2021 Trek Fuel Ex 9.7

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  • $5,499.99
  • Regular price $6,299.99

Fuel EX 9.7 is our most affordable full suspension carbon trail bike. It pairs a lightweight, smooth-riding frame with a beefy 140 mm FOX 36 fork, SRAM NX Eagle drive train and powerful 4-piston brakes for a fast, fun mountain bike that's a ripper now, and ripe for upgrades later.

 

It's right for you if...

You want one carbon trail bike that can take on every adventure, from flowy singletrack to the gnarliest descents and most brutal climbs. You don't mind sacrificing a little on the parts so you can get the best frame right now.

The tech you get

A lightweight and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with internal storage, a 140 mm FOX Rhythm 36 fork, 130 mm of rear travel with a FOX Float Performance rear shock with Trek's efficient RE:aktiv damper, a wide-range 1x12 SRAM NX/GX Eagle drive train, a Bontrager Line dropper post and powerful Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes.

The final word

Full suspension control on a lightweight and trail-tough carbon frame makes for a fun and fast ride. It's rugged enough for rowdy descents, but still spry for lively climbing and accelerating.

 

 

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel
Fork Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
Shock Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position RE:aktiv damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210 mm x 55 mm
Max compatible fork travel 150mm (561mm axle-to-crown)
Wheel front Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rear Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 54, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Rim Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
*Tyre Size: M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29.x2.40"
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
Tyre part Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Rim strip Bontrager TLR
Max tyre size Frame: 29x2.60" Fork: See manufacturer
Shifter SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Crank SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, 52 mm chainline, 175 mm length
Bottom bracket SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
Cassette SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
Chain SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Max. chainring size 34T
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
Seatpost Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length
Head set Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
*Brake Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 calliper
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 4-piston calliper
*Brake rotor Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203 mm
Weight M - 13.69 kg / 30.19 lbs (with TLR sealant, no 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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Sizing & Tech

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