Trek CrossRip+ Review

Trek Crossrip Plus Electric Bike Review
Trek Crossrip Plus
Trek Crossrip Plus Bontrager H1 Gravel Grinder Tires
Trek Crossrip Plus Bosch Powerpack 500 Electric Bike Battery
Trek Crossrip Plus Bontrager Gel Cork Grip Tape Elite Isozone Drop Bars
Trek Crossrip Plus Sram Force Cx1 Drop Levers Ebike
Trek Crossrip Plus Head Tube Integrated Ion Lync Headlight 700 Lumens
Trek Crossrip Plus 11 Speed Sram Force Cx1 Drivetrain
Trek Crossrip Plus Bontrager Alloy Fenders With Mud Flaps
Trek Crossrip Plus Adjustable Side Mounted Kickstand Custom Rear Rack
Trek Crossrip Plus Rack Integrated Flare Lync City Taillight
Trek Crossrip Plus Center Mounte Bosch Purion Display With Light Switch And Bell
Trek Crossrip Plus Gravel Grinder Electric Bike
Trek Crossrip Plus Electric Bike Review
Trek Crossrip Plus
Trek Crossrip Plus Bontrager H1 Gravel Grinder Tires
Trek Crossrip Plus Bosch Powerpack 500 Electric Bike Battery
Trek Crossrip Plus Bontrager Gel Cork Grip Tape Elite Isozone Drop Bars
Trek Crossrip Plus Sram Force Cx1 Drop Levers Ebike
Trek Crossrip Plus Head Tube Integrated Ion Lync Headlight 700 Lumens
Trek Crossrip Plus 11 Speed Sram Force Cx1 Drivetrain
Trek Crossrip Plus Bontrager Alloy Fenders With Mud Flaps
Trek Crossrip Plus Adjustable Side Mounted Kickstand Custom Rear Rack
Trek Crossrip Plus Rack Integrated Flare Lync City Taillight
Trek Crossrip Plus Center Mounte Bosch Purion Display With Light Switch And Bell
Trek Crossrip Plus Gravel Grinder Electric Bike


  • A lightweight, high speed, electric road bike with sturdy 12 mm thru-axle on the front wheel, Carbon fiber fork, and Alpha 200 Gold alloy frame to dampen vibration
  • Capable and comfortable on hard packed trails as a gravel grinder, sturdy Aluminum fenders and custom rear rack increase utility and the rack has nubs to retain panniers
  • Excellent safety features including reflective logos and accents on the frame, reflective tires, and integrated lights with a headlight that can be set to blink, low solid, or bright solid
  • Bosch Purion display panel is compact but the buttons aren't as easy to click, menu options are limited, the Micro-USB port cannot be used for charging, and it's not removable, the bike comes in five frame sizes but is priced higher

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Body Position:

Forward Aggressive

Suggested Use:

Urban, Commuting, Touring, Road

Electric Bike Class:

Speed Pedalec (Class 3)
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2 Years Comprehensive, Lifetime Frame


United States

Model Year:


Bicycle Details

Total Weight:

45.8 lbs (20.77 kg)

Battery Weight:

5.7 lbs (2.58 kg)

Motor Weight:

8.8 lbs (3.99 kg)

Frame Material:

200 Series Alpha Gold Aluminum

Frame Sizes:

19.29 in (48.99 cm)20.47 in (51.99 cm)21.65 in (54.99 cm)22.83 in (57.98 cm)24.02 in (61.01 cm)

Geometry Measurements:

Medium 55 cm: 20.25" Seat Tube, 21.25" Reach, 30" Stand Over Height, 18.5" Width, 72" Length

Frame Types:


Frame Colors:

Matte Trek Black

Frame Fork Details:

CrossRip Carbon Rigid, Alloy Steerer, 100 mm / 12 mm Thru Axle with Quick Release Maxle

Frame Rear Details:

135 mm x 9 mm Skewer with Allen Key

Attachment Points:

Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses

Gearing Details:

11 Speed 1x11 SRAM Force CX1 Long Cage Derailleur, SRAM PG-1130 11-42T Cassette

Shifter Details:

SRAM Force CX1 DoubleTap ZeroLoss Paddle on Right


RIDE+ Miranda Alloy, 170 mm or 175 mm Length, 20T Chainring with Alloy Guard, ISIS Splined Bottom Bracket


Wellgo Alloy M21 Platform, Track Style


Bontrager Elite IsoZone, 1-1/8" Threadless, Sealed Cartridge Bearings


Bontrager Elite, 90 mm Reach, 7 Degree Rise, 31.8 mm Clamp Diameter, Computer and Light Mounts, One 20 mm Spacer, One 10 mm Spacer


Bontrager Elite IsoZone, Drop Bars, 420 mm Inside Width

Brake Details:

SRAM Force CX 1 Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Front and 160 mm Back Rotor, SRAM Force CX 1 Drop Levers


Bontrager Gel Cork, Grip Tape, Black


Bontrager Montrose Comp

Seat Post:

Bontrager, 2-Bolt Head, 8 mm Offset

Seat Post Length:

330 mm

Seat Post Diameter:

27.2 mm


Bontrager Connection, Aluminum Alloy, 622x17, TLR Tubeless Ready, 32 Hole


Stainless Steel, 14 Gauge Straight, Black with Nipples

Tire Brand:

Bontrager H1, 700x38c (38-622)

Wheel Sizes:

28 in (71.12cm)

Tire Details:

60 to 90 PSI, 4.10 to 6.20 BAR, Reflective Sidewall, Hard-Case Ultimate

Tube Details:

Presta Valve


Extra-Long 290 mm Rubber Slap Guards, Integrated Ion Lync Headlight (700 Lumen, Adjustable Angle, High/Low, Day-Flash Settings), Integrated Flare Lync City Taillight, Bontrager Single-Layer Black Alloy Fenders with Mud Flaps, Bontrager Alloy Rack with Pannier Blockers and Slider Hooks and Threaded Mounts (16 kg / 35 lb Max Weight), Widek Decibel L-XXL Flick Bell, Alloy Derailleur Guard, Atran Rex-DV Kickstand (18 mm Chainstay Mount), Light Control Switch Below Display


Locking Removable Downtube Mounted Battery Pack, 1.7 lb 4 Amp Charger, Maximum Total Weight Limit 300 lbs (136 kg), Model 1373000-2018, SRAM PC-1130 Chain

Electronic Details

Motor Brand:

Bosch Performance Line Speed

Motor Type:

Mid-Mounted Geared Motor
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Motor Nominal Output:

250 watts

Motor Peak Output:

570 watts

Motor Torque:

60 Newton meters

Battery Voltage:

36 volts

Battery Amp Hours:

