2021 · TrekÉmonda SL 5

A carbon frame race bike with upper mid-range components and hydraulic disc brakes.

2021 Trek Émonda SL 5
MSRP$2,699
Weight20.2 lbs
SuspensionRigid
FrameCarbon
ForkCarbon
Wheels700c Aluminum
Drivetrain2 × 11
Groupset105
BrakesHydraulic Disc
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Gearing

2 × 11 — 22 speed

Émonda SL 5

39 mph

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40 mph

The Émonda SL 5 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Émonda SL 5 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


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Trek Émonda SL 6 eTap review

Warren RossiterOct 2022

A climb-friendly bike with aero styling

Pros
  • Snappy handling

  • Fast to respond through the pedals

  • Power meter included in a fine package

Cons
  • Faster tyres would enhance its ride further

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Aero Tuning Makes the New Trek Émonda Faster Than Ever

Aug 2022

Already one of the fiercest climbing bikes available, the new Émonda is even faster thanks to a dose of aero.

Pros
  • Light and aerodynamic

  • Easy to service

  • Proper race bike feel and handling

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road.cc
Trek Émonda SL 5 Disc

Stu KertonApr 2022

The Émonda is a classic all-rounder, fun, fast and stiff, although this model isn't the lightest

Pros
  • Internal cable routing gives a very clean look

  • A great all-rounder

  • Good finishing kit

Cons
  • Not exactly light

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Cycling Weekly
Trek Émonda SL6 Pro

James BraceyAug 2020

Trek's latest GC/climbing bike has undergone an aero transformation, but has it helped?

Pros
  • Efficient power transfer

  • Excellent handling prowess

  • Compliant ride

Cons
  • New SL frame has lost some of the excitement of the existing Émonda

  • Heavy for a 'climbing' bike

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VeloNews
Trek's Madone follows Émonda's lead, gets OCLV 800

Dan CavallariJul 2020

OCLV 800 launched with Trek's feathery Émonda, but now the brand's flagship aero bike gets this lighter, stiffer carbon — along with a T47 BB.

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Bikerumor
Trek Émonda goes aero, gains T47 BB, Aeolus RSL integrated bar-stem & sub-700g frame!

Jun 2020

Have you seen Bontrager’s new Aeolus carbon wheel lineup? Spanning the gap between budget and race ready, the aerodynamic hoops are the perfect complement to another new Trek product launching today – the all new Émonda. Fans of super light, efficient climbing bikes needn’t worry. The Émonda is still as light as ever, but now […]

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Gran Fondo Magazine
2021 Trek Émonda SLR 9 eTap road bike first ride review – An aerodynamic climber

Benjamin TopfJun 2020

With Trek's completely revised 2021 Émonda SLR 9 eTap, the American brand's lightest frame goes into the 3rd generation. Have Trek managed to design an aerodynamic climbing specialist that performs just as well on flat terrain? How does it compare to the Madone? Our first ride review includes everything you need to know about the brand new bike!

Pros
  • Light-footedness and speed in every situation

  • High precision

  • Race-level stiffness when attacking

  • Coherent overall concept

  • Tidy look with excellent attention to detail

Cons
  • Race-level stiffness all the time

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Canadian Cycling Magazine
The alloy Trek Émonda ALR disc review

Philippe TremblayMar 2019

Sleek looking and smart riding sparkling purple frame makes a strong case to build a dream machine with an aluminium frameset

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Geometry

Sizing
47cm

4'11" – 5'3"

50cm

5'1" – 5'5"

52cm

5'3" – 5'7"

54cm

5'5" – 5'9"

56cm

5'8" – 6'0"

58cm

5'10" – 6'2"

60cm

6'0" – 6'4"

62cm

6'2" – 6'5"


Specs
Build
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

BB StandardT47, Threaded

Tire Clearance28c

ColorsQuicksilver / Brushed Chrome; Carbon Blue Smoke / Metallic Blue

Fork

Emonda SL full carbon, tapered carbon steerer, internal brake routing, flat mount disc, 12x100mm thru axle

Bottom Bracket

Praxis, T47 threaded, internal bearing

Stem

Size: 47, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length; Size: 50, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length; Size: 52, 54, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length; Size: 56, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 100mm length; Size: 58, 60, 62, Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 110mm length

Handlebar

Size: 47, 50, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 38cm width; Size: 52, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 40cm width; Size: 54, 56, 58, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 42cm width; Size: 60, 62, Bontrager Comp VR-C, alloy, 31.8mm, 100mm reach, 124mm drop, 44cm width

Saddle

Size: 47, 50, 52, Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 155mm width; Size: 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, Bontrager P3 Verse Comp, steel rails, 145mm width

Seatpost

Size: 47, 50, 52, 54, Bontrager alloy seatmast cap, 10mm offset, short length; Size: 56, 58, 60, 62, Bontrager alloy seatmast cap, 10mm offset, tall length

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

Shimano 105 R7000, short cage, 30T max cog

Front Derailleur

Shimano 105 R7000, braze-on

Crank

Size: 47, Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 165mm length; Size: 50, 52, Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 170mm length; Size: 54, 56, 58, Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 172.5mm length; Size: 60, 62, Shimano 105 R7000, 50/34 (compact), 175mm length

Shifters

Size: 47, 50, 52, Shimano 105 R7025, short-reach lever, 11 speed; Size: 54, 56, 58, 60, 62, Shimano 105 R7020, 11 speed

Cassette

Shimano 105 R7000, 11-30, 11 speed

Chain

Shimano 105 HG601, 11 speed

Brakes

Shimano 105 hydraulic disc, flat mount

Wheels
Rims

Bontrager Affinity Disc, Tubeless Ready, 24-hole, 21mm width, presta valve

Spokes

14g stainless steel

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

Tires

Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, wire bead, 60 tpi, 700x28c

Disk Rotors

Shimano SM-RT70, centerlock, 160mm

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