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Fuel EX 9.7 29

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$3,999.99 Model 23601
Fuel EX 9.7 29 is a versatile full suspension trail bike with performance tech where it makes the biggest difference. It blends the confidence and capability of 29er wheels, a lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, and quality FOX suspension to make a fast, fun mountain bike that can carve around corners, weave through tricky descents, and charge through rock gardens with ease.  
Fuel EX 9.7 29 is a versatile full suspension trail bike with performance tech where it makes the biggest difference. It blends the confidence and capability of 29er wheels, a lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, and quality FOX suspension 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 and XC races to the gnarliest descents. You prioritize a lightweight frame and performance suspension over the highest-end drivetrain available.

The tech you get

A lightweight and stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Carbon Armor, a 130mm FOX Rhythm fork, a 130mm FOX Float Performance rear shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper, a wide-range 1x12 SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, a Bontrager Line dropper post, and Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels.

The final word

Fuel EX full suspension performance on a lightweight and trail-tough carbon frame makes for a fun and fast ride with the rugged capabilities of a long travel bike and the responsiveness of an XC bike. They don't call it a quiver-killer for nothing.

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  1. Don't confuse 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. You get carbon where it counts and an alloy rear end to keep the cost down
  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 shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use

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Features

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy stays, 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
    Front suspension
    Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 130mm travel
    Rear suspension
    Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
  • Wheels

    Wheels
    Bontrager Line Comp 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˝
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
    Rear derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
    Crank
    Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB, 32T Direct Mount
    Bottom bracket
    SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm
    Cassette
    SRAM XG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed
    Chain
    SRAM NX Eagle
    Pedals
    Not included
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails
    Seatpost
    Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5: 100mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm
    Handlebar
    Bontrager Line, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
    Grips
    Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree
    Headset
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brakeset
    Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    17.5˝ - 13.65 kg / 30.1 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).
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Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

Sizing & fit

The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local Trek retailer.

 

Rider Height

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

Frame size number 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
15.5 in High 29" 39.4 66.2° 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° 10.0 67.7° 59.9 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 115.6 74.7 43.3 60.3
18.5 in High 29" 44.0 66.2° 10.0 67.7° 61.6 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 117.3 74.2 45.0 60.3
19.5 in High 29" 47.0 66.2° 10.0 67.7° 63.1 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 118.8 73.7 46.5 60.3
21.5 in High 29" 51.0 66.2° 11.0 67.7° 65.7 34.4 3.0 43.2 5.1 9.9 121.4 74.7 48.7 61.2

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