The arguments for e-bikes are many, and the most obvious of them applies to those who ride bikes to and from work: get where you’re going faster and without sweating. It’s why step-through, folding and even cargo bikes have been the first categories to get the pedal-assist treatment. One layer deeper there’s a perhaps more compelling case to be made that the extra boost provided by an e-bike is precisely the thing to get older riders, slower riders or riders recovering from an injury on the road and enjoying riding. (The core idea here: riding bikes is fun.)
That’s a good enough reason to create a drop-bar e-bike, which Trek just released in the Domane+. The original Domane is Trek’s high-end racing bike, and the addition of electric to that collection sends a clear message that its approach to e-bikes won’t stop with commuters, that there’s room at the top of its line for a battery-equipped performance bike. The Domane+ uses an integrated Bosch drive system that can power a rider up to 28 miles per hour and go 70 miles on a single charge. And it’s gorgeously sleek, as a road bike should be.
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