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.
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 dialed suspension for everything from burly technical descents to single track 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 130mm 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 35mm Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar.
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 carbon frame, quality parts build, and advanced suspension make it an outstanding all-around mountain bike for every kind of trail.
Why you'll love it
1 - It doesn't box itself into a category: Fuel EX brings trail bike plushness with an XC race bike feel for our most versatile mountain bike whip
2 - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
3 - 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
4 - The SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain provides all the range you'll ever need in the simplicity of a 1x setup
|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, 130mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 130mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8-inch top, 1.5-inch bottom|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm|
Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
|Rims/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?|
|Crankset||Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle DUB|
|Chainrings||32T Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7000 hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5-inch size: 100mm, 17.5-inch & 18.5-inch sizes: 125mm, 19.5-inch & 21.5-inch sizes: 150mm|
* Subject to change without notice.