Trek bicycle launches two new road bicycles in India – Emonda ALR 4 & ALR 5. These bicycles are targetted at pro-cyclists and enthusiasts in India. The Trek Emonda ALR features exceptional ride characteristics at a great value.
According to Trek, this is a great starting point for new riders and is fully capable of serious competitive group rides. The frame comes in at a weight of a mere 1.12 kgs. Also, it uses the Trek’s patented 300 Series Alpha Aluminum frame technology. It also comes with ‘H2’ fit which puts most riders in the right position for power and performance.
The Emonda ALR 4 is the starting model which is perfect for new riders and racers alike. It features Trek’s Invisible Weld Technology. This increases the surface area of the frame, adding to the strength and reducing weight. This model comes with a price tag of INR 1.06 lakh.
On the other hand, the Emonda ALR 5 is the more advanced of the two. It is fast, light, responsive, balanced, and everything a quality aluminium road bike should be. It also gets the Shimano 105 drivetrain, which makes it perfect for racing, club rides and more. This model costs INR 1.24 lakh.
Trek Emonda features and specs
The new Trek Emonda series bicycles come with some interesting features. It gets Invisible Weld Technology. This creates a better connection with each tube junction which increases the strength while using less material. A Direct Brake Mount System reduces redundant parts and increases the overall braking performance. It also gets a Blendr compatible stem. It is also built using high quality 300 series Alpha Aluminium. This provides the perfect balance of stiffness and weight. It retains the acceleration and affordability. The tubes undergo hydro form to get a tailored shape meant to add stiffness.
The bicycle market in India is worth over 16.3 million cycles per year. Trek caters to the super-premium segment which is currently approx. 30,000 units annually. They also have a compound annual growth of 20% over the past 5 years.
Navneet Banka, Country Manager, Trek Bicycle India said, “Émonda ALR is great-looking bike at a great price. It shares the geometry of our highest-end carbon Émonda racing bikes, and it gives cyclists a ride quality that stands up in every way to far more expensive carbon bikes. We have witnessed an uptake of quality bikes in the India market. Going forward we will bring newer models to supplement the increasing demand.”
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