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On test: Trek Madone 6.9, March 17, 2008

Trek's Madone 6.9 sits at the top of its range
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The Madone 6.9 is happiest on the open road.
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Trek uses its highest-level OCLV Red Series
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The bottom bracket shares the same
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The top tube is slightly arced
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The tapered and oversized fork…
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…surrounds the similarly tapered and oversized E2 fork.
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Yup, still made in Wisconsin.
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The top-shelf parts spec
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Even the front hub is carbon fiber…
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…as well as the rear.
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But what's up with the little rubber grommet
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The cockpit features Dura-Ace STI Dual Control levers.
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Bontrager's Race XXX Lite VR bar
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The Variable Radius bend
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The Race XXX Lite Carbon stem
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Dura-Ace dual pivot brake calipers
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Trek swaps in its Bontrager Race X Lite crankset
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A Dura-Ace rear deraillleur
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