The Rail 5 is a full-suspension electric mountain bike built for ripping the big stuff. It features the same high-end trail tech as our analogue trail bikes, plus a powerful Bosch drive system that’s basically like having your own shuttle.
 Model 35032
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You’re looking for an e-MTB that’s just as ready to shred as non-electric trail bikes. You want a powerful Bosch drive system that’ll propel you up climbs so you can hit lap after lap.
A burly alloy frame with 150 mm of rear travel that fully encases a 500 Wh battery, an e-MTB-optimised 160 mm RockShox 35 Gold RL fork, a powerful new Bosch Performance Line CX 250 W motor that assists up to 20 mph (25 km/h in Europe) and a Purion controller. Plus, a 1×12 drivetrain with a wide gear range so you can always find the ideal cadence for the motor, a dropper post, powerful 4-piston brakes for more downhill confidence and 29er Bontrager wheels with nimble yet grippy 2.6″ tyres.
Rail 5 is our best-value long-travel e-MTB. It’s equally as capable as our regular long-travel trail bikes, it just gets you back to the top in a flash. The powerful Bosch drive systems and durable part spec make for long-lasting fun.
The Bosch Performance Line CX sets the standard for eMTB performance with up to 85 Nm of torque and an intelligent eMTB mode with Extended Boost that automatically adjusts the amount of assist based on the terrain.
Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.
To see how far you can ride your electric mountain bike on a single charge, check out Bosch’s range calculator. We’ve auto-filled the variables for this bike model and the average rider, but you can make adjustments to get your most accurate estimate.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, Removable Integrated Battery (RIB), tapered head tube, Control Freak internal routing, magnesium rocker link, Motor Armour, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle, 150 mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox 35 Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, oversized crown for eMTB, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 160 mm travel|
|Shock||RockShox Deluxe Select+, 230 mm x 57.5 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||170mm (580mm axle-to-crown)|
|Hub front||Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Hub rear||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Rim||Alex MD35, tubeless compatible, 32-hole, 35 mm width, Presta valve|
|Tyre||Bontrager XR4 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29×2.60″|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 29×2.60″ Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Deore M6100, long cage|
|Crank||E*thirteen E*spec Plus, 34T, 165 mm length|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed|
|Pedal||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Max. chainring size||34T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
TranzX JD-YSP18, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 361 mm length
|Size: M, L, XL|
TranzX JD-YSP18, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 425 mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8 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 4-piston hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 calliper|
|Brake rotor||Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 203 mm|
|Charger||Bosch compact 2A, 100–240V, smart system|
|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||M – 23.88 kg / 52.65 lbs|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|
Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on archcycles.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
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