Madone SL 6 carries forward the advanced aerodynamic performance and all-round ride quality as other Madone road bike models, but it keeps the price in check with a standard stem and aero bar set up for adjustability. It's the ultimate race bike at our best value, with extraordinary race performance, aero wheels, a road-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler, hidden cables and the sleek look that screams for speed.
It's right for you if...
You want speed, light weight, aerodynamics, the extra stopping power and tyre clearance that come with hydraulic disc brakes and a workhorse drivetrain that's fully capable of racing but won't quit on your hardest training rides either.
The tech you get
A lightweight 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame with KVF aerodynamic tube shaping and road-smoothing Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed, KVF full carbon disc fork, an adjustable aero bar and stem, a 2x11 Shimano Ultegra drivetrain, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Aeolus Comp Disc wheels, a micro-adjust Madone seatmast and Shimano Ultegra flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes.
The final word
A Madone-specific 700 Series OCLV Carbon layup for aerodynamics, light weight and superior ride quality. The aero frame, hydraulic disc brakes and a race-worthy drivetrain make this ride your quickest way to the podium.
Frame: 700 Series OCLV Carbon, KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) tube shape, Adjustable Top Tube IsoSpeed, Micro-adjust seatmast, tapered head tube, BB90, flat mount disc brakes, 12 mm thru-axle, invisible cable routing, control centre, precision water bottle placement, Aero 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S-compatible
Fork: Madone KVF full carbon disc, carbon tapered steerer, carbon dropouts, hidden cable routing, flat-mount disc brake, 12 mm thru-axle
Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus Comp 5 Disc Tubeless Ready, 12 mm thru-axle
Tyres: Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25c
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed
Front derailleur: Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
Rear derailleur: Shimano Ultegra
Crank: Shimano Ultegra, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom bracket: BB90
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra, 11-28, 11-speed
Chain: Shimano Ultegra
Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Elite, titanium rails
Seatpost: Madone carbon seatpost, 25 mm offset w/integrated light mount
Handlebar: Madone-specific adjustable aero VR-CF, internal cable routing
Stem: Madone-specific internal cable routing
Head set: Madone integrated, stainless cartridge bearings, sealed, 1-3/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
Brake set: Shimano Ultegra flat-mount hydraulic disc
Pedals: Not included
Weight: 56cm – 8.38 kg