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All-new Trek Powerfly full suspension e-MTBs hit the trails…and the street?

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Real quick, if you’re not European, the concept of an urban full suspension e-mountain bike may seem foreign. But they’re a big category. With so many old-world dirt roads, cobbled paths and “gravel” roads connecting towns and villages, they’re a popular transportation option.

Heck, we’ve even them used in alpine villages to get to mountain top restaurants for dinner, then swoop down the forest roads home, lights blazing. And that’s one of the spots where the latest Trek Powerfly eMTB fits in.

The other? On the singletrack, of course…

Trek Powerfly FS eMTB trail bike2021 trek powerfly full suspension eMTB riding up a mountain

We’ll start with the standard model, designed as a full suspension e-mountain bike for those just getting into the sport. Or those wanting something simple for XC to light trail riding.

2021 trek powerfly full suspension eMTB

With 100mm rear travel and a 120mm suspension fork, it’s mild enough to introduce e-biking to any rider. And, with a more upright rider position and simplified suspension controls, it does seem aimed at the intermedia rider (those wanting more travel and more aggressive geometry can look to the Trek Rail).

2021 trek powerfly full suspension eMTB closeup on suspension design
A mini fender helps minimize spray to keep the shock a bit cleaner.

Compared to the prior Powerfly, this new model gets more shapely tubing with a much lower standover height. XS and Small frames use 27.5″ wheels, and Medium on up use 29er wheels. All get thick 2.4″ tires.

The new models also move the rear shock behind the seat tube, setting itself further apart from their standard mountain bike designs. The rear shock has basic low speed compression and rebound settings, and that’s it. A dropper post makes it easy to get flat footed when stopped.

2021 trek powerfly full suspension eMTB cockpit controls and removable battery compartment

All models come with the Bosch CX motor system (250W, 75Nm), and all but the lowest end model use their Powertube 625 battery. The entry level bike gets the smaller Powertube 500 battery.

As of this post, only some of the models are listed on their website with limited pricing. Check link at bottom for updates as they add them.

Trek Powerfly FS Equipped country commuter e-bike2021 trek Powerfly full suspension commuter e-mountain bike for country roads and bikepacking

Here’s where this bike gets far more interesting. The “Equipped” model adds a full fender system, lights and racks.

It’s worth noting that the standard Powerfly FS frame has the mounting points for the racks and such, but the Equipped model comes with them preinstalled.

2021 trek Powerfly full suspension commuter e-mountain bike with rear bike rack for bags and gear

The optional Trunk attachment adds over-the-fender storage capacity in the rear, or remove it for a lower profile while still keeping the side attachment points.

2021 trek Powerfly full suspension commuter e-mountain bike for mountain dirt road riding

Up front, they come with lights from either Herman’s or Supernova, and both get Supernova E3 mini tail lights. And kickstands.

2021 trek Powerfly full suspension commuter e-mountain bike for country roads and bikepacking

Retail is $5,999 for the top Powerfly Equipped 9 model.

Learn more at TrekBikes.com.

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Antoine Martin
Antoine Martin
3 years ago

what’s the purpose of this weird shock placement ?

3 years ago

Wow they went all in on the ugly sticks this time huh? Were they just tired of the “it looks like a Session” quips?

3 years ago

Super-commuter utility + off-road capability… nice! Love the standover clearance too.

Looking forward to when super commuters are as capable as enduro bikes, for the ultimate in go-anywhere personal transportation.

Tony Pep
Tony Pep
3 years ago

The jack of all trades, master of none. 20mph not enough for city riding, and a kickstand, non-removeable fenders/rack yield a terrible Mtb. What the heck Trek?

Jim Maupin
Jim Maupin
3 years ago
Reply to  Tony Pep

Its an adult bike, kids, for those of us who have mountain biked for the past 20+ years, but now want some comfort with fenders, lights, a rack, and yes, even a kick stand for bikepacking. Ride safe kids, and you will hopefully live long enough to want one when you are 75 years old like me someday!

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