Trek Unveils Their Fastest Climbing Bike: The All-New Aero Émonda

Trek releases an all-new Émonda with aerodynamic tube shaping.

It’s a major performance upgrade for the platform, and it makes Trek’s lightest climbing bike faster than ever, while still keeping the frame weight under 700g.

The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
The 2021 Émonda SLR draped in the Project One ‘Sweet Gold Leaf ‘ finish, with flakes of real gold, is nothing short of a collector’s piece.

Too often aero frame shapes are heavy and ride poorly. After over two years of development, and the creation of Trek’s lightest OCLV Carbon lay-up ever, Trek says its engineers have found the perfect balance of speed and lightweight, all while maintaining the amazing ride quality that Émonda is famous for. Available in both an SL and SLR version, the all-new aero Émonda is proven to be faster on flats and climbs alike.


Émonda SLR

Lizzie Deignan rides the new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
Lizzie Deignan: ‘This is the best bike I have ever ridden’

The all-new Émonda SLR is the bike of choice for Trek-Segafredo climbers. In fact, racer Lizzie Deignan deemed it ‘the best bike I have ever ridden‘. It’s made of the all-new 800 Series OCLV Carbon, weighs less than 700 grams and delivers significant speed advantages thanks to its aerodynamic design. Compared to its predecessor, Émonda SLR is 60 seconds faster per hour faster on flats and 18 seconds per hour faster at an 8% grade. The SLR frame and fork weight is 1 063grams. It is a gender-neutral bike, available in a total of eight sizes.


All-New 800 Series OCLV Carbon

The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
OCLV 800 is a new material which trims about 8% of the frame weight.

The new 800 Series OCLV Carbon is Trek’s lightest and highest-performing carbon lay-up to date. It’s 30% stronger than previous OCLV Carbon laminates, yet just as stiff, allowing Trek engineers to create the Émonda SLR’s aero shapes without adding a lot of weight. This new material is exclusive to Trek and it trims about 8% of the frame weight. Further good news from Trek is the 800 Series OCLV composite will start to trickle across into other models.


Émonda SL

The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
The SL models feature the 500 Series OCLV carbon.

The Émonda SL features the same fast aero tube shaping and geometry as the Émonda SLR, but it’s made from lightweight 500 Series OCLV Carbon. The Émonda SL allows riders to enjoy the speed gains of the new bike, at a lower price-point. The SL frame and fork weight is 1522g.


The Details

The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
All the Émonda models have hidden cable routing, most come with new aerodynamic Aeolus wheels. The round seat tube improves comfort and the decision was made to stick with traditional stays (over a dropped stay design) to save weight. Trek have used different types of carbon in different areas of the bike to refine the ride tune, weight and overall strength.
The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
The Émonda SLR model comes with an Aeolus RSL Bar/Stem that was purpose-built for it. The Trek engineers believe a 25mm tyre strikes the optimal balance between compliance and aerodynamic gains for a race bike. Nevertheless the new Émonda models have generous clearance for 28mm tyres, hinting that wider is possible without compromising safety.
The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with H1.5 fit geometry, Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
The Émonda’s H1.5 geometry which was first used on the Madonne was developed with the Trek-Segafredo pro cycling team and it puts the rider into a race-specific, aero optimized position on the bike. Through the size curves, the stack height is marginally higher than on an H1 Fit bike.
The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
Jordan Roessingh, Director of Road Products at Trek, says the sizable shift in demand to disc brake bikes (for PRO’s and weekend warriors) was the determining factor in whether to produce a rim brake version. Using feedback from the race teams, the engineers have kept the same sharp, aggressive and responsive handling of the previous iteration.
The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
Throughout the Émonda development process, over 250 frames were built and stress tested. The T47BB is compatible with all internal-bearing T47 BBs on the market. The wide-stance BB improves ride efficiency.
The new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
John Davis, the aero guru for Trek says the area with the most opportunity to improve aerodynamics is the front of the bike. Optimization software was used to get the delicate balance between aero and weight perfected. He also said the bike is optimized for ‘climbing aerodynamics.’

Available in Project One

The Émonda SLR is also available for customization in Project One, This custom bike program, gives you the chance to create the bike of your dreams with a completely customized build kit and colourway. Trek South Africa says from confirmation of order, the typical waiting period for a Project One bike is about 6 weeks.


Availability and Pricing

Émonda SLR

Émonda SL7

Émonda SL6 Pro

The bikes are available immediately through Trek’s network of local retail partners.

Vincenzo Nibali rides the new carbon fiber Trek Émonda road bike with Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Shimano Ultegra drivetrain.
Vincenzo Nibali: ‘The all-new Trek Émonda is the best compromise between aerodynamics and lightness I’ve found on a bike’


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