Trek Émonda SL 5 is the gateway to carbon road bike models in our lightest road bike family. It’s fast and light, with a balanced ride quality, superior handling characteristics, and a parts group that’s fast and dependable over the long haul. It’s a great choice for century rides on hilly terrain, fast climbs, and speedy descents.
It is right for you if…
You want the performance of a lightweight carbon bike at a great value. You’re a new racer or dedicated road rider looking to upgrade from an aluminum bike, and you want dependable parts and the weight savings and ride quality of an OCLV Carbon frame.
The tech you get
A lightweight 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame, with a full Shimano 105 11-speed drivetrain, powerful direct mount brakes, a Ride Tuned seatmast, internal cable routing for clean looks, and Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels.
If you’re going to put money into any part of a bike, invest in the frame. The lightweight Trek Émonda SL 5 can climb with the best, and its precise handling delivers confidence on the road. The ride quality and reliable drivetrain make it a great first carbon road bike or a high-value upgrade.