Trek Domane Sl 5 2020 [Review]

Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on March 21, 2022


Trek Domane Sl 5 (Road Bike) 2020 [Review]                                 

The Trek Domane SL 5 is a road bike with features that enable it to move smoothly and with speed even over obstacles. The bike is light due to the lightweight carbon frame, which has IsoSpeed; this IsoSpeed also helps to provide comfort. This way, bikers can comfortably go for long journeys without stress. The Domane SL 5 is a reliable road bike which does not just offer comfort, but versatility and a quality ride as well.


Front and rear IsoSpeed

The Trek Domane SL 5 has carbon frames, and the frame features the front and Rear IsoSpeed. This is a special feature on the bike, which helps to smoothen out obstacles, giving the biker a very smooth ride. The IsoSpeed does not only enable you to ride smoothly but also longer, faster, and stronger.

Massive tire clearance

The tires on the Domane SL 5 have additional tire clearance, and this enables the bike to move smoothly in areas other road bikes cannot enter. With these tires, you can use the bike to race, go for leisure rides or adventure.

Performance cable routing

Another interesting feature of this bike is its performance cable routing. The cable routing is race-optimized and sleek. This feature contributes to making the bike suitable for riding in any weather. The cable routing also reduces friction on the road.

Hydraulic disc brakes

The Trek Domane SL 5 employs the hydraulic disc brakes for a quality ride even in unfavorable weather conditions. These brakes ensure that riders can have a powerful brake or stop without putting too much effort. Also, the disc brakes allow you to use tires up to 38c wide.

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Frame; 500 series OCLV Carbon, fender mount, DuoTrap Compatible, internal storage, internal cable routing, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru axle, 3S chain keeper, front and rear IsoSpeed

Fork; Domane SRL/SL carbon,  fender mount, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle, tapered carbon steerer

Rear hub; 142x12mm thru axle, Shimano 11-speed freehub, centerlock disc, Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing

Front hub; centerlock disc, Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 100 by 12mm thru axle

Tire; wire bead, 700x32c, Bontrager R1 Hard-case lite, 60TPI

Front derailleur; braze-on, Shimano 105 R7000

Rear derailleur; long cage, Shimano 105 R7000, 34RT max cog

Spokes; 14g stainless steel

Cassette; 11-speed, 11-34, Shimano105 HG700-11

Nottom bracket; internal bearing, T47 threaded, Praxis

Chain; 11-speed, Shimano 105 HG601

Seatpost; carbon internal seatmast cap, 20mm offset, integrated light mount

Crank; Shimano 105 RT7000, 50/34 comp.

Saddle; 138mm width, steel rails, Bontrager Arvada Comp.

Brake; flat-mount disc, hydraulic did brakes (Shimano 105)

  • The bike has IsoSpeed, which provides smooth rides over obstacles.
  • The bike serves a variety of purposes, from racing to adventures and club rides.
  • The bike has a storage compartment.
  • The bike can be a bit slow on steep hills.


Is the Trek Domane SL 5 designed for a particular gender?

This bike is a unisex(both gender) road bike. It is designed for both boys and girls.


The Trek Domane SL 5 is a road bike that dares to enter areas that other road bikes can’t. This is because its features are built with quality materials to guarantee its efficiency as compared to some road bikes. As a road bike, the Trek Domane SL 5 has a 500 series OCLV carbon frame with IsoSpeed; it has a high-performance drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and strong, wide tires that provide a comfortable ride. Also, the bike is versatile in that it has features like a storage compartment, blendr compatible stem, mounts for fender, and a micro-adjustable seatmast.

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