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How to choose the best road bike

Road bikes are designed to be ridden primarily on tarmac for recreation, fitness and speed. These are the bikes that you see everywhere from the Tour de France to the group road ride at your local bike shop. Road bike technology has developed at a rapid pace, and new bikes are lighter, stronger, more comfortable and faster than ever before.

All Trek road bikes will perform effectively in a wide variety of riding situations, from racing to long-distance touring. But each style is designed to emphasise certain rider priorities and be used for a particular type of ride. Determining which style of bike fits your goals is the first step in identifying the one that you’ll most enjoy riding.


Domane carries you over rougher roads with remarkable efficiency, and its stable endurance geometry and road-smoothing IsoSpeed technology keep you riding stronger for longer.


Émonda is stiff, responsive and shockingly lightweight, with an explosive ride quality that favours riders who like snappy handling and classic road bike geometry.


Madone is the ultimate fusion of aerodynamics, ride quality and integration. It’s an insanely fast race bike, yet it has enough compliance and versatility for everyday riders.


Checkpoint is designed for gravel but fully capable of so much more. Whether you’re riding for fun, commuting to work or you’re just getting into gravel riding, this bike does it all.

Which Trek road bike is best for me?
Electric road bikes


E-road bikes let you enjoy more of what you love about road riding. They pair true road race tech with advanced pedal-assist technology so you can hit distance and speed milestones you never thought possible.

More ways to ride

See the world

Touring bikes aren’t designed to win races or set records, unless your kind of record is seeing more of the world from the saddle. These bikes are designed to take you long distances in comfort. Looking for adventure? A touring bike is right for you.

Haul the essentials

Big adventures can require extra gear. Touring bikes have features that make it simple to mount racks, panniers and other bags so that you can carry everything you need to explore.

Ready for adventure

Touring bikes are built to stand up to the rigours of travel. From city streets to mountain vistas or desert roads, these bikes are built to last.


Ready to race

Cross bikes are designed for cyclocross racing, a growing and beginner-friendly discipline that involves racing skinny-tyre bikes on circuit courses that are primarily off-road, on grass and sometimes on trails.

Tough and capable

Features like treaded tyres and disc brakes make CX bikes most at home on dirt, grass, gravel and mud. In the off-season, it’s easy to swap the treaded tyres for slicks for a more efficient ride on the road.

World Cup Champs

Trek cyclocross bikes have been piloted to World Cup victories thanks to their dialled geometries, light weights and other race-ready features.


Ultimate aero performance

Tri bikes take the aerodynamic benefits of integration and special tube shaping to an entirely new level. In a sport without drafting, these advanced aerodynamics give you the ability to cut through the wind for an ultra-efficient ride.

Put down power

Triathlon bikes are designed to transfer all of your power onto the road. They are exceptionally stiff, making them ideal for long, relatively flat stretches of road.

Race-specific features

A triathlon bike is the best choice if your primary interest in cycling is to train for triathlons and race in them. For riding that’s not as tailored to a specific purpose, a more traditional road bike is probably a better choice.

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