13.4 ah

Battery Watt Hours:

482.4 wh

Battery Chemistry:


Charge Time:

4.5 hours

Estimated Min Range:

18 miles (29 km)

Estimated Max Range:

92 miles (148 km)

Display Type:

Bosch Purion, Fixed, Backlit LCD Control Panel with Integrated Button Pad


Speed, Assist Level (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo), Battery Level (1-5), Odometer, Trip Distance, Estimated Range, Clock, Max Speed, Average Speed, Trip Time, Lights

Display Accessories:

Micro-USB Port for Diagnostics and Software Updates Only, Hold - to Cycle Through Readouts, Hold - and Press Power to Change Units

Drive Mode:

Advanced Pedal Assist (Measures Rear Wheel Speed, Pedal Cadence, and Pedal Torque 1,000 Times Per Second - Power Output Relative to Pedal Input: Eco 40 Nm, Tour 50 Nm, Sport 55 Nm, Turbo 60 Nm)

Top Speed:

28 mph (45 kph)

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Written Review

Trek pulled out all the stops with their CrossRip+ electric road bike. This thing comes in five sizes, includes sturdy full-length Aluminum alloy fenders, a custom designed rear rack with light integration and sturdy pannier rods, reflective paint and tire stripes, and an aimable three-mode integrated headlight! You get a SRAM 1×11 drivetrain, which means considerably fewer gears than the non-electric CrossRip line which range from 18 to 22 speed… but this is actually at the high end for Bosch powered mid-drive electric bikes. The one-by drivetrain reduces complexity, means fewer adjustments and chain drops, and is quite capable given the power of electric assist. The derailleur features a clutch system to improve tension and reduce slap when you go off-road, and the 20 tooth chainring (equivalent to a 50 tooth traditional chainring) is shielded by an alloy chainring guard that reduces drops while simultaneously keeping pants clean and snag-free. Because the motor controller offers software-driven shift detection, shifting remains relatively smooth even when the motor is operating at high power. Internal cable routing and a flattened downtub create a blended look, the black plastic casing on the motor and battery work well here because the frame color is matte black, but the battery is still external and the motor is not tilted and semi-integrated the way that it is on some of the latest mountain models or with alternative motor systems from companies like Brose. But, the even distribution and relative light weight of the bike (roughly 46 lbs) make it a standout. Some of the fancier battery and motor designs can be more difficult to remove in my experience and require a bit more frame reinforcement which probably adds weight. The CrossRip+ rides beautifully, even when the motor is turned off. The cockpit is clean and the single-paddle shifting mechanism on the right hood is simple once you get used to it (short click for higher gears, longer two-click or three-click for lower gears). This bike even comes with a small flick bell, easy-reach light switch beneath the display, and an adjustable length rear-mount kickstand… though it began to rattle when I took the bike off-road so consider removing it, tightening it, bringing a tool along, or using Loctite Blue if you encounter similar noise. The Trek CrossRip+ is feature complete and more than just a road bike. Larger tires provide cushion, stability, and gravel riding options, they can be setup as tubeless because the rims support it, and I fully enjoyed the SRAM hydraulic disc brakes with 180/160 mm rotor setup. I was able to stop adequately with just the front brake while filming and descending. There are only a few options in the road e-bike category right now in the US that I have seen, and the Trek CrossRip Plus is leading the pack in my opinion.

Powering the bike is a dynamic Bosch Performance Line Speed motor. This is the motor that can reach 28 mph (45 kph) vs. just 20 mph, and it’s perfectly suited to the aerodynamic, racy style of the Cross Rip Plus. Rated from 250 watts to 600+ watts, the motor can deliver 60+ Newton meters of peak torque and is one of the most responsive products on the market right now. It spins a smaller chainring, as mentioned earlier, which was chosen to improve chain grab and I believe it also starts and stops faster than a more traditional size. This sprocket spins 2.5 times for every 1 crank revolution, and there’s a gearbox inside the motor that does this conversion. As demonstrated in the video review above, this leads to a bit of noise and friction when the bike is powered off… but it’s very minor. When the motor is active, as you spin faster and add more power through the pedal assist menu options (Eco, Tour, Sport, or Turbo) a different noise is produced. A high pitched electronic whir is audible, but not as bad as the camera shows when frame-mounted. For me, a ~135 lb active bicycle rider, the Bosch Performance Line motors are all very capable. I have no problems climbing and can reach and maintain 28 mph with the Speed line. But I have heard some larger riders express that the bikes only just reach 28 mph and require more work than some other products. This is a pedal-assist only electric bike, you do have to pedal to get the motor to activate and it delivers increased power based on torque. If you pedal lightly, the motor isn’t going to respond as fully. This is the kind of thing that’s worth trying out in person, make sure you shift gears to find the sweet spot between effort, output, and speed. Thankfully, Trek is one of the Big 3 bicycle manufacturers in the US which means there are plenty of dealers to visit who should provide some test ride opportunities. For me, the drivetrain is setup just right, 11 gears is enough to enjoy a full range of speeds and the combination of higher-end SRAM derailleur, sturdy rubberized slap guard, chainring protector, and frame sized crank arms (longer 175 mm cranks for the larger sizes) work together perfectly.

Powering the CrossRip+ is a Bosch Powerpack 500, a 25% larger battery than the very popular Powerpack 400 that has been floating around for several years. The neat thing is, this pack is built into the same casing design as the 400 and is backward compatible. So, if you’re someone who has one of these older batteries, it will work as a backup or range extender. Maybe you plan on doing some e-bike touring or trekking, bikepacking could also be fun, and these batteries only weigh 5.4 lbs to 5.7 lbs so you could toss one into a trunk bag or pannier and be all set. The charger that Bosch offers here is also quiet impressive. It’s compact and fast, rated at 4 Amps vs. just 2 Amps for cheaper electric bikes. At the top of the battery is a loop handle for easy lifting and carrying. Near the lower left side is a battery level indicator that can be used to assess fill level off the bike. Inside the pack are premium 18650 Lithium-ion battery cells which are energy dense and durable, not suffering as much from memory if they aren’t charged frequently. To maximize life, store the pack in a cool dry location at 50% for longer periods. Extreme heat and cold may impact performance and heat will degrade the pack faster. Note that even though this battery is powering the motor, backlit display panel, and both headlights, it should offer 16+ miles per charge in even the most challenging conditions with assist at high according to Bosch testing. For most rides, I’d estimate 30+ miles and up to 100 miles if you use the lower levels of assist and stay on smooth relatively flat paved surfaces. This thing is efficient and sleek, your body position is going to be aerodynamic… but anytime you raise the speed (especially above 20 mph) efficiency starts to drop exponentially due to air resistance.

