Trek Domane 5.2 C - 2015

Trek's Domane 5 Series was developed for Fabian Cancellara to crush the cobbles of Europe. Turns out the things he wanted—speed, efficiency and comfort with zero compromise in weight or performance—are things we all want. Handmade from 500 ...(Read More)

Trek Domane 5.2 C
  • Color: Fastback Orange/Trek Black
  • Color: Fastback Orange/Trek Black
  • Color: Matte Trek Black/Gloss Trek Black
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Trek's Domane 5 Series was developed for Fabian Cancellara to crush the cobbles of Europe. Turns out the things he wanted—speed, efficiency and comfort with zero compromise in weight or performance—are things we all want. Handmade from 500 Series OCLV Carbon, it's light and stiff, and with genius ideas like their IsoZone tech, it's oh so compliant too. Race-all-day geometry gives you the edge over the competition with confidence-inspiring handling while the specs keep you at the front of the peloton. An Ultegra drivetrain with compact cranks dishes out the silky shifting that Shimano is renowned for and Bontrager's tubeless-ready wheels are wrapped with 25c tires for the perfect combination of speed, low-rolling resistance and ride quality. Trek also keeps the 5.2 firmly in the featherweight class with a carbon handlebar, seatmast and fork.

Trek's Domane is a game-changer. It's a high-performance race machine that's also comfortable enough for even your longest rides and roughest roads. Here are some highlights:
The Domane IsoSpeed fork. The Domane Ride-Tuned No-Cut seatmast. The Domane 3S chain-keeper.
The IsoSpeed fork's rake (offset) has been increased to optimize handling and lengthen the wheelbase for greater compliance over even harsh terrain. It's already been proven with wins in races over the toughest cobbles in Europe.
Trek's Ride-Tuned No-Cut seatmast eliminates seatpost clamping forces so it can be super-light and soak up road vibrations for ride-all-day comfort. It also offers up to 10cm of adjustment, so a perfect fit is guaranteed.
The 3S chain-keeper is integrated directly into the frame. It's an elegant solution that prevents the chain coming off on rough roads and under hard shifts. It lets you make any shift you want at any time without worrying.
The Domane internal cable routing. The Domane E2 front end. The Domane IsoZone handlebars.
The Domane's internal cable routing offers precision shifting and positive braking in all conditions. It's also compatibile with modern drivetrains, aerodynamic, and it protects the cables reducing wear and tear and maintenance.
The E2 head tube tapers from 1 1/2 to 1-1/8 inch and is wider side to side than front to back. This minimizes weight, maximizes power transfer and improves cornering. Result: a more powerful and confident ride. Vibration is the enemy. So, the Domane's ergonomic IsoZone handlebars feature integrated cushioning pads that reduce vibration by 20%. This means a bar that feels custom bent for you and that maximizes your comfort too.

Trek's BB90.
Trek's Domane features a unique bottom bracket 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 BB90 is machined so that the bearings can be placed directly into the frame saving weight due to fewer parts, ensuring additional pedaling efficiency and simplifying maintenance and repair.

Tapered head tube and fork.For increased stiffness and improved steering precision, tapered head tubes (see image, on left) and forks pair an oversize lower steerer tube (usually 1 1/2 inch, see image, on right) with a standard diameter upper steerer tube (usually 1 1/8 inch). This combination sheds weight compared to straight 1 1/2-inch systems, and adds stability and stiffness when compared to straight 1 1/8-inch systems. The result is a bike that tracks better through corners while allowing for the use of standard stems.

