Trek Emonda ALR 5 - 2016

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 competitor ...(Read More)

Trek Emonda ALR 5
  • Color: Black Pearl
  • Color: Waterloo Blue
  • Color: Viper Red
$1,379.99 - $1,759.99
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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.

Tapered head tube and fork.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.

Specs

Frame Trek 300 Series Aluminum w/E2
Fork Trek Emonda carbon
Rims/Wheels Bontrager tubeless-ready
Hubs Bontrager Aluminum
Tires Bontrager R1 Hard Case Lite, 700 x 23c
Crankset Shimano 105
Chainrings 50/34
Front Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur Shimano 105
Rear Cogs Shimano 105, 11-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano 105
Handlebars Bontrager Race VR-C
Tape/Grips Bontrager Gel Cork
Stem Bontrager Elite
Brake Levers Shimano 105
Brakes Shimano 105
Saddle Bontrager Paradigm Race
Seatpost Bontrager

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Black Pearl / 47cm 00601479281497 517912
Black Pearl / 50cm 00601479281503 517913
Black Pearl / 52cm 00601479281510 517914 EMO22396157L
Black Pearl / 54cm 00601479281527 517915 EMO22438353L
Black Pearl / 56cm 00601479281534 517916
Black Pearl / 58cm 00601479281541 517917
Black Pearl / 60cm 00601479281558 517918
Black Pearl / 62cm 00601479281565 517919
Black Pearl / 64cm 00601479281572 517920
Waterloo Blue / 47cm 00601479281589 517921
Waterloo Blue / 50cm 00601479281596 517922
Waterloo Blue / 52cm 00601479281602 517923
Waterloo Blue / 54cm 00601479281619 517924
Waterloo Blue / 56cm 00601479281626 517925
Waterloo Blue / 58cm 00601479281633 517926
Waterloo Blue / 60cm 00601479281640 517927
Waterloo Blue / 62cm 00601479281657 517928
Waterloo Blue / 64cm 00601479281664 517929
Viper Red / 52cm 00601479335220 521527
Viper Red / 54cm 00601479335237 521528
Viper Red / 56cm 00601479335244 521529
Viper Red / 58cm 00601479335251 521530
Viper Red / 60cm 00601479335268 521531

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5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Stylish  (3)
  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Awesome 

Cons

  • Not many 
  • Not one thing 
  • That dang painful saddle 

Best Uses

  • Everyday riding 
  • Melting faces 
  • Racing 
  • Showing off 
  • Training 

REVIEWS

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5

TOP OF THE LINE ALUMINUM and 105

By 

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Stylish
  • Durable
  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    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.

     
    5

    Incredible smooth, fast, and solid bike

    By 

    from Cambridge, MA

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Fast
    • Stylish
    • Smooth

    Cons

      Best Uses

      Comments:

      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!

       
      5

      Great, Affordable Option

      By 

      from Plano, TX

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Smooth Shifting
      • Stylish
      • Lightweight
      • Quality Components

      Cons

        Best Uses

        Comments:

        Great bike. Light enough to keep up with carbon fiber and great components makes everything operate smoothly. Great value!

         
        5

        OMG WOW

        By 

        from Cocoa Florida

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Awesome
        • Lightweight
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Not Many

        Best Uses

        • Training

        Comments:

        Not a bad bike at all, after a few miles and a few adjustments she is a great bike.

         
        5

        Change the saddle!

        By 

        from Joliet, IL

        About Me

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • That Color Scheme Though
        • Speed
        • Lightweight
        • Responsive

        Cons

        • That Dang Painful Saddle

        Best Uses

        • Melting faces
        • Showing off

        Comments:

        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!

         
        5

        love this bike

        By 

        from joliet illinois

        About Me

        Pros

        • Awesome color
        • Awesome Shimano Group
        • Light
        • Great handling

        Cons

        • Not one thing

        Best Uses

        • Racing
        • Everyday Riding

        Comments:

        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.

         
        5

        I test drove it today its light amazing handle pretty well,

        By 

        from San Jose Evergreen

        About Me

        Pros

        • Boyette

        Cons

          Best Uses

          Comments:

          Absolutely good handling road safety and fast incredibly superb!!!!

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