Who, save for cyclists of Lance Armstrong stature (RIP, your career, Lance), needs an eleven-thousand dollar bicycle? Hardcore bikers, that’s who.
Consider the Trek Madone 7.9 race bike the
Cadillac Rolls-Royce of bicycles. Not only is it one of the most aerodynamic, lightest race bikes, Trek claims it’s one of the fastest in the world. And it’s hard to not believe them. Made from ultralight, ultra-strong 700-Series OCLV (Optimum Compaction, Low Void) carbon fiber and exacted to KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) standards, the Madone 7-series sports 11 speeds, body-integrated front and rear brakes, Bontrager wheels and tires, and much, much more. The end result of all of these really serious-sounding terms and technologies? A bicycle that hauls serious ass and compromises on nothing. Nothing.
Oh, and Mr. Armstrong totally approves.