5-Star rating and winner of 'Spring Classics' shootout. "Every occasion we get to ride Trek's Domane it asonishes us with its capabilities as much as it did the first time."
5-Star rating. Trek's Domane is one of the best rides for bad surfaces we've ever tried.
The speed and handling of a true super bike, with the glide of a cyclocross machine over the rough stuff
No doubt there was a bias among our test group that favored bikes which could handle the rough stuff, and no bike in this test did that better than the Trek Domane 4.7. The other major factor in favor of the Domane 4.7 is its parts spec. Trek’s gruppo is 100 percent Ultegra.
It’s also not an accident that our test team loved this bike. “I would buy this bike no question,” said one tester. “The overall ride quality — especially on rough roads — is hard to beat at this price point.” The other major factor in favor of the Domane 4.7 is its spec. Like nearly all the bikes in this shootout, it benefits from the precision reliability of an 11-speed Shimano Ultegra drivetrain. But unlike some of the other bikes in this round-up, the gruppo is complete. No swapping in substitute components (brakes, chainrings, etc), which is often done by product managers to help keep costs down. This was undoubtedly one of the top bikes in this test, delivering all the key features that should be part and parcel for an endurance road bike. While not the most nimble climber in the world, the Trek Domane 4.7 is comfortable and efficient whether slogging through an all-day ride on the flats, or rambling down a dirt road during a roubaix-style race or ride.
We chose the Domane as the better complete package.
For more performance, opt for the Domane
The Domane once again proved itself as quite possibly the best all-around bike on the market