2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT

High-end component level carbon frame trail bike

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2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT
  • MSRP $5,999
  • Weight 29.0 lbs / 13.1 kg
  • Suspension Full
  • Front Travel 140mm
  • Rear Travel 130mm
  • Frame Carbon
  • Fork Fox Performance Float 36
  • Wheels 27.5″, 29″ Carbon
  • Drivetrain 1 × 12
  • Groupset XT
  • Brakes Hydraulic Disc
  • Seatpost Dropper post

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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 XT
26 mph
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The 2020 Fuel EX 9.8 XT is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The 2020 Fuel EX 9.8 XT is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding downhill.


Estimated Spec Level

Estimated spec level of the Fuel EX 9.8 XT compared to other trail bikes. 99 Spokes analyzes the build material and quality level of the frame, fork, wheelset, groupset, suspension system, and more to estimate the overall spec level of each bike.

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Specs
Build
FrameOCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel
ForkFox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm bolt-on axle, 140mm travel
Rear ShockFox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm
Bottom BracketShimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit
HeadsetKnock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
StemBontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length
HandlebarBontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
SaddleBontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
SeatpostBontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 480mm length
GripsBontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Groupset
Rear DerailleurShimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
CrankShimano XT M8100, 32T alloy ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 175mm length
ShiftersShimano XT M8100, 12 speed
CassetteShimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed
ChainShimano XT M8100, 12 speed
BrakesShimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
Wheels
RimsBontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear HubBontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
TiresBontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60''
Disk RotorsShimano RT66, 203mm, 6-bolt
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