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Thomas's Cycle Revolution have been selling and servicing bicycles since 1981. We now have four stores in the region, including the Specialized Concept Store in Chelmsford, Cycle Revolution (for our more comprehensive service offerings) in Ipswich and Colchester and our high end store, Cycle Evolution also in Colchester.

As a family store we are proud of our reputation, and are proud to be the area's first choice when it comes to quality cycling products. We have the experience, brands and the enthusiasm to offer all of our customers excellent service and value.

In addition to stocking all the best bike brands, including Giant, Liv, Specialized, Trek, Cube, Focus, Cervelo, Whyte and HaiBike, we also offer a full workshop, Body Geometry Bike Fit, custom build, and a regular calendar of free rides in the area.

Our workshop technicians are Cytech qualified and equipped to service any make and model of cycle, using only quality replacement components. We are able to fully customise your new cycle to suit your requirements, build custom wheels and bikes to order and tune all hydraulic brakes and suspension systems in house.

Cycle Revolution is very much at the heart of the cycling community in East Anglia. We support many of the areas cycling clubs, charities, racing events and sponsor Velo Club Revolution which is well worth joining for new and experienced riders.

Visit us in store, buy online or use our free Click & Collect service – we look forward to seeing you.

 

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New 2019 Trek Powerfly

   Words by George Shipman

   on 20/06/2018 12:45:36

They’re here // The new 2019 Trek Powerfly eBike’s

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The completely re-designed frame focuses on full battery integration and usability to pass the competition. Featuring the trail-ready Bosch motor system, you’ll never be held back again

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So what’s new?

As e-bikes continue to evolve, so does Powerfly. While the 4-level models carry forward last year’s semi-integrated frame, all other models feature Trek’s exclusive new Removable Integrated Battery, or RIB.

The Bosch PowerTube 500 battery is fully integrated into the side of the downtube. It looks great and makes the frame compatible with a water bottle cage, but the biggest benefit is the convenience. Unlike other fully integrated batteries, RIB is simple to remove and re-install with a one-piece battery and frame cover – no tools or complicated parts.

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The 2019 Powerfly is still offered as three distinct families:

  • Hardtail:

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  • Full Suspension (130mm):

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  • Long Travel (150mm):

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Trek now also offer two carbon models in the Long Travel line-up. OCLV Mountain Carbon offers cleaner aesthetics, a quieter ride and easier handling thanks to lower weight.

Also new to the line up is a Powerfly Sport hardtail model that comes fully accessorised with fenders, rack, kickstand and lights for those customers who want to use their Powerfly as a go-anywhere SUV.

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Major spec upgrades for the new design include:

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  • A more robust RockShox Revelation fork on Powerfly FS 7
  • More powerful 4-piston disc brakes on all Powerfly LT models
  • Tougher Bontrager XR4 tyres on all Plus models

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Most brands have integrated batteries now. Why is Trek’s Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system better?

Trek took great pains to create the most user-friendly electric mountain bike. In most systems, the battery drops out of the bottom of the downtube. The problem with that is they’re prone to falling in the dirt and the underside of the downtube is where all the dirt and mud collects. Digging through miles of grime to get to your battery is not fun. The RIB system accesses the battery on the drive-side of the downtube. It’s cleaner  //  Most people set their bike down or lean it on a wall on the non-drive side to remove the battery. Accessing the battery on the drive-side of the downtube is easier than reaching under the bike to pull out your battery. On some integrated eBikes, the in-tube battery and the frame cover are two pieces. The RIB system is a one-piece battery and frame cover. Simply turn the key and the one-piece battery pops out. Grab it by the integrated handle and carry it away. Then it’s just as easy to pop it back in. The Trek RIB system is ingenious in its simplicity. You spend less time fussing with your bike and more time riding. Wahoo!

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What’s the difference between Powerfly FS and Powerfly LT?

The 130mm Powerfly FS balances comfortable, efficient climbing with confident handling on descents and corners for the best overall trail bike feel. The 150mm Powerfly LT offers added downhill capability with more travel, more stable handling and more robust parts. If you want a pedal-assist bike with full-suspension comfort and control for exploring on longer trail rides, then the 130mm Powerfly FS is right for you. If you want a pedal-assist bike to help get you to your favorite descents with less effort, then its the 150mm Powerfly LT because It’s more capable on steep, challenging terrain.

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What’s the difference between Powerfly and Powerfly Women’s?

Powerfly Women’s models have the same high-performance frame technology and geometry as the mainline Powerfly hardtail. The three smallest sizes feature curved top tubes for lower stand-over height that makes mounting and dismounting easier for shorter riders. The Women’s models also come with women’s specific saddles, narrower handlebars and an alternate colour.

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What is the maximum tyre size for each frame platform?

The 130mm full suspension (FS) bikes and 150mm long travel (LT) bikes can accept up to 27.5x2.8” tyres. The 17.5” and larger size hardtail models can accept up to 29x2.4” or 27.5x2.8” tyres. The 15.5” and smaller hardtails will not fit 29” tyres, but can accommodate 27.5x2.8” tyres.

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What if I need to replace the battery or battery cover?

Powerfly’s use a stock Bosch Powertube battery. The frame cover and battery are one-piece, but can be separated with an Allen key. Trek will sell frame covers through Trek retailers for replacement or for those that want to have a second battery that can be swapped quickly.

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Are spare keys available?

Yes. Spare keys are available through the lock manufacturer, ABUS. They’ll need the key code printed on a card that’s included with the bike.

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Does the battery require any special care?

The battery should never be opened, as doing so not only voids all warranties, but also poses the risk of uncontrolled thermal reactions. Use only the provided Bosch eBike charger, which is specifically matched to the Bosch battery and has the right software for optimal charging and maintenance of the battery. Using any other charger will void the warranty and also risk malfunctions or reduced lifespan. Lithium-ion batteries have neither memory nor self-discharge effects, so the battery can be partially recharged at any time without affecting the service life.

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There is plenty more information about eBikes on our Specialist page:

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Your next step?

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Shop Trek Full-Sus eBike models:

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Shop Trek Hard-Tail models:

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