Trek launch their first e-road bike, the Domane+

The popular endurance bike has been given a Bosch-assisted makeover with Sram Force shifting, and will set you back £5,000

Trek have ventured into e-road with an electrified version of their popular Domane endurance bike, the Domane+. They say its Bosch drive system "sustains Tour de France speeds at cycling-around-the-block efforts."  

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The Domane+ is equipped with a 500 Wh battery and a Bosch Performance Speed motor, and Trek say it can go up to 100km on a single charge. The one-piece Removable Integrated Battery system is fully concealed within the frame, and can be removed or installed without any tools. Trek also make an odd statement about group rides being unable to 'hold the wheel' when the bike gets up to the rip-roaring 25kph that you're limited to in the UK... we'll assume they're referring to going uphill.

Sram's 1x11 Force 1 drivetrain provides shifting duties, and you also get Sram Force hydraulic disc brakes. The frame has full internal cable routing, hidden mudguard mounts and there's also a built-in kickstand. The wheels are Bontrager's Paradigm Disc Tubeless Ready dressed with Schwalbe G-One Allround 35mm tyres. 

The Bosch battery also has another advantage, in that it powers the built-in Supernova integrated light system. Trek have kept many features of the non-assisted Domane, such as the IsoSpeed decoupler at the rear that's designed to absorb road buzz, thus improving comfort. The whole bike weighs in at a claimed 17.19kg, and costs £5,000 (there are no other specs listed as of yet). You can buy it directly from Trek or from numerous dealers countrywide.

After cobbling together a few hundred quid during his student days off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story), Jack bought his first road bike at the age of 20 and has been hooked ever since. He was Staff Writer at 220 Triathlon magazine for two years before joining in 2017, and reports on all things tech as well as editing the live blog. He is also the news editor of our electric-powered sister site eBikeTips. Jack's preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking (the latter being another long story), and on Sunday afternoons he can often be found on an M5 service station indulging in his favourite post-race meal of 20 chicken nuggets, a sausage roll, caramel shortbread and a large strawberry milkshake. 

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