TREK Emonda SLR 6 2019
|Options||Sizes: 54, 56, 58, 62cm; Colour: Matte Dnister Black/Gloss Black - In Stock|
Emonda SLR 6 has the lightest road bike frame Trek have ever made. It pairs the ground-breaking 700 Series OCLV Carbon frame with a high-performance Shimano Ultegra drivetrain and direct-mount rim brakes for feather-light performance on climbs and precision handling. This bike was born for the podium.
How do you take the world's lightest, best-handling race bike and make it even better? That was the challenge Trek's road design and engineering team was faced with in creating the new Emonda.
It's right for you if...
Light weight is your biggest consideration. You want components you can depend on, but above all you want a featherlight frame with outstanding ride quality. You want your bike to perform on big climbs, steep descents and fast sprints.
- Ultra lightweight: Emonda is the ultimate lightweight road racing machine, pushing the boundaries of what's possible for bicycle weight and ride performance.
- 700 Series OCLV Carbon technology: Nobody does carbon better than Trek. Only with Trek's OCLV process can the complete bike system be fully integrated to create the lightest bike in the world.
Emonda SLR frame (56cm, H1 geometry, painted): 640g
Emonda SLR 6 (56cm, full bike): 6.59 kg
- Ride-tuned performance: Emonda elevates Trek ride performance to a whole new level. Custom ride-tuned OCLV Carbon frame provides the perfect balance of stiffness and weight. Each tube shape is optimised to maximise ride performance.
- Lifetime warranty: Trek backs the lightest production road bike in the world with the best warranty in the world.
The final word
Lightest. Frame. Ever. The Emonda SLR 6 frame weighs in at 640 grams. It's built up with a fully race-capable parts group, but what you're really getting for your money is the lightest frame and the security of a lifetime warranty.
- Ultra lightweight
When designing Emonda, the goal was simple: Design the lightest line of road bikes in the world. Emonda comes from the French verb emonder - to prune and trim away - and Trek held true to its meaning.
- Size-Specific Ride Tuned Performance
Trek's R&D team went searching for the holy grail of ride performance by tirelessly optimising, prototyping and testing new frame designs and carbon lay-ups. Using advanced analysis techniques including parameterised optimisation, finite element analysis, and strain gauge and accelerometer instrumentation, the team focused on reducing weight, increasing stiffness and improving compliance. But increasing stiffness alone does not improve the handling characteristics of a road bike.
The placement and construction of the composite layers have a massive effect on ride quality, and without the information gleaned from extensive analysis, engineers are left to guesswork and hypotheticals. Trek prefer clear test results that show marked improvements.
Testing in the lab provided the numbers that the engineers were looking for, but performance and ride feel out on the road is what really matters. That's why the pro riders of Trek-Segafredo evaluated prototype after prototype to confirm that the story the numbers told held true on even the most demanding rides.
All of this testing and development didn't happen over night. It wasn't simple or easy, but focusing on each strand of carbon and every minute detail of frame design delivered a line of bikes with frames that are the absolute lightest in their class, with size-specific carbon layups that ensure consistent ride feel across all frame sizes.
- OCLV Carbon Integration
Nobody knows carbon like Trek. More than 25 years of experience refining the carbon production process has delivered a new 700 Series OCLV Carbon lay-up that significantly reduces Emonda's weight while simultaneously increasing stiffness. The result is a bike that's faster off the line, more responsive in the corners, and doesn't provide excuses on even the most leg-shattering climbs.
- Ride Tuned seatmast
Ultimate comfort and light weight.
Trek's Ride Tuned seatmast is the lightest, most comfortable solution for day-in, day-out performance and comfort. The no-cut design eliminates traditional seatpost clamping forces, so less material is used at the seat tube junction, resulting in a lighter frame.
Additionally, most seatmast systems have to be cut, leaving little or no room for adjustability. The Ride Tuned seatmast system has more than 10cm of adjustment, making it the most adjustable system on the market.
- Carbon integration
Every integrated piece, from carbon front derailleur mount to carbon dropouts to water bottle bosses, is moulded into the frame, eliminating redundant material and reducing weight.
- Bontrager Speed Stop Pro brakes
For those who ride at the limit, brakes are the most important component besides the bike's actual frame. These fully-tunable, direct-mount brakes weigh in at a strikingly low 95g. With hollow arms and Ti hardware, this Trek-Bontrager collaboration also increases tyre clearance so that all riders can enjoy the increased traction and comfort that comes with running wider tyres.
