The best new bikes for your best-ever rides These all-new bikes will change the way you experience the road, city, or trail forever. Explore the groundbreaking lineup of new 2024 models here, and get ready for a full year of your best rides yet.

What’s new this year?

New bikes pair well with new gear, not sure what to ride, can’t make it to the shop.

Trek Bicycle Downers Grove & Naperville Home Page

  • Stores Stores

All-new Trek bikes and gear are here

The best new bikes for your best-ever rides.

This collection of all-new Trek bikes will change the way you experience the road, city, or trail forever. Explore the groundbreaking lineup of all-new 2023 models here, and get ready for a full year of fun!

“Simply put, nothing comes closer to the Fuel EX-e when you paint the picture of the mountain bike experience as a whole.” - Pinkbike

“We’d go as far to say that it’s probably going to be the most significant bike launched this decade.” – Singletrack

“...I was in love with this bike. In fact, I’ve going to declare that this is one of the best mountain bikes - powered or unpowered - I’ve recently ridden.” – Bicycling

“Trek officially unveils the new Madone and it’s nothing we’ve seen before.” - Cyclingnews

“The new design ticks all of the requisite boxes for top-tier road racing machines: Lighter-weight, more aerodynamic, and more integration.” – Bicycling

“The brand new Trek Madone comes with a revolutionary design, but retains the neat and powerful look of its previous iterations.” – Rouleur.cc

Dual Sport+

“SO FUN!” The assist is perfect - I won’t be sweaty when I get to work! - Will, Sonoma County, CA

“SO SMOOTH!" What a light and nimble bike! I love the 1x drivetrain up front and the beautiful frame design. The bike feels solid and is very easy to control. – Colin, Houston, TX

*****(Five Stars) I love everything about it, this bike. Pedals smooth and quiet with no effort. The shifter is easy to user and makes changing gears smooth and seamless. Great bike for the new rider. – Jeff, Greenville, SC

Jack of all trails, master of fun.

Domane SLR & SL

Long live the road ride.

Trek Fuel EXe 9.5 Deore

The best all-new gear for your best adventures

From water bottles to wheelsets, adventure bags to all-new apparel, great gear makes great experiences. Whatever your style and whatever you roam, there is something new to inspire every rider in this collection of all-new gear.

Kovee wheels

Kovee wheels

Say hello to the lightest XC mountain bike wheel we’ve ever made.

Spring summer apparel

Cycling apparel

Explore road, city, and mountain bike apparel made for comfort, style, and performance in our collection of bike shorts, cycling jerseys, and more!

Recycled products

Recycled products

Using recycled materials helps to provide second life to unwanted end of life plastics.

Aeolus saddle

Aeolus saddle

Streamlined for speed, sculpted for comfort.

XR4 tan wall tires

XR4 tan wall tires

Incredible traction and cornering for loose and rocky trails, wet or dry.

Adventure bags

Adventure bags

Fashion and function meet with our huge range of bags built take you wherever you want to go— and get your gear there safely, too.

Water bottles

Water bottles

Stay hydrated on every road, mountain, and city ride with bike water bottles and bottle cages that keep refreshments close at hand.

Lights

If you’re riding, you should be all lit up!

Trek Trek Race Crew Cycling Sock

What’s all the buzz about? Visit us to see for yourself.

2-FOR-1 GA TICKETS WITH OUTSIDE+

Don’t miss Thundercat, Fleet Foxes, and more at the Outside Festival.

GET TICKETS

BEST WEEK EVER

Try out unlimited access with 7 days of Outside+ for free.

Start Your Free Trial

Powered by Outside

2023 Trek Domane+ e-road bike review: Ultra-quiet, ultra-stealthy

Flagship model weighs just 12.21 kg, and us-spec bikes get a genuinely useful 45 km/h cutoff from the new tq mid-drive motor..

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! >","name":"in-content-cta","type":"link"}}'>Download the app .

Trek has today announced the third generation of its Domane+ e-assist road bike, and it’s quite the change from the one that came before. There’s a new motor from German company TQ, a brand-new carbon fiber frame with more advanced carbon fiber content and construction, more tire clearance, and in general, a sleeker and lighter total package that looks and feels more like a “regular” road bike.

It sounds like quite the complete package on paper, and it mostly is in reality – with some caveats, of course. 

The lightning pace of e-bike motor development 

Trek clearly isn’t shy about switching motor suppliers. Each generation of the Domane+ has used a different brand of motor: Bosch on the first generation one, Fazua on the second iteration, and now TQ on this latest third-generation model. 

Why the switch, you wonder? Because it seems like quite the advancement in a number of key areas.

First and foremost, the TQ HPR-50 motor is legitimately tiny, so much so that in profile, you almost wouldn’t guess at all that the Domane+ is an e-bike. Unlike the previous Bosch and Fazua units, the TQ is hidden completely inside a painted-to-match shroud at the bottom bracket with little on the outside to give anything away. Of course, a closer look reveals clues such as the cooling port on the underside of the cover, but even the battery is fully integrated inside the down tube.

trek bikes news 2023

Trek is also touting the HPR-50’s unusually quiet operation, which comes about thanks to a unique interior configuration that does away with the usual array of reduction gears and/or belts, and is claimed to reduce internal friction, too. Trek’s official press materials also make mention of the lower Q-factor as compared to the Fazua unit, but don’t get too excited; it’s only down 2 mm in total, and the 163 mm figure is still about 12 mm wider than what you get with Shimano GRX, or 17 mm wider than most dedicated road cranks. 

Be that as it may, the specs of the TQ HPR-50 motor are impressive. The official maximum power output is 300 W (or 50 Nm of torque), and it’s powered by a 360 Wh Li-ion battery in the down tube that Trek claims is good for “up to” 145 km (90 miles) in Eco mode. An optional range extender battery tucks into a water bottle cage for another 160 Wh, and the system can even run on just the range extender battery alone should you want to fly with your new Domane+ and need to tuck in under typical airline battery size restrictions.

Three levels of e-assist are available, each of which can be customized using the Trek Central smartphone app. Switching between the three assist levels is literally at your fingertips thanks to convenient remote buttons positioned next to the brake lever hoods, while the various mode screens on the high-resolution LCD panel on the top tube are accessed directly on that panel. Among the available screen pages are windows for remaining battery life (expressed numerically as both a percentage and time to empty, and visually with bars), current power output, speed, and distance – and when you’re charging the system, the display even gives you a precise countdown to when the battery is full. 

Frame design implications

The bigger benefit of switching to the TQ HPR-50 motor is arguably how it affects the latest Domane+’s frame design. Trek sought to have this version look as much like a non-powered bike as possible, and aside from some generally inflated proportions, that goal seems to have been met.

The motor’s smaller form factor makes for a more normal-looking bottom bracket area, and although the down tube is notably bulbous given the internally housed battery, the whole frame looks surprisingly proportional. The Q-factor may not have changed much, but the more typical chainline has allowed Trek to switch to a standard 142 mm-wide rear hub in place of the “Road Boost” 148 mm one on the previous-generation Domane+, which is a great move for wheel compatibility.

trek bikes news 2023

The 2023 Domane+ marks the first time Trek has used its top-end OCLV 800 carbon fiber content. Combined with the integrated down tube battery – meaning there’s no need for a large hatch – Trek claims to have lopped 450 g from the previous Domane+ chassis. Claimed weight for an unpainted 56 cm frame is around 1,250 g. Adding to that is 1,850 g for the motor, 1,835 g for the 360-Wh battery, plus a few more grams for mounting hardware.

That claimed frame weight includes the latest version of Trek’s IsoSpeed pivoting seat cluster concept. This incarnation isn’t adjustable, but it does use a conventional (albeit proprietary) telescoping carbon fiber seatpost instead of the integrated seatmast of previous IsoSpeed-equipped bikes. 

All in, my 52 cm flagship sample with a SRAM Red eTap AXS wireless electronic 1×12 groupset and Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37V carbon clinchers tips the scales at a comparatively svelte 12.21 kg (26.92 lb).

trek bikes news 2023

Save for a 10 mm increase in chainstay length – a consequence of the TQ HPR-50’s motor casing size – frame geometry is the same as the non-powered Domane, down to the millimeter. Stack and reach figures are more upright and relaxed as compared to the Madone or Emonda, but both are still pretty sporty overall, and trail figures in the low-60s across the board are intended to provide fairly nimble handling manners. 

Despite those virtually identical dimensions, the Domane+ is approved for tires up to 40 mm-wide, whereas the non-powered Domane tops out at 35 mm. Keep in mind those are Trek’s official ratings, which account for a minimum of 6 mm of space all around. Actual maximum tire sizes will almost certainly be bigger, though that’ll depend on your comfort level for potential frame rub. 

trek bikes news 2023

Either way, adding fenders to the hidden front and rear mounts will drop that maximum tire size by 5 mm. 

Naturally, cabling is fully hidden, although the manner in which Trek has gone about it for the new Domane+ isn’t nearly as maddening as it could have been. Lines are run externally on the handlebar before being routing alongside the underside of (not through) the stem and then into ports in the dedicated upper headset cover. Keeping things visually tidy are a cosmetic cover bolted to the bottom of the stem and profiled headset spacers that are also split for easier bar height adjustment. 

Models, availability, and pricing

Trek will offer the new Domane+ in six different build kits, all using the same frame and motor package. There are only three price points, though, with each one offering a SRAM and Shimano variant. Interestingly, all SRAM-equipped bikes will come with 1×12 drivetrains and 40 mm-wide Bontrager gravel tires, while Shimano bikes are set up with 2×12 drivetrains and more tarmac-oriented 32 mm-wide slicks. As usual for Trek’s premium models, Project One custom builds are available in most models, although whichever way you slice it, the prices are awfully high.

Topping the list is the Domane+ SLR 9 eTap P1 (US$13,000 / AU$n/a / £12,900 / €14,500), built with a SRAM Red eTap AXS 1×12 electronic groupset, 25 mm-wide Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37V carbon clinchers, and 40 mm-wide Bontrager GR1 Team Issue gravel tires. Claimed weight is 12.15 kg (26.79 lb).

Sitting alongside that is the Domane+ SLR 9 P1 (US$13,000 / AU$n/a / £12,500 / €14,000), equipped with a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 2×12 electronic groupset, 21 mm-wide Bontrager Aeolus RSL 37 carbon clinchers, and 32 mm-wide Bontrager R3 Hard-Case Lite slicks. Claimed weight is 11.75 kg (25.90 lb).

The middle child is the Domane+ SLR 7 eTap P1 (US$10,000 / AU$n/a / £9,750 / €11,000) with a SRAM Force eTap AXS 1×12 electronic groupset, 25 mm-wide Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V carbon clinchers, and 40 mm-wide Bontrager GR1 Team Issue gravel tires. Claimed weight is 12.50 kg (27.56 lb).

Alternatively, the Domane+ SLR 7 P1 (US$10,000 / AU$n/a / £9,450 / €10,600) comes with a Shimano Ultegra Di2 2×12 electronic groupset and the same wheel-and-tire package. Claimed weight is 12.20 kg (26.90 lb).

There’s also a slightly less expensive non-Project One Domane+ SLR 7 (US$9,500 / AU$14,500 / £8,900 / €10,000).

Looking for the fancy TQ motor on a “budget”? The Domane+ SLR 6 eTap P1 (US$9,000 / AU$n/a / £8,900 / €10,000) is equipped with SRAM’s Rival eTap AXS 1×12 electronic groupset, 25 mm-wide Bontrager Aeolus Pro 3V carbon clinchers, and 40 mm-wide Bontrager GR1 Team Issue gravel tires. Claimed weight is 12.60 kg (27.78 lb).

If you prefer Shimano, there’s the Domane+ SLR 6 P1 (US$9,000 / AU$n/a / £8,890 / €9,600) with the same wheel-and-tire package, but Shimano’s latest 105 Di2 2×12 electronic groupset. Claimed weight is 12.40 kg (27.34 lb).

Finally, there’s the non-P1 Domane+ SLR 6 (US$8,500 / AU$13,000 / £8,340 / €9,000).

