Trek Émonda SL6 Versus SLR6

Comparison Review

在研發Émonda的過程中,Trek投入了大量資源去設計一架輕量型比賽單車,而最後憑著一個690g車架在業界取得了勝利。CTech編輯Matt Wikstrom對Émonda實行進一步的研究,透過比較中等級的Émonda SL6及較高等級的SLR6,評估了不同碳纖等級帶來的影響。


Trek最出名的產品莫過於就是Madone及Domane公路單車,但兩者的設計都並非以輕量的比賽單車為前題。所以在2012年,Trek開始了Émonda的設計,看能取得怎樣的成果。整個發展過程需要的時間超過30個月,而成果就是成為了現今世界上最輕的公路車作品。56cm大小的單車只重4.65kg, Émonda SLR10 比上一界持有最輕量的比賽單車頭銜的單車輕將近1kg,然而其價值亦相對顯著地高︰AUD:$17,999。當然,Trek亦有很多在可接受的價格範圍內的Émonda型號,而Trek相信Émonda系列是世界上最輕量的公路車生產線。Émonda系列有超過12種型號,包括女裝特定規格型號及透過Trek Project One自行訂製的型號。零件使用的不同使各型號之間亦產生不同,但有三個不同型號的車架(分別名為S,SL及SLR)在碳纖等級層面、製造的國家及最終的重量都有所不同。

Trek在建造車架時使用了5種不同的碳纖等級,分別在重量、力量、硬度及成本上都有著不同。在Émonda系列的一端是最具成本效益的等級 – 300 series carbon,而Émonda系列的另一端是高成本及低重量的軍事等級 – 700 series carbon。 在Émonda系列作為基礎型號的Émonda S,是由台灣製造的,有著簡化了的設計的300 series carbon(例如︰比起半整合設計的座通,它採用了一個標準型的座通)以減少製作成本。 相反,Émonda SL及SLR互相有著不少共同的設計特色(例如都使用半整合的座通),但是SL是由台灣製造的500 series carbon而SLR是由美國製造的700 series carbon。對比SL,採用最高碳纖等級的Émonda SLR減少了300g的重量,但其車架的價格卻幾乎三倍增加。

當重量必然會是Émonda的設計的重點時,Trek花費了非常長的一段時間用Émonda進行公路測試以在注意其硬度的同時可以完美其操控性的特性。在決定每架精煉的產品的價值時,Trek專業車隊的車手起到相當的作用,除此之外,工程師亦有在從適用於Émonda原型的應變片及加速速度計收集回來的數據得到指引。CT的流動記者出席去年Émonda的發佈會,並能夠試踩一次SLR 8。他的報導可以被視為一個很好的Émonda介紹,新的單車值得一個較長的研究。在這次的述評中,我亦花了很多時間在Émonda身上,很感謝Trek Australia,比較了兩個型號 — SL6及SLR6 — 讓我了解到不同等級的碳纖如何影響一架單車的性能。

BEFORE THE RIDE

在研發Émonda的過程大,Trek的工程師不斷修改車架及車叉直至它們可以同時滿足性能及安全的最低結構要求。而結果是得出一個明顯地比Madone及Domane都更纖幼的車架組。像Madone及Domane,Émonda S及SLR的車架組利用了一個BB90的中軸及E2頭管。90mm闊的BB90中軸為下管及後下叉提供了一個寬闊的基腳,以改善車架的硬度。E2頭管配合超大型的並較低的車碗頭組軸承及尖細的前叉立管亦有助改善車架硬度。 Trek用不對稱的前叉立管(邊與邊更闊、前與後更纖幼)進一步完善了SLR的設計。關於此設計提供到的差別就是,在額外增加了硬度的同時亦包含了一定的柔軟度去吸收路面的衝擊。

Émonda SL及SLR亦繼承了Madone的半整合坐通設計。座通鎖碼搭配延長的座通管,提供了40cm的座位高度調整範圍。Trek提供兩個長度(135mm及175mm)的座通鎖碼選擇,同時提供了兩種偏移距離(5mm及20mm)以改善單車的合身程度。兩者的車架組都為零件及後剎管線提供內部接線,加上可交替的管線點及接口以配合機械化及電子化的傳動裝置。此外,它們還有與座管整合的可調節的鏈條固定器,而左後下管亦準備好接受Trek的DuoTrap S速度/節奏感應器。除了碳纖等級及生產地的不同,SLR車架與SL車架在某幾個細小方面亦有進一步的區分。

