Trek Madone 4.7 - 2012

Trek Madone 4.7
$1,849.99
$3,149.99
Size:
56cm

Details

Swoopy descents, serpentine roads and epic climbs; Trek's Madone 4.7 was made for these and more! Constructed of Trek's trick OCLV Carbon, this beauty is light and stiff for top-notch power transfer and efficiency, while remaining impressively compliant for ride-all-day comfort. Complementing the sweet ride is a Bontrager Race Lite oversize carbon fork for maximum steering precision and control. And, this amazing bike is built for action with Bontrager's Race wheels, which are seemingly effortless to get up to speed, a compact Shimano Ultegra 10-speed gruppo for quick shifting, and a host of Bontrager's quality Race components, too.

Bontrager Race Lite Carbon fork

Bontrager's Race Lite Carbon Fork (left) uses a standard 1 1/8-inch steerer diameter at the top in combination with a 1 1/2-inch bottom diameter to increase fork stiffness and strength. This ingenious design also significantly reduces the weight thanks to its oversize bottom, which allows using a hollow aluminum crown bonded to the carbon legs (as opposed to the solid aluminum crowns found on most traditional forks; shown on the right). Trek's oversize E2 head tube adds strength and stiffness. The result is an unbelievably stiff and super-light front end.


Trek's BB90.
Trek's Madone features a unique bottom bracket (image, right) that's 90mm wide (traditional ones are 68mm wide). This wide bottom bracket lets Trek build the frame with larger tubes for increased power transfer. Plus, the 90mm bottom bracket is machined so that the bearings can be placed directly into the frame (image) saving weight (due to fewer parts, below), ensuring additional pedaling efficiency and simplifying maintenance and repair.
Trek's BB90.

Specs

Frame Trek 400 Series OCLV carbon
Fork Bontrager Race Lite Carbon w/E2 aluminum steerer
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Race wheelset
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Bontrager R2, 700 x 23c
Crankset Shimano Ultegra
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 10-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano Ultegra STI
Handlebars Bontrager Race Blade VR-C
Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
Stem Bontrager Race Lite
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
Brakes Shimano Ultegra
Saddle Bontrager Affinity 2
Seatpost Bontrager carbon

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
56cm 768682199923 14440005112

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 21 reviews)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (16)
  • Handles Well  (13)
  • Fast  (13)
  • Comfortable  (12)
  • Responsive  (12)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable Seat  (5)
  • Maybe the seat 
  • None 
  • Poor Components 
  • Hard to keep clean 

Best Uses

  • Serious Training  (10)
  • Exercising  (10)
  • Casual Riding  (9)
  • Racing  (9)
  • Climbing  (9)
  • Road biking  (7)
  • Commuting  (4)
  • Long rides steep climbs 

REVIEWS

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5

I love this bike

By 

from Pacific Beach, San Diego

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Durable
  • Versatile
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Maybe The Seat

Best Uses

  • Road Biking
  • Long Rides Steep Climbs

Comments:

I am in my mid twenty's and was looking for a great first road bike that I could grow with over time. I was looking for something that was all carbon with a comfortable frame and once I test road this bike I know it was the perfect fit. With a smaller budget i was looking to get the most for my money and i found this to be the best deal with full shimano ultegra components and full carbon. The bike also looks better than most bike i have come across. I have so far had this bike for 6 months and put roughly 500 miles on and have no complaints thus far. It is extremely fast, very comfortable, and I keep up with cyclers who have been cycling for their whole lives. I would definitely recommend this bike for anyone who is looking to get the most for their money and someone who likes to push their limits and wants a bike to support them.

5

Great Bike!

By 

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Road Biking

    Comments:

    What a difference a full carbon frame is. I was riding an old aluminum Fuji with a carbon fork before buying this Madone. Man what a difference! It rides smooth and it shifted great, not to mention the price was just right for my budget and didn't break the bank. A great buy and overall a great bike!

    4

    What a nice surprise

    By 

    from Sao Paulo, Brazil

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Versatile
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      It rides smoothly on roads

      4

      NICE!!!

      By 

      from Champaign IL.

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great ride
      • Road absorbing
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      This is my first real road bike and it makes me very happy to be able to ride in group rides with other seasoned riders. I also own a Trek DS 8.5 which is a great bike also but this 4.7 Madone is extremely fast. I highly recomend this sport bike to anyone who enjoys riding fast and steady. It really feels like all power is delivered to the wheels. You wont go wrong with this bike!!

      5

      Great bike for Sportives

      By 

      from Guildford, UK

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Great descender
      • Light

      Cons

      • Hard to keep clean

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      THis was my first carbon bike and I was going from an Alu Bianchi with nice Campag wheels. Even though the Bianchi is a good ride, the Trek beat it. The main differences? More comfortable, the higher front end on the H2 setting is better for Sportives, it's lighter for climbing, the Ultegra gears and especially the brakes are brilliant. I bought the bike also because I like the red/white paint job, so I guess I can't complain if I have to spend some time cleaning it. This bike is a pleasure to ride - the miles slip by.

      5

      Great Ride!

      By 

      from Vancouver, BC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        Great ride for a great price! All carbon and full set of Shimano 105 components make riding smooth and fast. Great at climbing, and solid down the hills. Seat may need to be upgraded, however having only gone out a few times, still breaking it in.

        5

        Great Bike

        By 

        from Maplewood, Minn.

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking

          Comments:

          Just bought the bike for my wife she loves to bike.She is going to love riding now with her new 4.7.I wont be able to keep up to her now.

          5

          The perfect bike for me

          By 

          from Colorado

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Responsive
          • Handles Well
          • Fast
          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Serious Training

            Comments:

            I got the 4.7 to complement my mountain bike habit. I did not want to break the bank so I thought I was "settling" for a 105 components. In fact this is the perfect bike for me. I ride about 120 miles a week and just wore out the first set of tires. Trek hit the sweet spot for components on the 4.7...and yes even the seat fits me fine. The 105 components work as advertised and I have no thoughts of upgrading. It has a nice wheel set that are still true. This is more bike that I thought I was getting.

            5

            I Love my new ride!!

            By 

            from Annapolis

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Good Geometry
            • Handles Well
            • Fast
            • Responsive

            Cons

            • Wheels

            Best Uses

            • Exercising
            • Casual Riding
            • Racing
            • Serious Training

            Comments:

            I just got back into ridng and Bike Doctor of Arnold recommended the 4.7 to me. I love the ride. handling is effortless. I read some complaints about the seat, but I haven't found it to be an issue for me. have done several long rides and they've all been great! Tires could be better, but I'll change them out when I gat the chance. BTW, white is a tough color to keep clean. My wife picked up the 4.5 and she loves hers just as much

            4

            i love it

            By 

            from chicago, il

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Responsive
            • Handles Well
            • Comfortable
            • Lightmidweight
            • Fast

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Racing
              • Casual Riding
              • Exercising
              • Serious Training

              Comments:

              okay everyone who complains about the seat I cant comment on, I got mine to race on for free so i cant complain about price either. the brakes, im not sure stock as well. mine came with a fizik arione saddle, the stock wheels and tires, but i got mine with full sram force with sram red brakes. the thing stops, shifts, and accelerates when i need it to. It could be a bit more stiff but I like to sprint so I can feel most frames flex a bit but that helps with comfort on longer rides. If i were to upgrade i would change out the wheels for something else id get mavic ksyrium elites. pricey but a bombproof lightweight training/race wheel. that and continental gp4000s tires and thats all thats really necessary for a slightly more race specific bike.

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