Australian Mountain Bike - - Between The Tape -

All new for 2018, the Pow­er­fly FS has a lot of sim­i­lar­i­ties to the Fuel EX, with 130mm of travel, Boost spac­ing, a Mi­noLink so you can ad­just the ge­om­e­try to be lower and slacker, in­ter­nal rout­ing, a drop­per post, and the Knock­Block head­set to save your frame.

The bikes are built around a 27.5+ stan­dard, and come equipped with wide rims that are im­pact rated for down­hill. The bat­tery sits al­most flush with the frame, keep­ing the weight lower for bet­ter han­dling. Check out our full re­view of the Pow­er­fly FS 7 on page 88.

We’ll get both the Pow­er­fly FS 5 and 7 in Aus­tralia, and they sell for $5499 and $6499 re­spec­tively. That ex­tra $1000 gets you some bet­ter wheels and tyres, and moves you from a Shimano 10-speed driv­e­train to 11-speed, along with bet­ter brakes and a drop­per post.

Need full specs and pric­ing? Head to trek­bikes.com/au/

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