I have had a couple rides on the new Trek Emonda SL6 now and I am digging my new stealth fighter! It looks badass with the black on black paint scheme.
The first thing I noticed riding it is how quiet it is. Trek’s internal cable management system really works well. There are no pinging cables when you hit potholes or bumps, just a subdued thump like closing the door on a quality car. I was standing, climbing a hill on lakeshore, and could even hear my water bottle sloshing back and forth with the rocking of the bike. That’s pretty quiet!
The H2 geometry fits really well. I wasn’t sure if it was going to feel upright and sluggish, but the geometry feels spot on. A perfect balance between twitchiness and too slow. The best way to describe the handling is that the bike feels really solid and planted. Carving fast corners is done with full confidence.
Many thanks to Steve at Trek and Jim, Marty and the crew at Fresh Air for the support.
I grew up skiing, riding and running in the Okanagan and competed in Track and Field and XC ski racing. My first proper bikes in the early 90’s were a fully rigid blue Araya mountain bike and first road bike was a faded red (pink) Pinarello which introduced me to triathlons. I was a terrible swimmer, mediocre biker and passed a lot of people on the run, so it was fun!
Long Term Goals
Requalify for Xterra World Championships.
Continue to improve my swimming, biking and running in the pursuit of "my perfect triathlon".