Trek’s lightweight alloy Emonda has received an update with an all-new frameset available in both rim and disc brake flavours.
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The original carbon Emonda made headlines thanks to its exceptionally low weight, and the aluminium ALR variant that followed proved to be an outstanding bike in its own right, one that earned 4.5/5 stars when we reviewed it in 2016 and 2017.
Worth the weight?
Both the SL and the ALR are approaching double the weight of the range-topping — and fearsomely expensive — SLR, but that’s more a reflection of how incredibly light the halo bike is, rather than how heavy they are.
Is there a women’s version?
Yes, but the geometry doesn’t change. ‘WSD’ versions of the Emonda ALR will get women’s-specific finishing kit (saddles, bars and stems) but the framesets are shared.
Trek Emonda ALR pricing and availability
Precise availability is TBC, but pricing on the new Emonda ALR is as follows, with the caveat that Euro pricing is provisional and there may be some variations between countries:
|Emonda ALR 5 Disc||£1,750||$1,889.99||$2,399||€1,899|
|Emonda ALR 5 Disc Women’s||£1,750||$1,889.99||n/a||€1,899|
|Emonda ALR 5||£1,350||$1,579.99||$1,999||€1,499|
|Emonda ALR 4 Disc||£1,400||$1,679.99||n/a||€1,599|
|Emonda ALR 4||£1,100||$1,359.99||$1,499||€1,199|
|Emonda ALR Disc frameset||£800||$959.99||n/a||€899|
|Emonda ALR frameset||£800||$959.99||n/a||€899|