Markel Irizar's Team Trek Domane Disc Brake Bike

Clock00:00, Saturday 12th September 2015

Disc brakes have arrived at Grand Tours. Dan takes a closer look at Markel Irizar's Team Trek Domane Disc Brake bike that he's been testing at the Vuelta. Is there a weight penalty?

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With Disc Brakes authorised by the UCI for the last months of the 2015 season, a number of teams have been experimenting with them at races of their choice.

However, this is the first time we've ever seen such a bike used in a Grand Tour, in this case the Vuelta a España.

This is Markel Irizar's Trek Domane - Dan takes a closer look at the bike, and finds out if there is much of a weight penalty for using a disc brake bike.

Frame and forks: Trek Domane Disc
Wheels: Bontrager Aeolus 5
Tyres: Veloflex tubular 24mm
Handlebars: Bontrager
Stem: Bontrager
Saddle: Bontrager Montrose Pro
Shifters: Shimano Dura Ace Di2/Hydraulic
Brakes: Shimano Disc
Front Mech: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Rear Mech: Shimano Dura Ace Di2
Chainset: Shimano Dura Ace
Pedals: Shimano Dura Ace
Chainring size: 39-53
Powermeter: None
Cassette: Shimano Dura Ace 11-28

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