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The 2022 Trek Emonda SL 6 Road Bike 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. A performance drive train and front and rear thru axles make it a great choice for fast roadies who want the extra confidence of disc brakes that perform in any conditions.
The Emonda SL 6 is built around a 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork. The Emonda range is Trek’s ‘classic’ road bike. It’s light and fast and simple. The latest version of the Emonda adds aero performance to a lightweight race bike to make a great all-rounder. This light and aerodynamic bike is flat-out fast up climbs and on straightaways.
The Emonda SL 6 comes with a full Shimano Ultegra 2x11 group set and quality Bontrager Paradigm tubeless-ready wheels. Disc brakes give you better stopping power and more precise modulation.
This bike is perfect for
Road riders who want a super lightweight, aero frame for more speed on any terrain, exceptional handling characteristics, a race-level drive train and all-weather stopping power – all at a reasonable price.
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.
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 Emonda SL full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat-mount disc, 12x100 mm thru-axle
Front-wheel Bontrager Paradigm Disc, Tubeless Ready, 20 mm rim width, 100x12 mm thru-axle
Rear-wheel Bontrager Paradigm Disc, Tubeless Ready, 20 mm width, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12 mm thru-axle
Tyre Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 60 TPI, 700x28 c
Size 47, 50, 52: Shimano Ultegra R8025, short-reach lever, 11-speed
Size 54, 56, 58, 60, 62: Shimano Ultegra R8020, 11-speed
Front derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000, braze-on
Rear derailleur Shimano Ultegra R8000, short cage, 30T max cog
Crank Shimano Ultegra R8000, 52/36
Size 50, 52: 170mm length
Size 54, 56, 58: 172.5mm length
Size 60, 62: 175mm length
Size 47: 165mm length
Bottom bracket Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Cassette Shimano Ultegra R8000, 11-30, 11-speed
Chain Shimano Ultegra HG701, 11-speed
Saddle Bontrager Aeolus Comp, steel rails, 145 mm width
Seatpost Bontrager carbon seat mast cap, 20 mm offset
Size 47, 50, 52, 54: short length
Size 56, 58, 60, 62: tall length
Handlebar Bontrager Elite VR-C, alloy, 31.8 mm, 100 mm reach, 124 mm drop
Size 47, 50: 38 cm width
Size: 52: 40 cm width
Size 54, 56, 58: 42 cm width
Size 60, 62: 44 cm width
Handlebar tape Bontrager Supertack Perf tape
Stem Bontrager Pro, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree
Size 47: 70mm length
Size 50: 80mm length
Size 52, 54: 90mm length
Size 56: 100mm length
Size 58, 60, 62: 110mm length
Brake Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc
Brake rotor Shimano RT800, 160 mm, CenterLock
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|Colours||LITHIUM GREY/BRUSHED CHROME, TREK BLACK/RADIOACTIVE RED|
|Sizes||50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60|
|Barcodes||601842332900, 601842332917, 601842332924, 601842332931, 601842332948, 601842332955, 601842332962, 601842332979, 601842332986, 601842333006, 601842333013, 601842333020, 601842333037, 601842333044, 601842333051|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||601735, 601738, 601739, 601747, 601748, 601749, 601751, 601752, 601753, 601756, 601757, 601759, 601761, 601773, 601774|
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Cycles UK provides 14 days of free insurance on all new bikes sold to UK customers. As part of our service, your new bike is automatically covered with 14 days’ FREE insurance against theft and accidental damage.
Opinions of contact points such as saddles, shoes and grips can vary a lot between different riders. If you buy a contact point from Cycles UK and you don’t find it comfortable, you can return it within 30 days, and we’ll swap it for something else.
|Frame Size||Rider Height (CM)|
|44||150 - 153 cm|
|49||156 - 163 cm|
|52||163 - 168 cm|
|54||168 - 174 cm|
|56||174 - 180 cm|
|58||180 - 185 cm|
|61||185 - 191 cm|
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