Fuel EX 9.8 is the carbon trail bike that can fly through singletrack, throw down with the rowdy trail crew and crush miles during marathon races. A lightweight full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drive train, 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
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It's right for you if...
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 single track and even endurance races.
The tech you get
A light and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 140 mm FOX Performance 36 Float fork, 130 mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock featuring Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft and a 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drive train. Plus, powerful Shimano SLX 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for quick engagement, a Bontrager Line Elite dropper post and a Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar. An internal storage compartment and Control Freak cable routing add to the bike's capability and sleek look.
The final word
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 full carbon frame, quality parts build and advanced suspension make it an outstanding all-around mountain bike for endurance racing and ripping every kind of trail.
Why you'll love it
This bike is light, fast and capable of shredding any kind of trail whether you’re heading out for an afternoon session or miles of endurance riding
RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5˝ wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5˝ or 29˝, and sizes M to XL get 29˝ wheels
Make it yours: it's customisable through Project One
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, BITS internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel
Size: XS , S Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
Size: XS , S Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55 mm
Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Size: XS , S Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60"
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
SRAM GX Eagle
Size: XS , S Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle DUB, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle DUB, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length
SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
Size: XS , S Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
Size: M , ML Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
Size: L , XL Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480mm length
Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Size: XS , S Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 40mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length