Trek launched their 2020 line of e-bikes, with the Allant+ range taking center stage. It has both alloy and carbon models available, with the latest pedal assist motors and batteries from Bosch. Assistance speed varies by model and country, along with battery size and life – either 500 Wh, or a new massive 625 Wh option. If that’s not enough, you can add a second 500 Wh Range Boost battery to extend your potential distance.

2020 Trek Allant+ commuter & hybrid e-bike range

Trek isn’t new to e-bikes, but the Allant+ moniker headlines their refreshed 2020 line-up. With multiple price points, battery options, and material choices, there’s something for everyone, and (of course) some differences based on your country. Trek says that Allant+ S models for the US get the higher 28mph speed cutoff, while non-S models are limited to 20 mph.

All models are available either in a standard top tube, or a dropped-top-tube “Stagger” option. Allant+ 7, 7S, 8, and 8S models feature an aluminum frame and fork, while the higher-end Allant+ 9.9S uses an OCLV carbon frame and fork.

Allant+ uses the latest Bosch e-bike motors. Standard models use the new Performance Line CX (250 watt, 75nm, 20mph), while the top-end S models use the Performance Line Speed (250 Watt, 75nm, 28mph). 7, 7S, and 8 models use the 500Wh Powertube battery, with all others using the new massive 625Wh Powertube.

Select models include the full-color Bosch Kiox display, which doubles as a security system. Without the head unit, the electronics in the bike are useless (though you can still pedal the bike… just not as fast). Software updates are now delivered to the Kiox wirelessly, so you don’t have to go to a dealer or plug it into your computer.

Select models also come with the SmartphoneHub controllers that allow your smartphone to be used as an on-board computer. You must download the COBI.Bike app from Bosch, and then you can charge your phone, make calls, listen to music, get turn-by-turn GPS, and more.

The Allant+ uses Trek’s RIB (Removable Integrated Battery) system, which uses a key on the left side of the downtube to unlock and remove the battery pack. Trek quotes a charge time of 4.5 hours for the 500 Wh battery, or 4.9 hours for the 625 Wh battery.

If one battery isn’t enough, you can add a second 500 Wh Range Boost battery to any Allant+, with the exception of the Allant+ 7 Lowstep (due to space restrictions). It piggybacks on the downtube, giving a range of “well over 100 miles”. The Range Boost battery must be installed by a dealer, and is set up so one key unlocks both batteries.

Disc brakes help you bring all of that battery weight and speed to a halt, with the 9.9S models getting a beefy set of Magura 4-piston calipers and levers… that are actually rated for use on a motorized vehicle.

Bontrager E6 e-bike rated tires help to deal with the extra weight and drive power that e-bikes carry. Trek also advised that e-bike riders check and replace their chain more frequently than non-e-bikes, due to the increased power output and subsequent chain wear.

All Allant+ models come stock with fenders, a head light, and a tail light. Note that Trek claims that even if your battery dies, they’ve programmed it to reserve enough power to run the headlight and tail light long enough to get you home.

An integrated stem on the 9.9 model completes the clean look, and can route up to eleven (!) cables inside.

Allant+ 7 & 8 Geometry:

Allant+ 9.9 Geometry

Trek offers three sizes of all Allant+ models, with slight differences between alloy and carbon models (shown in the two charts above).

Spec, Pricing, and Availability

Trek offers three main levels for the Allant+, all with options for standard or “Stagger” (dropped) top tube.

The Allant+ 9.9S ($5,999, 22.1kg) is the top-end model with full OCLV carbon frame and fork. It includes the 625Wh battery, Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain, and has a speed limit of 28mph. A non-S model will be available in Europe with a 20mph cutoff.

The Allant+ 8 ($3,999, 24.1kg) uses the 500Wh battery, along with a Shimano Deore 10-speed drivetrain. The Allant+ 8S ($4,299, 24.1kg) upgrades to the 625Wh battery and 28mph assist limit in the US.

The Allant+ 7 ($3,599, 24.1kg) uses the 500 Wh battery and a Shimano 9-speed drivetrain. The Allant+ 7S ($3,899, 24.1kg) bumps up to a 28mph limit in the US.

Trek representatives stated that inventory timing will vary by market, with North American models becoming available in October. All frames carry a lifetime warranty, while the motor has a two-year warranty through Bosch. The battery has a 500 charge, 2-year warranty (whichever comes first).


  1. Craig on

    That’s some really nice integration. I wonder how long before we see either carbon (or formed aluminum) handlebars with the computer display mounted seamlessly rather than the computer being a bolt on awkward item like they currently are.

  2. Befitting on

    My goodness trek makes heavy ebikes, this hog is almost 50 pounds and, the Domane+ is almost 38. Compare to the Specialized Creo weighing in under 28, that’s a huge weight difference.

    • Dinger on

      The Creo and Domane are pretty different. The Creo has very “soft” assist power (max 280W output, no torque figure listed) and it’s published weight includes a battery that’s barely 2/3rd the size. The Bosch system is very powerful with a large 500Wh battery and the bike can accept another 500Wh battery. The entry level Creo also costs $2,200 more but I’m guessing the 28lb quoted is actually the $13k bike – a massive cost difference. The Domane has also been available for a while, the Creo is still not available.

      If you compared the weight of the Allant+ to the similar Turbo Vado models, they’d probably be much closer because they have similar power outputs and battery sizes.

