Trek have a whole new eMTB out and it is driven by the latest from Bosch.
Trek has unveiled additions to its electric mountain bike line-up releasing the all-new Rail – a long-travel eMTB which is exactly what hard-charging trail riders have been dreaming of. Trek also released a new Powerfly Hardtail range. The new Rail and Powerfly also uses the latest Bosch drive unit, it's smaller, lighter and more powerful.
Bosch's all-new Performance Line CX drive system is significantly smaller and lighter than its predecessor and offers far less drag and pedalling resistance when you're charging the trail beyond the maximum assist speed - this is a huge bonus and a huge step forward for Bosch, and the manufacturers like Trek who use their parts.
But what about the Trek Rail eMTB?
Trek say the Rail is a 'wildly capable' eMTB that rips hard up and down the mountain. Each model sees a 160mm travel fork matched to a 150mm travel frame, with slect models equipped with a RE:aktivwith Thru Shaft shock that gives you more capability in rough terrain.
Rail models are built with parts chosen specifically for eMTB use. All forks have beefier legs and crowns so they won’t flex under hard riding. Every model also has extra-powerful 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes and 12-speed Eagle drivetrains for smooth, consistent power delivery. All Rail models are equipped with the best in Trek trail tech, including Active Braking Pivot (ABP), Mino Link adjustable geometry and Straight Shot down tube with Knock Block.
Rail features Trek's exclusive Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system, which integrates the battery into the frame for protection and gives you easy, tool-free, drive-side access. Most models come with a bigger 625 Wh battery for better range and a longer time between charges.
The Trek Rail is available in OCLV Mountain Carbon in Australia, with the Rail 9 for $8000, 9.7 for $9500 and 9.8 $10500. The Powerfly 4 will sell for $4500.