Trek Emonda SL 5

2016
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
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56cm
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Description

The Emonda SL 5 bike 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.

Features & Info

90mm-wide bottom bracket

Trek's Emonda features a unique bottom bracket (image, right) that's 90mm wide (traditional ones are 68mm wide). This wide bottom bracket lets Trek build the frame with larger tubes for increased power transfer. Plus, the 90mm bottom bracket is machined so that the bearings can be placed directly into the frame (image) saving weight (due to fewer parts), ensuring additional pedaling efficiency and simplifying maintenance and repair.

E2 Head Tube

Tapered head tube and fork.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.

Geometry chart

Pedals sold separately

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(5 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable  (2)
  • Durable 
  • Fast 
  • Lightweight 
  • Super fast 
  • Wow trek hit the nail on 

Cons

  • Zero 

Best Uses

  • Climbing  (2)
  • Every day rider 
  • Race 
  • Training 

 
5.0
Jul 11, 2017

Light and fast!

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
nimble and quick
by DJ from Collegeville Pa

 
5.0
Jan 14, 2016

Great Value-Great Ride

Pros:
Cons:
Best Uses:
Very Happy with the Quaility and Performance of this modest carbon sleeper.
by Halde from San Rafael, CA

 
5.0
Feb 22, 2015

perfection

Pros:
Wow Trek Hit The Nail On
Cons:
Best Uses:
Amazing...if u are in the market for a bike, make sure u ride this bike. Great speed,comfort, all this the perfect price tag.
by bill from montery, ca

 
5.0
Sep 19, 2014

No tricks here. Just the real deal.

Pros:
Fast, Light, Comfortable
Cons:
zero
Best Uses:
Training, Race, Climbing
I owed a Domane and loved the comfort. My race bike was a Cervelo S5. Awesome bike but I just could not get used to the fit. Read about the Emonda and the mix of Madone and Domane geometry. Rode it and fell in love. This bike has it all. Light, comfortable, fast, and as a bonus the Shimano 11spd 105 group set is pure magic. Zero complaints. Love it!!!
by MJT from Chula Vista Ca

 
5.0
Sep 16, 2014

Trek Emonda SL5

Pros:
Super fast, Quick, Comfortable, Durable
Cons:
Best Uses:
Climbing, Every day rider
This bike was more than expected. I went from a rock solid Madone to the Emonda and couldn't ask for more. Super fast and took all the road nonsense and absorbed all of it for me. Love it!
by DJ Q from Skook PA

Specifications

Frame
Trek 500 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2, BB90
Fork
Trek Emonda carbon
Rims/Wheels
Bontrager Race
Hubs
See Rims/Wheels
Spokes
See Rims/Wheels
Tires
Bontrager R1 Hard Case Lite, 700 x 23c
Crankset
Shimano 105
Chainrings
50/34
Front Derailleur
Shimano 105
Rear Derailleur
Shimano 105
Rear Cogs
Shimano 105, 11-speed: 11-28
Shifters
Shimano 105
Handlebars
Bontrager Race VR-C
Tape/Grips
Bontrager Gel Cork
Stem
Bontrager Race Lite
Brake Levers
Shimano 105
Brakes
Shimano 105
Saddle
Bontrager Paradigm 3
Seatpost
Bontrager Ride-Tuned Carbon seatmast cap