Color: Viper Red with Trek Racing graphics
Size: Small (39cm frame w/650c wheels)
Most bicycles built for children are usually one thing: Heavy. For plenty of aspiring young riders out there, a heavy bike just gets in the way.
Younger riders can have the eagerness of a plutonium-powered golden retriever, and they need a bike that tells them they're going places. Sometimes, the right bike for the job isn't a rugged off-road machine. When paved trails and first-time road rides seem more like a chore due to a boat-anchor bicycle, Trek has a great bike for your future Olympic champion. The Emonda ALR series of road bicycles takes aluminum bike technology farther than we've ever seen, and that extends to the kid-sized Emonda 650. Tapered frame shaping keeps weight to a bare minimum while still providing plenty of strength for bumpy roads and intense pedaling. To cut weight further, the fork is carbon fiber with a tapered alloy steerer just like the full-sized Emonda road machines. There's even a bottle cage mount on the down tube; a frequently forgotten feature for kid's bicycles.
Lightness is all well and good, but functionality will make every ride better. Trek chose Shimano's recently redesigned 9-speed Sora components to equip the Emonda 650, bringing proven performance to a young rider's new steed. Adjustable-reach Sora dual-control levers accommodate little hands, while the Sora derailleurs require less hand strength to operate. A Shimano Sora 46/34T compact crankset boasts just-right crankarm lengths, while a 12-25T Shimano cassette adds a wide gearing range for steep climbs. 650c alloy wheels are shod with 650x23c Kenda Koncept tires, ensuring easy speed and confident control. Dual-pivot brake calipers help reign in speed. With a kid's saddle, alloy Bontrager seatpost, accessory-ready alloy stem, and shallow-drop Race VR-S road handlebar, the Emonda 650 is ready for a young rider to find out just how far they can go.
|Gender||Boys + Girls|
|Features||Light weight, nimble handling, kid's fit, Alpha Platinum aluminum frame, carbon fiber fork, 9-speed Shimano Sora dual-control levers, Shimano Sora front and rear derailleurs, Shimano Sora 46/34T crankset, Shimano 13-25T cassette, alloy wheels, 650x23c Kenda Concept road tires, alloy brake calipers, kid's Bontrager saddle, alloy Bontrager seat post, alloy shallow-drop Bontrager VR-S road handlebar, accessory-ready alloy Bontrager Elite stem|