首先是在上述的部分,我曾提及的不對稱的前叉立管。另外一個不同的地方就是製動器的鑲嵌方式︰SLR車架組採用直裝的前及後製動器,而SL只是用一般傳統的製動器。 它們的前波潑碼亦有不一樣︰SL車架組有鋁製的配件固定在座管,而SLR的則是用一個碳纖碼鑄造成車架。最後,SLR車架組可提供Trek的H1或H2 fit,而SL只可提供H2 fit。H1與H2的分別在於頭管的長度,每個車架大小,H2 fit都比H1 fit高30-35mm(參閱下表)。

Émonda有9個車架大小可供選擇,如下表所示︰

車架大小的範圍是不同的,視乎該型號的車架採用哪種fit。SLR H2 fit 提供的大小是47-64cm。Trek的H1 fit可以被視為非常進取和比賽傾向,容許車頭手把的垂直距離增加。相反,H2 fit是比較穩健的,但Trek的Domane的幾何學會比較適合想要一個比較直挺的騎行姿勢的車手。Visit Trek官網以了解更多SL6及SLR6的幾何學分析表。Émonda 的款式是非常整潔及簡單的加上由一點到另一點間立體呈現出的吸引線條。座管接合部分更是尤其優雅,我非常喜歡後上叉好像為鉤爪的活動儲滿能量的感覺。

 Trek的噴漆作業都是以簡單為主的,雖然閃亮的顏料為最終的製成品增添了一點奢侈的感覺,但一般亦只有最低限度的裝飾。Émonda SL6現正提供2種顏色的選擇(Trek瓦黑色配亮黑色Trek標誌,或,亮紅色配亮黑色Trek標誌),而SLR 6只有一個顏色可選(水晶白配銀色Trek標誌,細節位藍色)。但是,如果透過Project One的技術,就有更多的顏色配搭可以自訂。 SL6及SLR6均配備了Shimano的機械化11速Ultegra套件以及一系列的Bontrager組件,但兩者有明顯的分別。例如︰SL6使用Bontrager的入門等級Race車輪組,而SLR6就使用較輕的升級版Race Lite車輪組。相似地,SL6有一個Bontrager Paradigm Race座位而其座弓為高碳鋼製造,而SLR6有的是Paradigm RL座位但其座弓為空心鈦製造。而製動器亦有一個分別,SL6有一個標準Ultegra製動器,而SLR6用的是Bontrager Speed Stop製動器。

所有的這些不同,由碳纖的等級到每個獨立的零件,顯著地減低了SLR6的重量,對比SL6。送去做評估的SL6(size 54cm, H2 fit)沒有腳踏及水壺架的情況下重7.42kg,而SLR6(size 54cm, H1 fit)重6.68kg。節省下來的(740g)可以說是主要由SLR車架組(~300g)及Race Lite輪組(300g)而來的,再加上有小量的重量節省是由較短的頭管及一個較輕的座位而引致的。並不驚訝地,重量節省的結果就是成本的大幅增加︰Émonda SL6的建議零售價是AUD$3,699,而SLR6的建議零售價是AUD$8,499。這兩個例子的車架都附有永久保養(lifetime warranty),而車叉及所有Bontrager的零件則附有2年保養。如果想知道更多關於Émonda系列的資訊,請上Trek官網。

AFTER THE RIDE

去年,在用了一天時間騎行Émonda SLR8後,Dave Everett發現「第一樣最明顯的事反而不是有多重而是它在公路上有很紮實固定的一種感覺。」隔了一會,當Dave一發現身處在較多山坡的地形時,他絕對是比正常情況下更頻繁地使用鍊輪,這應該是單車低重量(6.15kg)的功勞。 像Dave,對於SL6或SLR6的重量我並不驚訝。相反,以它的市場推廣層面上的大幅宣傳來作對比,Émonda是令人出奇地平凡、甚至令人納悶。當然,其實有更多地方是還未被發現的,但是在我較早前進行的SL6及SLR6的騎行,我只能說兩架車都可以提供車手一個非常流暢,而且類似完美的騎行,而這感覺我長久以來都可以在Trek的單車上感受到。

不過一個「類似完美的騎行」並不完全是一種讚美。喜歡單車會在自己跨下消失得無影無蹤然後他們就可以絲毫不受公路的反饋影響的車手,Émonda應該有著不少的吸引力,不論是SL或是SLR。但是,我發現自己在Émonda身上想要的有更多,而我又同時批評Émonda為「死氣沉沉」、「不生動」時,其實並不公平。因此,我應該說的是︰騎行一架Émonda就好像為了享受一片的寧靜而去參觀一個圖書館。 Émonda的掌控力及操控感是非常穩定及可預測的。正正如此,Émonda是無可挑剔地非常容易騎行。而當整個掌控傾向是緩慢的時候它服從我每個指令,在穿越峽窄的角落時我亦沒有發現需要額外用力去保持直線行走。我不會推薦用Émonda去參加繞圈賽(criterium racing)而其實它在外觀上及市場推廣層面上亦的確沒有那些專門吸引專注繞圈賽的車手。

