The cycling industry has forever been locked in a technological race. It’s a battle between brands of who can make the lightest, strongest and fastest bike using innovative ideas, cutting edge materials and of course, having the very best athletes for testing and development.
Then there’s the widely debated topic of women’s specific bikes, and whether there really is a need for women to have their own frames and builds. While many bike brands choose to build unisex frames and tweak the contact points, other brands boldly go the extra distance to build a bike for women from the ground up, while boasting exceptional weight and performance capabilities.
Trek bikes are one of the largest bike manufacturers in the world, and over the past few years, they’ve really ramped up their game in the women’s market. In mountain biking, this began with sponsorship of some serious gnarly women, including the World Record breaking World Champion, Rachel Atherton. While in road cycling, Trek have been huge supporters of the Drops Cycling team, and Matrix Fitness. You can be sure that their bikes are rigorously tested.
Earlier this year we headed to Trek World to see the new 2017 range of bikes. We finally managed to our hands on their greatly anticipated women’s road bike, the Silque, and here’s what we think so far…
Trek Silque SLR 7