Taking their existing endurance road bike platform to the dirt, the all-new Trek Domane Gravel borrows the IsoSpeed flex points but with larger tires to make it fully capable off the beaten path. Or, at least, off the paved path.
Using the same frame and fork as the road-going Domane, the Gravel version subs in wider Schwalbe G-One Allround 700x35c tubeless tires and specific spec builds suitable for offroad use. Specifically, they come with Bontrager’s tubeless ready wheels or rims, 50/34 compact gearing and disc brakes.
Three levels of frames are available. The Domane Gravel SL5 carbon, shown above, is the upper mid level offering in a line of three options with their 500-series OCLV carbon. It comes with a full Shimano 105 group with flat mount brakes and has IsoSpeed on the frame and fork. Retail is $2,499, claimed weight is 20.22lb (9.17kg).
Upgrade the frame to a 600-series carbon Domane Gravel SL6 and you not only get better, lighter carbon, but also the adjustable rear IsoSpeed decoupler, letting you custom tune the amount of added compliance the system provides.
It also gives you a full Ultegra mechanical group with hydro disc brakes, starts at $5,499.
The trick is, to get the SLR6 Gravel, you’ve gotta go through their Project One program, available only with the SL6 frame. This one’s got army green paint with SRAM Red eTap and will definitely cost more than $5,499.
For the more budget minded, there’s one alloy option called the Domane Gravel AL5. You still get the IsoSpeed on the frame and the IsoSpeed carbon fork, and a Shimano 105 group, but it subs in mechanical Tektro brake calipers. Retail is $1,789.99, claimed weight is 21.23lb (9.63kg, size 56).
If you need convincing it’s totally awesome, there’s this video:
All three are available now. Or, if you already have a disc brake Domane, just throw some bigger tires on there.