New Trek e-Bike?

MarcD

Active Member
Saw this on the Trek site today. Looks like a small 250wh battery. No detail on the motor. Not what I would describe as a big splash, but wondered if anyone had heard anything else.

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Colors Light Anthracite
Frame Alpha Silver Aluminum
Front suspension SR Suntour CR-8V, 50mm travel
Sizes 50, 55, 60cm
Front Hub Formula alloy
Rear Hub Trek RIDE+ rear motor
Rims Vuelta Airline III
Tires Schwalbe Road Cruiser Light, 700x35c
Shifters Shimano Tourney, twist shifter, 21 speed
Front derailleur Shimano Altus
Rear derailleur Shimano Acera
Crank Shimano M171, 42/34/24
Cassette Shimano TZ21, 14-28T, 7-speed
Pedals Nylon platform
Saddle Selle Royal Rio
Seatpost Alloy, adjustable suspension, 31.6mm
Handlebar Bontrager Satellite, 25mm rise
Stem Aluminum, adjustable rise
Brakeset Tektro TRB-02 V-brakes w/ Tektro brake levers, Kraton inserts
Rear carrier Trek Interchange E Travel for RIDE+ R250-II battery
Rear light Spanninga LED integrated in R250-II battery, on/off by controller
Grips Bontrager Satellite
Battery RIDE+ R250-II (250Wh)
Extras Charger
 

Brambor

Well-Known Member
looks awful for the price asked. Didn't Trek have ebike years ago? Maybe this is the old model.
 

MarcD

Active Member
Agreed. Path+ is cheaper, Dash same price. Doesn't look like much value. Any advantage will be in the fact Trek stores may have them to ride. Don't underestimate the value of that. At least in Ohio, it is way easier to find multiple Trek stores vs. a Currie or other e-bike dealer with an actual bike to ride.
 

MarcD

Active Member
I thought about this a bit more and should reserve judgment. After all, my Turbo "only" has a 250 watt motor. Wonder if Trek is doing something similar.
 

Court

Administrator
Staff member
I thought about this a bit more and should reserve judgment. After all, my Turbo "only" has a 250 watt motor. Wonder if Trek is doing something similar.
That crossed my mind as well, trying to figure out which motor Trek is using? Resembles BionX at first glance... Even if it is super powerful and quiet like the Turbo I prefer the battery integration and looks that Specialized has vs. the old fashioned rear rack style with the T80+.
 

MarcD

Active Member
Court - totally agree. I was only speaking of calling it underpowered until we get more info. But it certainly doesn't have the integrated look of a Turbo/ST-1/Neo type bike. Or the advantage of a down tube battery.
 

Brambor

Well-Known Member
That bike looks totally halfassed. I honestly thought this is one of their earlier models. I would expect more from Trek today. Purpose built frame and or well balanced frame. The way I see it, if you put a battery on your rear rack you're not even trying...
 

Court

Administrator
Staff member
I would expect more from Trek today...
Maybe their chief electric bike officer (or some other lead) put this out and that's why they were like... "we need better" and promptly bought Electra? That said, I'm not a huge fan of the Townie Go which also uses a rear rack :confused: