Trek Madone 7 Series 2013
Fast is Everything
Trek throws their professional riders a bike that is objectively better and therefore an advantage over everything else in the peloton. The new Madones offer the racer rider huge advancements in three key areas:
Kammtail or KVF?
The Kammtail Virtual Foil (KVF) tube shape is groundbreaking aero technology. KVF minimizes drag with a truncated airfoil that bends to respond to the most common wind angles, significantly decreasing wind resistance.
In the real world 7 Series Madone saves its rider an average 25 watts at 40kph.
Less To Go Around
The Madone 7 Series frame with U5 Vapor Coat weighs 750 grams, nearly 200 grams lighter than the previous Madone.
How stiff do You Need?
The tubes have been conceived and designed for the professional peloton. They are radically flat and oversized to provide gold-standard stiffness and power transmission
But also Trek's Ride Tuned seatmast and KVF tube shapes mean that 7 Series Madone also benefits from vertical compliance that is over 97% more compliant than its nearest aero competitor.