Crazy Fast, Crazy Light – Trek Redesigns the Émonda for 2021
Émonda, Trek’s lightest and fastest climbing bike, just got a redesign for 2021, and it’s pretty exciting.
An Émonda like you’ve never seen before.
The latest update to the Émonda line promises a faster, lighter ride for road cyclists who demand speed and efficiency. Here’s what’s new for Émonda:
Aerodynamic tube shapes. Racers know that aero matters in hill climbs. The addition of aero tubes to the new Émondas add even more speed. Weighing in at less than 700g, precious seconds on the SLR are shaved off of time; 18 seconds per hour faster on an 8% grade, in fact.
OCLV 800 carbon frames. Trek invested years in finding a light laminate that wouldn’t compromise the weight of their fastest racing bike. The result is 800 Series OCLV carbon, lighter and 30% stronger than anything used previously, and now standard on all SLR models (SL models still use OCLV 500 carbon).
Details Matter. The 2021 Émonda has internal cable routing and also a T47BB. It launches alongside the new Aeolus RSL 37 wheels (designed for climbing) and Aeolus RSL Bar/Stem Combo, bringing the ultimate balance of weight and aero to the complete system.
H1.5 fit. The H1.5 fit splits the difference between the H1 fit (most aggressive aero position) and the H2 fit (a more comfortable, slightly upright position) for an optimal riding position.
Ranging from $2,699.99 to $11,999.99, both 2021 Émonda SLR and SL are tubeless compatible, include Blendr mounts, and feature the identical frame shapes for identical aerodynamic performance.
They both have a T47 BB for the ultimate in performance and serviceability. Cables are almost totally hidden, but still route external to the bars, making service easy. Lastly, an H1.5 fit means that performance riders of every gender will find a powerful and aerodynamic position on Émonda.
The Trek Émonda has been long overdue for a redesign and has already generated a lot of enthusiasm from both cyclists and the bike industry. From the initial buzz, the all-new Émonda is a game-changer.