New trek police bike

blakjac

New Member
I also really like this bike. My LBS has one on the floor but wouldn’t sell it to me. I guess they can’t sell them to the public. Makes no sense to me.
 

Gkk2001

New Member
Trek thinks their sxxxxt doesn’t stink. I am growing to dislike Trek more and more each day with ridiculous pricing and the PB policy.

Don’t know if you noticed, their website reviews page for the PB have mostly public reviews with 1 or 2 officer reviews. They did not have the courtesy to remove public reviews after changing their selling policy. Just rub it in why don’t you. My LBS will not comment on the policy, they give a very short almost script like answer just adding to the mess.
 
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Ian Moone

Active Member
Trek thinks their sxxxxt doesn’t stink. I am growing to dislike Trek more and more each day with ridiculous pricing and the PB policy.

Don’t know if you noticed, their website reviews page for the PB have mostly public reviews with 1 or 2 officer reviews. They did not have the courtesy to remove public reviews after changing their selling policy. Just rub it in why don’t you. My LBS will not comment on the policy, they give a very short almost script like answer just adding to the mess.
It really Isn't that big of a deal, Because there are MANY bikes on the market Far better than the Trek police model.
 

bob armani

Well-Known Member
I also really like this bike. My LBS has one on the floor but wouldn’t sell it to me. I guess they can’t sell them to the public. Makes no sense to me.
I had a similar experience with this bike at my LBS. Felt like a big tease for something that I had prepared for, then they just tell you flat out that the policy has changed. I had to ask the question: Are we still talking about an E-bike here? This is not a guns and ammo purchase. Cheesh!
 

bob armani

Well-Known Member
Trek thinks their sxxxxt doesn’t stink. I am growing to dislike Trek more and more each day with ridiculous pricing and the PB policy.

Don’t know if you noticed, their website reviews page for the PB have mostly public reviews with 1 or 2 officer reviews. They did not have the courtesy to remove public reviews after changing their selling policy. Just rub it in why don’t you. My LBS will not comment on the policy, they give a very short almost script like answer just adding to the mess.
Yeah, I kept an eye out for reviews in the interim also, and noticed this too. Just a few officer owners. I do have to say, they are now experts at talking a potential customer 'OUT of a sale'. Looks like they may need a new boss somewhere that is instituting changes to corporate policy.
 

Ian Moone

Active Member
I had a similar experience with this bike at my LBS. Felt like a big tease for something that I had prepared for, then they just tell you flat out that the policy has changed. I had to ask the question: Are we still talking about an E-bike here? This is not a guns and ammo purchase. Cheesh!
If you think that's rediculous , try to buy a L.E. edition Dodge Charger from a dealership ! ?. They'll look at you like your head is on Backwards and it might as well be !
 
If you think that's rediculous , try to buy a L.E. edition Dodge Charger from a dealership ! ?. They'll look at you like your head is on Backwards and it might as well be !
The Trek Police e-Bike is Treks' 2019 Powerfly 5 with the Bosch Performance Line Motor ( Class 3 - 28mph 63 Nm of torque. ) The Stock Powerfly 5 has the Bosch
CX motor ( Class 2- 20mph 75Nm of torque)

The purchasing 'workaround' is to buy the new Trek Powerfly 5 and install a Speedbox 2 dongle https://www.ebiketuning.com/speedbox-bosch-gen2.html
and you'll the 28mph plus 75Nm of torque ...The best of both worlds. ...I have a Trek Powerfly7 ( Class 2- 20mph 75Nm of torque) I installed a Speedbox 2
( 28 mph ) and I could not be happier. I love the bike. It will climb a brick wall.

In essence I have a two year old Trek 'Police Bike' except with 20% more torque and the same top speed. The new Powerfly 5 has the Removable Integrated Battery
which I think is nicer looking then the the Police Battery mount as nice as it is. One last thought, I also have a Trek XM700+ with the same motor as standard on the
Police bike, ( Class 3 - 28mph 63 Nm of torque. ) This bike is fast, but the Powerfly7 with 20% more torque and the same top end is more fun to ride.
Hope this was helpful.
 

