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The Trek Rail is back in 2022, but with some differences.

Trek have put a 750Wh battery into the top models, increasing the reach and the head tube angle. The frame is also stiffer, to deal with the bigger battery.

So now there are two frames in the Rail range; New Rail with 750Wh battery and new geometry and the old rail with the 625Wh battery and old geometry.

Is this a good thing? You need to ask if you need a 750Wh battery, and have a look at the geometry and see if it suits you. I've explained all of the pros and cons in my deep dive video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ot0wj9N_P4U

The Trek Rail is a fantastic option for buying in a local bike shop. My pick is still the old geometry Rail 5 with 625Wh battery and then upgrade the brakes, tyres and suspension for a killer build.

Check the prices in your region
Worldwide Buy at Trek Bicycles
United Kingdom Buy at Leisure Lakes Bikes

Specification

Trail
Model 5 500W5 625W9.579 GX9.79.8 XT9.8 GX9.8 GX AXS9.9 XTR9.9 XX1 AXS
Price EU: €5099 US: $5599 EU: €5499 EU: €6499 EU: €6499 US: $6599 EU: €7699 EU: €7999 US: $7499 EU: €8999 US: $8999 US: $8999 EU: €9599 US: $9999 EU: €11499 US: $12499 EU: €13499 US: $13499
Frame Material AluminiumAluminiumCarbonAluminiumAluminiumCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbonCarbon
Weight 23.9kg23.9kg23.4kg23.0kg23.4kg23.4kg23.4kg22.8kg22.5kg
Adjustable Geometry Rear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip ChipRear Flip Chip
Motor Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)Bosch Performance CX (85Nm)
Battery Bosch PowerTube 500 (500Wh)Bosch PowerTube 625 (625Wh)Bosch PowerTube 625 (625Wh)Bosch PowerTube 625 (625Wh)Bosch PowerTube 625 (625Wh)Bosch PowerTube 625 (625Wh)Bosch PowerTube 750 (750Wh)Bosch PowerTube 750 (750Wh)Bosch PowerTube 750 (750Wh)Bosch PowerTube 750 (750Wh)Bosch PowerTube 750 (750Wh)
Quick Release Battery YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Display Bosch PurionBosch PurionBosch PurionBosch PurionBosch Kiox 300Bosch Kiox 300Bosch Kiox 300Bosch Kiox 300Bosch Kiox 300Bosch Kiox 300Bosch Kiox 300
Front Fork RockShox 35 Gold RLRockShox 35 Gold RLRockShox 35 Gold RLRockShox Domain RCRockShox ZEB Select+RockShox Domain RCRockShox ZEB Select+RockShox ZEB Select+RockShox ZEB Select+RockShox Zeb UltimateRockShox Zeb Ultimate
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+RockShox Deluxe Select+RockShox Deluxe Select+RockShox Deluxe Select+RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RT3RockShox Deluxe Select+RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RT3RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RT3RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RT3RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate ThruShaftRockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate ThruShaft
Suspension Travel F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm F: 160mm R: 150mm
Seatpost TranzX JD-YSP18 (L: 130mm travel) TranzX JD-YSP18 (L: 130mm travel) TranzX JD-YSP18 (L: 130mm travel) TranzX JD-YSP18 (L: 130mm travel) Bontrager Line Elite Dropper (L: 170mm travel) Bontrager Line Elite Dropper (L: 150mm travel) Bontrager Line Elite Dropper (L: 170mm travel) Bontrager Line Elite Dropper (L: 170mm travel) Bontrager Line Elite Dropper (L: 170mm travel) Bontrager Line Elite Dropper (L: 170mm travel) RockShox Reverb AXS (L: 170mm travel)
Brakes Shimano MT420 Shimano MT420 Shimano MT420 Shimano MT6100 SRAM Code R Shimano M6120 Shimano XT SRAM Code R SRAM Code R Shimano XTR SRAM Code RSC
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100 Shimano Deore M6100 Shimano Deore M6100 Shimano XT SRAM GX Eagle Shimano XT Shimano XT SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle AXS Shimano XTR SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS
Cassette Shimano Deore M6100 12 speed Shimano Deore M6100 12 speed Shimano Deore M6100 12 speed Shimano Deore M6100 12 speed SRAM Eagle XG-1275 12 speed Shimano SLX 12 speed Shimano M8100 12 speed SRAM Eagle XG-1275 12 speed SRAM Eagle XG-1275 12 speed Shimano M9101 12 speed SRAM Eagle XG-1299 12 speed
Wheel Size F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29" F: 29" R: 29"
Tyres Bontrager XR4 Comp Bontrager XR4 Comp Bontrager XR4 Comp Bontrager XR5 Team Issue F: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue R: Bontrager SE6 Team Issue Bontrager XR5 Team Issue F: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue R: Bontrager SE6 Team Issue F: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue R: Bontrager SE6 Team Issue F: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue R: Bontrager SE6 Team Issue F: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue R: Bontrager SE6 Team Issue F: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue R: Bontrager SE6 Team Issue
Europe Only

* Estimated price based on unofficial sources.

Geometry

Frame Geometry Layout
Frame size LLLL
Geometry Setting Low - 750Wh batteryHigh - 750Wh batteryLow - 500/625 BatteryHigh - 500/625 Battery
R Reach 487mm491mm465mm470mm
SH Stack Height 646mm643mm630mm627mm
SL Seattube Length 450mm450mm450mm450mm
WB Wheelbase 1278mm1277mm1243mm1243mm
CL Chainstay Length 448mm447mm448mm447mm
BB Height 341mm346mm339mm344mm
SA Seattube Angle 76.7°77.1°75.0°75.0°
SO Standover Height 765mm770mm762mm767mm
HA Headtube Angle 64.2°64.6°64.5°64.9°

Specification and geometry values are based on European market bikes. Every attempt is made to ensure the data is correct, but differences may occur in some regions for sales or availability reasons. Please check the bike manufacturer's specification sheet before buying a bike to ensure you're getting the bike specification you want.