TREK POWERFLY FS 7
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