After much anticipation, we are all finally going to #BearWitness to three new bikes from the folks at Trek: Madone, Procaliber SL and Top Fuel. Each one is race-bred and built to excel on twisty singletrack or endless switchbacks.

2016 Trek Madone

2016 Trek Madone 9.9

The new Madone takes the aero road ball and runs with it full steam ahead. For Trek, they have undertaken their most ambitious road bike project to date and delivered an all-new aero racing bike that intends to deliver rider comfort, aerodynamics and solid handling. The current Madone is not that old (launched in 2013), but the 2016 Madone is an entirely new beast in every way.

2016 Trek Madone Highlights:

  • KVF (Kamm Virtual Foil) tube shapes
  • IsoSpeed Decoupler for improved ride
  • Nearly-invisible internal cable routing
  • Complete electronic integration
  • Claimed as the most aero road bike overall
  • Proprietary center-pull brakes
  • Fits up to 28mm rubber
  • Integrated bar/stem for improved aerodynamics
  • Claimed 19w savings at 40kph (over Emonda)
  • Weight: 950 grams (56cm H1)
  • Price: $6299 – $13,649 complete ($4729 – $5779 frameset)

2016 Trek Procaliber SL

2016 Trek Procaliber 9.9 SL

The all-new Procaliber SL brings the IsoSpeed Decoupler to dirt for an improved ride on the roughest terrain. Hardtails are never as smooth as full-suspension designs, but the Procaliber SL will certainly take the edge off the rough stuff while providing a solid pedaling platform for even the most demanding races. With smart wheel sizes, the small frame gets 27.5″ wheels. And, the frame utilizes the latest Boost 148/110 hub spacing.

2016 Trek Procaliber SL Highlights:

  • IsoSpeed decoupler for faster, smoother riding
  • Boost 148/110 hub spacing for stronger, stiffer wheels and increased clearance
  • G2 Geometry for precision and stability
  • Smart wheel sizing (15.5″ gets 27.5″ wheels)
  • Available in OCLV carbon frames only
  • Price: $3679 – $8399

2016 Trek Top Fuel

2016 Trek Top Fuel 9.9 SL

Back and better than ever, the all-new Top Fuel is intented to be the ultimate race weapon when the course or trail is best-suited to a full-suspension bike. Utilizing the latest slate of suspension goodness (ABP, EVO Link and Full Floater), this bike is race-tuned and utilizes the latest Boost 148/110 spacing. And, as with other bikes, this one will have smart wheel sizes based on the frame (15.5″ frame gets 27.5″ wheels).

2016 Trek Top Fuel Highlights:

  • G2 Geometry for precise handling
  • ABP, Full Floater and EVO Link suspension technologies
  • 100mm travel front and rear
  • Mino Link adjustable geometry
  • Control Freak internal cable routing
  • Boost 148/110 hub spacing
  • Short chainstays (right at 17-inches)
  • Available in OCLV carbon and aluminum models
  • Price: $2729 – $9499 complete ($3469 frameset)

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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