The 2023 Trek Émonda SL 6 Di2 has all the advantages of an ultra-light carbon road bike, with the added benefit of aero tube shaping that will make you faster on flats and up climbs, too. It features an all-new Shimano 105 Di2 wireless electronic drivetrain for super fast, reliable shifting.
You're no stranger to long, fast rides. You want an ultra-light, aerodynamic bike with race-ready parts, including the performance boost of a 105 Di2 wireless electronic drivetrain.
A lightweight and aerodynamic 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork, a Shimano 105 Di2 2x12 wireless electronic drivetrain and Bontrager Paradigm Comp wheels. Disc brakes give you better stopping power and more precise modulation.
Yes, you can have it all: a super lightweight, aero frame for more speed on any terrain, exceptional handling characteristics, a top-quality wireless drivetrain – all without the sticker shock.
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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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.
It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:
Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.
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, 12x100 mm thru axle
Frame fit - H1.5 Race
Hub front - Bontrager Paradigm Comp 25, Tubeless Ready, 25 mm rim width, 100x12 mm thru axle
Skewer front - Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever
Hub rear - Bontrager Affinity Comp, Shimano 11/12 speed freehub, 142x12mm thru axle
Skewer rear - Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Rim - Bontrager Paradigm Comp, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21 mm width, Presta valve
Tyre - Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 700x28 c
Max tyre size - 28c
Shifter - Shimano 105 R7170, 12-speed
Front derailleur - Shimano 105 R7150 Di2, braze-on, down swing
Rear derailleur - Shimano R7150
Crank - Shimano 105 R7100, 50/34
Bottom bracket - Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Cassette - Shimano 105 7100, 11-34, 12-speed
Chain - Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Saddle - Bontrager Aeolus Comp, steel rails, 145 mm width
Seatpost - Bontrager carbon seat mast cap, 20 mm offset
Handlebar - Bontrager Elite Bontrager Elite VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop
Handlebar tape - Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Stem - Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree
Brake - Shimano 105 hydraulic disc
Brake rotor - Shimano RT70, CentreLock, 160 mm
Rotor size - Max brake rotor sizes: 160 mm front and rear
Weight - 56cm - 8.50 kg / 18.74 lbsWeight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).
|Colours||DNISTER BLACK/TREK BLACK, QUICKSILVER/RADIOACTIVE RED|
|Sizes||52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62|
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|SKUs / Part Numbers||5277031, 5277032, 5277033, 5277034, 5277035, 5277038, 5277039, 5277040, 5277041, 5277042, 5277043|
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