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Trek Powerfly LT 9
Trek Powerfly LT 9 - Federweg: 160/150 mm | Gewicht: 23,3 kg | Preis: 5.499 € (UVP)
Das Trek Powerfly LT 9 überzeugt mit seinen Rohrformen
Das Trek Powerfly LT 9 überzeugt mit seinen Rohrformen - und der smarten Vollintegration des Bosch PowerTube Akkus
Die Kabelführungen sind hübsch ins Unterrohr eingelassen
Die Kabelführungen sind hübsch ins Unterrohr eingelassen - und sorgen für eine cleane Optik
Eindeutig ein Trek
Eindeutig ein Trek - das noble Emblem verrät es
Am Heck generiert ein RockShox-Dämpfer in Verbindung mit dem RE:Aktiv-System 150 mm Federweg
Am Heck generiert ein RockShox-Dämpfer in Verbindung mit dem RE:Aktiv-System 150 mm Federweg
Die Impulse für den Gangwechsel werden von einem SRAM GX-Trigger ...
Die Impulse für den Gangwechsel werden von einem SRAM GX-Trigger ...
... an die 12-fach Kassette weitergegeben
... an die 12-fach Kassette weitergegeben
An der Front stellt die steife FOX 36 den Nutzer 160 mm Federweg zur Verfügung
An der Front stellt die steife FOX 36 den Nutzer 160 mm Federweg zur Verfügung
In Verbindung mit 203 mm großen Bremsscheiben ...
In Verbindung mit 203 mm großen Bremsscheiben ...
... sorgt die Shimano Xt für eine sehr gute Verzögerung
... sorgt die Shimano Xt für eine sehr gute Verzögerung
Smartes Tool zur Geometrie-Anpassung: MinoLink
Smartes Tool zur Geometrie-Anpassung: MinoLink - dieser FlipChip erlaubt es, die Winkel um +/-0,5° zu verstellen
Bereits in der dritten Generation der Powerfly-Modelle verbaut
Bereits in der dritten Generation der Powerfly-Modelle verbaut - der kraftvolle Bosch Performance CX
Der Akku des Trek Powerfly LT 9 wird seitlich ...
Der Akku des Trek Powerfly LT 9 wird seitlich ...
... aus dem Unterrohr entnommen
... aus dem Unterrohr entnommen
Die Ladebuchse sitzt seitlich und wird durch ...
Die Ladebuchse sitzt seitlich und wird durch ...
... eine Klappe gegen Schmutz, Staub und Feuchtigkeit geschützt
... eine Klappe gegen Schmutz, Staub und Feuchtigkeit geschützt
Reichweitenfahrt mit dem Trek Powerfly LT 9
Reichweitenfahrt mit dem Trek Powerfly LT 9 - 42,7 km | 1.058 hm | 1 Std 47 min
Die langen Kettenstreben und die griffigen Reifen sorgen bergauf für viel Traktion
Die langen Kettenstreben und die griffigen Reifen sorgen bergauf für viel Traktion
Auch Sprünge sind mit dem Trek Powerfly LT 9 gar kein Problem
Auch Sprünge sind mit dem Trek Powerfly LT 9 gar kein Problem
Das Trek Powerfly LT 9 verlangt manchmal eine kraftvolle Hand, um schnell um Kurven zu rollen
Das Trek Powerfly LT 9 verlangt manchmal eine kraftvolle Hand, um schnell um Kurven zu rollen
Unser Tester drückt das Trek Powerfly LT 9 tief in die Kurve, um dynamisch und schnell zu bleiben
Unser Tester drückt das Trek Powerfly LT 9 tief in die Kurve, um dynamisch und schnell zu bleiben
Mit dem Powerfly LT 9 hat Trek ein attraktives E-Trailbike im Programm, das mit gelungener Akku-Integration und viel Federweg punkten kann
Mit dem Powerfly LT 9 hat Trek ein attraktives E-Trailbike im Programm, das mit gelungener Akku-Integration und viel Federweg punkten kann

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We’ve been riding the new Trek Powerfly LT 9. The company’s electric Powerfly models are now in their third generation and continue to use the much-loved Bosch motor. What’s new is the sleek battery integration that hides away a Bosch PowerTube 500 battery in the ‘side entry’ downtube. We’ve tested the brand new Trek Powerfly LT 9 so read on for our full review.

On Test: Trek Powerfly LT 9

Neat and well-designed battery integration!

