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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.

Arriving at in 2017 via 220 Triathlon Magazine, Jack dipped his toe in most jobs on the site and over at eBikeTips before being named the new editor of in 2020, much to his surprise. His cycling life began during his students days, when he cobbled together a few hundred quid off the back of a hard winter selling hats (long story) and bought his first road bike - a Trek 1.1 that was quickly relegated to winter steed, before it was sadly pinched a few years later. Creatively replacing it with a Trek 1.2, Jack mostly rides this bike around local cycle paths nowadays, but when he wants to get the racer out and be competitive his preferred events are time trials, sportives, triathlons and pogo sticking - the latter being another long story.  

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gibatronic | 5 years ago

Some might wonder what kind of people will buy e-roads, but it makes sense for brands to explore this new market. I do foresee some friction on segment leaderboards though.

And you can think of this like regulated mechanical doping.


Chris Hayes | 5 years ago

Sometimes people should ask themselves, 'why am I doing this?'  This extends to bike designers, and 'because I can' isn't good enough.    But, when you see a middle-aged banker resting half way up a hill, don't stop and ask if he needs anything.  It'll be a charger :-). 

alotronic | 5 years ago

I suppose middle aged bankers need something to spend bonuses on, these will be littering the hills in the home counties a lot next summer.  Already been overtaken on the commute by hyper-aggressive twats on ebikes they have disbaled the limits on, a very tedious development, though at least they are fun to draft.  I think everyone apart from white middle aged men should be allowed to have an ebike*

On the aesthetics.... that is absolutely disgusting. If I was going to design a lightweight electric motorbike for speed I wouldn't start with trek, I'd give it to KTM or Ducati. 

*I am a white middle aged male of course.

slappop | 5 years ago

The word "fugly" was literally invented for this bicycle.




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