 無論是SL6還是SLR6都沒有一個像爬坡專用機器般特別輕或回應度高的感覺。有這個能力嗎﹖當然有,但是與具爆炸性的吸引力還有一段距離就是了。似乎缺少了的部分就是它好像沒有很強的剛硬度。不是說它的柔軟度太高,而是我在它身上並沒有得到任何回應以讓我無法判斷它的表現。而且,與其問車手能感受到甚麼,不如說似乎Émonda就是以缺少爆炸性來定義。

Émonda非常適合長途騎行。即使在絕對不平坦的公路上,它亦不會發出絲毫的噪音,而我發現數個小時很輕快地就過去了而它依然非常的穩定,可以說是穩定的保證。同時,我亦發現自己重新評價了這次服從性如此高又有質素的單車旅程,一次舒適到就像得到一個摰愛的朋友的支持和鼓勵的騎行。畢竟,其實長途騎行根本就不需要像賣藝般的表演能力,而只是需要車手與單車之間穩定的承諾, 無論我想要騎行多遠多久,Émonda都已作好充足的準備。 在輪流騎行SL6及SLR6的過程中,我將兩組輪組互相交替裝上分別裝上每架單車,然後發現SLR6是一架比較剛硬的單車。其實並非一個很重大的不同,但你可在以站立姿勢上坡騎行時或穿越不平坦道路時完全感受到,可說是公路的一點點反饋。總括來說,SLR 6比SL6更有賽車型單車的感覺,但我必須強調,此感覺仍然是微細的。不過,轉換成較剛硬的中等闊度的碳纖車輪(Curve 38mm clinchers)後加強了這種感覺,但這對車輪並不能將Émonda轉型為進取的比賽型單車。

以舒適度來說,Domane有一個較強大的聲譽,但Émonda不應該被小看,尤其是它的SL系列。我很好奇SL6如何可以做到吸收每個裂縫、凹凸不平的障礙及車痕帶來的衝擊。而且它的前部分及後部分都有著很好的平衡。喜歡在要命的地形騎行的冒險型車手可能會覺得Émonda有所不足,但除此之外,其實以廣泛的地形來說它都是非常適合的。

SL6其實與SLR6有很多共通點。在兩者掌控感及操作性都是相近的時候,整體的騎行質素都是類似的。我曾提及SLR6是最低限度來說是較為硬的;最低限度來說它亦比較靈敏,但主要是因為有著一個較輕的輪組。而的確,兩架單車交換了輪組後SL6的表現亦有改善,但對於其硬度則沒有任何幫助。最後,我非常開心地向大家報告比之前與Madone一起提供的製動器重大的一個改善,Bontrager新式直裝的Speed Stop製動器。這製動器非常流暢而且效用高,但並沒有像上個版本般需要承受任何的沉重的成果。的確,我無法將Speed Stop製動器的性能從SL6裝備的標準Ultegra剎車中分開來評價。

我唯一的不滿就是內線的接駁方式︰它最後處於輪胎及剎車臂之間並擱在剎車皮之上。將它剪短可以去除它被捲進輪圈的風險,但是重新調整該內線實在是太複雜。

SUMMARY AND FINAL THOUGHTS

Émonda被Trek打造為一架超輕型單車,製造的目的是用來爬坡,而強調的重點是在其比賽性能上。我對他們的聲稱或策略並沒有反對的意見,但是與其說是專用的爬山機器,Émonda其實比想像中更多功能。它帶來的騎行質素非常討人喜歡,而且它的掌控感及操作性確保了它本質上在任何情況下都有的可靠性,雖然它不會滿足到尋求極端表現的買家,但他亦很難會使除此以外的任何人失望。

SL6及SLR6的差異有亦其實只是很少。部分是主要源於它們各自有特定的零件,但比較重要的就是,SLR車架比SL的較輕、較硬及較比賽型取向。

 

一樣比較有趣地值得留意的是SLR6主要節省的重量,若SL6升級至SL8 (建議零售價AUD$4,999) Émonda SL亦可以做到同樣的重量節省,再以Race Lite版本輪組取代Race輪組,總共花費不超過AUD$6,000。我並不是在批評SLR的價格,只是在重點說明這一個可能是發揮到Émonda最大長處的方法(給予它Trek一系列的型號及選擇)。

TREK ÉMONDA SL6

TREK ÉMONDA SLR6

WRAP-UP

平易近人

Émonda正如Trek堅稱的輕型,但它不只是一部爬坡機器,它其實有更多功能。驚人地穩定以及非常優雅,Émonda的最佳狀態就是長途騎行的時候,舒適度及服從性都極高的它使騎行開始變成一種高質素的享受。SL6可能會比SLR6較重,但它以比半價更低的價錢提供到幾乎一樣的有質素騎行。買家選擇要付額外的費用購買SLR6的話亦相對會得到性能上最低限度的優勢,而且大部分的車架大小都可以有兩種頭管長度的選擇。建議零售價SL6 AUD$3,699;SLR6 AUD$8,499。

