|Frame||Trek 400 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2, BB90|
|Fork||Trek IsoSpeed carbon|
|Tires||Bontrager R2, 700 x 25c|
|Crankset||Shimano R565 compact|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race Blade VR-C|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Gel Cork|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra|
|Saddle||Bontrager Affinity 2|
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I rode my Trek FX 7.3 a lot last year. Over 1600 miles on it. But 60 + miles was a trial. Been there, got the ... you can probably understand: ouch! So, I wanted/needed a bike that could get me farther in a day's ride. (Keeping the 7.3 for bad weather, parking in DC, and the C&O - worked great on GAP.) While getting my 7.3 serviced, I test rode and fell in lust with the Specialized Roubais - but later tried the Trek Domane and fell in love! It just fit me better - and everything I liked about the Roubais, I found in the Domane as welland I thought the ride was smoother on uneven surfaces and I thought the ride was smoother on uneven surfaces. Been riding it since November. My LBS mounted the stem "upside-down" so that the frame fit me even better. So for me: 60 miles on the Domane feels like 30-35 on the 7.3. I feel ready for a century ride this spring/summer. I tend to ride more slowly than a lot of folks - but I've had some 16.9 mph 5 mile split times, so this bike can move. (Due the the DC area traffic, I really don't feel comfortable "fully engaging the bike".) The Ultegra set is smooth and precise. The bike is light, so it's pretty easy to climb. I seldom to almost never have to stand on the pedals to get up the hills. I kept the SPD pedals/shoes/cleats that I used on the 7.3. Not sure if the shoes/cleats/pedals are going to be comfortable for a century ride: but that's not about the bike. The saddle is OK. I think? Jury is out on that. But I tried several to get the right fit on my 7.3, but I'm not sure what to do on the Domane: I'm giving it a few more months & miles. If you are considering a Domane 2.x, consider a 4.x. The frame difference is noticeable (every ride).
With the weather changing, I've only been able to do a few 20 mile rides. Can't wait for my first century in the spring. This bike is VERY comfortable for me with lower back issues. For the package of components offered it compares very well at the price point. I wanted ultegra shifting and you can pay much more for this at the same weight.
I was a long time Trek Mountain bike rider who enjoyed a pleasant trail ride of up 20 miles. Needed a bike to ride with a friend who only had a road bike. I had tried all the other bikes out there and did not like the rough ride and pain in the backside I got. I knew the minute I got on this bike that I had found my new home. I can not get enough of riding this bike. I completed my metric century after just a couple of months and have increased my riding to 80 miles per week. I can go as far as my muscles will let me go. On my mountain bike, my body pain stopped me. I have lost 40 pounds and gotten back the weight I was at when I was 21 years old. I am almost 50 now. I have had the bike since August and have put over 700 miles on the bike already and have not had any issues - not even a flat tire. I could not recommend it any higher. It has saved my life by getting my weight down and physical conditioning to an amazing level.