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In the era of specialization, what is an Emonda

Old 10-06-17, 02:53 PM
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In the era of specialization, what is an Emonda

Would it simply be a climbing bike due to weight?
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Old 10-06-17, 03:02 PM
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Yes.
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An R3 knock off.
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Old 10-06-17, 04:18 PM
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Madone- aero
Emonda- climbing/lightweight
Domane- comfort
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All arounder.

Technically as rubik stated, when the SL8 came out as one of the lightest bikes on the market, it was touted as a climbing bike. Makes a great all arounder tho...like comfy Tarmac with slightly less aggressive geometry in H2.

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Old 10-06-17, 05:28 PM
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Great riding all round road ride/race bike. Just like TCR, Tarmac, R3 etc.
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Old 10-06-17, 09:22 PM
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Sublime, but I may be a little biased.
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Old 10-17-17, 08:08 AM
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I love my Emonda SL6 now that I've dialed in the fit. 40 mile rides are effortless and hills no longer exist.*


* most hills in my area, that is
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The Emonda is no one trick pony. Yes it is one of the lightest and best climbing frames out there but with the "tuned" seatmast of the SL and the SLR the ride compliance is really REALLY good. Its a climber....its a century bike.... hell I would say its one of the best all arounders on the market.
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Old 10-20-17, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Madone- aero
Emonda- climbing/lightweight
Domane- comfort
It would help with line distinction if Trek didn't anagrams for each alternative.
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It would help with line distinction if Trek didn't anagrams for each alternative.
It distinguishes them from other brands that don't.
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Just waiting for Trek to come out with a truly evil bike and call it the Trek Deamon.
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