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 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 singletrack and even endurance races.
The tech you get
A light and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 140mm FOX Performance 36 Float fork, 130mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock featuring Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft, and a 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain. 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
- 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
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- 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-inch wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5-inch or 29-inch, and sizes M to XL get 29-inch wheels
- Make it yours: it's customizable through Project One
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.
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Sizes X-Small–Small: 27.5-inch
Sizes Small–X-Large: 29-inch
Custom options available
Pedals sold separately
|OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, BITS internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel
|Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel
|Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
|Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm
|Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt
|Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi
|Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle, DUB
|SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit
|SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
|SRAM GX Eagle
|SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed
|SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
|Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise
|Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
|Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree
|Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
|Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails
|Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, internal routing, 31.6mm
* Subject to change without notice.