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Trek Super Commuter +8s vs the A2B Entz

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This blog post will compare the Trek Super Commuter+ 8S to the A2B Entz belt-drive E-bike.  Both E-bikes are mid-drive motor configurations.

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Trek SuperCommter+ 8S

A2B Entz Deluxe Belt-Drive E-Bike

Since Electric Bike City has introduced some clearance models of the A2B Entz we wanted to provide customers a comparison to the 2019 Super Commuter+ 8S from Trek.  As you can see from the table below there are a lot of similarities and even some advantages to the A2B Entz including more comprehensive warranty, digitally shifting of the belt-drive, and more.


Trek Super Commuter+ 8S


A2B Entz Deluxe


Brand Trek A2B
Model Super Commuter+ 8S Alva+
Price $4,999 $2,399
Body Position Forward Forward
Suggested Use Urban, Commuting Urban, Commuting
Electric Bike Class Speed Pedelec (Class 3)  (Class 2)
Warranty 2 Years Comprehensive, Lifetime Frame 5 Year Frame, 2 Year Electronics and Battery
Availability United States United States -
Motor Type Mid-Mounted Traditional Derailleur Mid-Drive Motor - NuVinci Harmony Hub & Belt Drive
Motor Nominal Output 250 watts 250 watts
Motor Peak Output 570 watts
Motor Brand Bosch Performance Line Speed Bosch 
Motor Torque 60 Newton Meters 60 Newton Meters
Battery Voltage 36 volts 36 volts
Battery Amp Hours 13.4 ah 11.25 ah
Battery Watt Hours 482.4 wh 405 wh
Battery Brand Samsung
Battery Chemistry Lithium-ion Lithium-ion
Charge Time 4.5 hrs 4 hrs
Estimated Min Range 18 miles 40 miles
Display Accessories Micro-USB Port for Diagnostics and Software Updates Only Micro-USB Port for Diagnostics and Software Updates Only
Display Type Bosch Purion, Fixed, Backlit, Grayscale LCD Display with Integrated Button Pad, Buttons: Power, +, -, Walk, (Hold + to Activate Lights, Hold - to Cycle Through Readouts, Hold - and Press Power to Change Units, Hold - and + to Clear Trip Distance) Backlit Monochrome LCD Display
Readouts Speed, Assist Level (Eco, Tour, Sport, Turbo), Battery Level (5 Bars), Trip Distance, Total Distance, Estimated Range, Lights Speed, Battery Capacity, Odometer, Riding Mode
Drive Mode Advanced Pedal Assist Torque Sensing Pedal Assist, Twist Throttle
Top Speed 28 mph 24 mph
Estimated Max Range 92 miles 55 miles
Total Weight 52.3 lbs 66 lbs
Battery Weight 5.7 lbs
Motor Weight 8.8 lbs
Frame Types High-Step Mid-Step
Frame Sizes 17.72 in, 19.69 in, 21.65 in, 23.62 in 17 in, 20 in
Frame Material Aluminum Alloy 6061 Aluminum Alloy
Frame Colors Viper Red with Black Accents Black, White
Geometry Measurements Medium 50 cm: 21.75" Reach, 30.5" Stand Over Height, 24.5" Width, 72" Length
Frame Fork Details Rigid Carbon, 100 mm / 15 mm Thru Axle with Quick Release Maxle Suntour SF13-NCX Telescopic Suspension with 63 mm Travel
Frame Rear Details 135 mm x 9 mm Skewer with Allen Key
Attachment Points Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses, Bottle Cage Bosses Rear Rack Bosses, Fender Bosses
Gearing Details 11 speed NuVinci Harmony Hub
Shifter Details Shimano SLX SL-M7000-R Rapid Fire Triggers on Right r
Cranks Miranda Delta Alloy, 170 mm Length, 20T Chainring with Miranda Alloy Guard, ISIS Splined Bottom Bracket
Pedals Wellgo Alloy M-21 Platform Aluminum Alloy Platform
Headset FSA IS-2/42E/ACB, E2, Integrated, 36 mm Inner / 45 mm Outer Chamfer, Black
Stem Bontrager Elite Stem, 90 mm Reach, 7 Degree Rise, 31.8 mm Clamp Diameter, Custom Faceplate for Supernova Light, One 20 mm Spacer, One 10 mm Spacer Adjustable Angle
Handlebar Bontrager Lowriser, 620mm Length, 31.8 mm Clamp Diameter, 15 mm Rise, Black Low Rise
Brake Details Shimano Deore M615 Hydraulic Disc with 180 mm Rotors, Resin Brake Pads, Shimano 3-Finger Adjustable Reach Levers Avid BB7 Mechanical Disc with 160 mm Rotors
Grips Bontrager Satellite Elite, lock-On, Ergonomic
Saddle Bontrager Nebula H1
Seat Post Bontrager Alloy, 8 mm Offset
Seat Post Length 330 mm
Seat Post Diameter 31.6 mm
Rims Alex Volar, Alloy, Double Wall, 32 Hole, Reinforcement Eyelets, Formula Sealed Bearing Hubs
Spokes Stainless Steel, 14G, Black with Nipples
Tire Brand Schwalbe Super Moto-X, 27.5" x 2.4" (62-584) Kenda Krusader, 24" x 2.35"
Wheel Sizes 27.5 in 24 in


After reviewing all the specs and details of the Trek Super Commuter and comparing the high price tag to the superior technology of the A2B Entz, our unbiased conclusion is that the A2B Entz, with modes designed to help you maintain a constant cadence during a hill climb and on flat terrain, will be a better bike for the long run in terms of maintenance costs and performance.

Learn more and buy the A2B Belt-Drive Entz with NuVinci Harmony Hub Electric Bike at 50% off here

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