2023 Trek Domane SLR Long-Term Real-World Review

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Domane in Gunnison County, Colorado

“Heart of a road bike. Spirit of adventure. Domane is a performance road bike that delivers incredible endurance comfort without sacrificing speed. Wherever you ride it – paved roads, hard-packed gravel, or the cobblestones of the world’s greatest one-day races – the Domane family is smooth, fast, and fun.” – https://trekbikes.com

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Domane in Washington, D.C.

“Pure Race Pedigree. Domane was developed in collaboration with the pros of Trek-Segafredo to create a race-ready bike that’s fast and capable enough for the world’s most epic events – including the infamous Paris-Roubaix, where Elisa Longo Borghini and Lizzie Deignan raced Domane to victory two years in a row.”

2023 Trek Domane SLR Video

Alternative Video Link for those reading via email subscription.

In this video, JOM of the Gravel Cyclist crew reviews the Domane SLR 9 eTap Gen 4. This is a real-world review, held way beyond the confines of a parking lot! Ridden in US States & Territories such as Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Alabama, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Colorado, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, JOM rolls just about every road surface imaginable, from dodgy pavement, to questionable rocky descents, mud, crud, and a lot more.

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Domane in Wisconsin, USA

Continued from Above:

“Domane SLR 9 eTap is our top-of-the-line, ultralight carbon endurance road bike decked out with the best parts for a fast, high-performance ride. As an official Trek-Segafredo race team replica bike, you get our highest level OCLV Carbon frame with rear IsoSpeed, a wireless SRAM RED eTap AXS electronic drivetrain for precision shifting, and OCLV Carbon wheels. Plus, it has an easy-access storage compartment for stowing ride essentials, and versatile 38c tire clearance to keep you floating on rough roads and light gravel.”

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Domane on the DC Metro, headed to Loudoun County

Road-Smoothing Rear Isospeed

Newly refined IsoSpeed comfort technology shaves weight and soaks up fatiguing bumps in the road so you can ride stronger for longer.”

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Isospeed with cover removed

Lighter

“Our best and lightest 800 Series OCLV Carbon and a new gram-saving design make this our lightest Domane SLR disc ever.”

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Domane in Minnetosa

Tire Clearance

“Comes equipped with fast rolling 32mm tires, but offers clearance for up to 38mm tires so you can confidently ride everything from smooth pavement to light gravel.”

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Domane on the Tennessee River

Internal Storage

“Internal downtube storage and top tube bag mounts make it easy to carry everything you need for all-day rides.”

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Domane downtube hatch removed
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Top Tube Mount is super discreet when not in use

Refined Integration

“Domane is more integrated than ever, with hidden cables and a hidden seatpost clamp.”

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No cables inside the stem & handlebar
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Stems & position can be adjusted easily
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Two piece spacer makes height adjustable simple

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Further details about the Domane range at trekbikes.com and through Trek’s global network of retail partners. 

Additional Photos

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Domane SLR 9 arrives with SRAM Red eTap AXS
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SRAM Red crankset with Quarq Power Meter

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SRAM Red 10-33 Cassette arrives stock
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Flat-Mount brake & Fender Mount
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SKU W331954 is needed to “Fenderize” the Domane

Domane on the Road

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Downtown Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Somewhere near Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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Somewhere in Minnesota
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Loudoun County, Virginia
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Somewhere in Minnesota
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Somewhere in Alabama
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Washington Monument, D.C.

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