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Bring All the Kids with Trek’s new Fetch+2 & Fetch+4 Cargo Bikes

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Wisconsin’s own Trek Bicycles released two new electric bikes yesterday, the new fetch line of eCargo bikes. The Fetch+2 and the Fench+4 were designed by a team of designers and engineers using inspiration from the global cargo bike community. This is also Trek’s first attempt at a true cargo bike.

Trek Fetch Plus 2 kids and peace
Photo c. Trek Bicycles

The Fetch+2 is a longtail cargo bike, meaning that the wheelbase is longer for more stability while moving the bulk of the cargo weight to the rear of the rider. We are used to seeing these types of cargo bikes around.

The Fetch+4 is a front-loader cargo bike, with a European design, that is a little less common here in the states. It also has a long wheelbase, with a space between the rider and the front wheel. This is the space on these types of bikes where a majority of the load will be placed.

Trek Fetch+2

Trek Fetch Plus 2 with kids

The Trek Fetch+2 uses the new Bosch BES3 Smart System with the dedicated Bosch Cargo Drive unit. This unit offers 250 watts, 85Nm of torque with a max speed of 20mph. The battery is a Bosch 500Wh Powertube that is housed in the down tube.

It is equipped with a 10-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain with a 46t single front chainring and an 11-36t Sunrace cassette. Braking is handled by four-piston hydraulic brakes.

The battery uses a 4A charger and takes 4.5 hours for a 100% charge and 2 hours for a 50% charge. Trek says they will be offering a Range Boost option as well.

The Fetch+2 has a total carry weight (rider+cargo) of 200kg (440 lbs). The rear panniers can carry a total of 72kg (159 lbs) with the front panniers holding a total of 9kg (20 lbs).

Trek Fetch Plus 2 rear child seats

The rear rack, which can accommodate two child seats without adapters, is designed to carry 1-2 kids with or without child seats. Trek says they’ve tested the Thule Yepp maxi and the Burly Dash and confirmed they are both compatible.

The Fetch+2 frame material is Alpha Gold Aluminium, with 20″ wheels that can accommodate 2.35″ tires both with and without fenders. Compared to bikes like the RadPower RadWagon 4, that’s a big deal since standard wheel & tire sizes will make all parts easier to source and repalce.

The bike comes equipped with a Dual-leg Center kickstand and footrests. The bike also comes with both front and rear lights that are preinstalled and powered by the Bosch Powerpack.

The compatible accessories for the Fetch+2

  • The Family Kit (Safari Bar, 2 Seat Pads, Backrest Pad, Foot Guards)
  • Front and Rear Fenders in colors Black, Navy, Viper Red, and Juniper
  • Front Panier Baskets and Rack Kit in colors Black, Navy, Viper Red, and Juniper
  • Rear Panier Baskets in colors Black, Navy, Viper Red, and Juniper

Fetch+2 Retail

The Fetch+2 retails for: $5,999

It will be available for purchase in April of 2023.

Trek Fetch+4

Trek Fetch Plus 4 putting kids in

The Europian-inspired Fetch+4 was developed with families in mind. The front box has a max load of 80kg (176 lbs) with a capacity of 230 liters.

Trek Fetch Plus 4 reclining seats

It comes with two child seats that recline individually, can hold 25kg (55 lbs) ea, and have 5-point seatbelts for added safety. The cargo box is made with double-sided PE and is said to be solid and sturdy while still allowing for relatively narrow wall thickness.

Trek offers a Bench that can be mounted in front of the box that can also fit two kids. The Bench has a max load of 40kg (88 lbs). There is also an available adapter set for a child carrier as well that is designed to accommodate Maxi Cosi or Britax Römer child seats.

The rear rack on the Fetch+4 is a welded-on MIK HD rack. It’s got a max weight limit of 27kg (59 lbs), and is sturdy enough to mount a child seat or any other MIK accessories.

Trek Fetch Plus 4 Bosch Cargo Line motor

The Fetch+4 uses the same Bosch BES3 Smart System with the Bosch Cargo Drive unit as the Fetch+2 uses. Due to the added weight of the Fetch+4, Trek has upped the battery to 750Wh with a max support of 25km/h.

After a lot of testing and test rides, Trek has decided to spec the Fetch+4 with cable steering. With a 1.3 ratio, they say they have optimized the handling, enabling a 85-degree wheel turn while the handlebar only has to turn 65 degrees.

Trek Fetch Plus 4 rear auto hub

The drivetrain on the Fetch+4 uses a Gates Carbon Belt Drive with automatic shifting via an Eviolo hub. It also comes with a 27.5″ rear wheel and a 20″ front wheel, a dropper post, and front suspension.

Trek Fetch Plus 4 empty kids and mom

This bike also comes with both front and rear lights that are preinstalled and powered by the Bosch Powerpack. Using the intuitive, smart LED remote, the Fetch+4 can turn your phone into a smart display with the eBike Flow app.

Also, if your phone is compatible with wireless charging, it will be charged off of the bike’s power via the Smart Phone Mount.

Fetch+4 Retail

The Fetch+2 retails for: $8,999

It will be available for purchase in April of 2023.

TrekBikes.com

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