Trek E-Bike Demo Day June 30, Denver

E-Mike

New Member
Good question... website says that Trek will have their full fleet. So hopefully... everything? I assume Trek is bringing in their fleet, as opposed to it being based on what the bike shop has in stock.
 

bob armani

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Good question... website says that Trek will have their full fleet. So hopefully... everything? I assume Trek is bringing in their fleet, as opposed to it being based on what the bike shop has in stock.

Thanks E-Mike. Keep us all posted as to what they demo and what was your first picks are.
 

E-Mike

New Member
They had several models available to demo... not sure exactly which ones because I was focused on the Crossrip+ and the Super Commuter+ 8S. Took them both for a spin. My first time riding an e-bike. That first pedal stroke in the parking lot was magical :). Barely touched the pedal and off it went.

They are both great bikes, and I preferred the Crossrip+, but I was already biased toward it based on everything I read. My personal preference is the drop bars, and the test rides confirmed that it's the right style for me. My main motivation in considering an e-bike is all about speeding up my commute to work. I would say that being down in the drops is marginally faster at high speed... it's just a little bit easier to keep it in the 28mph spot. For me, it was a little unsettling in the upright position at those speeds because it just felt like I was exposed to the wind a bit too much. The Super Commuter is more relaxed and comfortable for casual riding... the Crossrip+ fit my more aggressive style.

Great bikes, and the Trek folks were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. Now I just have to decide whether to spend the money or not :).
 

Don12

New Member
That was my choice too and I haven't looked back. Being a road cyclist I completely agree about the drops which do offer another riding position and a more aggressive one. Being in the drops also for me provides a relief position on the sit bones just as it does on my regular road bike. I haven't used cycling shorts on my CrossRip+ because it would defeat the purpose of being my commute bike, I just want to get to work and start my day dry without sweat.
But coming home I can be more aggressive, take a longer route and enjoy what this bike has to offer in a different capacity.

I posted this a couple of weeks ago under a different topic:

"So for me my Class 3 bike choice was a Trek CrossRip+. My 17 mile one way commute to work is semi hilly with a tiny amount of gravel and takes me, if I go sport/turbo about 40 minutes(no sweating). On the way home I usually choose a longer route 25-30 miles and bring assistance down to Eco mode or if I am tired I use touring mode. I leave a 2amp charger at work and a 4amp charger home so I do not have any issues with battery life. So I get cardio on the way into work and strength or endurance on the way home. I considered the Giant E but I didn't want the extra hassle of a front derailleur, I just don't think it is necessary. The SRAM Force 11 speed on the Trek CrossRip+ is perfect. I have no issues climbing hills and have a heck of good time riding the flats".