Trek rewrote the rule book with their Emonda S 5. Fast, light, and absolute joy to ride, the Emonda is crafted from Trek's vaunted OCLV carbon. Trek's carbon wizards whittled the frame down to just 1,220 grams, and gave it a ride quality that makes every outing simply better. Fast? Shimano and Bontrager have that covered with a complete 105 11-speed group powered by wide range, compact cranks and tubeless-ready wheels. Ditch the tube, say goodbye to flats and feel the road beneath you like never before. Last but not least, the full Bonty cockpit follows the light and fast theme perfectly. This is a lightweight, full-carbon bike that rides like nothing else with legit components and costs around 2k. We don't know how Trek did it, but we're glad they did, and you will be too.
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 300 Series OCLV Carbon w/E2|
|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-C|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Gel Cork|
|Brake Levers||Shimano 105|
|Saddle||Bontrager Paradigm R|
* Subject to change without notice.