All of the new Domane+ models are supposedly available for ordering and/or purchase starting today.

trek bikes news 2023

Like an ever-present hand on your back

I should first point out in this review that your own experience on the new Domane+ will vary greatly depending on where you are. In the US, the TQ HPR-50 motor is allowed to operate at full power up to 45 km/h (28 mph). However, the cutoff in Europe is just 25 km/h, while most other countries will be at various points in between. I did this test in the United States, so take my commentary with a grain of salt if you live in a different region. 

It’s also important to remember that there are essentially two major categories these days: so-called full-power ones such as what you normally see from brands like Bosch and Shimano, and lightweight models such as this new Domane+. Full-power ones are usually rated for around 250 W or so of power (and around 85 Nm of torque), but keep in mind that’s a nominal figure. Peak outputs are usually much, much higher – often more than 800 W. 

But like other e-bikes in this “lightweight” category, the output of the TQ HPR-50 motor is far more modest. It’s rated at 300 W, but that’s the most you’ll ever get out of it (give or take a few watts). Likewise, maximum torque is capped at 50 Nm. The benefit of that reduced output is a huge weight advantage for the motor and battery itself, plus everything else on the bike can be made lighter as well.

trek bikes news 2023

That all said, while I know opinions are definitely mixed out there with respect to e-road bikes, I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have one heck of a good time testing this thing.

Those full-power e-bikes are undoubtedly fun (so much power!), but the experience can also be so far removed from purely human-powered pedaling that it can almost seem like something other than bike riding. But this Domane+? It’s more like you’ve always got a hand on your back, or the feeling you get when you’re having a really, really (really) good day. 

Trek intends for the Domane+ to feel like a regular road bike, and for the most part, I’m inclined to agree. Power from the TQ motor doesn’t come suddenly like a kick, but more like a building wave. It’s surprisingly subtle, so much so that when you rise out of the saddle to sprint, it almost seems like nothing’s happening – but then you look at your speed and your times, and it’s pretty clear that isn’t the case.

trek bikes news 2023

The way that power comes on is interesting, though. It’s not simply a direct proportion of your own output, but a more complex calculation that also takes other factors into account like speed and cadence. From what I can tell, it’s almost like the system has two goals.

One is helping you maintain your speed. For example, when casually cruising at 150 W (and with the highest-power setting selected), there are times the system is putting out 200 W or more. At other times, it’s kicking out almost nothing. But in either case, how much power the system produces depends on how much help it thinks you need, and it does an uncannily good job of figuring that out. 

It’s also pretty impressive when flirting with that 45 km/h cutoff. One of the main drags heading back into town is mostly flat, but with some small rollers and often just enough of a tailwind that you can really build a head of steam. The Domane+ was more than happy to give me a nudge to get me to that magical 45 km/h mark, and then just barely enough power to let me stay just shy of that figure so as to not trigger the cutoff. And when I did cross that line, the cutoff is remarkably gentle, so much so that I kept peeking at the top tube display to see if the system really wasn’t doing anything.  

trek bikes news 2023

It’s when climbing that the TQ HPR-50 comes into its own. There, the motor doesn’t seem to just want you to maintain your speed; it wants you to feel like a superhero (at least in full-power mode). Needless to say, the feeling of climbing like that is addictive, but it also highlights the power limitations of the system. Say you’re climbing steady at 200 W and the system is kicking out another 300 W. But if you put down more than that, it’s still topped out at 300 W. Granted, that’s still an awful lot more than I can maintain on my own, but proportionally speaking, it’s more noticeable that the system is cutting power than when you’re hitting the speed limit. 

But it’s still fun.

Unfortunately, there’s another limit to that fun, and Trek’s range claims strike me as a bit ambitious (which isn’t surprising). Granted, range claims are always more than a little fuzzy, and the mountainous terrain of my local stomping grounds certainly has a lot to do with that. One ride in particular covered just 38 km (23.5 miles), but almost 800 m (2,600 ft) of elevation gain – all at maximum power assist (have I mentioned how much fun this bike is?). But when I got back home, the battery capacity was down to a middling 27%. Granted, I could have done that same ride on a lower power setting, but where’s the joy in that?

trek bikes news 2023

Here’s where that lightweight vs. full-power thing comes in again. While lightweight models like this Domane+ indeed feel more like non-powered bikes most of the time, there’s no substitute for watt-hours. To put that into perspective, I played around with a Canyon Grail:On gravel e-bike a couple of years ago, which is equipped with a full-power Bosch system and a much bigger battery. One ride I did on that bike covered more than 47 km (29.5 miles) with just shy of 1,200 m (3850 ft) of elevation gain – and there was enough juice left at the end that I almost could have done that ride twice. 

Granted, that bike was more of a bruiser than this Domane+, which does really feel a lot like a good, non-powered road bike in many respects. While it’s fun to blast around in full-power mode, kicking things down a notch or so dramatically extends battery life. There’s some noticeable friction in the TQ motor when pedaling without power at all – more from the bearing seals than parasitic mechanical losses, from what I can tell – but it’s not bad at all, and it certainly pales in comparison to what the motor is putting out.

Aside for the extra weight, the Domane+ genuinely feels pretty normal – certainly enough so that you don’t feel like you have to be in full-power mode all the time. And just as promised, the TQ HPR-50 motor is remarkably quiet so you’re not always audibly reminded what you’re riding, either. There is a whir that grows proportionally louder with pedaling cadence, but even at its loudest, you can barely make it out from the hum of your tires. At higher speeds, it’s drowned out entirely by wind noise. It’s easy to forget about it.

About that speed cutoff

As I mentioned earlier, your experience on an e-road bike will vary greatly depending on where you’re riding it (or perhaps more specifically, where you’ve purchased it). Although I found the Domane+ to be incredibly entertaining, it would have been very different had the motor cut out at 25 km/h as it would in Europe. There, the Domane+ would still be a blast when climbing, or perhaps more as a dedicated light-duty gravel rig with those 40 mm-wide tires. However, I’m not sure how much fun it’d be otherwise (and I know CyclingTips senior tech editor Dave Rome agrees on this one ).

Kudos to Trek and TQ for so thoroughly engineering the motor assist cutoff when you do bump up against that mandated speed limit. Unlike many other e-bikes I’ve ridden, the power drops off gently and seamlessly, rather than feeling so abrupt that you wonder if a wire has suddenly come loose. 

But even then, the 25 km/h cutoff that much of the world would see on this thing also severely cuts into its utility. It’s virtually guaranteed that someone riding a Domane+ wouldn’t be able to enjoy a bunch ride with friends since they’d essentially be dragging an ineffective anchor all the time, and even more gradual climbs would likely be frustrating as the motor continually cuts in and out. It’d still be a boon for longer climbs if you’re ok with taking it a bit slower, and certainly on steeper ones. But aside from that, I’d urge anyone considering their first e-road bike purchase to seriously ponder the effects of that speed limit. 

What about the non-motorized bits?

Handling mostly feels like the regular Domane (and you can expect a review of the new non-powered Domane SLR from me shortly, too), although there are some caveats. I find it interesting that Trek equips the Domane+ models with such a broad spread in tire sizes, as it does affect the steering. I first tried my test bike with the stock 40 mm-wide Bontrager GR1 Team Issue gravel tires, and it was… ok. The steering felt heavy off-center, and the bike wasn’t nearly as eager to initiate turns as I would have expected. But when I switched to 35 mm-wide Schwalbe G-One RS tires, the handling instantly became much more natural, easily diving into turns and flowing through corners as it should. 

trek bikes news 2023

Switching tires also highlighted another downside. Although the stock Bontrager gravel tires are quite grippy on hardpack and tarmac, they’re also surprisingly slow-rolling. With those Schwalbes installed, the bike felt much faster and alive (and I’m sure there’s a positive impact on battery range, too). 

Ride quality improved with the tire change, too, but it still couldn’t completely mask the imbalance between the front and rear ends. Trek’s IsoSpeed feature continues to work brilliantly, offering an incredibly smooth and compliant feel that (at least for me) never feels overly bouncing or intrusive. But even with the bigger Bontragers fitted, the front end is dramatically stiffer. Even medium-sized impacts jar your hands, and trying to attack washboard sections of packed dirt is absolutely brutal. My guess is the massively oversized down tube has a lot to do with this, which is something I’ve noticed on other e-bikes with similar proportions. 

There are some other quirks, too.

One of the TQ display screens is supposed to separately show your output and that of the motor. The motor figure seems believable enough, but the display of your output seems dramatically low. Granted, I didn’t verify this with a separate power meter, but I know what 200 W feels like, and when I see 150 W on the display, something seems off.

trek bikes news 2023

Aside from the tires, I don’t have much to complain about regarding the spec. The 10-44T cassette and 42T chainring offer plenty of range, and shift quality is very good. The jumps between sprockets are still a little bigger than I’d prefer for group road rides, but it’s fine when out solo. And kudos to TQ for powering the rear derailleur directly by the main system battery. It’s clean and convenient, and one less battery to worry about (although that also means if the system is totally, completely dead, you now can’t shift, either). 

The Bontrager finishing kit is generally excellent. The snub-nosed Verse Pro saddle is comfy, the Aeolus RSL 37V wide-format carbon wheels are fantastic, and kudos to whoever at Trek specified this wonderfully grippy and squishy bar tape. But the handlebar underneath that tape? I’m sure someone likes it, but it’s definitely not my cup of tea. The short reach and deep drop are an odd combo, and I was never able to find a remotely comfortable position for my hands in the drops. Thankfully, Trek’s solution for concealed cabling allows you to use any bar with a 31.8 mm clamp diameter.

Super fun, but keep the limitations in mind

Trek’s move to the TQ motor platform is interesting, if for no other reason than its longstanding relationships with other (and much better established) motor suppliers. However, the company clearly sees advantages in what the TQ HPR-50 provides, and after riding it myself, it’s hard to argue with Trek’s decision: it looks better, it’s quieter, and while TQ’s long-term reliability still needs to be proven, the simpler mechanical layout at least bodes well since there’s less to go wrong in there.

As promised, the Domane+ does feel a lot like a regular road bike in a lot of ways, and it’s undeniably fun to ride. But as I mentioned earlier, the experience will vary greatly with where you’re riding it. Although I found the bike incredibly entertaining, it would have been very different had the motor cut out at 25 km/h as it would in Europe. There, the Domane+ would still be a blast when climbing, but I’m not sure how much fun it’d be otherwise.

Either way, those looking for the more visceral thrills of a full-powered e-road bike won’t be blown away by the TQ motor’s modest specifications, but if you’re after more of a traditional feel with a little bit of a boost – and live in the right country – this seems like a bike well worth considering. 

More information can be found at www.trekbikes.com .

trek bikes news 2023

Popular on Velo

>", "path": "https://velo.outsideonline.com/road/road-culture/mystical-attraction-paris-roubaix/", "listing_type": "recirc", "location": "list", "title": "the mystical attraction of paris-roubaix"}}'> the mystical attraction of paris-roubaix, >", "path": "https://velo.outsideonline.com/road/road-gear/watch-all-the-tech-we-spotted-at-paris-roubaix/", "listing_type": "recirc", "location": "list", "title": "watch: all the tech we spotted at paris-roubaix"}}'> watch: all the tech we spotted at paris-roubaix, >", "path": "https://velo.outsideonline.com/gravel/gravel-racing/for-the-best-combination-of-speed-and-traction-the-new-maxxis-reaver-is-in-a-class-by-itself/", "listing_type": "recirc", "location": "list", "title": "how the maxxis reaver was born"}}'> how the maxxis reaver was born, >", "path": "https://velo.outsideonline.com/road/road-gear/bmc-roadmachine-more-capable/", "listing_type": "recirc", "location": "list", "title": "the third generation bmc roadmachine is suddenly a lot more capable"}}'> the third generation bmc roadmachine is suddenly a lot more capable.

  • Pinkbike.com
  • Register New User
  • First Looks
  • Friday Fails
  • Community Blogs
  • Fantasy League DH
  • Places Directory

Review: Trek's 2023 Fuel EX-e Is Light & Nearly Completely Silent

Trek Fuel EX-e 9.9 XX1 AXS Photo Dave Smith

Cool Features

On Test | Is the Trek Fuel EX 2023 the most forward-thinking trail bike out there?

