Trek Emonda ALR 5 - 2016

Trek Emonda ALR 5
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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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