It takes some braggadocio to say you can replace someone’s car with your e-bike, but Trek is pushing that narrative hard with the Allant+ 8S.
It’s a top-of-the-line e-bike, to be sure, costing $4,450. Just like its sister model, the Stagger, the 8S can come with all sorts of accessories to make the bike more utilitarian, from a luggage rack or a child seat all the way to a trailer (which you can also add a pet bed to, of course).
But to also make this commuter more capable of potentially replacing a car, Trek teamed up with Bosch to equip the S8 with a Performance Speed motor, a mid-drive piece of tech that has a maximum output of 85 Nm of torque. Its speed is limited to 28 mph, but then we have the massive battery. The PowerTube 625 from Bosch has, fittingly, a 625 Wh capacity and can get you up to 50 miles of range on a single charge. If you need more, you can obviously get the range extender, which would add on an additional 500 Wh of capacity.
Trek really wants customers to believe that the Allant+ bikes can be car-killers — so much so that they sent an LA coffee shop owner an Allant+ if he promised to replace all of his car trips with bike rides for 30 days. You can check out that story on the Trek Bikes blog.
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