Trek Allant+ Review

Editorial Team
2023-08-25
eBicycles score
9.1/10

The Trek Allant+ is a robust and stylish high-performance ebike that’s packed with state-of-the-art features and all the necessary accessories.

It sets the standard for electric commuter bikes in terms of practicality, speed, and reliability, but it comes at a premium price that may not fit everyone’s budget.

Whether you are a seasoned ebike commuter or a casual city rider, the Trek Allant+ could be the right choice for you thanks to the functionality its Bosch electronics and Shimano components offer.

In this comprehensive review, we will delve into the nuances of the Allant+, examining its design, features, performance, and how it stands up against the competition.


Trek Allant+ Specs:

  • MSRP: $3,800 – $6,350
  • Class & Speed: 1 (20 mph) or 3 (28 mph)
  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX or Performance Speed
  • Battery: 500 Wh or 625 Wh
  • Range: Calculate
  • Wheels: 27.5″/650B
  • Drivetrain: Shimano Alivio, Deore, or XT
  • Brakes: Shimano Hydraulic Disc Brakes
  • Weight: 49 – 56 lb
  • Payload Capacity: 300 lb

 

Trek Allant+ Full Review

The Allant+ is one of Trek’s best-selling series of ebikes, blending modern design and high-tech features. These are high-performance ebikes with top speeds of 20 mph to 28 mph, depending on the class and specs.

man and woman riding the Trek Allant+ commuter electric bike

All models are equipped with a Bosch motor and battery, Shimano derailleurs and hydraulic disc brakes, lights, as well as all the accessories necessary for daily riding.

The Trek Allant+ is every city commuter’s dream as its Bosch motor provides plenty of torque and the 500-625 Wh batteries offer enough capacity for a few days of riding. In case that’s not enough for you, you can also add a second long-range battery to double the range.

Related post: Trek Verve+ 2 Ebike Review

All models also feature Trek’s proprietary Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system for a sleek look and easy charging. The batteries are seamlessly integrated into the downtube, but easy to remove and replace or charge off the bike.

The Trek Allant+ is a robust and stylish high-performance ebike, setting the standard for electric commuter bikes in terms of practicality, speed, and reliability.

With several frame variations including step-over, stagger, and low-step, the Allant+ ebikes truly fit everyone’s needs.

Though the pricing is much higher compared to direct-to-consumer brands such as Aventon, Ride1UP, or Lectric, the quality of the components is a lot higher as well and there’s also the big-brand appeal that many riders are keen on.

Trek Allant+ Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Bosch Performance CX or Performance Speed motors
  • Bosch 500-625 Wh batteries with range extender option
  • Shimano Alivio/Deore/XT components
  • Shimano 2-piston or 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes
  • All the necessary accessories for year-round commuting
  • Sleek look and integrated high-tech features

Cons

  • More expensive than direct-to-consumer brands
  • Dull and limited colors

Rider-Friendly Aluminum Frame

Trek Allant+ comes with a sleek-looking aluminum frame with integrated battery and cables, available in three variations:

  • Step-over
  • Stagger
  • Low-Step
trek allant+ ebike frame

Trek is a rare brand that offers its bikes in three variations, as most other brands only offer step-over and step-through frames. The Stagger variation is somewhere in between.

If you like ebikes with a clean look and a simple color palette, you’ll like Trek Allant+’s design. All cables are integrated and the battery is almost unnoticeable, hidden inside the down tube.

This aluminum frame is paired with a 45 mm suspension fork on the Allant+ 7 and 7S models, a rigid alloy fork on the Allant+ 8 model, and a rigid carbon fork on the Allant+ 9.9 models.

The frame is also equipped with a wide range of accessories which make it fully commuter-ready. You can read more about it in the section below.

High-Performance Bosch Motor and Battery

The heart and soul of Trek Allant+ ebikes is a Bosch mid-drive motor coupled with an integrated but removable Bosch PowerTube battery.

trek allant+ motor and battery

The most affordable Allant+ 7 and 7S builds come with Bosch Performance CX drive units, and all the other models come with faster and more powerful Performance Speed units.