Specs

Frame Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2, BB90
Fork Trek IsoSpeed carbon
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Race Tubeless Ready
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, 700 x 25c
Crankset Shimano Ultegra
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano Ultegra STI
Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite IsoZone
Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel
Stem Bontrager Race X Lite
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
Brakes Shimano Ultegra
Saddle Bontrager Paradigm Race
Seatpost Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap

Videos

Domane technology

IsoSpeed decoupler overview

Power Transfer construction

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Fastback Orange/Trek Black / 56cm 00768682900260 504577 DOM34507867K
Matte Trek Black/Gloss Trek Black / 56cm 00768682900192 504570 DOM39175162K

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5.0

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (10)
  • Comfortable  (6)
  • Durable  (4)
  • Versatile  (4)
  • Fast  (2)

Cons

  • I can't ride it enough 
  • Replaced the seat 
  • Lacks Frame Stiffness 
  • Non-tlr Tires 
  • Mediocre Saddle 

Best Uses

  • Road Biking  (10)
  • Great road bike 
  • Road cycyling 
  • All-day Riding 
  • Long Rides 
  • Super Commuter 
  • Commuting/City 
  • Long Or Short Rides 
  • Passing Scott Foil Riders 
  • Cardio Work Out 
  • Road Cycling 

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5

Amazing Ride

By 

from Cleveland, OH

About Me

Pros

  • Responsiveness
  • Smoothness Of Ride
  • Ease Of Starting

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Road Cycyling

Comments:

I've just put about 80 miles on my new bike. The ride is amazing! The bike is precision- tuned. It is very responsive, yet comfortable. This bike dampened road vibrations much more than the others I tried out. It is a joy to ride, comfortable, yet it still works you very hard.

 
4

Trek Domane 5.2 2015

By 

from Washington, DC

About Me

Pros

  • light
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    Light and I like the ISO geometry to absorb the bumps. I was skeptical about the ISO geometry but it doesn't make the bike feel less stiff to me. I'm about 165 pounds so a heavier rider might notice it more but a test ride will remedy this concern. Shifting is nice. However, I'm still struggling at times between cassette cog 5 and 6. It slips a little. Not sure if this is true for all the Trek Domane 5.2's with the ultegra derailer 11 speed/cassette. I like the gearing. I can climb and go down hills. I see a lot of people complain about the saddle. At first I didn't like it. The manager at the shop said Trek designed the saddle based on some criteria to make it a better saddle for the money. I'm now getting used to it. I felt like I was riding a bike for the first time with the soreness I was experiencing. Keep in mind I rode my last Trek 2001 5200 until this year which is over 10 years in the same saddle so never had this transition before. My Trek 5200 9 speed was working just fine until a bearing in the front wheel seized. So instead of fixing it for $10 I bought a new bike. My justification was I wanted 11 speeds to broaden my gearing. That was it and I'm satisfied with the results. Only the saddle was my big disappointment. I do think I'm comfortable on it now. Had I kept my other bike I might have switched saddles to compare. Over all I'm very happy with my bike.

     
    5

    Awesome Ride!

    By 

    from Greenville, SC

    About Me

    Pros

    • Great build
    • Light
    • Fast
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      Comments:

      I have had my Domane for a little over 5 months, put 1200+ miles on her, and still love it! It is still stock, though I am considering tubeless tires when the time comes. Ride mostly in upstate SC, hilly but not mountainous. I ride solo, some small groups, and larger group ride Tuesday evenings. This bike has made me a better cyclist, and it makes me want to ride more! Fantastic bike.

       
      5

      Awesome Bike!

      By 

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me

      Pros

      • Ultegra Is Great
      • Quality is fantastic
      • Gearing Is Superb
      • Awesome paint job
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Replaced The Seat
      • I Can't Ride It Enough

      Best Uses

      • Great Road Bike

      Comments:

      After many years got back into cycling. I went from a Trek Shift 3 to the '15 Domane 5.2 C. I love the ride, comfort and so much lighter than my Shift 3. I love the Ultegra brakes and drivetrain.

