It's right for you if...
You want a lively trail bike that feels like a traditional mountain bike in quick, techy terrain, but gives you a little boost in pedal power on the way back up. You want space-age technology everywhere from motor to group set, and upgraded suspension that keeps you floating on the trail. You don't want to lose out on the natural experience of mountain biking, and want a refined motor that quietly assists while you ride.
The tech you get
An OCLV Mountain Carbon frame equipped with a fully encased 360 Wh battery and TQ harmonic pin ring transmission with a smart charging port, integrated LED display and discreet handlebar remote. Plus, a 150 mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork with DebonAir spring and Charger 2.1 RC damper, and 140 mm RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear suspension. The cherry on top? SRAM's GX AXS transmission that keeps shifts crispy, even under load.
The final word
The Fuel EXe 9.8 is a refined trail bike with just the right amount of power for scorching climbs before turning around to rally though technical and flow trails alike. It's equipped with future-minded technology, like the space-approved TQ transmission and wireless SRAM GX AXS shifting that keeps your cockpit minimalist. Finally, carbon wheels and an upgraded RockShox suspension package keeps you floating on the trail even when the conditions get hairy.
Why you'll love it
- You get a bike that rides like your favourite trail bike on descents and gives you adaptive assist on the climbs that doesn't make you feel like a cheat
- Its tiny-but-mighty TQ transmission is tuned for the trail, keeping things quiet so you can stay in the moment, plus it ramps up power with you for a natural ride feel
- The smart charge port, sleek integrated display and discreet controls keep the bike looking and feeling like a traditional mountain bike
- The battery is simple to remove with an Allen key – no proprietary tools or black magic necessary
- You'll be able to add on a range extender when you want a little extra fuel in the tank for big days on the bike
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*Please note – spec applies to all sizes unless listed separately
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon, removable battery, internal routing, alloy rocker link, 34.9 mm seat tube, upper chain guide mount, 55 mm chainline, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, UDH, 140 mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 150 mm travel|
|Shock||RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, 205mm x 60mm|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Tyre||Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"|
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Shifter||SRAM Eagle AXS POD|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle AXS, T-Type|
|Crank||SRAM GX, 165 mm length|
|Chainring||SRAM X-SYNC 2, 32T, alloy|
|Cassette||SRAM Eagle XS-1275, T-Type,10-52, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, T-Type, 12-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width|
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 345 mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 440 mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 485 mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 550 mm length
Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 27.5 mm handlebar rise, 820 mm width, 0-degree stem rise, 35 mm stem length
Size: M, L, XL
Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 27.5 mm handlebar rise, 820 mm width, 0-degree stem rise, 45mm stem length
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on|
|Head set||Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Brake||SRAM CODE Bronze 4-piston hydraulic disc|
|Brake rotor||SRAM 6-bolt, 200 mm|
|Weight||M – 18.80 kg/41.45 lb (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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Bike and frame weights are based on pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.