Deciding between Trek Supercommuter 7+ and a 2018 SDURO Trekking 9.5

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This is my first ebike purchase, I like the looks of both bikes, but they each have features that the other bike does not have. Most of my biking will be for pleasure as opposed to commuting. Looking for advice from experienced riders as to which bike to choose.
 
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This is my first ebike purchase, I like the looks of both bikes, but they each have features that the other bike does not have. Most of my biking will be for pleasure as opposed to commuting. Looking for advice from experienced riders as to which bike to choose.
Howdy, You are considering two fine eBikes. I have no specific knowledge about Haibikes other than what I've read which has been very good. I own and ride two Trek eBikes.
I love 'em. 4400 miles, no problems. Trek support is great. My Trek 700+ commuter has the same motor that comes with your Supercommuter 7.
The Bosch Performance Line 63nm of torque. The bike/motor is strong and fast.

The Haibike SDURO Trekking 9.5 comes with the Bosch Performance Line CX which is the same motor as on my Trek Powerfly7 mtb. The CX motor has 75nm of torque.
Between my two bikes I much prefer the CX motor, it's just so much fun to ride because it will 'climb a brick wall' . Don't get me wrong the Performance Line motor on your
Supercommuter 7 is excellent, but in my case it's geared for speed. My bike is a Class 3 (28mph max) your SC7 is a Class 2 (20 mph max )

Your SC7 comes with the Bosch Purion controller. The SDURO 9.5 comes with the Bosch Intuvia controller with I prefer hands down. The Purion Controller was originally
designed for mtbing. Because the motors on the two bikes you're considering are different, 63nm on the SC7 vs 75nm on the SDURO and if your two bikes perform
similar to mine, I strongly encourage you to test ride each bike.

The motor differences could be the deciding factor, everything else is sort of a wash. Both bikes have excellent components, both companies are great. I have no knowledge
of Haibikes support dealer network etc as compared to Treks which is second to non. Good luck. You are off to a great start and will have tons of fun !
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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This is my first ebike purchase, I like the looks of both bikes, but they each have features that the other bike does not have. Most of my biking will be for pleasure as opposed to commuting. Looking for advice from experienced riders as to which bike to choose.
Haibike Trekking 9.5 is a better bike with better components as John mentioned.
But, Trek has some dealer network and support.
For your purpose, both will work fine. The fact that you are this question makes me think you are quite new to E-bikes and if you think you will need support, get the bike from a dealer that is closer to you and test ride the bike. This will help you in the long term.
 

JayVee

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Thanks to everyone for the advice. I have both dealers nearby, so work is not an issue. Sounds like a Haibike Trekking 9.5 (2018), on sale will probably work for me. Will let you know how it works out. Already planning some mods.
 
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Thanks to everyone for the advice. I have both dealers nearby, so work is not an issue. Sounds like a Haibike Trekking 9.5 (2018), on sale will probably work for me. Will let you know how it works out. Already planning some mods.
Howdy, Another value added to taking test ride is you'll get a good feeling for the ultimate LBS you'll be doing business with long term. My LBS has
gone above and beyond after the sale....You mentioned mods. If I may make a suggestion, a suspension seat post specifically the Kinet 2.1
https://cirruscycles.com/products/kinekt-2-1-aluminum

I have two and love 'em There are other good suspension seat posts, some less $$...Others may suggest. One last thought, discuss bike fitting with the
LBS'. Hopefully one or both shops will have someone on staff either trained or very knowledgable about fitting the rider to the bike. My shop provided an extensive
amount of input / knowledge regarding a good fit for me and it was very well worth the fee I paid. I had some neck problems.
 
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Thanks to everyone for their advice. Unfortunately for the Treck, I have decided to go with the Haibike 2018 SDURO Trekking 9.5. Just seemed more bang for the buck. Sizefitment is great for both. Haibike has 8 of the 2018 SDURO's left in my size. Figured I should jump on one of them before they disappear.
 
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Thanks to everyone for their advice. Unfortunately for the Treck, I have decided to go with the Haibike 2018 SDURO Trekking 9.5. Just seemed more bang for the buck. Sizefitment is great for both. Haibike has 8 of the 2018 SDURO's left in my size. Figured I should jump on one of them before they disappear.
I think you'll be very pleased with your new SDURO. The Bosch powertrain is first class. Love that Performance CX motor : )