Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29

2018
 
5.0 stars
 (2 Reviews)
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Description

Key features

- Capable and stiff 130mm frame is 29" and 27.5+ compatible
- Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tire clearance, shorter stays
- Exclusive suspension tech with ABP, Full Floater, and RE:aktiv
- Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defense

Features & Info

Geometry chart

Trek Fuel EX 9.7 29 geometry chart

Dropper posts

Dropper post explanation
Pedals sold separately

Consumer Reviews

 
5.0 stars

(2 reviews)

100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile 
  • Climbing Traction 
  • Capable 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Blue 
  • Rims 
  • Tires 

Best Uses

  • All Mtn Multiday Trails 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • XC 
  • Trail riding 

 
5.0
Apr 27, 2016

Stiff like a race bike, yet floats thru the rough stuff

Pros:
Climbing Traction, Capable
Cons:
Blue
Best Uses:
Mountain Biking, All Mtn Multiday Trails
I ride all the trails in the area and harder ones in more exotic locations like Moab and Whistler, and here is final a bike that can go darn nearly as fast as the latest race bikes (faster than my several year old XC race bike actually could) and yet can easily tackle much harder terrain than any of those could go near. I love it. It needs the tubeless conversion done, but not much else!
by tbirdpapa from Pontiac, MI

 
5.0
Mar 11, 2014

The best of both worlds

Pros:
Versatile, Lightweight
Cons:
Rims, Tires
Best Uses:
XC, Trail riding, Mountain Biking
Couldn't justify 9.9 Fuel Project One, but didn't loose anything but some gold on the fork and shock, the paint custom and used the saving to get a set of carbon wheel and lighter tires and factory upgrade to Sram X01. Thanks Trek for the 9.8 Fuel I have my dream bike.
by Speedx- Clark from The one the only ATL, GA

Specifications

Frame
OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & seatstay, alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel
Fork
Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 130mm travel
Headset
Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5"bottom
Rear Shock
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
Axles
Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
Rims/Wheels
Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 108T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
Hubs
Front: Formula Alloy DC511
Rear: Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle
Tires
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40"
Crankset
SRAM Descendant 7k Eagle, Direct Mount X-Sync
Chainrings
32T
Bottom Bracket
PF92
Chain
SRAM GX Eagle
Front Derailleur
Shimano SLX M7020
Rear Derailleur
SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
Cassette/Rear Cogs
SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11 speed
Shifters
SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Handlebars
Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
Tape/Grips
Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
Stem
Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree, 60mm length
Brakes
SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
Saddle
Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails
Seat Post
Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6mm (15.5: 100mm / 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm / 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm)