You already know Trek from their line of high-performance mountain bikes. They are a major brand in the space, making some of the best electric bikes, but now the company is targeting urban commuters with its new lineup of powerful, sleek and fast electric city bikes.
The new Allant+ is comprised of 10 different electric bikes, which range in price from $3,600 to $6,000. Yeah, they are pricey but you are getting the creme de la creme of e-bike performance. They do more than just look pretty.
Trek Electric Bikes Are Looking Good
To start, every model is powered by a Bosch motor that is lighter than average and offers less resistance than previous generations. This means a more natural riding feel. In fact, they use two Bosch motors. The models that sport Bosch’s Performance Line CX motors deliver a boost of up to 20 mph, while models with the faster Performance Line Speed motors deliver an assist of up to 28 mph. All are pedal-assisted mid-drive motors for better balance.
To give you some idea of what to expect from these bikes, the folks at The Verge recently tested the $5,999 Allant+ 9.9S. They found that the battery is completely built-in into the frame, which helps to give it a streamlined look. The shape of the frame is also very attractive. But beyond the good looks and aesthetic design, it’s also packing a lot of power.
That battery that is hidden in the frame is a 625Wh battery, which is likely the most powerful you will find in a city-style e-bike. If that isn’t enough, you can even add a second battery to the down tube for more range. That is a great option to have.
That Bosch motor I mentioned? It is about 40 percent smaller and 20 percent lighter than previous Bosch motors. That’s important because it creates less drag when you use the assistance mode. It’s also quieter thanks to fewer gears and less surface area.
It’s hard to not be impressed by what Trek has done here. The bike is heavy, but Trek got it down by about 4 pounds compared to previous versions. It hits the scales at 51.5 lbs which isn’t bad at all for this much power.
All The Right Features
Other features include a digital display that you can use your own smartphone by snapping it into a mount and pairing it with Bosch’s COBI app. That app will offer data on your speed, assist levels, power usage, location, and more cool details. The app also has a fitness tracker that can pair with other devices like a smartwatch, and a music tab which can connect to Spotify. How is that for a nice feature set to go along with all that power?
It reportedly offered a smooth ride at fast speeds, with a great build quality. We are looking forward to trying this one out for ourselves very soon and letting you know what we think.