Trek make some truly incredible bikes. Based out of Wisconsin, theyâ€™ve been at the forefront of bicycle technology for years, turning out machines designed for travel, adventure and freedom. For them, Trek isnâ€™t just a name, itâ€™s a summation of their values.
So itâ€™s no surprise to see them right on the front of the e-bike bandwagon, holding the reins and showing everyone else the way. With their new Rail e-MTB theyâ€™ve done it once again â€“ created a bike that puts all the rest in the shade, one that can mix it with the craziest downhill shredders and effortlessly power you back up to the top for another lap.
A hard-charging beast
The Rail is built to tackle the roughest, most gnarly trails out there. Itâ€™s a long-travel e-MTB for the big mountains, for railing down the steepest lines on epic rides. The Bosch battery powers the Performance Line CX drive system that is small, light and with low pedalling resistance for a natural feel.
All this adds up to an e-MTB that can take you further than you ever thought possible. By saving all your energy for the descents you can expand your horizons like never before. As Trek say, Rail is here, and itâ€™s ready to rip.
The Rail 9.7 and 9.9 models are built around Trekâ€™s OCLV Mountain Carbon frame complete with carbon stays, and the 160mm fork and 150mm of rear travel adds up to a lightweight all-mountain rig that gives you the confidence to slay the whole trail. The Rail descends like the best of Trekâ€™s non-electric bikes, featuring Active Brake Pivot technology, its geometry adjustable through the Mino Link.
â€˜Minoâ€™ what? Take it away, Cam.
For more speed, more power, more trails and more fun, Trek gives you all you need. The battery and motor really are things of beauty, setting new standards of power and performance. Lightweight, compact, simple to charge on or off the bike, durable and responsive â€“ your playground just got a heck of a lot bigger.
The Rail 9.7 model comes with RockShox Yari RC front and Deluxe RL rear bouncers, a SRAM NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain and Shimanoâ€™s MT520 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes. It really hits the sweet spot of carbon performance and incredible value. One ride on the Rail 9.7 and youâ€™ll be convinced â€“ this is the best value all-mountain e-MTB around.
The Rail 9.9 is undoubtedly the best performing long-travel carbon e-MTB on the planet. If you want nothing but the best this is the one for you. A 160mm RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork along with a 150mm RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock with Trek's RE:aktiv Thru Shaft damper come together with SRAMâ€™s X01 Eagle wireless drivetrain to deliver the ultimate ride.
No expense has been spared. With top-notch Bontrager components, carbon 29er wheels, a RockShox Reverb AXS dropper seatpost and even a carbon handlebar, nothing else out there comes close.