It's right for you if...
You want the performance of a lightweight carbon bike at a great value. You also like the fit and feel of a bike made for women and, like us, you believe women's bikes should have the same exact performance features as their mainline counterparts.
The tech you get
A lightweight 500 Series OCLV Carbon frame, with women's specific touchpoints and dependable parts designed for years of great rides, like a full 2x11 Shimano 105 drivetrain, powerful Shimano 105 direct mount rim brakes, a Ride Tuned alloy seatmast cap, 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. Émonda SL 5 Women's can climb with the best, and its precise handling delivers confidence on the road. The ride quality and reliable drivetrain that make it a great first carbon road bike or a high-value upgrade.
Why you'll love it
- It's the best-value carbon Émonda, with a ride quality that comes only from OCLV Carbon
- 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 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 Ajna Comp, chromoly rails
- Bontrager Ride Tuned alloy seatmast cap, 10mm offset
- Bontrager Comp VR-S, 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
- 54cm - 8.59 kg / 18.93 lbs
- Weight limit
- This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 275 pounds (125 kg).