Trek-Segafredo unveil its Tour de France jersey and all-new Project One Madone
It’s July and that can only mean one thing in the cycling world: Le Tour de France!
This year, once again, Trek-Segafredo will wear white pinstriped Tour de France kits made by Santini and will ride the all-new Trek Madone SLR disc with the project One ICON Chrome Tour paint scheme.
Jasper Stuyven: “You might think that the discs would make it a little slower, but that’s not the case, it’s actually as fast as the one with rim brakes, so a very fast bike indeed. Another new feature is the IsoSpeed, which we know from the Domane. Of course, on normal roads, we can just leave it at the stiffest setting, but on rough roads, it can be really useful to have more compliance, and this is something we do feel. It’s nice to be on an aero bike but still have that comfort. We have been able to test the bike a lot and give our feedback. Thanks to the feedback of the riders the handlebar has been adjusted as well, it is more comfortable now and it fits better to the hands. We are all pretty happy about the end result.”
Bauke Mollema: “It might take a few seconds more to change a disc wheel, but I really think it’s worth it. I am already on discs for the whole season, the Émonda, the climbing bike, and I will be also riding the new Madone in the first week of the Tour de France. For me, the better braking makes a big difference. On the descents, I just feel safer and also in the rain, especially in the corners. If you have a flat tire, maybe a few times a year it will cost you a few more seconds, but for me, the advantage of the disc brakes really makes up for that.”
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