Trek introduces disk brakes to Domane line

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Trek introduced its carbon Domane 6.9 Disc road model with thru axles and its Closed Convert dropouts, with rear dropout spacing now 142x12mm. The fork’s dropout is 15mm. According to Trek, both are able to convert to traditional quick releases. This model is built around the a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic group with R785 hydraulic brakes, a 50/34-tooth crankset and a 11-28, 11-speed cassette to tackle the rough stuff.

Retail on the Domane Disc 6.9 is $7,900.

Although the bike comes specced with Bontrager R3 700x25c tires, there appears to be ample room for at least a 32c tire, which we plan to fit into our 60cm test sample, received from Trek two weeks ago, and weighing a titch over 16 pounds without pedals.

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Trek calls this a road bike, but we think it may best fall into the nebulous ‘gravel grinder’ category. Once more suitable tires like the Panaracer Gravelking 700x28s are installed—which is our intent when we tackle Railroad Grade up Mt. Tamalpais as our shakedown ride next week—we’ll have a better understanding of the bike’s capabilities.

Trek also introduced its Domane 4.0 Disc for a more palatable $2,100, spec’d with Shimano Sora 9-speed group and TRP disc brakes. Both will be available in Trek dealerships soon.

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