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Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT

Trail Bicycle - 29" Wheels
SRP £4300 Save 24% Web Price: £3,249.00 Including  VAT at 20%
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Please note: this Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT 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.

Description

Trek's Fuel EX has always been one of our favourite trail bikes. Constantly evolving to keep up with the times the Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT is bang up to date and capable of all types of riding from XC marathons to epic descents.

Upgrades over the Fuel EX9.7 include carbon fibre seat stays, Shimano Deore XT 2x11 drivetrain, Fox Performance 34 Float fork, Bontrager Line Elite 30 wheels and Shimano XT hydraulic brakes.

The Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT 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 130mm 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 130mm too giving even more control whilst remaining an efficient pedalling system.

The Fuel EX 9.8's 29" wheels offer superb stability in technical sections and are fast rolling for open tracks which makes for a super versatile machine. Bontrager's Line Elite 30 wheels have a 33mm external rim width giving great tyre stability, tyre volume and durability.

Trek's Fuel EX 9.8 XT is perfect for UK trail riders who find themselves on a wide variety of terrain from XC, through Trail and nudging All Mountain. Fuel EX is versatile and capable, perfect for the most challenging trails and all day spins.

IMPORTANT: This bicycle is supplied without pedals.

IMPORTANT: This bicycle requires a suspension pump to set and tune its suspension correctly. This is not included as standard.

Specification

Year
2018
Frame
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
Fork
Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel
Rear Shock
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5 mm
Shifters
Shimano Deore XT M8000, 11-speed
Rear Mech
Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus
Front Mech
Shimano Deore XT M8020
Bottom Bracket
PF92
Chainset
Shimano Deore XT, 36/26
Cassette
Shimano Deore XT, 11-42, 11-speed
Chain
Shimano HG70
Brakes
Shimano Deore XT M8000 hydraulic disc
Pedals
Wheelset
Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 108T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear (tubeless strips included, valves sold separately)
Tyres
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength side walls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40"
Handlebar
Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
Stem
Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0 degree, 60 mm length
Grips
Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
Seatpost
Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm (15.5: 100 mm/17.5 & 18.5: 125 mm/19.5 & 21.5: 150 mm)
Saddle
Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails
Headset
Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Extras

Warranty

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

Geometry

Frame Size15.5 Low Low17.5 Low Low18.5 Low Low19.5 Low Low21.5 Low Low15.5 High High17.5 High High18.5 High High19.5 High High21.5 High High
Seat Tube C-T mm394419440470510394419440470510
Seat Tube C-T in15.516.517.318.520.115.516.517.318.520.1
Seat Tube C-T/Top Tube mm
Horiz. Top Tube mm566601618633657565600617632657
Seat Angle65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5 65.5 66.2 66.2 66.2 66.2 66.2
Head Angle67.0 67.0 67.0 67.0 67.0 67.7 67.7 67.7 67.7 67.7
Head Tube mm100100100100110100100100100110
BB Drop mm39393939393030303030
BB Height mm335335335335335344344344344344
Wheelbase mm1122115711741189121511211156117311881214
Chainstay mm433433433433433432432432432432
Stem Length mm
Standover mm760740735730740767747742737747
Reach mm391426443458480399433450465487
Stack mm609609609609618604603603603612

Cyclescheme

This bicycle is available for instore collection using a Cyclescheme voucher.Cyclescheme Information Please note, sale bikes are subject to a 10% surcharge of the Cyclescheme voucher amount as we are unable to absorb Cyclescheme's commission on these sales.

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

Finance quotation based on this Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT:

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.