A Versatile Road Bike: Trek Domane 4.0

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Apr 5, 2013
Photo: Nils Nilsen

If you can only own one bike, this Trek might be the most versatile out there.

Trek Domane 4.0

Unless you’re planning to own multiple bikes, you’re going to have to decide between a triathlon-specific bike and a well-rounded road machine. The Trek Domane, however, offers a compromise.

This smooth-riding road bike is suited to finding the sweet spot between traditional road and tri positions. Slapping aerobars on a road bike often forces the rider into a scrunched position, resulting in a loss of power. The Domane’s geometry—handlebars higher above the ground and closer to the rider than many race-tuned road bikes—creates a conservative road position and facilitates an efficient aero position when coupled with clip-on aerobars.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at

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