Ryder Hesjedal’s Trek Emonda SLR

After seven years at the various guises of what is now the Cannondale team, Ryder Hesjedal has finally departed for pastures new, joining Trek-Segafredo for the 2016 season. And with the change of team comes a change of bike, with Hesjedal swapping the Cannondale SuperSix Evo of previous years for the equally svelte Trek Emonda SLR.

Although the Trek Madone is likely to be Hesjedal’s bike of choice for the majority of road stages, we’d expect the Canadian to move across to the Emonda for any mountainous stages. The reason for this? The bike’s sub-700g frame weight, which puts it second to only the Merida Scultura in the lightweight league table among WorldTour bikes.

Like the vast majority of WorldTour team bikes, Hesjedal’s Trek Emonda is decked out with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 with a 53/39t chainset and 11-28 cassette, but the Trek rider still has to set himself apart from the crowd with his use of 180mm length cranks. This groupset also includes climbers shifters located on the tops of the bars.

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