“An e-road bike unlike ever before.”
Trek Bikes has unveiled its lightest and quietest electric road bike to date, the all-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 lightweight, the official Domane+ SLR product page says it’ll come in around 25.9 lbs (11.75 kg) while reaching speeds of 28 MPH and delivering a range upwards of 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 radio is thanks to Trek finally using its high-end 800 series carbon frame, previously only offered on pedal bikes, on 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 assistance from the quiet 300W motor when needed.
The bike starts at $9,000, but there’s an additional model with an even higher price tag with a few extra goodies. Still, at that price, it’ll 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 hefty price tag? Trek promises pedal-assist speeds upwards of 28+ MPH in the United States and a lightweight yet capable 360Wh in-frame battery good for around 62 miles on a charge. However, expect a far lower range on anything but the lowest assist level. Additionally, Trek will sell an optional 160Wh battery you can add to the water cage to increase the range to around 90 miles.
The new Trek Domane+ SLR comes in several trim levels and colors, giving users multiple options. The more affordable SLR starts at $8,999 with a Shimano groupset and system, while riders can top it out at nearly $13,000 for a high-end SRAM Red eTap model.
The Domane+ SLR will be available soon on trekbikes.com and through Trek’s global retail network.