Fuel ex 9.8
Fuel ex 9.8
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.
Is it 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 singletrack and even XC races.
The tech you get
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 final word
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.
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
Tyres: 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
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Stem: Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree
Head set: Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
Brake set: Shimano SLX M7000 hydraulic disc
Pedals: Not included
Weight: 17.5˝ - 12.70 kg (with tubes)