For starters, the SL 8 features a different frame layup. The SL 500-series OCLV carbon construction is not as light as the 700-series used in the SLR but costs 1/3 as much. Because of this, the SL yields almost 400 grams in frame weight to the SLR at 1/4 the frame cost. A lightweight frame is beneficial, but there are other factors at play when considering a full build.
The wheels on the SL 8 are the Bontrager Race TLR’s, which come in just over 1700 grams for the set. These workhorse wheels can further reduce rotating mass and improve road feel by going tubeless — an easy transition with any of their wheels. The cockpit is a smattering of Bontrager bits as well.
To get the weight right at 15 lbs, the SL 8 Red, is dressed in a full SRAM Red groupset. This is the lightest kit available and maintains a pro level of performance on this race-worthy build. Trek opted to go with a climbing-friendly gear range featuring compact chainrings paired with an 11-28T cassette.
The Emonda is built to excel as an all-rounder — particularly on terrain that involves lots of climbing. While the frame is built for all-day comfort, it’s primary goal is to provide a stiff and light chassis for efficient ascending and confident descending. As such, the feedback thus far is that the frame does translate a bit more road buzz than the Madone and certainly more than the Domane.
Shipping And Handling Orders up to €50 Ireland or Northern Ireland will incur a €4.99 p+p charge. Orders above €50 are delivered free of charge.
Orders outside of Ireland incur an extra shipping charge, depending on location and total cost. We subsidise shipping as much as possible, whilst using reputable shipping companies to ensure the best and safest possible delivery to you.
We despatch your order within 24 hours (standard shipping days, Monday - Friday) where items are in stock. Orders received before 11.30am that are in stock will be despatched on the same day. We endeavour to despatch orders received before 2.30pm on the same day but cannot guarantee it. Overnight delivery is used for Ireland and Northern Ireland. 48 hour delivery as standard to the UK mainland (e.g. if we despatch Monday, you will usually receive Wednesday). International orders are generally received in under 7 working days. Please note that the couriers will not guarantee the above delivery times but they hold true almost always.
You must inform us within two working days if the goods are lost or damaged in transit so that we can make a prompt claim against the delivery company and correct the problem. Please quote your order number in all correspondence.
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Your rights to return goods are protected under the EU Distance Selling Directive.
You are entitled to cancel your order and return the goods within 30 working days for a refund less the cost to us of shipping the goods to you initially. Do this by contacting us by email or telephone and quoting the order number supplied to you. Your refund will be paid within 15 days. You are responsible for the cost and risk of loss or damage when returning the goods, so you should take out enough postal insurance to cover their value. This cancellation policy does not affect your rights when we are at fault - for example, if goods are faulty or mis-described.
Any goods returned must be in the same perfect condition as when purchased. Some items cannot be accepted for return due to safety or hygiene reasons - Cycle Helmets are included in this category currently.
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None of these terms affect your legal rights and these are not diminished in any way. If any term is held to be invalid under any applicable statute or rule of law, that term is automatically omitted from the terms to minimum extent necessary to comply with the law and without affecting the validity or enforceability of the remainder.
Warranty Returns Policy
Please either call into the shop or email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your purchase as follows:
If you are emailing, we will contact you to find out more information about the issue before you send the goods back to us. You will need to pay return postage to us, we will pay the postage of the replaced / repaired item back to you.
All returns to The Edge Sports either by post or to our shop MUST be in a clean condition or for Health and Safety reasons the returns manager will not be able to accept them.