Trek's brand-new Émonda SL 5 disc road bike has been designed as the perfect upgrade from an aluminium bike to this lightweight, aerodynamic and sleek carbon set up. Featuring Trek's 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork provides you with a base that is light in weight whilst also strong and reliable to ensure you're ready to tackle the flats and climbs racing or on your weekly group ride faster than you've ever been. Just like all of Trek's Émonda's, the SL 5 comes with their lifetime warranty for peace of mind. The new 2021 range of Émonda's has been built using Trek's new and improved aerodynamic tube shaping, meaning this model is now the fastest Émonda in existence, no matter the terrain you're riding. To ensure you've got everything you'll need, Trek has equipped the SL 5 with a full Shimano 105 11-speed drive train to allow you to shift gears smoothly and reliably all year round. The SL 5 also comes with Shimano's flat-mount hydraulic disc brakes that provide powerful stopping power no matter the weather, keeping you in control at all times. Finally, the Émonda SL 5 has fully internal cable routing and Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels to allow for a smart finish.
The tech you get
A lightweight and aerodynamic 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame and fork, a full Shimano 105 11-speed drive train, powerful flat-mount Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, internal cable routing for clean looks and Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels. It makes the perfect high-value upgrade from an aluminium road bike.
It's right for you if...
You want the performance of a light, fast carbon bike at a great value. You're a new racer or dedicated road rider looking to upgrade from an aluminium bike, and you want dependable parts, confident stopping power and the weight savings and ride quality of an aerodynamic OCLV Carbon frame. Aerodynamic tube shaping makes this our fastest Émonda SL platform ever – on flats and climbs alike.
The final word
This light and aerodynamic bike is flat-out fast up climbs and on straightaways. It delivers all the stopping power and control you'll need for big descents. The hydraulic disc brake upgrade and reliable drivetrain make it a great choice for your first carbon road bike. Like every Émonda, it's built to be the lightest and fastest in its class and backed by Trek's lifetime warranty.
Frame - Ultralight 500 Series OCLV Carbon, Ride Tuned performance tube optimization, tapered head tube, internal routing, DuoTrap S compatible, flat mount disc, 142x12mm thru-axle
Fork - Émonda SL full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru-axle
Seatpost - Bontrager alloy seatmast cap, 10mm offset, short length on size 47, 50, 52, 54, tall length on size 56, 58, 60, 62.
Front hub - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock disc, 100x12mm thru-axle
Rear hub - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, centerlock, Shimano 11-speed freehub, 142x12mm thru-axle
Rims - Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve
Tyres - Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x28c
Crankset - Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact)
Shift Levers - Shimano 105 R7025, short-reach lever, 11 speed
Front Derailleur - Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on
Rear Derailleur - Shimano 105 R7000, short cage, 30T max cog
Cassette - Shimano 105 R7000, 11-30, 11 speed
Chain - Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed
Bottom Bracket - Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing
Front and Rear Brake - Shimano 105 hydraulic disc, flat mount
Handlebars - Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop
Stem - Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree
Saddle - Bontrager P3 Verse, steel rails
Bar Tape - Bontrager Supertack Perf tape