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Tour de France bikes: John Degenkolb's Trek Madone Disc - Gallery

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John Degenkolb's Trek Madone Disc

John Degenkolb's Trek Madone Disc (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Here you can see the pearlescent effect of the ICON Chrome Tour paint

Here you can see the pearlescent effect of the ICON Chrome Tour paint (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The IsoSpeed system is adjusted via two hex bolts on the seat tube and underside of the top tube

The IsoSpeed system is adjusted via two hex bolts on the seat tube and underside of the top tube (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Degenkolb's Madone was paired with Bontrager Aeolus XXX 6 wheels for the earlier stages of the race

Degenkolb's Madone was paired with Bontrager Aeolus XXX 6 wheels for the earlier stages of the race (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Trek-Segafredo pair their Bontrager wheels with tubular tyres from Vittoria

Trek-Segafredo pair their Bontrager wheels with tubular tyres from Vittoria (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A small strip of electrical tape prevents any valve rattle from on the rims

A small strip of electrical tape prevents any valve rattle from on the rims (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Trek also integrate a Bontrager speed sensor into the chain stay

Trek also integrate a Bontrager speed sensor into the chain stay (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The Madone Disc uses thru-axles

The Madone Disc uses thru-axles (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Degenkolb runs a standard Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 11-28 cassette

Degenkolb runs a standard Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 11-28 cassette (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A setback seatpost is paired with a white Bontrager Montrose Pro saddle

A setback seatpost is paired with a white Bontrager Montrose Pro saddle (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Understated decals showcase the Madone Disc's special paint design

Understated decals showcase the Madone Disc's special paint design (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The new Trek Madone features Trek's IsoSpeed Decoupler adjustable dampening system for improved comfort

The new Trek Madone features Trek's IsoSpeed Decoupler adjustable dampening system for improved comfort (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals are widely used in the WorldTour peloton

Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 pedals are widely used in the WorldTour peloton (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Degenkolb runs 54/42 chainrings and 172.5mm cranks on his Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P crankset

Degenkolb runs 54/42 chainrings and 172.5mm cranks on his Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P crankset (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Huge Trek decals take up most of the real estate on the down tube of the frameset

Huge Trek decals take up most of the real estate on the down tube of the frameset (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The bike uses Bontrager XXX bottle cages

The bike uses Bontrager XXX bottle cages (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers provides the shifting and braking controls for Degenkolb

Shimano Dura-Ace R9150 levers provides the shifting and braking controls for Degenkolb (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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An integrated out-front computer mount holds Degenkolbs Garmin Edge 520 computer

An integrated out-front computer mount holds Degenkolbs Garmin Edge 520 computer (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The new Madone features an updated cockpit system

The new Madone features an updated cockpit system (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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A look at Degenkolb's front wheel setup

A look at Degenkolb's front wheel setup (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The thru-axle accomodating forks have a square taper at the feet of the fork

The thru-axle accomodating forks have a square taper at the feet of the fork (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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The front end of Degenkolb's bike

The front end of Degenkolb's bike (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)
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Degenkolb's drivetrain consists exclusively of Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series components

Degenkolb's drivetrain consists exclusively of Shimano Dura-Ace R9100 series components (Image credit: Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

This article first appeared on BikeRadar.

John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) took a stage victory on stage nine of this year’s Tour de France and in doing so, the German took his biggest victory since a career-threatening training accident back in 2016.

Riding on the more endurance-focused Trek Domane for the cobbles of Northern France, Degenkolb has used the new Trek Madone Disc for most of the other stages during the race so far, which was released in the days leading up to the Tour, as well as using the lightweight Trek Emonda Disc frameset for the mountain stages of the race.

Launched at the same time as the new Madone frameset, Trek announced an accompanying special run of paint finishes for the frameset, dubbed ICON. For the opening stages of the 2018 Tour de France, Trek-Segafredo ran special Tour edition-finished Trek Madone Discs in ICON Chrome Tour versions of the paint.

Here you can see the pearlescent effect of the ICON Chrome Tour paint

Trek-Segafredo is one of several teams at the race to run full Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-series groupsets, with Trek-Segafredo also opting to run Shimano’s R9100-P power meter crankset.

Most of the finishing kit on Degenkolb’s bike comes courtesy of Trek’s component company Bontrager, which provides Degenkolb with Aeolus XXX 6 wheels, Montrose Pro saddle and XXX bottle cages, while Vittoria provides the team with its tyres.

The new Madone framesets feature proprietary cockpits, consisting of a two-piece aero system. Unlike the previous Madone’s cockpit, which was a fixed, one-piece system, the new cockpit allows handlebar angle adjustment of +/- 5 percent while four different stem lengths and handlebar widths should cater for most riders.

The new cockpit also features internal cable routing, offering Degenkolb and his teammates cleaner looking and more aerodynamic front ends.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a closer look at John Degenkolb’s Trek Madone Disc for the 2018 Tour de France.

 

Frameset: Trek Madone Disc in ICON Chrome Tour finish

Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120, 160mm Shimano Dura-Ace rotor
Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9120, 140mm Shimano Dura-Ace rotor
Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100, 11-28
Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P, 54/42 chainrings and 172.5mm cranks
Wheelset: Bontrager Aeolus XXX 6
Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm tubular
Handlebars/stem: Trek Madone 400mm wide, 150mm stem
Tape/grips: Bontrager
Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100
Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Pro
Seatpost: Trek Madone integrated
Bottle cages: Bontrager XXX
Computer: Garmin Edge 520

Critical measurements

Rider height: 1.80m
Seat height from bottom bracket (centre to top): 720mm
Saddle nose to handlebars at stem: 590mm