Trek rewrote the rule book with their Emonda ALR 5. Fast, light, and absolute joy to ride, the Emonda is crafted from 300 Series aluminum. Trek's wizards whittled the invisibly welded frame down to a weight on par with its carbon competitors, and gave it a ride quality that makes every outing simply better. Fast? Shimano and Bontrager have that covered with a complete 105 11-speed group powered by wide range, compact cranks and tubeless-ready wheels. Ditch the tube, say goodbye to flats and feel the road beneath you like never before. The beautiful ride continues, the full Bonty cockpit follows the light and fast theme perfectly. This is a lightweight, premium aluminum bike that rides brilliantly and costs less than 2k. We don't know how Trek did it, but we're glad they did, and you will be too.
For increased stiffness and improved steering precision, tapered head tubes (see image, on left) and forks pair an oversize lower steerer tube (usually 1 1/2-inch, see image, on right) with a standard diameter upper steerer tube (usually 1 1/8-inch). This combination sheds weight compared to straight 1 1/2-inch systems, and adds stability and stiffness when compared to straight 1 1/8-inch systems. The result is a bike that tracks better through corners while allowing for the use of standard stems.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Trek 300 Series Aluminum w/E2|
|Fork||Trek Emonda carbon|
|Tires||Bontrager R1 Hard Case Lite, 700 x 23c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 105, 11-speed: 11-28|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race VR-C|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Gel Cork|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Bontrager Paradigm Race|
Building the unthinkable
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- Lightweight (5)
- Stylish (3)
- Comfortable (2)
- Durable (2)
- Not many
- Not one thing
- That dang painful saddle
- Everyday riding
- Melting faces
- Showing off
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I previously rode a Cannondale r600 with a campy set (thanks Dad!). However, it was stolen one day (thanks LA!). I wanted to stick with aluminum bikes since they're a comfortable ride given the price. I did my research for Cannondale and just as I was about to pull the trigger, I saw this Trek in a local bike shop. A 3 minute mobile internet vetting process was good enough at that point. So I hopped on and rode it around in the lot and it felt smooth like warm butter. I've been using it for my work commute and it's amazing. The bike feels so nice that I've started to ride a lot more and I signed up for a 150mi ride through work. It's a great aluminum bike. The best part about this bike is the Shimano 105 set--it's complete. Most retailers will mix and match components, but the complete 105 set on here feels great. You really can't beat the price either.
Just picked up this bike in the waterloo blue color scheme, which I personally find very stylish. It reminds me of a blue lamborghini, which leads me to my next point: this bike is FAST. Coming from a '13 Synapse 7, I must say this is leagues ahead with a full 105 groupset and super lightweight aluminum. This has a very smooth road feel, can hardly feel the bumps. The 105 shifting is as you'd expect, quick and performant, with a deep "click" to them. Huge upgrade from Sora shifters. Getting fitted in a few days to fine tune it to my body, can't wait to take this on many more rides!
- Smooth Shifting
- Quality Components
Great bike. Light enough to keep up with carbon fiber and great components makes everything operate smoothly. Great value!
- Not Many
Not a bad bike at all, after a few miles and a few adjustments she is a great bike.
- That Color Scheme Though
- That Dang Painful Saddle
- Melting faces
- Showing off
Ive had this bike, in the viper red Trek Factory Racing scheme, for a couple weeks now. I love everything about it right down to the satisfying "clunk" sound the derailleurs make when shifting. It handles extremely well and the 11 speed cassette feels flawless when running through the gears. The reach on this bike is spot on. The one gripe I have is the Paradigm Race saddle, it felt like I was sitting a plank of wood; I did change it out with my trusty Arione after a few rides (I gave it a chance!). Oh and did I mention, it only weighs 18 lbs? Pretty good for an aluminum frame!
- Awesome color
- Awesome Shimano Group
- Great handling
- Not one thing
- Everyday Riding
bike is super light, great handling, and looks awesome i have the viper red amazing color. i cant find anything wrong with this bike. the shimano 105 group awesome.
Absolutely good handling road safety and fast incredibly superb!!!!