Trek’s Emonda chassis joins the likes of Cannondale’s CAAD12 and Rose’s Pro-SL as an alloy bike to be taken seriously, very seriously. When the weights are comparable to carbon at the same money, yet the equipment levels are significantly higher, the case becomes compelling for going with metal over more fashionable composites.
It’s no surprise then that the Emonda ALR6 made it onto the shortlist for our sister mag Cycling Plus‘s 2016 Bike of the Year awards.
The sculpted hydroforming of the top tube, which flows into the defined ridge on the tapered head tube, is just one element of a truly handsome chassis. The cowled dropouts sit at the end of highly asymmetric chainstays; these are bridge-free allowing for plenty of tyre room should you want to fit larger rubber.
The more you look, the more pleasing detail you’ll find.
It’s a seriously lovely chassis
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