On Monday evening we took a fleet of the brand new Trek Powerfly LT’s for a test ride over some of the Lake District’s finest terrain. We headed up and over the challenging Gatescarth Pass which rises out of the Longsleddale valley and descended via Nan Bield Pass which brought us back into the Kentmere valley.
We were lucky enough to be one of the first in the UK to demo these bikes. Equipped with a plush 150mm of travel, stable geometry and powerful Bosch eBike Systems CX motor, the bikes were able to tackle the steep, loose and super tech ascents and descents with ease, just showing what these bikes are capable of.
The new range of Powerfly’s combine intuitive pedal-assist power with Trek’s decades of expertise in trail bike frame and suspension design. The new Powerfly opens up new riding, allowing the rider to cover more ground and tackle previously unassailable climbs while retaining bags of fun on the descents.
Each Powerfly model comes equipped with the latest Performance Line CX motor from Bosch and is operated by an easy-to-use Bosch Purion controller with a long-lasting 500wh battery supplying the power.
There are major spec upgrades throughout the new Powerfly lineup, including more robust forks, more powerful 4-piston brakes, and tougher tyres. With Trek’s proven mountain bike frame technology, these pedal-assist bikes ride like true performance mountain bikes for more confident handling on the trails.