Trek 2021 Fuel Ex 9.8 XT

$9,599.00

Fuel EX 9.8 combines a light full-carbon frame with parts chosen for the highest performance-to-price ratio. High-end FOX suspension with upgraded front and rear dampers, carbon wheels with a Rapid Drive rear hub and a super-smooth Shimano XT wide-range drive train give this model an extra edge that you’ll notice from the first pedal stroke.

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Description

The Fuel Ex 9.8 XT right for you if…

You want a single bike that can handle any trail with the light weight and vibration damping of a carbon frame. You’re willing to pay for parts that give you a better connection with the trail, but you’d rather skip the bling.

The tech you get

A light and stiff full-carbon frame with internal storage, FOX Performance 36 fork with a GRIP2 damper that offers more adjustment and a RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. A Shimano XT 1×12 drive train for super-smooth shifting that’s easy on the thumb – plus an extra-low 51-tooth climbing gear and all-new Bontrager carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for fast engagement.

The final word

Fuel EX 9.8 is a great investment for one bike that does it all. You get a light carbon frame, but it’s the parts that make this model, like the extra-adjustable GRIP2 damper, the magic-carpet ride of Thru Shaft and the blistering acceleration of carbon wheels with a Rapid Drive hub.

Why you’ll love it

  1. Fuel EX 9.8 will take your riding to the next level with a parts package that gives you top-shelf performance without the top-shelf price tag
  2. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
  3. The Fox Performance 36 fork gives you four-way damping adjustments for extra-dialled suspension
  4. We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5˝ wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5˝ or 29˝ and sizes M to XL get 29˝ wheels
  5. Make it yours: it’s customisable through Project One

 

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset

Fork Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
*Shock Size: XS , S
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210×52.5mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210×55 mm
Wheels

Front wheel NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Rear wheel NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Front hub Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Rear skewer Bontrager Switch thru axle
*Tyre Size: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5×2.40″
Size: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5×2.60″
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29×2.40″
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29×2.60″
*Tyre part Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager TLR sealant
Rim strip Bontrager TLR
Drivetrain

Shifter Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
*Crank Size: XS , S
Shimano XT M8100, 30T alloy ring, Boost (52 mm chain line), 170 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano XT M8100, 30T alloy ring, Boost (52 mm chain line), 175 mm length
Bottom bracket Shimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Components

Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
Size: M , ML
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
Size: L , XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
*Stem Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 35 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 45 mm length
Head set Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
Brake Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180 mm
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 203 mm, 6-bolt
Weight

Weight M – 13.13 kg / 28.94 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).