Fuel EX 9.8 is the versatile carbon trail bike that can climb with the XC crowd and throw down with the rowdy trail crew. A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, carbon wheels, and FOX Performance Float suspension with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock make it the perfect choice for all-mountain shredders who want a single bike that does it all.
It's right for you if...
You like going fast, getting rowdy, and clearing every obstacle on the first try. You want a single bike that can handle any trail, with high-quality parts, a carbon frame, and dialed suspension for everything from burly technical descents to single track and even XC races.
The tech you get
A light and stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for quick engagement, a 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, a 130mm FOX Performance 34 Float fork, and a FOX Performance Float shock featuring Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft. Plus, a Bontrager Line dropper post and a 35mm Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar.
The final word
Fuel EX 9.8 is the definitive mountain bike, and a great choice if you're going to invest in a single bike for all kinds of terrain. A carbon frame, quality parts build, and advanced suspension make it an outstanding all-around mountain bike for every kind of trail.
Why you'll love it
1 - It doesn't box itself into a category: Fuel EX brings trail bike plushness with an XC race bike feel for our most versatile mountain bike whip
2 - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
3 - It's great for riders who don't want to do just one kind of mountain biking, but want to explore everything from XC marathons to epic descents
4 - The SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain provides all the range you'll ever need in the simplicity of a 1x setup
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & seatstay, alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 130mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8-inch top, 1.5-inch bottom|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm|
Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40?|
|Crankset||Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle DUB|
|Chainrings||32T Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7000 hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5-inch size: 100mm, 17.5-inch & 18.5-inch sizes: 125mm, 19.5-inch & 21.5-inch sizes: 150mm|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number||Vendor Number||Store SKU|
|Matte Gravel/Quicksilver / 17.5-inch||601479888559||568302||TRK-568302||FUE35753118R|
|Matte Gravel/Quicksilver / 18.5-inch||601479888566||568303||TRK-568303||FUE35312323R|
|Matte Gravel/Quicksilver / 19.5-inch||601479888573||568304||TRK-568304||FUE35784838R|
|Matte Gravel/Quicksilver / 21.5-inch||601479888580||568305||TRK-568305||FUE35717251R|
|Volt/Solid Charcoal / 15.5-inch||601479888597||568306||TRK-568306||FUE30695278L|
|Volt/Solid Charcoal / 17.5-inch||601479888603||568307||TRK-568307||FUE30219910L|
|Volt/Solid Charcoal / 18.5-inch||601479888610||568308||TRK-568308||FUE30704665L|
|Volt/Solid Charcoal / 19.5-inch||601479888627||568309||TRK-568309||FUE3092710L|
|Volt/Solid Charcoal / 21.5-inch||601479888634||568310||TRK-568310||FUE30823722L|
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I ride all the trails in the area and harder ones in more exotic locations like Moab and Whistler, and here is final a bike that can go darn nearly as fast as the latest race bikes (faster than my several year old XC race bike actually could) and yet can easily tackle much harder terrain than any of those could go near. I love it. It needs the tubeless conversion done, but not much else!
Couldn't justify 9.9 Fuel Project One, but didn't loose anything but some gold on the fork and shock, the paint custom and used the saving to get a set of carbon wheel and lighter tires and factory upgrade to Sram X01. Thanks Trek for the 9.8 Fuel I have my dream bike.