Trek Powerfly FS 5 • Review

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The Trek Powerfly FS 5 from Trek Bicycle Corporation is a versatile, confidence-inspiring, full-suspension, powered E-MTB companion. Over the last few years, the bike has received numerous upgrades. To keep up with the competition, Trek has also provided the Powerfly FS 5 bike with an innovative integrated battery and offers the Powerfly LT in two super prestige carbon variants.

Trek Powerfly FS 5 is engineered in Europe

Americans know how to produce mountain bikes, and Trek is headquartered in Waterloo (Wisconsin), USA. The fact that Trek can build fast and efficient full-suspension mountain bikes got proven in recent years with the Fuel EX, the Remedy or the Slash.

Unlike Fuel EX, Remedy & Co., the Powerfly got not developed in the USA but exclusively in Europe. It makes sense because the E-Fully Trek targets the European market, the world’s most significant sporty electric mobility on two wheels.

Mountain bikes with electric drive support increase your pedalling power and the fun factor on the trail. Ride on, ride faster, and discover more of the world. These words are the slogan of the new Trek Powerfly. The third evolutionary step of the E-MTB is based on a plus in user-friendliness and a tidy appearance.

At the rear, Trek orientates itself on its full pallet. The Powerfly 5 FS is a so-called “Full Floater”. The damper got located between two movable mounts. The lower pivot point should not get placed as far back and down as possible. Trek does this by making the cover for the Bosch mid-engine slimmer and trimmer. Another advantage of this thinner engine cover is that the chainstays are relatively short for a 27.5-inch fully electric drive.

The heart - a Bosch engine

But the slimmer engine cover is just one detail. Also, the cable guide got been integrated into the body. Besides, a small guide has been integrated to prevent the chain from jumping off.

Another complete detail is the massive aluminium shield on the underside of the motor, which protects the electric drive from damage and shocks when touching down.

For more accessible, more comfortable battery handling, Trek does not install the RIB (Removable Integrated Battery) of the Bosch Performance CX drive in the new Trek Powerfly FS 5 bikes from below but from the side in the down tube. The 500 Wh energy bundle does not fall out clumsily when unlocking and can still get removed quickly and easily.

The software developers from Bosch have landed a highlight in the support modes and provide the user with ECO, Tour and Turbo modes and the eMTB mode. This progressive mode uses the power addition from tour mode up to turbo mode. The continuous engine support automatically adapts to the individual driving style depending on the pedal pressure.

Trek Powerfly FS 5 - 300%

The eMTB method uses the full range of Tour mode (120%) up to Turbo mode (300%). Thanks to the much larger power window, it is no longer necessary to change support levels so often. The sensor technology of the motor control works very sensitively and allows power release even in minor dosages.

In steep uphills, the system adds full power when the user presses the pedal fully, and in flatter sections, the system reduces the power input. This technology results in driving with grip, traction and the proper motor support.
All Powerfly models 2019 have Bosch’s MTB-optimized Performance CX drive system. The automatic E-MTB driving mode, combined with the low centre of gravity of the low-lying battery, allows a very sporty, agile handling, which provides uphill for excellent traction and lots of trail fun.

Besides, all Powerfly Bikes 2019 get equipped with a long-distance 500Wh durable battery, which supports you in Eco mode approx. 130km throughout. The battery has been completely integrated into the down tube, bringing the Powerfly 2019 even closer to the appearance of traditional mountain bikes.

Our ride with a trek powerfly

We rented a Trek Powerfly 5 FS twice for a tour in the mountains. During the first tour, we got misled by the name Panorama-Trail, which was fairly demanding. However, the mountain bike scored well on this tour and convinced us of the quality. The second tour was much less demanding but with a constant ascent. Nevertheless, the battery at the destination used only half of the battery. Even though some parties consistently chose the “Turbo” support, this result is accurate.

The Trek Powerfly 5 FS has given us the taste to go on a “mountain” tour more often. It offers an entirely new radius of action.

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31 Responses

  1. The Trek Powerfly e-bike is an impressive piece of technology that truly showcases the power and versatility of electric bicycles. With its durable frame, powerful motor, and reliable battery, the Powerfly is perfect for riders who want to take on challenging terrain with ease.

    One of the standout features of the Powerfly is its impressive motor, which provides an impressive amount of torque and power. This makes it easy to tackle steep hills and rough terrain, without having to rely solely on your own pedal power. The bike also features a high-quality battery that provides plenty of range, allowing you to ride for long distances without having to worry about running out of power.

    Another great feature of the Powerfly is its durable frame, which is designed to handle even the toughest trails. The bike features a suspension system that helps absorb shocks and bumps, making for a smooth and comfortable ride. This, combined with the bike’s powerful motor and reliable battery, makes it the perfect choice for riders who want to take on challenging trails and explore the great outdoors.

