The 2023 Trek Emonda ALR 5 Road Bike is a bike for purists. The Emonda ALR is a light and responsive road bike with an advanced aluminium frame. It has the sleek looks and handling of a carbon bike but at a much more affordable price.
The Emonda ALR is built around an ultra-light 300 Series Alpha Aluminium frame with shaped tubes and Invisible Weld Technology. This is paired with an Emonda SL carbon fork that absorbs vibration from the road, plus internal cable routing in both the frame and fork. Like the carbon Emonda SL and SLR the Emonda ALR is a pure lightweight race bike. It’s the bike you would use for big days in the mountains, crit races or keeping up with the fast bunch on your local club rides. It climbs fast, corners on rails, and descends with confidence.
The Emonda ALR 5 comes with a full 2x11 Shimano 105 drivetrain for dependable shifting, powerful flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes and tubeless-ready wheels.
This bike is perfect for
Club riders and racers on a budget who still want a high performance lightweight racing and climbing bike. With 105 gearing and hydraulic brakes the Emonda ALR is dependable as well as fast.
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 300 Series Alpha Aluminium, Invisible Weld technology, tapered head tube, internal cable routing, flat mount disc, 142x12 mm thru axle
Fork - Émonda ALR full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru axle
Frame fit - H1.5 Race
Hub front - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, CenterLock disc, 100x12 mm thru axle
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
Tyre - Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x 25 c
Max tyre size - 28c
Shifter - Shimano 105 R7020, 11-speed
Front derailleur - Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on
Rear derailleur - Shimano 105 R7000, short cage, 30T max cog
Crank - Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact)
Bottom bracket - Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Cassette - Shimano 105 R7000, 11-30, 11-speed
Chain - Shimano 105 HG601, 11-speed
Saddle - Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails
Seatpost - Bontrager Comp, 6061 alloy, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset
Handlebar - Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop
Handlebar tape - Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Stem - Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree
Brake rotor - Shimano SM-RT70, CenterLock, 160 mm
Weight - 56cm size - 9.00 kg / 19.85 lbs
Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 125 kg (275 lb).
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