Watch our full-length e-MTB Test Sessions Video where we compare the Norco Sight VLT 29, Trek Rail 9.9, Santa Cruz Heckler and Specialized Turbo Levo SL – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9-4rI5rBsA
If you’re new to e-MTB, make sure you’re riding on trails designated for e-bike use. Ask your local bike shop or advocacy group if you’re unsure.
Our e-bike test was filmed in Boise and Idaho City, Idaho, using only off-road and motorcycle trails.
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Trek Rail 9.9 Specs
Travel: 150mm (5.9-inches) rear // 160mm (6.3-inches) front
Wheel Size: 29-inch
Motor: Bosch Performance Line CX Gen4 // 250 Watts // 75Nm torque (updatable to 85Nm)
Suspension Design: ABP (Active Braking Pivot)
Frame Material: Carbon
Measured Weight: 48.9-pounds (22.2kg, without pedals)
Size Tested: Large
Model Tested: 9.9 X01 AXS
MSRP: $11,999 USD as tested // Models start at $4,999
More Info: www.trekbikes.com
Within just a few minutes of riding, the Bosch CX-equipped 29-inch Trek Rail gives the immediate impression of e-MTB dominance. Extra effort on this bike is rewarded more than any other since the motor just keeps on pulling, giving that a little bit of consistent extra torque that makes it amazing in scenarios where you’re pushing things to the max. The Rail also won the Energizer Bunny Award for the best battery longevity in our test.
Ultimately, the Trek Rail does everything pretty well, making it one of the best all-rounders in the test. With descending characteristics you’d expect from your favorite Trek mountain bike, the Rail is easy to ride and even easier to climb with its snappy torque and steady pull. If budget is of no concern, the 9.9 build is near the top of the pecking order in the E-MTB landscape. It’s not as playful or charismatic as some of the others, but this tuxedo-looking bike symbolizes class and intention with a big win on battery life.