The "LT" in the name of the Powerfly LT 9.7 Plus stands for Long
Travel, and this is a proper trail beast, with 160/150mm of travel
front/rear and a chunky 27.5in "mid-fat" wheelset (shod here with
But what comes down must also go back up... and that's where the
"e-Bike" part comes in...
The carbon frame hides an integrated battery unit (easily
removed without tools, for charging) and a 250 watt Bosch motor
provides variable pedal assistance, on tap when needed.
This is a well specced bike with a sensible mix of components
based around SRAM's 1x12 Eagle NX drivetrain. The inclusion of a
dropper post is pretty much taken for granted on a bike like this,
but nonetheless it's a good indication that the Powerfly is a
serious trail bike - the motor is simply there to let you explore
further and harder.
With a total weight of just over 23kg (in a Medium) this is no
lightweight XC rig, but the 4-pot Shimano disc brakes do a
fantastic job of stopping it even on the steeper stuff, and provide
photos by Bence Bujaki