Trek Presents Next Generation Speed Pedelec
AMERSFOORT, the Netherlands – Presented as Trek’s answer on growing market demand for speed pedelecs by an increasing number of commuters, the American bicycle manufacturer launches the XM700+.
“The Trek XM700+ is a stable and sportive speed pedelec thanks to the powerful Bosch Performance Speed motor in combination with a PowerPack 400 battery mounted on the down tube and a dedicated frame design,” explains Trek’s brand manager Jan-Willem Groen.
The street legal XM700+ also features Magura hydraulic disc brakes, a Bontrager adjustable monoshock fork and Schwalbe tyres which are approved for speeds of up to 50 kilometres per hour.
Rapidly growing market
Not surprisingly the introduction of Trek’s next generation speed pedelec took place in the Netherlands. It is expected that the market in this e-bike loving country will pick-up this new product category very quickly. Though distribution has started early 2014, demand for 45 km/h speed pedelecs generated a lot of consumer interest right from the start.
The Dutch speed pedelec market is dominated by three leading e-bike companies. In the first five months of 2015 Sparta, Riese und Müller and Stromer altogether sold 1,224 speed e-bikes with vehicle registration.