In this review, we have reviewed the Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, Shimano Deore M6100 1×12 drivetrain, Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc brake and other components of the 2022 Trek Rail 5. To give you a more comprehensive and intuitive experience, we have found other versions of the 2022 Trek Rail.
Needless to say, Trek has set up a total of 13 versions (including the 2022 Trek Rail 5) in the 2022 Trek Rail series to meet the needs of more people.
Here we have the relatively price-friendly 2022 Trek Rail 5 625 W, which is almost indistinguishable from the 2022 Trek Rail 5 in terms of component configuration. But if you want more battery capacity, this 2022 Trek Rail 5 625 W might be a better fit for you than the 2022 Trek Rail 5.
2022 Trek Rail 9.9 XX1 AXS
If, for example, you want a high-end riding experience or to make some investments, there is also a high-end price tag. $13,799.99 for the 2022 Trek Rail 9.9 XX1 AXS, which not only has a high price tag but will also give you a high-end experience.
This 2022 Trek Rail 9.9 XX1 AXS features a new OCLV mountain carbon main frame, which has a lighter body with stronger features, and a wireless electronic 1×12 drivetrain for faster and more precise operation.
In addition, both the hydraulic braking system and the incredible shock absorption system are made of high-end components. Giving you an unparalleled riding experience. And the extra-long battery life and new intelligent system give you a more high-tech ride.
Yes, whether it’s an e-bike for the average family or a high-end e-bike for investment purposes, you’ll find a bike for you in this 2022 Trek Rail series. While all of these versions have excellent performance, the 2022 Trek Rail 5 is the bike that gets the most recognition from us when all factors are considered.
What we like about it
Premium, rugged Alpha Platinum Aluminum for more exciting adventure riding. Full suspension design allows you to ride with a smile on your face in the face of bumpy and rough routes. Portable and advanced high-capacity Bosch PowerTube 500Wh Battery, not only gives you enough power but also allows you not to worry about charging. Adjustable TranzX JD-YSP18 dropper always puts you in a suitable position for a better riding experience when riding. Premium soft Bontrager XR4 Comp Tires give you amazing cornering traction and grip.
What don’t we like about it
Relatively few paint color options. Some people think it does not have a large enough battery capacity. Some people think it weighs more.
What is the frame material of Trek Rail 5?
The frame material of Trek Rail 5 is Alpha Platinum Aluminum.
What is the tire size of Trek Rail 5?
The tire size of Trek Rail 5 is 29×2.60”.
How many height-size options does Trek Rail 5 come in?
Size chart for Trek Rail 5.
Size Rider Height S 153 – 167 cm5’0″ – 5’6″ 72 – 79 cm28″ – 31″ M 161 – 175 cm5’3″ – 5’9″ 76 – 82 cm30″ – 32″ L 174 – 188 cm5’9″ – 6’2″ 82 – 88 cm32″ – 35″ XL 186 – 196 cm6’1″ – 6’5″ 87 – 92 cm34″ – 36″
Trek Rail 5 Specs Frameset
Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, Removable Integrated Battery (RIB), tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, magnesium rocker link, Motor Armor, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 12mm thru axle, 150mm travel Fork RockShox 35 Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, e-MTB optimized, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 160mm travel Shock RockShox Deluxe Select+, 230mm x 57.5mm Max compatible fork travel 170mm (580mm axle-to-crown) Wheels
Hub front Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle *Hub rear Size: S, M, L, XL Bontrager Approved DC-3248, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axleSize: S, M, L, XL Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever Rim Alex MD35, tubeless compatible, 32-hole, 35mm width, presta valve Tire Bontrager XR4 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29×2.60” Max tire size Frame: 29×2.60″ Fork: See manufacturer Drivetrain
Shifter SRAM SX Eagle single-click, 12 speed Rear derailleur SRAM SX Eagle Crank SRAM X1 1000, 34T, 165mm length Cassette SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed Chain SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed Pedal VP-536 nylon platform Max chainring size 34T Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width *Seatpost Size: S TranzX JD-YSP18, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 361mm lengthSize: M, L, XL TranzX JD-YSP18, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 425mm length Handlebar Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width Grips Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length Brake Tektro HD-M745 4-piston hydraulic disc Brake rotor Tektro, 203mm, 6-bolt Accessories
Battery Bosch PowerTube 500Wh Charger Bosch compact 2A, 100-240V, smart system Controller Bosch Purion Motor Bosch Performance CX, magnesium motor body, 250 watt, 85 Nm, 20mph or 32km/h max assist Weight
Weight M – 23.53 kg / 51.88 lbs (with tubes) Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).
