This past August was Trek World where dealers of Trek, Gary Fisher and Bontrager go and learn all about the next years product. One of the hot ticket items was the electric assist bike line up from Trek. Using a rechargeable battery that connects to a Silent Drive motor, with a push of a button you can have 200x the energy you are putting into the bike. Trek has named their electric assist bike series the Ride+ that has various models borrowed from their current lifestyle lineup.
- You must be pedaling the bike for the electric assist to work
- There is a 2 year or 600 charge cycle warranty.
- The battery is removable if you want to go riding without the extra weight.
- Some states do need a license for an electric assist bike, check your local Trek dealer to see if your does.