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Trek Fuel EX 9.8 GX

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 GX
  • Color: Satin Black Olive
  • Color: Satin Black Olive
  • Color: Matte Carbon Smoke
  • Color: Matte Carbon Smoke
  • Color: Raw Carbon/Rage Red
  • Color: Raw Carbon/Rage Red
  • Color: Lithium Grey/Factory Orange
  • Color: Lithium Grey/Factory Orange
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Details

Fuel EX 9.8 combines a light full-carbon frame with parts chosen for the highest performance-to-price ratio. High-end FOX suspension with upgraded front and rear dampers, carbon wheels with a Rapid Drive rear hub, and SRAM's latest, widest-range drivetrain give this model an extra edge you'll notice from the first pedal stroke.

It's right for you if...
You want a single bike that can handle any trail with the lightweight 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 wider stanchions for more stiffness on rough terrain, and a RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with a leg-saving 52-tooth climbing gear, plus Bontrager carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for instant 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.

Why you'll love it
- 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
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- The Fox Performance 36 fork gives you four-way damping adjustments for extra-dialed suspension
- 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

Wheel size:
- Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch
- Sizes Small – XX-Large: 29-inch

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.

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.

Specs

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, 130mm travel
Fork Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel
Headset Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Rear Shock Size: XS , S: Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210mm x 52.5mm
Size: XS, S Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60"
Size: XS, S Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.50"
Size: S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
Size: S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver
Hubs Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, 108T Rapid Drive, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12mm thru-axle
Tires Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120tpi, 29.x2.40"
Size: XS, S Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60"
Size: XS, S Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.50"
Size: S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
Size: S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, Boost (52mm chainline)
Chainrings 30T alloy ring
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Handlebars Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Size: XS, S Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
Tape/Grips Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL 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
Brakes SRAM G2 RS 4-piston hydraulic disc
Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180mm
Size: M, ML, L, XL SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200mm
Pedals Sold separately
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
Seat Post Bontrager Line Elite, 100mm travel (Size XS-S), 150mm travel (Size M-ML), 175mm travel (Size L-XL)
Accessories & Extras Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

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