Bicycles Price Drivetrain Tires Pre-trip Battery Click View 2022 Trek Rail 7 $6649.99 1×12 29×2.50” 160mm Bosch 625Wh Click View 2022 GT Force Amp+ $6050 1×12 29 x 2.6″ 150mm Shimano 630Wh Click View 2021 Scott Ransom eRIDE 920 US $5499 1×12 29×2.6″ 180mm PowerTube 625Wh Click View 2022 Canyon Torque:ON 8 $5699 1×12 27.5×2.5″ 180mm Shimano 504Wh Click View 2022 Trek Rail 5 vs 2022 Trek Rail 7
It’s easy to see that the two bikes share a lot of similarities, with some basic components being almost identical. For example, it has a Bontrager Arvada saddle on it, and a RockShox Deluxe Select+ rear shock. But that’s understandable, after all, they are both Trek Rail series.
However, I must also admit that the $1,000 Trek Rail 7 has a higher quality Shimano XT M8100 1×12 drivetrain, which makes it easier and faster to shift. It also has Shimano M6100 4-piston hydraulic brakes, which gives it stable and precise braking in all conditions.
Of course, that doesn’t mean the Trek Rail 5’s drivetrain isn’t good enough. The same wide 1×12 drivetrain is not only enough to handle more terrain, but the sheer gear ratio also allows you to shift to a more appropriate speed and get a more comfortable ride.
In addition, the Trek Rail 7 also has a larger capacity 625Wh Bosch battery, so it can travel to greater distances in terms of range.
Both of these bikes, whichever one they are, are bikes you can trust – after all, Trek is the big name in bikes. If you’re on a budget and you don’t need to ride very far, you can save $1000 to get the cost-effective Trek Rail 5.
2022 Trek Rail 7 Review – Long-travel Electric Mountain Bike 2022 Trek Rail 5 vs 2022 GT Force Amp+
At first glance, the 2022 GT Force Amp+ has a slightly curved top tube that makes me feel like it will be a little softer on the bike. But in real life riding makes you feel that it is just an illusion. The overall frame is made up of three overlapping triangles, which gives it a more stable body.
However, with 150mm of fork travel compared to the Trek Rail 5’s 160mm of fork travel, the GT Force Amp+ is a little less dense. So it’s easy to see that the Trek Rail 5 is aimed more at rugged and bumpy terrain.
In addition, the GT Force Amp+’s Shimano 630Wh battery will have a larger battery capacity than the Trek Rail 5 500Wh battery, so the GT Force Amp+ can travel longer distances. But if you consider the ease of charging, the Trek Rail 5’s easy battery removal design will save you more time searching for a charging cable, so you can spend more time enjoying life.
If you have more bumpy terrain to deal with, or if you don’t like to waste time looking for a charging line, you might want to try Trek Rail 5.
2022 Trek Rail 5 VS 2021 Scott Ransom eRIDE 920 US
This 2021 Scott Ransom eRIDE 920 US has a heavier weight compared to the Trek Rail 5. But its PowerTube 625Wh battery provides extra power, allowing it to avoid the speed hindrance of heavier weight.
Although its front and rear shocks have 180mm of travel, which does absorb vibrations very well. However, when climbing, the long fork travel will bring more obstacles to the already difficult climbing. You should know that the fork will absorb some kinetic energy when working, which will make your ride less efficient.
The relatively lightweight Trek Rail 5 may not be as large as the Scott Ransom eRIDE 920 US in terms of battery capacity, but the more dense battery capacity setting will give it a stronger range. And with 160mm fork travel, it not only has excellent shock absorption ability.
And the lockable setting also allows you to lock the fork when you want to gain speed, reducing kinetic damage and achieving faster speeds. In addition, the Trek Rail 5 comfortable saddle also makes me can’t stop riding.
If you’re more focused on an exciting speed experience, Trek Rail 5 may be a better fit, even if it’s priced at $150.99.
2022 Trek Rail 5 vs 2022 Canyon Torque: ON 8
You may not understand, but from the first moment I saw the Canyon Torque:ON 8, I thought the 27.5×2.5″ Maxxis Minion tires were no match for the rolling speed of the Trek Rail 5 29 x 2.6” Bontrager XR4 Comp. The actual ride also showed me that my intuition was correct. Because the 29er tire will have better speed maintenance, at a certain speed, the 29er tire will be much faster than the 27.5er tire.
In addition, the Trek Rail 5 has only 5Wh less battery capacity than the Canyon Torque:ON 8. In fact, on my rides, the Trek Rail 5 has a much better range. And with the Trek Rail 5’s removable battery design, you don’t have to worry about finding a long enough charging cable and have more freedom to charge. In addition, the Canyon Torque:ON 8 with 180mm fork travel is aimed at more technical professional off-road tracks.
In short, if you want more speed, and better professionalism, why not try the famous Trek Rail 5? will give you an unparalleled riding experience.
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