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Fuel EX 9.8 GX

R90,000.00

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

[2022] Model 33074

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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.

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Features

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.
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Internal Storage

Internal frame storage makes it easy to ditch the pack and still carry your ride essentials.

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Active Braking Pivot

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.

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RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft

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.

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Straight Shot w/Knock Block

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.

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

FrameOCLV 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
ForkFox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
ShockFox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with ThruShaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210 mm x 55 mm
Max compatible fork travel150mm (561mm axle-to-crown)
Wheel frontBontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rearBontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost 148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rearBontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
RimBontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
TyreBontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29×2.50″
Tyre partBontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Rim stripBontrager TLR
Max tyre sizeFrame: 29×2.60″ Fork: See manufacturer
ShifterSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleurSRAM GX Eagle
*CrankSize: 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 bracketSRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
CassetteSRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed
ChainSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Max. chainring size34T
SaddleBontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
*SeatpostSize: 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
*HandlebarSize: 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
GripsBontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
*StemSize: 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 setKnock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
BrakeSRAM G2 RS hydraulic disc
*Brake rotorSize: S , M , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm
Size: M , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm
BagBontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag
WeightM – 13.10 kg / 28.89 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limitThis bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).

Sizing & Tech

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.

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