Fuel EX 9.8 is the versatile carbon trail bike that can climb with the XC crowd and throw down with the rowdy trail crew. A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 1×12 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 dialled suspension for everything from burly technical descents to singletrack and even XC races.
The tech you get
A light and stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for quick engagement, a 1×12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, a 130 mm FOX Performance 34 Float fork, and a FOX Performance Float shock featuring Trek’s exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft. Plus, a Bontrager Line dropper post and a 35 mm Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar.
The final word
The 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 carbon frame, quality parts build and advanced suspension make it an outstanding all-around mountain bike for every kind of trail.
Why you’ll love it
- It doesn’t box itself into a category: The Fuel EX brings trail bike plushness with an XC race bike feel for our most versatile mountain bike whip
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- It’s great for riders who don’t want to do just one kind of mountain biking, but want to explore everything from XC marathons to epic descents
- The SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain provides all the range you’ll ever need in the simplicity of a 1x set-up
| Trek Fuel Ex 9.8 Carbon
Fox 34 Float
Truvativ Descendant 1 x 12 Speed
Fox Float RE:Aktiv
Sram 1 x 12 Speed
Bontrager Dropper Post
Bontrager Pro Line Carbon