Trek have launched the new generation Émonda, their flagship
lightweight climber, and it's an impressive development of a much
Still very much an ultralight machine, the new frame is also
aero optimised (crucially without adding weight) to create a bike
that's "faster everywhere" - up, down and on the flat.
Trek say that compared to its predecessor, the new Émonda SLR is
60 seconds faster per hour faster on flats and 18 seconds per hour
faster at an 8% grade. That's some impressive gains given the light
weight of the frame.
Two main variants of the Émonda are available, the SLR is the
lightest, using new OCLV 800 carbon to create a sub-700g frameset.
There's also the SL, which uses Trek's OCLV 500 carbon together
with the same aero tube shapes. You won't be surprised to hear that
the new Émonda is disc brake only.
Hidden cable routing makes for a neat frameset, and the SLR can
also be paired with the new Aeolus carbon integrated bar/stem for
an extremely sleek package.
Alongside the Émonda there are new wheels from Bontrager, most
excitingly the new RSL 37 with a weight of just 1325g per pair and
an aero profiled 37mm depth.
Read more about the new Émonda below, and explore our in-depth
coverage in the Build Gallery and
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