Trek Allant+ 8S -2020 Model - Amazing style and value at $4299

Johnny

Active Member
IF you want to "piggy back" a battery on the new style 'in tube' battery to achieve the higher capacity, but out the gate, it is what it is andTHAT is what should be used to compare apples to apples; forget the accessories, the extras. What you get for the stock base cost is what should be used for comparisons to competitive products. After all, we all know that additional accessories add cost, so when I see all these numbers, lets compare what is to what it is.......
For the base model 8s, we can say that it is a better bicycle than the super commuter since it comes with the new bosch motor and 625wh battery which has %25 higher capacity. It is also $1K cheaper than the outgoing model. Even though base model comes with 625wh battery, having the option of dual battery is still a big plus over super commuter.

Instead of 9s though it would have made much more sense if they had 8s with rohloff and possible suspension fork.
 
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RLB2444

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The lack of any suspension on the Allant series is a turnoff for me. I am committed to TREK bikes and will most likely buy the carbon fiber RAIL when I can see one. I wish it had the 28mph limit on it but not a deal breaker.
 

gtpharr

Member
Add a nice rear rack, suspension fork, Gates belt drive, and a good IGH hub and then you would have an amazing value at $4299. My R&M Nevo GH has all that and more and it only cost $400 more so I'm sure it could be done.
 

FlatSix911

Active Member
Add a nice rear rack, suspension fork, Gates belt drive, and a good IGH hub and then you would have an amazing value at $4299. My R&M Nevo GH has all that and more and it only cost $400 more so I'm sure it could be done.
The R&M Nevo GH is a really nicely outfitted ride... ;)


Summary

  • A heavy-duty version of the standard Nevo with reinforced frame tubing, upgraded stem, handlebar, pedals and a nicer Thudbuster ST suspension seat post, available in two sizes and three colors.
  • This electric bike is easy to approach because of the step-thru wave design but doesn't suffer from frame flex or speed wobble compared to many others I have tried, it's rated to handle up to 353 pounds
  • It includes lots of great safety features such as integrated lights, additional plastic reflectors on the front of the fork sliders, and reflective tires so you can be seen from the side, the tires also have puncture protection
  • Heavier, more expensive, and longer wait times to purchase than most competing products, Riese & Müller build each bike to suit and it can take a month or more to arrive in the US, the NuVinci system with belt drive is durable and easy to shift while pedalling or at standstill.

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Rick53

Member
Add a nice rear rack, suspension fork, Gates belt drive, and a good IGH hub and then you would have an amazing value at $4299. My R&M Nevo GH has all that and more and it only cost $400 more so I'm sure it could be done.
Are they all just women's designs though?
 

gtpharr

Member
Are they all just women's designs though?

The new politically correct name for that frame is STEP THROUGH or LOW STEP. It is for women and old men who have nothing left to prove to anyone anymore!
 

Rick53

Member
Are they all just women's designs though?

The new politically correct name for that frame is STEP THROUGH or LOW STEP. It is for women and old men who have nothing left to prove to anyone anymore!
WHat ? I don't follow Prove what ?
 

Rick53

Member
Ohhhhhh boy
Just making a comment : I don't like that they have totally made so many Bikes styled more towards females : That has nothing to do with proving anything : Mens styling is also stronger by design alone. I would guess most older guys know that women's style bicycles are for the period when women all wore Dresses (ALWAYS) From a Practical standPoint a Cross bar after all can have a crushing effect given the right circumstances
 

GuruUno

Active Member
My wife said to me last night, "Why do the mens bike have that bar? Won't your balls get crushed if the chain skips or other problem makes your balls hit the crossbar?" She thinks that all bikes should be "low step".
Comments?
(I remember as a kid seeing stars when I crushed my balls.....)
 

Rick53

Member
My wife said to me last night, "Why do the mens bike have that bar? Won't your balls get crushed if the chain skips or other problem makes your balls hit the crossbar?" She thinks that all bikes should be "low step".
Comments?
(I remember as a kid seeing stars when I crushed my balls.....)
The Cross bar was and still is for geometry and structural reason. Often the wheelbase is longer : They all had cross bars to start because it was how the Bikes were structured for ride : The lowerstep was introduced originally to protect a women's virtue. Like the old Westerns where they rode side saddle . Were these new designs really gender Neutral the cross bar would slant down . Which they actually do on Most Newer styles. I have a rode bike from teh 1960's and it's much straighter crossbar then the Newer Trek dual Sport is .

Tell your wife while chains do still slip : The odds are way down from say 30 years ago. LOL . I hear yah on the seeing stars
 

MGWhippet

New Member
The lack of any suspension on the Allant series is a turnoff for me. I am committed to TREK bikes and will most likely buy the carbon fiber RAIL when I can see one. I wish it had the 28mph limit on it but not a deal breaker.
I visited my LBS, they showed me the Allant 7 and 7S, these versions have front shocks. My LBS said they will be in stock come February. Not sure when they will show up on the website.