Trek Powerfly is a go-anywhere electric mountain bike that’s perfect for exploring the bridleways of Kent but is equally happy on riverside paths and rooty trails. With hardtail and full suspension options available, Powerfly delivers the same level of motor assist as singletrack beasts like Trek Rail and features a battery that will make your adventures last all day.
If you’re looking to get back on your bike and want something that gives you confidence in your riding, Powerfly is exactly what you need. In this blog, we’ll look at what kind of rider this bike is for, the key specs and some great local rides that Powerfly is perfect for.
Who is Trek Powerfly for?
If you want a bike that’s happy commuting, hitting the gravel, crossing moorland and enjoying the trails too, then Powerfly is the perfect pick.
This bike is assured on descents, with mid-range front suspension to soak up potholes, rocks and bumps. But it really comes into its own on the way back up, thanks to the Bosch Performance Line CX drive. Powerfly riders are the ones who want adventures that last longer and take you further, which is why we stock the larger 625Wh battery models.
Powerfly is available as a full suspension or hardtail bike so there’s even more versatility in the range, if you want a ride that’s a bit more attuned to red routes or one that’s better suited to gentler exploring. There are also “equipped” models, which come with mudguards, rear rack and lights, practical touches that make this a great bike for commuting with a laptop and days out with a picnic to transport.
This bike is light yet powerful and is popular with both male and female riders. It’s simply a great pick if your choice of ride is pretty varied and you want that one bike that’s comfortable just about anywhere.
How much does Trek Powerfly cost?
The range goes from £3,250 for the Powerfly 4 to £7,950 for the latest generation Powerfly FS 9 Equipped. We have in stock currently everything up to the Powerfly FS 7 and some great discounts meaning you can snap up a Powerfly 4 (pictured above) for £2,762.50 (normal price £3,250) and Powerfly FS 7 for £4,375 (normal price £5,700)
Trek Powerfly specs
This is the componentry for the Powerfly 5 Gen 4, which is at the middle of the range but still packed with awesome components.
The frame is Alpha Platinum Aluminium with Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) that integrates with the frame and can be removed without tools. The front fork features 120 mm travel and rear travel depends on whether you go for the hardtail (no rear suspension) or full suspension model. Confidence inspiring stopping power comes from Tektro hydraulic disc. The Shimano Deore drivetrain features a 12-speed shifter and Shimano XT derailleur.
The Bosch Performance Line CX motor delivers 15.5 mph max assist in line with UK law, with 85 Nm of torque and a Bosch Powertube 625 battery. Bosch estimates this is good for 60 miles on a full charge when riding an average of 13 mph on tour mode, so that’s perfect for day-long excursions.
Powerfly 5 comes with the Bosch Intuvia 100 display – higher models get the Kiox 300 – which pairs with the Bosch eBike Flow app, allowing you to customise assist modes, record ride data and integrate with other apps Like Apple Health.
Cycling routes for Trek Powerfly
Where could this bike take you? Here’s where to ride Powerfly in the south east.
Peaceful woodland in the south east of the Kent Downs. Here’s a 5 mile intermediate ride on Komoot.
A great starting point for exploring the Downs. Find out more.
An ancient woodland west of Canterbury with plenty of bridleways to choose from. Find out more.
This route is mixture of bridleways, green lanes and quiet country lanes setting off from the village of Wye. Find out more.
Swinley Forest Bike Park
Swinley Forest features more than 20km of green, blue and red trails near Bracknell. Find out more.
A 4 mile family friendly trail and a 5 mile red route near Eastbourne. Find out more
A great starting point for several trails in the Surrey Hills. Find out more.
Queen Elizabeth Country Park
Well-marked blue and red routes in beautiful Hampshire countryside. Find out more.
South Downs Way
A 100-mile route between Winchester and Eastbourne to do in stages, unless you’re feeling very energetic. Find out more.
Betteshanger Country Park
A beautiful area with mixed riding. We recommend the fairly flat blue route. Find out more.
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest
A 2,000-acre forest that’s perfect for family bike trips. Find out more.
Saxon Shore Way
A 160-mile route along Kent’s ancient coastline. Find out more.
Viking Coastal Trail
Explore Margate, Broadstairs and Ramsgate with this 32-mile route along quiet country lanes. Find out more.
Crab and Winkle Way loop
A 33-mile gravel loop on this route between Canterbury and Whitstable. Find out more.
Come and see Trek Powerfly in store
We have a wide range of Powerfly models in stock and ready to ride right now in our showrooms in Ashford and Folkestone. Get ready to explore this summer and see where this brilliant bike could be taking you.