Friday, July 4, 2014

The Émonda

Trek Émonda | The Lightest Production Line Ever

Every detail of the Émonda line, from frame design to each component choice on every model, serves the same audacious goal: to create the lightest line of production road bikes ever offered.

The entire Émonda line is unbelievably light, with sensational ride-tuned balance and handling that elevate Trek ride performance to a whole new level.

Ultra lightweight 

When designing Émonda, the goal was simple: Design the lightest line of road bikes in the world.
Emonda weights
 Émonda comes from the French verb émonder - to prune and trim away - and Trek held true to its meaning.


Émonda SLR 10 

The lightest production road bike in the world, brushing the scales at 10.25lb/4.6kg, the Émonda SLR 10 is the pinnacle of lightweight road bike performance. The SLR 10 is available to order today.

Dare to compare 

We will put the Émonda line up against any other bike on the market. In fact, Trek did and the results speak for themselves.Compare the three frame designs...

Size-Specific Ride Tuned Performance 

Emonda SLR 9 WSD

Utilizing Trek's extensive engineering resources and carbon expertise, the R&D team undertook the most stringent and sophisticated frame tube optimization project in our history - one that's three years in the making. The result of focusing on each strand of carbon, every minute detail is a line of bikes blessed with frames that are the absolute lightest in their class, with the pinnacle being the Émonda SLR frame that comes in at 690 grams.


OCLV Carbon Integration 

Nobody knows carbon like Trek. Only with their OCLV carbon process can a company fully integrate a complete bike system to create the lightest road bike line in the world. It started with what they do best, build the lightest frameset, in Waterloo, Wisconsin, USA. The next step was to compliment it with the lightest available rideable and reliable components. When opportunities were found for further reduction, they built the parts themselves.

Lifetime warranty 

The lightest road bike line in the world is backed by the cycling world's best warranty. Customers can ride assured with the protection of Trek Care.

New Ultralight Ride Tuned Seatmast 

The Ride Tuned Seatmast is the lightest, most comfortable solution for all day race comfort. The no cut design eliminates traditional seat post clamping forces, so less material is used at the seat tube junction, resulting in a lighter frame. There is also an ultralight version of Trek's Seatmast Cap, available on the SLR 10 and for aftermarket sales.

Bontrager XXX Bar/Stem Combo 

Introducing the all-new Bontrager XXX Bar/Stem combo which pushes the boundaries of light weight with outstanding strength and stiffness. This Trek/Bontrager collaboration saves 75 grams over a comparable Bontrager XXX bar & stem combination, while retaining the same stiffness. 129mm drop, 93mm reach, and Blendr-compatible.

Trek Émonda S 5
Trek Émonda S 5 | $2089.99rrp


The Bontrager XXX Bar/Stem combo features Bontrager's new integrative technology, Blendr. Blendr seamlessly mounts Bontrager Trip computers, Bontrager Ion lights, and Garmin computers to the XXX Bar/Stem, keeping everything zip tie-free and in its place.

Bontrager Speed Stop Brakes 

Émonda's Bontrager Speed Stop brakes mount directly to the frame via two bolts to reduce parts, save 50 grams per caliper over Ultegra units, and increase braking performance. Adjustable leverage ratio, two position quick release, and an ultra wide stance add to Speed Stop's versatility and adjustability. This Trek/Bontrager collaboration also increases tire clearance so that running larger tire sizes is possible.

DuoTrap S 

The second generation of Trek's speed and cadence sensor that is integrated directly into the chainstay, DuoTrap S keeps your sensor and magnet in the right place without the use of zip ties or fear of sensors moving around and losing contact mid-ride. The DuoTrap S differs from our DuoTrap sensor by offering Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity, along with a different mounting system that makes for better aesthetics.

How are the models set up? 

All Émonda models are organized by their frame level and drivetrain build. The frame levels are S, SL, and SLR. The number that follows the frame designation represents the drivetrain spec:

  • 4 – Shimano Tiagra | S4-$1649.99
  • 5 – Shimano 105 5800 | S5 & S5 WSD-$2089.99 SL5 & SL5 S}WSD-$2629.99
  • 6 – Shimano Ultegra 6800 | SL6 & SL6 WSD-$3149.99 SLR6-$5249.99
  • 8 – Shimano Dura-Ace 9000 mechanical | SL8 & SL8 WSD-$4519.99 SLR-$7449.99
  • 9 – Shimano Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 | SLR9 & SLR9 WSD-$12079.99 
  • 10 – The pinnacle of lightweight, featuring SRAM Red | SLR10-$15749.99

For example, on the Émonda SL 6, the SL designates the SL frame and fork, while the 6 designates the complete Ultegra drivetrain.