Today Trek announced the introduction of Silque, an all-new women’s-specific endurance road bike that takes many of the technologies introduced in the proven Domane frame and applies them to a women’s-specific fit. The bikes are equipped with the same IsoSpeed decoupler that has proven itself in World Tour racing and under my behind when I reviewed the Domane 4.5.
After months of testing different geometry configurations, Trek has developed a new women’s specific geometry for Silque that puts the rider in a position of power. Compared to previous generations of WSD geometry, Silque frames feature a shorter seat tube for more standover, slightly more stack, and a longer wheelbase, giving it the stability of the Domane while retaining the lively ride qualities of Trek’s aero road line, Madone. Compared to the Domane WSD bikes, the Silque has a slightly tweaked geometry, with a higher bottom bracket and shorter chainstays.
The Silque bikes will be built around an OCLV carbon frame, with an integrated chainkeeper, internal cable routing, and a BB90 bottom bracket shell.
There are four Silque models:
Silque: $2,090, with Shimano Tiagra.
Silque SL: $3,150, with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed.
Silque SLX: $3,680, with Shimano Ultegra 11-speed, a more advanced 600 Series carbon frame, and slightly upgraded components.
Silque SSL: $6,600, with Ultegra Di2, the more advanced frame, and an upgraded wheelset.
The Silque SSL is also available through Trek’s Project One program for the ultimate in customization.
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