Operating the Bosch Purion electric bike system is a snap, and the cockpit on the CrossRip+ is super clean. The Purion display is small and only has four buttons: power on top, + and – on the front, and walk mode on the bottom. Trek has disabled walk mode for all of their ebikes as of this review… so no need to mess with that lower button. Once the battery pack has been charged and mounted properly, just press the power button on the display and watch as it blinks to life. It shows your current speed, assist level (or other trip stat), and a five bar battery infographic at the bottom. From here, click the plus or minus button to raise or lower assist, and watch as Eco, Tour, Sport, or Turbo are shown. Those readouts may disappear if you’re in the odometer or range menus and you can cycle through by holding minus for a couple of seconds. Range is very useful, and probably where I’d leave the readout, because it dynamically updates based on the last mile of performance, current battery capacity, and assist level in use. You can literally switch from Eco to Turbo on the fly and see how far you can expect to go based on that last mile of riding! I do have a few gripes about the Purion display, and the primary one is that it’s not removable like the Intuvia. As mentioned earlier, it also doesn’t have an active Micro-USB port (the port is there for diagnostics and software updates only), and the + and – buttons respond best to finger presses towards the display vs. the lower left edge. They pivot at an angle vs. straight down which means you have to reach further in when pressing them. One neat design feature with this Purion display is a matching lower section with a white switch for cycling headlight modes. The rear light just flashes slowly at all times but the headlight can go from bright flashing to low solid or low bright and that is a first for me to see on an ebike! Most other companies only offer a constant on mode… and they usually have externally mounted lights that are not aimable. The headlight can be aimed up or down by using a small Allen key adjustment. The back light is mounted into the rack or can be set into a rack support tube if you remove the full rack. I love that they thought about both use cases and kept the light functional for both.

The Trek Cross Rip Plus really impressed me, I went into this review not knowing what to expect but was won over by the attention to detail, proven Bosch drive systems, and high level of customer support. I have met with Stephanie Jones on several occasions now to review Trek e-bikes and see how dedicated the rest of the team is. For this review, I got extra help from a Territory Manager named Chris who reinforced what I had learned on the website and during my own short demo rides. He was a bit more quiet and reserved than I, but he knew his stuff and was a great rider. This is a product you will pay more for, but should last longer and perform better than a lot of competing products. There’s only one color choice as of now and it’s called Matte Trek Black. Many of the stem, seat post, rack, and tire hardware are from Bontrager (Trek’s in-house brand) and they are all solid. If it were me getting this bike for high-speed commuting, I would definitely consider a 27.2 mm suspension post from BodyFloat or Suntour (BodyFloat comes in multiple stiffnesses and even offers lightweight Carbon fiber options) and I might even experiment with the ShockStop stem or a similar product, just to take the edge off. The larger tires and Carbon fork make enough of a difference that I didn’t come away from the trail tests with a headache, but if I were doing that a lot, the suspension options would become critical. The fact that Trek included bottle cage bosses on the seat tube and went with puncture protected tires is icing on the cake, little touches that I guess I’d expect given the price and their reputation for quality. Big thanks to Trek for partnering with me on this review and sending two awesome reps out to ride with me. I welcome feedback and questions in the comments as always.


  • This is one of the lighter weight electric bikes I have tested, especially when you consider the rear carry rack and full-length alloy fenders, at roughly 46 lbs, it’s easier to pedal unpowered or lift onto a car rack
  • Very few electric bikes offer the aerodynamic drop-bar setup that you see on the CrossRip+ and it can be very difficult to retrofit, with this setup you get three hand positions which offer a range of aggressive body positions
  • There’s plenty of utility on offer here, in addition to the sporty ride, check out the bottle cage bosses on the seat tube and sleek rear rack with pannier hangers and blockers
  • Trek has an ABC’s campaign to emphasize safety (always, be, seen but also always on, bio-motion, contrast) and the reflective Bontrager H1 tires with Hard-Case puncture protection, reflective decal accents on the frame, mini flick-bell near the stem, powerful SRAM Force CX 1 hydraulic disc brakes, and integrated LED lights with flashing mode and an aim adjustment for the headlight set it apart and above most other electric bikes I have reviewed
  • Controlling the bike, selecting different assist levels or activating the lights while riding, is intuitive and comfortable thanks to the control pad placement and unique light switch integration, I have never seen the white switch slider thing before but it worked great and stayed out of the way
  • Motor and battery weight are positioned low and center on the frame, this improves handling and makes the bike stable when lifting… consider removing the ~5.7 lb battery pack when carrying the bike up stairs or lifting it onto transport rack
  • I absolutely love the rear rack, it is paint matched, sleeker than most aftermarket products, has pannier slider blocks and a notch at the base for bungee cords or clips, and has been designed to be easy to take off while leaving a spot to re-mount the rear light
  • The 1×11 speed drivetrain is simple, durable, less likely to drop the chain, and features an alloy chainring guard to keep pants clean and snag-free, the SRAM Force CX 1 derailleur features a clutch system to reduce chain slack and provide smoother shifting
  • Bosch mid-drive motors offer shift detection, this produces some gaps in power to reduce mashing and allow for smoother shifting under power, it’s software-driven and not perfect in my experience, but the combination of speed, cadence, and torque sensors allow you to reduce pedal force to further alleviate mashing when shifting (as you would on a traditional bicycle)
  • The front wheel offers quick release and uses a 12 mm thru-axle vs. a standard 9 mm skewer, this provides strength and stiffness when steering and cornering at high speeds and supports the greater bike weight
  • I love the thick rubber slap guard on the right chain stay, it provides good protection against paint chipping and noise if you decide to ride off road and use this like a gravel grinder vs. urban road bike, note that Trek chose a larger 20 tooth chainring (equivalent to a 50 tooth traditional chainring) for comfort pedaling at higher speeds, this also reduces chain suck and chain slap
  • Bosch provides a faster 4 Amp charger with many of their electric bikes and I believe that’s what you get with the CrossRip+ which is going to fill the high-capacity 500 watt hour battery faster, the charging interface is consistent when the pack is mounted or being charged off-bike and that means you don’t have to screw around with extra dongles or adapters which could get lost, the pack is also relatively compact and lightweight at ~1.7 lbs
  • The downtube is flattened out to make the battery mount more secure and help it blend in visually, the black motor and battery casing match the cabling and blend in well with the paint job
  • Five frame sizes allow you to dial in fit and improve comfort on longer rides (including crank arm length and stem length differences), this is especially important for commuters, trekking, and gravel grinder trail riding because there is no suspension, consider a 27.2 mm BodyFloat to add some cushion or a ShockStop stem replacement
  • The slightly fatter tires, carbon fiber fork, and “comfortable” Alpha 200 Gold Aluminum alloy frame are designed to dampen vibration on any surface, they improve comfort over the narrowest road tires and an alloy fork and you can run the tires tubeless for decreased weight if you want to because apparently the rims allow for it
  • During my ride test, even off road, the fenders stayed relatively quiet, the bike was brand new but I got a sense that the rack and fenders were designed to not rattle and were more custom than a lot of aftermarket fenders I see on other electric bikes
  • The headlight switch is so cool, it allows you to make the headlight flash by pressing forward, be solid and dim in the center position, or be solid and bright in the back position… this is one of the only electric bikes I have seen with integrated lights that can flash! I believe that the rear light flashes at all times