For the 2019 Powerfly, Trek has switched to a fully-integrated battery. It has achieved this by using the Bosch PowerTube 500 battery which is significantly slimmer and thus easier to integrate. Trek has already shown that it can do a semi-integated battery well, with the previous Powerfly 9 LT, but has now pushed it a step further with this E-Bike. What we particularly like is the ease with which the battery can be accessed and removed. Unlike many other brands where the down tube is open towards the base, here you remove the battery from the side. That means avoiding having to deal with the muck that inevitably collects on the bottom of your frame.

The Trek Powerfly LT9 has a well-finished aluminium frame and makes use of Trek’s established and capable Re:Aktiv rear suspension. With 160mm travel up front and 150mm at the rear, along with the fat Bontrager plus-tyres this bike definitely belongs in the category of long-travel E-Trailbikes.

In terms of components Trek isn’t playing around using a mix of proven parts. 12 gears are provided courtesy of a SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, and braking is taken care of by Shimano XT brakes. Bars, stem, dropper, saddle and wheels all come from the in-house brand Bontrager.

Trek’s website has all the details of the Powerfly range.

The price for this model is € 5499 | Bikemarkt: Trek Powerfly LT 9 kaufen

Trek Powerfly LT 9
# Trek Powerfly LT 9 - 160/150 mm travel | 23.3 kg | € 5499

Geometry

Available Size: 15.5″/17.5″/18.5″/19.5″/21.5″
Measured Standover:
730 mm (Size 19.5″)
Weight: 23,3 kg (Size 19.5″)

You can find the geometry details below

Framesize15.5"17.5"18.5"19.5"21.5"
MinoLink PositionLOW
Effective Seattube Angle73.0°73.0°73.0°73.0°73.0°
Head Angle65.5°65.5°65.5°65.5°65.5°
Seattube Angle 71.0°71.0°71.0°71.0°71.0°
BB Drop12 mm12 mm12 mm12 mm12 mm
BB Height344 mm344 mm344 mm344 mm344 mm
Effective Toptube570 mm600 mm620 mm634 mm662 mm
Reach386 mm416 mm435 mm448 mm472 mm
Stack602 mm602 mm607 mm611 mm625 mm
Chainstay Length475 mm475 mm475 mm475 mm475 mm
Headtube Length100 mm100 mm105 mm110 mm125 mm
Seattube368 mm419 mm445 mm470 mm521 mm
Wheelbase1186 mm1216 mm1236 mm1251 mm1281 mm
MinoLink PositionHIGH
Effective Seattube Angle73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°73.5°
Head Angle66.0°66.0°66.0°66.0°66.0°
Seattube Angle 71.5°71.5°71.5°71.5°71.5°
BB Drop6 mm6 mm6 mm6 mm6 mm
BB Height350 mm350 mm350 mm350 mm350 mm
Effective Toptube570 mm600 mm620 mm634 mm662 mm
Reach399 mm416 mm443 mm455 mm480 mm
Stack597 mm597 mm601 mm601 mm619 mm
Chainstay Length474 mm474 mm474 mm474 mm474 mm
Headtube Length100 mm100 mm105 mm110 mm125 mm
Seattube368 mm419 mm445 mm470 mm521 mm
Wheelbase1185 mm1215 mm1235 mm1250 mm1280 mm

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Components

The Trek Powerfly LT 9 looks lovely
# The Trek Powerfly LT 9 looks lovely - and has a very neatly integrated battery
The internal routing is done effectively
# The internal routing is done effectively - and keeps things tidy
Quite clearly a Trek
# Quite clearly a Trek - the logo makes it obvious
A RockShox shock and Trek's Re:Aktiv kinematics provide 150mm travel
# A RockShox shock and Trek's Re:Aktiv kinematics provide 150mm travel
Gear changes are made with an SRAM GX trigger shifter...
# Gear changes are made with an SRAM GX trigger shifter...
... which shifts the chain across the 12-speed cassette
# ... which shifts the chain across the 12-speed cassette
Up front there's a stiff Fox 36 providing 160mm travel
# Up front there's a stiff Fox 36 providing 160mm travel
Combined with the 203 mm rotors...
# Combined with the 203 mm rotors...
... the Shimano XT brakes provide good stopping power
# ... the Shimano XT brakes provide good stopping power
MinoLink: an easy way to adjust geometry
# MinoLink: an easy way to adjust geometry - the flip chip lets you change the head angle by +/-0,5°
Trek Powerfly LT 9 – Please expand for component details

FrameRahmenAlpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Removable Integrated Battery (RIB), EVO link, tapered head tube, Knock Block, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, G2 Geometry, Boost 148, 150 mm travel
ForkGabelFox Performance 36 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, e-bike optimized, 160 mm travel
ShockDämpferRockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 205x57.5 mm, 150 mm travel
ShifterSchalthebelSRAM GX Eagle single-click, 12-speed
DerailleurSchaltwerkSRAM GX Eagle
CassetteKassetteSRAM XG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed
CranksKurbelSRAM EX1, 15T
BrakesBremseShimano Deore XT M8020
WheelsLaufräderBontrager Powerline Comp 40, 54T Rapid Drive, Tubeless Ready, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
TiresReifenBontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 27.5 x 2.80˝
SeatSattelBontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails
SeatpostSattelstützeBontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 15.5" 100 mm, 17.5 & 18.5": 125 mm, 19.5 & 21.5": 150 mm
BarLenkerBontrager Line, 35 mm, 27,5 mm rise, 780 width
StemVorbauBontrager Line, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0° degree
MotorMotorBosch Performance CX
DisplayDisplayBosch Purion
BatteryAkkuBosch PoerTube 500
PowerLeistung75 Nm
WeightGewicht23,3 kg
Price (RRP)Preis (UVP)5.499 € (UVP)

Motor & Battery

The Powerfly models are in their third generation
# The Powerfly models are in their third generation - they continue to use the Bosch Performance CX motor

The Bosch motor delivers a lot of power on the trail

The Powerfly is equipped with the stalwart Bosch Performance CX motor. This motor is probably the most commonly found on E-Mountainbikes today and with good reason. It has huge amounts of power on offer when you put it in Turbo mode. With a maximum torque of 75Nm it’s one of the strongest motors on the market. A unique feature of the motor is the tiny chainring, that turns 2.5-times as fast as you are pedalling. That means a 16-tooth chainring corresponds to approximately a 40-tooth in ‘pedalling terms’.

The motor has four assistance levels. Along with the standard ECO, Tour and Turbo mode, Bosch provides the brilliant eMTB mode. This progressive mode varies the power output based on how hard you are pedalling and how much effort you are putting in. The eMTB mode ranges from the 120% assistance of Tour mode, to the 300% assistance of Turbo mode. That large dynamic range makes it suitable for most everyday riding. The motor is also very good at detecting changes in rider input and adjusting the corresponding power output from the motor effectively. On steep uphills, you get the full brunt of the motor power when you pedal hard, and on flatter section the motor dials it down when you’re cruising along. Overall that provides a system that allows you to ride with grip, traction and the right support from the motor at all times — Bosch marketing speak calls it “Optimized Trail Control”.

Trek has created something special with the battery integration. The opening of the downtube is on the side and the battery is well secured with a click-to-lock mechanism. To remove the battery, you open the external latch and then access the internal mechanism in order to completely remove it. In practice it is easy to use and functions very well, but we’re not quite sure how it works if you want to take a spare battery. Do you need an extra cover and external latch to make sure everything is properly secured?

The Powerfly LT 9 battery gets removed...
# The Powerfly LT 9 battery gets removed...
... from the side of the down tube
# ... from the side of the down tube
The charging port sits on the side of the downtube...
# The charging port sits on the side of the downtube...
... and a small cover protects against dirt, dust and damp
# ... and a small cover protects against dirt, dust and damp

Bosch offers three different display options for its motor. This bike is fitted with the smallest Bosch Purion display. For us, this is by far the best Bosch display because it’s easy to read, protected from damage and simple to use. We do feel that Bosch could do some work on the vague actuation point of the buttons though.

Please expand for motor details

  • Motor: Bosch Performance CX
  • Battery: 500 Wh
  • Power: max. 250 Watt
  • Display: Bosch Purion

Real-world Range

Range test with the Trek Powerfly LT 9
# Range test with the Trek Powerfly LT 9 - 42.7 km | 1058 metres vertical ascent | 1 h 47 min

42,7 km / 1058 metres vertical ascent
1 h 47 min

Quoted figures for range tend to be on the optimistic side so we like to test bikes for ourselves, draining a whole battery and seeing how far the bike will go. For this test we managed 42.7km and 1058 metres of ascending, staying in the highest power setting throughout. Please note that these values in no way represent rigorous or normalised testing, instead they should be seen as ballpark figures. Using lower assistance modes increases the range significantly too.

Here are the exact details of our test ride with the Trek Powerfly LT 9.