H2 features a slightly higher head tube to put less strain on your back and neck. It's the right way to get most riders, including many of Trek's Pro Team riders, in the right place. With no need for high-rise stems or spacer stacks, the look is nothing but pro.
- Control Freak Cable Management
Control Freak is the lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system. It allows any combination of shift and brake housing to be routed through the frame for clean aesthetics and an easily customised set-up.
- DuoTrap S compatible
DuoTrap S seamlessly integrates a Bluetooth/ANT+ sensor into the frame with no added aerodynamic drag. It allows you to measure speed, distance, and cadence on your computer or smartphone. It works with all the major ANT+ wireless technology players, including Bontrager, Garmin, Bryton, PowerTap, and SRM.
- 3S integrated chain keeper
The 3S chain keeper is integrated directly into the bike frame. It's an elegant solution that provides flawless gear shifting even on rough roads and under heavy loads. No more standing on the side of the road, covered in grease, unwedging your dropped chain as competitors race by.
- Blendr Integration
Blendr seamlessly mounts Bontrager Trip computers, Bontrager Ion lights and Garmin computers directly to the handlebars, keeping everything zip tie-free and in its place.
- The lightest road bike line in the world is backed by the cycling world's best warranty. Additionally Emonda has passed all required safety standards, plus Trek's own stringent impact and durability tests, which greatly exceed industry standards. Thus the super lightweight Emonda carries the same generous 275lb rider weight limit as the rest of Trek's road line.
Trek Emonda SLR 6 review, velonews, April 2016 (see here):
"We named the Emonda "bike of the year" in 2015. One year later, we stand by that decision. This is a purebred race bike that is as stiff and responsive as the competition, is more comfortable than a lot of them, and can easily be built up in the 12-pound range. Yet it can take 28-millimeter tires (bigger if you want to push things). Even within the all-around category, the Emonda stands out for its versatility.
As expected, when you combine super-light weight with outstanding lateral stiffness, you get a bike that wants to climb. Our testers found themselves seeking out steep pitches just for the chance to stand up and dance. Those efforts did reveal some unwanted flex in the Bontrager RL wheels, however, which are one of the component step-downs that get the SLR 6 to nearly one-third of the cost of the line-topping, $15,000 SLR 10. (Half of our riders also dinged the saddle.)
Still, $5,500 is spendy for a bike with Ultegra mechanical components. By comparison, the Emonda SL 8 costs $4,730 and comes with a full Dura-Ace build. The difference? The SLR line frames are all built using Trek's strongest and lightest carbon. The SL frames are heavier and a bit less lively. We'll go ahead and say it: Even with the step down in componentry (not that you're roughing it with Ultegra), this bike is worth the $770 jump in price over the SL 8. The frame is just that good. As one tester said, "Knowing that I want something I can race but also maybe take on some dirt, I'd buy an Emonda."
|Frame||Ultralight 700 Series OCLV Carbon, ride-tuned performance tube optimisation, tapered head tube, BB90, direct mount brakes, internal cable routing, DuoTrap S compatible, Ride Tuned seatmast.
|Forks||Emonda full carbon, carbon tapered steerer, carbon dropouts, direct mount brakes|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra 8000|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Ultegra 8000, braze-on|
|Shifters||Shimano Ultegra 8000 STI, 11 speed|
|Chainset||Shimano Ultegra 8000|
|Freewheel||Shimano Ultegra 8000, 11 speed cassette|
|Headset||Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed alloy, 1 1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Stem||Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, 7 degree, with computer and light mounts|
|Handlebars||Bontrager XXX carbon, VR-C, 31.8mm|
|Front Brake||Bontrager Speed Stop Pro, direct mount|
|Rear Brake||Bontrager Speed Stop Pro, direct mount|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Ultegra 8000 STI|
|Rims||Bontrager Paradigm Comp Tubeless Ready wheelset: channels everything you love about road riding into a performance wheelset that sustains everything from races and endurance rides to light recovery miles. Stacked lacing and 6061 aluminium offer lightweight durability for everything you hope to accomplish on your bike|
|Front Hub||Bontrager Paradigm Comp|
|Rear Hub||Bontrager Paradigm Comp|
|Tyres||Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 700x25c; Bontrager combines 120 tpi casing with Hard-Case Lite puncture protection and Bontrager's aero wing technology for a high performance tyre|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Elite, titanium rails|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Ride Tuned Carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset|
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