Huge news in the trail bike world, the brand new 2023 Trek Fuel EX has landed and it looks like an absolute ripper! As we predicted when we tested the electrified Fuel EXe a couple of months ago, Trek is bringing many of the same updates to the non-motorised version. There are some surprises however, with the new Fuel EX adopting some of the innovations shown in the latest Session downhill bike, while also unveiling brand new tech that makes this one of the most versatile Trek mountain bikes we’ve ever seen.

Watch our video review of the Trek Fuel EX 2023 here:

trek fuel ex 2023

What’s changed with the 2023 Trek Fuel EX?

For 2023 the Trek Fuel EX receives an all-new frame design, and it also sees a 10mm increase in suspension travel. Stock bikes are now equipped with a 150mm travel fork, while the ABP platform delivers 140mm of rear travel.

Most frame sizes will come with 29in wheels, though the two smallest frame sizes will be available with 27.5in wheels. And as with previous models, the Fuel EX will be offered in both alloy and carbon variants.

With the aim of improving overall practicality, some of the features we’ve seen in the past have been eliminated from the new Fuel EX. The Knock Block headset is gone, and so too is the proprietary Thru Shaft shock and custom RE:aktiv damper. You’ll also no longer find a press-fit bottom bracket, with the Fuel EX moving to a more popular threaded BB shell.

Trek has also adopted guided internal cable routing, both on the carbon and alloy frames. The same goes for the integrated downtube storage. And as with the latest Trek Slash , there’s a new two-piece, dual-density, bolt-on armour plate for the downtube.

trek fuel ex 2023

There’s huge versatility

For sure one of the most exciting aspects of the 2023 Trek Fuel EX is its in-built versatility.

Of course you’ll still find the Mino Link flip chip, which allows you to tweak the angles by 0.5° and the BB height by 8mm.

Adding to that, there’s now a flip chip at the lower shock mount for fine-tuning the suspension’s leverage rate. We first saw this on the Session downhill bike, and the concept is the same here with ‘More’ or ‘Less’ settings. The Fuel EX will come setup from the factory in the Less progressive setting, which delivers a plusher ride quality and is well suited to air shocks. Riders can flip the chip around to increase progressitivity for more support on bigger jump trails, which is also designed to work better with coil shocks. Yes, the new frame is coil shock compatible.

trek fuel ex 2023

3-way head angle adjustment

Furthermore, you can now tweak the head angle independently on the new Trek Fuel EX.

Stock bikes will come with neutral headset cups, though Trek will also be offering an offset cup that allows you to slacken or steepen the head angle by 1°. The execution is different to the Specialized Stumpjumper EVO , with the Fuel EX utilising press-in headset cups that require a proper tool for removal and installation. Trek states this was done to provide a snug and secure interface, with less chance of the headset developing play or creaking over time.

Unfortunately the Fuel EX won’t come supplied with the offset headset cups. Those will be sold separately, and we understand they won’t be available immediately either. When they are available, owners will be able to set up the head angle to be as slack as 62.9° or as steep as 66°, which is wild!

trek fuel ex 2023

Oh, it’s mullet compatible too!

As if that wasn’t enough adjustment, the Trek Fuel EX can be setup as a mullet too. If you do decide to fit a 27.5in rear wheel, Trek recommends flipping the Mino Link in the High position, and it also suggests running a 160mm travel fork to help lift the BB height back up to its optimal position.

It’s worth noting that most of the stock Fuel EX models come with a Fox 36 fork, so it’ll be relatively easy to fit a 160mm air shaft to extend the travel without having to buy a whole new fork.

trek fuel ex 2023

And big geometry updates

Along with the increase in travel, the 2023 Trek Fuel EX has also received a significant overhaul of its geometry.

In its stock configuration, the head angle has been slackened out to 64.5° and the effective seat angle has been steepened to around 77.5°. Reach measurements have grown, with a Medium frame now sitting at 450mm, and a Large at 485mm. All good stuff for a modern trail bike.

Perhaps more exciting however, is the adoption of size-specific rear centre lengths. By manipulating the suspension pivot locations on the front triangle, Trek’s engineers have been able to adjust the rear end length to better maintain weight distribution throughout the size range. On the smaller frames you’ll find a 435mm rear centre length, which grows to 450mm on the largest frame size.

Speaking of frame sizes, it’s worth acknowledging that Trek will be producing no fewer than eight sizes across the Fuel EX lineup. Yes, eight ! The XXL size will only be available in alloy, but it’s still fantastic to see given that most brands only produce 3-4 frame sizes.

Also of note is the move to a fatter 34.9mm seat tube diameter. Along with an increased insertion depth, the Fuel EX is designed to fit modern, longer-stroke dropper posts.

trek bikes news 2023

Trek Fuel EX price & specs

In Australia, there will be four models available in the 2023 Trek Fuel EX lineup. Prices will start at $4,999 AUD for the Fuel EX 7, and will top out at $8,999 AUD for the Fuel EX 9.8.

What about that gorgeous Fuel EX 9.9 model shown here? We understand that Trek Australia will be offering these in a limited number available through the Project One custom bike builder, though we’re still waiting to confirm pricing and availability.

If you’re looking for something on the other side of the spectrum, the previous generation Fuel EX 5 will carry over into 2023. This provides a more budget-friendly option at $3,799 AUD, though it does miss out on all of the frame and suspension updates.

Keen to know how the new bike rides? Check out our Trek Fuel EX review to find out how the new bike compares to the outgoing version and some of its biggest competitors.

2023 trek fuel ex 9.9 xx1 axs

2023 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 XX1 AXS

  • Frame |  OCLV Mountain Carbon Fibre, ABP Suspension Design, 140mm Travel
  • Fork | Fox 36, Factory Series, GRIP2 Damper, 44mm Offset, 150mm Travel
  • Shock | Fox Float X, Factory Series, 185x55mm
  • Wheels | Bontrager Line Pro 30, OCLV Carbon Rims, 29mm Inner Width
  • Tyres |  Bontrager SE5 Team Issue 2.5in Front & Rear
  • Drivetrain | SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS1×12 w/30T Crankset & 10-52T Cassette
  • Brakes | SRAM Code RSC 4-Piston
  • Bar |  Bontrager RSL Integrated, OCLV Carbon, 27.5mm Rise, 820mm Width
  • Stem |  Bontrager RSL Integrated, OCLV Carbon, 45mm Length
  • Seatpost | RockShox Reverb AXS, 34.9mm Diameter, Travel: 100mm (S), 150mm (M-M/L), 170mm (L), 200mm (XL)
  • Saddle |  Bontrager Arvada, Austentite Rails
  • Claimed Weight | 14.11kg
  • RRP |  $TBC

2023 trek fuel ex 9.9 xtr

2023 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 XTR

  • Drivetrain | Shimano XTR 1×12 w/e*13 TRS Race Carbon 30T Crankset & 10-51T Cassette
  • Brakes | Shimano XTR 4-Piston
  • Seatpost | Bontrager Line Elite, 34.9mm Diameter, Travel: 100mm (S), 150mm (M-M/L), 170mm (L), 200mm (XL)
  • Saddle | Bontrager Arvada Pro, Carbon Rails
  • Claimed Weight | 13.7kg

2023 trek fuel ex 9.8 xt

2023 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT

  • Fork | Fox 36, Performance Series, GRIP Damper, 44mm Offset, 150mm Travel
  • Shock | Fox Float X, Performance Series, 185x55mm
  • Wheels |  Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Carbon Rims, 29mm Inner Width
  • Drivetrain | Shimano XT 1×12 w/30T Crankset & 10-51T Cassette
  • Brakes |  Shimano XT 4-Piston
  • Claimed Weight | 14.33kg
  • RRP |  $8,999 AUD

2023 trek fuel ex 9.7

2023 Trek Fuel EX 9.7

  • Fork | Fox Rhythm 36, GRIP Damper, 44mm Offset, 150mm Travel
  • Wheels | Bontrager Line Comp 30, Alloy Rims, 29mm Inner Width
  • Tyres | Bontrager XR5 Team Issue 2.5in Front & Rear
  • Drivetrain | Shimano SLX 1×12 w/30T Deore Crankset & 10-51T Cassette
  • Brakes | Shimano Deore 4-Piston
  • Bar | Bontrager Line, 27.5mm Rise, 780mm Width
  • Stem | Bontrager Elite, 45mm Length
  • Seatpost | TranzX Dropper, 34.9mm Diameter, Travel: 100mm (S), 150mm (M-M/L), 170mm (L), 200mm (XL)
  • Saddle | Bontrager Arvada, Chromoly Rails
  • Claimed Weight | 14.76kg
  • RRP |  $6,999 AUD

2023 trek fuel ex 8

2023 Trek Fuel EX 8

  • Frame | Alpha Platnium Alloy, ABP Suspension Design, 140mm Travel
  • Drivetrain | Shimano XT 1×12 w/30T Deore Crankset & 10-51T Cassette
  • Claimed Weight | 15.65kg
  • RRP |  $5,999 AUD

2023 trek fuel ex 7

2023 Trek Fuel EX 7

  • Fork | RockShox 35 Gold RL, Motion Control Damper, 44mm Offset, 150mm Travel
  • Shock | Fox Float DPS, Performance Series, 185x55mm
  • Drivetrain | Shimano Deore 1×12 w/30T Crankset & 10-51T Cassette
  • Brakes | Shimano MT420 4-Piston
  • Bar | Bontrager Rhythm, 15mm Rise, 750mm Width
  • Stem | Bontrager Alloy, 50mm Length
  • Saddle | Bontrager Arvada, Steel Rails
  • Claimed Weight | 15.97kg
  • RRP |  $4,999 AUD

trek fuel ex 2023

  • Submit for Review
  • Terms & Conditions

Enjoy reading this?

Get similar articles delivered directly to your inbox

trek bikes news 2023

  • Rider Notes

2023 Trek Slash 8 Gen 5

trek bikes news 2023

A 29″ aluminum frame full suspension enduro bike with high-end components. Compare the full range

Slash 8 Gen 5

In Stock: MD/LG & XL

For This Bike

View more similar bikes →

Based on frame geometry and build specs.

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

Similar Bikes

(descending)

Add custom gearing

Based on build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more.

Compare the full Slash model range

BIKE Magazine

A great excuse to make poor choices

Read Review

Bikerumor

Jan 2024 · Steve Fisher

Trek gives the 2024 Slash a high-pivot linkage with 170mm travel and mixed wheels, making a capable and well-rounded long-travel bike.

Flow Mountain Bike

The 2024 Trek Slash looks nothing like the old one. So how do all the changes play out on the trail? Read on for our Trek Slash review.

Incredible composure on the rowdiest terrain

Plush & well-controlled suspension

Surprisingly efficient pedalling performance

Mullet setup injects welcome agility

Loads of in-built adjustability

Extra pulleys add complexity & noise

Tyres too flimsy for the application

Downtube storage is on the small side

Chainstay armour lacks damping

GX derailleur clutch failure

Pinkbike

Oct 2023 · Dario DiGiulio

Trek did a very good job making the Slash a quiet bike, then seemingly lost the plot when they specced a hard rubber chainslap protector that does little to mitigate the drivetrain noise in bumpy terrain.

Excellent geometry and balanced ride

Composed, capable, and predictable suspension

Climbs well for such a downhill-focused bike

Excels in challenging terrain

Chassis may be too stiff for some

Chain drop issues due to improperly spaced lower idler (fixed)

Stock chainstay protector did very little to manage noise

The all-new Trek Slash is beefed up in celebration of its sixth iteration. This fresh design features an oversized, 19-tooth idler pulley and a high-pivot rear suspension configuration for the first time in the model’s lineage. Travel has been increased to 170 millimeters, pushing it further into the all-out, winch-and-plummet ethos that so many enduro bikes seem to be gravitating to. Our 9.9 version was spec’d with Bontrager’s RSL integrated handlebar and stem, a SRAM T-Type XO drivetrain, and the all-new RockShox Vivid Ultimate rear shock. The previous Slash was an impressive bike. It was impressively light for an enduro bike and was surprisingly efficient to pedal around all day. The new Slash Gen 6 leans more heavily toward the chairlift and shuttle culture side of the mountain bike world with some extra heft and additional pulleys in the drivetrain. However, with the oversized pulley and lighter casing tires, I found the Slash to climb the most efficiently of any high-pivot bike I’ve reviewed thus far. I attribute this mostly to the large, 19-tooth upper idler.

