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Trek Fuel EX 9.8 GX Trial Mountain Bike 2021-2022

  • £5,750.00
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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 SRAM's latest, widest-range drive train give this model an extra edge you'll notice from the first pedal stroke.

It's 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 wider stanchions for more stiffness on rough terrain and a RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with a leg-saving 52-tooth climbing gear, plus Bontrager carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for instant 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 GRIP 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

  • 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
  • RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
  • The Fox Performance 36 fork gives you four-way damping adjustments for extra-dialled suspension
  • 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

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 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 ThruShaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210 mm x 52.5 mm

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

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

Wheels

Wheel front: NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle

Wheel rear: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost 148, 12 mm thru axle

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

Hub rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, 108T Rapid Drive, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle

Skewer rear: Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever

*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: XS , S: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.50"

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

Size: S , M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"

*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

Rim strip: Bontrager TLR

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

Drivetrain

Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Rear derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle

*Crank

Size: XS , S: SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 30T alloy ring, Boost, 170 mm length

Size: S , M , ML , L , XL: SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 30T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length

Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit

Cassette: SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed

Chain: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Max. chainring size: 34T

Components

Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width

*Seatpost

Size: XS , S: Bontrager Line Elite, 100 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length

Size: XS , S: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length

Size: M , ML: Bontrager Line Elite, 150 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440 mm length

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

Size: L , XL: Bontrager Line Elite, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480 mm length

Size: L , XL: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480mm length

*Handlebar

Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width

Size: XS , S: Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width

*Grips

Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL: Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on

Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL: 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: SRAM G2 RS hydraulic disc

*Brake rotor

Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL: SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm

Size: M , ML , L , XL: SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm

Accessories

Bag: Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

Weight

Weight: M - 28.88 lbs / 13.1 kg (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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All purchases and refunds will be processed in Sterling (GBP). We are not liable for any currency fluctuations. Please be aware that this may result in your refund being less or more than what you originally paid in your local currency.

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

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