I have to explain three things before starting this Trek Madone review:
1) The bike under review is one I bought myself, with my own hard-earned cash, and I ride it a lot. It is not a short-term review model - unfortunately Trek didn't feel the need to send me a free bike, I can't imagine why!
2) Because buying bikes myself is rather expensive (!) I don't have a great range of comparisons to make with similarly priced bikes.