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Trek Emonda Pictures. Let's See Them!

Old 05-14-16, 04:49 AM
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Hey guys, hope you're having a good weekend. I've got a question regarding a new 11-32 cassette on my Emonda, figured it might be better to tuck it away in this thread rather than spam a new one (I'll delete if I'm wrong though).

So I'm 2 years/8,000 miles into riding now. The last 6 months I really dropped off in miles and fitness, gained 15lbs and finally waking the hell up. I moved to a new city in SoCal and I'm surrounded by pretty epic climbs. 7 of the biggest climbs are within 1 miles from my house and average 12-14% for 2-3 miles each. PERFECT for repeats. I'm an elevation fiend and my club has monthly strava challenges for fun. Long story short, I went and tested the climbs on my SL5 with compact 50-34/11-28. I really struggled at 60-65 cadence simply unable to turn the gears over. I know that I should be able to get up these suckers without whimpering down to a 32cog, but I want to give it a shot and start doing repeats 4x a week. It will give me insane elevation for the leaderboards and I'm lucky to have such great climbs outside my door.

Okay, long unnecessary story over. I'm still learning a lot about bikes in general, so maybe you guys can help me decide. I want to order a 5800 11-32 cassette, 5800 GS rear derailleur (long cage), and a new chain if necessary. I'm not sure about the chain because I read somewhere else you don't need to increase the chain length -- is that true?? I also have a 2nd Bontrager Race wheel and was wondering if I'm able to have 1 wheel with 11-32, 1 wheel with 11-28, and swap them without changing my GS rear derailleur. I don't want to sacrifice clean shifts so hopefully you guys can fill me in.

I love my Emonda more than anything else. Getting that extra ~20% cadence up super steep grades would really make a difference and I'd love to be the first "Everest" in my hometown Sorry if this is too long, I have a habit of rambling.

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Old 05-15-16, 04:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Emonda View Post
I want to order a 5800 11-32 cassette, 5800 GS rear derailleur (long cage), and a new chain if necessary. I'm not sure about the chain because I read somewhere else you don't need to increase the chain length -- is that true??
I also have a 2nd Bontrager Race wheel and was wondering if I'm able to have 1 wheel with 11-32, 1 wheel with 11-28, and swap them without changing my GS rear derailleur. I don't want to sacrifice clean shifts so hopefully you guys can fill me in.
Chain size answer: It depends. Typically only one link difference. What is the current number of links on chain? IIRC, 55links required to run 53/39 x 11x32 w/GS 6800 derailleur on my Emonda. Also allowed me to run a 11x28 w/o changing chain. (Again IIRC, I could have rode a 54link chain on that 11x28 but the extra link is a non-issue).

Practical answer: Chains are relatively inexpensive and a higher wear item. You will require a new one after 2-3000miles so go new to mate w/new cassette.

re: Bontrager wheel. I infer you have two identical rear wheels w/similar dish. You should be able to swap them out w/o an indexing issue. (maybe require a tiny micro-adjustment on RD barrel adjuster for any imperceptible differences). Hi/lo limits should work as-is but verify. (another option, swap cassettes rather than wheels).

Update: Forgot about B-screw. More than likely no adjustment necessary unless your current setup is so dialed-in that the 32 cog hits the upper jockey-wheel. Othewise you have to back that down so it doesn't touch.

Finally, I sense a bit of embarrassment about using a 11x32 cassette. That is some very challenging elevation. I'd welcome that ride opportunity at my doorstep. If so, I would also be running a cassette w/32 cog on the rear.

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20 miles down to the beach.

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I was just checking out my LBS and they had two Emondas side by side. I was admiring both the ALR6 and a S5. One is aluminum and one is carbon. The colors looked very close: dinster black vs. matte black. Both stickered in at just under $2,000. So which is the better deal for the recreational rider? The ALR has ultegra vs. the carbon's 105. How to choose?
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I was just checking out my LBS and they had two Emondas side by side. I was admiring both the ALR6 and a S5. One is aluminum and one is carbon. The colors looked very close: dinster black vs. matte black. Both stickered in at just under $2,000. So which is the better deal for the recreational rider? The ALR has ultegra vs. the carbon's 105. How to choose?
Spend the extra money and get the SL-5,better frame & hidden cables. Otherwise, get the ALR-6.
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Spend the extra money and get the SL-5,better frame & hidden cables. Otherwise, get the ALR-6.
^^^^
What he said.

ALR > S

SL > ALR

SLR > SL
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Where mine started 16 months ago.

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Originally Posted by SundayNiagara View Post
Spend the extra money and get the SL-5,better frame & hidden cables. Otherwise, get the ALR-6.
I guess I hesitate about going up to the SL since I am a more of ride alone for mental and physical fitness, not crit racing. It may be more bike than I truly need. I've seen some remarks regarding the internal routing as being noisy and a bit of a pain to maintain. Will I have to shave my legs now?
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I guess I hesitate about going up to the SL since I am a more of ride alone for mental and physical fitness, not crit racing. It may be more bike than I truly need. I've seen some remarks regarding the internal routing as being noisy and a bit of a pain to maintain. Will I have to shave my legs now?
I ride mostly alone for mental and physical fitness also.. .and i don't race. I have a SLR and the more i ride it the more i'm glad I purchased it.

Internal cables are no more of a hassle than external ones and are dead quiet.

Shave your legs... no, get them waxed.
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I guess I hesitate about going up to the SL since I am a more of ride alone for mental and physical fitness, not crit racing. It may be more bike than I truly need. I've seen some remarks regarding the internal routing as being noisy and a bit of a pain to maintain. Will I have to shave my legs now?
The SL is an H2 fit, which is on the relaxed side of things. I haven't heard anything about noisy cables. For example, read through this thread.
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A lot of nice bikes here. My daily for now after cleaned:

What ALR is that and what size?
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Does anyone have an Emonda in Waterloo Blue?
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Does anyone have an Emonda in Waterloo Blue?
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Excuse my ignorance, but who the heck is Abba? lol
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Excuse my ignorance, but who the heck is Abba? lol
Are you serious?
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Excuse my ignorance, but who the heck is Abba? lol
Swedish group.
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Finally got my GoPro setup. Lots of fun, VIRB edit works great! Can record cool descents or efforts and share them with my club or whatever.


Here's a fun descent near my house I do repeats on

I'm not a strong rider but here's a lucky KOM effort


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Swedish group.
Oh ok, they are , "interesting".
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Oh ok, they are , "interesting".
To me, no, but I was just being informative.
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Sarcasm man, sarcasm, lol.
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Has anyone used the DuoTrap feature?
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