NSMB

A first look at Trek's high pivot idler-equipped sled for 2024.

Loam Wolf

The Trek Slash 9 9 shines on the steeps and excels in the rough, making it an almost perfect rig for enduro racing. Read the full Trek Slash 9.9 XO1 Review here.

Steep terrain crusher

Rough terrain performance

Not the best climber

Ineffective drain tube

MBR

Apr 2022 · Alan Muldoon

The Trek Slash 9.8 XT is an enduro bike with progressive geometry and 29er wheels and 170/160mm of travel, and offers a performance that seriously impressive. Good enough to make it on our list of the best enduro mountain bikes? Absolutely. It’s good enough to score a  10 out of 10; a rare feat. Trek Slash 9.8 XT need to know: Mino Link geometry adjustment allows for a 27.5in Mullet setup KnockBlock 2.0 offers an increases the steering angle from 58º to 72º and can be removed if needed A bash guard on the MRP chain guide helps protects the 30t XT chainring RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock sports ThruShaft technology to control the 160mm travel We took the Trek Slash 9.9 XO1 for a first ride when it launched last year, and while the 2022 bike looks remarkably similar, right down to the frame colour of the bike we featured last time, there are several differences. The main one being that the XT equipped bike is £1,500 cheaper and there are changes to the specification that reflect its lower price. You get a full Shimano XT drivetrain and 4-piston XT brakes, rather than SRAM XO1. You also get a RockShox Zeb Select+ fork rather than the Ultimate, while the Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels switch to the alloy version. Downgrades? Yes, but none that should detract from the underlying ride quality of the Slash. The most important thing is that the OCLV carbon frame remains unchanged, so you still benefit from all of the advances in the frame geometry and suspension that Trek introduced last year. Updates that saw the addition of downtube storage, the head tube angle getting slacker, the seat tube steeper and the reach longer. Trek also made the suspension more progressive, and increased rear travel by 10mm to 160mm. All positive changes then. Trek Slash 9.8 suspension Trek has always been a big proponent of proprietary suspension components. As such, the RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock on the Slash 9.8 XT features Trek’s ThruShaft technology and it’s the exact same shock that comes on the flagship model. This design eliminates the need for a high pressure IFP (internal floating piston) and in simple terms, this allows for lower breakaway resistance and improved sensitivity. And because the damper shaft passes straight through the shock body, it needs an extender mount and a small hole in the frame to accept the ThruShaft at bottom out. Sounds complex? Well it is, but thankfully setting up the suspension on the Slash is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Sag gradients make it simple to dial in the correct air pressure, and in the open setting the shock has three low-compression settings for fine tuning the response to pedal inputs or the style of terrain you’re riding. Also if you ever want to fit an aftermarket shock, that’s still possible as the Slash uses a 230×62.5mm metric shock size, you’ll just need different lower mounting hardware. Setting up the suspension …Continue reading »

Fast, fun and efficient. Tight, reactive ride. Progressive geometry. Versatile, composed. A do-it-all bike

XL would benefit from a steeper seat angle

99 Spokes on YouTube

Last updated April 6

Shop in-store for even more deals!

Shop in store for even more deals we can't advertise!

Bike Service

Mountain Bike Suspension Service

Mountain Bike Suspension Service

Trade In Your Bike

Trade in your bike

  • Base Layers
  • Mountain Bike Shorts
  • Bibs, Tights + Knickers
  • Mountain Bike Shoes

SAFETY GEAR

  • Adult Helmets
  • Youth Helmets
  • Road Helmets
  • Casual Wear
  • Road Bike Shorts
  • Bibs, Tights & Knickers
  • Road Bike Shoes
  • Accessories/Parts

Safety Gear

  • Women's Helmets
  • Road Bike Helmets
  • Mountain Bike Helmets

WHEELS & TIRES

  • Road Wheels
  • Mountain Bike Wheels
  • Mountain Bike Tires
  • Wheels Accessories and Parts
  • Derailleurs
  • Chains & Cassettes
  • Cranks and Chainrings
  • Bottom Brackets
  • Cables and Housing
  • Power Meters

BRAKES & PEDALS

  • Clipless Pedals
  • Flat Pedals
  • Mountain Bike Brake Sets
  • Mountain Bike Brake Pads
  • Road Bike Brakes and Pads
  • All Brakes/Levers/Pads

Forks & Cockpit

  • Grips and Bar Tape
  • Rigid Forks
  • Suspension Forks

Accessories

  • Car Rack Accessories
  • Electronics
  • Front Lights
  • Tail Lights
  • Locks/Security
  • Media/Resources
  • Bicycle Mounted Racks
  • Pumps/Inflation
  • Tools/Maintenance
  • Trailers/Strollers
  • Trainers/Rollers
  • Travel/Storage
  • Water Bottles & Cages

Brand Guides

Bike buyer's guides, gear guides, new bike releases, summit bicycles online (855) 245-3663 [email protected] email, burlingame (650) 343-8483 [email protected] email, summit outfitters (408) 878-3252 [email protected] email, los gatos (408) 399-9142 [email protected] email, san jose (408) 264-2453 [email protected] email, palo alto (650) 304-0035 [email protected] email, summit bicycles mobile we'll come to you schedule mobile service today, (855) bike-one - for online orders and rental inquiries.

  • Account Account
  • Subtotal : $ 0.00 Checkout Cart

The NEW 2023 Trek Fuel EX Gen 6

Trek Fuel EX release date: September 8, 2022

What type of mountain bike is the Trek Fuel EX?

The new Trek Fuel EX Gen 6 shows off what a modern trail bike should be. New features including longer travel and impressive on-the-fly adjustability serve riders that have a soft spot for the steep stuff. The size-specific build is customized to the rider and added features make you feel one with the mountain. As trail riding evolves, achieving the perfect fit and ideal suspension settings have never been so close at hand. There's nothing you can't ride with the Fuel EX.

2023 Trek Fuel EX Gen 6

  • Wheel size: 29" (S-XXL) or 27.5" (XS-S)
  • Front travel: 150mm
  • Rear travel: 140mm
  • Tire clearance: 2.5"
  • Size range: XS - XXL
  • Frame: Carbon or alloy
  • Colors: Deep Smoke, Mulsanne Blue, Satin Baja Yellow, Crimson, Matte Pennyflake

Want to get the scoop on inventory?

Chat with us about availability

Or keep scrolling to compare and contrast each model.

Fuel EX Overview Fuel EX Video --> Fuel EX Features Fuel EX Geometry Fuel EX Size Chart Fuel EX Models Fuel EX FAQs

Trek Fuel EX 2023 Gen 6 mountain bike getting air

Who’s it for?

The updated Gen 6 model is for riders who love all trails, flowy, rocky, steep, loose, and otherwise. It's for the renaissance rider who rides it all.

The adjustable geometry and suspension flip chip appeal to mountain bikers who prioritize tuning their setup to the current conditions. 

The Fuel EX is the longer-travel sibling of the snappy Trek Top Fuel designed for lighter, more XC style trails.

trek bikes news 2023

Why you'll love it

The Fuel EX is in a league of its own when it comes to on-the-go adjustability. 

Riders can now easily customize their geometry and suspension progression at the flip of a chip and optimize their ride no matter the trail. 

You’ll enjoy full days of downhill shuttle runs more than ever thanks to the redesigned frame, downtube guard, and handy internal storage.

Click to watch the Fuel EX video

Video Name Here

What's new on the 2023 Trek Fuel EX?

Check out the Trek Fuel EX overview below and learn about all its exciting updates.

Trek Fuel Ex has 150/140mm of travel

More front and rear travel

Year after year, riders continue to push the limits of trail bikes and the Fuel EX Gen 6 delivers longer travel suspension for dominating steeper terrain. 

Front travel increases from 130mm to 140mm and the rear shock provides 150mm of cushion, up from 140mm on the previous model.

Trek Fuel EX now has 6 geo settings

Adjustable Geometry

The 2023 Fuel EX also introduces an innovative adjustable headset that can alter the head tube angle by +/- 1 degree depending on the desired slackness. 

The head tube angle can be set between 63.5 and 65.5 degrees. 

The angle adjust cups combine with the Mino Link for a total of 6 possible geometry configurations.

trek bikes news 2023

Size specific builds

Trek has matched the frame sizes with appropriate wheel choices and chainstay lengths to ensure all riders achieve an ideal fit. 

XS models run nimble 27.5” wheels whereas frame sizes medium and up have 29ers. Small frames are available in both wheel options. 

All riders, regardless of their height, can find a bike that provides maximum control and handling.

trek bikes news 2023

New frame features

The reimagined frame boasts trendy tech, including a full length downtube guard for protection from debris and tailgates during shuttle runs. 

The new threaded BB and guided internal routing keep everything neatly tucked away and low-maintenance. 

The larger 34.6mm seat tube accommodates sturdier dropper posts and now all frames— carbon and alloy— come with handy downtube storage .

trek bikes news 2023

Adjustable suspension progression

Riders can effortlessly switch between suspension settings via a flip chip on the lower shock mount. 

Choose between the plush, less progressive setting for better trail feedback or the more progressive setting that’s better for aggressive riding. 

The progressive option avoids bottoming-out and performs great with linear coil shocks if you choose to upgrade later on.

Trek Fuel EX Geometry

The new Fuel EX features a steeper seat angle and longer reach for more efficient climbing and improved handling on demanding descents. 

This more aggressive geometry can be further fine-tuned from inside the headset with angle adjust cups (sold separately) as well as the rear triangle Mino Link, r esulting in 6 different geo configurations .

Trek Fuel EX Size Chart

Trek outfitted each frame option with the correct wheel size to optimize handling. XS models come with 27.5” wheels, frames M and up run 29ers. People who ride S frames are often caught in the middle, so those frames are available with both wheel options.

*Size XXL available in alloy only.

2023 Trek Fuel EX For Sale

Shop all our Trek Fuel EX models

Or compare and contrast them at a glance below:

Trek Fuel EX 2023 Gen 6 XX1

Fuel EX 9.9 XX1 AXS

Frame : Carbon

Fork : FOX Factory 36

Shock : Fox Performance Float X

Drivetrain : SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS

Brakes : SRAM Code RSC

Wheels : Bontrager Line Pro 30

Price : $10,749

Trek Fuel EX 2023 Gen 6 XTR

Fuel EX 9.9 XTR

Fork : Fox Factory 36

Drivetrain : Shimano XTR M9100

Brakes : Shimano XTR M9120

Price : $9,749

Trek Fuel EX 2023 Gen 6 GX AXS

Fuel EX 9.8 GX AXS

Fork : Fox Performance 36

Drivetrain : SRAM GX Eagle AXS

Brakes : SRAM Code R

Wheels : Bontrager Line Elite 30

Price : $7,699

Trek Fuel EX 2023 Gen 6 XT

Fuel EX 9.8 XT

Drivetrain : Shimano XT M8100

Brakes : Shimano XT M8120

Price : $6,249

Trek Fuel EX 2023 Gen 6 SLX

Fuel EX 9.7 SLX/XT

Fork : Fox Rhythm 36

Brakes : Shimano M6120

Wheels : Bontrager Line Comp 30 

Price : $4,699

Trek Fuel EX 2023 Gen 6 XT

Fuel EX 8 XT

Frame : Aluminum

Wheels : Bontrager Line Comp 30

Price : $4,299

Trek Fuel EX 2023 Gen 6 Deore

Fuel EX 7 Deore/XT

Fork : RockShox 35 Gold RL

Shock : Fox Performance Float EVOL

Brakes : Shimano MT420

Price : $3,699

Trek Fuel EX FAQs

Is the trek fuel ex a trail bike.

Yes, the 140/150mm full-suspension setup and large wheels are best suited for trail riding all over the mountain, from the big climbs, flowy traverses, and steep descents.

How does the adjustable headset work?

Riders can swap out the standard headset cup for special angle adjust cups that alter the head tube angle by +/- 1 degree, either adding slack or increasing steepness. The upper cup can be dropped in whereas the lower cup needs to be installed using a headset press.

