Rail (625Wh) Trek Rail 7 202 size up or down

KWOG

New Member
Jun 13, 2023
2
0
SE Iowa US
I test rode a 2022 Rail 7 last weekend and loved it. I am a little or 5'9' and I rode a large on the test ride. It did everything I wanted except my right hand went numb. When I came back to discuss this issue I was cut off and told I should be on a medium. I am not sure if that's really the case as i could go either way and I loved the way the large rode. Anybody right on the dividing line like me that could share their experience and their thoughts on their choice of M or L frame?

Also got told $4700 was my price, is this fair for a 2022 still on the floor?

Thanks,

Craig
 

Stihldog

Handheld Power Tool
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Jun 10, 2020
2,818
3,950
Coquitlam, BC
I’m 5’9” also and I settled for a medium Rail. I’m glad I did. Only the seat post (dropper) was changed to 170mm.
 

hijodeputa

Member
Nov 23, 2022
12
8
Essex
I'm 5'10" and a bit and on a medium. It may be in my head, but its very agile, for an eeb, and they're very stable because of the weight. I live in a flat County in England though, so it's perfect for that. Might want the large if I charged down the Alps every weekend. Also got 200mm dropper on it which is brilliant.
 

irie

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May 2, 2022
1,855
1,771
Chichester, W.Sussex, UK
I'm also 5'10" and ride a 2022 Rail Alloy Large. Sometimes feels a bit big on tight stuff but otherwise it's fine, but I have messed around with bar rise and sweep. Downhill it's rock solid. My Trek Fuel EX was M/L which was spot on for me. Wife has a 2022 Rail Alloy Medium, always feels too small for me, but obviously more manoeuvrable.
 
Jan 22, 2021
16
13
BC, Canada
I'm 5'9" and ride a 2022 medium Rail 9.7. Really depends on you body shape (i.e. long legs vs arms etc...) and how you like the bike to feel. I could have gone small and been just as happy (ride in BC).
 

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