    • KFF on

      Well, sure. The Creo is a zillion dollars. That extra $3k (at least) gets the weight down. That said, you’re 100% right that 50 lbs is super-heavy for a bicycle. How much does the weight negate the pedal assist? Why am I not getting a scooter at this point? I am waiting for both prices and weights on 28 mph/class 3 eBikes to come down, then I’ll buy one for commuting.

        • Ebike not scooter on

          I did. Sold the scooter and now ride e-bike. Not totally the same but a lot of overlap in usage for me. Bonus points as it allows my girlfriend to come along for more difficult rides than she’d otherwise be comfortable doing.

          • JBikes on

            But did you cross shop the two, or decide you wanted an ebike and it could replace your scooter?

            I have a motorcycle and a scooter. I don’t view my commute on them the same as on a pedal assisted only ebike (not the throttle ones) except both take me from home to work. One is a bike ride. Which is always nicer/more free/open than a ride on my scooter or motorcycle.

            I view it like someone cross shopping a motorcycle or a convertible. Although you are exposed to the elements in both, they are very different. I’d think the people cross shopping between the two are rare.

        • Hamjam on

          I’m in Grand junction Colorado. It’s crazy how many older riders have ebikes. They ride them for exercise and to get outside. Not as motorcycles.

  3. King County on

    The drop bar Wilier Cento1Hy is 26 lbs, $5700. The new Cento10 Hy is 23 lbs. i get it, they are different bikes, different power configuration, etc, etc. The flat bar Cento1hy is about 27 lbs.

  4. Dan Zaborsky on

    I am riding a Stromer ST1x which weighs well over the weight of the Allan’s 9.9s. I previously road a very light weight Colnago. Anyway, I never noticed the weight while riding & learned when your moving along at 25+ mph clip, it is very important to have something beefy under you when you quickly ride over potholes, large cracks, and other surprises. I am now planning to purchase an Allant. The Stromer is a great bike but servicing it is a nightmare!

  5. Glenn on

    I see a lot of comments concerning the 50+- lbs commuter ebike weights. This is one riders reality. I rode a sub 20 lbs dura ace equipped carbon fiber 2006 Trek Madone for 12 years before deciding to purchase an e-bike. When I turned 65 in August of 2018 I purchased a Trek Super Commuter +7 which weighs about 52 lbs. Riding a light weight road bike is a different experience altogether. For those 12 years I rode the road bike 2.5k to 3k miles per year on average, so would say I was a moderate older rider. I am now 66 and have ridden the SC7 3k miles in 1.5 years, so about 2k annually. From my perspective you can’t compare road bikes to commuter e-bikes. Weather permitting I try to ebike commute 15 miles to work a couple of days per week, 12 miles of my commute and most all of my leisure riding are on the paved American River Bike Trail in Sacramento, where Class 1 e-bikes are allowed, Class 3’s are not, which is why I bought the SC7 vs. the SC8. Riding and commuting on the SC7 is an awesome experience and still provides good exercise. I miss the group weekly group rides I did on the road bike, but now I ride with my wife and she absolutely loves riding her e-bike. When the days are longer we typically ride 15 miles or so in about one hour after work. All this said to say riding a quality commuter type ebike is a great experience, way different from riding a road bike. If I were looking now I would buy now I would get the carbon Allant 9 (for vibration dampening not so much the lesser weight) but would prefer the Bosch CX Class 1 motor, so would probably have to drop down to the Allant 8 and try to swap out the aluminum for a carbon fork. A couple of extra pounds on a commuter ebike is not a big deal. Check the popular Riese & Müller line up, they are considered the gold standard and are more expensive and heavier than the Treks, albiet with suspension forks..

    • JeffG on

      Just curious. Why would you prefer the CX motor over the Performance Speed motor in the Allant +8S? I just bought the +8S because I wanted the Speed motor. Not because I expect to ride it at 28 mph but because I didn’t want it to cut out if I felt like going 23 mph or so. I have noticed that because of the gearing it takes a very high RPM cadence to even get up near 28 mph anyway. BTW, I’m 69. One thing that I have noticed a lot on the Allant and my wife’s Verve is that the ebike tires are so stiff that my hands and arms take a real beating on our awful roads. I might see about adding an air suspension fork to my Allant +8S.

      • Rand Dennis on

        JeffG, were you successful with your fork swap? I also have the 8+ and would like to know about adapting to a suspension fork.

      • Gord on

        I have the Allant +7 with the suspension. That’s the reason i bought the 7 as it wasn’t available on the 8. Just love the +7 you can l;ok out the suspension if you want or stiffen it up with an adjustment. My only complaint is the 7 has only 9 gears.

  6. Regan on

    Cool. I am looking for an ebike i can ride Around the world promoting green energy & sustainability. I’m thinking about pulling a trailer with a Solar panel that continuously charges the battery.

    • Glenn on

      Regan. That sounds like a great adventure. I would check with Bosch to see if the battery can be charged while riding? Also, you may want to consider an e-bike with suspension (Riese &Muller or Moustache have some nice offerings) or at least add a suspension seatpost (I added a Kinect to my SC7).

  7. Kevin on

    Trek must be doing something right as their supply of Allant+ 8 bikes are selling fast. You can’t go wrong when a company like Trek teams up with Bosch to make an e-bike. It has a great warranty and is a really nice bike.


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