On the trail

Uphill

The long chain stays and the grippy tyres provide lots of traction going uphill
# The long chain stays and the grippy tyres provide lots of traction going uphill

Long chainstays help a lot!

The chainstays on the Trek Powerfly LT 9 are a relatively long 474mm. That’s a huge advantage on steep sections, letting you stay seated without losing any traction. You’ll find that the front wheel hardly ever lifts off the ground either. The central position means it’s easy to pedal on technical sections and maintain your balance.

Trek has equipped the Powerfly LT 9 with fat 2.8” Bontrager XR4 plus tyres. The pronounced tread really digs into loose ground and always manages to find some grip.

Downhill

Drops and jumps are no problem on the Trek Powerfly LT 9
# Drops and jumps are no problem on the Trek Powerfly LT 9

A little slow around tight corners.

The Trek Re:Aktiv suspension platform is reliable and well-proven. The massive 160mm travel Fox 36 Float fork offers great performance. At the rear a Deluxe RT3 shock provides plenty of plush. The MinoLink also makes it easy to tweak the geometry, allowing you to adjust the head angle  by 0.5-degrees. On fast downhill sections the slacker 65.5-degree head angle improves stability, but does seem to rob the Trek Powerfly LT9 of some cornering agility. The eMTB can start to feel a little sluggish in tight corners.

The Shimano XT brakes offer plenty of power and provide more than enough bite without having to claw on the brake levers to slow yourself down.

Trail

The Trek Powerfly LT 9 can require some significant rider input for some corners
# The Trek Powerfly LT 9 can require some significant rider input for some corners
Our tester leans the Trek Powerfly LT 9 right over to get around the corner quickly
# Our tester leans the Trek Powerfly LT 9 right over to get around the corner quickly

Trail riding is what this eMTB is made for.

Where this e-Bike really feels at home is blasting around even the most extreme trails. Rough terrain is simply swallowed up by the capable suspension. Whilst tight corners aren’t this eMTB’s strong suit, they are still manageable even if you do have to take them a little slower. The 780mm Bontrager bars and slim grips meant we always stayed in control and the E-Bike obeyed our every command.

We actually got on very well with the Bontrager XR4 plus tyres. The stability of the reinforced casing and the aggressive tread provide good stability and tracking in comparison with many other plus-tyres we have ridden.

We noticed

  • Poorly designed dropper post lever – Whilst it’s easy to actuate, we also found our fingers slipping off the lever quite easily. We found that easy to remedy by sticking a little grip tape on it.
  • Stem is to long – the installed stem has a length of 70 mm. For more agility – we would replace it with a shorter one of 40 mm.
  • Noise from the battery – although the battery sits very tightly in its socket, it can sometimes rattle and make a little noise.

eMTB-News Summary: Trek Powerfly LT 9

With the Powerfly LT 9 Trek has created an attractive E-Trailbike, with a well integrated battery and lots of travel
# With the Powerfly LT 9 Trek has created an attractive E-Trailbike, with a well integrated battery and lots of travel

The Trek Powerfly LT 9 is an attractive E-Trailbike with a very nicely integrated battery and plenty of travel on offer. 160mm at the front and 150mm at the rear mean you’ll have a plush ride whatever terrain you’re on. The spec has also been carefully chosen to create a competitive price-point for this machine, so price conscious buyers look here.

Out riding, the 12 gears of the SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain are great to have, with closely spaced jumps between the cogs on the cassette.

Thanks to the integrated battery which is removed from the side of the down tube you’ll rarely have to get your hands dirty from the muck and mud sprayed on the bottom of your bike. Plus, there’s even space for a bottle cage.

Pro
  • Very well designed battery integration
  • Space for a bottle cage
  • Great finishing
Contra
  • A little sluggish in tight corners
  • Dropper post lever ergonomics

What do you think of the new Trek Powerfly LT 9 with its fully integrated battery?


About the test

Please expand for details

On our test runs we usually stay in the highest assistance mode and drain the battery completely at least once. We then publish our results on our Strava account.

Our loop has everything we need to test what our E-bikes are capable of:

  • Tight uphill trails with roots, rocks and loam
  • Flat trails with small climbing sections
  • Fast and flowing downhills
  • Long gravel trails up- and downhill

E-bikes are subjected to our route multiple times to allow us to draw our conclusions.

We tested the Trek Powerfly LT 9 here:

  • On the trails around Bamberg and Bad Kreuznach, Germany. The riding provides narrow and tight trails with technical rooty, rocky sections, steep and technical uphills as well as flowing downhills.

