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.
 Model 33074
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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.
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.
Internal frame storage makes it easy to ditch the pack and still carry your ride essentials.
Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.
RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft gives you unmatched grip and control with a shock that reacts to the terrain faster than anything else out there.
Trek’s Straight Shot frame design optimises the stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride. You’ll be able to push harder and stay more planted on your line when the going gets rough.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|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||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|
|Rim||Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Tyre||Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29×2.50″|
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 29×2.60″ 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
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|
Bontrager Line Elite, 100 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
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
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|
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
|Bag||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
|Weight||M – 13.10 kg / 28.89 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).|
Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on archcycles.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
2022 Fuel EX 9.8 GX