Trek have re-designed the Powerfly FS 9 LT for 2018 and have integrated the Bosch 500Wh battery into the downtube to create a bike that is fast and agile to live up to the striking Orange paintwork. The driving force built in to the sturdy aluminium frame is the Bosch Performance Line CX motor which is capable of 75Nm of torque which when combined with the new Bosch eMTB mode, makes for a sporty and responsive ride. The eMTB mode means you can focus solely on the trail, rather than worrying about the assistance mode of the motor, with the reassurance that power will be delivered dynamically dependant on your individual riding style. Power is also delivered progressively when starting on steep slopes, making the electric mountain bike experience natural, giving you the maximum performance on the trail. The motor is powered by a 500Wh battery that has been integrated into the downtube of the frame which is enough juice for a full day's worth of riding. To display all the important information, Trek have included the Bosch Purion display which sports a small form factor, keeping a clean look and feel to the cockpit whilst still providing the essential information, such as speed and remaining range. The Fox Performance 36 Float forks offer 150mm of travel and have been optimised for e-bikes to ensure that the bike can take on any terrain it encounters comfortably. The RockShox Deluxe RT3 compliments the Fox fork with its 3-position damper which has been specifically tuned by the Trek Suspension Lab to offer the optimum performance on the Powerfly FS 9. The 8-Speed SRAM EX1 groupset has been specifically developed for the growing e-mountain market. The EX1 features an 8-speed cassette, with an extra-strong chain that is positionally synced with specific teeth to ease the strain on the drivetrain when changing gear. SRAM Guide RE hydraulic disc brakes take care of the stopping power, providing the perfect balance of power and control that a bike of this caliber deserves, giving you the ability to take on the toughest of singletrack with the utmost of confidence that your bike will deliver in any situation. Bosch Performance Line CX motor with new eMTB mode Bosch 500Wh battery integrated in to the frame Bosch Purion display Fox Performance 36 Float 150mm forks Description by Luke, Rutland Cycling Web Team.