Trek CrossRip vs Trek Madone 3.1 vs Domane 4.0
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    Trek CrossRip vs Trek Madone 3.1 vs Domane 4.0

    Need help on which bike is better!
    I will use it for commuting, light races with friends, maybe a road trip, etc.

    So basically it will be used for leisure and fitness and not professionally. Comfort>Speed

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    I would go with the Crossrip. Good luck
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    There are other manufacturers.

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    'brifter' is f'ing stupid
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    the crossrip is HEAVY. on every one we've built the brakes pretty much feel like crap...they work, but the levers feel very mushy and that's w/ the pads set up close enough to rub the rotor. if you don't need to put a rack on the bike and want something comfortable get the Domane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    if you don't need to put a rack on the bike and want something comfortable get the Domane.
    I thought all the domanes are rack and fender compatible?

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    Domane's have some rack compatibility, not sure about fenders. I would go with the Domane myself for what you described as your intended purposes over the other options you posted, but I am biased as I own a 5.2 Domane. As was mentioned, there are many other brands to look at too.
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    Without grilling you the Domane would be my pick as well, stock and sell all the models you list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidthepark View Post
    I thought all the domanes are rack and fender compatible?
    fender compatible, yes. rack compatible, no. it says right on the 'feature tour' on the trek site 'vanishing fender mounts'. it says nothing about racks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davidthepark View Post
    Need help on which bike is better!
    I will use it for commuting, light races with friends, maybe a road trip, etc.

    So basically it will be used for leisure and fitness and not professionally. Comfort>Speed
    Just reviving da thread. So what did you end up getting? I have the CrossRip elite and I must say it is a fun bike! A jack of all trades. Yes, it is heavy at 24.5 pounds according to bathroom scale for a 56cm but it is very comfortable. A great commuter I must say. For racing, yes I would look elsewhere. For comfort, commute, and plain fun, this is the bike!

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