Trek’s electric 2020 Powerfly refines hardtail frame, upgrades drive system and is an SUV

Updated Powerfly e-MTB uses Bosch’s newest Performance Line CX drive system

Trek Powerfly hardtail e-bike

Trek’s latest Powerfly hardtail electric bike is a progression of its predecessor, with a refined frame and drive system and broad range of sizes and build options.

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The aim of the Powerfly hardtail is to put “more people on bikes and on trails”, according to Trek. In other words, it is a bike that is capable and affordable — with eight price-points in five sizes and decent components packages across the range, that is hard to argue with.

Smaller sizes (XS and S) come with 27.5in wheels, while the rest (M, L, XL) feature 29in wheels. All models feature an “Alpha Platinum” aluminium frame with Boost 148 wheel spacing and 80 to 120mm travel suspension fork, depending on model.

A side-loading battery pack is designed to make it simple to take the battery out for charging (but it can still be charged on the bike), while Bosch’s newest Performance Line CX drive system is substantially smaller (and lighter) than before. Both of which help with the bike’s clean aesthetic.

The latest marketing jargon being bandied about by brands is “SUV bikes” (sports utility vehicles), and Trek has announced the Powerfly as “The SUV bike”.

Two Powerfly Sport models come equipped with a custom luggage rack and mudguards, making them a good option for anyone who would like to commute and use the bike for all-round transportation, but also to ride for leisure on light off-road terrain at the weekend.

The range also includes three women’s models with tailored build kits.

Trek Powerfly 2020 models

Powerfly Sport 4

Trek Powerfly
The budget Powerfly Sport 4 Equipped is an SUV e-bike, according to Trek.
Trek
  • Frame: Trek Powerfly Alpha Platinum aluminium
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCM 34, 120mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Connection rims
  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX, 250-Watt, 75Nm
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, vertical, 500Wh
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc
  • Extras: Rear luggage rack, mudguards, kickstand
  • Price: £2,750

Powerfly Sport 7

Trek Powerfly
The Powerfly Sport 7 Equipped comes with custom luggage rack and mudguards.
Trek
  • Frame: Trek Powerfly Alpha Platinum aluminium
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: SR Suntour Zeron 35, 100mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30, tubeless ready
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX, 250-Watt, 75Nm, magnesium body
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, 625Wh
  • Brakes: Shimano MT520 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Extras: Rear luggage rack, mudguards, kickstand
  • Price: £3,800

Powerfly 4

Trek Powerfly
Trek’s 2020 Powerfly 4 hardtail e-bike
Trek
  • Frame: Trek Powerfly Alpha Platinum aluminium
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCM 34, 120mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Connection rims
  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX, 250-Watt, 75Nm
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, vertical, 500Wh
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc
  • Price: £2,550

Powerfly 5

Trek Powerfly
Trek Powerfly 5.
Trek
  • Frame: Trek Powerfly Alpha Platinum aluminium
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox Recon RL, 120mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Kovee rims
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX, 250-Watt, 75Nm, magnesium body
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, vertical, 500Wh
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc w/203mm rotors
  • Price: £2,950

Powerfly 7

Trek Powerfly
The Powerfly 7 is the top of the range.
Trek
  • Frame: Trek Powerfly Alpha Platinum aluminium
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL, 120mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30, tubeless ready
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX, 250-Watt, 75Nm, magnesium body
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, 625Wh
  • Brakes: Shimano MT520 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Price: £3,700

Powerfly 4 Women’s

Trek Powerfly
Trek Powerfly 4 Women’s model.
Trek
  • Frame: Trek Powerfly Alpha Platinum aluminium
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: SR Suntour XCM 34, 120mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Connection rims
  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX, 250-Watt, 75Nm
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, vertical, 500Wh
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc
  • Price: £2,550

Powerfly 5 Women’s

Trek Powerfly
Trek Powerfly 5 Women’s.
Trek
  • Frame: Trek Powerfly Alpha Platinum aluminium
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox Recon RL, 120mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Kovee rims
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX, 250-Watt, 75Nm, magnesium body
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, vertical, 500Wh
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M275 hydraulic disc w/203mm rotors
  • Price: £2,950

Powerfly 7 Women’s

Trek Powerfly
Women’s Powerfly 7.
Trek
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  • Frame: Trek Powerfly Alpha Platinum aluminium
  • Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL, 80mm travel
  • Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30, tubeless ready
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX, 250-Watt, 75Nm, magnesium body
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, 625Wh
  • Brakes: Shimano MT520 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Price: £3,700