Cannondale had Caad for a long time and it always has been a good frameset in aluminium. The benchmark frame of road alu. Specialized had their Allez but it hasn’t been special or outstanding except now with Smartweld and having an S-Works model of it.
Trek is now joining the other big Americans with the new Emonda ALR:
The good thing that beats the Specialized is that they have a Braze-on for the front derailleur which I really like. But they also got all wires on the outside which I don’t like, 1-1 Trek/Cannondale-Specialized.
The Emonda ALR is made from Trek’s 300 Alpha Aluminium which is supposed to be good in all ways (you know how it is).
So let’s talk weights, it’s an Emonda after all and made to be light and good. 358g for a fork, with paint. That’s a good weight with 1,5-1 1/8 fork (why so big). The frame itself (without paint) is said to weigh 1050g in size 56. 1050g for a alu frame is great but without paint?
Available with Shimano 105 or Ultegra at the moment. Will come with Dura-Ace and Dura-Ace Di2. Seems like it will come a ALR 10 with Sram Red too. Serious with many high-end models.
More info: Bikerumor