    Overall, the Trek Powerfly e-bike is an exceptional choice for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of off-road riding with the added power and versatility of an electric bike. With its impressive motor, reliable battery, and durable frame, the Powerfly is the perfect choice for anyone looking to take their off-road adventures to the next level.

  2. As an avid mountain biker, I was blown away by the Trek e-mountain bike. The pedal-assist feature makes climbing steep trails so much easier, and the suspension is top-notch for a smooth ride.

  3. The Trek e-mountain bike is the perfect choice for anyone who wants to hit the trails but needs a little extra boost. I was able to go farther and tackle more challenging terrain than ever before.

  4. I love how the Trek e-mountain bike has the power to conquer any terrain, while still providing a comfortable and enjoyable ride. It’s a true game-changer for anyone who loves mountain biking.

  5. The Trek e-mountain bike is a great investment for anyone who wants to take their mountain biking to the next level. The power and speed of the electric motor make for an exhilarating ride, and the quality of the bike itself is unmatched.

  6. The Trek Powerfly e-Mountainbike is the perfect combination of power and performance. With its lightweight frame and powerful electric motor, it’s easy to conquer any terrain. Its efficient battery and smart assist technology will take you further than ever before.

  7. Age 55, office job, like to be outdoors (summer and winter in the Alps of Glarus), not an ideal BMI … a rough description of myself. In the autumn ’19 I saw the PF7 (2020 model in red) for the 1st time and visited my dealer several times to look at it. A specific optical attraction is undisputed. Mid of 2020, I bought it.

  8. The Trek bike has been with me for 4 years now, and I see no signs of wear on the battery or the chassis.

  9. After thinking about it for a while, I decided on this Trek ebike. You have to be clear about what you need it for. I need it to ride 12 km one way to the station. It goes through the forest on a levelled gravel path and over asphalt bumpy stretches. None of these is a problem. The price-performance ratio is exactly as expected.

  10. I rent this bike every holiday. It always has to be a Trek Powerfly because I really like this bike.

  11. Well, the finish of the paint on the Trek bikes is lousy paint, the same USD 500 bikes as those of USD 3000 happened to me a year after buying a Remedy 8 and began to form bubbles in the paint. I say that I have always taken care of the bike, ideally, to claim at the dealer to contact Trek; Trek says it is because of the sweat that this has produced corrosion and that they are not responsible, then they give me the number of the person in charge of the trek of guarantees I call him. After speaking with him and tell me the same thing, I say to him that I was afraid I had to disagree and that I was going to put a claim in consumption at the end they gave me a frame in guarantee, not without first having to put me silly and that if in the colour that they want, I know that this has already happened to more people but nothing the fault is of the client, come on do not bother me.

  12. Incorrectly mounted battery mount, four rusted bearings…

    The only thing the customer service said about it: “Should you now but the opinion that from you here is no fault….”

    Thank you also, never again Trek!

  13. I love the brand and the e-bike you are referring to. Trek is great and much better than any other bike.

  14. Unfortunately, after a year of riding an MTB, everything rattles and squeaks. To make matters worse, the screw on the bottom bracket always comes loose. You don’t always have an Allen key of this size with you. An MTB is made for off-road use, so this might not happen if you only ride on roads or cycle paths. I will probably exchange the bike for a Canon, Cube or similar.

  15. A very good bike. Charging the batteries still takes too long for my taste for this bike.

  16. We rent a Trek Powerfly every year and we are always surprised by the ease of handling.

  17. The wide handlebars allow you to steer the model precisely, which ensures safety and confidence at all times. On climbs, the slightly longer chainstays have a positive effect in that the front wheel does not lift off the ground. Especially on steep climbs, however, we missed the familiar eMTB mode a bit, as you had to compensate for the weaker support with your physical effort.

  18. Comfortable trail tours and adventures in new terrain are where the Trek Powerfly scores. The relaxed seating position allows for long times, and the powerful motor takes the terror out of unknown areas because uphill altitude metres can be easily destroyed with it.

  19. Unfortunately, winter has now set in again, but I have done 10,000 kilometres with this bike in the last few months and have had no problems with it.

  20. I love this bike. It looks good and even better is that there are accessories everywhere.

  21. After my beloved Trek Fuel ex 8 Fully was stolen, I decided to buy an eBike. The powerfly was a good choice. Pros: comfortable handling, curved top tube (perfect for woman 1.60 m), strong motor, good range and …. it looks fantastic!!! Cons: no tubeless kit included, cheaper components (compared to other brands). It’s fun off-road and also in the city. I’m super satisfied!