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Trek has announced the new generation of the Allant+ 7, one of their Bosch-powered commuter e-bike models. As before, Trek makes two different versions of the Allant+ 7. There is the Allant+ 7which is a Class 1 e-bike with a maximum pedal-assist speed of 20 mph; there is also the >Allant+ 7S, which is a Class 3 pedelec with a maximum pedal-assist speed of 28 mph.

The biggest single difference between the Gen 1 and Gen 2 versions of the Trek Allant+ 7 and 7S is the price. Where before the Allant+ 7 was priced at $3799, the new version now retails for just below $3000. The Allant+ 7S did cost for $4099, but now goes for just below $3500.

Most of the specs for the Allant+ 7 and 7S remain unchanged. It uses the same hydroformed-aluminum frame that comes in three designs: high-step, low-step and what Trek calls “Stagger,” which features a more radically sloping top tube than we see in the high-step version. Each of the three frame designs are offered in three sizes, giving buyers nine potential choices to find their optimal fit.

The Trek Allant+7 is built with a Bosch Performance Line CX motor, which produces a very solid 85Nm of torque. The Allant+ 7S comes equipped with the Bosch Performance Line Speed motor, which also produces 85Nm of torque, but can propel riders to a pedal-assisted 28 mph. Both versions are powered by the 500Wh Bosch PowerTube battery.

Most of the specs remain unchanged on the two models, though some specific parts have changed. The Allant+ 7 still comes with two-piston hydraulic disc brakes with 180mm rotors, while the faster Allant+ 7S receives four-piston hydraulic discs and 180mm rotors. The lights have changed, but the front light still produces 180 lumen and 60 lux.

The most notable change can be found in the drivetrain. Previously, the Allant+ 7 and 7S came with a 9-speed Shimano Alivio drivetrain 46t chainring and an 11-36t cassette. They now come with a 9-speed Shimano Cues drivetrain with a 48t chainring and an 11-46t cassette. What this does is give the Gen 2 Allant+ 7 and 7S a wider range of gears, including both a higher high gear and notably lower low gear. The switch means that the Allant+ 7 goes from a roughly 330 percent range to a 420 percent range.

There’s an even bigger change hidden within this drivetrain upgrade, because it is an upgrade. The shift from Alivio to Cues means that the Allant+ 7 and 7S now have a drivetrain that was specifically designed for e-bikes. The parts are designed to last longer and respond well to the extra torque exerted by the mid-drive motor.

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