To commemorate his inaugural season with Trek-Segafredo, Trek has created a special edition bike that honours John Degenkolb’s achievements on the bike and his diverse interests off it and the German rider lined up at the start of Record Bank E3 Harelbeke recently with his new customised Project One Trek Domane bike.
According to Trek “the custom paint scheme begins with a base of hand-scuffed liquid metal complemented with a dark smoke tint and clean racing stripes. Pops of glossy red smoke add contrast, and John’s lucky number and removable team logos complete the design.”
This unique bike will be available in four distinct versions: Domane SLR, Domane SLR Disc, Domane SLR Race Shop Limited, and Domane SLR Race Shop Limited Disc.
Race Shop Limited models feature Trek’s Pro Endurance geometry, which provides a lower, longer, more aerodynamic riding position than the Endurance geometry found on Domane SLR. It’s the same fit John and the pros of Trek-Segafredo ride on the roughest roads of the Spring Classics. Domane SLR Race Shop Limited Disc is an entirely new option in Project One, introducing the power of disc brakes to Trek’s raciest endurance platform.
Degenkolb, who won Milano-Sanremo and Paris-Roubaix in 2015 said: “Obviously I loved the bike right from the start because it’s inspired by who I am, on and off the bike. Some people call me “a gentleman of speed”, a title I would like to honour as much as I can, and you will find that also on my stem. The bike has my lucky number 7 on the seat tube as well.”
“Of course, everybody knows that cobbles are my favourite terrain, but I am not sure if people are aware that my passion off the bike is motorcycles. So, riding a bike whose design takes cues directly from my personal café racer moto, that’s just awesome!”
Each John Degenkolb Café Racer Domane is hand-painted at Trek’s global headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, and available now to customers worldwide exclusively through Project One.