Madone SL vs. Madone 120
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    Question Madone SL vs. Madone 120

    I am considering either Madone SL or Madone 5.2 this year. I am worried that I will not like the SL on longer rides because of stiffness. I currently ride a Litespeed Arenberg, so I am afraid of going too stiff but would like something stiffer. Any opinions are appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD11
    I am considering either Madone SL or Madone 5.2 this year. I am worried that I will not like the SL on longer rides because of stiffness. I currently ride a Litespeed Arenberg, so I am afraid of going too stiff but would like something stiffer. Any opinions are appreciated.
    Unless you're racing, stick with the 5.2...

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD11
    I am considering either Madone SL or Madone 5.2 this year. I am worried that I will not like the SL on longer rides because of stiffness. I currently ride a Litespeed Arenberg, so I am afraid of going too stiff but would like something stiffer. Any opinions are appreciated.
    Check out a Gunnar Roadie. I ride an arenberg and my Roadie frame will be in next wednesday.

    Stiffer in the bottom bracket but still rides like silk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WD11
    I am considering either Madone SL or Madone 5.2 this year. I am worried that I will not like the SL on longer rides because of stiffness. I currently ride a Litespeed Arenberg, so I am afraid of going too stiff but would like something stiffer. Any opinions are appreciated.
    I don't know if you got your bike yet or not, but I contacted Trek and they said that the 5.2 is stiffer than the 5.2 SL. The SL is more "flexy". I rode both and I like the 5.2 SL ride better. It is stiff yet very smooth. I liked them both and it was a tough decision but I ended up ordering the SL cause it has the 10speed.

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