Trek Goes Big on e-Road Range and Speed
The Trek Domane+ HP
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Trek is expanding its road e-bike range in a serious way, venturing into faster top speeds of 28mph with the Domane+ HP. With the same silhouette of Trek’s non-electric Domane, The HP has the speedy looks to match its beefed up speed and range.
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In a market where most e-bikes top out at 20mph, having that extra eight miles per hour is hugely important, potentially making the difference between an ok-experience and a great-experience for advanced riders. In a group-ride setting, where speeds can often exceed that 20mph threshold, any additional speed is a labor to make up once the pedal assist cuts out. Without pedal assist, you feel the entire weight of the bike. It doesn’t matter who you are or how fit you are; you will feel that extra weight eventually. Having that extra power makes all the difference in being able to keep up and enjoy the ride.
With a wide tire clearance of 38c—that leaves 4mm of extra space for safety, but we’ve squeezed in 40c tires on the newest non-electric Domane, which has the same clearance—and ride-smoothing IsoSpeed decouplers, this e-bike maintains not just the silhouette of the Domane, but many of the details that make it an excellent bike, too.
The Domane+ HP features the Bosch Performance Speed motor, which has the power to not just reach 28mph, but sustain those faster speeds, too. All the settings are controlled by a full-color Kiox display mounted on the stem. The device looks similar to a cycling GPS computer and offers similar ride stats, as well as pertinent information about your bike including battery life and which of the assist modes you’re in.
The Domane+ HP hits the mark on range as well. With an optional 500Wh Range Boost battery installed, the bike can go a claimed 150 miles on one charge. Of course, battery life will depend on how hilly your chosen route is and the assist mode you ride in. Trek bases this number on riding in Eco mode at about 18mph with about 3,000ft of climbing, with a Range Boost installed. “If you try to ride 28mph up the Stelvio with a single battery, your results may vary,” a Trek representative told us. Without the Range Boost, expect about half that range.
Trek has gone ahead and integrated daytime running lights into the front and rear—a welcomed addition that ensures you’ll never forget your lights and that they’ll always be charged (so long as the bike is charged up). Rack mounts make this e-bike versatile enough to use for commutes as well.
The Domane+ HP is the first e-bike ever to be customizable through Trek’s Project One program. With different paint schemes and customizable component selections available, you can get a bike exactly suited to your tastes.
The Domane+ HP is available now for $7,000 equipped with Shimano GRX 1x mechanical and weighs a claimed 37.66 pounds in a size 56. That’s a bit heavier than similar bikes we have seen from competitors, although this Domane comes in at a more favorable price point.
There is also an option for a Domane+ HP 7 equipped with GRX Di2 1x and Aeolus Pro 3V wheels. The 7 costs $9,700 and weighs a claimed 35.76 pounds in a size 56. Both versions come with 35c tires.
Look for a review soon in the pages of Peloton Magazine.