In the 8 years since we spotted Joe Dombrowski as he was climbing into the pro ranks aboard a Trek Madone with the Bontrager-Livestrong team, much as changed for both rider and bike. Joe has since spent time with a variety of pro teams including: Team Sky, Cannondale-Garmin/F Education First , UAE Team Emirates and his current home at Astana.
As evidenced by the radical new Gen-7 Trek Madone SLR that Trek unveiled last week for the Tour de France, much too has evolved with the bike. With all that has changed between Joe and the Madone, we thought to offer a quick glimpse back to a decade ago when team riders first rolled out the then new Madone 6.9 SSL at the Amgen Tour of California.
JOE DOMBROWSKI’S TREK MADONE 6.9 SSL
The young guns of Bontrager-Livestrong must rate well with SRAM since they were the only Continental team at Tour of California to have the newest Red group, which features the new Aero Link brake calipers and Yaw front derailleur. Dombrowski also uses the re-designed Quarq power meter, which is integrated into the spider of the crank. Bontrager handles just about everything else on the 6.9 SSL, including the XXX Race Light stem, Race Light aluminum handlebar, and Aeolus carbon wheels. Dombrowski and his teammates have four different tubular wheel depth options to choose from: 30mm, 50mm, 70mm, and 90mm.