I want to build the world’s nicest Trek Emonda ALR

I want to build the world’s nicest Trek Emonda ALR

Trek launched its updated Émonda ALR in July, offering a choice of disc- and rim-brake versions, the latter with direct-mount brakes. Trek sent me a rim-brake frameset to play with and I’m planning a very tasty build. Trek’s new Émonda ALR Disc is lighter than its SL carbon counterpart This is why it’s time to stop buying cheap carbon bikes The Emonda ALR is metal af… Costing £800 / $959.99 / €899 for a frameset, the Émonda ALR offers yet more proof that far from being obsolescent, aluminium is having a bit of a moment. The likes of Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, and several others currently offer very appealing metal frames that challenge mid-range carbon in looks, performance and even weight. The Émonda ALR's frame is made from Trek’s 300-series Alpha aluminium, which is joined using ‘Invisible Weld Technology’ that reduces the amount of weld material by using shaped frame tubes ...

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