Trek’s Fetch+ cargo ebikes: The family-friendly, eco-conscious alternative to car trips

Trek Fetch Plus Cargo eBike Hard Panniers Safari Bar
Hard panniers offer leg protection and a safari bar gives the kids something to hold onto. Images © Trek

Trek, one of the most renowned brands in the cycling industry, has introduced its new line of Fetch+ cargo ebikes, which has been designed to encourage eco-conscious families to ditch their cars and opt for a sustainable mode of transportation. In this article, we will take a closer look at Trek’s new cargo ebikes and the features that make them a great option for families who want to reduce their carbon footprint and enjoy a fun ride.

A bike for the whole family

The Fetch+ cargo ebike comes in two models, the Fetch+2 and the Fetch+4. The Fetch+2 is designed for families with one or two small children, and its cargo rack can be fitted with aftermarket child seats to transport young ones. The rear cargo buckets are joined by smaller front panniers for carrying shopping, backpacks, and so on. The Fetch+4 offers room for more kids in the 230-liter bucket, accommodating two strapped into removable foam seating with five-point harnesses and two more on a bench up front.

Safety and comfort

The Fetch+ cargo ebikes are equipped with Tektro four-piston hydraulic disc brakes designed specifically for cargo ebikes, providing the necessary stopping power and stability. There’s also integrated lighting front and back for improved visibility in traffic as well as after-dark riding. The rear rack is rated for 158 lb (72 kg), and a double kickstand is included for parking stability. The Fetch+2 model comes with an adjustable handlebar stem and adjustable seat height, making it easy to customize for the rider’s comfort.

A powerful motor for easy riding

The Trek Fetch+ cargo ebikes come with a 250-W Bosch Cargo Line mid-mount motor that provides 85 Nm (62.7 ft-lb) of torque, making it easy to push kids and/or cargo around by pedal power. Four pedal-assist modes can amplify rider input at the pedals by up to 400%, and the motor automatically shuts off when the speed reaches 20 mph in the US or 25 km/h in Europe and elsewhere. The bike also comes with a handy hill-hold function to prevent roll back.

Trek Fetch Plus Pedal Assist 4 Levels
The Fetch+4 cargo ebike offers four levels of pedal assist.

Battery life and range

The bikes are equipped with Bosch’s lockable and removable PowerTube battery banks, with the Fetch+2 using a 500-Wh unit and the Fetch+4 using a 750-Wh unit. While Trek hasn’t committed to hard figures for per-charge range, it says that “the battery’s range will be determined by several variables, including terrain, wind, rider weight, and riding preferences.” The company is looking to add range extender options at some point for the Fetch+2 model, but there are no plans to have the Fetch+4 running in dual-battery configuration.

Trek Fetch Plus 4 Cargo eBike TPU Rain-Fly
The kids can be shielded from the elements with an optional TPU rain-fly.

Price and availability

The Fetch+2 model is expected to retail for US$5,999, while the Fetch+4 is priced at $8,499, making them much pricier than models from the likes of Rad Power Bikes, Lectric, Fiido, and even Tern. Both models will be available for sale from April.

A great option for eco-conscious families

The Trek Fetch+ cargo ebikes are a perfect solution for families who are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and enjoy a sustainable mode of transportation. With its powerful motor, safety features, and comfortable design, the Fetch+ cargo ebike range from Trek is a great way to ditch the car and enjoy a fun ride with your family.

Trek Fetch Plus 4 Cargo eBike Front Bucket
The Fetch+4 cargo ebike features a 230-liter front bucket that can accommodate up to four kids at a total weight of 176 lbs.

Source: Trek