Trek’s Lightest Just Got Lighter
WATERLOO, USA – Trek has released a new version of its Émonda road bike that’s 50 grams lighter than the previous ultralight SLR model. Additionally, Trek has unveiled the all-new Émonda Disc. For the all-new Émonda lineup, Trek developed a new carbon layup to lighten the frame even more. After extensive frame analysis, the R&D team changed the placement and construction of Émonda’s composite layers through a focus on each strand of carbon.
The result is Size-Specific Ride-Tuned performance—trimming weight while simultaneously increasing stiffness and compliance. Trek engineers gathered numbers in the lab. But for performance and ride feel, they turned to those whose livelihood depends on it. The riders of Trek-Segafredo evaluated prototype after prototype of the all-new Émonda, providing feedback to the development team.
Comparing new and previous Émonda
The Émonda Disc models feature additional tire clearance, increased stopping power, better braking modulation, and consistent performance in all conditions. Émonda SLR features Bontrager Speed Stop Pro brakes, which are fully tunable, directly-mounted, weigh just 95 grams, and also allow for wider tire clearance. Émonda SL features much of the same technology that’s offered with the SLR in an incredible value—500 Series OCLV Carbon for lightweight responsiveness and options for either direct-mount brakes or disc brakes to optimize stopping power.
The new Émonda SLR weighs 640 grams compared to the previous SLR’s 690, and the new Émonda SLR Disc also bests the previous rim-brake SLR, totaling 665 grams. Émonda SLR is offered in three models—SLR 9, SLR 8, and SLR 6—and a frameset in both H1 and H2 geometries, while Émonda SLR Disc is available in the SLR 8 Disc and SLR 6 Disc models plus a frameset. Émonda SL now comes in five models—SL 7, SL 6 Pro, SL 6, SL 5, and SL 5 Women’s—plus a frameset. Émonda SL Disc is available in the SL 7 Disc and SL 6 Disc models.