2022 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 GX

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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 a GRIP damper that offers more adjustment and a RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. SRAM's latest GX Eagle drive train with a leg-saving 52-tooth climbing gear, plus all-new Bontrager carbon wheels with a 54-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 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

  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.

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 Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
Shock 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)
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
Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Tyre Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
*Tyre part Size: S , M , L , XL
Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Size: S , M , L , XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Rim strip Bontrager TLR
Max tyre size Frame: 29x2.60" Fork: See manufacturer
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
*Crank Size: S , M , L
SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 30T alloy ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: 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
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite, 100 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
Size: M
Bontrager Line Elite, 150 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440 mm length
Size: L , XL
Bontrager Line Elite, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480 mm length
*Handlebar Size: S
Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
Size: M , L , XL
Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
*Stem Size: S
Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 35 mm length
Size: M , 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: S , M , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm
Size: M , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm
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).