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Fuel EX 9.8 29

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Model 23603

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.

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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 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.

The Walkthrough

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  1. It doesn't box itself into a category: The 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 set-up
  5. Make it yours: it's customisable through Project One

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Features

Specifications

  • Frameset

    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

    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˝
  • Drivetrain

    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
    Pedals
    Not included
  • Components

    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
  • Weight

    Weight
    17.5˝ - 12.70 kg / 28 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 Geometry position Wheel size 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 Low 29" 39.4 65.5° 74° 10.0 67.0° 56.6 33.5 3.9 43.5 5.1 10.3 112.2 76.0 39.1 60.9
15.5 in High 29" 39.4 66.2° 74.7° 10.0 67.7° 56.5 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 112.1 76.7 39.9 60.4
17.5 in High 29" 41.9 66.2° 74.7° 10.0 67.7° 59.9 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 115.6 74.7 43.3 60.3
17.5 in Low 29" 41.9 65.5° 74° 10.0 67.0° 60.1 33.5 3.9 43.5 5.1 10.3 115.7 74.0 42.6 60.9
18.5 in High 29" 44.0 66.2° 74.7° 10.0 67.7° 61.6 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 117.3 74.2 45.0 60.3
18.5 in Low 29" 44.0 65.5° 74° 10.0 67.0° 61.8 33.5 3.9 43.5 5.1 10.3 117.4 73.5 44.3 60.9
19.5 in High 29" 47.0 66.2° 74.7° 10.0 67.7° 63.1 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 118.8 73.7 46.5 60.3
19.5 in Low 29" 47.0 65.5° 74° 10.0 67.0° 63.3 33.5 3.9 43.5 5.1 10.3 118.9 73.0 45.8 60.9
21.5 in High 29" 51.0 66.2° 74.7° 11.0 67.7° 65.7 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 121.4 74.7 48.7 61.2
21.5 in Low 29" 51.0 65.5° 74° 11.0 67.0° 65.7 33.5 3.9 43.5 5.1 10.3 121.5 74.0 48.0 61.8

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