How much does a Trek Fuel EX weigh?

Depending on the model, a size M Trek Fuel EX weighs between 31.6 lbs and 35.21 lbs.

Do all Fuel EX frames use the same wheel size?

No, XS frames use 27.5” wheels and sizes M and up use 29” wheels. S frames are available in both wheelsets.

Is the Trek Fuel EX tubeless compatible?

Yes, all models from Fuel EX 7 and up come ready for a tubeless setup and include valves, sealant, and appropriate tires.

What is the Fuel EX’s tire clearance?

Both the 27.5 and 29 models have room for 2.5” tires.

Want to see more Trek mountain bikes?

Shop All Trek Bikes

Shop All Trek Mountain Bikes

Explore Our Trek Buyer's Guide

Bespoken Word – Trek is slashing the number of bikes it offers by 40%. Here's what that means for your favorite brands in the future

In part one of a new ‘What Happens Next?’ series, Guy Kesteven has some dark warnings about what’s going to happen to a lot of bike brands in the next few years

Trek Marlin being ridden in a desert

The Taipei show is the biggest trade bike show in the world. You can go there as a punter but its primary purpose is for far eastern vendors to sell their stuff to the biggest bike brands . Unsurprisingly, given that anyone who is anyone is probably there, it’s also the biggest place for bike industry gossip. 

'Right sizing'

Right now, what everyone is talking about is Trek reporting that they’ll be reducing their bike range by 40 percent and the size of their overall business by 10 percent going forward. Yes, that Trek! The solid, dependable, privately owned Wisconsin-based brand has been rock solid since it started selling touring bikes in the 1970s. The Trek who most industry people were saying pulled a blinder by allegedly using their scale and cash reserves to guarantee the supply of parts when production and delivery choked during Covid. That meant Trek was the first to get big shipments of bikes after everyone had sold out and the sheer amount of Marlin hardtails they dropped into dealers has achieved mythical status.

Unfortunately, while they sold a huge amount of bikes to people wearing face masks, there are still a lot of Marlins in shops – and there are probably more in warehouses all over the world. So Trek is doing the smart thing and making fewer bikes going forward. Because otherwise that backlog of Marlins is never going to get sold and Trek will hemorrhage even more money storing them or selling them for less than a profit. And while their use of the phrase ‘Right sizing’ is definitely corporate ‘posi–speak’, the decision to downsize even based on pre-Covid levels is almost certainly correct.

The news that old dependable Trek is making big changes to stop future oversupply is a big deal, but they are far from being alone in this. From the sound of the rumor drums there are other very big companies, as well as many mid-sized and mini brands that are totally constipated with stock. And in many cases that’s not just because they ordered too much, but because they have a whole ton of very closely spaced products. Orange's multitude of visually near-identical, single pivot hand-made monocoque bikes made it hard for customers to pick an obvious winner and nearly put them out of business. I can’t help wondering if the reason Santa Cruz are running very big discounts on some bikes right now is because there are so many to choose from the confusion is enough to put people off. 

In contrast, Yeti has a pretty clear and clean product lineup and is still currently selling bikes full price. Other brands like Whyte and Norco have also massively reduced their product portfolio to help them leapfrog ahead of brands buried in out-of-date stock. In the case of Whyte, it has even sidelined projects they’ve been working on for years to put nearly all their eggs in the E-Lyte basket. After speaking to Jason Schiers and Clive Gosling from GT at Core bike show , it’s clear they’ve done the same. Canceling whole bike lines just before launch so they can concentrate on a few really strong new offerings.

Trek Marlin 7 bike

Brands on the run

While figures like a 40 percent reduction in bike range sound dramatic, it doesn’t have to mean a loss of family favorites. Trek in particular produces a huge size range of bikes and generally makes each model in multiple colors. So it could be that every bike stays, but only in the best-selling color or with fewer options spanning the sizing spread. Not great if you're an odd size or like a choice of aesthetic, but not a disaster.

But for brands that have already slimmed downsizing and hacked the options back to a minimum, things will be a lot harder in the months and years ahead. There’s less room to maneuver too as geometry is now basically all the same and while internal storage is a nice feature, I’ve never heard anyone chopping in their perfectly good old bike just to get a snack hatch on the new one. Unless you’ve got a genuinely different suspension technology that people actually want (buyers are traditionally very averse to new tech until it’s multi-proven), then realistically how many almost identical 4-bar or twin-link carbon bikes with a 64 to 66-degree head tube do we need to choose from?

And while brand loyalty or re-polishing faded memories of past glory days will work with us old gits who’ve been hanging around the sport for decades, we aren’t the people brands need to attract to stay alive.

GT Sensor Carbon LE on the trails

Power rangers

The people brands need to attract are the new mountain bikers, who may have dusted off an old bike during Covid or who just found MTB from fresh and are now encouraging their mates to join them. These riders are a very different breed with different brand and buying values. While old schoolers are used to glitches and bodges being part of biking and were prepared to put up with random customer service and extensive research to find the right next bike, the new breed isn’t. They don’t want a confusing sea, as far as they can tell, of identical bikes. They want stuff that works rather than needing to be nursed and they want it presented, sold and serviced professionally. And we might kid ourselves that this is the case in the bike industry, we all know that for every slick showroom and logo polo shirt, there’s a bargain bin in the corner and an ordering process that’s still based on paper stuck on spikes. But the whole chat about retail is for another time.  

The big thing that these new buyers mean is a total change in brand recognition and that’s also tied very heavily into the rise of the e-bike. 

Back of rider on e-MTB on track through woods

E-bikes are not the miracle cure

What I mean is that while some of these new buyers might recognize the big brands like Specialized , Santa Cruz, Canyon , Shimano , or Trek, they’ll definitely spot Bosch as a brand name to go towards because their power tools, domestic appliances, auto parts, etc. are recognized as costing a bit more but return great reliability. Some outsiders might know Giant bikes, but the smartest move of the world’s largest bicycle manufacturer is to team up with Yamaha for their motors. With a lot of e-MTBers coming from an off-road motorbike background, brands like GasGas and Husqvarna are going to stand out a lot more than Haibike or Cube . Even if you get a better spec for a lower price by going for the latter. I can’t help feeling that brands like Bosch and Yamaha are going to get sick of having to deal with hundreds of relatively tiny bike company intermediaries to access the cycling market and will just make their own bikes.

There are other big players poised too. As soon as Porsche is confident that their investment in Fazua motors is a sound one, why wouldn’t they go direct through their existing dealers with all the upsell and aspirations they bring? Honda is already starting to show concept bikes again too and it’s clear that this personal mobility part of the market is becoming increasingly interesting to the auto industry. Hell, why wouldn’t Apple go for a quick positive spin on their entry to personal urban mobility by following up their failed ‘self-driving car’ project with an ‘Apple Bike’? They recently added a ton of cycling-friendly features to their Apple Watch and regardless of its actual performance, you can guarantee it would sync with all your other devices instantly and look brilliant. Not something you can say about every e-bike from current manufacturers. 

But then maybe that’s a good thing. Talking to managers at bike brands, they’re certainly beginning to realize that as the e-bike market matures, it’s not the fairy tale, fortune-creating cash cow it looked like at the start. Whatever the brand or design, e-bikes have a far higher return/warranty rate, up to 100 percent in some instances. Nobody ever had their house or warehousing destroyed and insurance companies get startled by a conventional bike catching fire either. 

They also require far more parts to order, stock, integrate, and wait for delivery on. That's after going through a whole extra level of explosive category shipping headaches and costs and being hamstrung if they don’t turn up. While it’s a pain if SRAM changes its transmission and makes your existing stock look dated overnight, if a motor brand makes your entire inventory electrically extinct that’s a huge issue. Because while the higher ticket price of an e-bike is a win at the till, when those units aren’t shifting then they’re sucking up a whole lot more cash. Which is of course the whole issue we started with in the first place.

Yamaha YDX-MORO e-MTB

Know your business

Finally, what the pandemic and subsequent sh*t show have clearly demonstrated is that bike and component brands know as much about their customers, demand and sales trends as a triathlete knows about suspension setup. In fact, the spike, rebound and sag in sales we’ve seen recently is almost certainly worse than the back-end performance of a bike set up by someone in Speedos.

While the amount of talk around inclusivity, diversity and lowering entry barriers is definitely increasing and that’s a brilliant thing, I can’t help feeling it’s not really gaining traction yet either. That losing a hundred grams, changing head angle by a degree, or increasing tire space still gets more high fives in boardrooms and marketing agencies than something that will engage with hundreds of thousands of new riders, change their headspace, or genuinely open up cycling to whole new communities and demographics. 

And these topics of advocacy, retail, racing, riding and media are all things I’m going to dig deeper into in this series. So for now, go enjoy the fact that there are way more bikes and brands than we need, and often being sold at bargain prices. Because one thing I’m sure of is that the situation isn’t going to last forever and if you end up buying bikes from the same place as your washing machine, then don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Guy Kesteven

Guy has been working on Bike Perfect since we launched in 2019. Hatched in Yorkshire he's been hardened by riding round it in all weathers since he was a kid. He spent a few years working in bike shops and warehouses before starting writing and testing for bike mags in 1996. Since then he’s written several million words about several thousand test bikes and a ridiculous amount of riding gear. To make sure he rarely sleeps and to fund his custom tandem habit, he’s also penned a handful of bike-related books and talks to a GoPro for YouTube, too.

Current rides: Cervelo ZFS-5, Forbidden Druid V2, Specialized Chisel, custom Nicolai enduro tandem, Landescape/Swallow custom gravel tandem

Height: 180cm

Weight: 69kg

Michelin says its new trio of downhill tires are the grippiest it's ever made, so could they stick to the trails better than Maxxis MaxxGrip?

Following the cue from Cues, Shimano's new Essa groupset brings big benefits to its 8-speed lineup designed for budget MTBs

Red Bull TV launches Race Tapes Season 2 – take a deep dive behind the scenes of the 2023 UCI MTB World Cup season

Most Popular

By Paul Brett 13 March 2024

By Guy Kesteven 13 March 2024

By Guy Kesteven 8 March 2024

By Neal Hunt 4 March 2024

By Guy Kesteven 1 March 2024

By Paul Brett 29 February 2024

By Graham Cottingham 26 February 2024

By Guy Kesteven 23 February 2024

By Paul Brett 21 February 2024

By Guy Kesteven 20 February 2024

By Guy Kesteven 16 February 2024

trek bikes news 2023

trek bikes news 2023

City OKs new Moscow Mountain trails

Moscow Mountain could have a new 2-mile system of bike trails in two years thanks to a local volunteer group and a Tuesday decision from the Moscow City Council.

The Moscow Area Mountain Bike Association is proposing to build and maintain the trail system on the mountain near the intersection of Moscow Mountain Road and Rock Creek Road.

MAMBA is a local nonprofit organization founded in 1997 that develops, maintains and promotes the use of more than 60 miles of non-motorized trails on and around the Moscow Mountain area.

The group wants to construct the trails on 20 acres of land that was donated to the city in 1941 by Harry and Nina Powell. It is currently undeveloped and not being managed for recreational purposes.

MAMBA anticipates construction will cost $10,000. It has applied for a grant from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation to fund the project, and asked the city to provide a matching $5,000. The city approved the match along with a license agreement for the trail system.

MAMBA anticipates construction to start this spring and for the trails to open in May 2025.

The nonprofit says this new trail system will discourage unauthorized user-created trails, improve recreational activity in the area and appease those who want more advanced mountain bike trails.

Councilor Sandra Kelly said she believes this project will help with the city’s tourism, and she appreciates that MAMBA will maintain the trails.

Councilor Gina Taruscio also praised MAMBA’s ability to tackle a project like this.

“The reputation you guys have precedes you and I really think this is a ridiculous no-brainer,” Taruscio said.

In other business, the council approved an appeal that will allow The Jubilee School Montessori in Eastside Marketplace to have a day care for children ages 3 to 5.

City staff previously determined the proposal did not meet the license requirements because the facility did not have a fenced outdoor play area adjacent to the day care.

Malia Mason, director of The Jubilee School Montessori, approached the council to appeal the denial. She said the school wants to incorporate 3- to 6-year-old children into its school program, but the city requires a day care license for 3-year-olds.