Rmplstlskn

New Member
Hello everyone! New member here. Just picked up a demo/scratch&dent 2018 Trek Police eBike in 19.5" Large frame. Just to confirm about restricted sales by Trek distribution warehouses, they do seem to be "publicly" standing to their LE/GOV/SECURITY restrictions on the POLICE bike. I tried to buy a new one last month during Trek's sale and I was denied. The POLICE is the only one with the specs I wanted, and the Commuter 8+ was too much $$$ and had was not really an off-road capable bike.

So as karma/synchronicity works, I stopped in to my LBS to pick up a new pair of gloves. I was told that they had a used police demo scratch/dent with 240 miles on it. Local po-po was evaluating it. I was able to buy it at $3k with full warranty. Snagged it!

Really like it so far! I am a 53yo Clydesdale rider at 280# (lost over 80# so far, still workin' it), so the rigid frame and Performance Speed motor was the main sale points. I also liked that the brake rotors are larger (I think 203's) and the Interchange rack. Added a Large Deluxe rear rack bag and side-open water bottle cage to the sale. I live in a very hilly town, right on the outskirts of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive in Virginia, so the eBike was a must for me. I just can't do some of these hills yet without walking it up (slow...)

I first got my taste of electric bikes with a Fuji Sanibel eBike Cruiser I bout for $850 when Performance was closing our local store. I was skeptical that a battery bike would perform with a big rider like me, and how long the battery would last. The Fuji is an AWESOME bike for what it is! Super impressed with how it handled by bulk, and how many compliments I got from people at the University here about its looks and style. But with a 250w Bafang rear, and MTB in my blood since a child racing BMX, the Cruiser was not what I wanted long-term. I watched bazillions of reviews, lots of "electricbikereview" videos, and decided my best AFFORDABLE option was the Trek POLICE. Now I have one!

I also bought several years ago a Trek Stache 7 29+ MTB, made custom Clyde wheels for it, added things like 4-piston Shimano XT brakes, but it just never fit me well and I felt to jammed up on it, not very confident either. So I am going to look at any parts and components I can swap out from the Stache and then sell it. I'm hoping the 29+ BOOST wheelset will fit the POLICE, but I don't think it will (bummer!). The Shimano 6000 brakes are pretty good, but I think the new XT 4-pistons will go on it. Maybe move over the dropper, but I'm not sure I need it on this mild-offroad capable bike. At 53yo, my bones won't survive a downhill bomb run if I crash, but sure would be fun to do it, if I knew I would not wreck.

So anyways, that is my POLICE addition to this thread. Great ideas from many members on this bike! I plan to investigate many as I progress in my mods and mileage. If anyone has an cool upgrade parts for this Trek POLICE/PowerFly that are sitting around the shop, message me with details & costs. See you around the forums!

Rmplstlskn
 

paraganek

Member
Hello everyone! New member here. Just picked up a demo/scratch&dent 2018 Trek Police eBike in 19.5" Large frame. Just to confirm about restricted sales by Trek distribution warehouses, they do seem to be "publicly" standing to their LE/GOV/SECURITY restrictions on the POLICE bike. I tried to buy a new one last month during Trek's sale and I was denied. The POLICE is the only one with the specs I wanted, and the Commuter 8+ was too much $$$ and had was not really an off-road capable bike.

So as karma/synchronicity works, I stopped in to my LBS to pick up a new pair of gloves. I was told that they had a used police demo scratch/dent with 240 miles on it. Local po-po was evaluating it. I was able to buy it at $3k with full warranty. Snagged it!

Really like it so far! I am a 53yo Clydesdale rider at 280# (lost over 80# so far, still workin' it), so the rigid frame and Performance Speed motor was the main sale points. I also liked that the brake rotors are larger (I think 203's) and the Interchange rack. Added a Large Deluxe rear rack bag and side-open water bottle cage to the sale. I live in a very hilly town, right on the outskirts of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive in Virginia, so the eBike was a must for me. I just can't do some of these hills yet without walking it up (slow...)

I first got my taste of electric bikes with a Fuji Sanibel eBike Cruiser I bout for $850 when Performance was closing our local store. I was skeptical that a battery bike would perform with a big rider like me, and how long the battery would last. The Fuji is an AWESOME bike for what it is! Super impressed with how it handled by bulk, and how many compliments I got from people at the University here about its looks and style. But with a 250w Bafang rear, and MTB in my blood since a child racing BMX, the Cruiser was not what I wanted long-term. I watched bazillions of reviews, lots of "electricbikereview" videos, and decided my best AFFORDABLE option was the Trek POLICE. Now I have one!

