2018 Difference between Powerfly 5 FS and Powerfly 7 FS in the US

Andy_in_CA

Active Member
at a glance everything about the 7 is upgraded bike component wise... the motors are the same.

Power fly 5 fs
Specifications
  • Frameset
    Frame
    Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Knock Block, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, integrated battery, G2 Geometry, Boost148, 130mm travel
    Front suspension
    RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air, lockout, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 130mm travel
    Rear suspension
    RockShox Deluxe RL, 205x50mm
  • Wheels
    Front Hub
    Formula Alloy DC511, Boost110
    Rear Hub
    Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle, Boost148
    Rims
    Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready 32-hole, tubeless strips and valves sold separately
    Tires
    Bontrager XR3, 27.5x2.35˝
  • Drivetrain
    Shifters
    Shimano Deore M6000, 10 speed
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus
    Crank
    Miranda Delta, 15T
    Cassette
    Shimano HG50, 11-42, 10 speed
    Chain
    KMC X10
    Pedals
    Wellgo nylon platform
  • Components
    Saddle
    Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Seatpost
    Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset
    Handlebar
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
    Grips
    Bontrager Race
    Stem
    Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8mm, 0 degree, 60mm length
    Headset
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brakeset
    Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
  • Accessories
    Battery
    Bosch Powerpack Performance 500 downtube
    Controller
    Bosch Purion Performance
    Motor
    Bosch Performance CX, 250 watt, 75Nm
  • Weight
    Weight
    17.5" - 23.19 kg / 51.12 lbs
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).

Powerfly 7 fs

Specifications
  • Frameset
    Frame
    Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Knock Block, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, integrated battery, G2 Geometry, Boost148, 130mm travel
    Front suspension
    RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air, lockout, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 130mm travel
    Rear suspension
    RockShox Deluxe RL, 205x50mm
  • Wheels
    Front Hub
    Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, Boost110
    Rear Hub
    Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle, Boost148
    Rims
    SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 32-hole, tubeless strips and valves included
    Tires
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80˝
  • Drivetrain
    Shifters
    Shimano SLX M7000, 11 speed
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus
    Crank
    Race Aeffect, 15T w/chainguard
    Cassette
    Shimano SLX M7000, 11-46, 11 speed
    Chain
    Shimano HG60
    Pedals
    Wellgo nylon platform
  • Components
    Saddle
    Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    Seatpost
    Dropper post, Bontrager lever, 31.6mm, internal routing
    Handlebar
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 750mm width
    Grips
    Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8mm, 0 degree, 60mm length
    Headset
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brakeset
    Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc
  • Accessories
    Battery
    Bosch Powerpack Performance 500 downtube
    Controller
    Bosch Purion Performance
    Motor
    Bosch Performance CX, 250 watt, 75Nm
  • Weight
    Weight
    17.5" - 23.16 kg / 51.06 lbs
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).


 

Mtnm

Active Member
Like the original poster I was comparing the 7 and 5.
The obvious difference I noticed was the wider tires on the 7 (2.8") vs the 5 (2.35").
I've not done well with wide tires, which I know makes me counter to all of the popular trends (they just bounce too much laterally for me, so tracking gets difficult).
Some component differences; brake Shimano M6000 vs M315
Gears: 11 vs 10 : the 7 goes to a 46 tooth but the 5 only goes to a 42 tooth
Derailleur: Shimano Deore XT M8000 vs M6000
Side by side comparison:
Fly 7 vs Fly 5