Trek's lightweight climber, the Émonda is more than a one trick pony. H2 geometry, developed alongside their Pro teams, provides an efficient riding position whether climbing or on the flat.
The OCLV 500-series carbon frameset may be ultralight, but it's also remarkably comfortable, particularly with the ride-tuned carbon seatmast that's designed to be super strong and highly adjustable. yet absorb excess vibration.
Outfitted with Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3 carbon wheels in a sensible, versatile 35mm depth this is a well thought out package. Ultegra Di2 provides precise, effortless shifting - just what you need when climbing mixed grades, and the hydraulic disc brakes are a welcome feature on the descents that inevitably follow, however fast and technical they might be.
photos by Bence Bujaki