It’s time, clipless pedals on the 2016 Trek Emonda S4

26 Jan

The time has arrived to finally step up my riding game. After putting more than 90 miles on my 2016 Trek Emonda S 4 it’s time to get the clipless pedals and shoes. The bike has been great to ride, quick, nimble, responsive a huge¬†upgrade from my 2014 Trex FX 7.3 hybrid bike as my beginner bike. I went with the Keo Classic 2 clipless pedals and Shimano R17 shoes.

Comments after a couple rides:
A huge improvement on riding and laying power down on the bike. Although I will need to modify the mounts it is a noticeable improvement in riding. It takes awhile to overcome the fear of having your feet fixed on the pedals but your riding will become much more efficient and smooth.

Clipless Pedals
Shimano R17 Cycle Shoes

2016 Trek Emonda S 4

01 Nov

Trek Emonda S 4

I took a couple of my Trek bikes in for service and the nice folks let me go test a demo 2016 Emonda S 4 road bike. This is a great bike, smooth and fast gearing, and looks great. The seat was firmer than on my FX (I’m a newbie) but the overall feel and speed was really nice. This is the next step bike from my 2014 FX. The weather here in Florida is great for biking right now. The gearing is all in the handlebars and you have 3 different positions to hold onto the bars. The brakes felt good but I just rode on flat roads around the shop. The steering is very precise compared to my FX and the position and balancing are very different compared to the FX. This bike just wants to go, and is really smooth. The bike is $1499 and they are on sale for $1299. I reckon you check it out.