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Fuel EX 9.8 is the versatile carbon trail bike that can climb with the XC crowd and throw down with the rowdy trail crew. A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, carbon wheels and FOX Performance Float suspension with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock make it the perfect choice for all-mountain shredders who want a single bike that does it all.
You like going fast, getting rowdy and clearing every obstacle on the first try. You want a single bike that can handle any trail, with high-quality parts, a carbon frame, and dialled suspension for everything from burly technical descents to singletrack and even XC races.
A light and stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for quick engagement, a 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, a 130 mm FOX Performance 34 Float fork, and a FOX Performance Float shock featuring Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft. Plus, a Bontrager Line dropper post and a 35 mm Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar.
The Fuel EX 9.8 is the definitive mountain bike, and a great choice if you're going to invest in a single bike for all kinds of terrain. A carbon frame, quality parts build and advanced suspension make it an outstanding all-around mountain bike for every kind of trail.
|It doesn't box itself into a category: The Fuel EX brings trail bike plushness with an XC race bike feel for our most versatile mountain bike whip|
|RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control|
|It's great for riders who don't want to do just one kind of mountain biking, but want to explore everything from XC marathons to epic descents|
|The SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain provides all the range you'll ever need in the simplicity of a 1x set-up|
|Make it yours: it's customisable through Project One|
|Weight||M - 12.70 kg / 28 lbs (with tubes)|
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & seatstay, alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel|
|Front suspension||Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel|
|Rear suspension||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5 mm|
|Wheels||Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Crank||Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle DUB, 32T Direct Mount|
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92 mm|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 15.5: 100 mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125 mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150 mm|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom|
|Brakeset||Shimano SLX M7000 hydraulic disc|