Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29 - 2018

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 ...(Read More)

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29
  • Color: Matte Gunmetal/Gloss Black
  • Color: Radioactive Orange/Trek Black
  • Color: Radioactive Purple/Radioactive Yellow-Orange Fade
  • Color: Trek Black/Green Light
$4,999.99 - $5,499.99
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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

Specs

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)

Videos

Fuel EX: One Bike to Rule Them All

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Matte Gunmetal/Gloss Black / 15.5-inch 00601479672622 550518 TRE43276387K
Radioactive Orange/Trek Black / 15.5-inch 00601479770915 559367 TRE46766132K
Radioactive Purple/Radioactive Yellow-Orange Fade / 15.5-inch 00601479770960 559372 TRE51347877E
Trek Black/Green Light / 15.5-inch 00601479771011 559377 TRE39599680T
Matte Gunmetal/Gloss Black / 17.5-inch 00601479672639 550519 TRE43229467K
Radioactive Orange/Trek Black / 17.5-inch 00601479770922 559368 TRE46122627K
Radioactive Purple/Radioactive Yellow-Orange Fade / 17.5-inch 00601479770977 559373 TRE51583930E
Trek Black/Green Light / 17.5-inch 00601479771028 559378 TRE39121989T
Matte Gunmetal/Gloss Black / 18.5-inch 00601479672646 550520 TRE43484307K

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile 
  • Lightweight 
  • Climbing Traction 
  • Capable 

Cons

  • Tires 
  • Blue 
  • Rims 

Best Uses

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

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5

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

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from Pontiac, MI

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Climbing Traction
  • Capable

Cons

  • Blue

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • All Mtn Multiday Trails

Comments:

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!

5

The best of both worlds

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from The one the only ATL, GA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Rims
  • Tires

Best Uses

  • XC
  • Trail riding
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

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.

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