The 2020 Trek Rail is a longer, slacker 29er trail machine (with a motor)

New bike adds to Trek’s range of off-road e-bikes

Trek Rail Full-Suspension E-Mountain Bike

The new Rail from Trek is an electric mountain bike built for shredding trails then zipping to the top of the next hill thanks to its solid build and large battery capacity.

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It should come as no surprise that Trek is upping its e-MTB offering. With the introduction of the latest Powerfly hardtail, next in line is the full-suspension range.

The Rail is an all-new 29in-wheeled trail bike with 150mm of rear-wheel travel, and Trek’s OCLV Mountain Carbon or Alpha Aluminium frame options.

Use of Bosch’s newest Performance Line CX motor, which is significantly smaller and lighter than previous versions, has allowed Trek to shorten the chainstays to 448mm in Low setting (there are low/high options thanks to the “Mino Link” geometry-changing flip-chip) compared to the 2019 Powerfly LT full-suspension e-MTB.

The brand has also stretched out the reach and slackened the head angle for more stable handling. The head angle in Low setting is quite slack at 64.5 degrees and reach for a size L is 465mm in Low setting, with a wheelbase length of 1,243mm. All models in both frame materials are available in four sizes.

Trek says all Rail models are built with e-bike specific parts. This means beefier forks and four-piston brakes.

Most models come fitted with a 625Wh battery and the two models that don’t can be upgraded at a later date. The battery is fitted into the frame using Trek’s Removable Integrated Battery system, which provides a simple way to access and remove the battery from the side of the down tube.

Trek Rail models and pricing

Rail 5

Trek Rail Full-Suspension E-Mountain Bike
The lowest price point Rail 5 has an aluminium frame.
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  • Frame: Trek Rail Alpha Platinum Aluminum, 150mm travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox 35 Gold RL, DebonAir spring, 160mm travel
  • Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe RL, 230 x 57.5mm
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, vertical, 500Wh
  • Wheels: Alex MD35 rims
  • Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, 29 x 2.60in
  • Derailleur: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Seatpost: TranzX JD-YSP18
  • Brakes: Tektro HD-M745 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Price: £3,900

Rail 7

Trek Rail Full-Suspension E-Mountain Bike
All Rail models have 150mm rear wheel travel, including this Rail 7.
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  • Frame: Trek Rail Alpha Platinum Aluminum, 150mm travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox Yari RC, DebonAir spring, Motion Control RC damper, 160mm travel
  • Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe RL
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, 625Wh
  • Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30
  • Tyres: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, 29 x 2.60in
  • Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100
  • Seatpost: TranzX JD-YSP18
  • Brakes: Shimano MT520 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Price: £4,800

Rail 9

Trek Rail Full-Suspension E-Mountain Bike
Most bikes in the range have a 625Wh battery as standard.
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  • Frame: Trek Rail Alpha Platinum Aluminum, 150mm travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select Plus, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RC damper, 160mm travel
  • Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir spring, RE:aktiv w/Thru Shaft damper
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, 625Wh
  • Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30
  • Tyres: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, 29 x 2.60in
  • Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor
  • Price: £5,500

Rail 9.7

Trek Rail Full-Suspension E-Mountain Bike
The Rail 9.7 is the lowest priced carbon fibre frame in the range.
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  • Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy stays, 150mm travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RC damper, 160mm travel
  • Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir spring, RE:aktiv w/Thru Shaft damper
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, vertical, 500Wh
  • Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30
  • Tyres: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, 29 x 2.60in
  • Derailleur: SRAM NX Eagle
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Line Dropper
  • Brakes: Shimano MT520 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Price: £5,500

Rail 9.8

Trek Rail Full-Suspension E-Mountain Bike
The bikes feature the newest Bosch Performance Line CX drive systems.
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  • Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy stays, 150mm travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Select Plus, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RC damper, 160mm travel
  • Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir spring, RE:aktiv w/Thru Shaft damper
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, 625Wh
  • Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30
  • Tyres: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, 29 x 2.60in
  • Derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper
  • Brakes: Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor
  • Price: £6,250

Rail 9.9

Trek Rail Full-Suspension E-Mountain Bike
The top of the range Rail 9.9 features SRAM AXS wireless shifting and dropper post.
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  • Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy stays, 150mm travel
  • Sizes: S, M, L, XL
  • Fork: RockShox Lyrik Ultimate, 160mm travel
  • Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir spring, RE:aktiv w/Thru Shaft damper
  • Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Battery: Bosch PowerTube, 625Wh
  • Wheels: Bontrager Line Carbon 30
  • Tyres: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, 29 x 2.60in
  • Derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle AXS, wireless
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb AXS, wireless
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc, 180mm rotor
  • Price: £10,500