Trek Allant +7 low step vs Gazelle Ultiimate C380

TL!

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So I’ve narrowed down it to these
Two bikes
I like them both, leaning to the Trek, mainly due to nationwide dealer network. We plan to full time RV beginning next year.
Low step a must
While I love the quietness of the Gazelle, for some reason I am leaning Trek
We will do some gravel and improved woodland trails and the suspension on the Trek is a plus
So, anyone else struggled with this decision??
 

TL!

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Let me add one more qualifier, I really want the flat foot riding posture that the Electrica bikes offer, just not a fan of the look of the bikes, shallow I know. My local Trek dealer says he can make it more upright by modifying the head set. Does this Really seem doable?
 

Alaskan

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Let me add one more qualifier, I really want the flat foot riding posture that the Electrica bikes offer, just not a fan of the look of the bikes, shallow I know. My local Trek dealer says he can make it more upright by modifying the head set. Does this Really seem doable?
That is just what professional bike fitters do, analyze your physiology and how it moves on a bike and then adjust your ride position with saddle and different stem lengths and angles to make you either comfortable or more efficient...hopefully both.
 
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Dallant

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Yeah, bought a Allant+7 Lowstep for the wife and part of the deal was subbing the stock handlebar stem for the Bontrager adjustable shown here. I’ve got another one coming for my Allant. It’s only available to the dealers and looks like this...
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antboy

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So I’ve narrowed down it to these
Two bikes
I like them both, leaning to the Trek, mainly due to nationwide dealer network. We plan to full time RV beginning next year.
Low step a must
While I love the quietness of the Gazelle, for some reason I am leaning Trek
We will do some gravel and improved woodland trails and the suspension on the Trek is a plus
So, anyone else struggled with this decision??
Both are good bikes. You should able to get the Gazelle serviced pretty easily too, since it's also a Bosch motor, so that wouldn't be a factor for me, personally.

The two biggest differences I see would be...

1/ Internal Gear Hub and belt drive on Gazelle vs derailleur and chain on Trek - from a maintenance POV, the Gazelle should be a LOT easier to deal with, for a longer time, BUT the Trek is built with more commonly available parts.

2/ Trek's front suspension fork vs the monoshock suspension of the Gazelle. If you think you're going to be riding it harder, the Trek would probably be better.

oh... just looked up the weight in the EBR reviews for both... the Trek is over 15lbs lighter? 47lbs vs 65lbs? I know the Enviolo hub, as well as included frame lock would add weight, but that's a pretty big weight difference... I know weight isn't AS big a deal on an e-bike but if you're going to be using racks on your RV, that's a lot of extra heft on the Gazelle...

Get the Trek. :)
 

Cowlitz

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I have a Gazelle Arroyo and have had a Trek dealer work on it. In fact, two Trek dealers because the first one messed it up==tightened the chain too much and somehow got the shifter out of whack. The bike seems to be bombproof. I ride it places where I don't think it was meant to go. However, the rear wheel is much too complicated to take off, except at a bike shop, according to both Trek shops. I'd look into that. A bike shop is a long drive from places I ride.
 
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TL!

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Both are good bikes. You should able to get the Gazelle serviced pretty easily too, since it's also a Bosch motor, so that wouldn't be a factor for me, personally.

The two biggest differences I see would be...

1/ Internal Gear Hub and belt drive on Gazelle vs derailleur and chain on Trek - from a maintenance POV, the Gazelle should be a LOT easier to deal with, for a longer time, BUT the Trek is built with more commonly available parts.

2/ Trek's front suspension fork vs the monoshock suspension of the Gazelle. If you think you're going to be riding it harder, the Trek would probably be better.

oh... just looked up the weight in the EBR reviews for both... the Trek is over 15lbs lighter? 47lbs vs 65lbs? I know the Enviolo hub, as well as included frame lock would add weight, but that's a pretty big weight difference... I know weight isn't AS big a deal on an e-bike but if you're going to be using racks on your RV, that's a lot of extra heft on the Gazelle...

Get the Trek. :)
Yeah the Gazelle is a heavy bike, something like 4-5 lbs for the CVT and another lb for the cafe lock!
Think I’ll get the Trek!!
 

Dallant

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I have a Gazelle Arroyo and have had a Trek dealer work on it. In fact, two Trek dealers because the first one messed it up==tightened the chain too much and somehow got the shifter out of whack. The bike seems to be bombproof. I ride it places where I don't think it was meant to go. However, the rear wheel is much too complicated to take off, except at a bike shop, according to both Trek shops. I'd look into that. A bike shop is a long drive from places I ride.
I certainly would not agree that the rear wheel is complicated/hard to take off. I recently removed the rear wheel to repair a tube and inspect the tire. Just make sure you don't touch/move the rear brake lever with the wheel off. Getting the tire off was tough but it was the first time I did it on the Allant.
 

antboy

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I certainly would not agree that the rear wheel is complicated/hard to take off. I recently removed the rear wheel to repair a tube and inspect the tire. Just make sure you don't touch/move the rear brake lever with the wheel off. Getting the tire off was tough but it was the first time I did it on the Allant.
I think @Cowlitz is talking about the Arroyo with an IGH, not the Allant. :)