- Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Knock Block, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, integrated battery, G2 Geometry, Boost148, 150 mm travel
- Motor: Bosch Performance CX, 250 watt, 75 Nm with Bosch Powerpack Performance 500 downtube battery
- Fork: Fox Performance 36 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, e-bike optimised, 150 mm travel
- Rear shock: RockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 205×57.5 mm
- Drivetrain: SRAM EX1, 8-speed
- Brakes: SRAM Guide RE hydraulic disc
- Wheelset: Bontrager Powerline Comp 40, 54T Rapid Drive, Tubeless Ready, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
- Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, Tubeless, 27.5×2.80in
Bike Radar tested the longer travel Powerfly FS 9 LT, which is the spendiest of two longer travel models with 150mm of travel at each end. These sit alongside two shorter travel full-suspension Powerflys and several electrified Powerfly hardtails.
For 2018 there’s a new front triangle, which positions its battery lower than before yet still retains its tool-free easy access and ability to be charged while fitted to the bike. Each model now gets a 500Wh battery as standard, too.
The Powerfly boosts its rider’s efforts thanks to a 250w Bosch Performance Line CX motor and accompanying handlebar-mounted Purion control unit. New for 2018 is Bosch’s e-mtb motor mode, which has been developed as a set and forget mode for those who don’t wish to flick through the bike’s four assistance settings.
This new setting automatically shifts between the assistance usually offered between existing Tour to Turbo modes depending on the torque it reads from its riders input