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Trek Emonda SL 6

Trek Emonda SL 6

2017

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5.0 stars
 (4 Reviews)
$2,799.99
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2017 Trek Emonda SL 6

Every detail of the Émonda line, from frame design to each component choice on every model, serves the same audacious goal: to create the lightest line of production road bikes ever offered.

The entire Émonda line is unbelievably light, with sensational ride-tuned balance and handling that elevate Trek ride performance to a whole new level.

Key Features

- Bike Radar gives Émonda SL 6 4.5/5 Stars
- 500 Series OCLV Carbon makes the ultimate light bike possible
- Perfectly balanced, ultra-responsive ride feel

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Ultralight 500 Series OCLV Carbon, ride-tuned performance tube optimization, E2 tapered head tube, BB90, internal cable routing, DuoTrap S compatible, Ride Tuned seatmast
    Fork Émonda full carbon, carbon E2 tapered steerer
    Headset Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1 1/8-inch top, 1 1/2-inch bottom
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Race tubeless ready
    Tires Bontrager R2 Hard-Case Lite, aramid bead, 700 x 25c
    Crankset Shimano Ultegra
    Chainrings 50/34
    Bottom Bracket BB90
    Chain Shimano Ultegra
    Front Derailleur Shimano Ultegra, braze-on
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Ultegra
    Rear Cogs Shimano Ultegra, 11-speed: 11-28
    Shifters Shimano Ultegra
    Handlebars Bontrager Elite VR-C, 31.8mm
    Stem Bontrager Pro, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts
    Brake Levers Shimano Ultegra
    Brakes Shimano Ultegra
    Saddle Bontrager Montrose Comp
    Seat Post Bontrager Ride Tuned carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Matte Dnister Black / 50cm 00601479499816 535514
    Matte Dnister Black / 52cm 00601479499823 535515
    Matte Dnister Black / 54cm 00601479499830 535516 EMO28428095K
    Matte Dnister Black / 56cm 00601479499847 535517
    Matte Dnister Black / 58cm 00601479499854 535518 EMO2861195K
    Matte Dnister Black / 60cm 00601479499861 535519
    Matte Dnister Black / 62cm 00601479499878 535520
    Matte Dnister Black / 64cm 00601479499885 535521
    Matte California Sky Blue / 50cm 00601479499915 535524
    Matte California Sky Blue / 52cm 00601479499922 535525
    Matte California Sky Blue / 54cm 00601479499939 535526
    Matte California Sky Blue / 56cm 00601479499946 535527
    Matte California Sky Blue / 58cm 00601479499953 535528
    Matte California Sky Blue / 60cm 00601479499960 535529
    Matte California Sky Blue / 62cm 00601479499977 535530
    Matte California Sky Blue / 64cm 00601479499984 535531
    Matte Dnister Black / 47cm 00601479499809 535513 EMO28837335K
    Matte California Sky Blue / 47cm 00601479499908 535523
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    Pros

    • Components 
    • Fast 
    • Lightweight 
    • Sexy 
    • Excellent Value 

    Cons

    • Entry Level Wheels 
    • Narrow Tires 

    Best Uses

    • long rides 
    • Weekend Rides 
    • Racing 
    • Endurance Rides 

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    5.0

    Best Frame I've Ever Ridden

    By Spokes Man

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me

    Comments:

    Without a doubt the best all around bike frame I've ever ridden. The stock 56 cm frame was like a custom made, I've never felt more dialed in to a bike fit whether hands on the bars, brake hoods and yes even in the drops. I'm a 6' muscular 210 lbs and the Emonda SL6 responds with nuance to out of the saddle sprints, climbs sitting down or standing on the pedals, and fast cornering. It accelerates effortlessly, not without effort of course, and is stiff with NO FLEX. My version is built out with the Shimano Ultegra 6800 11 speed Drive Train and pedals (Ultegra in my mind still the best value in the market for quality and performance). I upgraded the saddle, stem, and bars, the three components that over 20+ years of riding and experimentation provide me with perfect balance of comfort, fit and performance. Adding custom built carbon wheel set with Swiss DT 240S straight pull hubs and Sapim CX Ray spokes this is a super lightweight, fast, responsive riding machine and hands down my best ride ever. The only negatives I've ever seen related to the Emonda are comments about it's basic matte black finish. That's purely a matter of personal aesthetic and when you're suffering up a long, steep climb or battling a head wind the last thing you care about is how it looks, this is a bike for serious athletes. I myself prefer the stealth look opposed to elaborate and colorful paint schemes but again that's a matter of individual taste and preference that has nothing to do with the perfection this machine represents for me. Still not sure, find your local TREK dealer, ask to test ride the SL 6 and experience it for yourself.

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    5.0

    Love it !

    By Rick

    from Atlanta

    About Me

    Comments:

    Love this bike, very lite and rides very well

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    5.0

    Great bike, 2k miles on mine so far, no regrets

    By axzen

    from Atlanta

    About Me

    Comments:

    Great bike, 2k miles on mine so far, no regrets

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    5.0

    Excellent bike and good value vs. the competition

    By JMS

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Head turner
    • Sexy
    • Excellent Value
    • Excellent climber
    • Fast
    • Components
    • Comfortable for long ride

    Cons

    • Entry Level Wheels
    • Narrow Tires

    Best Uses

    • long rides
    • Endurance Rides
    • Weekend Rides
    • Racing

    Comments:

    I spent a fair amount of time searching bikes online and visiting some of the local bikeshops and chain stores. I initially shied away from the Trek brand because of their behemoth status in the industry, but I'm glad that I finally had an opportunity to check out some of their bikes at one of my local shops. The Madone was great, but I'm 44 with a cranky back and wanted something with a slightly more relaxed geometry. The Domane was nice, but felt a bit lifeless on the road. I was coming from a comfy 10 year old steel Lemond, so perhaps my expectations were a bit different for carbon bikes. After trying a few more bike brands and riding at other shops, the salesperson said "we need to get you on an Emonda". After a 15 minute demo ride, I was hooked. The best way to describe the bike is that it provides the perfect balance between race ready and endurance bikes. Fast and nimble, but still extremely comfortable. It's super lightweight, and I'm constantly amazed at the climbing ability of this thing. It feels like I'm being pulled by a cable up the hills. I'm waiting for my friends at the top of the hill now. I've owned it for nearly 6 weeks and have about 400-500 miles and I couldn't be happier. I've added the Bontrager bluetooth enabled computer, and went through a proper bike fitting with a modified stem and cleat positioning. The Ultegra 6800 group is excellent, many compare it to the previous version of Dura Ace. I did upgrade the wheels and tires, which has made a notable difference in the ride quality. It comes stock with Bontrager Race wheels, which is their entry level road wheel and hubset and 23mm R2 tires. I wish they would have at least included the Race Lite edition wheel set, but it's still a lot of bike for the way they've priced it. If you don't want to spend extra on wheels, I'd at least recommend moving up to some wider tires such as a 25mm. I'm 200 lbs, so it made a noticeable difference in the ride quality. I also upgraded the to an 11-32T cassette (my expense) to give me a few extra gears for our steep hills. This required a swap of the rear derailleur with a medium cage. To net things out, this is a fantastic bike that you'll want to ride as often as you can. Go test ride one!

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