Geek Warning: Trek’s new Domane AL goes all-road, Bontrager goes thermoplastic, and a deep dive into Columbus Trittico

Aluminum road bikes, thermoplastic, internal routing, and more.

Trek has just announced its fourth-generation Domane AL, and it’s even more of a budget-friendly workhorse than before. Over on the Bontrager side, its new ProV all-road/gravel models are the latest to switch to thermoplastic construction (courtesy of CSS Composites).

Also, want to know more about Columbus’s new Trittico component family for internal routing? We’ve got the scoop.

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3:22 – The skinny on Trek’s new (and very versatile) Domane AL entry-level “road” bike
13:50 – Bontrager’s latest road wheels signal a possible widespread shift to thermoplastic carbon fiber rims
25:35 – What the heck is a Reaver?
28:58 – Supacaz is getting into eyewear
37:59 – Columbus has a new turnkey internal routing system for small builders
48:18 – Dave exercises a remarkable level of restraint at Harbor Freight
55:25 – A dream comes true for James
1:00:06 – It turns out torque wrenches need time to warm up, too

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