The Emonda SL 5 WSD uses all the tricks and tech that Trek is well known for: a BB90 bottom bracket and E2 head tube for stiffness and handling, internal cable routing for a clean look, and their super-light, ride-tuned seatmast. Never one to rest on their laurels, Trek whittled down the full-carbon frame to just 1,050 grams and tweaked the specific layup of the carbon and the geometry to give it a ride quality that others only hope to achieve. As if that wasn't enough, you get amazing value with a full 11-speed Shimano 105 group, tubeless-ready Bontrager wheels, and full cockpit of Bonty parts. This is no trick, it's simply a ride that has to be ridden to be believed.
For increased stiffness and improved steering precision, tapered head tubes (see image, on left) and forks pair an oversize lower steerer tube (usually 1 1/2-inch, see image, on right) with a standard diameter upper steerer tube (usually 1 1/8-inch). This combination sheds weight compared to straight 1 1/2-inch systems, and adds stability and stiffness when compared to straight 1 1/8-inch systems. The result is a bike that tracks better through corners while allowing for the use of standard stems.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2, BB90|
|Fork||Trek Emonda carbon|
|Tires||Bontrager R1 Hard Case Lite, 700 x 23c|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano 105|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano 105, 11-speed: 11-28|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race VR-S|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Gel Cork|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Bontrager Affinity 2 WSD|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap|
Building the unthinkable