Trek is taking its OCLV technology to the next level in 2004. With input from five times Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong the new Madone 5.9 is a lightweight yet super aerodynamic bike capable of winning number 6. The bike is named after the famous climb that many of the top pro's, Armstrong included, use to test thier fitness levels during the season.
The Madone 5.9 has been created with OCLV 110 with most of the tubes being redesigned. The main tubes have all been configured to maximise aerodynamic efficiency on the flat. The frame and fork is also lighter than its predecessor weighing a rediculously low 1.44kg's, with a new lighter frame and Bontrager XXX fork.
The bike has been put through its paces at the Texas A&M wind tunnel and the results were impressive. According to Trek there isnt a flat surface on the bike making it super slippery through the air.
The new Madone will be available at all good bike shops in November so start saving.