Trek Rail 9 GX Review

  • 7399 €
  • Aluminium
  • Bosch Performance Line CX
  • 160 mm
  • 625 WH
  • 150 mm
  • 2022
  • 29"
  • 23,4 kg
The Rail 9 GX is a classic e-mountain bike without technical gimmicks. Trek's motto is clear: sit on it, ride it, have fun!
The Performance Line CX from Bosch shows impressively that they shouldn't be limited to DIY and household products. Steep ramps are no problem for the Bosch motor. Additionally, the Bosch Performance Line CX stands out with a very well-rounded riding feeling and a progressive power delivery. The well-tuned riding modes cater to bikers of all preferences. Thanks to the good range, longer tours with the Rail 9 GX are no problem.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Rail 9 GX in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (7000) .

The good Rock Shox chassis confidently dampens small and medium bumps. The thick 38mm stanchions on the fork provide an extra dose of steering precision and performance. At the brakes, Trek middle class four pistons brakes by SRAM are used. At the drivetrain components and the rest of the parts, Trek uses good equipment. The moderate head tube angle provides a good compromise between stability and agility when going downhill. The reach is also right there in the middle ground.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 7399 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Trek Rail 9 GX

The Rail 9 GX is a real multitool for tours on extreme technical trails. Although there is still room for improvement at a mediocre brake system. Nevertheless, with a good motor, a good chassis and a good groupset make it a capable All Mountains from Trek with a very wide range of use. The generous warranty of 25 years proves that Trek stands behind its products.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Trek Rail 9 GX Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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15,5
17,5
19,5
21,5
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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626
626
63
639
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Reach
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42
445
465
495
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Top Tube Length
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588
613
634
666
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Seat Tube Length
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410
420
450
500
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Seat Tube Angle
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75
75
75
75
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Head Tube Length
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105
105
100
120
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Head Tube Angle
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64,5
64,5
64,5
64,5
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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35
35
35
35
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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-
-
-
-
-
-
Chainstay Length
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448
448
448
448
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Wheelbase
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1196
1221
1243
1278
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Standover Height
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743
773
762
775
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  • Motor Bosch Performance Line CX
  • Display Kiox 360
  • Battery 625
  • Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum
  • Frame Material Aluminium
  • Fork RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, eMTB optimised crown, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 160 mm travel
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RT3, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230 mm x 57.5 mm
  • Gearrange 520%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
  • Crank SRAM X1 1000, 34T, 165 mm length
  • Cassette SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Brake Set Size: S, M, L, XL, SRAM Code R hydraulic disc, Size: S, M, L, XL, SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Brake Rotors 200/200
  • Rims Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, Presta valve
  • Front Hub Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
  • Rear Hub Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, 108T Rapid Drive, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
  • Tires Front Size: S, M, L, XL, Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50", Size: S, M, L, XL, Bontrager SE6 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
  • Tires Rear Size: S, M, L, XL, Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50", Size: S, M, L, XL, Bontrager SE6 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
  • Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
  • Seat Post Size: S, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length, Size: M, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440 mm length, Size: L, XL, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 17
  • Stem Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 45 mm length
  • Handle Bar Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
  • Handle Bar Width 780
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