Australian Mountain Bike - - Fast Track -

First there was the hard­tail Pow­er­fly 7 and now there is an FS (full-sus­pen­sion) ver­sion of Trek’s e-moun­tain bike.

Power-as­sist comes from a 250watt Bosch Per­for­mance CX mo­tor that will give you about 25km/h of max­i­mum boosted speed. There’s 130mm of travel up front from the Rock­Shox Sek­tor Sil­ver RL, while rear sus­pen­sion is taken care of with a Rock­Shox Deluxe RL. The ro­tors for the Shimano M615 hy­draulic disc brakes are big - 203mm at the front and 180mm on the rear - and that’s im­por­tant since there is a lot of bike to stop.

The Pow­er­fly FS 7 weighs in only a touch un­der 22kg for the 17.5” siz­ing, which is a lot of ma­chine to manouever with­out bat­tery as­sis­tance.

Speak­ing of which, the bat­tery is slated to last around 180km in eco mode, al­though if you have it in turbo (which gives 300 per cent power as­sis­tance) the range is only about 60km max­i­mum.

The jury is still very much out in terms of e-moun­tain bikes, but Trek now have 5 dif­fer­ent mo­torised mod­els in their Aus­tralian range which sug­gests they be­lieve an in­creas­ing num­ber of rid­ers will ‘go fur­ther and have more fun’. *Read our hands on re­view startin­gonpage88

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