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Fuel EX 9.8 27.5 Plus

$5,299.99
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Model 1168600-2017
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One bike to rule them all

The world's best-loved mountain bike gets a major capability boost. With more travel, a more aggressive geometry, and 29" or 27.5" mid-fat options, Fuel EX is the one go-to trail bike for all riders.

Want a rugged, capable long-travel trail bike with the spritely manners of an XC bike? Get it with Fuel EX. Fuel EX blends the best of both worlds in one uncompromising package.

Key features

  • New 130mm frame is more capable and 29" or 27.5+ compatible
  • Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tire clearance, shorter stays
  • Exclusive suspension tech with ABP, Full Floater & RE:aktiv
  • Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defense

Features

Specifications

  • Frameset

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

    Wheels
    DT Swiss 350 centerlock disc hubs, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear; SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole rims
    Front Hub
    DT Swiss 350 centerlock disc, Boost110
    Rear Hub
    DT Swiss 350 centerlock, Boost148
    Rims
    SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole (tubeless strips and valves included)
    Tires
    Bontrager Chupacabra, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 27.5x2.80"
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    Shimano Deore XT M8000, 11 speed
    Front derailleur
    Shimano Deore XT, high direct mount
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Deore XT, Shadow Plus
    Crank
    Shimano Deore XT, 36/26
    Bottom bracket
    PF92
    Cassette
    Shimano Deore XT, 11-40, 11 speed
    Chain
    Shimano Deore XT
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails
    Seatpost
    RockShox Reverb Stealth, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, zero offset
    Handlebar
    Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
    Grips
    Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm, 0 degree
    Headset
    Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
    Brakeset
    Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    17.5" - 12.93 kg / 28.51 lbs
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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

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 authorized Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

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 High 27.5" 39.4 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 56.5 32.5 3.0 43.3 5.1 10.2 112.1 76.7 39.9 60.7
17.5 in High 27.5" 41.9 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 60.0 32.5 3.0 43.3 5.1 10.2 115.6 74.7 43.3 60.6
18.5 in High 27.5" 44.0 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 61.7 32.5 3.0 43.3 5.1 10.2 117.3 74.2 45.0 60.6
19.5 in High 27.5" 47.0 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 63.2 32.5 3.0 43.3 5.1 10.2 118.8 73.7 46.5 60.6
21.5 in High 27.5" 51.0 65.7° 74.2° 11.0 67.2° 65.7 32.5 3.0 43.3 5.1 10.2 121.4 74.7 48.7 61.5

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