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Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus

Trail Bicycle - 27.5" Plus Wheels
Web Price: £4,300.00 Including  VAT at 20%
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ETAs are based on manufacturer's latest data.

Please note: this Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus is available for in store collection only. This is a global policy of Trek Bicycles. If you would like to purchase this model we recommend using our Click & Collect payment method to reserve your bike online.


This Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus is available with our legendary Podium Point free accessory scheme.

Trek's Fuel EX 9.8 has always been one of our favourite trail bikes. Constantly evolving to keep up with the times the Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus is a great new variant of the Fuel EX platform which still offers a versatile ride but with the added fun factor of 27.5" wheels and mid-fat 2.8" tyres. Compared to the 29" standard Fuel EXs this Plus version will offer a bit more grip in the tech sections but give away a little straight line speed.

The Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus offers an OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and seatstay, Fox Performance 34 Float fork, DT Swiss M1900 40 mm wheels, Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar and SRAM Guide RS brakes as upgrades over the Fuel EX 8 Plus.

The Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus features an OCLV Mountain carbon mainframe and seat stays as upgrades over the aluminium Fuel EX range. The benefits of carbon on this type of bike are increased torsional stiffness for better handling and suspension performance as well as less weight. Suspension movements are controlled by a Fox Performance Float EVOL RE:aktiv 3-position damper rear shock and Fox Performance 34 Float fork with GRIP adjustable damper which give you an unprecedented level of control from the 140mm of travel.

The latest incarnation of the Fuel EX frame features a steeper head angle for better stability on steeper pitches, a straighter downtube which massively increase frame stiffness, Knock Block frame protection to guard against spinning bars and forks in the event of an accident and the Control Freak cable management system for a neat and tidy setup. The suspension system still uses key tech such as ABP, Full Floater, EVO Link but the leverage ratio has been modified to better suit the current range of shocks. Front and rear suspension travel is 140mm too giving even more control whilst remaining an efficient pedalling system.

The Fuel EX 9.8 Plus's 27.5" wheels are shod in 2.8" tyres which offer an awesome level of mechanical grip which is perfect for technical challenges.

Trek's Fuel EX 9.8 Plus is perfect for UK trail riders who want to excel in the technical zones but still want a versatile platform for all day rides.

IMPORTANT: This bicycle is supplied without pedals. Pedals for this bicycle can be selected for no cost using Podium Points™.

IMPORTANT: This bicycle requires a suspension pump to set and tune its suspension correctly. This is not included as standard. A suspension pump can be selected for no cost using Podium Points™.


OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and seatstay, alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 140 mm travel
Rear Shock
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5 mm
SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Mech
SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
Front Mech
Bottom Bracket
SRAM Descendant 7k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12-speed
SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
DT Swiss M1900, 40 mm rim width, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips and valves included
Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80?
Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree, 60 mm length
Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm (15.5: 100 mm/17.5 & 18.5: 125 mm/19.5 & 21.5: 150 mm)
Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails
Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom


We are an authorised Trek dealer and supply this Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus with a LIFETIME manufacturer's warranty. Read Warranty Terms


Rider Height (ft)
Rider Height (m)

Sizing information is provided as a general guide only. This is based on the average rider riding the bicycle in the style for which it is intended. This takes no account of a rider's personal proportions, physique, flexibility and biomechanics. If your height places you on, or near, a bicycle size step then we recommend you consider both sizes. All bicycles offer a range of handlebar and saddle adjustment which will enable you to fine tune your riding position once the correct size has been established. If you are unsure on sizing, we strongly recommend you visit our store so we can assist you. Pedal On offers advice and information on sizing in good faith, the final decision and responsibility on which size to purchase is yours.


Frame Size15.517.518.519.521.5
Seat Tube C-T mm380404429453502
Seat Tube C-T in1515.916.917.819.8
Seat Tube C-T/Top Tube mm
Horiz. Top Tube mm565600617632657
Seat Angle74.2 74.2 74.2 74.2 74.2
Head Angle67.2 67.2 67.2 67.2 67.2
Head Tube mm100100100100110
BB Drop mm296296296296296
BB Height mm339339339339339
Wheelbase mm11211156117311881214
Chainstay mm433433433433433
Stem Length mm
Standover mm767747742737747
Reach mm399433450465487
Stack mm607606606606615


This bicycle is available for instore collection using a Cyclescheme voucher. Cyclescheme Information

Finance Options

The following finance options are available to apply for online immediately. If you are collecting your bicycle in store you can arrange your finance prior to visiting the store by selecting the required finance method as well as Click & Collect.

  • Buy Now Pay Later 12 Month
  • Classic Credit 36 Month
  • 12 Month Interest Free Finance
  • 24 Month Interest Free Finance
  • 36 Month Interest Free Finance

Finance quotation based on this Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Plus:

The credit advertised is provided by one credit provider with whom we have a commercial relationship.
Credit provided by Hitachi Personal Finance, a division of Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.