2019 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29

High-end component level carbon frame trail bike

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2019 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29
  • MSRP $5,400
  • Suspension Full
  • Front Travel 130mm
  • Rear Travel 130mm
  • Frame Carbon
  • Fork 
    Fox Performance Float 34
  • Wheels 29″ Carbon
  • Drivetrain 1 × 12
  • Groupset 
    SRAM GX Eagle
  • Brakes Hydraulic Disc
  • Seatpost Dropper post

Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

2019 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29
28 mph
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26 mph

The 2019 Fuel EX 9.8 29 is geared about the same as similar bikes for riding up hills.

Similar bikes won‘t keep up with the 2019 Fuel EX 9.8 29 while riding downhill or sprinting.

Estimated Spec Level
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Geometry
Build
FrameOCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & seatstay, alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel
ForkFox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 130mm travel
Rear ShockFOX Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft, 210mm x 52.5mm
Bottom BracketSRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm
HeadsetKnock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
StemBontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree
HandlebarBontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
SaddleBontrager Arvada, austenite rails
SeatpostBontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5: 100mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm
Pedals
GripsBontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Components
Front Derailleur
Rear DerailleurSRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
ShiftersSRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
CrankTruvativ Descendant 7k Eagle DUB, 32T Direct Mount
CassetteSRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed
ChainSRAM GX Eagle
Chain Guide
BrakesShimano SLX M7000 hydraulic disc
Brake LeversShimano SLX
Wheels
RimsBontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
SpokesDT Swiss Aerolite14/17G spokes with Alpina alloy locking nipples
Front HubRapid Drive, boost 110mm front, boost 148mm rear
Rear HubRapid Drive, boost 110mm front, boost 148mm rear
TiresBontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝

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