2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 GX

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  • Regular price $6,999.99

Fuel EX 9.8 is the carbon trail bike that can fly through singletrack, throw down with the rowdy trail crew and crush miles during marathon races. A lightweight full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drive train, 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 dialled suspension for everything from burly technical descents to single track and even endurance races.

The tech you get

A light and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 140 mm FOX Performance 36 Float fork, 130 mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock featuring Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft and a 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drive train. Plus, powerful Shimano SLX 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for quick engagement, a Bontrager Line Elite dropper post and a Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar. An internal storage compartment and Control Freak cable routing add to the bike's capability and sleek look.

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 full carbon frame, quality parts build and advanced suspension make it an outstanding all-around mountain bike for endurance racing and ripping every kind of trail.

Why you'll love it

  1. This bike is light, fast and capable of shredding any kind of trail whether you’re heading out for an afternoon session or miles of endurance riding
  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 versatile spot to stow tools and 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 customisable through Project One

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, BITS internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel
    Fork
    Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
    Rear suspension
    Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55 mm
  • Wheels

    Wheels
    Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
    Tyres
    Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
    Rear derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle
    Crank
    Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle, DUB, 32 T alloy ring, Boost
    Bottom bracket
    SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
    Cassette
    SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed
    Chain
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails
    Seatpost
    Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm
    Handlebar
    Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise
    Grips
    Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree
    Head set
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
    Brake set
    Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    M - 13.55 kg / 29.88 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
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Bike and frame weights are based on Trek pre-production painted frames at the time of publication. Weights may vary in final production

Sizing & fit

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

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