Son of "Plastic Fantastic"
By terryh on Jun 21, 2005
Earlier this year, I moved the bike Chris blogged about to "hot spare" status, and replaced it with a new bike. What did I get? Since I was so happy with the eight years of faithful service Plastic Fantastic gave me, and so underwhelmed by my previous attempt to replace it (see the banner image at the top of my blog), I went with the equivalent bike from Trek's current lineup. It is a Trek Madone 5.2 SL, with the Ultegra triple group. I did consider getting the 5.9 with the Dura Ace compact drive, but I need that 32" low gear to get up some of my favourite hills. I have about 2000 miles on the bike now, and I'm very happy with it.