The new Domane SLR7 disc

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The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby fat and old » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:53 am

Could this be the best "sports" commuter out there atm? I'm liking what I see. Di2, hydro discs, isospeed jigger (although I'm not sure how the new s/t doesn't gunk up..) comfiness, mounts for gaurds/racks if your that way inclined...

Looking forward to checking a 6 disc to get the idea. :D

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby DG1984 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:13 am

$6.5k RRP for a commuter?

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby RyanA » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:19 am

As a commuter it really does tick all the boxes.
If I was planning on commuting as per my current regime beyond this year, I'd be keen, but I have a job change planned for the end of the year.
$6.5k is a lot cheaper than a car, and doesn't make you fat.
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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby DG1984 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:59 am

It's also overkill if all you are doing is commuting.

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Postby fat and old » Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:50 pm

By what/whose standards is it overkill? Some bloke/blokettes will do over 12k per annum commuting. Why not use a nice bike if you can? Are we supposed to save our "nice" bikes for sunny weekends? So I need two bikes now? I don't get it.

Edit: Actually, barring consumables such as tyres, chains, clusters, cables etc what's going to wear out faster on a "nice" bike any faster if you use it to commute? Maybe wheels if you're hardcore and hang onto the bike for more than a few years?

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby 2rismo » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:40 pm

Some people just like to own nice things. It's not overkill if you can afford it.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby DG1984 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 3:51 pm

Sorry for having an opinion that differs. I'll get my hat :roll:

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Postby rodneycc » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:16 pm

Don't worry Duck will be along shortly to tell you how bad the BB90 is which will make you doubt ever owning one :-)

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby fat and old » Thu Apr 14, 2016 4:20 pm

DG1984 wrote:Sorry for having an opinion that differs. I'll get my hat :roll:


Nah, don't be like that. Nothing wrong with a different opinion. I was serious about the standards tho. I don't get why it's overkill?

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby DG1984 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:06 pm

fat and old wrote:
DG1984 wrote:Sorry for having an opinion that differs. I'll get my hat :roll:


Nah, don't be like that. Nothing wrong with a different opinion. I was serious about the standards tho. I don't get why it's overkill?


For someone doing 12k a year commuting or 5 days a week - by all means it could make sense provided the commute wasn't 5km each way. Being that I do neither, it would be overkill for me...I generally offer my opinion by my standards. :)

As for the "it's not overkill if you can afford it" line...I'm not even touching that. I'm sure there is a law of diminishing returns graph that can be googled.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby AlexHuggs » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:37 pm

fat and old wrote:So I need two bikes now? I don't get it.


Two bikes... and the problem is? :wink:

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby fat and old » Fri Apr 15, 2016 4:29 pm

AlexHuggs wrote:
fat and old wrote:So I need two bikes now? I don't get it.


Two bikes... and the problem is? :wink:


The cervelo and a Domane? I can see that. The minister of finances might not.....

The cervelo and my giant boulder? Meh. I can't see how peole can have a "nice" bike for w/e use and ride a lesser bike for the bulk of their riding. I tried, and it did my head in. I'm happy with one, so long as I like it.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby RyanA » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:09 pm

fat and old wrote:The cervelo and my giant boulder? Meh. I can't see how peole can have a "nice" bike for w/e use and ride a lesser bike for the bulk of their riding. I tried, and it did my head in. I'm happy with one, so long as I like it.

Yeah, I have been thinking the same thing lately. My $8k MTB that doesn't get ridden much any more, or my ~$2.5k commuter that I do 250kms+ per week. I'm thinking I got it a little bit backwards. That said, at the time I was riding MTB a lot more, and doing 100km races, so it was justified at the time, and it will last a long time too (if they keep making 26" tyres that is...)
I think the conclusion is that I need a $25k commuter to balance things out :lol:
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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby 2rismo » Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:01 pm

DG1984 wrote:
fat and old wrote:
DG1984 wrote:As for the "it's not overkill if you can afford it" line...I'm not even touching that. I'm sure there is a law of diminishing returns graph that can be googled.


Really? Money being no object you wouldn't have something flash? Come on... :D

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby Mulger bill » Sun Apr 17, 2016 8:40 pm

You're a one bike + beater bloke?

Do it! Now! Make the one the best your budget can fit.
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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby eeksll » Sun Apr 17, 2016 11:58 pm

6.5k is crazy for a commuter. Maybe think of it as a weekend bike you also commute on :D. Although someone at Trek probably just choked cause you called their bike a commuter.