非常舒適

穩固及穩定的操控性

一架不僅是爬坡而是有更多功能的單車

非常適合長途騎行

比賽車手可能會想要更剛硬的車架

舒適的代價就是沒有太大公路感

Source quoted from:

http://cyclingtips.com/2015/08/trek-emonda-comparison-review-sl6-versus-slr6/

Bontrager Lithos Helmet Review

At 440g it’s no featherweight (it’s roughly 100g heavier than a Troy Lee Designs A1), but it is very comfortable, and that makes a big difference, especially on longer rides. Plenty of vents and good internal channeling help to give things a lighter, airier feel, and we never had any issues with overheating during testing.

While Bontrager’s clip-in camera/light mount is a nice touch, adding even more weight to the helmet means you’ll need to add even more tension to the retention cradle, which you’ll really start to notice on big days in the saddle.

Source quoted from:
http://www.bikeradar.com/mtb/gear/category/helmets-and-protection/helmet-standard/product/review-bontrager-lithos-helmet-50036/

Trek Domane SLR 7

Bike Review

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27.5 Review

Bike Review

Featuring in our group test from Issue #015, we pinned the Trek Fuel EX against some of the top cross-country competitors in its range. Battering bikes around the technical trails of California for three days straight, then depicting what we loved and hated, what we’d change and what we couldn’t do without… It was an awesome time and pushing XC to enduro was a real treat! See how the Fuel EX got on here:

When the books closed on our California test sessions, we couldn’t help but feel there was a whole other level of rad to the Trek that we hadn’t properly sussed out. No, we didn’t slam the saddle and roll aimlessly around the streets of Santa Barbara looking for Mexican food. We tested the Fuel EX in exactly the same way we tested each of the other bikes. Still, we feel that in slightly different terrain and imposing slightly different parameters, the Trek might’ve wowed us in an entirely different way. But that test will have to wait for another time.

The Trek Fuel EX 27.5 had the ability to absolutely shred the flowing sections of the California trails

“When the books closed on our California test sessions, we couldn’t help but feel there was a whole other level of rad to the Trek that we hadn’t properly sussed out.”

By the numbers, this Fuel EX has you covered. Trek’s OCLV Mountain Carbon makes up the main frame and seat stays. Its 68-degree head angle is a solid marriage of stability and agility. Shimano XT brakes and drivetrain provide no-nonsense, blue-collar stopping and going duties. Trek has also seen fit to spec a RockShox Reverb Stealth seatpost.

To handle the chunder, a Fox Performance Series 32 Float CTD fork provides 120 millimeters of front-end travel. Trek collaborated with Penske Racing Shocks and Fox Factory to develop and manufacture the DRCV RE:aktiv rear shock, which is the heart of the bike’s 120 millimeters of sublime rear suspension.

The RE:aktiv part of this shock equation is based on Penske’s regressive valve compression, which was originally developed for Formula One cars. These and other open-wheel cars rely on ‘downforce’ to keep them stuck to the track. The delicate balance for these racing machines was to find a way of valving the shocks so that they would support downforce yet open up quickly, allowing each wheel to soak up bumps on the track. Sound familiar?

In the development of the DRCV RE:aktiv damper, Trek worked with the Formula 1 suspension expert Penske Racing and FOX.

The special DRCV RE:aktiv damper is fully-floating. The Active Braking Pivot (co-axial positioning of the pivot and rear axle) should minimize brake influence. In practice, the rear triangle performed brilliantly.

Moving away from Formula 1. The cockpit is simple in comparison to Lewis Hamilton’s…

Mountain bikes are way cheaper than F1 cars, but the suspension problems they face are similar. Bicycle suspension designers are constantly trying to provide enough pedal platform for maximum efficiency without compromising suspension performance. RE:aktiv is Trek’s answer to that problem. Within the confines of our test, however, RE:aktiv wasn’t used to its full benefit. And this is why we’re still riding the test bike – or at least that’s what we’re telling them.

Characteristics of the Fuel EX that we did fully exploit, though, were its good-natured and stable, yet flickable and fun demeanor. Like a faithful family dog, this is a bike that feels ready to go wherever and whenever you are. We had fun charging every bit of our track on the Trek. And while some of us were able to find the limits of its front end, none of us can remember being stifled by the rear end.

“Like a faithful family dog, this is a bike that feels ready to go wherever and whenever you are. We had fun charging every bit of our track on the Trek.”

