Video: Brett Rheeder Goes Off the Grid on the New Trek Rail

Oct 28, 2021 at 8:51
by Trek Bikes  

This past August, Brett Rheeder plotted a remote mission on the new Trek Rail with the updated Bosch smart system. Working with video team, TSU North, and photographer, Mason Mashon, the crew carefully selected and permitted some remote locations in northern British Columbia where they could take full advantage of the bigger 750 watt-hour battery, the full-powered Bosch Performance Line CX system, and the updated Rail frame with its 160mm/150mm travel and more aggressive geometry.

bigquotesThis trip only worked with the added assist and range of this bike. The terrain and distances were massive. The images and video do a good job of conveying that, but it was so much bigger in real life. Trip of a lifetime!Brett Rheeder

Learn more about the new Rail that carried Brett on his adventure.

The Trek Rail that carried them across BC

Big thanks to the crew that made this happen.


  • 71 7
 “ This trip only worked with the added assist and range of this bike.” Sorry but unless you can feed that battery peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the range isn’t even comparable to a real bicycle.
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 Honda generator in a Burley trailer disagrees
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 @mrpfp: So, you just created a hybrid bike! Congrats!
  • 8 10
 @bradwalton has no chill, just pure internet hate.
  • 3 1
 Just wait for the E-Hybrid bike that has gas motor too. That way you can run off an engine and charge when the battery is low. Why hasn't anyone thought of this before?
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 The whining is always about the flex. Always
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 the shot backing up to the glacier with both of them jumping simultaneously is so rad
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 Wonder if they repeated till nail it or just went saving mode (battery) time/FX...
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 Brett rheeeder railing his bros
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 Why haven't we seen any riding edits of Brett and Casey together? That would be pure internet magic.
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 @markkarlstrand asking the real questions around here!!
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 An ebike that charges off grid…. Sign me up*

* did not watch video.
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 It's called a solar panel (or a generator)
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 @mi-bike: Unless is a gigantic panel, they do not put out enough charge. Plus, you would need to set it up during daylight hours...when you are riding.
  • 3 0
 These pics are incredible. Wow. Ebike or no, they’re objectively fantastic.
  • 4 1
 So if you have a mechanical on this bike does it mean you derailed?
  • 3 1
 absolutely insane edit! Nice work to everyone involved, both in post and shooting.
  • 4 1
 Why did they take e bikes to get dropped off by a helicopter snd ride DH?
  • 3 1
 Omg..I hope people buy ebikes and try to go off grid.. hahaha
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 Video - good, Pictures - very good, Predictable marketing waffle - bollocks!
  • 1 0
 the extra large TREK lettering makes the battery look twice as big
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 It's all I could see...
  • 4 3
 how do the filters work again?
  • 2 0
 Go to your profile, select "edit profile"; "News Settings" (on the left in blue) and click the ebike filter.
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 Maybe this is a newbie question, but do I have to wear a “Moto” kit while riding one of these fancy electric dirt bike thingies?
  • 4 3
 You’ll only go far on an ebike of your version of far isn’t very far.
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 Fantastic Pics Mason!
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 Omg..what a load of shit..
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 Exactly how far off grid can you go on a battery powered bike?
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