Stromer 500w motor vs new TQ 250 watt? Experience??

MinnBobber

Active Member
Comparing a Stromer 500 watt (ST2-S) to a Trek
TQ 250 watt mid ??
Anybody experience both?

I just tested a Trek TQ mtn bike…TQ, weighs 20 pounds less so expected decent performance.
I thought the acceleration and performance were well below my expectations…
The TQ was quiet and smooth, but whimpy power

I was most interested in TQ motor as their 2023 Trek Domane + E bike weighs just 26 pounds and
uses the 250 watt motor. It is teeny tiny motor!

Would Trek Domane be able to cruise at 28 mph like the Stromers????
 

Captain Slow

Well-Known Member
I think the Trek might be able for a bit of time, but it's going to rely on rider power far more than the Stromer. I think the Stromer has so much power and such a big battery that most people would be able to cruise at 28 mph.

But on the Domane+, I think it would take a reasonably fit cyclist to cruise at 28 mph for more than a couple of minutes.

Now, I'm just guessing and have no direct experience. But I have a Specialized Creo. I live in Canada so mine is limited to 32 km/hr which is 20 mph. It takes some work to keep it at 32 km/hr, so I imagine even harder to keep the Domane+ at 28 mph, despite the TQ being a big more powerful than the SL motor in the Creo.