Mrs B loves riding her old Trek Domane with its compact chainset and 11-34 cassette but after three or four days of climbing in the Alps her tired legs thwarted her ambition; so, using that as an excuse Mrs B thought about a new bike to help her up the mountains and incorporate some light gravel adventures.
The new Trek Domane is only available in a 2 x 11 or 2 x 12 option but with its increased tyre clearances the 2020 frameset does lend itself to having 38mm gravel tyres installed for riding over tracks and trails.
Kept it black and ordered the frameset through Project One to get the paint, the standard colour looked a little too much like her old bike.
The Shimano shifters and brakes are Ultegra Di2 disc, the rear mech is a Shimano XT mountain bike derailleur with a clutch to keep the chain tensioned and big enough to accommodate the 11 - 46 tooth cassette range. The powermeter is by Quarq and has a 42 tooth chainring.
The Bontrager Aeolus XXX2 carbon rimmed wheels are one of cycling's best kept secrets, weighing in at 1380 grams and with a lifetime warranty and two year free crash damage replacement programme. Tyres are Continental GP5000 28mm tubeless.
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