Trek says they intended the Dual Sport+ to be a “smooth, lightweight, go-anywhere e-bike made for multi-surface adventures”. The Dual Sport+ uses a 40Nm rear-wheel electric drive motor that is powered by a 250Wh internal battery system.
The peeps at Trek want you to be able to take the Dual Sport+ anywhere your mood takes you, from paved city riding to your local “light” gravel trails.
The Dual Sport+ comes with 27.5″ wheels and 2.0″ “gravel” tires so you can explore a wide variety of terrain. And if your mood takes you out in bad weather, the available fender mounts allow you to mount front and rear fenders, even with the 2.0″ tires mounted.
The Dual Sport+ comes with what Trek is calling an intuitive drive system, that has easy, on-the-bar toggle controls that let the rider choose between 3 levels of pedal assist. With a max speed of 20-mph assist and a 35-mile range on one charge, getting around can be quick and easy. And the Dual Sport+’s stopping power is provided by hydraulic disc brakes.
The Range Extender battery system, which is available as an option for either the Dual Sport+ or the FX+ allows the user to extend the range by doubling it to 70 miles by mounting it to the frame’s water bottle mounts and simply plugging it right into the down tube charging port. That’s a pretty cool option.
The Dual Sport+ uses what Trek calls Alpha Gold Aluminum for the fame build, which they claim helps in making the Dual Sport+ “their lightest hybrid ebike ever” at “around 40lbs” and claims that it’s up to 12 lbs lighter than “most electric bikes”… ok then.
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Next up, the FX+
Trek’s all-new FX+ is the electric version of what they say is their most popular hybrid bike that makes it easy to “move riders through town and country with ease, whether they’re commuting to work, running errands, or just riding for fun”. The FX+ is a bike that seems to cater to the “commuter or around-towner” type cyclist.
The FX+ comes with 700 x 40c tires but can be fitted with up to 50c tires without fenders and 45c with fenders.
Both the FX+ and FX+ Stagger come stock with integrated lights that come on and off with the bike, fenders, and a sturdy rear rack. As well as the same “easy-to-reach” bar-mounted toggles to control the three levels of assist.
Using the same frame materials, Trek indicates that the weight of this bike to be exactly the same “around 40lbs” as the Dual Sport+