Trek 2020 Rail 9.8

$10,499.00

Rail 9.8 is a long-travel carbon electric mountain bike that gets you to the fun stuff faster. It features an upgraded fork, drivetrain and dropper for exceptional performance on the gnarliest runs. This e-MTB feels and rides just like our rowdiest trail bikes, and it’s built with the same trail-specific tech. The difference is that the powerful new Bosch drive system zips up climbs so you can spend less time grinding and more time getting rad.

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Description

The Rail 9.8 is right for you if…

You’re looking for a long-travel carbon e-MTB with high-performance parts. You crave the responsiveness of carbon, the plush feel of high-end suspension, and would rather get all the good stuff now than have to upgrade down the line.

 

The tech you get

A light and durable OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame with carbon stays that fully encases a 625 Wh battery for sleek looks and protection on the trail, a 160 mm RockShox Lyrik Select Plus fork with Charger 2 RC damper, 150 mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock with Trek’s RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, a powerful new Bosch Performance Line CX 250 W motor that assists up to 25 km/h and a Purion controller. A 1×12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, Bontrager Line Elite dropper post, Shimano SLX 4-piston brakes, a carbon handlebar and Bontrager Line Comp 30 29er wheels with Bontrager SE5 Team Issue tyres.

 

The final word

This bike features across-the-board upgrades that make it a seriously capable high-performance ripper. It’s built for hammering gnarly descents, then flying right back up again thanks to the powerful Bosch drive system.

 

Why you’ll love it

  1. The new, better-than-ever Bosch motor is smaller, lighter and more efficient. It feels more natural while you’re pedalling, and has less drag when you’re not
  2. Rail shreds just as hard as its non-electric brethren, plus it powers you right back up the mountain – no shuttle or lift necessary
  3. Trek’s Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system looks great and is super user-friendly: it fully hides the battery in the frame for protection, makes it easy remove the battery without tools and lets you mount a water bottle cage
  4. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
  5. Made with the same exclusive frame tech as Remedy and Slash, like Mino Link adjustable geometry, a Straight Shot down tube for extra stiffness and Active Braking Pivot (ABP)

 

Specification
Features
The new, better-than-ever Bosch motor is smaller, lighter and more efficient. It feels more natural while you’re pedalling, and has less drag when you’re not
Rail shreds just as hard as its non-electric brethren, plus it powers you right back up the mountain – no shuttle or lift necessary
Trek’s Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system looks great and is super user-friendly: it fully hides the battery in the frame for protection, makes it easy remove the battery without tools and lets you mount a water bottle cage
RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
Made with the same exclusive frame tech as Remedy and Slash, like Mino Link adjustable geometry, a Straight Shot down tube for extra stiffness and Active Braking Pivot (ABP)
Description
Weight M – 21.92 kg / 48.33 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Frameset
Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, Removable Integrated Battery (RIB), tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, magnesium rocker link, Motor Armour, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle, 150 mm travel
Fork RockShox Lyrik Select Plus, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RC damper, e-MTB optimised, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 160 mm travel
Rear suspension RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir spring, RE:aktiv w/Thru Shaft damper, 230×57.5 mm
Wheels
Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
Tires Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29×2.60″
Drivetrain
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle single-click, 12-speed
Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Crank SRAM X1 1000, 34T
Cassette SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
Pedals VP-536 nylon platform
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, internal routing, 31.6 mm
Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Comp, lock-on
Headset Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
Brakeset Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc, 180 mm rotor
Accessories
Battery Bosch PowerTube, 625 Wh
Controller Bosch Purion
Motor NEW Bosch Performance Line CX, 250 Watt, 75 Nm, magnesium body, 25 km/h max assist