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    Trek XM700+ (2016 vs 2017 vs 2018 vs...)

    Hi everyone, I was trying to find out the differences between the Trek XM700+ year models (2016, 2017 and 2018) but could not find enough information online so I wanted to include my findings in this thread and keep it open for future models as well. Between Trek XM700+ 2016 and 2017, the only...
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    Help! Researching 1st ebike, need recommendations.

    There is a lot of options and it really depends on what you will be using it for, battery, speed, price...etc. I would suggest visiting a couple of electric bike shops and test riding different types/brands. From the e-bikes that you are looking at, I vote for the Trek Verve +
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    Trek XM700+ vs Super Commuter+ 7 (2018)

    Thank you so much John for the recommendations. I am very excited to start riding my bike to work. Yesterday, I did around 13 miles and yes, I can see that the seat upgrade will help a lot. Also, I was planning to change the tires to a flatproof tire once they wear out. I was also looking to...
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    Trek XM700+ vs Super Commuter+ 7 (2018)

    *Update* Hello everyone, I went on the weekend to test ride both bikes and do a final comparison. I chose the speed and bought the Trek XM700+ Thank you all for your feedback and inputs. SC7 is an awesome bike but I think the extra mph will save me some time on my commute. :D
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    Drop Handlebars on E-bikes

    Could you please share with us the ones you used and maybe a picture of the bike?
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    Drop Handlebars on E-bikes

    Yes, I bought the Trek XM700+ last week.
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    Drop Handlebars on E-bikes

    Hi everyone, Was just wondering if anyone tried to replace the handlebars on their e-bike (pedelec/mid-drive) with a drop handlebars? If yes, could you please share with us how you did. Do you guys think it is possible and is it recommended? Thank you
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    Trek XM700+ vs Super Commuter+ 7 (2018)

    Thank you @WilliamT I was only considering the XM700+ because of the 28mph motor but it seems that I might gain only a couple of extra mph and lose all the other advantages if the SC7
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    Trek XM700+ vs Super Commuter+ 7 (2018)

    Awesome! Thank you @John from Connecticut for your confirmation. I really like the SC7 and might trade the extra speed for all the other specs.
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    Trek XM700+ vs Super Commuter+ 7 (2018)

    Thank you @Saratoga Dave for your valuable inputs. I totally agree with the extra cog on the cassette + CX Motor and the 500 Battery will make a big difference. I hope your mother gets well soon :)
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    Trek XM700+ vs Super Commuter+ 7 (2018)

    That's very interesting. This bike is not listed under the electric bikes section on the Trek website and it is my first time seeing it. Also it says "Product is only available in-store" so I will check with the local retailers.
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    Trek XM700+ vs Super Commuter+ 7 (2018)

    Hi everyone, I decided to buy an electric bike and did a couple of test rides and research. I live in Southern California and I am looking for a commuting bike - my commute is around 14 miles one way - and I am currently choosing between the following 2 bikes: Trek Super Commuter+7 (2018) &...