2021 RAIL 9.8 XT

$12,299.99
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It's right for you if...

You’re looking for a long-travel carbon e-MTB with high-performance parts. You crave the responsiveness of carbon, the plush feel of high-end suspension, and would rather get all the good stuff now than have to upgrade down the line.

The tech you get

An OCLV Mountain Carbon frame that fully encases a 625 Wh battery, a super responsive RockShox ZEB Select+ fork with extra-burly 38 mm stanchions and loads of adjustability, a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated Thru Shaft damper, a Bosch Performance Line CX 250 W motor that assists up to 20 mph (25 km/h in Europe) and a Kiox controller. A smooth-shifting Shimano XT drive train, 4-piston brakes for confident descents and Bontrager Line Comp 30 29er wheels with robust SE5 Team Issue tyres that come completely tubeless-ready, including sealant.

The final word

This bike features across-the-board upgrades that make it a serious ripper – especially the suspension package. It's built for hammering gnarly descents, then flying right back up again thanks to the powerful Bosch drive system.

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, Removable Integrated Battery (RIB), tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, magnesium rocker link, Motor Armour, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle, 150 mm travel
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
Shock NEW RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate RT3, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230x57.5 mm
Wheels
Wheel front Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rear Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 54, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Tyre Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60"
*Tyre part Size: S, M, L, XL
Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Size: S, M, L, XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Drivetrain
Shifter Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
Crank arm E*thirteen E*spec Plus, 34T, 165 mm length
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Pedal VP-536 nylon platform
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, 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: M
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
Size: L, XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480 mm length
Size: L, XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length
Head set Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brake Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: S, M, L, XL
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 203 mm
Size: S, M, L, XL
Shimano RT76, 203 mm, 6-bolt
Accessories
Battery Bosch PowerTube 625
Charger Bosch standard 4A (220-240 V) charger
Controller Bosch Kiox with Anti-theft solution
Motor Bosch Performance CX, magnesium motor body, 250 watt, 85 Nm, 25 km/h (15.5 mph) max assist, 32 km/h for New Zealand
Weight
Weight M - 22.34 kg / 49.25 lbs (with tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).