  • The Bosch Purion display is compact, so it stays out of the way if you’re riding with hands in the flat bar position, but it’s not removable like the Bosch Intuvia, nor does it offer Micro-USB charging
  • Minor consideration here, the Bosch Performance Speed motor is rated to support pedaling up to 28 mph but I have heard from some riders that it only barely reaches this speed and requires more effort than some competing products, this may help to extend range and I appreciate that it can support up to 120 RPM pedaling while other products sometimes reach only 100 RPM, I reached 28 mph easily on several occasions during my ride test but I only weigh ~135 lbs and am an active rider, the efficient tires and lightweight build make it pretty easy on this bike
  • I love that this bike has a kickstand and appreciate that it’s adjustable but feel that it’s a bit short, the bike seemed to lean way over during my photos and ride tests (even on flat sections) and given that the rear rack may be loaded with gear, I feel that the stand should support longer length and I would also recommend tightening the bolts that hold it on (or using Loctite Blue) because the stand on our demo bike was rattling loose off-road
  • The Bosch Performance Line motors offer higher torque and are quick to start and stop but can also produce more noise, a distinct whirring noise in the highest power levels and when spinning faster
  • This electric bike is not cheap at ~$4.5k but you get a vast network of dealers who can order it and get you fitted properly, provide service, and there’s a lifetime warranty on the frame with comprehensive two year warranty on the motor, battery and other non-wear components


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I bought this bike because of the lighter weight, aerodynamic ride position, excellent components, integrated lighting system and commuter ready rack. Also because it had a short and predictable delivery time – Trek had plenty of these bikes in stock before they started selling them in California, so it took less than a week to get my bike delivered. I also like the Trek brand and dealer network.

I wanted an electric bike for my commute, which is about 15 miles each way, with a 500ft climb up to and over the Golden Gate Bridge. Most 28mph class 3 speed-pedelec bikes would probably achieve the ride in comparable times, and most other bikes would probably be quite a bit more comfortable than the Crossrip+. However, I wanted a bike that I could also ride at a decent speed under my own power.

My first ride to work took about 55 minutes. This is just over 16mph on average, which slower than I had expected, though significantly faster than my regular bike average of about 12mph. And the e-bike required a lot less effort of course. I had hoped that the ride would take about 45 minutes – which would’ve been 20mph average, but I hit plenty of red lights, stopped at all the stop signs, slowed down to 15mph on a bike trail, and also switched the motor off while crossing the 1.7 mile long Golden Gate bridge (abiding by the bridge authority’s rule). In downtown San Francisco I also had to slow down for other bike and car traffic.

On the ride home, I was able to keep the motor off all the way. I got up to 20mph fairly easily on flat sections (no headwind), and the 500ft climb with the 45lbs bike wasn’t too terrible in the lowest gear (the total weight for this bike plus my gear and my body weight is about 245lbs – which is only about 8% heavier than the total weight for my regular bike). The temptation to switch the motor on increased with every mile, and doubled when a regular road bike passed me, and quadrupled when a Stromer zipped by. But I held fast and made it home under my own power in 1h15. With the possible exception of a Giant Road-E+, I’m not sure I could’ve done this on any other e-bike.

Here are a few things I’ve noticed:

  • The motor cuts out at about 27.2mph. Getting from 27.2 to 28 is up to the rider, and it’s very hard – it’s not “just another 0.8mph”. Once the motor cuts out you have to do all the work – the full 28mph – which requires more than 400 watts to maintain according to
  • The Bontrager Montrose Comp saddle is hard, but I’ll get used to it after a few more rides. With the tires inflated to the max, the bike is not at all comfortable on rough roads. I’m willing to pay this price for a more efficient ride. Thudbuster is always an option though.
  • While 45lbs is still heavy, maneuvering the bike around in a garage or loading it onto a hitch bike rack is not a problem. I can also pick it up to hang it vertically from the front wheel without pulling a muscle.
  • It’s not the prettiest of bikes – the battery stands out like a pimple, but the rack and electronics are well integrated and the cables are relatively clean (compared it to the crows nest on some other e-bikes).
  • The Bosch Purion display is really basic, but functional (I’ve convinced myself I like the minimalism – but a watt meter would have been so awesome!). Walk-mode doesn’t seem to be enabled.
  • At first I didn’t like the noise the Bosch motor makes (especially compared to the super quiet Brose motor), but at 20mph the wind drowns out the motor noise. I’m also really glad to have shift sensing in the motor. When you’re biking up a steep hill and realize you’re in the wrong gear, you have to keep peddling to shift gears. Even if you’re trying to peddle just hard enough to keep the chain moving, a motor without shift sensing would continue to assist and pull much harder on the chain than you intent. Gnash! The Bosch motor in this bike minimizes the extra unnecessary strain on the chain and gears.
  • The headlight is definitely bright enough, but since it mounted on the frame and not the handlebar, the light keeps pointing straight when you turn the handlebars. This is a little unnerving in tight turns but is easily fixed by attaching an extra small light, like a Cygolite Dash Pro, to the handlebars.
  • The bike is super stable and easy to ride. The DoubleTap shifter is neat.

I swapped the standard pedals out for multi-function clipless/platform Wellgo WPD-95B pedals so I can clip in for long rides or ride comfortably with regular shoes. BTW, Wellgo has the most stunningly retro website I’ve seen, literally, in 20 years.

Court Rye
3 months ago

Wow Hans! You win the comment of the day award, thanks for such a thorough and insightful writeup about the Trek CrossRip+ and your commute. I feel like you were very honest and fair about the trade offs and I’m sure this will help others who might be considering the bike for similar use. Indeed, Trek has purposefully disabled walk mode on all of their models. Maybe they are trying to avoid anything that could be construed as a throttle… but it seems a little overkill to me :)

3 months ago

Thanks Court! Thank you also for the great reviews that you provide! You’ve helped so many people find the bike that works best for them.

