Name: Alexander Restrepo
Location: Miami, FL USA
Bike: 2016 Trek Madone 9 SRS Project One (Off the front White | Black | ViperRed)
Groupset: SRAM RED eTAP
Wheels: ENVE SES 4.5 with DT Swiss Hubs
Pedals: Look Keo 2 Max
Saddle: Fizik Antares R1 Carbon Braided
Other: Bontrager Ion 700RT and Flare R lights | Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II (700C x 25C)
Weight: 16 to 16.5lbs (7.2 – 7.5kgs)
When did you buy it?
I ordered the bike April 2016 and received it May 2016
What made you choose this bike?
My previous bike, a 2004 Trek 5200, has always treated me well so my main focus was on getting another Trek. When Trek introduced the new Madone I was immediately captured by the complete integration, technology and look of the bike. Also, I knew that I wanted something cutting edge/special since I’m not the type of person that buys bikes often.
What modifications/additions have you done?
None. The bike was built to have everything I wanted from the get go. The only changes made during the build were the saddle and the wheels which were purchased separately.
What components are you running?
SRAM RED eTAP with CeramicSpeed bottom bracket – Cranks 53/39 – 172.5mm, Cassette 11-28, ENVE SES 4.5 wheels with DT Swiss Hubs and Continental Grand Prix 4000 S II (700C x 25C) tires.
How many miles/kilometers do you do a year?
I’m now doing 4000 miles per year.
What do you love about this bike?
So far I love everything about the bike. It’s cutting edge, stiff, fast and comfortable…what more can you ask for in an aero bike. I like the fact that I was able to pick the colors from the Project One site which makes the bike more personal. Not to mention that the folks at Trek thought of everything in terms of overall integration including how the computer and lights are placed on the bike.
Favorite riding area?
Living in Miami, most of the riding is flat and there are many great areas to ride, especially in a group. My cycling club, Everglades Bicycle Club, holds an annual ride in Redland, FL called the Tour de Redland (located between South Miami and Homestead) which is by far my favorite ride. You are able to ride for miles without having to stop and the scenery is beautiful as the lush farmlands unroll in front of you.
Favorite riding experience on your bike?
My first ride. To experience a new cutting edge bike and seeing the end results put a big smile on my face. I look forward to many future miles and personal milestones.
None. All upgrades/modifications were done during the build and so far I can’t think of anything that needs changing.
I smile just looking at the bike. I’d like to thank Ray at Coral Way Bike Shop for making the bike purchase painless and putting together my dream bike, as well as Freddy Viera at F2 Performance Lab for the pre fit, the post fit and the saddle selection. Both Ray and Freddy have exceptional customer service and they do not hesitate to go the extra mile to make you happy.
And lastly a shout out to the Everglades Bicycle Club for all that they do for the cycling community in Miami.
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