2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.8 XT Electric Mountain Bike

£9,275.00

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The 2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.8 XT Electric Mountain Bike is part of a new generation of lightweight electric mountain bikes which bridge the divide between pedal-assist and traditional bikes. It features a carbon frame and a compact motor that keeps the ride light, lively and quiet. The 9.8 is the third bike in the Fuel Exe range

The Fuel Exe is built around an OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with a fully encased 360 Wh battery, and TQ harmonic pin ring transmission. TQ are known for making motors for robots and space probes. The motor uses on the Fuel Exe has many fewer moving parts than a standard electric bike motor which makes it smaller, quieter, lighter and more reliable. The Fuel Exe comes with a smart charging port, integrated LED display and discreet handlebar remote. The charging port is positioned so you can easily attach a range extender battery which sits in your bottle cage.

The Fuel Exe 9.8 comes with a 150 mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork with DebonAir spring and Charger 2.1 RC damper, and 140 mm RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ rear suspension. All wrapped up with the precise shifting and modulation of a Shimano XT drivetrain.

This bike is perfect for

Mountain bikers who want the feel, ride (and noise) of a traditional acoustic bike with the added boost of a small, light and efficient TQ harmonic ring motor. With reliable RockShox suspension and quality Shimano parts this is a great trail ready package.

Key Features

  • It finds the perfect balance between a traditional and electric ride, with adaptive assist that disappears under you on climbs, and a nimble ride that feels natural and playful on descents
  • Its tiny-but-mighty TQ transmission is tuned for the trail, keeping things quiet so you can stay in the moment, plus it ramps up power with you for a natural ride feel
  • The smart charge port, sleek integrated display and discreet controls keep the bike looking and feeling like a traditional mountain bike
  • It keeps your ride silky smooth even when the trail gets rowdy thanks to the upgraded RockShox suspension package that offers 150 mm of front and 140 mm of rear travel
  • You'll be able to add on a range extender when you want a little extra fuel in the tank for big days on the bike

Electric Bike Updates and Diagnostics

As electric bikes have become more sophisticated it’s important to stay on top of updates. Just like your home computer or smart phone regular updates are now released for most electric bike systems. If you buy a bike from Cycles UK we will do electric bike updates and diagnostics you need free of charge.

Electric Bike Updates

Electric bike updates can help to improve battery life, tweak how the motor works and fix bugs and problems. Most systems will require you to plug your bike into some specialist software at an authorised dealer. At Cycles UK we are authorised dealers for top electric bike brands including Specialized, Trek, Orbea, Whyte, Cannondale and Raleigh. As a result our stores have the software and hardware to run updates on all the major electric bike systems including Bosch, Shimano and Ebikemotion.

Free Electric Bike Updates and Diagnostics

We now provide free updates and diagnostics for life on any electric bike purchased from Cycles UK.

Electric Bike Motors Explained

Electric bikes have really come into their own in the last couple of years. Thanks to advances in electric bike motors and batteries. A couple of bike manufacturers, most notably Specialized, are making their own electric bike motors. The vast majority of bike companies are using the same motors. So, you will find exactly the same electric motor being used on bikes from different brands and at different price points. In this guide, we’ll take you through the main types of electric bike motors. Look at the differences between the most commonly used brands.

Electric Bike Hub Motors vs Mid-Drive Motors

Electric bikes tend to either come with a hub motor or a mid-drive motor. Mid-drive motors sit where the cranks and bottom bracket are on a bike and drive the cranks and chain around. Hub drive motors sit in the middle of the wheel and drive the wheel directly. Hub drive electric bikes are cheaper but less efficient, and less smooth, to ride.


Read our guide to electric bike motors

Trek Electric Bike Range Guide

The Trek electric bike range has been pretty enormous at times. This has mainly been due to a single model of bike being available in multiple battery and colour variations so you quickly ended up with dozens of variants. Thankfully Trek have scaled this back a little recently, and their electric bike range is now easier to understand.

Until recently nearly all Trek electric bikes came with Bosch motors. For the 2023 season they are continuing with Bosch but also introducing motors from new brands like TQ and Hydrive on selected models.

Read our full Trek electric bike range guide

Price Match at Cycles uk

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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.

It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:

Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.

Frame - OCLV Mountain Carbon, removable battery, internal routing, alloy rocker link, 34.9 mm seat tube, upper chain guide mount, 55 mm chainline, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, UDH, 140 mm travel
Fork - RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 150 mm travel
Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, 205 mm x 60 mm
Wheel front - Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rear - Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost 148, 12 mm thru axle
Hub front - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Hub rear - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Rapid Drive 108, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear - Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Rim - Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Tyre - Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"
Tyre part - Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Rim strip - Bontrager TLR
Shifter - Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur - Shimano XT M8100, long cage
Crank - E*thirteen E*spec Plus, 34T, 165 mm length
Crank arm - E*thirteen E*spec Race carbon, 34T, 165 mm length
Chainring - E*thirteen E*spec, 32T steel ring, 55 mm chain line
Cassette - Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain - Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
Seatpost - Bontrager Line Elite Dropper
Bontrager - RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon
Grips - Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
Brake - Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc
Brake rotor - Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 203 mm
Battery - TQ 360 Wh
TQ LED display with Bluetooth & ANT+ connectivity
Motor - TQ-HPR50, 300 watt, 50 Nm
Weight - Medium size - 18.10 kg / 39.91 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)

Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).

Colours DEEP SMOKE, MULSANNE BLUE
Sizes L - 29 WHEEL, M - 29 WHEEL, S - 29 WHEEL, XL - 29 WHEEL
Brand Trek
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 601842740644, 601842740651, 601842740668, 601842740675, 601842740682, 601842740699, 601842740705, 601842740712
SKUs / Part Numbers 5272364, 5272365, 5272366, 5272367, 5272368, 5272369, 5272370, 5272371

Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.

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