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Meet the new Trek Silque

Introducing the new Trek Silque at Trek Bikes of CharlotteWhat is the Trek Silque?
Silque is an all-new OCLV carbon women’s road bike, designed from the ground up to be the absolute best carbon road bike for women.

Who should buy the Trek Silque?
Silque is designed for any woman who loves to ride: racers, fun seekers, adventurers, and everyone in between. It features OCLV Carbon construction, WSD ride-tuned frame shapes, Tubeless Ready wheels, WSD specific geometry, flawless shifting, and the smoothest ride available. There simply is no better ride than Silque.

What’s this about the WSD ride-tuned tube shapes? 
Let’s face it: women and men are built differently. After a full study with Carmichael Training Systems, we designed the Silque frame tubes to the suit the body mass and power output of women, and then further tuned these shapes specifically by frame size. The result is a frame with unparalleled ride quality and maximum compliance for women of all sizes. Furthermore, thanks to the smaller and lighter tube shapes, we were able to shave some weight when compared to the Domane WSD frames—a staggering 120 grams on average!

What is Carmichael Training Systems (CTS), and what did we learn?
CTS is the premier destination for coaching, training camps, and performance testing. With their help, we conducted a comprehensive study that compared training data between men and women all over the world. We found that men and women who ride the same size bikes, on average, had notably different power outputs and different body masses. Using exact measurements, we were able to design Silque specifically for women by taking material out for a substantially lighter and better-riding machine.

Is the frame design on Trek Silque really size-specific?Introducing the Trek Silque in Charlotte, NC
Yes! Thanks to the training data in collaboration with CTS, we engineered a size-specific frame design, tuned for the intended rider’s power output and weight to provide the perfect balance of smoothness and power. How do we know it worked? Over the past two years we've tested Silque against the top competitors in the industry. Results: Silque reigns supreme. Domane WSD comes in second—and the rest can’t even compare.

What is the IsoSpeed Decoupler?
Rough roads are simply no match for IsoSpeed technology. Our innovative decoupler isolates the seat tube from the rest of the frame, ultimately doubling vertical compliance compared to the next closest competitor—so you ride stronger, longer. With Silque, we've taken this successful and proven technology and refined it for women riders.

Does the Trek Silque feature new geometry?
Absolutely. Feedback of women around the world tells us that the Domane WSD endurance geometry is a big hit, but we wanted to improve on it for this new platform. Compared to the previous endurance geometry, the new WSD Geometry has less BB drop, shorter chainstays, shorter wheelbase, less offset and greater trail on the fork. What does all this mean? Months of rider testing confirms that the all-new Silque offers the rider quicker and sharper handling than the Domane WSD, yet puts sets their posture for greater shoulder and neck comfort.

Is the Trek Silque available in Project One?
The Silque SSL will be available through Project One on Dexter beginning May 1, and on trekbikes.com on May 6.

What makes the Trek Silque the best-shifting bike in its class?
We start with the drivetrain itself. The entire Silque lineup uses complete Shimano drivetrains, the industry standard for confident and reliable shifting. We integrate an elegant, lightweight 3S chain keeper into the frame to eliminate chain drops. We use internal cable routing for cleaner lines, cleaner running, and smoother shifting. To further minimize cable contamination, we even give Silque a weather-sealed bottom bracket cable guide. It all adds up to a bike that lets you enjoy the ride rather than worry about the shifting.

Do these bikes really have complete Shimano gruppos?
They sure do. It’s important to note that from the Silque S model and up, we use complete matching gruppos, down to the brakes, cassette, and even the chain. No other bike in this class offers that.

What parts of the Trek Silque are women’s specific?
Let’s be clear: Silque is designed from the ground up by women, for women.

  • The OCLV Carbon frame tubes are individually shaped for a woman’s power output and weight, making it optimally compliant and 120 grams lighter than the outgoing Domane WSD.
  • All-new WSD Geometry gives confident, sharp handling while improving shoulder and neck comfort.
  • Bontrager handlebars are sized specifically for women's shoulders.
  • Class-leading Shimano drivetrains are the industry standard for reliable and confident shifting, with the perfect gearing to match.
  • Bontrager WSD saddles are the best women’s solution on the market.
  • And finally, the styling is by our very own Stacey Martin, who takes inspiration from the hottest fashion trends around—and it shows.

Check out the new Trek Silque Women's Specific Road Bike From TrekWhat’s this about Stacey and the graphics?
Stacey Martin, our women’s bike Graphic Designer, makes an annual pilgrimage to the top European fashion shows to see what’s coming up next. Why go the extra mile? Most of the brands at these shows reveal new trends in Europe 1-2 years before they hit the US. Stacey translates the best of what she finds into gorgeous bike graphics that ride just ahead of the curve. It’s why our women’s bikes do more than keep pace with cycling fashion. They set cycling fashion.

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