The school plans to create an outdoor play area in the future. There is currently an outdoor space behind the building. Mason also said that 3- to 4-year-olds would not use the outdoor area because they are only at the facility for three hours in the morning.

There was much debate about this request, particularly about whether the school’s unique education model justified waiving the day care rule regarding play areas. The motion to approve the license passed 4-2.

Also on Tuesday, the council approved a grant request to the Idaho Parks and Recreation to upgrade Lola Clyde Park by adding parking, frontage improvements and an internal pathway system.

Connecting Spokane residents to the internet at home and on-the-go

There is a significant challenge in Washington for communities big and small. Connecting Spokane residents to the Internet at Home and On-the-Go

Results ands Highlights from Paris-Roubaix 2024

Kopecky is the first woman to win the Hell of the North in the World Champion’s jersey, Van der Poel dominates the peloton with a savage long-range attack.

121st paris roubaix 2024

How Paris-Roubaix Femmes unfolded

2024 paris-roubaix top 10, 2024 paris-roubaix femmes top 10.

Mathieu van der Poel of Alpecin-Deceuninck crossed the line unchallenged following a 59-kilometer attack the day after Lotte Kopecky of SD Worx-Protime won Paris-Roubaix Femmes from a six-up sprint.

This is the second time Van der Poel claims victory in the prestigious Roubaix Velodrome on a day filled with intense action and drama. Second place was Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), and Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) was third.

This is the third Spring Classics race won by Alpecin-Deceuninck this season. It was the fastest-ever edition of Paris-Roubaix with Van der Poel averaging 47.85 kilometers per hour for 260 km—1 kilometer per hour faster than his previous record, which was set last year.

“It is hard to believe. The team was stronger than last year. I’m super proud of the boys and happy to finish it off,” said Van der Poel in the post-race interview.

When asked if his 59-kilometer attack was planned, he said. “No, not really. I wanted to make the race hard from there on because I knew that was my strength, and I felt super good today. I knew it was a tailwind to the finish line for the most part. I had a really good day.”

“I never could have dreamt of this as a child. I was super motivated for this year. I wanted to show the jersey in a nice way. It goes beyond expectations. I’m a bit loss for words,” the World Champion added.

121st paris roubaix 2024

Saturday’s Paris-Roubaix Femmes was an entirely different race from the 2023 edition, with a lead group featuring multiple World Champions and six racers who all could handily win a race like Paris-Roubaix. But it was reigning World Champion Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) who played the race flawlessly from the early moments, including an on-bike handlebar adjustment to a picture-perfect sprint finish. Elisa Balsamo (Lidl-Trek) finished second, and Pfeiffer Georgi (dsm-firmenich PostNL) third.

“This was the goal of the season,” said Kopecky in the post-race interview. “The confidence the team has given me the whole season, but especially this week—they made me laugh as much as possible, and they made me feel like I could win this race.”

“It’s always nervous. You are here with two very fast sprinters, Vos and Balsamo, so you’re never sure. One moment, I thought, ‘Now I’m boxed in,’ and I had to start the sprint pretty early, but I could keep sprinting,” the Belgian added.

Kopecky is the first woman to win Paris-Roubaix Femmes in the World Champion colors.

4th paris roubaix femmes 2024

How Paris-Roubaix unfolded

As the peloton rolled out from Compiègne, anticipation was heavy. Riders knew they would face a true test of grit and endurance across 29 punishing cobblestone sectors spanning nearly 260 kilometers. Among the favorites were Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck), alongside stars like Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck), Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek), and Tom Pidcock (INEOS Grenadiers).

Numerous attempts at breakaways were made throughout the early kilometers, but it wasn’t until Kasper Asgreen (Lidl-Trek) made his move that a serious threat to the peloton formed. Asgreen, along with a select group of ten riders, including Per Strand Hagenes (Visma-Lease a Bike), Marco Haller (Bora-hansgrohe), and Rasmus Tiller (Uno X-Mobility), managed to carve out a 1:30 gap, signaling the beginning of a strategic battle.

Behind them, the peloton, led by Alpecin-Deceuninck, remained vigilant, unwilling to let the breakaway gain too much ground as they entered the first cobblestone sector. The dynamic changed continuously as attacks and counterattacks peppered the race, with each rider jockeying for position on the unforgiving roads.

Van der Poel positioned himself strategically throughout the race. His Alpecin-Deceuninck team worked efficiently to control the pace and keep him in contention. Despite challenges like punctures and crashes that plagued some riders, Van der Poel remained focused on staying near the front of the race.

With still 150 kilometers left to go, just 60 riders were left on the front, six of them from Alpecin-Deceuninck. Crosswinds kicked in as the race entered its decisive phases, and Van der Poel led a chase group that gradually reeled in the leaders.

Ineos-Grenadiers rider disqualified

Josh Tarling (Ineos Grenadiers) was disqualified from the race after taking an illegal tow from his team car following a puncture. Tarling was part of the select 30-rider front group, which formed after Alpecin-Deceuninck forced the pace for Van der Poel with 150km to go.

After an impressive performance from the young Brit at Dwars door Vlaanderen and the Tour of Flanders, his race ended early with 130km to go when he was officially disqualified by race commissaries and visibly disappointed.

60 kilometers to go

With 59 km to go, Van der Poel unleashed a savage attack on the Mons-en-Pévèle sector, leaving his rivals struggling to respond. Behind him, the chase group fractured, unable to match Van der Poel’s relentless pace. Riders like Pedersen and Pidcock fought bravely but couldn’t close the gap. Philipsen, meanwhile, was happy to sit in the group while his teammate Van der Poel stormed away from the group.

With his lead approaching almost a minute, Van der Poel’s victory seemed increasingly inevitable. As he navigated sector 10, his lead grew to over one minute and thirty seconds. His lead extended to 2 minutes and 46 seconds as he finished sector 9 unscathed. Despite attempts by the chase group to close the gap, Van der Poel’s lead remained substantial.

10 kilometers to go

With just 10 kilometers to go, Van der Poel’s lead continued at over 2 minutes. And despite the efforts of the chasers, including Pedersen, Stefan Küng (Groupama-FDJ), and Politt, Philipsen maintained a strong position for the podium.

Van der Poel navigated Carrefour de l’Arbre with ease, extending his lead to 2 minutes and 46 seconds. However, a crash for Laurence Pithien (Groupama-FDJ) interrupts the chase behind them as he loses control on a corner.

Philipsen makes a decisive attack on sector 3, putting pressure on the chasers. Despite no attacks from the chase group, Pithie and Vermeersch struggle to bridge the gap, trailing by almost 30 seconds.

With a lead holding steady at about 2 minutes and 50 seconds, Van der Poel’s advantage was remarkable, reminiscent of his Tour of Flanders win. As the race entered the final kilometers, Van der Poel faced only two more sectors, both relatively tame.

As the tension mounted in the chase group behind, it was evident that only two podium spots remained, leaving one rider disappointed. Van der Poel smoothly navigated Sector 2, inching closer to a worry-free finish.

Van der Poel’s dominance continued as he began to relax and celebrate, even sharing a fist bump with his team car. Meanwhile, Küng fell further behind after being distanced by Philipsen’s earlier attack.

At the velodrome

Once at the Roubaix Velodrome, Van der Poel crossed the finish line with exactly a three-minute margin—the biggest the race has seen in 22 years. This is also his sixth monument victory, putting him inside the top sixteen riders to ever do so, joining the likes of Tom Boonen, Fabian Cancellara, and Johan Museeuw. Van der Poel is the first rider since Cancellara in 2013 to win both the Tour of Flanders and Roubaix in the same season.

Behind him, the group of three, consisting of Philipsen, Pedersen, and Politt, entered the velodrome for the sprint. Küng trailed seconds behind. Following the ring of the bell, Politt attacked first, but Philipsen came around the German for a 1-2 win, and Pedersen finished in third place.

For Jasper Philipsen, this is another great result in an exceptional spring. He’s now won Milano-Sanremo and Brugge-De Panne and made the podium at Paris-Roubaix.

One-hundred thirty-nine riders took to the start in Denain on a warm, almost sunny day—definitely not your usual cobbled classic weather! The crosswinds were brutal, though, and riders spread across the cobbles, buffeted by 18 mph wind gusts.

Early in the race, there were some minor crashes, including Coryn Labecki (EF Education–Cannondale) and last year’s winner Alison Jackson (EF Education-Cannondale). Still, there were no major catastrophes, and all the riders made it back onto their bikes, though Jackson required a bike change and was forced to chase. Small breaks attempted to ride away early, but the peloton quickly swallowed them up.

At 15 kilometers, Victoire Joncheray of Komugi-Grand Est launched a solo attack, growing her gap to an impressive 1:50. She held her solo lead for over 20 kilometers before getting caught by the peloton as Jackson caught up from behind.

At kilometer 66, the first cobbled section of the race, from Hornaing to Wandignies. The peloton entered the 3.7km stretch of cobbles together, jockeying for position. SD Worx-Protime’s Lotte Kopecky—one of the top contenders for the win—controlled the pace at the front. Team dsm-firmenich also wanted to control the race, with Rachele Barbieri attacking at the front. Visma-Lease-a-Bike’s Marianne Vos also moved towards the front, using her cyclocross skills to fly over the cobbles.

Live coverage thankfully began with 80 kilometers of racing to go. As riders hit the road between the cobbled sectors, the peloton swarmed and bunched, jockeying for position. The pace seemed higher than you would typically see with 80 kilometers to go, with key riders clearly trying to stay close to the front after the early crashes in the day.

Strategic moves and on-the-fly adjustments

As they hit the fourth cobbled section, Kopecky attacked, spreading the peloton out across the cobbles, stringing out riders behind her. Elisa Balsamo (Lidl-Trek) stayed close as Vos accelerated to jump from the peloton into the newly formed lead group. While no serious breakaway had formed once the riders hit the pavement again, the peloton had certainly broken up quite a bit, with a group of 15 in the front and a large chase group close behind.

Jackson attacked out of the front group, with Lidl-Trek’s Ellen Van Dijk covering the move instantly. In the short sector 14 (Beuvry-la-Forêt to Orchies), the chase group worked to make that connection to the lead group as Van Dijk took control of the front of the race. A drone shot showed riders stretched across the entirety of the sector. Kopecky had a bike issue at 61 kilometers to go, asking the team car for an Allen key as she impressively tightened her handlebars on the fly .

Kopecky quickly raced her way back up to the lead group, moving towards the front just as the lead group hit Sector 13, the 1.7-kilometer Orchies segment, lead by Visma Lease-a-Bike’s Sophie Von Berswordt. Following the sector, the pace settled at the front as the peloton came back together.

At 53 kilometers to go, Kopecky made another attack on the cobbles, this time joined by her teammate Lorena Wiebes, who almost instantly began to struggle with a bike issue, Vos, Christina Schweinberger, and Pfeiffer Georgi. As Wiebes struggled with her bike, Vos attacked, bringing the lead group of four to a gap of 10 seconds.

Behind them, several riders, including FDJ Suez’s Grace Brown and two Human Powered Health riders, struggled with flats on the tricky cobbled section. The attack was reabsorbed into the dwindling peloton, forming a lead group of about 25 riders. Riders, including Kopecky and Van Dijk, tested small attacks, but they were quickly contained by the strong riders in the lead group.

FDJ-Suez’s Jade Wiel attacked out of Sector 8, building a slight advantage as Tiffany Cromwell of Canyon SRAM led the chasers. Wiel’s advantage grew to 10 seconds before Kopecky moved to the front, with Vos tight on her wheel. Van Dijk counterattacked, but FDJ-Suez moved into the lead group to cover moves as their rider moved up the road. Wiel’s advantage grew to over 20 seconds as Kopecky made a stop at the team car to pick up extra bottles. Wiel’s lead continued to extend, hitting 30 seconds with just under 28 kilometers and a few sectors of gravel of racing left.

