Trek Super Commuter + 8 ebike review: ‘Big, bold and lightning quick’

Trek Super Commuter


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Price: £3,800
Frame: aluminium
Battery: Bosch PowerPack 500
Motor: Bosch CX
trekbikes.com

We’re all familiar with the spin cycle on our washing machines, but did you know that Bosch also supplies powerful electric motors to 73 bike manufacturers, from Apache to Zemo? One of the best is Trek, which has fitted a motor to its new Super Commuter + 8. Seeing the word “commuter” might make you think it’s been designed just for your daily trudge to the office. No way. This bike is big, bold and lightning quick. The instant acceleration means you bolt away from the lights, while its chunky Moto-X tyres eat potholes for breakfast. Many ebikes are heavy and about as easy to handle as a bag of spanners, but the centrally placed engine and its frame-integrated battery means this Trek rides brilliantly. It has a neat, streamlined look to it, too. Buy one, but don’t waste it on your boring commute…

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