Radical new Trek Madone SLR released ahead of Tour de France

A rear-side on image of a light blue Trek Madone
(Image credit: Trek)

Let’s be honest, the release of the new Trek Madone is no great shock to anyone; the radical-looking seattube first spotted at the Dauphine is pretty hard to hide from even the most inattentive fans. But today's the day it becomes official from Trek, so here we have it, the new Trek Madone SLR. The 7th generation all-out aero bike from the Wisconsin megabrand. There are some big changes to cover compared to the old Madone, which naturally featured in our list of the best aero bikes, but this remains a road bike focussed on cheating the wind in every way it can.

The headlines are, as per the new bikes officially released pre-Tour from Scott and Pinarello, that the new Madone SLR is faster and lighter than ever before. How much lighter? How much faster? Let’s dig into the details and find out.

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Will Jones
Senior Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. He’s tried his hand at most cycling disciplines, from the standard mix of road, gravel, and mountain bike, to the more unusual like bike polo and tracklocross. He’s made his own bike frames, covered tech news from the biggest races on the planet, and published countless premium galleries thanks to his excellent photographic eye. Also, given he doesn’t ever ride indoors he’s become a real expert on foul-weather riding gear. His collection of bikes is a real smorgasbord, with everything from vintage-style steel tourers through to superlight flat bar hill climb machines.