The Trek Emonda SLR has a few changes for 2018. Visually it looks pretty similar, though the rear of the seat tube is much flatter and more defined, bringing a better aero performance than before. Is this part of the redesign that optimises wider tyres?
The 'Control Freak' cable routing is also now cleaner and more adaptable, though more tricky to work with according to our mechanics... Brakes are direct mount as before, and we're seeing more and more of this format on high-end caliper brake models. Bontrager Speed Stop Pro calipers come as standard, weighing in at just 95g each.
The weight is the main thing, with a claimed 640g for the SLR frame, which is pretty astonishing. The bike pictured here is a 58, but it was extremely light for its size.
Bontrager Aeolus 3 wheels come with 25mm Bontrager tyres. Bontrager carbon bars also come as standard, as does the stripped back carbon saddle.
Dura Ace Di2 takes care of the groupset, so the ultra weight conscious could shave the odd gram by going mechanical...
We'll report back with some ride reviews as soon as we can, so watch this space.
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