Who should ride a Fuel EX 9.8 27.5?

If you made it this far – past the digits and dots of the 9.8 and the 27.5 – then you should. This is a badass mountain bike that would make anyone happy to hit the trails. As capable as it is, at $5,460, it is also our Best Value in Test.

Price:$45800

Weight: 12.27kg (不計腳踏)

Travel: 120mm/120mm

Specification

Fork: Fox32 Float Performance CTD FIT

Rear Shock: Fox Float CTD Performance DRCV RE:aktiv

Drivetrain: Shimano XT

Brakes: Shimano XT

Seatpost:RockShox Reverb Stealth

Stem: Bontrager Race X Lite

Handlebar: Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon

Tyres: Bontrager XR3 Expert 2.35

Wheelset: Bontrager Rhythm Comp

The other bikes in the field included: BMC Fourstroke FS02 | Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 2 | Felt Edict 1 29er | Giant Anthem Advanced 27.5 XC | Ibis Ripley | Marin Rift Zone 8 | Yeti ASRc

Source quoted from:

http://enduro-mtb.com/en/back-issue-in-test-trek-fuel-ex-9-8-27-5/

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27.5

Group Test Review

The volt green and black paint of the Trek Fuel EX 9.8 calls attention to its slick carbon frame. The cables are neatly integrated and the familiar Full Floater suspension looks clean and classy as usual. It has been left stock and it isn’t a special “heavy duty” version like some others in this test although it seems appropriate enough for the task at hand. 120mm of travel and 27.5″ wheels is normal in this test but we are comparing it with some 29ers and bikes of lesser travel so the result should be interesting!

The 68 degree head angle was typical on an all-mountain bike only a few years ago. Combined with the 120mm Fox 32 Float fork with a 15mm QR axle, the bike should have a good balance of agility and confidence.

One of the only bikes in the test with a front derailleur.

Trek has opted to maintain the 2 chainring Shimano XT drivetrain typical of XC bikes. Hopefully with the low, asymmetrical chainstay and clutch-equipped derailleur it won’t make too much noise. It is 10 speed, so those interested in a 1by drivetrain will need a range extending adaptor and chainring.

Well integrated technology in the rear end of the Fuel EX.

Packed into the seemingly simple frame is a multitude of well thought out technology. The Fox Float DRCV shock floats between two active links for a more sensitive ride. The F1 racing developed, RE:aktiv shock tuning impressed us on the Trek Remedy we tested last year and is seen here too. We have a feeling the CTD lever might not get much use with the efficient linkage and DRCV valve, which is always nice.

The contrast between the matte green and gloss black is eye-catching and classy.

The Fuel EX is fitted with tires and rims expected in a class above in terms of intended use. The Bontrager XR3s should be fast rolling and have the width and air volume to take a beating too! Up front, the 80mm stem is matched to a 720mm wide carbon handlebar which is a bit on the XC side of the bikes we tested.

A 2″ Bontrager XR3 on the rear for speedy riding.

The front tire is 2.35″ for more cornering traction.

Reliable Shimano XT brakes match the drivetrain.

The Trek Fuel EX doesn’t stand out in one particular way, especially with the parts and familiar design. However, the understated technology and careful evolution Trek is known for may just produce a winning bike here. Check out issue #015 next week to find out!

About the test

Our request to the manufacturers was simple: send us a fast, light and potent XC bike for maximum fun on the fast, flowing southern California trails.We let the manufacturers decide for themselves which exact models, wheel sizes and suspension-travel range this actually meant. The only fixed criteria was the price limit of
€ 5.500.

The test field: BMC Four Stroke FS02 | Cannondale Scalpel Carbon 2 | Felt Edict 1 | Giant Anthem Advanced SX 27.5 | Ibis Ripley | Marin Rift Zone 8 | Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27.5 | Yeti ASRc

The bike makers were also allowed to improve the downhill performance of their bikes by making small spec changes, just like bike shops often do. This includes changes to the cockpit, tyres and retrofitting a dropper seatpost.

The test team, made up of ENDURO editors Robin Schmitt, Joe Parkin and several other experienced test riders carefully examined the bikes over multiple days. The team established the strengths and weaknesses of each model, and discussed in depth the verdict of every bike.

Along with demanding trails the test track rewarded with breathtaking views

The test team were supported by bike legend and Santa Barbara local Duncan Riffle

The team tested, analysed and discussed until sunset

Source:

http://enduro-mtb.com/en/preview-issue-015-trek-fuel-ex-9-8-27-5-review/

TREK REMEDY 9 27.5

Bike Review

Trek’s Remedy already has a long tradition in the US company’s range and has been overhauled many times. For the coming season the U.S. boys have introduced a new interesting feature: the Fox Float DRCV shock with RE:aktiv technology.

