Color: Matte Black/Grape
Sizes: 52cm. Please call for size availability
With the Emonda's release, the cycling world knew that the bar had been raised. Light bicycles follow the tradition -not to mention the laws of physics- that anything lighter performs better. Acceleration, braking and changing direction takes less energy than something heavier. But when functionality and fit is also important, The Emonda SL 8 WSD takes center stage.
The Emonda SL 8 WSD is built around a frame made from Trek's exclusive OCLV 500-Series carbon fiber, resulting in a lightness that is nothing short of astonishing. The frame's flowing lines also reveal the effort put into making the Emonda SL 8's ride quality butter-smooth. After all, no one likes a harsh-riding bike when there are hours of riding or laps of racing yet to come. Even the seat post has been replaced with a Ride Tuned seat mast and cap that adds to the ride feel and reduces weight further. The bike's press-fit BB90 bottom bracket and flared seat tube anchor the crankset, ensuring that every watt is spent powering the bike, not twisting the frame. A tapered E2 head tube holds the carbon fiber fork wth better torsional strength, giving the Emonda SL 8 a razor-sharp feel in fast turns and descents.
Shimano's latest Dura-Ace 9000 components are used by riders in the professional peloton around the world. When Trek decided to add this component group to the Emonda SL 8 WSD, it spoke to their commitment to female riders and racers. Durability is just as much a part of Dura-Ace as is light weight and high performance. The upgrades made to the Dura-Ace 9000 group are almost dizzying. A 52 gram weight reduction of the 50/34T compact crankset eliminates vital rotating weight, and is used in concert with an 11-28T Dura-Ace cassette that boasts titanium cogs. The lever hoods are made from a dual-compound rubber, improving grip during wet and rainy rides. The Dura-Ace levers have been redesigned to require 30% less effort to chaing gears, and also have an adjustable lever reach for smaller hands. The Dura-Ace derailleurs are made with tighter tolerances, adding to their lifespan as well. The multi-pivot Dura-Ace brake calipers add stopping power over the previous generation, but have improved brake lever feedback for "threshold braking". Alloy Bontrager Race tubeless-ready wheels are shod with 23mm R3 Hard-Case Lite tires for easy acceleration and confident grip. A Bontrager Ajna Comp WSD saddle, alloy Bontrager Race shallow-drop handlebars and an alloy Race X Lite stem complete this high-performance steed.
|Features||Ultralight OCLV carbon fiber frame and fork, 11-speed Shimano Dura-Ace components, alloy Bontrager Race tubeless-ready wheels, WSD saddle, nimble handing, H2 fit|