It's 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 2x11 Shimano 105 drivetrain, powerful Shimano 105 direct mount rim brakes, a Ride Tuned alloy seatmast cap, internal cable routing for clean looks, and Bontrager Affinity Tubeless Ready wheels.
The final word
If you're going to put money into any part of a bike, invest in the frame. The lightweight 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.
Why you'll love it
- You get a lot for your dollar: Émonda SL 5 is light, fast, fun to ride, and ready to race
- It makes the a perfect upgrade from an aluminum road bike for riders looking for the performance advantage of a lighter frame with superior handling characteristics
- Like every Émonda, it's built to be the lightest and fastest in its class and backed by our lifetime warranty
- Ultralight 500 Series OCLV Carbon, tapered head tube, BB90, direct mount rim brakes, internal cable routing, DuoTrap S compatible, Ride Tuned seatmast
- Émonda carbon, E2 steerer, direct mount brakes
- Front hub
- Rear hub
- Bontrager Affinity Tubeless Ready
- Bontrager R1 Hard-Case Lite, 700x 25c
- Max tire size
- 25c Bontrager tires (with at least 4mm of clearance to frame)
- Shimano 105, 11 speed
- Front derailleur
- Shimano 105, braze-on
- Rear derailleur
- Shimano 105
- Shimano 105, 50/34 (compact)
- Bottom bracket
- Shimano 105, 11-28, 11 speed
- Shimano 105
- Not included
- Bontrager Montrose Comp, chromoly rails
- Bontrager Ride Tuned alloy seatmast cap, 10mm offset
- Bontrager Comp VR-C, 31.8mm
- Bontrager tape
- Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, w/computer & light mounts
- Head set
- Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
- Brake set
- Shimano 105 direct mount
- 56 - 8.68 kg / 19.13 lbs
- Weight limit
- This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).