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Trek Fuel EX 9.7 Full-suspension Trail Mountain Bike 2021

  • £3,900.00
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Fuel EX 9.7 is our most affordable full suspension carbon trail bike. It pairs a lightweight, smooth-riding frame with a beefy 140 mm FOX 36 fork, SRAM NX Eagle drive train and powerful 4-piston brakes for a fast, fun mountain bike that's a ripper now, and ripe for upgrades later.

It's right for you if...

You want one carbon trail bike that can take on every adventure, from flowy singletrack to the gnarliest descents and most brutal climbs. You don't mind sacrificing a little on the parts so you can get the best frame right now.

The tech you get

A lightweight and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with internal storage, a 140 mm FOX Rhythm 36 fork, 130 mm of rear travel with a FOX Float Performance rear shock with Trek's efficient RE:aktiv damper, a wide-range 1x12 SRAM NX/GX Eagle drive train, a Bontrager Line dropper post and powerful Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes.

The final word

Full suspension control on a lightweight and trail-tough carbon frame makes for a fun and fast ride. It's rugged enough for rowdy descents, but still spry for lively climbing and accelerating.

Why you'll love it

  • Don't confuse the Fuel EX 9.7 with other value carbon models on the market – this bike provides an outstanding frame and suspension, with a workhorse drivetrain and wheels
  • A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a handy spot to stow flat fixing supplies or gear
  • Bigger, stiffer 36 mm fork stanchions won't flex, so you can push harder with more precise, confident steering that helps you stay on your line
  • RE:aktiv is smarter, more efficient suspension. It gives you firm pedalling support that instantly gives way over bumps
  • 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

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset

Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel

Fork: Fox Rhythm 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, 3-position RE:aktiv damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210 mm x 52.5 mm

Size: S , M , ML , L , XL: Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position RE:aktiv damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210 mm x 55 mm

Max compatible fork travel: 150mm (561mm axle-to-crown)

Wheels

Wheel front: Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle

Wheel rear: Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 54, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle

Hub front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle

Skewer rear: Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

Spokes: DT Swiss Champion, J-Bend, Black

*Tyre

Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29.x2.40"

Size: XS , S: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60"

Size: S , M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"

*Tyre part

Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz

Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm

Max tyre size: Frame: 29x2.60" Fork: See manufacturer

Drivetrain

Shifter: SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed

Rear derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle

*Crank

Size: XS , S: SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost, 170 mm length

Size: M , ML , L , XL: SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length

Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit

Cassette: SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed

Max. chainring size: 34T

Components

Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width

*Seatpost

Size: XS , S: Bontrager Line Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 345 mm length

Size: M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length

Handlebar: Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width

Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on

*Stem

Size: XS , S: Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 40 mm length

Size: M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length

Brake: Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 calliper

*Brake rotor

Size: XS , S: Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180 mm

Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL: Shimano: RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm

Weight

Weight: M - 13.69 kg / 30.19 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).

Bike and frame weights are based on pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

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Should you need to return anything to us, it is very important that you telephone us first to advise us of your intention and the reason why you wish to return the goods. If you're not completely satisfied with an item you may return it within 14 days of purchase, and as long as the item isn't fitted or used we're happy to receive it back for a refund or exchange. Return shipping costs in this instance are non-refundable.

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The delivery charge for any international orders returned due to unpaid customs and duties charges will not be refunded.

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