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Trek Emonda SL 5 Disc Performance Bike 2020 [Review]


Trek Emonda SL 5 Disc Performance Bike 2020 Review

The Trek Emonda SL 5 Disc is a performance bike with a frame made from lightweight carbon. The light frame facilitates riding at top speeds with this bike. It has great stopping power courtesy of all-terrain, flat mount hydraulic disc brakes. The wheels are tubeless, ensuring great reactions and stability during cycling. Riding at high intensity is comfortable as the seat saddle rests on a vibration absorbing seatmast.


Lightweight carbonized frame

The body frame of the Emonda 5 Disc is made from high-quality OCLV Carbon 5000 series. It is light, enabling the biker to travel at top speeds, cope with everyday riding, and great body reflex response is tricky shoddy terrains. Integrated as part of the frame are rack and fender mounts, which makes the packing of necessary items very easy. There is also provision for water bottle mounts, for adequate hydration.

Efficient braking system

The braking system of this bike is designed in a flat-mounted disc version. This makes it smaller, lighter, and easy to maintain when compared to that of regular bikes. The disc brakes are very efficient at providing a biker with sufficient stopping force when needed, regardless of the topography. Complementing the disc brakes are tires designed for riding on rough surfaces. They are tubeless and wide enough to cope with gravel.

General body fitting

The use of a bike is often determined by a number of factors. These include gender, body physique, and style of riding. This bike comes with a unique H2 fit feature. In other words, it can be taken for a bike cruise by anyone. The H2 fit angle to this bike enables the proper use of the bike’s geometry for top-level momentum, great handling, and responsiveness. Comfortably is also guaranteed.


Sizes: small, medium, large, extras large and extra extra large

Weight: 8.99 kilograms

Weight capacity: 125 kilograms

Body frame: lightweight carbonized frame, DuoTrap S compatibility, thru-axle 142 x 12mm, rack/fender mounts,

Fork set: Carbonized, internal brake cable routing, flat mount discs

Front-wheel: Alloy, Bontrager, center lock disc, covered cartridge

Back wheel: Alloy, Bontrager, covered cartridge, Shimano, center locked disc

Tires: Bontrager hard lite, 60 TPI, 28c, wire beading

Rim: Affinity, Presta, tubeless-ready, 21mm wide

Spokes: stainless steel, 14 grams

Crankset: 11-speed levels, Shimano 105,

Chainset: 11-speed level, Shimano HG 601

Bike cassette: 11-speed levels, Shimano, 11/28

Front derailleur: Shimano R7000, braze-on

Back derailleur: 30-T, Shimano R7000,

Seat saddle: stainless steel, 138mm wide, Montrose

Seat post: Bontrager, Alloy mast, offset 10mm

Handlebar: Alloy, Bontrager, 31.8millimetres, VR-c, Super tack tape

Shift lever: Shimano, 11-speed levels

Brake system: flat-mounted, hydraulic discs, Shimano, 160mm SM-RT 70 rotor, center locked,

Bike stem: Bontrager, Elite version, 7-degree rise, Blendr supported

Headset: Integrated FSA, covered cartridge


  • Bike stem is Blendr supported
  • Lightweight carbonized frame
  • Efficient braking system
  • Shock absorbing seat
  • Good fitting for all body types
  • It does not possess aero functions
  • Wheels are heavy


Can the Emomda SL 5 be used by both genders and all body sizes?

The H2 fit feature of this bike makes it unisex and a general fit for all body sizes.

Is the braking system great on rough surfaces?

The hydraulic disc brakes on the bike deliver sufficient stopping force on all terrain.


Looking for a bike that would have you performing at top levels irrespective of the riding surface? With its light carbonized frame, high stopping power flat-mounted disc brakes, and seamless gear shifting lever, the Emonda SL 5 has all the standard features you desire. Though a little expensive, the features make the purchase money well spent. Most importantly, it can be ridden by everyone, regardless of sex or body size.

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