Trek announce lightest road production bike ever!
2nd July 2014
The world's lightest production road bike - Introducing the Trek Émonda SLR 10
Available in store to view & touch at The Bike Shed Exeter now!
For Trek, when designing the Émonda SLR 10, the goal was straight forward: Design the world's lightest production road bike. Émonda comes from the French verb émonder - meaning to prune and trim away - and Trek sure held true to its meaning.
The Trek Émonda SLR 10
The world's lightest production road bike, brushing the scales at 10.25lb/4.6kg, the Émonda SLR 10 is the pinnacle of lightweight road bike performance.
Dare to compare
Trek promised to put the Émonda line up against any other bike on the market. In fact, they did and the results speak for themselves.
Size-Specific Ride Tuned Performance
Utilizing Trek's extensive engineering resources and carbon expertise, their R&D team undertook the most stringent and sophisticated frame tube optimization project in its history - one that's three years in the making. The result of focusing on each strand of carbon and every minute detail is a line of bikes blessed with frames that are the absolute lightest in their class, with the pinnacle being the Émonda SLR frame that comes in at 690 grams.
OCLV Carbon Integration
Nobody knows carbon like Trek. Only with their OCLV carbon process can a company fully integrate a complete bike system to create the world's lightest road bike line.
"It started with what we do best, build the lightest frameset, in Waterloo, WI. The next step was to compliment it with the lightest available rideable and reliable components. When we found opportunities for further reduction, we took it and built the parts ourselves."
The lightest road bike line in the world is backed by the cycling world's best warranty. You can ride assured with the protection of Trek Care.
New Ultralight Ride Tuned Seatmast
Trek's Ride Tuned Seatmast is the lightest, most comfortable solution for all day race comfort. The no cut design eliminates traditional seat post clamping forces, so Trek can use less material at the seat tube junction, resulting in a lighter frame.
Trek offer an ultralight version of their Seatmast Cap, available on the SLR 10 and for aftermarket sales.
Bontrager XXX Bar/Stem Combo
Introducing the all-new Bontrager XXX Bar/Stem combo which pushes the boundaries of light weight with outstanding strength and stiffness. This Trek/Bontrager collaboration saves 75 grams over a comparable Bontrager XXX bar & stem combination, while retaining the same stiffness. 129mm drop, 93mm reach, and Blendr-compatible.
The Bontrager XXX Bar/Stem combo features Bontrager's new integrative technology, Blendr. Blendr seamlessly mounts Bontrager Trip computers, Bontrager Ion lights, and Garmin computers to the XXX Bar/Stem, keeping everything zip tie-free and in its place.
Sram Red Groupset
As the Sram Red groupset is the lightest on the market, of course Trek decided to make use of it, only replacing the brakes with the Bontrager Speed Stop brakes for extra weight saving.
Bontrager Speed Stop Brakes
Émonda's Bontrager Speed Stop brakes mount directly to the frame via two bolts to reduce parts, save 50 grams per caliper over Ultegra units, and increase braking performance. Adjustable leverage ratio, two position quick release, and an ultra wide stance add to Speed Stop's versatility and adjustability. This Trek/Bontrager collaboration also increases tire clearance so that running larger tire sizes is possible.
The second generation of Trek's speed and cadence sensor that is integrated directly into the chainstay, DuoTrap S keeps your sensor and magnet in the right place without the use of zip ties or fear of sensors moving around and losing contact mid-ride. The DuoTrap S differs from the DuoTrap sensor by offering Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity, along with a different mounting system that makes for better aesthetics.
The full Trek Émonda range is available online and in The Bike Shed Stores across Devon.