Trek Madone SSL 5.9 - Euro 2,750 - good buy?

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  1. BullGod

    BullGod New Member

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    Been offered a Trek Madone SSL 5.9 (DuraAce) by my local bike shop for Euro 2,750 (about $3,355) it's been demoed a little so he claims it's reduced from Eur 4,000 ($4,880)

    I'm thinking of taking it, as I'm doing a Cat 1 crit next week and my Giant TCR (Shimano 105) is virtually deceased.

    is this a good price? I ride 18,000km a year, and race cat 1) and the guy said I need DuraAce for that.

    all advice welcome. I know very little about bikes, apart from how to ride 'em fast.
     
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  2. OscarC

    OscarC New Member

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    You don't per say need, Dura Ace. You could use Ultegra or 105 for that matter. It's the engine that counts.



     
  3. ToffoIsMe

    ToffoIsMe New Member

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    This is true, but it is a VERY good deal.
     
  4. kennf

    kennf New Member

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    Are you sure it isn't the SL? The SSL retails for $7,700.
     
  5. Postie

    Postie New Member

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    That's correct. If this is actually an SSL, then it is a steal of a price (that is if you want a OCLV 55 frame), however I doubt that it is the SSL. It's also a great price for an SL 5.9.
     
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    ChangMan New Member

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    I'm not a huge Trek fan, but at that price for a 5.9 SSL, I would definitely take it.
     
  7. BullGod

    BullGod New Member

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    It is an OCLV 55 frame.

    I bought it. I ride 18,000km a year, and I'm 1st cat so I thought Dura Ace is necessary. I used 105 for thre last 2 years and it couldn't hack the workload. It's gonna be taking me on a cat 1 criterium next monday.


     
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