2 months ago

Really nice follow up on Courtney’s always excellent reviews, I’m trying to decided between the Super Commuter and Cross Rip+. The Super Commuter seems to be a more tightly assembled bike especially where the battery is concerned. Do you find the battery is mounted securely? Also the Super Commuter has a shield under the motor, I didn’t notice one on the CrossRip+ do you find that to be a problem when you ride on gravel or wet weather? Thank you


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13 hours ago

I have 8000 kilometers on my (EU only) 45km/h Trekking Sduro drivetrain and I think it will last 30,000 or more. The bike shifts perfectly and there are absolutely no signs of wear. It’s been through ice, snow, slush, rain, mud, dirt and I do hills and bumpy roads every single day. The trick is to clean the whole drivetrain regularly because grime and dirt will stretch the chain over time. It’s not that difficult to do. A medium pressure water hose will usually do the job (point the hose away from the drive casing). The cassette, chain, and derailleurs do not have to be squeaky clean and shiny at all times, but they do have to be free of grime and contaminants most of the time.

To be perfectly honest here, I'm much more concerned about how long the drive will last than about the other components. This is an area where mid-drives don't particularly shine. Bosch and Yamaha units are fairly reliable according to independent statistics, and it seems reasonable to think that recent units will last at least 15,000 kilometres on average. But I expect to have about 20,000 kilometers on the bike within 2 years. And given the fragility of a mid-drive there's got to be a point at which the drive breaks. I simply hope it will be during the warranty period because these units are not cheap. I've heard that a new Yamaha unit goes for about 800 Euros, which is about 40% of what I paid for it. So when the drive breaks, it might be more cost effective for me to buy a new bike rather than change the drive.

1 day ago

My big concern is the ascent back up. I've reached out to a lot of people here who have had offered some great feedback both in these forums and private conversations in hopes of coming up with a consensus of the best direction to go in regards to type of drive: geared rear hub or mid-drive. I don't know anyone locally who owns any type of electric bike, and I only spot an electric bike in my daily commute once in a blue moon so these forums are my only source for info. I have yet to find a LBS that is both knowledgeable and passionate about selling ebikes that could help me. The big brand dealers (Specialized and Trek) only have a few models to make the Brand happy while they concentrate on selling non-ebikes. The owner of one ebike-only shop couldn't even tell me the correct model names of the bikes he had to sell or even figure out their displays to show me the Assist levels. I actually knew more than he did thanks to EBR forum members and Cort's reviews.

For those that have looked at the, most have said the geared rear hub on the Yukon 750 will make the once daily climb without issue. I've had one reader in another EBR forum that says a geared rear hub won't make it, but a Bafang BBS02 mid-drive will. My goal this weekend is to visit a shop that rents ebikes to the tourists and see if they have a geared hub model so I can see how it does on my hill. I'm really hoping the geared rear hub will do the job because there are no mid-drive options in the Yukon's price range even with adding in the cost of changing out the tires to something more street commuter friendly once the Yukon arrives. Voltbike's shipping charge of $120 to Hawaii is also the cheapest of ANY online dealer I've found yet. If a dealer ships to Hawaii at all, the price is between $300 and $500.

Thanks in advance to anyone else that would like to chime in.

1 day ago

You have a great commute, it make me miss Hawaii!! From what I saw, your only issue will be a lack of gears, if you can reach 40 mph downhill on a regular bike, I am sure you would love to go as fast with your fat bike too. I have heard of some people installing a bigger ring gear at the front, but you will be limited with on 7 gears. I have a 9 gear cassette and the only time I switch it to the 9th gear is going downhill. I love going fast. And I can guarantee you that the reset of your commute shouldn't be below 20 mph with a ebike, as long you don't get stock behind too many buses... lol


3 days ago

The commute is 8 miles one-way. You can get a better visual on this The descent in the morning is great. I average about 36 mph coasting on my Trek FX 7.2 fitness bike, but have made it to 40 mph before common sense caught up with me. Thankfully, I haven't had to lock up the ol' rim brakes. Here's a of the descent. Maybe it will give you a better feel of the hill for the return.

The ascent is gradual with a slight level-off (1:00 mark on the video) before the grade where it becomes noticeably steeper. This is where I usually dismount and push the bike up when the wife's shuttle service isn't available. I have made the climb about a half-dozen times, but I'm in the lowest gear trying to maintain 4 mph and convince my heart to stay in my chest. I think what makes it worse is it's the last 1.5 miles of my ride at the end of my workday.

Bruce Arnold
3 days ago

Well, 108 miles. ;)

I had some trouble with a chain link that was too tight. Took it in to the LBS and got that fixed. They fine-tuned the rear derailleur too. It now shifts so well. Being able to effortlessly get it into the right gear is a real joy. Before, it would hesitate, sometimes shift 2 gears instead of one, stuff like that. This is not a Juiced Bikes problem, I've seen it on other bikes also. Regardless, the shop only charged me $16; well worth it.

I'm still fine with riding in the 18-20 mph range. My rationale is this: being a heavy guy (me plus gear = ~300 lbs), I'm already putting a certain amount of stress on the bike, primarily the wheels. The frame itself is built plenty strong. You smaller guys, hitting the same bumps and holes in the pavement at maximum speed are putting the same stress on the system. As Trek says in their manual, "The most significant variable in durability is the manner in which you ride ... If you ride hard or aggressively, you should replace the bicycle and/or its parts more often than riders who ride smoothly or cautiously."

That being said, I haven't had any problems with the spokes. That was an issue for many riders when the CCS first came out. It seems that the move to the 13 gauge Sapim spokes has fixed that. So much of the spoke breakage was within the first 100 miles. I've had none at all. I was sort of leery about this at first, but other than occasional inspection of the wheels for proper spoke tension (which we should all be doing anyway), I'm just not worried about it.

As I get in better condition, I find that I use level 1 less and less for recreational riding. Eco does the job for me at all speeds up to 20 mph, and I rarely even use 9th gear (although it's fun to sail down hills for bursts of up to 25 mph in 9th.) For commuting, Level 2 and 3 are great so I arrive without being sweaty and out of breath.

Using combinations of the pedal assist levels and the gears is becoming more and more automatic. At first I had to think about it. Now it's getting natural. Totally awesome to move from Eco to 1 to climb a hill in the same gear, for instance, without having to give it any thought.

As I've said elsewhere in the forum, I'm not worried about the "charging to 80%" thing. I charge when it drops to around 44 volts, and take it off the charger at around 53 volts. This gets me over 50 miles, without losing any significant performance. This may not absolutely maximize the battery life, but will provide many years and thousands of miles of riding enjoyment. I'm sure I'll want one of those 52 volt batteries Tora just started selling, long before this battery bites the dust.

My wife's Pedego doesn't have the cruise control or the boost function. I'm really glad the CCS has 'em. I use them both all the time. I don't find myself using the throttle a whole lot, except for the boost. With the cruise control, I just don't need it.