Working with U.S. suspension specialist Penske, Trek developed the RE:aktiv valve, which replaces the well-known Boost Valve system and should create a restrictive compression response curve. In non-jargon, that means that the transition from low- to high-speed compression becomes noticeably smoother, offering much better traction and less drivetrain-induced movement. In terms of spec, Trek has also moved with the times and fitted the Remedy with a SRAM X1 1×11 drivetrain, a RockShox Reverb dropper post, and a 750mm bar. Testers only found the 75mm stem length to be too long for this travel category.

Aboard the 27.5″-wheeled Remedy, the rider feels comfortable and well integrated with the bike. On climbs, the neutral rear suspension provides great momentum and the steep 75 ° seat tube angle provides plenty of pressure to the front wheel and pedals. After activating the dropper post, the 140mm bike really shines on the descents with its bump-eating rear suspension system. Both suspension elements give full travel willingly and offer good traction.

The Trail mode on both shock and fork was our favourite suspension setting. In this mode the RE:aktiv valve works outstandingly well and any re-adjustments of the suspension are really superfluous. On steep descents, however, the fork dives deep into its travel, and combined with the low front end and short steerer tube create a very front-heavy riding position. We would hope for a more effective compression damping adjustment from the Fox 34 Performance fork.

The Remedy feels really at home — mostly due to the 67.5° head tube angle — on flatter, faster trails. Here the bike becomes a real rocket, responding willingly to steering inputs and allowing precise navigation. The low standover gives the rider lots of room to move on the bike, and playful manoeuvres become a breeze. Riding fun unlimited!

Under-damped: On the entry-level Fox 34 Performance fork, the testers wanted firmer low-speed compression damping. The fork dives excessively on steep descents and during braking, leading to a front-heavy position on the bike.

USP: Trek has managed to further improve the performance of its patented Fox Float DRCV rear shock with the new RE:aktiv valve. The rear suspension impresses with great efficiency and outstanding traction.

Good and cheap: 1×11 is a hit! On the Trek Remedy the new SRAM X1 drivetrain proves that it too can provide fast and precise shifting. Criticisms? Look elsewhere!

Recommended: The Bontrager XR4 Team tyres impressed the testers in hard, dry conditions with great grip and low rolling resistance. On really rough trails or in very soft conditions, the low-profile tyres can reach their limits.

Conclusion:

RE:aktiv rocks! The € 3,999 Trek Remedy impresses with fantastic rear suspension performance and handling. With its well-thought-out geometry and balanced spec, it comes very close to the perfect ‘do-it-all’ bike. Depending on your preferred type of use, some spec changes might optimise the performance.

Price:HKD$39,800

Weight:13.10 kg

Specifications

  • Fork: Fox 34 Float CTD Performance
  • Rear Shock: Fox DRCV Re:activ
  • Drivetrain: SRAM X1
  • Brakes: Shimano XT
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race Lite 750mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Rhythym Pro 75mm
  • Tires: Bontrager XR4/XR3 Expert
  • Wheels: Bontrager Rhythm Comp
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth

Geometry

  • Size: S / M / L (tested) / XL
  • Top Tube Horizontal: 601mm
  • Seat Tube Angle: 75°
  • Chainstay Length: 433mm  
  • Head Tube Angle: 67.5°
  • Wheelbase: 1151mm Reach: 699mm 
  • Stack: 417mm 
  • Wheelsize: 27.5″

Source quoted from;
http://enduro-mtb.com/en/back-issue-trek-remedy-9-27-5-the-review/

TREK 2017 EMONDA ALR 5 技術介紹

Lightweight aluminum perfection

Every detail of the Émonda line serves the same audacious goal: to create the lightest line of production road bikes ever offered.Built with unmatched attention to balance and handling, Émonda ALR offers elegance on a new level, far surpassing the lightness and performance of many of its carbon competitors.

Key features

Best New Road Bikes of 2016 by Bicycling Magazine

300 Series Alpha Aluminum for ultimate light weight

Perfectly balanced, ultra-responsive ride feel

The world’s lightest road line has the world’s best warranty

300 SERIES ALPHA ALUMINIUM

TREK’s premium-grade aluminum is hydroformed intosize-specific tubes that provide the perfect balance of stiffness and weight

H2 fit

H2 is the optimal fit to put most riders, including many of our Pro Team athletes, in the right position for power and performance.

INVISIBLE WELD TECHNOLOGY

Revolutionary welding technolgy creates a better connection with each tube junction, increasing strength while using less material.

Source quoted from:

https://roadcyclinguk.com

http://trekbikes.com

TREK 2017 EMONDA ALR 5 新車速遞

TREK EMONDA ALR Review

We’re already fans of the Trek Emonda ALR thanks to the lively, lightweight aluminium frame, which marries excellent performance with good value. Good quality’s aluminium is like that – you can get a lot of bang for your buck.


