It's right for you if...
You're demanding—of yourself and of your equipment, and you want a bike that's as versatile as you are. You want the light weight, the most adjustability, and the highest precision so the last thing you have to worry about on your next adventure is your bike.
The tech you get
A light and stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with internal storage, FOX Factory suspension with Kashima Coat and an efficient yet plush RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. A Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb—plus an extra-low 51-tooth climbing gear, and Bontrager carbon wheels and a whole bunch of other carbon parts for lower weight and elevated good looks.
The final word
If you can have just one mountain bike, this is it. Fuel EX 9.9 has the lightest parts with the most adjustability and precision. It's equally at home on fast flowy singletrack, brutal leg-busting climbs, and gnarly arm-pumping descents.