I also bought several years ago a Trek Stache 7 29+ MTB, made custom Clyde wheels for it, added things like 4-piston Shimano XT brakes, but it just never fit me well and I felt to jammed up on it, not very confident either. So I am going to look at any parts and components I can swap out from the Stache and then sell it. I'm hoping the 29+ BOOST wheelset will fit the POLICE, but I don't think it will (bummer!). The Shimano 6000 brakes are pretty good, but I think the new XT 4-pistons will go on it. Maybe move over the dropper, but I'm not sure I need it on this mild-offroad capable bike. At 53yo, my bones won't survive a downhill bomb run if I crash, but sure would be fun to do it, if I knew I would not wreck.

So anyways, that is my POLICE addition to this thread. Great ideas from many members on this bike! I plan to investigate many as I progress in my mods and mileage. If anyone has an cool upgrade parts for this Trek POLICE/PowerFly that are sitting around the shop, message me with details & costs. See you around the forums!

Rmplstlskn
Congratulations! I hope you will love the bike. I have had it for just about a year, put 2200 miles on it. My bike shop only replaced the chain and brake pads at 2k miles. It's been working great.

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bob armani

Well-Known Member
Hello everyone! New member here. Just picked up a demo/scratch&dent 2018 Trek Police eBike in 19.5" Large frame. Just to confirm about restricted sales by Trek distribution warehouses, they do seem to be "publicly" standing to their LE/GOV/SECURITY restrictions on the POLICE bike. I tried to buy a new one last month during Trek's sale and I was denied. The POLICE is the only one with the specs I wanted, and the Commuter 8+ was too much $$$ and had was not really an off-road capable bike.

So as karma/synchronicity works, I stopped in to my LBS to pick up a new pair of gloves. I was told that they had a used police demo scratch/dent with 240 miles on it. Local po-po was evaluating it. I was able to buy it at $3k with full warranty. Snagged it!

Really like it so far! I am a 53yo Clydesdale rider at 280# (lost over 80# so far, still workin' it), so the rigid frame and Performance Speed motor was the main sale points. I also liked that the brake rotors are larger (I think 203's) and the Interchange rack. Added a Large Deluxe rear rack bag and side-open water bottle cage to the sale. I live in a very hilly town, right on the outskirts of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Skyline Drive in Virginia, so the eBike was a must for me. I just can't do some of these hills yet without walking it up (slow...)

I first got my taste of electric bikes with a Fuji Sanibel eBike Cruiser I bout for $850 when Performance was closing our local store. I was skeptical that a battery bike would perform with a big rider like me, and how long the battery would last. The Fuji is an AWESOME bike for what it is! Super impressed with how it handled by bulk, and how many compliments I got from people at the University here about its looks and style. But with a 250w Bafang rear, and MTB in my blood since a child racing BMX, the Cruiser was not what I wanted long-term. I watched bazillions of reviews, lots of "electricbikereview" videos, and decided my best AFFORDABLE option was the Trek POLICE. Now I have one!

I also bought several years ago a Trek Stache 7 29+ MTB, made custom Clyde wheels for it, added things like 4-piston Shimano XT brakes, but it just never fit me well and I felt to jammed up on it, not very confident either. So I am going to look at any parts and components I can swap out from the Stache and then sell it. I'm hoping the 29+ BOOST wheelset will fit the POLICE, but I don't think it will (bummer!). The Shimano 6000 brakes are pretty good, but I think the new XT 4-pistons will go on it. Maybe move over the dropper, but I'm not sure I need it on this mild-offroad capable bike. At 53yo, my bones won't survive a downhill bomb run if I crash, but sure would be fun to do it, if I knew I would not wreck.

So anyways, that is my POLICE addition to this thread. Great ideas from many members on this bike! I plan to investigate many as I progress in my mods and mileage. If anyone has an cool upgrade parts for this Trek POLICE/PowerFly that are sitting around the shop, message me with details & costs. See you around the forums!

Rmplstlskn
Way to go! You are one of the lucky ones to find it on a scratch and dent. Nice mods you are making. I have the 4 piston Magura brakes on my EMTB and they have incredible stopping power. Nice upgrade for the POLICE with the speed motor. Please keep us posted with any more updates you may have.