20 kilometers to go

At the front of the chase group, Vos and Kopecky looked around, and Van Dijk attacked the group, aiming to shut down Wiel’s attack. But the FDJ riders hopped on her wheel, dropping the efficacy of Van Dijk’s attack. Wiel’s advantage dropped to 10 seconds, but then began to grow again. But in sector 6—Bourghelles to Wannehain—Wiel’s was reabsorbed into the lead group as Visma Lease-a-Bike and Van Dijk brought her back with FDJ’s Amber Kraak close behind. Van Dijk and Kraak both dropped into the time trial position, creating yet another small gap off the front.

Kraak and Van Dijk quickly extended their small gap as FDJ continued to play defense in the front of the race. As the gap grew to 15 seconds, the Visma Lease-a-Bike and SD Worx riders seemed unbothered by the two-woman attack, though the peloton’s pace accelerated as they hit the cobbles yet again.

Kopecky moved to the front and attacked with Balsamo, Georgi, and Vos on her wheel. The gap to the leaders quickly came down as Georgi fell off the pace and dropped back. Thanks to Kopecky’s massive surge, the gap to the rest of the peloton stretched aggressively in mere moments. The trio closed on Kraak and Van Dijk, putting two Lidl-Trek riders in the lead group with 18 kilometers to go.

Van Dijk let into Carrefour de l’Arbre, and the group of five maintained a strong lead on the peloton as Georgi tried to claw her way back, only eight seconds behind. Balsamo started to separate slightly from the lead group, struggling to hold the pace. Georgi made contact with Balsamo, passing her in her quest to connect to the leaders.

At the front, the riders struggled to pull together, as Van Dijk didn’t want to pull since Balsamo and Georgi were coming close to bridging up to the group. Balsamo and Georgi closed the gap, and immediately, Van Dijk attacked, with Vos staying tight to her wheel. The group of six stayed together as they hit 10 kilometers of racing to go, 40 seconds ahead of the chasers.

With eight kilometers to go, the group’s advantage shrunk to 25 seconds as the riders at the front struggled to work together cohesively. As the gap dropped to 20 seconds to a chase group of 10, including Wiebes and Borghesi, Kraak worked at the front, seemingly trying to press their advantage as Kopecky calmly sat on her wheel.

At five kilometers, the gap was just under 20 seconds as Kraak attacked, then Van Dijk with Kopecky and Vos on her wheel, Georgi and Balsamo staying tight behind. Behind them, the group of chasers tried to bridge up, but couldn’t seem to make any headway. The lead group’s 20-second gap was still in place at 2.5 kilometers to go, as the six racers started to focus on being prepared for the finish sprint while maintaining their gap. Van Dijk took a pull on the front with Vos right on her wheel, and they hit the final small cobble sector.

The final sprint

The group of six—nearly all World Champions—hit the velodrome together, preparing for the final sprint.

The bell rang for one lap to go. Georgi was the first to go, followed by Vos, but it was Kopecky coming from the back and around the other riders to take her first-ever Paris-Roubaix Femmes win. “This was the goal of the season,” said Kopecky in the post-race interview. “It’s always nervous. You are here with two very fast sprinters, Vos and Balsamo, so you’re never sure. One moment, I thought, ‘Now I’m boxed in,’ and I had to start the sprint pretty early, but I could keep sprinting”

  • Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) 5:25.58
  • Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) +3:00
  • Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek) "
  • Nils Politt (UAE Team Emirates) "
  • Stefan Kung (Groupama-FDJ) +3:15
  • Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin-Deceuninck) +3:47
  • Laurence Pithie (Groupama-FDJ) +3:48
  • Tim Van Dijke (Visma-Lease a Bike) +4:45
  • Jordi Meeus (Bora-H=hansgrohe) +4:47
  • Soren Waersenskjold (Uno X-Mobility) "
  • Lotte Kopecky (SD Worx-Protime) 03:47:1302
  • Elisa Balsamo (Lidl-Trek) + 0003"
  • Pfeiffer Georgi (dsm-firmenich PostNL) + 0004"
  • Marianne Vos(Visma-Lease a Bike) + 0005"
  • Amber Kraak (FDJ-SUEZ) + 0006"
  • Ellen van Dijk (Lidl-Trek) + 0607"
  • Lorena Wiebes (SD Worx-Protime) + 2808"
  • Victoire Berteau (Cofidis Women Team) + 2809"
  • Marie le Net FDJ-SUEZ + 2810
  • Kim Le Court (AG Insurance-Soudal) + 28"

preview for HDM All Sections Playlist - Bicycling

.css-1t6om3g:before{width:1.75rem;height:1.75rem;margin:0 0.625rem -0.125rem 0;content:'';display:inline-block;-webkit-background-size:1.25rem;background-size:1.25rem;background-color:#F8D811;color:#000;background-repeat:no-repeat;-webkit-background-position:center;background-position:center;}.loaded .css-1t6om3g:before{background-image:url(/_assets/design-tokens/bicycling/static/images/chevron-design-element.c42d609.svg);} 2024 Paris-Roubaix

121st paris roubaix 2024

Ultra Jack’s 1,250km Ride from Girona to Roubaix

topshot cycling fra paris roubaix

2024 Paris-Roubaix: New Chicannigans?

topshot cycling fra paris roubaix

2024 Paris-Roubaix | How to Watch, Route & Faves

cycling fra paris roubaix

Wireless Tire Pressure Systems at Paris Roubaix

paris roubaix

What It’s Like To Ride Paris Roubaix

cycling france paris roubaix men

2024 Paris-Roubaix Weather Watch

108th ronde van vlaanderen tour des flandres 2024 men's elite

Van der Poel in Spain Ahead of Paris-Roubaix

cyclist riding over cobblestones in paris roubaix race

What Happened to the Roubaix Bike?

78th dwars door vlaanderen 2024 men's elite

Wout van Aert Crashes at Dwars door Vlaanderen

cycling fra paris roubaix

Why Are There Goats at Paris-Roubaix?

cycling fra paris roubaix women

Can Lightning Strike Twice for Alison Jackson?

Green Deals

Save $900 on this niu pro e-bike at $1,300, allpowers power station now $199, and other green deals.

Avatar for Reinette LeJeune

As the rain falls in April to prepare for May flowers, so too do we have a bunch of green deals falling in price that could make the coming months far more enjoyable. Kicking off this week’s rundown is the 1-day flash sale on the NIU BQi-C3 Pro e-bike at a return $1,300 low . It is joined by the ALLPOWERS R600 BEIGE Portable Power Station at $199 , as well as another 1-day sale for the Greenworks 80V 730 CFM Cordless Electric Blower at $180 . Plus all of the other Green Deals you’ll find below.

Head below for other New Green Deals we’ve found today and, of course,  Electrek ’s best EV buying  and  leasing deals . Also, check out the new  Electrek Tesla Shop for the best deals on Tesla accessories .

NIU BQi-C3 Pro e-bike returns to $1,300 low in 1-day sale

Best Buy is offering the  NIU BQi-C3 Pro e-bike for  $1,299.99 shipped  through the end of the day. Down from its usual $2,200 price tag, it saw various discounts scattered across 2023, with the biggest of them dropping costs to $1,300 during Labor Day sales. In the new year we’ve seen one previous 1-day sale like this back on Valentine’s day, where it fell to $1,500. Today’s deal comes in as a 41% markdown off the going rate, beating out our previous mention by $200 and landing as a return to the all-time low matching Labor Day sales. You can learn more about this e-bike by heading below the fold or by reading through our  hands-on review .

The  NIU BQI-C3 Pro  comes equipped with a 750W peak-rated rear hub motor alongside dual 48V 10.0Ah batteries that propel the bike up to 28 MPH for up to 90 miles on a single charge. It fully recharges from empty in just five hours, and settings can be monitored and controlled via the companion app thanks to NIU’s smart control technology that has been carried over to this model from its popular lines of electric scooters. It also comes with plenty of extra features that enhance the riding experience like a kickstand, the integrated rear cargo rack, fenders for both wheels, an LED headlight and taillight, puncture-resistant tires, internally routed wiring, IP65 waterproof rating for the motor, IP67 waterproof rating for the battery, and a 3.5-inch TFT color display that gives you real-time readouts of both individual battery levels, distance, travel times, speed, and more.

ALLPOWERS R600 BEIGE Portable Power Station hits new $199 low

The official ALLPOWERS Amazon storefront is offering the  R600 BEIGE Portable Power Station for  $199 shipped ,  after clipping the on-page $70 off coupon . Down from $269, this particular model saw a fair share of discounts over the course of the 2023, with Black Friday and Christmas sales bringing costs to the lowest points we’ve seen. At the end of January we saw its first discount of the new year that brought costs down to $209 for a short period. Today’s deal comes in as the first of the new year, amounting to a 26% markdown off the going rate and landing at the new all-time low. If the color scheme doesn’t fit your tastes, its more  uniformed model  is also discounted to  $209  as an additional option.

Built around LiFePO4 battery cells with a 299Wh capacity and a 600W output,  this power station  is able to power up to eight essential devices simultaneously with a stable 110V. With its two AC ports, two USB-A ports, two USB-C ports, one cigarette lighter port, and a wireless charger on top for your personal devices, it will be able to meet all your needs while you’re on the road or out in the wilds. It fully charges within one hour via a wall outlet, or can be charged with up to 400W of solar input or by means of your car’s cigarette lighter which takes several hours longer.

More ALLPOWERS power stations seeing discounts:

  • S200, 154Wh capacity with wireless charger:  $99  (Reg. $129)
  • S700, 606Wh capacity:  $299  (Reg. $439)
  • R1500, 1,152Wh capacity:  $499  (Reg. $899)
  • R2500, 2,016Wh capacity:  $999  (Reg. $1,599)

Greenworks 80V 730 CFM Cordless Electric Blower now $180

Best Buy is offering the  Greenworks 80V 730 CFM Cordless Electric Blower for  $179.99 shipped  through the rest of the day. Down from its usual $250 price tag, it began 2023 above its MSRP by $10, until February when it first dropped to $213 before seeing regular discounts throughout the rest of the year. It saw its biggest price drop in July when it fell to the $175 all-time low before riding a higher $194 rate through Black Friday and Christmas sales. Today’s deal is a repeat from last month that comes in as a 28% markdown off the going rate and lands at the second-lowest price we have tracked.

This  80V blower  is 20% lighter than typical gas blowers, offering 25% more air volume as well as 20% more air speed than its predecessor, and is designed for yards up to 1 acre in size. Equipped with a brushless motor that is standard in all Greenworks power products, it can reach airflow speeds of 170 MPH and 730 CFM, with its variable speed trigger ensuring better handling and more control. The 80V 2.5Ah Lithium-ion battery is interchangeable with any of the power products within the Greenworks family and provides this blower up to 70 minutes of continuous runtime on low setting.

Spring e-bike deals!

  • Super73 RX Electric Motorbike: $2,999 (Reg. $3695)
  • Lynx All-Terrain e-bike: $2,999 (Reg. $3,999)
  • Juiced’s HyperScrambler 2: $1,999 (Reg. $3,499)
  • Aventon Aventure.2 All-Terrain e-bike with free extra battery: $1,799 ($2,499 value)
  • Aventon Abound Cargo e-bike with $372 in free accessories: $1,799 (Reg. $2,199)
  • Heybike Brawn Fat-Tire e-bike: $1,449 (Reg. $1,800)
  • Electric Bike Co. Model J e-bike: $1,299 (Reg. $1,499)
  • Velotric Discover 1 e-bike: $1,099 (Reg. $1,599)

Hover-1 Altai Pro R500 e-bike in stylized photo for post on NIU BQi-C3 Pro e-bike

Other new Green Deals landing this week

The savings this week are also continuing to a collection of other markdowns. To the same tune as the offers above, these all help you take a more energy-conscious approach to your routine. Winter means you can lock in even better off-season price cuts on electric tools for the lawn while saving on EVs and tons of other gear.

