2023 Trek Domane+ AL e-road bike is available in alloy, too – Nonetheless light-weight, much more inexpensive
The eye at all times goes to the flamboyant bikes, however trendy aluminum bikes shine fairly vibrant. Identical to their analog counterparts, the brand new Domane+ e-bikes’ alloy mannequin will get a excessive finish, shapely body. And it suggestions the scales as little as 13.6kg (~30lbs) for the smallest measurement.
It will get a unique motor and drive system than the upper finish full carbon Domane+ SLR e-road bike, however nonetheless works with a variety extender battery pack and clears almost-as-big 700×38 tires.
The Domane+ AL makes use of a HyDrive 250W rear hub motor with 40Nm torque powered by a 250Wh battery built-in within the downtube. Claimed vary is 55 miles (88km) in Eco mode.
Add the non-obligatory Vary Extender battery pack and also you’ll double the vary to 110 miles (177km). On all however the smallest body measurement, ti mounts to the seat tube. On 49cm body, it makes use of the downtube’s water bottle bosses.
The bike has a torque and cadence sensing backside bracket that detects the rider’s enter and offers motor assist in proportion to the enter. This contrasts with many different hub motor techniques which simply use cadence enter to set off the utmost energy for no matter mode it’s in. Trek says this offers a extra pure trip really feel than different e-bikes that simply use cadence sensing.
The show is tucked into the highest tube for a streamlined look. It reveals remaining battery life and the help mode.
Bar-top distant buttons tucked apart the brake hoods preserve changes in straightforward attain, letting you turn modes with out taking your arms off the bars.
The body makes use of Trek’s Alpha 100 aluminum with a carbon fork. It shares the usual Domane’s Endurance geometry for a extra snug place on longer rides whereas nonetheless feeling sporty.
It additionally makes it an important commuter bike, with mounts for fenders (32mm tire max) and a rear rack.
Just one construct is obtainable, with three colours obtainable – gloss purple, black ano, and (not proven) a shiny heat grey. Spec consists of Bontrager wheels with R1 Hardcase Lite 700×32 wire-bead tires, Bontrager cockpit, FSA cranks, and Shimano 105 shifters, derailleurs, brakes, and cassette.
MSRP is $3,499 (€3,499 / £3,200), obtainable now.