“An electric road bike like never before.”
Trek Bikes has introduced its lightest and quietest electric road bike to date, the new Trek Domane + SLR. Whether you love or hate the idea of electric bikes, Trek says this one looks, sounds and feels like a traditional pedal bike.
And while it’s still not extremely light, the official Domane+ SLR product page says it will weigh in at around 25.9lbs (11.75kg) while reaching speeds of 28 MPH and providing a range of over 60 miles on a single charge. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty promising considering it’s lighter than any previous road bike from the big-name brand.
The impressive speed-to-weight ratio is because Trek finally used its high-end 800 series carbon frame, previously only offered on pedal bikes, in this new electrified road bike.
According to the company, every aspect of the look and sound is familiar, but riders can get a little extra help from the quiet 300W motor when needed.
The bike starts at $9,000, but there is an additional model priced even higher with a few extras. Still, at that price, it will be a high-spec bike with all the bells and whistles, including an LED display built into the top tube frame for easy access.
So what do you get for that high price? Trek promises pedal-assist speeds in excess of 28+ MPH in the US and a lightweight but capable 360Wh in-frame battery, good for around 62 miles on a charge. However, expect a much lower range on anything other than the lowest assist level. Additionally, Trek will sell an optional 160Wh battery that you can add to the water cage to increase the range to around 90 miles.
The new Trek Domane + SLR comes in various trim levels and colors, giving users multiple options. The most affordable SLR starts at $8,999 with a Shimano groupset and system, while riders can go as low as $13,000 for a higher-end SRAM Red eTap model.
The Domane + SLR will be available soon on trekbikes.com and through Trek’s global retail network.