Likewise, the Allant+ 7 and 7S builds have 500 Wh batteries, while all the other models boast larger 625 Wh batteries that offer more range.

Of course, all builds use modern torque sensors, feature large Bosch displays, and have app connectivity which lets you customize assistance levels and overall ride feel.

High-Quality Shimano Builds

At the moment of writing this Allant+ review, Trek offers this series of ebikes in four builds:

closeup of a Shimano Deore rear derailleur on a Trek Allant+ ebike

As you can see in the section about electronics above, they mainly differ in motor power, battery capacity, and top speeds. However, they also differ in terms of drivetrain components and the brakes they use.

The most basic Trek Allant+ 7 build features 2-piston hydraulic disc brakes, whereas all the other builds with 28 mph top speeds have 4-piston hydraulic discs as they need more braking power.

Its blend of Bosch and Shimano technology offers unrivaled reliability and functionality, making it an excellent choice for both dedicated ebike commuters and casual city riders.

Naturally, if you pay more you’ll also get a better groupset, ranging from Shimano Alivio, over Deore, all the way to XT.

Durable Commute-Ready Accessories

If you want to replace your car with a capable ebike, you’ll appreciate the fact that Trek Allant+ ebikes come pre-equipped with all the accessories you could possibly need for year-round commuting.

Trek Allant+ with panniers mounted on its rear rack and a water bottle under the top tube

This includes front and rear fenders, front and rear lights, a rear rack, and a kickstand. All builds come with the same accessories, regardless of the price.

The only disadvantage with these is that the rear racks on the more expensive models sit lower than the fenders, so you may only use them to attach panniers. You can’t use them to strap a basket or a backpack on top. Though it’s fair to say that most commuters travel with panniers so this may be a problem only for a select few.

Trek Allant+ Downsides

Apart from the potential issue some riders may have with the rear rack that we mentioned above, Trek Allant+ doesn’t really have any downsides.

closeup of trek allant+'s rear rack

The main thing that will deter some people from buying it is its price. Namely, you can get a much cheaper model from direct-to-consumer brands that does pretty much the same things that the Allant+ models do.

Despite its premium price tag, the Trek Allant+ delivers a remarkable fusion of comfort, style, and performance.

However, Trek does it a lot better, looks A LOT nicer, and is arguably more durable with better customer support. So it’s up to you to determine your priorities and decide if these perks are worth the upcharge.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a Trek Allant+ 9.9 weigh?

The Trek Allant+ 9.9 weighs around 49 lb, which is great for a fully equipped city commuter electric bike, especially considering it has a high-capacity battery and numerous accessories. Most similar electric bikes weigh upwards of 50 lb, with some lower-cost models weighing over 60 lb.

  • Why is Trek so expensive?

Trek’s bikes are more expensive than many direct-to-consumer brands but cost around the same as other big-name brands. The reason Trek is more expensive than brands such as Aventon, Ride1UP or Lectric is that it uses higher-quality Bosch and Shimano components and has a popular name to back up the price.

  • What is the top speed of Trek Allant+ 7S?

The Trek Allant+ 7S’s top speed is 28 mph, which makes it a class 3 electric bike. All Allant+ models with an “S” behind the model name have a 28 mph top speed, whereas the models without an “S” have a 20 mph top speed, meaning they fall into the class 1 category.

  • What frame configurations is Allant+ available in?

The Trek Allant+ is available in Step-Over, Stagger, and Low-Step frame configurations. This makes it suitable for a wide array of riders who need different functionalities from their ebikes. All frame configurations cost the same and come with the same combination of accessories.

  • What is the range of the Trek Allant+ 9?

Trek does not disclose the exact range of the Allant+ 9 model because the mileage depends on a lot of factors, such as the rider and cargo weight, PAS level, terrain, weather, and so on. You can use Bosch’s Ebike Range Calculator to get a rough estimate of what mileage you can expect from a full charge.

 


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