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Size Options & Purchase
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.
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.
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, 130 mm travel
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5 mm
Shimano Deore XT M8000, 11-speed
Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus
Shimano Deore XT M8020
Shimano Deore XT, 36/26
Shimano Deore XT, 11-42, 11-speed
Shimano Deore XT M8000 hydraulic disc
Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 108T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear (tubeless strips included, valves sold separately)
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength side walls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40"
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 XT with a LIFETIME manufacturer's warranty. Read Warranty Terms
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 bicyles 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 resposibility on which size to purchase is your's.
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.