The new Trek Emonda ALR brings sleek, carbon-like looks and a very lightweight frame to crit racers looking for a top-level frame on (a bit of) a budget.
Kamm Tail aero shaping and integrated internal cable routing make it more aero. Geometry is racier, too, and tire clearance opens up to modern standards.
Using heavily shaped tubes with smoothed welds, the frame looks very much like it has carbon tubes, especially at the headtube.
A larger head tube makes room for internal routing running into the headset, making it compatible with some quasi-integrated cockpits, but not Madone’s SLR one-piece bar/stem because of it’s non-round base shape. But kits from FSA, Deda, etc., should work.
Tire clearance increases to 700×28, and wheels come tubeless ready, but complete bikes come with tubes and tube-type tires.
The new Emonda ALR upgrades to a threaded T47 BB, so no more pressfit. The frame is mechanical group compatible, with a few limitations on front derailleurs…those need to have integrated cable stops, or you can add an adapter to work with some SRAM and older Shimano front mechs.
Frame weight is a claimed 1,257g painted, and fork is 406g. Complete bikes are 19.41lb (8.8kg) for the ALR6, which won’t be available in North America. The ALR5, with Shimano 105 R7000 mechanical, will come in black and the blue/pink/red fade shown here for $2,299 with a claimed weight of 19.85lb (9.0kg).
The bike comes in an impressive eight frame sizes, ranging from 47 to 62.