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    which one???

    Trek Emonda SL6 or BMC Team Machine SLR02?
    Similar price at the moment. Both mostly Ultegra, both frames a smidge over 1kg. Trek a little more laidback/BMC a touch more racy, but I can deal with both (tried). I like the Treks color and tube shape but I also like the BMC's clean lines and integration.
    I ride mostly 60-90km twice/week in summer, 1-3 races and a couple of 160-200km rides a year. Mostly groups of 2-3, sometimes Pelothon 10 and more. Not many hills in my area but I am into light as I am sorta light (150lbs @ 178cm).
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    Both are good bikes. Which one makes you smile more? Buy that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwisimon View Post
    Both are good bikes. Which one makes you smile more? Buy that one.
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    aesthetically, I know I would go with the BMC. Trek (like Cervelo) makes all their headtubes so high, probably for the comfort crowds, but I personally think a shorter headtube makes for a racy and hot looker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schotter View Post
    Trek Emonda SL6 or BMC Team Machine SLR02?
    Similar price at the moment. Both mostly Ultegra, both frames a smidge over 1kg. Trek a little more laidback/BMC a touch more racy, but I can deal with both (tried). I like the Treks color and tube shape but I also like the BMC's clean lines and integration.
    I ride mostly 60-90km twice/week in summer, 1-3 races and a couple of 160-200km rides a year. Mostly groups of 2-3, sometimes Pelothon 10 and more. Not many hills in my area but I am into light as I am sorta light (150lbs @ 178cm).
    thx!


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    All of Trek's road bikes are spec'd w/ complete groups...if the bike has Ultegra everything is Ultegra, even the cassette.

    Quote Originally Posted by aclinjury View Post
    aesthetically, I know I would go with the BMC. Trek (like Cervelo) makes all their headtubes so high, probably for the comfort crowds, but I personally think a shorter headtube makes for a racy and hot looker.
    The Domane is H3, is the tall headtube/endurance fit, the Madone SLR is H1.5 (in a 56 the Madone is 19mm shorter than the Domane), the Emonda is 5mm shorter than the Domane.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    All of Trek's road bikes are spec'd w/ complete groups...if the bike has Ultegra everything is Ultegra, even the cassette.
    Well on this one not the brakes afaik

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    Well the red one is faster

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    BMC, I tend to lean towards the race look over the relaxed!
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    Love the BMC's paint job. Hate the seat stays. I'm no help at all.

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    I love both of those bikes. I didn't look at the details in terms of price and components (i.e. value). If someone walked up to me on the street and offered to give me one or the other, I'd choose the BMC.

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    I also love the BMCs paint job but it totally says 'NOW'. That design will look dated in a couple years time while the Trek's red is a classic. I own a 90s Colnago with a very similar color (and then some) and there's something timeless about it. Like Ferrari Red vs. an Audi in matte grey.

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    Sounds like the Trek is your new bike. Congrats.

    *BTW, red is proven to be faster as it releases more adrenaline than any other color.

    *not really

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