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NEW 2020

Fuel EX 9.7

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£3,400.00 Model 29089

Fuel EX 9.7 is a full suspension carbon trail bike with performance tech where it makes the biggest difference. It pairs a lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, quality FOX suspension, and powerful 4-piston brakes to make a fast, fun mountain bike that can carve around corners, weave through tricky descents and charge through rock gardens with ease.

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It's right for you if...

You want a single carbon trail bike that can take on every adventure, from singletrack to the gnarliest descents and multi-stage endurance events. You prioritise a lightweight frame and performance suspension over the highest-end drive train available.

The tech you get

A lightweight and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Carbon Armour, a 140 mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork, 130 mm of rear travel with a FOX Float Performance rear shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper, a wide-range 1x12 SRAM NX/GX Eagle drive train, a Bontrager Line dropper post, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels and powerful Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes. An internal storage compartment and Control Freak cable routing add to the bike's capability and sleek look.

The final word

Fuel EX full suspension performance on a lightweight and trail-tough carbon frame makes for a fun and fast ride. This rugged, capable bike sails down descents and helps you hang tough during fatiguing marathon rides.

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  1. Don't confuse the Fuel EX 9.7 with other value carbon models on the market – this bike provides an outstanding frame and suspension, with a workhorse drivetrain and wheels
  2. A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
  3. This bike is perfect for shredding singletrack, hitting drops and pushing your limits in multi-stage and marathon events
  4.  The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use
  5. 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


Features

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    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
    Fork
    Fox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
    Rear suspension
    Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55 mm
  • Wheels

    Wheels
    Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
    Tyres
    Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
    Rear derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle
    Crank
    Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 32 T steel ring, Boost
    Bottom bracket
    SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
    Cassette
    SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
    Chain
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails
    Seatpost
    Bontrager Line Dropper, 150 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm
    Handlebar
    Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise
    Grips
    Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree
    Head set
    Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
    Brake set
    Shimano MT420 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    M - 14.27 kg / 31.47 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
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Bike and frame weights are based on Trek pre-production painted frames at the time of publication. Weights may vary in final production

Sizing & fit

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Frame size number Frame size letter Geometry position Wheel size A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle C — Head tube length D — Head angle E — Effective top tube F — Bottom bracket height G — Bottom bracket drop H — Chainstay length I — Offset J — Trail K — Wheelbase L — Standover M — Frame reach N — Frame stack
13.5 XS High 27.5" 35.5 75.5° 9.0 66.5° 54.5 34.1 1.4 43.5 4.3 10.7 111.9 70.0 40.0 55.9
13.5 XS Low 27.5" 35.6 75.0° 9.0 66.0° 55 33.5 2.1 43.7 4.3 11.1 112.0 69.5 39.5 56.3
15.5 S High 27.5" 35.5 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 56.7 34.1 1.4 43.5 4.3 10.8 114.3 70.7 42.0 56.8
15.5 S Low 27.5" 39.5 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 56.8 33.5 2.1 43.7 4.3 11.1 114.4 70.2 41.5 57.2
15.5 S High 29" 39.5 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 57.7 34.6 2.8 43.5 4.3 11.5 115.3 70.7 42.0 60.5
15.5 S Low 29" 39.5 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 57.8 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 115.4 70.2 41.5 60.8
17.5 M High 29" 42.0 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 60.2 34.6 2.8 43.5 4.3 11.6 117.8 74.7 44.5 60.5
17.5 M Low 29" 42.0 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 60.3 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 117.9 74.1 44.0 60.8
18.5 ML High 29" 43.5 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 61.8 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 119.5 75.2 46.0 60.9
18.5 ML Low 29" 43.5 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 61.9 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 119.6 74.6 45.5 61.3
19.5 L High 29" 45.0 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 63.3 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 121.0 75.4 47.5 60.9
19.5 L Low 29" 45.0 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 63.4 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 121.1 74.8 47.0 61.3
21.5 XL High 29" 50.0 75.5° 12.0 66.5° 66.1 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 124.1 77.6 50.0 62.3
21.5 XL Low 29" 50.0 75.0° 12.0 66.0° 66.3 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 124.2 77.0 49.5 62.7

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