Throughout the first week of the Tour de France we’ll be taking a look at some of the bikes of the pro peloton.
First up is Alberto Contador’s team issue Trek Emonda – the second iteration of Trek’s super-lightweight climbing bike. New for 2018, the Emonda version 2 includes a disc brake option and comes with clearance for wider tyres.
The new Emonda frame (rim brake) is 50g lighter than its predecessor and is stiffer and more vertically compliant – making it a more comfortable ride. The disc brake model is incredibly light at 665g for the frame and comes with flat-mount disc brakes and 160mm rotors. The geometry remains unchanged on the new version and SLR models are available in H2 and H1 fit with the SL models featuring a H2 fit.
- Introduction of disc brake version.
- Even lighter frame than previous edition.
- Increased clearance for wider tyres on both rim and disc brake options.
- OCLV 700 carbon for SLR models and OCLV 500 carbon for SL versions.
- Control freak management for a clean, fast look.
Lighter, stiffer and more comfortable than ever, the new Emonda will be available within the next couple of weeks.