August 26, 2020

The Trek Emonda might come in at less that £1000 at RCE but it shares the DNA and geometry of Trek's Emonda SLR10 which was claimed to be the worlds lightest production bike at its launch (when it cost a crunchy £11,000).

So what do you get for less than 10% of that price tag? It's impressive: 300 Series OCLV carbon might not have quite the same stiffness to weight of the top of the range 700 series yet this bike still comes in at under 8kg. It's in Trek's H2 endurance geometry (which is an option on the SLR) which means a slightly taller head tube for slightly more upright riding position. Cabling is external - not quite as sleek, but easier to maintain than internal. The 105 groupset is used complete with no corners cut on cassette or chain. 105 is the big step up in Shimano's range of gearing - gains from Ultegra and Dura Ace are much more marginal. Finishing kit is all Trek's in house Bontrager brand and it's all good looking and well made, right down to the wheelset.

These frames are '2015' model year but the 105 groupset remains current. With a quality carbon frame and a high performing groupset this level of bike is killer value at full price and even better with RCE's pricing. 

A great buy for someone who wants to start out in the sport on a bike that they won't quickly outpace or who wants to step up to carbon from an aluminium frame. 

We have stock in 52cm, 56cm, 58cm, 62cm but they won't last long.

We've also got a single Ultegra equipped SLR6 in 54cm. That bike comes with the same 700 series frame as the SLR10 which weighs in at just 695g (the complete bike is about 6.5kg). That one has light demo use but is priced at less than half retail - £1695 (a saving of £2000)

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