Madone SL 6 carries forward the advanced aerodynamic performance and all-around ride quality as other Madone road bike models, but it keeps the price in check with a standard stem and aero bar set up for adjustability. It's the ultimate race bike at our best value, with extraordinary race performance, aero wheels, a road-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler, hidden cables, and the sleek look that screams for speed.
It's right for you if...
You want to go really freakin' fast. You know exactly what it's like to be off the front, battling the wind in a solo break, and want all the free speed you can get. You also know a great value when you see it, and appreciate the fit and customization options of a standard bar and stem, like being able to mount aero bars for triathlon and time trials.
The tech you get
Madone SL 6 is ready to race, right out of the box. It's built with a full Shimano Ultegra 11-speed groupset, Tubeless Ready Aeolus Comp wheels, a road-smoothing IsoSpeed decoupler, and a lightweight 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame with Kammtail Virtual Foil tubes that cut through the wind.
The final word
Ferrari performance at a Fiat price point. With Madone SL 6, you get the free speed, aerodynamic advantage, and superior ride quality of our ultimate race bike at a great value, plus the added ability to mount clip-on aero bars for time trials and triathlons.
Why you'll love it
- This is the benchmark platform for race bikes: it's smooth, light, and aero in one complete package, and this is a recipe no competitors can touch
- All the aero advantages of Madone, plus the added capability to clip on aero bars for triathlons and time trials
- Madone SL 6 is the highest value-per-dollar Madone in the family
- Let's be honest: this bike looks awesome, like it's breaking speed records even when it's parked at the café for a post-ride espresso
|Frame||500 Series OCLV Carbon, KVF (Kammtail Virtual Foil) tube shape, Madone Rear IsoSpeed, Micro-adjust seatmast, tapered head tube, direct mount rim brakes, invisible cable routing, control center, precision water bottle placement, Aero 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S compatible|
|Fork||Madone KVF full carbon, carbon tapered steerer, carbon dropouts, Madone integrated brake|
|Headset||Madone integrated, stainless cartridge bearings, sealed, 1-3/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Aeolus Comp Tubeless Ready|
|Tires||Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite, 700x25c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano Ultegra, 11-28, 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra, 11 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Elite Aero VR-CF, 31.8mm|
|Stem||Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts|
|Brakes||Madone aero, integrated|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Comp, chromoly rails|
|Seat Post||Madone Micro-adjust carbon seatmast cap, 25mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.