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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.