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Trek Emonda ALR alloy road bike now looks like it’s carbon

2023 trek emonda ALR aluminum road bike with shaped tubes that look like carbon
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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.

closeup details of new trek emonda ALR

Using heavily shaped tubes with smoothed welds, the frame looks very much like it has carbon tubes, especially at the headtube.

closeup details of new trek emonda ALR

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.

closeup details of new trek emonda ALR

Tire clearance increases to 700×28, and wheels come tubeless ready, but complete bikes come with tubes and tube-type tires.

closeup details of new trek emonda ALR

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.

closeup details of new trek emonda ALR

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).

2023 trek emonda ALR aluminum road bike with shaped tubes that look like carbon
trek emonda ALR geometry chart

The bike comes in an impressive eight frame sizes, ranging from 47 to 62.

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Barry Henshaw
Barry Henshaw
1 year ago

Tyler, I just read your bio and it’s cool.
I subscribed yesterday to your site and I’ll be checking in a lot.
I’m working on some designs myself, in fact I’m 3d printing one right now, and I’ll give you a look soon.

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

I wonder if headset cable/ hose/ wire routing will turn out the same as press fit bottom brackets, i.e. that we will return to sanity in a few years’ time.

Ashok Captain
Ashok Captain
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

I’m hopeful, but it’s rather doubtful. I mean consider the aero drag of those pesky exposed cables – full frontal exposure! Gasp (dead faint)….

Angstrom
Angstrom
1 year ago
Reply to  Tim

I can understand headset routing if it’s a completely concealed aero setup with the cables/hoses/wires running through the stem. But in cases like this, with a standard bar and stem, how much drag are you really saving vs. entering the head tube just below the upper bearing?

Jaap
Jaap
1 year ago

Pretty bike! Shame about the limited tyre clearance.

Tristan@Wheelworks
1 year ago

Aluminium is just the king

I’ve been thinking of switching over

BillB
BillB
1 year ago

I have a 3 year old ALR5. Definitely not my C59, but it’s a fun bike. This one is even prettier and I’m getting. the new bike jones again. Damn you Trek.

Seraph
Seraph
1 year ago

Sub 20-lbs for a stock 105 mechanical bike is quite good. Hopefully the new Allez follows suit.

gub
gub
11 months ago

Big fan of the aesthetics. 28mm tire is a bit small now, bummer, otherwise I’d call this a Allez killer 😉

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