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November 9, 2007

dream road bike

Tags: Ironman Training — 8:57 am Comments (2)

2005 Trek 5.2 Madone SL

This is the same road bike as below but with my new paint job and lots of stickers removed. Also has the Ritchey Carbon WCS Evolution bar, an X2 Thomson stem, Chris King headset, Fizik Arione seat, titanium water cages. The rest is the same from before, Ultegra double, Bontrager seat post, Aeolus 5.0 wheels, Keo carbon pedals, Mavic computer.

Definitely my dream set-up. Only other upgrades I can think of is to get a Thomson seat post and change out the Ultegra set when that’s worn down. I think it looks just as good as the new 2008 Madones.

2005 Trek 5.2 Madone SL Bike w/ stock paint job. Ultegra double. Bontrager components. Keo pedals, Aeolus 5.0 race wheels. Did four Ironmans on this ride.

2004 Trek 5200

My first road bike. Road my first Ironman on this one. Ultegra Triple. Bontrager stock parts. San Selle Marco seat. Frame busted because of chain suck.


  1. Nice and simple looking bike! It doesn’t look as busy as it’s original paint scheme.

    Where or how do you find a business that paints frames? I’m located in Orange County.


    Comment by P — November 28, 2007 @ 9:11 pm

  2. I actually sent it back to Trek because it’s carbon fiber and they have to strip it. But local bike shops should know where you can get your bike painted. It’s kinda of a silly thing to paint your bike but I’ve put a lot mileage on mine at least 5000 miles and plan on riding for 5k – 10k more so I took the plunge.

    Comment by rebron — November 29, 2007 @ 8:36 am

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