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Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT Gen 6

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT Gen 6
  • Color: Deep Smoke
$6,749.99
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Deep Smoke
Wheel Size:
29-inch
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Details

Fuel EX 9.8 XT is a playful and capable trail bike that blends together cherry-picked components with a light full carbon frame for the best balance of price and performance. Decked out with 150mm of front and 140mm rear FOX Performance suspension package, you'll be ready to float through the chunder, while carbon wheels keep tracking precise through rowdy terrain. A Shimano XT drivetrain tops things off for precise shifting for power on descents and relief on long climbs.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT

- Fuel EX Gen 6 gives you 140/150mm of travel with extra adjustability features and more stable handling, plus a more robust frame with internal storage
- We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders, and use the best-fitting wheels for each frame size: XS frames get 27.5" wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5" or 29", and sizes M and up get 29" wheels
- It's ready to rip with lightweight carbon wheels that easily tackle rough terrain and hold their line when things get rowdy
- In-frame storage makes it easy to bring along all of your essentials while keeping your setup streamlined and sleek
- With the adjustable angle headset (angled cups sold separately) and Mino Link, you can choose from six different geometry configurations

IT'S RIGHT FOR YOU IF…

You're chasing long flowy and technical descents, and want to pedal back to the top for more, lap after lap. You want the vibration-damping benefits of a carbon frame and carbon wheels, plus upgraded suspension that smooths out the rough and rowdy.

THE TECH YOU GET

A light and stiff carbon frame with a full FOX Performance suspension package that smooths out rowdy rock gardens and root lattices. Plus, carbon wheels that keep your setup light and tracking precise, and the clean shifting and brake modulation of a Shimano XT drivetrain. Finally, you'll find adjustable geometry and in-frame storage for keeping your setup dialed just for you.

THE FINAL WORD

Fuel EX 9.8 is the culmination of years of trail riding and progression, with longer front-end geometry for tackling steeper and hairier descents, and a steeper seat tube to keep you perched on climbs. It's equipped with the cherry-picked components you want, like upgraded suspension, carbon wheels, and a Shimano XT drivetrain.

Sizes:
Frame SizeX-SmallSmallSmallMediumMedium / LargeLargeX-Large
Mino Link Position Low / High Low / High Low / High Low / High Low / High Low / High Low / High
Wheel Size 27.5 27.5 29 29 29 29 29
Frame Reach (mm) 400.2 / 403.6 430.2 / 433.5 425 / 431.3 450 / 456.2 470 / 476.1 485 / 491 515 / 521
Effective Top Tube (mm) 516.2 / 515.6 550.5 / 549.9 553.8 / 552.7 584.1 / 583 607.4 / 606.2 626.9 / 606.2 661.8 / 660.4
Seat Tube (mm) 360 380 380 410 420 435 470
Seat Tube Angle 70.8° / 71.2° 70.8° / 71.1° 70.8° / 71.4° 70.8° / 71.4° 70.8° / 71.4° 70.8° / 71.4° 70.8° / 71.3°
Effective Seat Tube Angle 78.6° / 78.9° 78.2° / 78.5° 78.6° / 79.2° 78.2° / 78.8° 77.5° / 78° 77.2° / 77.7° 76.6° / 77.1°
Frame Stack (mm) 574.1 / 571.7 574.1 / 571.6 612.3 / 608.1 616.8 / 612.4 616.8 / 612.3 621.3 / 616.8 634.9 / 630.1
Head Tube Length (mm) 95 95 95 100 100 105 120
Head Angle 64.5° / 64.9° 64.5° / 64.8° 64.5° / 65.1° 64.5° / 65.1° 64.5° / 65.1° 64.5° / 65.1° 64.5° / 65°
Fork Axle-to-Crown (mm) 533 533 561 561 561 561 561
Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 332 / 336.5 332 / 336.6 335 / 342.8 335 / 342.9 335 / 342.9 335 / 343 335 / 343.1
Bottom Bracket Drop (mm) 25 / 21 25 / 20.9 38 / 30.7 38 / 30.6 38 / 30.6 38 / 30.5 38 / 30.4
Chainstay Length (mm) 435 / 433.9 435 / 433.9 435 / 433.1 435 / 433.1 440 / 438.1 440 / 438.1 445 / 443.1
Wheelbase (mm) 1144.8 / 1144.1 1174.8 / 1174.1 1185.9 / 1184.9 1213 / 1212.1 1233.1 / 1232.1 1250.2 / 1249.2 1286.7 / 1285.7
Standover (m) 716.8 / 720.4 723.8 / 727.5 736.8 / 743.2 736.8 / 743.3 741.8 / 748.4 747.8 / 754.5 766.8 / 773.6
Offset (mm) 44 44 44 44 44 44 44
Trail (mm) 121.6 / 119.2 121.6 / 119.2 129.2 / 124.9 129.2 / 125 129.2 / 125.1 129.3 / 125.2 129.3 / 125.4
Sizes:
SizeRider Height (cm)Rider Height (in)Inseam (cm)Inseam (in)
X-Small 145 - 155 4'9" - 5'1" 69 - 73 27 - 29
Small 155 - 165 5'1" - 5'5" 74 - 78 29 - 31
Medium 165 - 176 5'5" - 5'9" 79 - 83 31 - 33
Medium / Large 173 - 180 5'8" - 5'11" 81 - 86 32 - 34
Large 177 - 188 5'10" - 6'2" 84 - 89 33 - 35
X-Large 188 - 195 6'2" - 6'5" 89 - 91 35 - 36
XX-Large 195 - 203 6'5" - 6'8" 91 - 97 36 - 38

Specs

Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, Mino Link adjustable geometry, adjustable leverage rate, guided internal routing, magnesium rocker link, 34.9mm seat tube, ISCG 05, 55mm chainline, BSA 73, downtube guard, shuttle guard, ABP, UDH, Boost148, 140mm travel
Fork Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 150mm travel
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 185mm x 55mm
Wheels Front: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle, 29''
Rear: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle, 29''
Tires Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.50''
Brakes Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc
Rims Shimano RT86, 6-bolt, 180mm
Shimano RT86, 6-bolt, 203mm
Crankset Shimano XT M8120, 30T, 55mm chainline, 170mm length
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB-MT501 BSA
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage
Headset Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom, angle adjust cup compatible
Handlebars Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 27.5mm handlebar rise, 820mm width, 0 degree stem rise
Chain Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12 speed
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
Pedals Sold Separately
Accessories & Extras Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

* Subject to change without notice.

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Meet the 2023 Fuel EX

Fuel EX is back and more ready than ever to tame any trail with more travel, more features, and more ways to dial in the feel so it's perfect for how you ride.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Deep Smoke / Large / 29-inch 601842883846 5300992 FUE263260726
Deep Smoke / X-Large / 29-inch 601842883860 5300993 FUE263108716

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