Trek upgrades its 2023 Rail e-MTBs with Bosch smart technology and new frames

2023 Trek Rail 9.9 e-MTB in yellow side on
(Image credit: Trek)

Trek has released new models and upgraded versions of its best electric mountain bike, the Rail. The 2023 Rail family sees an upgrade to every bike in the range. The aluminium framed Rail 9.7 and below models will get updated to the Bosch smart system to bring them into line with the carbon Rails and add some useful features to one of the best e-MTB motors. Trek says the update will give riders even more connectivity and customization than ever before.

The Rail 9.8 and the already highly rated Trek Rail 9.9 models also get new carbon frames with the Trek Slash inspired aggro geometry, and will also have the capacity for a 750wh battery. The Rail 9.7 and below will retain the same frame as previous models. 

In addition to a bigger battery, Trek has also equipped all Rail models with a Removable Integrated Battery (RIB) system. RIB allows riders to easily remove the battery from the downtube for faster charges and safe storage during travel, all without the need for tools.

2023 Trek Rail 9.9 XTR e-MTB in black

The Trek 9.9 has the capacity for a 750wh battery (Image credit: Trek)

The new model Rail 9.8 and 9.9 will feature Bosch’s System Controller that sits flush on the top tube and gives clean viewing to your ride stats. It also pairs with the new compact Mini Remote that Trek says makes changing modes during a ride easy. All other Rails have an LED bar-mounted remote that displays battery life, currently-selected assist mode, and allows riders to update their system via Bluetooth with the Bosch Flow app.

Trek Rail 9.8 XT e-MTB

(Image credit: Trek)

Trek Rail 2023 pricing and availability

Trek have said that the new Rail models are available to order now from all Trek retailers. The Rail 9.9 XX1 will cost $13,999 / £11,534 / €12,891, while the Rail 9.8 XT version comes in at $9,199 / £7,574 / €8,742.

We'll be looking to get a full review on the Trek Rail as soon as we can. Meanwhile for more information, head to Trek Bikes.

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm