Trek Domane AL 3 2018 [Review]

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Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on October 17, 2020

OVERVIEW
Category 
Bikes
Make
Trek
Model
Domane AL 3
Type
Road Bike
Year
2020

Trek Domane AL 3 2018 Review

The Trek Domane AL 3 is a powerful road bike for enthusiastic and professional cyclists alike. It is an affordable, comfortable bike constructed from aluminum for an enjoyable biking ride. The combination of the lightweight frame, the carbonized fork, and Shimano brake lever system make it a bike for cycling on any terrain. The parts are of high quality, enabling bike riders to take on lengthy rides alone or in groups. 

Features 

Lightweight Aluminum 

The body frame of the Domane AL 3 is made from lightweight aluminum, which makes the bike move very fast and responsive when taking on those winding curves. It also enables the rider to perform at maximum levels. Integrated into the frame is a rack mount that allows the rider to easily carry personal belongings and accessories. The handgrips are ergonomically designed to give a biker more stability during rides.   

IsoSpeed Fork set 

The unique shape of the fork set of this endurance bike makes it able for the rider to engage in smoother riding regardless of the terrain. This dropout feature of the fork prevails in cases where the rider has to absorb terrain shocks. The fork set in itself is uniquely located close to the wheel, which enables for optimal use of the wheelbase by the biker to make faster, smoother rides. 

Endurance geometry construction

The bike is designed in accordance with the standards expected of an endurance bike. This enables the rider to perform at optimum levels and maintain body balance whilst cycling. In other words, the bike rider is assured of three aspects with this endurance bike: optimal control of the bike, smooth bike handling, and great responsiveness due to the even distribution of body weight. In general, maximum comfort during long rides.

Shimano gear system 

This road bike comes with an 18 speed Shimano Sora shift lever system. Though not up to the standard of the expensive bike class, it is up to the standard required of a typical endurance bike. The brake pads are above average but still garner enough stopping force when required. Added to this feature is the Bontrager tires, which enable stability and are designed to last for a long time. 

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SPECIFICATIONS

Size: small, medium, large, extra large and extra extra large

Weight: 21.5 lbs

Weight capacity: 275 lbs 

Fork set: carbonized, IsoSpeed, QR 5x100mm, fenders, rack mount

Body frame: lightweight, high-performance Alpha aluminum frame, 100 Series, DuoTrap A supported 

Front-wheel: QR 5x100mm, formula tk-31, alloy

Back wheel: QR 5x130mm, alloy, formula tk-32, Shimano levers 8,9,10 

Wheel rims: Bontrager brand, Presta valve type, tubeless, 21mm wide 

Tire spokes: Stainless steel, 14 grams 

Shimano levers: 9-speed levels, Sora R3000 

Seat post: 330mm long, alloy, offset 8mm, Bontrager 

Seat saddle: Bontrager Arvada, 138mm wide

Crank Cassette: 9-speed levels, HG 400, 11-32 

Crank chain: HG 53, 9-speed levels

Pros
  • Lightweight body frame 
  • Great shock absorbing fork design 
  • Comfortable for taking long bike rides 
  • Aesthetic, stylish design
Cons
  • The brake pads are below average 
  • Low stopping power

FAQs

How many shift levers does the Trek Domane AL 3 have?

It comes with 18 shift levers 

What makes the Domane AL 3 absorb terrain shocks easily? 

The Domane AL 3 comes with a uniquely designed IsoSpeed carbonized fork

Conclusion

Are you a passionate lover of the thrill that comes with freedom of bike riding? The Domane AL 3 with its lightweight aluminum frame, shock-absorbing fork set, comfortable geometry design, and the 18 speeds Shimano shift levers system make it able for most road cyclists. This is a great road bike for taking on the uphill terrain. There is the money value of the bike having a lifetime warranty. 

Latest Price: Domane AL 3

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