A top-end heavyweight trail shredding machine, the Trek Rail 5 Gen 2 is designed to attack trails in every way. A 150mm, long travel shock and fork will take even the biggest jumps without bottoming out. Riding uphill and down is supported with the 130mm travel dropper post so you can adjust your posture perfectly.
When it comes to maneuverability, the Trek Active Braking Pivot (ABP) system ensures grip even as you touch your brakes in cornering. The 4-piston Shimano hydraulic disc brakes are powerful enough to control your descent even in the steepest and wettest sections.
Built for high-octane downhill riding, the Rail 5 will boost you uphill like a bull thanks to the 250W Bosch Performance CX motor that offers up to 85 Newton meters of torque. You’ll keep on riding uphill for miles thanks to the 500 Wh battery.
Between the motor and battery is the simple-to-use Bosch Purion controller. This offers the new eMTB mode that’ll give you just the power you need as you need it without constantly adjusting with your thumb.
Reasons to Buy
If you’re after a big, heavyweight eMTB that’ll shred the downhill sections like a pro and get you back up the mountain with equal disdain for the terrain, this is the right e-bike for you.
Built to be agile and quick when you pedal hard and tackle bends with optimum performance, it also has a big beast of a motor to get you back up. The 12-speed, 10-51 pedal drivetrain offers a range of ratios from flying like your life depends on it downhill to riding up the hardest of slopes. Fear nothing on the mountain on the Trek Rail 5 Gen 2!
Things to Consider
Looking at Bosch’s real-world range calculator for this e-bike, the 2023 Rail 5 Gen 3 has a 625 Wh battery that might get 20 miles on eMTB mode. That’s on soft, forest hillside terrain. If you want to hurt your legs and go on Eco mode, you might get 29 miles. Neither ranges are insufficient but are something to consider if you were planning on a longer day in the saddle.