Trek introduce the Silque
Women’s bike design gets a makeover
In true ‘what women want’ style, Trek have listened to what female riders have been demanding, from a set of wheels, with the introduction of their new endurance road bike. The Silque range, released today, will replace the Women’s Specific Domane range of bikes with one major upgrade.
While each bike still incorporates the IsoSpeed decoupler arrangement that has made the Domane so popular, it’s predominantly a completely new frame design, rather than a re-engineered men’s frame – something women have been demanding for quite some time.
The women’s specific geometry frame stars a shorter seat tube for more standover, slightly more stack, and a longer wheelbase, giving it the stability of Trek’s popular endurance line, Domane, while retaining the lively ride qualities of Trek’s aero road line, Madone.
“There was a great opportunity to improve the overall ride quality and performance of women’s road bikes with the new Silque”, said Trek Women’s Product Manager Amanda Shulze. “Research from professional training data shows that men and women have very different power and weight requirements when comparing riders who ride the same frame size. With that ride comparison data, we were able to design and dial in size specific women’s ride-tuned frames to deliver the perfect balance of smoothness and power.”
Each bike is equipped with Isospeed decoupler, doubling vertical compliance and improving overall performance. The women’s size-specific custom Ride Tuned OCLV Carbon frame is designed for women to ride smoother, longer, and faster than ever before.
Four Silque models are available now through Trek’s global retailer network. For those riders of discerning tastes, Silque is available for customization through Trek’s custom bike program, Project One.
The all-new Silque lineup:
Silque SSL (Project One)
For more information: trekbikes.com/au