Could the Trek Allant 8+ Stagger be the new king of electric utility bikes? With its COBI.Bike smartphone control system, great range, and Bosch Performance Speed mid-drive motor, this is the apex machine where city cycling is concerned.
The COBI.Bike app acts as an onboard computer, letting you see your distance, speed, and other stats. Many riders end up clipping their phone to the handlebars anyway, so the ability to control the electric bike through the smartphone is a breath of fresh air. The e-bike can even act as a charger, allowing you to navigate big rides without killing the phone’s battery.
Reasons to Buy
As with many Trek e-bikes, you have the choice of three frame sizes: S, M, and L. This lets you enjoy a nice ride no matter your height.
We also like the Bosch Performance Speed motor. Light and powerful, it will keep on pushing even as you get up to 28 mph.
Finally, another unique feature is the Removable Integrated Battery compartment. You can store your battery directly in the frame and remove it without any extra tools.
Things to Consider
Pedaling at close to 30 mph will make you break a sweat! Your legs will pump so hard at those speeds with the 11-tooth highest gear that it might be uncomfortable. Reaching 20-25 mph is a fast cruise on any electric bike, so this may just be too powerful.
While the Allant 8+ Stagger doesn’t come with a throttle, we don’t think it needs one. Given that it has such a large battery and great power output on pedal assist, you won’t break a sweat on a normal ride.
The Trek Allant 8+ Stagger is light and efficient compared to other e-bikes with big power and long range, but this comes at the sacrifice of its hefty price tag.