Trek has been working hard to make its Powerfly line of e-MTB’s easier to use and more fun to ride.
The Madison, Wisc. company is adding a new, 150 mm long travel version to the pedal assist line of mountain bikes. With a full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, the Powerfly LT is aimed squarely at mountain bikers that want an extra boost on the uphills.
The new long travel version of the Powerfly joins Trek’s existing pedal-assist models, the 130 mm Full Suspension, developed out of the Fuel line of suspension mountain bike, and a base model hardtail.
New this year, all three models of Trek’s Powerfly feature the company’s Removable Integrated Battery (RIB). The new frame design fully integrates the bikes Bosch 500Wh PowerTube battery into the downtube. This protects the battery from the elements, while still allowing easy access to remove and re-install the battery.
Installation of the Bosch PowerTube comes via a one-piece batty and cover, with a build-in handle. Trek has made installation of the Powerfly’s battery a tool-free process, making for simpler removal and installation for charging, security, or transportation.
In North America, Trek will be offering the Trek 5 hardtail in a women’s specific model. With touchpoints optimized for a better fit, the women’s Powerfly features a different aesthetic and alternate colour options.
Across the Powerfly line of e-MTB’s, Trek has upgraded components to feature more robust forks, more powerful 4-pison brakes and tougher tire spec’s to withstand the added demands of pedal-assist mountain biking.
Trek Powerfly LT 9.7
Trek Powerfly LT 7
Trek Powerfly FS 7
Trek Powerfly 5 Women's
Trek’s carbon Powerfly LT model is expected to arrive at Trek retailer’s in mid-August, while you can look for all other Trek Powerfly models through retailers now.
Canadian MSRP for the Powerfly range of Trek bikes is:
Powerfly 5 – $4900
Powerfly 5 WSD – $4900
Powerfly FS 5 – $6200
Powerfly FS 7 – $6850
Powerfly LT 7 – $7200
Powerfly LT 9.7 – $7900