Another degree of rake would suit my riding style better. I mentioned this soon after getting the bike. It's just fine the way it is, but a little more stability over nimbleness would be welcome.

I'm very happy with the Marathon Plus tires. I've read that some people feel they are too heavy or stiff or something. To me they give a comfortable ride, with the added security as well. As tech reviewer Flossy Carter says, "One a scale of one to ten, this is a major win."

I really appreciate the advanced read-out on the LCD panel. I wish the font were bigger -- which would require a bigger display unit overall -- but that may be just a function of 65-year-old eyes. The information provided is so helpful. Again, my wife's Pedego doesn't provide this level of information, which I find both interesting and helpful. The only thing I'd add would be a trip odometer. My workaround for that is that I've added the app to my Android. It has a lot of great features. I added a to the top tube to carry the smartphone. It has some basic bike tools in the side pockets also. The red and black version looks great on the red CCS.

I've ordered a and to make my commuting safer and more efficient.

The CCS is, for me, a perfect platform for commuting and recreation. Thank you, Tora and the rest of the team at Juiced Bikes!

3 days ago

I am 61 years, 95 lbs and want to switch to an electric assist to help me up the hills to the tennis courts. I'm used to riding my bike to the courts but have lived in flat terrain in the past. Now I live with some steep hills and they are just too tough for me. Most of my riding will be the 4 mile return commute to the courts three times a week but I'd like to be able to take the bike to parks and ride through the trails so I'd like the bike to be as light as possible yet have the nice features such as hydraulic disc brakes as I'm a slow rider, a little nervous going down the hills or going fast. Anyone have either of these bikes, compared them yourself, or have some suggestions that I may not have considered? I haven't tested the actual bikes as they have to be ordered so I want to be almost certain before I have one ordered. I rode the Trek but the 16.5" frame and I rode last year's medium frame Turbo, slightly different model. E-bikes are totally new to me and they both felt good. Thank you for any feedback or suggestions!

3 days ago

I really don't know why they wouldn't be. Mine is great in town and it has the ability to absorb potholes and bumps with ease. Plenty of power and speed (Bafang Ultra) and can handle a heavy load without any problems.

3 days ago

I guess if it helps, here are some baseline figures from one year of commuting in 2017.

2016 Haibike Trekking S - Bosch Performance Line Speed
- approximately 4k miles, 1/3 urban stop and go, 2/3 rural
- new chain and cassette after 2500 miles
- One set of front brake pads at the end of the year, rear brake pads had about 3-4 months pad life remaining. Brakes are Magura Mt5.
- Rear tire is a Schwable Energizer Plus, it's about half of the tread life is worn, front tire is still almost new.

I agree with with @rich c , for such a heavy duty commute schedule, I'd be sticking to the big motor manufacturers. Also with the OP previous comment about dual suspension. It's certainly a nice to have but not vitally required feature for high mileage.

4 days ago

I was afraid to buy it. My phone is turning off in the cold. I bought a Haibike Trekking S 5.0 2017. But I'll waiting for your update.

rich c
4 days ago

I'm with Ravi, no comparison between a Haibike and Rad. With the Haibike you get torque sensing and shift detection with the Bosch. Super quick response on the PAS as well. Huge difference between hydraulic and mechanical brakes. Also higher end components on the shifter. I love the estimated range feature provided by the Bosch computer. My first ebike was a hub motor, then bought a Haibike Full Seven S RX and a few months latter bought a Haibike Trekking S RX. Both are 2016s and have over 1,400 miles on each. Just no comparison to the component quality and smooth powered ride. I've never ridden a RadPower bike, but the Chinese motor and mechanical brakes can't be much different than the Chinese bike I rode before.

5 days ago

Yes, I think of the HF1000 as a Ford Raptor, while the Haibike is like a sporty BMW. The fat tires soak up all of the bumps. When I ride over rail road crossings, I don't even feel them with the HF1000. It's the complete opposite with the Trekking, which has an upgraded air fork. Without sounding overly critical of Juiced Bike, the thing that I haven't been happy with is their Mozo air fork. I honestly think they'd be better off using a rigid fork as the Mozo unit on that came on the HF1000 is slow to rebound and difficult to adjust. I ended up just taking the unit off and converting the headtube to use a Rock Shox Bluto.

As far as comparing it to the specs on the RipCurrent, 750w is a good sweet spot for power output. On my commute rides, the power output on the HF1000 display is hovering around 650-750w for about half the ride. If the RipCurrent controller peaks out at over 1000w, a 28-30mph cruise speed should be possible with street tires.

5 days ago

I run the HF1000 on my daily commute. For me the fat bike is like my lifted pick-up truck with off road suspension. It works rather well with a good suspension fork, street tires, and body float seatpost. It’s also my easy bike to ride. On the days that I’m more tired than usual I can get on my HF1000, turn it up to sport and be on my way.

Compare this to my Haibike Trekking that is also a great commuter, but different style of bike. It’s so much more nimble than the HF1000, and the Bosch system is much more refined. Both have pros and cons, but yes you can make a fat bike a great commuter platform.

1 week ago

Hello Very Happy with the CrossRip+ and was surprised to see that "Walk" mode was enabled. I was under the impression Trek disabled this option.

1 week ago

I agree with both parts of this statement. I would think you would have access to many great European brands some of which we don't see here in the USA. Also if you are hauling a child frequently maybe the CrossRip+ is too much of a road bike and as you point out has a little too aggressive of a riding position? Maybe something a little more upright and with some wider tires like the Schwalbe Super Moto X tires some of us have been commuting on. The Trek SuperCommuter+ would fit that bill. I'd agree with Rich C about checking out Haibike (Trekking models perhaps). And Riese and Muller, Moustache, Scott, and Cube among other great Euro brands. I really love the looks of the Katmandu that Ravi pointed us to. And I'm a big fan of Moustache's rugged commuter styling on the Friday and the all terrain bike the Saturday X Road. What are some of the most common e-bike brands one would see in Norway?

Mark Peralta
1 week ago

Crossrip is an excellent choice. I would have recommended a Juicedbike CCS but hub motor is not an option. You don't have to sacrifice riding comfort. elevating the handle bar with stem riser and shortening the reach with the use of short stem can do the trick. Another quick way to see if the position is comfort oriented is to eyeball the height of handle bar if it is slightly higher than the saddle and also the reach that is not too far away from the saddle.

1 week ago

I ride the Trek Super Commuter and love it! 27.5 x 2.4 inch wheels and tires, great fenders and awesome headlight, solid bike. This bike could easily replace a car for commuting. I carry an extra battery in a trunk bag and regularly ride 60-70 miles 4 or 5 days a week. I have 8000 miles on it.

