Niklas Eg's Trek Emonda SLR Disc Race Shop Limited - Gallery

Superlight disc-equipped climbing bike

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar

Debuting new stripes in Adelaide, 23-year-old Danish climber Niklas Eg lined up to his first race as a WorldTour Pro riding a disc-equipped Trek Émonda. 

Trek announced just as the Tour Down Under was about to kick off that Trek-Segafredo would be riding the Émonda Disc exclusively for 2018 — a surprising move given the WorldTours resistance to the brakes.

It's no secret that disc-equipped roadies are usually a touch heavier than their rim-braked counterparts, and Trek-Segafredo mechanic Jeroen Heymans was eagerly hovering as we weighed the Dane's race bike — when the scale read out 6.83kg, he was all smiles.

Trek-Segafredo will be riding the Émonda disc exclusively for 2018

Eg's bike was equipped with the new Shimano power meter and a full Dura-Ace R9150 Di2 drivetrain, with the young climber opting for 53/39t chainrings at the front and an 11-28t cassette at the back.

While Quick-Step also brought disc-equipped Venges to Adelaide, the Émondas were the only bikes running the latest Dura-Ace SM-RT9000 rotors.

Trek's in-house components brand Bontrager provides the majority of the components on Eg's bike, including the 130mm bright-red Bontrager stem and 400mm Core Pro VR-CF bars. Bontrager also provides the Aeolus Disc D3 hoops.

A closer look at Eg's prototype Bontrager saddle

When it comes to the rear touch points, it seems the Dane was riding a prototype Bontrager saddle.

Out front, Eg is using a Garmin Edge 520 computer with Bontrager's nifty 'base' mounting system.

Trek-Segafredo has swapped from Veloflex tubulars to Vittoria for 2018, Eg rolling on 25mm Corsa rubber.

Click or swipe through the gallery above for a detailed look at the Dane's disc-equipped race bike machine.

Full Specifications

Complete bike specifications

  • Frame: Trek Émonda SLR Race Shop Limited Disc
  • Fork: Émonda full carbon, flat mount disc brakes
  • Front brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Rear brake: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Brake/shift levers: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Front derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9150
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Cassette: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Chain: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Crankset: Shimano Dura-Ace R9170
  • Power meter: Shimano Dura-Ace R9100-P
  • Wheels: Bontrager Aeolis Disc D3
  • Tyres: Vittoria Corsa, 25mm
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Core Pro VR-CF, 400mm
  • Stem: Bontrager, 130mm
  • Tape/grips: Bontrager Double Gel Cork
  • Pedals: Shimano Dura-Ace
  • Saddle: Bontrager prototype
  • Seatpost: Émonda Seatmast and topper
  • Bottle cages: Bontrager XXX
  • Computer: Garmin Edge 520

Critical measurements

  • Saddle height, from bottom bracket (c-t): 750 mm
  • Tip of saddle nose to centre of handlebars: 555mm
  • Total bike weight: 6.83kg 

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