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You want a single bike that can handle any trail with the light weight and vibration damping of a carbon frame. You're willing to pay for parts that give you a better connection with the trail, but you'd rather skip the bling.

The tech you get

A light and stiff full-carbon frame with internal storage, FOX Performance 36 fork with a GRIP damper that offers more adjustment, and a RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. A Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb—plus an extra-low 51-tooth climbing gear, and all-new Bontrager carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for fast engagement.

The final word

Fuel EX 9.8 is a great investment for one bike that does it all. You get a light carbon frame, but it's the parts that make this model, like the extra-adjustable GRIP damper, the magic-carpet ride of Thru Shaft, and the blistering acceleration of carbon wheels with a Rapid Drive hub.

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  1. Fuel EX 9.8 will take your riding to the next level with a parts package that gives you top-shelf performance without the top-shelf price tag
  2. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
  3. A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a handy spot to stow flat fixing supplies or gear
  4. 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
  5. Make it yours: it's customizable through Project One

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Features

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

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.

Active Braking Pivot

Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.

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OCLV Mountain Carbon

Trek's mountain-specific carbon fiber is tougher carbon, with unique materials and layup procedures, Trek's advanced engineering, and a higher standard of testing.

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Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel
Fork Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel
*Shock Size: XS , S
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm
Wheels
Wheel front NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Wheel rear NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
Hub front Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Hub rear Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru axle
*Tire Size: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.40''
Size: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60''
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40''
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60''
*Tire part Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50mm
Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager TLR sealant
Rim strip Bontrager TLR
Drivetrain
Shifter Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
Rear derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
*Crank Size: XS , S
Shimano XT M8100, 30T alloy ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 170mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano XT M8100, 30T alloy ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 175mm length
Bottom bracket Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed
Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
*Seatpost Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 340mm length
Size: M , ML
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 440mm length
Size: L , XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 480mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
*Stem Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 0 degree, 35mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 0 degree, 45mm length
Headset Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Brake Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 203mm, 6-bolt
Weight
Weight M - 13.13 kg / 28.94 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).
We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
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

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

Frame size number Frame size letter 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
14.0 XS Low 27.5" 35.6 69.0° 75.0° 9.0 66.0° 54.6 33.5 2.1 43.7 4.3 11.1 112.0 69.5 39.5 56.3
14.0 XS High 27.5" 35.5 69.5° 75.5° 9.0 66.5° 54.5 34.1 1.4 43.6 4.3 10.6 111.9 70.0 40.0 55.9
15.5 S High 27.5" 39.5 69.5° 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 56.7 34.1 1.4 43.6 4.3 10.6 114.3 70.8 42.0 56.8
15.5 S Low 27.5" 39.5 69.0° 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 68.0° 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 57.7 34.6 2.8 43.6 4.3 11.5 115.3 70.8 42.0 60.5
15.5 S Low 29" 39.5 67.5° 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 57.8 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 115.4 70.2 41.5 60.9
17.5 M Low 29" 42.0 67.5° 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 60.3 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 117.9 74.1 44.0 60.9
17.5 M High 29" 42.0 68.0° 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 60.2 34.6 2.8 43.6 4.3 11.6 117.8 74.7 44.5 60.5
18.5 ML Low 29" 43.5 67.5° 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 61.9 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 119.6 74.6 45.5 61.3
18.5 ML High 29" 43.5 68.0° 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 61.8 34.6 2.8 43.6 4.3 11.6 119.5 75.2 46.0 60.9
19.5 L Low 29" 45.0 67.5° 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 63.4 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 121.1 74.8 47.0 61.3
19.5 L High 29" 45.0 68.0° 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 63.3 34.6 2.7 43.6 4.3 11.6 121.0 75.4 47.5 60.9
21.5 XL Low 29" 50.0 67.5° 75.0° 12.0 66.0° 66.3 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 124.2 77.0 49.5 62.7
21.5 XL High 29" 50.0 68.0° 75.5° 12.0 66.5° 66.2 34.6 2.7 43.6 4.3 11.6 124.1 77.6 50.0 62.3

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