My Bike

My current bike, which I affectionately call “The Mistress”, is a pavé busting 2013 Trek Project One Domane 6.9 in matte and gloss black. It has a 50 CM frame built from OCLV carbon fiber featuring an all new endurance geometry with the very slick IsoSpeed decoupler and fork, as well as internal cable routing. The drivetrain is Shimano Ultegra Di2 6700 with a ceramic BB90 bottom bracket, 53/39 crank with 170mm arms, a Shimano Ultegra CS-6700 11-28 cassette out back and 105 pedals. The cockpit is all Bontrager carbon featuring a Race X Lite stem, Crane Creek headset and Race X Lite Blade Isozone bars with XXX Team S-Bend Extensions. The saddle is a very comfortable Bontrager Affinity RXL Carbon with a Sci’Con Hippo 550 saddlebag. The bike rides on Bontrager Race clinchers with 700x23C Continental Grand Prix 4000S tires. Modifications include a pair of Bontrager RL cages and a Garmin Edge 800 computer with a DuoTrap digital speed and cadence sensor.

Another accessory which I always use is my iPhone running Cyclemeter to log all my rides, although I prefer to keep it in my jersey’s rear pocket instead of mounting it on the bike. And finally, but of utmost importance, my RoadID identification bracelet.

My previous ride was a 2011 Trek 1.5 in satin black with white and gray highlights. It was pretty much stock featuring a 50cm alpha white aluminum frame, carbon fork and seat post, Shimano Tiagra components and shifters, a SRAM PG-950 cassette and a FSA Vero triple crank. As with all Trek bikes, it had the full compliment of Bontrager accessories including wheels, tires, stem, headset, bars and a surprisingly comfortable Bontager Affinity saddle.

Modifications included  Bontrager Race X Lite Clip-on Aerobars, Shimano PD-R540 SPD-L pedals, a Cat Eye Strada Double Wireless cycling computer, Bontrager R2 road tires, 2 Bontrager water cages with Camelbak Podium Chill bottles, and a Sci’Con Hippo 550 saddlebag.

This bike  has since moved onto a new owner which is contently continuing to put more miles on this reliable steed.

The bike that started it all off was a Trek 7200 in silver and blue, with a whole host of modifications. It was a great, comfortable bike, on which I racked up nearly 2,000 miles, until that fateful day when a silver chevy decided to make some permanently terminal modifications to it. The bike is nothing more than a cherished memory now as it was beyond repairs.

8 thoughts on “My Bike

    1. A big upgrade is coming right around the corner. My trusty steed has served me well but I am pushing it’s capabilities. No complaints though, I’m probably going to convert her to a tourer/foul weather rider.

      1. My short list has Cervelo, Orbea, Focus and Trek on it. It’s hard to beat the amazing service we get from Trek down here having a Trek concept store nearby. I’ve got my eye on the new Domane, especially since I am predominantly long distance/endurance cyclist. Nothing rides quite like it.

      2. man…if your local trek dealer is that good, its gonna be hard to buy anything else. Excellent choices on your shortlist! Can’t wait to check out the spec after you get it.

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