The Trek Emonda SL/SLR is their all-out climbing machine. But, like all modern all-rounders, it also has aerodynamic tube shapes to eke out every marginal gain possible. Since the 2021 launch, the Emonda ALR has lagged its carbon fiber brothers, until now. The latest Trek Emonda ALR just launched with slippery tube shapes, updated geometry and a sleek new profile — in a reasonably-light package.
Not only is the new Emonda ALR sleek, it’s also very affordable at $2300 for a complete build with Shimano 105 mechanical. Pouring over the new frameset, it’s hard to imagine that it’s made from 300 Series Alpha Aluminum instead of carbon, because that Invisible Weld technology does wonders. Without a doubt, advancements in aluminum shaping have made this bike possible. Up front, the alloy frame does have a carbon fiber fork to reduce chatter and comfort, by the way. Internal routing keeps the look clean and it’s also available as a frame-only for those who want to make the Emonda ALR their own.
3rd-gen Trek Emonda ALR Highlights:
- 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frameset
- Carbon fiber fork
- Kammtail aero tube shaping
- Internal cable routing
- 28mm tire clearance (wish it was 32mm)
- Threaded T47 bottom bracket
- Race-oriented H1.5 geometry (same stack/reach as Emonda SL/SLR)
- Weight: 19.85 lbs (ALR5 complete)
- MSRP: $2299 (ALR5 complete), $1199 (frame)
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