Borrowing the lines from its top end alloy road bike, the Trek Emonda 650 puts smaller wheels on a top-notch frame and Shimano drivetrain, making it a race-ready ride for the youth.
We spotted this at the Taipei Cycle show thinking we’d uncovered a hidden gem, but turns out (like so many companies) Trek just hadn’t really told anyone about it. Meaning, it’s available now, just in time for spring training…
The 300 Alpha Aluminum top and down tubes are shaped, just like the adult models, and it gets a tapered full carbon fork, too. Cockpit is Bontrager alloy parts with a youth-specific saddle and gel cork handlebar tape.
The drivetrain is Shimano Sora 9-speed with a 46/36 double up front and 13-25 cassette in the rear. It’s tied together with a KMC chain, pressfit bottom bracket, alloy dual pivot brakes (non-branded, but pulled by Sora levers) and alloy wheels with Kenda 650x23c tires.
Retail is $1,099, only in this team edition racing red.