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A Versatile Road Bike: Trek Domane 4.0

If you can only own one bike, this Trek might be the most versatile out there.

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If you can only own one bike, this Trek might be the most versatile out there.

Trek Domane 4.0
$2,100, Trekbikes.com

Unless you’re planning to own multiple bikes, you’re going to have to decide between a triathlon-specific bike and a well-rounded road machine. The Trek Domane, however, offers a compromise.

This smooth-riding road bike is suited to finding the sweet spot between traditional road and tri positions. Slapping aerobars on a road bike often forces the rider into a scrunched position, resulting in a loss of power. The Domane’s geometry—handlebars higher above the ground and closer to the rider than many race-tuned road bikes—creates a conservative road position and facilitates an efficient aero position when coupled with clip-on aerobars.

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