersen’s mechanic Jeroen Heymans has painstakingly prepared the Dane’s race machine to extract every ounce of speed from each pedal turn. When you’re racing against the best in the world on the sports’ biggest stage, only perfection will do.

Without further ado, here is Mads Pedersen’s Trek Madone SLR 9.

Full Specification

Frame: 7th-generation Trek Madone, size 58

Colour: Red Smoke

Groupset: SRAM Red eTap AXS

Brakes: SRAM Red Disc, 160 front/140 rear rotors

Cranks: SRAM Red w/ Quarq Power Meter

Chainrings: SRAM Red 54/41

Cassette: SRAM Red 10-33, gold edition

Chain: SRAM Red Flattop, gold edition

Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus RSL 51

Pedals: TIME XPRO 10 shortened axel

Bearings: Kogel Ceramic

Bolts: Kogel Titanium anodized

Tires: Pirelli P Zero Tubular, 28mm (6.4, 6.2 bar)

Cockpit: Madone one piece handlebar with TT bar tape. 130mm length (-17 degree tilt), 37-40 flared width.

Saddle: Bontrager Verse Pro

Bike computer: Wahoo ELMNT BOLT