The 2024 Trek Emonda SL 5 Road Bike is a lightweight carbon road bike with a balanced ride quality, superior handling characteristics, and the added benefit of free speed thanks to aero tube shaping. It's a great choice for century rides on hilly terrain, windy flats and speedy descents.
The Emonda SL is built around a lightweight and aerodynamic 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and carbon fork. The carbon frame saves weight and gives a superior ride quality, while the aero tubing makes you faster and more efficient.
The Emonda SL 5 comes with a full Shimano 105 12-speed drivetrain, powerful flat-mount Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. The 105 groupset is well known for being super reliable and also being reasonably priced when you need to do need to replace parts. Internal cable routing for clean looks and Bontrager Paradigm SL Tubeless Ready wheels complete the bike.
Road riders who want a light and aerodynamic bike that is flat-out fast up climbs and on straightaways. It delivers all the stopping power and control you'll need for big descents. The hydraulic disc brake upgrade and reliable drivetrain make it a great choice for your first carbon road bike.
Guide To Road Bike Gears
If you are buying a road bike one of the big differences between models will be which gears they use. Most manufacturers will make the same bike, using the same frame but putting different gears and wheels on it. So for instance you can buy a Trek Domane AL 2 Disc with Shimano Claris gearing for £975 or get the Trek Domane AL 4 Disc with Tiagra gearing for £1625. They are fundamentally the same bike. One comes with the Shimano Tiagra gears and the other comes with Shimano Claris gears.
In most cases, the bottom of the range gears and top of the range gears will basically work in the same way. The big differences are in the quality of material used and the weight. Top of the range gears will be lighter and smoother to use.
One thing to watch out for when comparing bikes is whether the full groupset is being used. If you are buying a bike that has Shimano 105 gears on it. Shimano makes 105 brakes, gear levers, front and rear derailleurs, cranks, chainrings and bottom brackets. So basically all of the running gear on the bike. Some bike manufacturers will fit the full groupset, others will fit Shimano 105 front and rear derailleurs but use their own brakes and cranks to save a few pounds. So if you are comparing bikes be sure to check how much of the groupset the bike actually uses.
Nothing beats the feeling of effortless speed you get on a road bike. There are lots of reasons to ride a road bike, from the simple joy of it, to racing, long distance challenges, or café rides with friends. Whatever you want to do there will be road bike out there for you.
Nearly all manufacturers have stopped making dedicated men’s and women’s bikes. They are now all unisex. What you will see is that on smaller bikes, brands will often fit a wider saddle (generally more female friendly). On larger bikes they will often fit a narrower one (generally more male friendly).
It is getting increasingly hard to buy new bikes with rim brakes as the industry has almost exclusively switched to discs. The reasons for this are pretty simple. Disc brakes are much, much, more powerful than old rim brake systems so you can stop a lot more easily and safely. Disc brakes also allow much bigger tyres to be fitted which is more comfortable. Older disc brake systems did often suffer from rubbing and squeaking. While this hasn’t been completely fixed yet it is much less common on modern bikes with hydraulic brakes. Mechanical disc brakes can still take a bit of fettling to get them right so go for hydraulic if you can.
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Frame - Ultralight 500 Series OCLV Carbon, Ride Tuned performance tube optimisation, tapered head tube, internal routing, DuoTrap S-compatible, flat-mount disc, 142x12 mm thru axle
Fork - Émonda SL full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle
Wheel front - Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 21 mm rim width, 100x12mm thru axle
Wheel rear - Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 21 mm rim width, 142x12 thru axle
Hub front - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100x12 mm thru axle
Skewer front - Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
Hub rear - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear - Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Rim - Bontrager Paradigm SL, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21 mm width, Presta valve
Spokes - 14 g stainless steel, black
Tyre - Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x28 mm
Max tyre size - 28 mm
Shifter - Shimano 105 R7120, 12-speed
Front derailleur - Shimano 105 R7100, braze-on, down swing
Rear derailleur - Shimano 105 R7100, 36T max cog
Crank - Shimano 105 R7100, 50/34
Bottom bracket - Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Cassette - Shimano 105 7101, 11-34, 12-speed
Chain - Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Saddle - Verse Short Comp, steel rails
Seatpost - Bontrager alloy seat mast cap, 10 mm offset
Handlebar - Bontrager Comp, alloy, 31.8 mm, 80 mm reach, 121 mm drop
Handlebar tape - Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Stem - Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree
Brake - Shimano 105 hydraulic disc
Brake rotor - Shimano RT70, CentreLock, 160 mm
Weight - 56cm size - 9.05 kg / 19.96 lbs (with tubes)
Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).
|Colours||NAVY SMOKE/DARK AQUATIC, WHITE PRISMATIC|
|Sizes||47, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62|
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|SKUs / Part Numbers||5297679, 5297680, 5297681, 5297682, 5297683, 5297684, 5297685, 5297686, 5297687, 5297688, 5297689, 5297690, 5297691, 5297692, 5297693, 5297694|
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