1 week ago

I found this forum during my research for a new e-bike, and i must say you have a lot of helpful threads in here and a lot of grate reviews.

Now I hope this forum can help me find the right bike for me.

I am a thirty year old man in normal physical form.

I have a 18 km (11,3 mile) X 2 long commute with 195 m (640 ft) elevation up during the commute.

Local weather:
The temperature ranges form -3 to + 22 *C (28 - 70*F).
We have a lot of rain, so good mudguards are essential.

My requirements for the bike:
- Mid engine form one of the big brands
- Pedal assist up to higher speeds
- Aluminum frame that can take the load of a child seat
- Top tube design (I think)
- Good mudguards
- 29" wheels (or other large diameter)
- No suspension

So far I have looked at the trek CrossRip+. It has a lot in common with non electric bikes I've had before, but I am not sure if it is necessary to have such an aggressive riding position when i have pedal assist.

The bike is supposed to replace a car

4 weeks ago

If the criteria is drop bars then we would include the Trek Crossrip+, the Bulls Dail-E Grinder and the Haibike Urban XDuro Race? I think the Orbea Gain had a gravel version too.

Ravi Kempaiah
1 month ago

You can't go wrong with both.
After riding all kinds of bikes, my preference is slowly moving towards lighter bikes with aerodynamic riding position.
Once a bike crosses 55lbs, you need more powerful drive system to offset the weight and still be nimble. But, the CrossRip+ tips scales at 46lbs and it would be a joy to ride that (if you have a flair for road biking). Having said that SC does provide great stability as well. The best would be rent them both for a day and see which one you like the best. There is simply no substitute for real life experience.

1 month ago

Hello there!

I'm selling the car and buying an Ebike and need your help to choose what to get! I'm a bigger guy at 6'2 255lbs. Weight is going down rapidly, so I'm not worried about limits at this point. I don't want to spend more than about $5000 on just the bike. So, here's my criteria:

1. Reliable and dependable - I currently own a Giant road bike and love it. I like the dealer support from one of the big 3. So, #1 is taken care of by selecting either Trek, Specialized or Giant. Don't like the Specialized Turbo Vado series that much. I do like the Giant Quick-E+, but like Trek's offerings a bit better.

2. Commutable - I will be commuting 3-4 days a week (I work from home 1-2 days a week). 10 miles to the train, and 6 miles from the train to work. 32 miles total round trip on the bike. My 10 mile commute to the train is very flat. My 6 mile commute to the office is a lot of big hills. I've tried on my road bike, and even though it's doable, it's more work than I am wanting to put in before work starts (i.e. shower, etc.). All of this in beautiful San Diego. (Live in Chula Vista. Work in Carlsbad).

3. Useable - Since this will be replacing just my car (we will still have our van) I will be using this to run errands and get places when the van is not available. Most of the time, the bike will either be parked in my office, or in my garage. Occasionally it will need to be locked up in front of a store. Part of usability is comfortability and fit. I like the more aggressive position of these bikes since I currently road bike frequently.

I test rode the Super Commuter, but not the CrossRip yet. I've tested other bikes from Haibike, Bulls, & Riese & Müller. I've preferred the bikes from Giant and Trek.

What I like/don't like about the Super Commuter: It's so comfortable (probably more with an added seat suspension) and very quick up hills. I love the look, and feel great when riding it. It was easy enough to pedal without assist. It felt extremely stable and easy to maneuver around obstacles and traffic. I seriously loved it right away and didn't want to bring it back. What I don't love is the feel of the brakes, but that's a very minor gripe. They have great stopping power and I could get used to the feel if needed. If I wanted to do an extended weekend tour, this wouldn't be the first bike I'd choose. Not that important, but it's a thought.

What I like/don't like about the Trek CrossRip+: I haven't test rode this one, so this is only based on what I've read/watched. I like the road bike feel. I love riding my road bike, and to have something similar would feel very comfortable for me. It seems like the "faster" one of the group. I can see myself flying down the flats in the beginning of my commute. I also really like that I could tour with this one; even a little lite off-road. This is something I would only do about once or twice a year for an extended weekend, so it's nice to have, but not that important in the every day. I don't like having to maneuver around with drop bars in comparison to flat bars. On my commute, I will be with some road traffic for a portion. Navigating through that would probably be easier with a flat bar. Also, I already own a road bike, and this is pretty similar. I guess thats a good and bad thing.

Ultimately, I am wanting something to "replace" my car. Something that I can go to work, and down to the store with. Something I can ride around with the family on. Something that is really fun! We have a van, so big shopping trips and other errands can be done with that. Touring is something that is not a deciding factor for me, but would be a nice addition if it's the right bike. More than anything, I am wanting the right bike for my needs. I'm open to other suggestions as well. I just really like these two. The Trek XM700+ also looks good, but I'm more impressed with the CrossRip+.

So, should I go with the Super Commuter for the perfect commuter bike, or the CrossRip+ for a fast bike with the option to tour?

Thanks for your comments!

1 month ago

No I thought they were the same motor. The Bulls Dail-E has the Bosch Performance Speed 28 and the Trek CrossRip+ +Bosch Speed Performance, 350 watt, 63Nm, 28 mph. Thanks for bringing that up. I see now that the picture of the Dali-E on Bull's site shows a Performance Line CX but in the specifications is lists the drive train as Bosch Performance Speed 350W. Maybe they mistakenly posted the picture of the the EU version.

Mark Peralta
2 months ago

Hi Johnny,

I think you tried a lot of ebikes already but you're still on the fence since you mentioned you don't want to spend more than 3k for an electric bike. I think you should also try to ride the Cross Current S since it is a commuter ebike with front suspension, the only thing I would add to it is a body float suspension post. Tora Harris has been ironing out the kinks on this ebike model and the parts and components used here are high quality.

If you look at other ebikes on this price range, you will see for yourself that Tora's product offers better value for the price.

You can also explore other products on the price range you're willing to spend. Here I adjusted it from 1.7k to 3k range

2 months ago
2 months ago

Actually I really like crossrip+ and would have considered it but imo it is not priced right.

What I meant was it seems to be a solid entry level gravel bike and I like it a lot. I am sure it is a great riding bike however it looks like the bike itself is $1-1.5K and the remaining $3K is the electric motor and battery which I can not justify.

2 weeks ago

Nice toy for rich people.

