Trek has made the Domane designed specifically for Fabian Cancellara's conquest of the cobbled classic, Paris-Roubaix, available to riders around the world through the Project One custom bike program. The Domane Classics Edition is purpose-built with Pro Endurance Geometry that provides a lower head tube and a longer wheel base for a more aggressive position for when race conditions call for a head-down run to the Velodrome de Roubaix. The frame highlights include additional tire clearance, a one-piece steel derailleur hanger/dropout for precise and durable shifting even on the roughest roads and foregoes fender mounts. Until now, the frame was reserved solely for Trek's professional race teams, but riders have called for its release since the Domane's unveiling.
"I believe it's very cool that Trek makes 'my' bike available to consumers," said Cancellara. "It's a very special bike for me. Together Trek and I have put a lot of time and energy in the development of the Domane and I'm happy that it's out there now."
The Domane Classics Edition takes Domane's endurance bike breakthrough IsoSpeed, which doubles the frame's compliance by isolating the seat tube from the rest of the top tube, and combines it with the unique geometry nuances required by the world's best riders. "This is a bike that riders have asked us about since we first unveiled the bike in 2012 and it's really exciting to be able to offer it as a custom option with Project One," said Trek's Road Brand Manager Michael Mayer. "It's a combination of the two ride qualities all cyclists covet; speed and a smooth ride. Add the millions of options Project One offers and you have an almost perfect bike. For the right rider, this bike is going to be the only bike they'll ever want to ride again."
Released in 2012 at the Ronde van Vlaanderen, the Domane has quickly gained a devoted following and garnered numerous accolades including Outside Magazine's coveted "Gear of the Year" award. The custom-painted limited edition frames are hand built at Trek's Waterloo, WI global headquarters and are available now in 54cm - 62cm. The Domane Classics Edition will only be available as a complete bike build.