Trek Emonda SLR 6 - 2016

You're looking at the sub-15-pound, Ultegra-equipped Emonda SLR 6. You read that right. Trek set out to create an incredibly light production bike, and nailed it with their 690-gram Emonda frame. Of course, light is nothing without ride qua ...(Read More)

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You're looking at the sub-15-pound, Ultegra-equipped Emonda SLR 6. You read that right. Trek set out to create an incredibly light production bike, and nailed it with their 690-gram Emonda frame. Of course, light is nothing without ride quality. Trek does carbon like no one else, so the combination of their specific layup and proven geometry yields a bike that is fast, stiff, smooth, stable and confident all at the same time. You'll look forward to when the road turns up. You're just as fast on the flats with 11-speed Ultegra, Race Lite tubeless-ready wheels, and a whole slew of high-end Bonty parts. Sleek lines, legit components, best-in-class weight, two fitting options, and a ride that begs you to push it, welcome to the Emonda SLR 6.

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.

Trek's Madone features a unique bottom bracket (image, right) that's 90mm wide (traditional ones are 68mm wide). This wide bottom bracket lets Trek build the frame with larger tubes for increased power transfer. Plus, the 90mm bottom bracket is machined so that the bearings can be placed directly into the frame (image) saving weight (due to fewer parts), ensuring additional pedaling efficiency and simplifying maintenance and repair.

Specs

Frame Trek 700 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2, BB90
Fork Trek Emonda SLR carbon
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Race Lite, tubeless-ready
Tires Bontrager R3 Hard Case Lite, 700 x 23c
Crankset Shimano Ultegra
Chainrings 53/39 (H1), 50/34 (H2)
Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed: 11-28
Shifters Shimano Ultegra
Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite VR
Tape/Grips Bontrager Microfiber
Stem Bontrager Race X Lite
Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
Brakes Bontrager Speed Stop, direct mount
Saddle Bontrager Paradigm RL, hollow Ti rails
Seatpost Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap

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5.0

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good ride quality 
  • Great accerlation 

Cons

  • Frame is pretty pricey 
  • Rear der is sluggish 

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Pros

  • Great Accerlation
  • Good Ride Quality

Cons

  • Frame Is Pretty Pricey
  • Rear Der Is Sluggish

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This bike really puts the power down. Doesn't seem to have any delay in filling a gap on a group ride or break away. I recommend upgrading the front and rear derailleurs to Dura-Ace 9000. Slam that stem and shred this bike all day!

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