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Trek Emonda ALR 2018

Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
edited May 2018 in Your road bikes
Frame: Trek Emonda 2018 Aluminium 64CM
Forks: Trek Carbon
Bars: Specialized Expert Shallow Bend Aluminium Handlebars
Stem: S-Works SL Aluminium Stem
Bar Tape: Lizard Skin 2.5mm Black

Brakes: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Shifters: Shimano Ultegra R8000

Saddle: S-Works Power Saddle (Carbon Rails) May sell this and buy something with more cushion.
Seat Post: Zipp Service Course Black
Seat Post Clamp: Trek Emonda

Cranks & Chainrings: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Chain: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Cassette: Shimano Ultegra R8000
Pedals: DMR V12 Flat Pedals Will be changing to clips soon. Been off the bike for 6 months.
Bottom Bracket: Shimano Ultegra R8000

Wheelset: Campagnolo Scirocco 35mm
Tyre: Continental Gatorskins 25c

Weight: 8.5KG

Posts

  • Shame they haven't made this internally cabled, or dual electronic.
    Apart from that, at least it takes 28mm tyres.
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
    Shame they haven't made this internally cabled, or dual electronic.
    Apart from that, at least it takes 28mm tyres.

    Agreed, internal cables would have been nice but not the end of the world.
  • It's easier for maintenance at least. I've got a 2016 ALR, great bike for racing and climbing in the mountains !
  • I'm assuming you're a rather tall chap with a 64cm frame?

    You might like the Zipp Service Course SL-88 bars. Lots of space for big hands and a nice flat section in the drops for comfort. Also gives a comfy transition from bar to shifter.

    +1 for Lizard Skins DSP
  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
    I'm assuming you're a rather tall chap with a 64cm frame?

    You might like the Zipp Service Course SL-88 bars. Lots of space for big hands and a nice flat section in the drops for comfort. Also gives a comfy transition from bar to shifter.

    +1 for Lizard Skins DSP

    I am 6ft7 and have a pretty long leg.

    I will check those bars out for sure, I was looking at some Specialized Aluminium bars as a friend can get me discount.
  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
    Just popped to my friend today to pay for my Ultegra R8000 groupset, everything except the front brake caliper is there, just waiting for that to arrive. Hopefully taking the bike to my friend next week to start having it built.
  • i want one
  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
    Post has been updated now, guess I need to update the thread with photos
  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
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    I will get my DSLR out and grab some photos outdoors soon.

    Rode for a few miles today, feels nice to be back on a stiff road bike again after 6 months off. Can start fine tuning the fit.

    I definitely want to invest in some good bib shorts this time around especially with this s works seat if its going to stay.

    P.s I only went to halfords to get an end put on the rear brake cable as my friend ran out at his home where he put it all together for me!
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,137
    They're great frames.

    I built this one at the start of the year. Picked up the frame split new on eBay for £525 and stuck some spare parts on plus a bunch of forum, eBay and New Year sale bargains bits. The whole thing came in just over £1300 and with the Garmin pedals on it weighs a touch over 7.1kg which is nuts (yeah I know, it's in Hobbit size). The taller head tube gives it a slightly more relaxed position compared to my other bikes which are long and low, but the ride is great fun.

    I'd recommend the ALR to anyone. It's a gem.

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  • NodeyNodey Posts: 63
    Loving the ALRs ☺

    What size is the small one just posted? Looks the nuts.

    Is it the 2018 model? If so £525 is a bargain....
  • Something attractive about a bike having a head tube/ stack longer than the forks.....
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,137
    Nodey wrote:
    Loving the ALRs ☺

    What size is the small one just posted? Looks the nuts.

    Is it the 2018 model? If so £525 is a bargain....

    It’s a 52
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Nodey wrote:
    Loving the ALRs ☺

    What size is the small one just posted? Looks the nuts.

    Is it the 2018 model? If so £525 is a bargain....

    does it? does it really?

    just looks like a squashed bike for small people.

    small. s-m-all. small.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • shirley_bassoshirley_basso Posts: 4,570
    I like the small one xcept:

    Bottle tool holder is enormous, I get loads in the small one.
    Not sure about the crank - looks a bit like the non series 105.
    Tyre logo alightment with valve!

    As for the large one, it does look a bit like a gate, but my friend rides a huge frame set up the same and he was flat backed, long and low as you like. Does look a bit odd thought.
  • thegreatdividethegreatdivide Posts: 5,137
    Bottle tool holder is enormous, I get loads in the small one - it's a 500ml size - the tiny bike makes it look big
    Not sure about the crank - looks a bit like the non series 105 - it's a Praxis Zayante M30
    Tyre logo alightment with valve - it's a photo of a bike
  • You need to post it in Scenic Bike Pics
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • NodeyNodey Posts: 63
    Nodey wrote:
    Loving the ALRs ☺

    What size is the small one just posted? Looks the nuts.

    Is it the 2018 model? If so £525 is a bargain....

    It’s a 52

    Thanks very much.
  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
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  • kawaspressokawaspresso Posts: 106
    My Emonda, 7.8kg as on the photo :
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  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
    Nice!

    Hopefully when I change pedals it will drop a few g's too. Could always look at carbon seat post and bars and stem but happy with the ally and the rigidness.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    That's actually quite nice for a Trek.

    Is the saddle at a funny angle or is it just the pic?
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • These frames look good with white finishing kit
    I'm sorry you don't believe in miracles
  • kawaspressokawaspresso Posts: 106
    That's actually quite nice for a Trek.

    Is the saddle at a funny angle or is it just the pic?

    Just the pic, it's not perfectly level but just 2/3° max.
  • Grant2307Grant2307 Posts: 135
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    Took a ride around London on Saturday morning. Excuse the poor photo, from an app on my iPhone.

    My Boardman Comp HT had a service last week..

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    I now have a lock up bike I can leave locked up and not worry too much. Going to clean it and service it this week.

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    Also won a Dave Quinn 531C steel frame bike on Ebay with 531 steel forks, plan for this is to go single speed.

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    N+1 and all that.
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