Trek’s Emonda ALR aluminium frame produces a lively ride at a captivating price

Claimed frame weight is 1,050g, so it’s lighter than the carbon fibre Emonda S, and the same chassis is used on the three bikes which make up the 2017 Emonda ALR range.

The Trek Emonda ALR 5 is the pick of the bunch for us and pairs that lightweight frame in team livery with a Shimano 105 groupset for £1,200. Otherwise you can get a Tiagra groupset for £975 and an Ultegra-equipped machine for £1,500. Trek also offer the Emonda ALR as a frameset only for £700, so you can put together your own alloy build if you want.

One for the next Jens Voigt?

What about the kids? Trek offer the Emonda ALR as a child’s road bike, made from aluminium, and specced with 650b wheels and Shimano Sora (with a 46-34t chainset) for £750.

Source quoted from:

https://roadcyclinguk.com/gear/trek-model-year-2017-road-bike-range-first-look-domane-emonda-madone.html#w6I10yjIXFmJECDy.97

TREK EMONDA ALR Review

Trek Bikes recently introduced the Emonda as the lightest production bike they make.  As the Carbon Emonda received stellar reviews and the rising popularity of performance aluminum frames, it made sense that Trek would introduce an aluminum version.  The Trek Emonda ALR allows the rider to get a lightweight performance bike with better components than a comparable carbon bicycle

 

The geometry of the Emonda ALR is the same as the more expensive full-carbon Emonda.  The bikes feel very similar on the road.  The 300 Series Alpha aluminum is tuned by hydro-forming the tubes to be size-specific so that they provide the target balance of stiffness and weight at every frame size.  Trek also uses “Invisible Weld Technology” to minimize the amount of material used to build the frame to reduce the overall weight.  A Size 54cm ALR 6 weighs 16.4 pounds!

A nice decision by Trek was to build each Emonda with a complete Shimano group set on each bike.  That means each bike regardless of group is 100% Shimano – compact crankset, brakes, shifters, etc.  All of the ALRs come with Bontrager Tubeless Ready wheels and Bontrager stems, handlebars and saddles.

Trek Bikes spent lots of hours testing the frame design and the end result is a frame that is comfortable and fast.  The Emonda ALR has precise, responsive and predictable steering.  With the new aluminum frame technology, the bike is stiff at the bottom bracket making it accelerate when stomping on the pedals.  The bike climbs as well as the carbon version.  The wide bottom bracket shell, stiff chain stays and tight front end result in a bike that works with you, not against you when climbing out of the saddle.

If you are looking for a light weight, race worthy and economically priced bike, the Emonda ALR is the bike for you.  The bike isn’t a carbon superbike, but will make you a better, faster rider without the high price tag.

Recent Emonda ALR Reviews:

BikeRadar.com – 4.5 Stars

Cyclingweekly.co.uk – 4.5 Stars

Road.cc – 4 Stars

趕快預訂一架吧!

Source quoted from:

http://coolbreezecyclery.com/articles/trek-emonda-alr-review-pg1120.htm

TREK 2017 DOMANE ALR 4 技術介紹

Trek’s high-performance road alloy, formed intosophisicated tube sgapes for maximum strength and minimum weight.

At the core of Trek’s endurance cimfort technology is the IsoSpeed decoupler, the result of an 18-month study of how a racing bike performs over rough roads, and how that performance affects the rider.


TREK engineers designed adecoupler that alloes the seat to rotate independently from the top-tube-to-seatstay junction, increasing vertical compliance efficiency. result:you can ride harder, longer

Endurance fit

As befits the world’s most advanced endurance racing bikes, we’ve developed the world’s most stable racing geometry. Still racy, but with a slightly higher head tube for better stability and greater comfort through the entire ride.

Endurance geometry

Performance. Stability. Victory. Trek endurance geometry is a triple threat, maximizing control, handling, and responsiveness through perfectly tuned rider weight bias.

Additional Tire Clearance

Additional tire clearance allows Domane to go where no road bike has gone before. Race, ride, explore. Domane SLR is available in a caliper and disc brake option, which both have additional tire clearance. Adding to the platform’s versatility, riders can now run 28c tires on Domane SLR and 32c tires on Domane SLR Disc whilte still meeting CPSC and ISO clearance standards. The caliper version features lightweight direct mount brakes and the disc equipped bike highlights 12mm thru axles while both bikes include hidden fender mounts.

IsoSpeed fork

It’s a one-two punch: generous ride-tuned sweep and shape increases compliance for a smoother ride, and unique dropout placement optimizes the wheelbase.

