The 2022 Trek Emonda ALR 5 Disc Road Bike is a light and responsive road bike with an advanced aluminium frame that gives it the sleek looks and handling of a far more expensive carbon bike. Paired with big upgrades on parts, like a dependable Shimano 105 drivetrain and powerful hydraulic disc brakes that stop in any weather, this bike is built to perform on club rides and races alike.
The Emonda ALR 5 is built around a lightweight 300 Series Alpha Aluminium with shaped tubes and Invisible Weld Technology, an Émonda SL carbon fork that absorbs vibration from the road, internal cable routing in both the frame and fork. The Emonda is Trek’s lightweight race bike and it excels in hilly and technical terrain with super responsive handling. It is very much a classic road bike. It’s light and and fast but also comes with modern tech including hydraulic discs.
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
Road cyclists who wants a classic light and fast road bike with super reliable Shimano 105 equipment. This is a great bike for club and group rides and is light and fast enough to race on.
· Carbon looks and handling, alloy price point: Invisible Weld Technology and shaped tubes for sleek looks, light weight and incredible handling
· It climbs fast, corners on rails, and descends with confidence
· Disc brakes offer better braking performance and extra clearance for wider, more stable tyres
· It shares the geometry of our highest-end carbon Émonda racing bikes, and it gives you a ride quality that stands up in every way to far more expensive carbon bikes
· Internal cable routing extends the life of your cables and adds to the bike's sleek look
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:
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|Frame||Unisex, Carbon, Size 49|
|Wheel Size||Size 28|
|Gears||Shimano 105 R7000, short cage, 30T max cog, 22 Gears|
|Rear Brake||Shimano 105 hydraulic disc // Shimano 105 hydraulic disc Shimano SM-RT70, CenterLock, 160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Brake||Shimano 105 hydraulic disc // Shimano 105 hydraulic disc Shimano SM-RT70, CenterLock, 160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Tyres||Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x 25 c|
|Fork||Ã‰monda SL full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru axle|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105 R7000, short cage, 30T max cog|
|Crankset||Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 170 mm length|
|Shifters||Shimano 105 R7020, 11-speed|
|Chain||Shimano 105 HG601, 11-speed|
|Casette||Shimano 105 R7000, 11-30, 11-speed|
|Headset||FSA Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop, 40 cm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||Bontrager tape|
|Seatpost||Bontrager carbon, 27.2 mm, 8 mm offset, 330 mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 155 mm width|
|Colours||PURPLE ABYSS, SLATE TO TREK BLACK FADE|
|Sizes||52, 54, 56, 58, 60, 62|
|Barcodes||601842148136, 601842148143, 601842148150, 601842148167, 601842148174, 601842148181, 601842148198, 601842148204, 601842148211, 601842383438, 601842383445, 601842383452, 601842383469, 601842383476, 601842383483, 601842383490, 601842383506, 601842383513|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||1045486, 1045487, 1045488, 1045489, 1045490, 1045491, 1045492, 1045493, 1045494, 588461, 588462, 588463, 588464, 588465, 588466, 588467, 588468, 588469|
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