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Tester-Profil: Rico Haase
62 cm90 kg86 cm61 cm183 cm
E-Enduro, E-Trailbike, Hardtail, Downhiller, Rennrad – mir macht jedes Bike Spaß. Egal ob mit oder ohne Motor, außer ich muss damit unendlich bergauf fahren – da mag ich Motorunterstützung schon sehr. Flowige Trails, gern auch gebaut, liebe ich. Ach ja, eins noch, ich hasse Spitzkehren.
I ride everything: E-Enduro, E-Trailbikes, hardtails, downhill, road – I enjoy it all, whether it’s E-assisted or not. I’ll admit that I do quite like having a motor on the uphills though. There’s lots to love about flowing trails; natural or built. The only thing I hate – switchbacks.
Fahrstil / Riding style
Verspielt und flowig / Flowing and playful
Ich fahre hauptsächlich / I mainly ride
E-Enduro, E-Trailbike, aber auch XCO, DH und Road / E-Enduro, E-Trailbike but also XCO, DH and road
Vorlieben beim Fahrwerk / Preferred suspension setup
Straff und schnell – ich möchte wissen, was unter mir passiert / Firm and reactive – I like feedback from the trail
Vorlieben bei der Geometrie / Preferred geometry
Langer Reach, kurzer Vorbau, breiter Lenker / Long reach, short stem, wide bars
Version:
2019
Preis:
5.699

Autor:
Wertung:
5
Datum: 21. June 2018
Aktualisiert: 21. June 2018

Fazit:

The Trek Powerfly LT 9 is an attractive E-Trailbike with a very nicely integrated battery and plenty of travel on offer. 160mm at the front and 150mm at the rear mean you’ll have a plush ride whatever terrain you’re on. The spec has also been carefully chosen to create a competitive price-point for this machine, so price conscious buyers look here.Out riding, the 12 gears of the SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain are great to have, with closely spaced jumps between the cogs on the cassette. Thanks to the integrated battery which is removed from the side of the down tube you’ll rarely have to get your hands dirty from the muck and mud sprayed on the bottom of your bike. Plus, there’s even space for a bottle cage.

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Trek Powerfly LT 9 Summary

Trek Powerfly LT 9

range of use
XC: 1/10 – Trail: 10/10 – All-Mountain: 10/10 – Enduro: 9/10 – Downhill: 6/10
Motor + Battery
Bosch
Battery Capacity
500 Wh
Range km/mi
Distance
26.5 mi
Climbing
3,471 ft
Duration
1:47 h
Bike Weight
51.4 lb
System Weight
254 lb
Uphill
10/10
bad
excellent
Downhill
8/10
bad
excellent
Motor
9/10
weak
extreme
Value for Money
8/10
too expensive
perfect
Sitting Position
7/10
upright
stretched
character
9/10
playful
stable
Explanation of “Range of Use”
XC:
0 to 120 mm Travel (Hardtails and Full-Suspension)
Trail:
100 to 150 mm Travel (Hardtails and Full-Suspension)
All-Mountain:
120 to 150 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Enduro:
150 to 180 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Downhill:
more than 180 mm Travel (Full-Suspension)
Erklärung zum Systemgewicht
Das hier angegebene Gewicht ist die Summe aus den Einzelgewichten (E-Bike, Fahrer, Rucksack usw.), welches bei unserem Reichweitentest zum Einsatz kam.
Version:
2019
Preis:
5.699

Autor:
Wertung:
5
Datum: 21. June 2018
Aktualisiert: 21. June 2018

Fazit:

The Trek Powerfly LT 9 is an attractive E-Trailbike with a very nicely integrated battery and plenty of travel on offer. 160mm at the front and 150mm at the rear mean you’ll have a plush ride whatever terrain you’re on. The spec has also been carefully chosen to create a competitive price-point for this machine, so price conscious buyers look here.Out riding, the 12 gears of the SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain are great to have, with closely spaced jumps between the cogs on the cassette. Thanks to the integrated battery which is removed from the side of the down tube you’ll rarely have to get your hands dirty from the muck and mud sprayed on the bottom of your bike. Plus, there’s even space for a bottle cage.

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    We’ve been riding the new Trek Powerfly LT 9. The company’s electric Powerfly models are now in their third generation and continue to use the much-loved Bosch motor. What’s new is the sleek battery integration that hides away a Bosch PowerTube 500 battery in the ‘side entry’ downtube. We’ve tested the brand new Trek Powerfly LT 9 so read on for our full review.


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