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NEW 2020

Fuel EX 9.7

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$4,099.99 Model 29089

Fuel EX 9.7 is a full suspension carbon trail bike with performance tech where it makes the biggest difference. It pairs a lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, quality FOX suspension, and powerful 4-piston brakes 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 to the gnarliest descents and multi-stage endurance events. You prioritize a lightweight frame and performance suspension over the highest-end drivetrain available.

The tech you get

A lightweight and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Carbon Armor, a 140mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork, 130mm of rear travel with a FOX Float Performance rear shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper, a wide-range 1x12 SRAM NX/GX Eagle drivetrain, a Bontrager Line dropper post, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels, and powerful Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes. An internal storage compartment and Control Freak cable routing add to the bike's capability and sleek look.

The final word

Fuel EX full suspension performance on a lightweight and trail-tough carbon frame makes for a fun and fast ride. This rugged, capable bike sails down descents and helps you hang tough during fatiguing marathon rides.

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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. A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
  3. This bike is perfect for shredding singletrack, hitting drops, and pushing your limits in multi-stage and marathon events
  4.  The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use
  5. 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

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Features

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.

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 Rhythm 34, 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 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm
Wheels
Front Wheel Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear Wheel Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
*Tire 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 sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60''
Drivetrain
Shifter SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
*Crank Size: XS , S
Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 32T steel ring, Boost, 170mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 32T steel ring, Boost, 175mm length
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit
Cassette SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width
*Seatpost Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 345mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 440mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
*Stem Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 40mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length
Headset Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Brake Shimano MT420 4-piston hydraulic disc
Brake Rotor Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm



  • Weight

    Weight
    M - 14.27 kg / 31.47 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).
  • 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 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
    13.5 XS High 27.5" 35.5 75.5° 9.0 66.5° 54.5 34.1 1.4 43.5 4.3 10.7 111.9 70.0 40.0 55.9
    13.5 XS Low 27.5" 35.6 75.0° 9.0 66.0° 55 33.5 2.1 43.7 4.3 11.1 112.0 69.5 39.5 56.3
    15.5 S High 27.5" 35.5 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 56.7 34.1 1.4 43.5 4.3 10.8 114.3 70.7 42.0 56.8
    15.5 S Low 27.5" 39.5 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 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 57.7 34.6 2.8 43.5 4.3 11.5 115.3 70.7 42.0 60.5
    15.5 S Low 29" 39.5 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 57.8 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 115.4 70.2 41.5 60.8
    17.5 M High 29" 42.0 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 60.2 34.6 2.8 43.5 4.3 11.6 117.8 74.7 44.5 60.5
    17.5 M Low 29" 42.0 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 60.3 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 117.9 74.1 44.0 60.8
    18.5 ML High 29" 43.5 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 61.8 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 119.5 75.2 46.0 60.9
    18.5 ML Low 29" 43.5 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 61.9 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 119.6 74.6 45.5 61.3
    19.5 L High 29" 45.0 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 63.3 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 121.0 75.4 47.5 60.9
    19.5 L Low 29" 45.0 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 63.4 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 121.1 74.8 47.0 61.3
    21.5 XL High 29" 50.0 75.5° 12.0 66.5° 66.1 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 124.1 77.6 50.0 62.3
    21.5 XL Low 29" 50.0 75.0° 12.0 66.0° 66.3 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 124.2 77.0 49.5 62.7

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