'11 Trek FX+
Across town or across campus, Trek's electric-assist FX+ takes you there with comfort and speed. Trek starts with a light, nimble-handling aluminum frame, and a wonderfully comfortable upright riding position. Then they build it up with quality components from Shimano and Bontrager for precision shifting. But the magic-carpet ride is courtesy of the smooth, powerful and quiet built-in electric motor that runs off a rechargeable battery. It's a pedal-assist system, so if you pedal lightly, the range is 25 miles, and you can extend that range to 45 miles by pedaling more! It's a sophisticated setup that actually recharges itself on downhills, has no memory effect and the removable battery can be recharged from any wall outlet. Getting around just got a whole lot easier!
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I am a middle aged male that is rarely motivated to go riding. My wife finally convinced me to get this bicycle and WOW!! This is amazing. The pedal assists really does flatten out those hills. The bicycle has great components and as long as you clean and take care of it after each ride, you should enjoy riding this thing for a long while. My only issue is the motor and the battery adds about 20-25 lbs to the bike. Started to commute to work daily (~40 miles round trip) and it feels great.
bought the newest model, could not charge it after the initial charge. estimate for the replacement part: 1 month Store gave me a loaner to use (same bike last year model though) had to take it in for a different battery. So much fun to drive with pedal assist available, not so much fun when it stops working on your way to work and the long sloping hill in front of you. Potential is awesome, reality so far is not so good. Let some friends try it out when it was working and they were all impressed. But it was working. Now I cannot even get my brand new bike fixed. The store is very apologetic and working hard with me to resolve my complaints. Still have the receipt so up in the air on my future with this bike. I take it to work which is just under 5 miles each way and can make it in 20 minutes pretty easily. Like the headlight when I start at 3:30a.m. Come on Trek I expect better