Trek Rail 7 upgrades

BiGJZ74

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Mar 17, 2021
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American Canyon, CA
My upgrades to my Rail 7 are:

Display- Bosch Kiox upgrade
Wheels - Santa Cruz Reserve 30 carbons w/ I9 hubs
*Fork- Fox 38 Factory Grip2 170mm
Rear Shock- Fox Factory DHX2 230x65
*Dropper- OneUp Components 210mm V2 Dropper
Grips- Wolftooth Fat Paw grips
Tires- Maxxis DHF/Dissector 29x2.6"
Pedals- Crank Brothers Mallet E
Saddle- Specialized Power Arc Expert 155
*Cranks- 160mm e13 crank arms
*Brakes- Magura MT7 Pro's w/ MDR-P Rotors
* = newly upgraded
 
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Stray cat

Well-known member
Aug 24, 2018
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On the trails
My upgrades to my Rail 7 are:

Display- Bosch Kiox upgrade
Wheels - Santa Cruz Reserve 30 carbons w/ I9 hubs
Fork- Fox 36 Factory Grip2 170mm
Rear Shock- Fox Factory DPX2 230x65
Dropper- OneUp Components 180mm
Grips- Wolftooth Fat Paw grips
Tires- Maxxis DHF/Dissector 29x2.6"
Pedals- Crank Brothers Mallet E
Saddle- Specialized Power Arc Expert 155

How is it doing that Fox DPX2?
 

BiGJZ74

E*POWAH Master
Subscriber
Mar 17, 2021
550
421
American Canyon, CA
DPX2 was great but the DHX2 is so much better, Loving the Fox 38 as well. Finally had the Magura's installed and updated my earlier upgrade list.....unfortunately dinged the seat stay in a crash.....build complete....I think
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PetrD

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Jul 27, 2020
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CZ
@BiGJZ74 - could you please specify the exact size of your coil/spring? I remember you have 750 for 280lbs (like me) but what size (or link to shop item)?
 

BiGJZ74

E*POWAH Master
Subscriber
Mar 17, 2021
550
421
American Canyon, CA
@BiGJZ74 - could you please specify the exact size of your coil/spring? I remember you 750 for 280lbs (like me) but what size (or link to shop item)?
@PetrD I have a 700lb x 2.65" (67mm) Fox SLS Spring. theLostCo.com has one left, I couldn't find one anywhere else. I checked 20+ sites It's a great shop based in Bellingham, WA, Fox SLS Spring , but if ur in Europe/UK...check TFTuned or the EU Fox distributors
 
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Tomp22

New Member
Jun 9, 2021
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1
United States (Ohio)
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maxxis DHF’s on front and rear, 108 hub upgrade. Spank bars and shorter stem.
Zeb ultimate 170 on the way (sometime in august)
Megneg to be installed tonight.
Put a saint caliper on the front.
RRP front fender
Took out shock spacer to increase travel.
 

Fakaro

New Member
Jul 30, 2023
1
0
San Diego, CA
I started with the Rail 7 XL

Upgrades:
Kiox display
Fox 38 Factory Grip 2
Fox Float X2
Maxxis Minion DHF/DHR2 tires
Ergon GA2 Grips (big hands)

Planned:
Better brakes. Not sure yet which. The stock brakes feel spongy to me no matter how well I bleed them.
AXS shifters

Overall I LOVE the bike. Haven't had this much fun on MTB in a long time. I'm not getting any younger (55) so the eMTB gives me what I used to enjoy when I was younger (longer rides) but I still get in the effort level by using Eco mode whenever possible.
 

Matt Seabrook

Member
Jun 9, 2018
60
47
St Austell Cornwall
Rail 9 2021
Spank riser bars
Ergon grips
Ergon saddle
Sram Code RSC brakes
Sram Axs wireless derailed
Sram reverb wireless dropper
Hope floating discs
Halo wheels fitted with Vittoria E-AGARRO tyres
Halo wheels fitted with Magic Mary’s
Hope 155mm cranks with Race Face Chesters
Ohlins coil shock
Zeb revolved to my weight and riding
Vorsprun Secus

I may have forgotten something 😊
 

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