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July 19, 2023 (7 months ago)
Collection only

Trek Madone 5.2 Aero Carbon Road Bike. 

£1100 ono.

Can be viewed in Carlisle, West Sussex or Portsmouth or in between.

Frame size: 56cm H2 

Zipp 303 Firecrest aero wheels on Zipp hubs

Continental GP5000 tyres 28C

Easton EC90 carbon handlebars and stem

Shimano Dura Ace brakes

Shimano 105 11 speed groupset (cranks 172.5, 50/34 chainrings, cassette 12-25)

Specialized Toupe Expert saddle (143mm)

Trek carbon seatmast

Bontrager Duotrap speed and cadence sensor (bluetooth and ant+)

Weight as pictured 7.21kg

I bought this from the original owner in 2017 and it is by far my nicest bike. I’m going to regret selling it but we live in a small house without the storage space for all our bikes and in the current market it doesn’t look like we’ll move anytime soon. The Trek loses out as it is my least used bike. As much as possible it is kept for dry days and good roads, but in Cumbria we don’t have many dry days or good roads. Instead I mainly ride my gravel bike which, with slicks, isn’t too much of a compromise and I don’t fret about it through the potholes and road debris.

The bike is in good condition and working well. Hub bearings are smooth, no play. Bottom bracket bearings are smooth, no play, no creaking. Headset has no play but the bearings aren’t perfect, there’s a slight roughness to them when you lift the wheel and spin the bars, not bad and not noticeable when riding, they are cartridge bearings so easy to replace. 

There are a couple of chips to paint on the bottom bracket shell which I’ve shown in the photos. Both were present when I bought the bike, have not given me any problems and the carbon underneath is fine.

There is a cut in the rear tyre. I have patched this from the inside and it has been fine for a few hundred miles but you may prefer to replace this.

There are some cosmetic scuffs to the saddle, rear derailleur, cranks and quick releases. This is a used bike so I would describe the rest of the bike and components as “good but not pristine”. The rear bottle cage has a slight crack but has been like this for a while and hasn’t dropped a bottle.

The sale includes a second, extended seatmast. I am 6’ with a 34” inside leg and with this the bike fits me fine with room to go higher.

Just to avoid any nasty surprises: the Zipp rims are wider than the old school narrow rims the bike was originally designed around and the aero rear brake doesn’t have quite the width adjustment of the front. This means that you get a bit of brake rub when you fit new brake pads. I get around this by fitting new pads to the front and once they have worn a couple of mm I move them to the back. Then I have no problems and still have loads of life in the pads. For the record the bike came to me with Zipp approved pads and I have always fitted approved pads (currently SwissStop FlashPro Black Prince which have been by far the best).

Torque wrench always used when working on the bike.

I live near Carlisle but am currently between Amberley in West Sussex and Portsmouth. With sufficient notice I can have the bike at either location or potentially stop off in between. If you are in the wider West Sussex area I might even be able to ride the bike out for a viewing. Some time in the first week of August (date currently unknown) I will be returning to Carlisle and could potentially stop along the way for a viewing if it’s not too far off route.

More photos available (or check my ebay listing).

I would prefer to sell direct rather than post so the buyer can view the bike in person. Any questions please get in contact.

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