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Trek releases 10.25 lb $16k road bike with SRAM Red =O

Old 07-01-14, 11:40 AM
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Trek releases 10.25 lb $16k road bike with SRAM Red =O

They could've gotten it to 10 lbs by not using such a heavy crank =)

Émonda SLR 10 - Trek Bicycle


Colors
Carbon Vapor Coat/Viper Red
Weight
10.25lbs/4.65kg, 56cm (weight varies by frame size)
Frameset

Frame
Ultralight 700 Series OCLV Carbon, ride-tuned performance tube optimization, E2, BB90, internal cable routing, 3S chain keeper, DuoTrap S compatible, Ride Tuned seatmast, 690g

Front Hub
Tune MIG45
Rear Hub
Tune MAG150
Rims
Tune Skyline carbon tubular
Spokes
Sapim CX-Ray
Tires
Vittoria Crono CS Tubular, 700x22c
Drivetrain

Shifters
SRAM RED 22, 11 speed
Front derailleur
SRAM RED 22, braze-on
Rear derailleur
SRAM RED 22
Crank
SRAM Red, 50/34 (compact)
Cassette
SRAM X-Glide 1190, 11-25, 11 speed
Chain
SRAM RED 22
Components

Saddle
Tune Komm-Vor Plus, carbon rails, carbon body
Seatpost
Bontrager SLR Ride Tuned Carbon seatmast cap, 20mm offset
Handlebar
Bontrager XXX Integrated bar/stem, OCLV Carbon, VR-CF
Stem
Bontrager XXX integrated bar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 7 degree
Headset
Cane Creek AER upper, FSA Lightweight cartridge bearing lower, sealed, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brakeset
Bontrager Speed Stop
Accessories

Grips
Bontrager grip tape

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Old 07-01-14, 11:56 AM
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If you really have deep pockets... I can buy a good small car for that sum!

Its just too much and I don't see the leetists dropping that kind of cash on a road bike.
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Old 07-01-14, 11:58 AM
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Weight Weenies rejoice.

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Old 07-01-14, 12:00 PM
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16K for a 10 lb road bike? I think I'll pass.

It may be profitable for pro racing teams who can squeeze every weight advantage they can on the race course.

But for average road bike cyclists its too expensive!
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Old 07-01-14, 12:02 PM
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Trek is claiming that it's their best-riding road bike. I'd be interested to try one to see how that claim holds up.

Expensive, yes, but there are even more expensive bikes out there.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:04 PM
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16K for a 10 lb road bike? I think I'll pass.

It may be profitable for pro racing teams who can squeeze every weight advantage they can on the race course.

But for average road bike cyclists its too expensive!
The UCI has a weight minimum of 15lbs. I think it is a bargain. Compare this to a complete Colnago C59 equiped with Campy EPS and a set of BORA wheels for about the same price and performance wise the Trek is a bargain. The Colnago comes in much heavier. Even the $13,000 Cannondale Supersix black comes in at 13 pounds.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:05 PM
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I wouldn't want to take out a mortgage to own one.

I don't think any bike is really worth the price of a car. And a bike depreciates the moment you ride it home.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:08 PM
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I guess Trek changed their policy of not posting weights.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:12 PM
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Nice bike. Personally, I'd rather have a Helium.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:12 PM
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I am genuinely impressed with this bike. It's FAR lighter than the lightest offering of any other major manufacturer. The price is a bargain too, by weight weenie standards, compared to top of the line offerings from others.
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This bike has 'MURICA! written all over it. I think it's a testament to compete with the expensive Euro makers like Pinarello, Colnago and Willier, much like the new Corvette C7. Good job 'Murica!
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The 11-speed 105 model (S5) at $2K is pretty attractive...
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If I was going to spend 15K on a bike it wouldn't be a Trek, or one of the other three brands that 95% of cyclists own.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:22 PM
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Originally Posted by link0 View Post
I am genuinely impressed with this bike. It's FAR lighter than the lightest offering of any other major manufacturer. The price is a bargain too, by weight weenie standards, compared to top of the line offerings from others.
I would agree with you.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
I don't think any bike is really worth the price of a car. And a bike depreciates the moment you ride it home.
Depends on the bikes; and depends on the car. I have a bike that is easily worth more than a car - of course I have an old car. And don't tell me that a car doesn't depreciate when you drive it home.

EDIT: For what it's worth, while I wouldn't drop that amount of coin on that particular bike, I don't have any problem with someone else doing so, as long as they can afford it. Past a certain, relatively low dollar point, all our bikes are just luxuries. Not that there's anything wrong with that . . .
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This is a last-ditch effort by Sram to reverse their death-spiral and quash rumors of their impending decline.
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Old 07-01-14, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by goenrdoug View Post
The 11-speed 105 model (S5) at $2K is pretty attractive...
I wonder how much it weighs.
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I wonder how much it weighs.
The SL6 with Ultegra 6800 weighs 16.25, I'd have to assume that the SL5 would be around 18.
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Originally Posted by coppercook62 View Post
I would agree with you.
Yeah if you were to build something similar yourself for the same price, you would probably get something a pound or so lighter but you won't get the Trek warranty or street cred.
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Compared to Cervelo RCA pretty good deal.
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This is a last-ditch effort by Sram to reverse their death-spiral and quash rumors of their impending decline.
I think there's a Campy EPS version that follows
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Originally Posted by coppercook62 View Post
Compared to Cervelo RCA pretty good deal.
I think that's about the same price as a 10 lb RCA
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I know girls with handbags that each cost most than this bike. I don't have a problem with the price, if someone enjoys it.
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totally worth it

you will not regret it one bit

not even a little.

people will recognize you

women will rave at the sound of your name

no registration need at a fully booked 5 star restaurant.
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