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 XC races.
The tech you get
A light and stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Elite 30 wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for instant engagement, a 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes, a 130 mm FOX Performance 34 Float fork and a FOX Performance Float shock featuring Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper. Plus, a Bontrager Drop 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.