Direct brake mount

Direct brake mounts connect directly to the frame to reduce redundant parts and increase overall braking performance.

Invisible weld technology

Revolutionary welding technology creates a better connection with each tube junction, increasing strength while using less material.

DOMANE ALR 4

  • Specifications

Frameset

Frame

200 Series Alpha Aluminum, IsoSpeed, Invisible Weld Technology, E2 tapered head tube, BB86.5, hidden fender mounts, DuoTrap S compatible

Fork

Domane carbon, E2 tapered steerer, direct mount brakes

Wheels

Wheels

Alloy hubs; Bontrager Tubeless Ready rims

Front Hub

Alloy

Rear Hub

Alloy

Rims

Bontrager Tubeless Ready

Tires

Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x28c

Drivetrain

Shifters

Shimano Tiagra, 10 speed

Front derailleur

Shimano Tiagra

Rear derailleur

Shimano Tiagra

Crank

Shimano Tiagra, 50/34 (compact)

Bottom bracket

Press Fit

Cassette

Shimano Tiagra, 11-32, 10 speed

Components

Saddle

Bontrager Affinity Comp, chromoly rails

Seatpost

Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 8mm offset

Handlebar

Bontrager Race VR-C, 31.8mm

Grips

Bontrager gel cork tape

Stem

Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts

Headset

Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom

Brakeset

Tektro T731

  • Weight

    Weight
    56cm – 9.36 kg / 20.64 lbs

Source quoted from:

http://trekbikes.com/

TREK 2017 DOMANE ALR 4 新車速遞

里程碑式的不朽優勢

具有 IsoSpeed 的 Domane 擁有一切:飛快的速度。甚至在 Flanders 和 Roubaix 這樣折磨人的路面上也有令人難以置信的比賽舒適性和穩定性。不再忍受。去征服。在超過百年曆史的鵝卵石道上縱橫,向令人眩暈的山坡衝擊,山路上飛速下坡,贏得史詩般的勝利。這就是法比安 · 坎切拉拉騎行 Domane 的方式,書寫自己的傳奇。

關鍵特性

騎行順暢的優勢

後部 IsoSpeed 使適應性加倍,甚至可以征服最崎嶇的山路條件

輕便的鋁質車架可提供超級高效的騎乘體驗

幾何結構超凡穩定,變速性能無懈可擊

耐力型公路單車

堅韌和優雅並存的全新鋁製公路旅行單車代表!

不誇張,2017年的 Domane ALR 4 車款可以說是旅行公路單車的新定義。它的鋁合金製外觀設計就是帶領新潮流的最好證明。配合Shimano Tiagra 11-32 10速,有著更大的齒輪比率,令車手可以有更好的掌控感。不論是初學者抑或是駕輕就熟的老手,Domane ALR 4絕對能令你滿足。全新的碳纖車叉及更尖細的車叉腳令Domane ALR 4 更特出,而且明顯地變得更輕、更堅固。

Domane的後半部車身設計正正說明了”厚度=力量”是不相等的,”精緻=優雅”亦是不相等的。整個座管部分呈現弓形,帶來與眾不同的舒適感,IsoSpeed的分離機制亦是Domane系列的一大特點。

28mm的輪胎看來非常幼細,好處應該是容易清理在剎車與輪胎之間的隙縫…?

內建式的曲柄軸承、下管,使阻力大大減低。輪胎的闊度並不是唯一優點,當用力踩腳踏上坡時,堅硬的車架亦提供很大的推動力。

有著更大的輪距,在騎行時DOMANE ALR 4 讓你感受更大的空間感。

騎上TREK的公路旅行單車DOMANE ALR 4 這匹”駿馬” ,展開一個自信滿滿又開心的公路旅程吧!

Source quoted from:

http://www.otr.jp/2016/07/11/2017-domane-alr4/

一架符合現實要求的單車,Trek Domane ALR 4。Domane ALR 4 碟製單車是配合Trek 鋁合金200 Series的車架而製造的。它不像其他兄弟姊妹(trek其他型號的單車),它沒有前端的IsoSpeed,但仍保留著一個IsoSpeed分離器以讓座管(所以連同座通及座位)可以獨立移動。

Domane ALR 4 碟製跑車的製造包括了Shimano Tiagra的組件(Domane ALR 4的4字代表了Tiagra, 5指105, 6指Ultegra, 7指Ultegra Di2, 8是指Dura-Ace, 而9是Dura-Ace Di2),以及Shimano新的Tiagra等級RS405液壓式碟剎。

Bontrager輪組預設附上32mm闊的輪胎,但你可以選擇更闊。Trek說就算有裝擋泥板你也可以得到36s。

Source quoted from:

http://road.cc/content/tech-news/199835-7-highlights-trek%E2%80%99s-2017-range