Daniel Rose
2 weeks ago

Nice! It reminds me of my bike, a 29er that i converted to electric with a 50 mile kit and 250
w front hub. The motor noise is similar. Mine tops out supposedly around 21 to 23mph. I don't have a speedometer, but police radar signs verify this. The rim that the hub motor came with was rather cheap, but the rest is good (I have never fully run down the battery, as pedaling is part of what I like to do on a bike). There is only an on/off throttle. That is good. I am sure the Trek is better on hills as the torque of the 250W is not so good with a large 700c wheel. I would like to see more emphasis on light weight, smaller wheels (20inch), something one could throw into a car,, something less than 30 pounds. The hub motor on a small wheel would have more torque. This one I like, but the price is a bit steep. To me folding is optional if the weight is significantly lower without. It would depend on that kind of car or if one lived in a city.

Daniel Rose
2 weeks ago

I really like the module and the integrated lights. The HUGE in my mind advantage of a small foldable bike is you can take it into a place, rather than lock it up. Security is one of those practical things mostly ignored by bike makers. Bike makers seem to think the whole world is composed of bike racers. The popularity of ebikes is showing them the world is not like what they think. And aero is king. They may design a bike in a somewhat aero manner, but they seem to totally ignore that 70% or more of the drag is the rider. This is solvable too. I should be a consultant?

Howie K
1 month ago

I've been riding a trek 7700+ for two years. There have been no problems and the battery still works great.

2 months ago

Too bad both bikes are ugly as hell.....

Brian Trend
2 months ago

what is the difference between the crossrip bikes and the specialized cyclocross sports bikes which I ride?.  I suppose they are the same really just brand differences. I know nothing about ebikes and im very happy with my old specialized cyclocross pedal, but having had a heart attack  and a coma, my touring around the world has taken a back seat hence the need to get an electric bike just to get over the heavy hills, because now im pulling a doggy hut trailer to pull my doggie friend about. Im planning a trip this time to spain from the UK then catch the ferry back with my rig. I would very much like to just put a battery and motor on my old cyclocross bike, but i'm not too sure of those Bafang fun 8 gadgets? so looking at this fully integrated centralized balanced Trek/Bosch motor model?. It seems pricey to land one of these in the UK . Because the frame is designed/integrated around the Bosch motor I probably have no choice and will have to fork out for a whole new bike which means I have now 4 bikes and storage space is running out. if their was a way to fit/connect or disconnect this new Bosch motor and battery system quickly to your ordinary pedal bike it would make things so much easier and cheaper than buy a whole new extra bike. Also, how do you ride slowly, I suppose it has to be on eco setting especially if a dog is running with you and u have to ride slowly as dogs don't like riding in their trailers unless they're tired and ready for a nap. would an ebike cope with pulling a doggie trailer and limiting speeds?. Im only looking at ebikes for getting over the hills because of a heart condition. a big problem in UK is some of the country roads like in Devon are 600 years old and have no pavements so pulling a heavy rig with a dozen cars and busses behind you patience may run out and they my give you the finger ha ha!. But Im not clued up enough on ebikes and a bit weary?any advice guys? thanks great video thankyou and the Trek cr9ossrip is a stunner

Brian Trend
2 months ago

they have solid mountain bikes half this price but they weigh a ton especialy if you run out of batter power half way to Spain in the middle of nowhere? this is one of the reasons im looking at a cyclocross type ebike rather than a mountin bike. how come this ebike Crossgrip is double the pri9ce of a cheaper MTB? Anyone?

Stephen Smith
3 months ago

Great Review ! thanks.
The Trek CrossRip + is perfect for my needs.
(I wish Surly or Salsa would offer the Bosch or Shimano drive on a LHT or Fargo)

Ted Kidd
5 months ago

Like those built in lights with output control.

5 months ago

The balance issue is more important with the rider on board. What good is a 50/50 weight balance with no rider? Get on the bike in riding position with the wheels on different scales and see what the balance is like.

5 months ago

Scottie Lambert oh god now that's some creative thinking. Please.

Scottie Lambert
5 months ago

Its helpful fir carrying the bike up say a flight if stairs
5 months ago

Interesting suggestion, it might depend on the rider's body and gear (including rack load), thanks for the feedback

5 months ago

How long until these motorized bikes kill little kids and adults on bike paths. Should be for street use only

5 months ago

gr8 post fanks v moooooch

5 months ago

9:10 is funny when he goes to look at his watch... thinking get on with it! then remembers he aint wearing 1

Jonathan Lee
5 months ago

How does this one compare to the Giant Road E+? I'm looking for an e-bike that most simulates the road bike feeling.

Joe 6pack
1 month ago

Giant Road E+ main advantage is having double chainrings and you're not forced to run a headlight so the battery probably lasts longer. Trek Crossrip+ main advantage is that the motor still works at cadence above 100 (up to 120, I think).

Honky Tonk
5 months ago

I dont understand why the brake handles are so out of reach.

R Coleman
5 months ago

Nice bike. Expensive. I Ike my Trek XM 700+.

The guy is a stick in the mud. Luckily my Trek folks are more lively.

5 months ago

R Coleman the channel owner is a bit annoying ugh the voice. I can't blame the Trek rep.

Seb K
5 months ago

Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :) !!!

Jack Oakley
5 months ago

Great to see TREK leading the "CHARGE" with a wide range of Electric Bikes - CrossRip line without electric is a solid line of gravel bikes - this is a really nice addition to the CrossRip line.

Jack Oakley
5 months ago

I was going to purchase the 920 for touring, after riding both the 920 and CrossRip 3, I found the CrossRip 3 a better fit for my mix riding (gravel, road, touring). I purchased a second set of rims for a set of tubeless 38s with more of an off-road tread, run them with a lower PSI for gravel riding. The standard 32s are great for general riding. I just passed my first 1,000 miles on my CrossRip and still no regrets. But the 920 is a great bike.
5 months ago

Nice, it sounds like you have some experience with the non electric CrossRip? What do you think about their 920 trekking bikes? The tires look much larger, I wasn't familiar with them before seeing the CrossRip+

5 months ago

they need to stick a motor on the 920
5 months ago

That would sweet... for those who haven't seen it:

James Mason
5 months ago

you should buy me one

Aristarchus Samios
2 months ago if you ask you want a car or a bike like this?.. answer is .. the bikeeee!!
5 months ago

What is your life like? Do you have a bike, would you use it to get to school or work?

Ricky Lease
5 months ago

How much did you say. There was a earlier video when trek first introduced this bike and she said the price is 3799 only offered here in the big USA. Great bike
5 months ago

I'm putting prices in the titles of videos now and back at the site with the full details. Just rechecked the official Trek website and it says $4,499

Maragoudakis Panagiotis
5 months ago

Love this. Can't wait for the new Orbea Gain. Should be the most affordable road ebike.

Maragoudakis Panagiotis
5 months ago
5 months ago

Nice! I covered a mini Orbea earlier this year and liked it. Will keep an eye out for the road model you're talking about