       
      4

      A Kinder, Gentler Anagram

      By 

      from Upstate, South Carolina

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great Ultegra Groupp
      • Massive Bottom Bracket
      • Superbly Compliant Ride
      • Uncompromising Power Tran
      • Superb
      • Heads-up Geometry

      Cons

      • Non-tlr Tires
      • Mediocre Saddle

      Best Uses

      • Super Commuter
      • All-day Riding
      • Passing Scott Foil Riders

      Comments:

      This is the best Trek road bike for the dollar since Wisconsin was covered in miles-deep ice. Buy one and destroy your other road bikes.

       
      4

      Plush ride and Great descender

      By 

      from Sewickley, PA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Great Decending
      • Mediates Poor Roads

      Cons

      • Lacks Frame Stiffness

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking

      Comments:

      I love the way the bike descends and the plush ride. I missed the lateral frame stiffness of my current carbon frame (very stiff AND comfortable, but less so downhill). I am a very nervous descender so this is an important feature for me personally. Its a trade off -less efficiency for a better descent. Domane will be my new bike because I need a better decender but I fear that the relative frame "squishyness" will be an irritation long term.

       
      5

      Trek Domane is Very Nice

      By 

      from Mount Vernon, Ohio

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Responsive On The Road
      • Versatile
      • Lightweight
      • Fast
      • Fun To Ride
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Or Short Rides
        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I ride between 6000 and 7000 miles per year, so I am looking for comfort, durability, and speed. I also use Strava to track my rides, so I want to be fast on segments in my area. I went from a 2010 Trek 2.1 to this Trek Domane 5.2 and the word that comes to mind is WOW! This Domane is very nice and rides smoothly over these central Ohio roads that are rough from a harsh winter. I really like the Domane 5.2 and would recommend it to anyone - casual biker or avid cyclist like myself. You will not be dissatisfied if you purchase a Domane.

         
        5

        First Ride on My Damone 5.2

        By 

        from Des Moines, ia

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Responsive
        • Lightweight
        • Quick

        Cons

        • Does Not Appear To Be Any

        Best Uses

        • Road Biking

        Comments:

        I just got back from my first ride outside on my Damone 5.2. I am very impressed. Last fall I got back into road bikes with a Trek 1.5. I thought it was nice and often said that as long as I did not ride a $3,000 bike I would be satisfied. Well I got a Madone to cure my winter blues and WOW. It is light, responds to my thoughts, quick, and the Ultegra components are beyond belief. Although I have only had the one outdoor ride, I have a couple hundred miles on it on my trainer, I can't wait to put many more miles on it. The ride is smooth yet crisp. The road surface seems smoother than last fall on my 1.5 yet the Damone leaps at the touch of the pedals. Now that I have ridden, and own, a $3,000 plus bike all I can say is that there is a difference, a very nice difference.

         
        4

        Great Bike

        By 

        from Texas

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Weight
        • Ride quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Road Biking
          • Road Cycling

          Comments:

          Have been riding a 08 Specialized Roubaix and decided to by a new Domane 5.2. Loved the color and looks. First ride was awesome and a lot smoother than my Roubaix. Wether has not cooperated but got in a 30 mile ride and unbelievable. A lot smother over the same rode than the Roubaix. Much quicker to get up to speed and maintain speed. Only have four road rides so far but very impressed.

           
          5

          love this bike

          By 

          from Houston, Texas

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Smooth

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Long Rides

          Comments:

          I just got into biking this last summer. Doctor ordered exercise and i hated my exercise machine. I got a moutain bike first but found I was mostly riding paved trails and roads. Went to a nice aluminum bike, but found it felt like a washboard on the rough streets in my neighborhood. I took the Domane for test ride and it felt great in the store parking lot. The real test came when i rode it over the rough streets at home. It was smooth, I could not believe it. The handling was awesome and the brakes were a huge improvement over what I had been riding... now the doctor is happy, I am down over 50 pounds, the blood pressure is down, the blood sugar is down and the clorestoral (sp) is where it should be... what used to be just plain hard work, is still work, but it is fun.

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