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The new 2018 Émonda

Old 07-01-17, 10:34 AM
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The new 2018 Émonda

Incredibly light, stiffer than ever, and in the Tour right now. Only one question about this bike remains to be answered:

How many will YOU buy?
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0 for me, although if funds allowed, I would like to have one. Looks like a great bike.
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Old 07-01-17, 11:27 AM
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Domane is the best compromise for me.
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dont like the way it looks

has a mid-2000s early-compact-design budget aesthetics thing going on

actually all 3 of their m-a-d-o-n-e anagrams lack a strong visual identity
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None of them come in H1 fit besides the RSL (frame only), so nope. Maybe a 2017 on clearance.
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Zero.

I'll keep the 2015 Emonda SLR I already have. 14,000 miles and there's plenty of life left before it needs to be replaced.
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Nope. Over priced. Typical Trek.
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Originally Posted by ddub
Nope. Over priced. Typical Trek.
I agree about Trek being over priced. However the new Madone 9.0 seems like a decent deal. You don't get the integrated stem/bar though so it kind of looks incomplete.
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Can you peel off the Trek stickers?
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Can you peel off the Trek stickers?
Not sure, but you can get one where it's hard to see them.
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No interest. BMC Roadmachine and Cervelo R3 Disc are the only bikes that interest me so far. But really, no interest in replacing current bike, liking it a lot. I'm more likely to buy a MTB than an Emonda.

Seems to me, newer frames offer nothing over current and recent past frames. Example, current frame I'm riding, stiffer than I need. Already has thin seatstays, and thin fork. Frame and fork came in at 1100 grams? Is a 100 grams going to make any difference? Nope. I'm satisfied with 5800 groupset, except for the FD, once I get the 8000 Ultegra FD, I'll be happy.

So what do I care? The only improvements is my body, and my fitness level. Trek can't sell me fitness, speed and strength, F their marketing.

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Originally Posted by ddub
Nope. Over priced. Typical Trek.
Lol no. The SLR is a deal this year. The frame is like a grand cheaper than the S-works.
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Originally Posted by Philly215
Lol no. The SLR is a deal this year. The frame is like a grand cheaper than the S-works.
Means nothing. S-Works is overpriced. None of these bikes will make anyone faster or better.
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Considering bumping up my ALR to an SL. Prices are good.
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Originally Posted by zymphad
Means nothing. S-Works is overpriced. None of these bikes will make anyone faster or better.
mmmkay.
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I have a great light weight aero bike that rides great. I keep my primary bike for 10+/- years so no. I think Treks are good bikes like many other brands this one is really light which is interesting.
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Originally Posted by Masque
Incredibly light, stiffer than ever, and in the Tour right now. Only one question about this bike remains to be answered:

How many will YOU buy?
Top job with the post premise

Do they sell any factory direct with MEILENSTEIN LIGHTWEIGHT wheels? If so, I'd be down for at least 6.
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And if it had Garmin Vector pedals ... count me in for another 6. That's all I can afford as I need to buy a Hasselblad H5D-200 to take pics of these bikes that I will never ride

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Top job with the post premise

Do they sell any factory direct with MEILENSTEIN LIGHTWEIGHT wheels? If so, I'd be down for at least 6.
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"Overpriced" is all relative. I still think the ALR is one of the best values you can get. The fact that they lowered the price on the SL's is really cool.

I agree with the others, that new S Works Tarmac is unbelievably expensive. 4.5k for a frameset?
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And if it had Garmin Vector pedals ... count me in for another 6. That's all I can afford as I need to buy a Hasselblad H5D-200 to take pics of these bikes that I will never ride
You're doing it wrong. You get a Jitterbug Wireless android phone to take pics of your hasselblads and leicas next to your bikes, and then share those photos.
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Originally Posted by zymphad
None of these bikes will make anyone faster or better.
Faster is not the point.

The "right" bike will make riding more enjoyable. The more you enjoy riding the more you'll ride. The more you ride the faster you'll be.

Faster is the byproduct.
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Of course, silly me

Originally Posted by Dan333SP
You're doing it wrong. You get a Jitterbug Wireless android phone to take pics of your hasselblads and leicas next to your bikes, and then share those photos.
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Originally Posted by Danny01
I agree about Trek being over priced. However the new Madone 9.0 seems like a decent deal. You don't get the integrated stem/bar though so it kind of looks incomplete.
I'm really interested in that Madone 9.0. I sort of like the traditional stem as it seems like it might be a bit easier to adjust fit and change stems.

I'm torn between getting the Madone 9.0 and Emonda SLR with ultegra. The Emonda is $500 more with the same groupset but I bet it's so damn light. And the Madone frame cost more than the SLR frame so not sure how that math works out.

The 2018 treks are tits.
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Originally Posted by Philly215
The 2018 treks are tits.
They don't feel the same

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Originally Posted by oldnslow2
They don't feel the same

That's a nice pair of Great Tits you have there.
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