  • Save $1,276 on Hover-1’s blue Altai Pro R500 e-bike with 60-mile range at new $1,024 low
  • Pit Boss 440 Deluxe wood pellet grill offers 518-square inch cook space for $360 (Reg. $450)
  • Prepare for BBQ season with Z GRILLS’ 2023 450E pellet grill and smoker at $399 (Reg. $599)
  • Bosch Tronic 6100 electric tankless water heater covers sinks and appliances for $559 (Reg. $749)
  • Rad Power flash sale gives you up to $400 off e-bike and free accessory starting from $1,199
  • Heybike spring sale takes up to $700 off e-bikes with $297 in free gear starting from $999
  • Eve’s Aqua HomeKit water controller keeps sprinklers on schedule for return $100 low
  • Save up to $2,796 on EcoFlow power stations, solar panels, more during annual mega sale
  • Keep showers and sinks steamy with these electric tankless water heaters starting at $183
  • VEVOR’s level 2 EV charging station with adaptable 40A output hits $275 Amazon low
  • UGREEN PowerRoam 2200 portable power station returns to $1,599 low (Reg. $1,999)

FTC: We use income earning auto affiliate links. More.

Green Deals

  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Slovenščina
  • Science & Tech
  • Russian Kitchen

Check out Moscow’s NEW electric river trams (PHOTOS)

trek bikes news 2023

Water transportation has become another sector for the eco-friendly improvements the Moscow government is implementing. And it means business. On July 15, 2021, on the dock of Moscow’s ‘Zaryadye’ park, mayor Sergey Sobyanin was shown the first model of the upcoming river cruise boat.

trek bikes news 2023

The model of the electrical boat with panoramic windows measures 22 meters in length. The river tram - as Muscovites call them - has a passenger capacity of 42, including two disabled seats. The trams will also get cutting edge info panels, USB docking stations, Wi-Fi, spaces for scooters and bicycles, as well as chairs and desks for working on the go. The boats will be available all year round, according to ‘Mosgortrans’, the regional transport agency. 

trek bikes news 2023

Passengers will be able to pay with their ‘Troika’ public transport card, credit cards or bank cards. 

The main clientele targeted are people living in Moscow’s river districts - the upcoming trams will shorten their travel time in comparison to buses and other transportation by five times, Mosgortrans stated. 

trek bikes news 2023

As the river trams are being rolled out, Moscow docks will also see mini-stations, some of which will also be outfitted with charging docks for speed-charging the boats.  

trek bikes news 2023

Moscow is set to announce the start of the tender for construction and supply in September 2021. The first trams are scheduled to launch in June 2022 on two routes - from Kievskaya Station, through Moscow City, into Fili; and from ZIL to Pechatniki. 

trek bikes news 2023

“Two full-scale routes will be created in 2022-2023, serviced by 20 river trams and a number of river stations. We’ll continue to develop them further if they prove to be popular with the citizens,” the Moscow mayor said .

If using any of Russia Beyond's content, partly or in full, always provide an active hyperlink to the original material.

to our newsletter!

Get the week's best stories straight to your inbox

  • Face it: Moscow Metro to introduce FACIAL payment technology
  • What does Moscow smell like?
  • Riding Moscow’s train of tomorrow (PHOTOS)

trek bikes news 2023

This website uses cookies. Click here to find out more.

Russia Travel Blog  | All about Russia in English

  • About our blog
  • RussiaTrek.org

Sidebar →

  • Architecture
  • Entertainment
  • RussiaTrek.org News

RussiaTrek.org - site about Russia

  • Send us a tip with a message
  • Support RussiaTrek.org
  • Travel Guide to Ukraine
  • Comments RSS

← Sidebar

Moscow Kremlin in 1700

No comments · Posted by Sergei Rzhevsky in Architecture , History

Moscow Kremlin 1700 is a graphical reconstruction of the Moscow fortress at the beginning of the 18th century. Engravings and plans made at the time, as well as more recent and modern reconstructions, were used to make these pictures.

By the beginning of the 18th century, the architectural ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin was completed, and the fortress received a recognizable look. You can see several undamaged buildings that later came to decay. Pictures by: Moscow Kremlin 1700 .

Moscow Kremlin in 1700, picture 1

One hundred years later – Moscow Kremlin in 1800 .

trek bikes news 2023

Tags:  Moscow city

You might also like:

Moscow Kremlin in the early 19th century

Explore the sights of the Kaliningrad region

Safari Park “Kudykina Gora” in the Lipetsk region >>

No comments yet.

Leave a reply.

XHTML: You can use these tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

  • February 2024
  • January 2024
  • December 2023
  • November 2023
  • October 2023
  • September 2023
  • August 2023

IMAGES

  1. Brand new Trek Madone breaks cover: exclusive look at radical aero road

    trek bikes news 2023

  2. First Ride

    trek bikes news 2023

  3. 2023 Trek Slash 8

    trek bikes news 2023

  4. 2023 Trek Fuel EXe Review

    trek bikes news 2023

  5. Take A Look At The 2023 Trek Allant+ 8S Electric Commuter Bike

    trek bikes news 2023

  6. 2023 Trek Domane AL 5 Disc

    trek bikes news 2023

VIDEO

  1. Trek bikes short review

  2. Why are trek bikes so Expensive?

  3. 5 New Road & Gravel Bikes Coming in 2023

  4. Trek’s Best Entry Level Hardtail Ever

  5. The New Trek Supercaliber Gen 2

  6. Ultimate Trek Checkpoint SL: Specs & Ride Experience Revealed!

COMMENTS

  1. All-new bikes for your best-ever rides

    see new bikes see new gear. The best new bikes for your best-ever rides. These all-new bikes will change the way you experience the road, city, or trail forever. Explore the groundbreaking lineup of new 2024 models here, and get ready for a full year of your best rides yet.

  2. New 2023 Trek Domane Endurance Road Bike: What to Know

    New 2023 Trek Domane Endurance Road Bike Released. The BikeExchange Team September 08, 2022. Originally released as an endurance road bike designed to take riders wherever the road took them, from wins at Paris-Roubaix to their first century. Now in its fourth iteration, the Domane is as refined and versatile as ever, with a performance focus ...

  3. Trek Fall New For 2023

    This collection of all-new Trek bikes will change the way you experience the road, city, or trail forever. Explore the groundbreaking lineup of all-new 2023 models here, and get ready for a full year of fun! Fuel EXe "Simply put, nothing comes closer to the Fuel EX-e when you paint the picture of the mountain bike experience as a whole." ...

  4. 2023 Trek Domane+ e-road bike review: Ultra-quiet, ultra-stealthy

    The 2023 Domane+ marks the first time Trek has used its top-end OCLV 800 carbon fiber content. Combined with the integrated down tube battery - meaning there's no need for a large hatch - Trek claims to have lopped 450 g from the previous Domane+ chassis. Claimed weight for an unpainted 56 cm frame is around 1,250 g.

  5. 2023 Trek Fuel EXe Review

    Mick & Wil review the Trek Fuel EXe. Following two years of development, the Trek Fuel EXe launches as a brand new electric mountain bike for 2023. Aiming to straddle the gap between the Rail (Trek's full-powered, big travel e-MTB) and the regular Fuel EX, the Fuel EXe is built around a unique, never-before-seen motor that is claimed to be ...

  6. Review: Trek's 2023 Fuel EX-e Is Light & Nearly Completely Silent

    Breaking out into the emerging genre of lightweight e-MTBs is Trek's new sub-40 lb* Fuel EX-e. Rolling on dual 29" wheels, the EX-e touts 140mm of rear-wheel travel and a 150mm fork, just 10mm ...

  7. The 2023 Trek Fuel EX is a Poised, Do-it-all Trail Bike [Review]

    Trek Fuel EX. Price: $7,700 (as tested) Buy from Trek Bikes. The Trek Fuel EX has always had a little more EXtra than the Top Fuel, and as the most recent Top Fuel rooted itself even deeper in the 120mm trail/XC department, Trek thickened the borders between the two. The sixth generation of the Trek Fuel EX gained 10mm of travel, with 140mm in ...

  8. Trek Supercaliber XC Race Bike Review

    Trek Supercaliber SLR 9.9 XX AXS. $11,700 at Trek Bikes. Pros. Lightweight and an absolute rocket up hills. IsoStrut rear suspension by RockShox provides 80mm of rear wheel travel. New RockShox ...

  9. Trek Fuel EX 2023 On Test

    For 2023 the Trek Fuel EX receives an all-new frame design, and it also sees a 10mm increase in suspension travel. Stock bikes are now equipped with a 150mm travel fork, while the ABP platform delivers 140mm of rear travel. Most frame sizes will come with 29in wheels, though the two smallest frame sizes will be available with 27.5in wheels.

  10. 2023 Trek Slash 8 Gen 5

    Bike Review | Trek Slash Gen 6. Sep 2023. The all-new Trek Slash is beefed up in celebration of its sixth iteration. This fresh design features an oversized, 19-tooth idler pulley and a high-pivot rear suspension configuration for the first time in the model's lineage. Travel has been increased to 170 millimeters, pushing it further into the ...

  11. Lightest-ever disc-brake Trek Domane loses front IsoSpeed ...

    Trek's endurance road bike has new integrated stem and aero-optimised tubes

  12. Overview Of The NEW 2023 Trek Fuel EX Gen 6

    As trail riding evolves, achieving the perfect fit and ideal suspension settings have never been so close at hand. There's nothing you can't ride with the Fuel EX. Wheel size: 29" (S-XXL) or 27.5" (XS-S) Front travel: 150mm. Rear travel: 140mm. Tire clearance: 2.5". Size range: XS - XXL. Frame: Carbon or alloy.

  13. Trek is slashing the number of bikes it offers by 40%. Here's what that

    Trek's Marlin is an understandably very popular bike because it's primarily designed around the most reliable - rather than radical - components possible (Image credit: Trek) Brands on the run. While figures like a 40 percent reduction in bike range sound dramatic, it doesn't have to mean a loss of family favorites.

  14. Bike Awards 2023

    The Best Gravel Bikes of 2023 → Read Full Reviews ... $13,000 at Trek Bikes. Credit: Trevor Raab ... Test Editor Dan Chabanov got his start in cycling as a New York City bike messenger but ...

  15. The best electric bikes you can buy at every price level in Apr 2024

    Ride1Up Turris. Ride1Up has proven itself as a high-value electric bike brand, focusing largely on efficient and speedy commuter e-bikes. While the company has many models in the $1,000 to $2,000 ...

  16. City OKs new Moscow Mountain trails

    Jan. 18—Moscow Mountain could have a new 2-mile system of bike trails in two years thanks to a local volunteer group and a Tuesday decision from the Moscow City Council. ... 2023 Updated Wed ...

  17. Why Ride1Up is slashing prices for nearly all its electric bikes

    0 Comments. Ride1Up, a San Diego-based electric bicycle maker known for an increasingly broad range of affordably-priced electric bikes, is trying to make its e-bikes even more accessible. The ...

  18. 2024 Paris-Roubaix

    I'm a bit loss for words," the World Champion added. Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Deceuninck) in second place, race winner Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Deceuninck) and Mads Pedersen (Lidl-Trek ...

  19. NIU BQi-C3 Pro e-bike hits $1,300, R600 power station $199, more

    Best Buy is offering the NIU BQi-C3 Pro e-bike for $1,299.99 shipped through the end of the day. Down from its usual $2,200 price tag, it saw various discounts scattered across 2023, with the ...

  20. Check out Moscow's NEW electric river trams (PHOTOS)

    On July 15, 2021, on the dock of Moscow's 'Zaryadye' park, mayor Sergey Sobyanin was shown the first model of the upcoming river cruise boat. The model of the electrical boat with panoramic ...

  21. Sergei Sobyanin speaks on Moscow transport performance in 2022 and

    In 2023, the local government will buy 360 new-gen Moscow-2020 metro cars, plus 612 electric cars for commuter/MCD trains, and 550 electric buses. Where green buses live: everything you wanted to know about Krasnaya Pakhra, Russia's first electric bus depot Sergei Sobyanin: City government to buy approx. 300 cars for Moscow-2020 metro trains ...

  22. Houston bike-car collisions soar in 2023, new data says

    Houston crashes involving a bike and car surge in 2023, new data says By Brooke Kushwaha April 8, 2024 A bicyclist rides on Cullen Boulevard near the University of Houston Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, in ...

  23. Moscow Kremlin in 1700 · Russia Travel Blog

    Moscow Kremlin 1700 is a graphical reconstruction of the Moscow fortress at the beginning of the 18th century. Engravings and plans made at the time, as well as more recent and modern reconstructions, were used to make these pictures. By the beginning of the 18th century, the architectural ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin was completed, and the ...