Adding 29-inch wheels to the ever-popular Fuel EX just adds fuel to the fire. Trek's Fuel EX 9 29 is done right with an Alpha aluminum frame and confidence-inspiring G2 geometry. Frame stiffness translates into better handling, so you're equipped with an E2 head tube and a 142x12mm through axle rear end. For suspension, Fox and Trek teamed up to create an awesome 120mm Float fork and Float DRCV shock. The squish is paired with Trek's ABP and Full Floater rear end that keeps your rear wheel tracking over chunder, even during hard braking. The no-compromise build includes Shimano XT 2x10 gearing, XT discs, a Reverb Stealth dropper post, and tough, tubeless-ready Bontrager wheels. Pay attention, the fire's getting hot.
|Frame||Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum, G2 geometry|
|Fork||Fox Factory Series 32 Float CTD/FIT, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Series Float CTD/FIT w/DRCV, 120mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Rhythm Elite|
|Tires||Bontrager XR3 Team Issue, 29 x 2.3|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore XT|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Race Lite lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper|
* Subject to change without notice.
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I ride mostly trails with rocks, roots, ruts, loose mud, ups, downs, tight turns and this bike loves it. I have not encountered anything in my rides that this bike doesn't handle with ease. Bought it slightly used from a guy who bought it from Cycle World and absolutely love this bike. Excellent bike right out of the box.
I have owned the last 3 generations of the EX9, all 26" wheels, and thought that was the way it was meant to be. Trek proved me wrong when they released this bike. It just plain does things better than the 26" versions did, flow, traction, climbing, hammering. It's just better. If I could only afford the carbon.