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Just bought a new (to me) Trek Madone and now realize it is a WSD

Old 05-30-19, 07:45 PM
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Just bought a new (to me) Trek Madone and now realize it is a WSD

I just bought a Trek Madone 6.2 (2011 model) for $800 off of Facebook Marketplace. Rode it around the neighborhood before I bought it and it fit like a glove at 54cm. Got home and realized it is probably a WSD! I'm 5'11" but I wear pants with a 29 inch inseam. I'm pumped to have gotten such a nice bike so cheap.

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Old 05-30-19, 07:48 PM
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If it fits you then ride it and enjoy it.
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If it fits, you have to acquit.

Seriously, if it fits.. .ride it. It's not like you bought women's panties instead of boxers.
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Oh no. Not another Trek.

Sounds like you got got a good deal and you like it. Go ride it and enjoy it.
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Old 05-30-19, 07:50 PM
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Hardest part to get used to was the SRAM Rival shifters. I'm used to Shimano where you use the whole lever to shift one way and the small the other. Strange using just the small to go up and down!
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Is that the red one? If the Trek archive is right, the WSD Madone 6.2 that year was red, and the other was not. Red is faster, therefore, the WSD is faster.

Most of Trek's WSD is marketing - the frames have different colorways and they throw on some narrow handlebars and a different saddle. If it fits, ride and enjoy
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Originally Posted by mivaldes View Post
Hardest part to get used to was the SRAM Rival shifters. I'm used to Shimano where you use the whole lever to shift one way and the small the other. Strange using just the small to go up and down!
Funny because I ride Sram and find using the brake levers to shift rather odd.
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Old 05-30-19, 08:14 PM
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Yep, it's the red one. Strange thing though is the Trek archives show it with Ultegra. This one had SRAM Rival on it. Why would Trek do that? It was strange though how perfect it felt when I jumped on it. And the red looks way better in person than in the photos.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Funny because I ride Sram and find using the brake levers to shift rather odd.
I'm glad to hear that! Hopefully won't take long to get used to!
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Funny because I ride Sram and find using the brake levers to shift rather odd.
Same here, i rode SRAM on last bike and when bought new bike last month i could not find a SRAM equipped bike to my liking so ended up with Di2 because could not get over the lever moving, i hated it, but with the Di2 it made Shimano ok since just 2 buttons and no lever moving
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Originally Posted by wipekitty View Post
Is that the red one? If the Trek archive is right, the WSD Madone 6.2 that year was red, and the other was not. Red is faster, therefore, the WSD is faster.

Most of Trek's WSD is marketing - the frames have different colorways and they throw on some narrow handlebars and a different saddle. If it fits, ride and enjoy
At least they put on narrower handlebars!
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
If it fits, you have to acquit.

Seriously, if it fits.. .ride it. It's not like you bought women's panties instead of boxers.
‘Womens’ bike or lace panties, doesn’t matter. Whatever keeps everyone’s odd little boats afloat, is all good. That was most certainly a good deal on the bike. I would call that a steal for sure. Congrats to the OP, now go enjoy the hell out of it.
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Pretty sure your junk won't fall off if you ride it.

mazel tov! You scored!
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Old 06-01-19, 04:32 AM
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Originally Posted by seamuis View Post
‘Womens’ bike or lace panties,
Wearing lace panties while riding can be pretty painful.

Ask me how I know.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Wearing lace panties while riding can be pretty painful.

Ask me how I know.
I would imagine lace to be uncomfortable in the saddle, but maybe with a squishy saddle and the right cut of undies, it might not be too bad. Too hot here for that though!
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Old 06-01-19, 06:40 AM
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So my buddy at the local bike shop looked this bike up (they happened to be the one that sold it). When I got home I initially thought this might be a WSD model based on the color combo. It is NOT listed as a WSD, but if you look at the Trek archives, this color combo IS listed as a WSD. We are guessing that they bought this as a Project One bike and used some downgraded components (again, SRAM Rival). Apparently Trek dealers are required to buy at least a couple of Project One bikes every year (does this sound right anyone?). Regardless this bike was $3700 new in 2011 when it was bought. It doesn't appear to have many miles on it at all. One tell tale sign the mechanic noticed is that the sticker on the bottom of the frame looks brand new. I'll post a picture when I have enough posts!
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First of all a Madone 6.2 was available with Sram, my son has one with Force, it was not a Project One build.

Second of all you say you're 5'11" and the bike is a 54cm, I'm the same and ride a 56cm. So unless you have short legs, the bike might be a bit small.

My previous bike was a 2011 Madone 4.6 which came stock with Rival and I loved it. I think I paid $2200 for it new and sold it in 2015 for $1100. While the Madone 6 has 600 level carbon vs the 400 level of my bike, yours is twice as old so the $800 sounds like a fair price, not a "steal" but fair.

The real question isn't if its a WSD but does it fit you? If it does.. then ride it, if it doesn't then list it for $1000 and move on.
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I do have short legs. I have a 29" inseam. But you might be right that I could fit a 56. I really think I'm in between sizes.
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Then better smaller than larger.
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Its not pink , but if you won giro d Italia pink is a GC winner's color ..
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If it "fits like a glove" and you really like it, you can always have GRS.
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Originally Posted by oldnslow2 View Post
Wearing lace panties while riding can be pretty painful.

Ask me how I know.
Not if they're Assos and cost $300.
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It's a bike that fits like a glove. That's a pretty good start.
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Post a picture of your bike.
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