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2018

Fuel EX 9.8 27.5 Plus

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€5,199.00(MSRP) (MSRP) (MSRP) Model 21788

Fuel EX 9.8 Plus packs high-end trail bike spec in a plus-sized ride that sticks to the trail without fail. A feather-light OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain and 140 mm front and 130 mm rear FOX Float suspension complement 27.5˝ mid-fat mountain bike tyres for a fast, grippy, confidence-inspiring ride.

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It's right for you if...

You appreciate a little extra confidence on the trail. You value traction and stability, and want a lightweight carbon rig that rips it up and keeps the rubber side down.

The tech you get

A super-light OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a stout 140 mm FOX fork and 130 mm of rear travel with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv rear shock. Plus, a Bontrager Drop Line dropper post, DT Swiss wheels wrapped in mid-fat Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 27.5x2.8˝ tyres, tubeless rim strips and valves, and a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain for incredible gear range.

The final word

Amazing traction and confidence on the trail. A lightweight carbon frame, DT Swiss wheels with grippy mid-fat tyres and a plush suspension set-up come together for a trail bike that boosts your confidence and your abilities.

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  1. Unrelenting confidence: this bike lets you ride sections that you never thought you'd be able to clean
  2. It's a carbon mountain bike that can stand up to the rowdiest trails out there
  3. Mid-fat tyres give you the traction to scamper up technical climbs and charge through rock gardens
  4. The SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain provides all the range you'll ever need in the simplicity of a 1x set-up


Features

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and seatstay, alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
    Front suspension
    Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 140 mm travel
    Rear suspension
    Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5 mm
  • Wheels

    Wheels
    DT Swiss M1900, 40 mm rim width, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips and valves included
    Tyres
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.80˝
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
    Rear derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
    Crank
    SRAM Descendant 7k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
    Bottom bracket
    PF92
    Cassette
    SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12-speed
    Chain
    SRAM GX Eagle
    Pedals
    Not included
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails
    Seatpost
    Bontrager Drop 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 Race Lite, lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree, 60 mm length
    Head set
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brake set
    SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    M - 13.15 kg / 29.00 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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Sizing & fit

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Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Frame size number Frame size letter Geometry position A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle Effective 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
15.5 in S High 39.4 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 54.5 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 112.5 75.9 39.4 60.7
17.5 in M High 41.9 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 58.0 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 116.0 73.4 42.8 60.7
18.5 in ML High 44.0 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 59.7 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 117.7 72.8 44.5 60.7

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