Most importantly you have somewhere secure to keep it at work which is really the main reason for having cheap bike for commuting.

I on the other hand have a more expensive weekend bike which sees less kms, hmmmm

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fat and old wrote:
DG1984 wrote:Sorry for having an opinion that differs. I'll get my hat :roll:


Nah, don't be like that. Nothing wrong with a different opinion. I was serious about the standards tho. I don't get why it's overkill?


For someone doing 12k a year commuting or 5 days a week - by all means it could make sense provided the commute wasn't 5km each way. Being that I do neither, it would be overkill for me...I generally offer my opinion by my standards. :)

As for the "it's not overkill if you can afford it" line...I'm not even touching that. I'm sure there is a law of diminishing returns graph that can be googled.


DG1984: It sounds more like your the one who has issues with someone else different opinion.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby DG1984 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:01 am

eeksll wrote:
DG1984: It sounds more like your the one who has issues with someone else different opinion.


I have issues with someone else's opinion because they questioned my reasoning - which I did without disregarding their opinion at all?

You're reading a little too much into it, champ.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby Mububban » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:14 pm

If we had the money I think we'd all go crazy on bikes. If you've got the funds, who cares? Buy and ride what you like, and can afford.

Now if I could just find that magical money tree.....
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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby zero » Mon Apr 18, 2016 1:25 pm

fat and old wrote:By what/whose standards is it overkill? Some bloke/blokettes will do over 12k per annum commuting. Why not use a nice bike if you can? Are we supposed to save our "nice" bikes for sunny weekends? So I need two bikes now? I don't get it.

Edit: Actually, barring consumables such as tyres, chains, clusters, cables etc what's going to wear out faster on a "nice" bike any faster if you use it to commute? Maybe wheels if you're hardcore and hang onto the bike for more than a few years?


There are issues with people being precious and bikes, ie people who are precious sometimes want a cage, when the dutch experience says we get a great deal of space saving by high density racks - therefore more people can ride to places like a station if racks rather than cages are installed. Australians generally like to overspend on cars, utes, motorcycles and bicycles, and thus theft/vandalism/parking damage become issues.

As long as you accept that all weather riding eventually wears out levers, derailleurs, wheels, freehubs, chains, cassettes, chainrings, and that some parts of sporting groupsets (cranksets) seem to have finite fatigue lives, then its all fine. I replaced the whole 9s dura-ace groupset and the wheels on my teschner because of the ravages of Sydney commuting (with 11s ultegra, time has marched on enough that modern ultegra is a far more advanced groupset than 9s DA).

Domanes wheels might last longer than rim braked wheels, then they might not either, but bontrager low spoke count wheels have a long history of cracking at spoke holes for me. Probably for the same reason (190cm/90+kgs) that shimano cranksets have a finite life for me.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby Holesy » Mon Apr 18, 2016 2:47 pm

Is the Di2 Disc version even coming to Aus?

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby fat and old » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:33 pm

Have to admit that parking my bike in my office 5 foot away from me makes it easy to forget that securing an exxy bike can be a big issue.....

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby Patt0 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 8:38 pm

Go for it!I have a domane 4.5 disc for commuting. Awesome bike. Now i want the slr. If i did it all again knowing what i know now, i would get a slr/discs/32mm for commuting and a 4.5 rim brake for the weekend .
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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby fat and old » Thu Apr 21, 2016 11:50 am

Holesy wrote:Is the Di2 Disc version even coming to Aus?


No. Has to be built up by good (as in helpful) LBS from a base SLR7. I found one, damage is mid $7's (they keep mech take offs, but warranty remains).

Then again, I looked again at the Defy Ultegra electronic/hydro disc (AT) $4.3k and wondered why the Trek is 3k better :? Most concerning tbh is that slidy isojigger in the seat tube that looks like a wet ride issue waiting to happen.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby 2rismo » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:31 am

You'll still get a 6.9 Disc under 7k if you ask. And if there's stock. I did.

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Re: The new Domane SLR7 disc

Postby warthog1 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 2:18 pm

If you have the money why not?
Look at the amount people drop on cars every few years.
Comparitively it's easy to justify I reckon.
It's a more enjoyable activity that is good for mind and body ;)
Go and meditate on that you naysayers :P

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