2022 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Full Suspension Mountain Bike in Satin Black Olive

£4,387.50
Was £5,850.00

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The 2022 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Full Suspension Mountain Bike will take your riding to the next level with a parts package that gives you top-shelf performance without the top-shelf price tag. A light full-carbon frame with parts chosen for the highest performance making the Fuel EX 9.8 a great investment for one bike that does it all.

You get a light and stiff full-carbon frame with internal storage frame, but it's the parts that make this model, like the extra-adjustable High-end FOX Performance 36 fork with a GRIP damper and the magic-carpet ride of RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control. The Fox Performance 36 fork gives you four-way damping adjustments for extra-dialled suspension. Blistering acceleration of all-new Bontrager carbon wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for fast engagement. SRAM's latest GX Eagle drive train with leg-saving 52-tooth climbing gear give this model an extra edge you'll notice from the first pedal stroke. The expanded size range ensures a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5? wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5? or 29? and sizes M to XL get 29? wheels.

This bike is perfect for
You want a single bike that can handle any trail with the lightweight and vibration damping of a carbon frame. You're willing to pay for parts that give you a better connection with the trail, but you'd rather skip the bling.

Features

  • A light and stiff full-carbon frame with internal storage
  • FOX Performance 36 fork with a GRIP damper
  • RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock.
  • SRAM's GX Eagle drive train with 52-tooth climbing gear,
  • Bontrager carbon wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub
  • SRAM G2 RS 4-piston hydraulic disc

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.

XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.

Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.

Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.


Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.


Read our full mountain bike buyers guide


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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 main frame and stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel

Fork Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel

Shock Size

XS, S Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm

S, M, ML, L, XL Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55 mm

Front-wheel NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru-axle

Rear-wheel NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru-axle

Rear skewer Bontrager Switch thru-axle

Tyre Size

XS, S: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 TPI, 27.5x2.40"

XS, S Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 TPI, 27.5x2.60"

S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 TPI, 29x2.40"

S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 TPI, 29x2.60"

Tyre part Size

XS, S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm

XS, S, M, ML, L, XL Bontrager TLR sealant

Shifter SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle

CrankSize:

XS, S: SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 30T alloy ring, Boost, 170 mm length

S, M, ML, L, XL: SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, 30T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length

Bottom bracket SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit

Cassette SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed

Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width

Seatpost Size:

XS, S: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length

M, ML: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length

L, XL: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480mm length

Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width

Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on

Stem Size

XS, S: Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 35 mm length

M, ML, L, XL: Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 45 mm length

Headset Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom

BrakeSRAM G2 RS hydraulic disc

Brake rotor Size:

XS, S, M, ML, L, XL: SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm

M, ML, L, XL: SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 200mm

Brakeset SRAM G2 RS 4-piston hydraulic disc

Bag Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

Colours LITHIUM GREY/FACTORY ORANGE, SATIN BLACK OLIVE
Sizes L - 29 WHEEL, M - 29 WHEEL, ML - 29 WHEEL, S - 27.5 WHEEL, S - 29 WHEEL, XL - 29 WHEEL, XS - 27.5 WHEEL
Brand Trek
Model Year 2022
Barcodes 601842389379, 601842389386, 601842389393, 601842389409, 601842389416, 601842389423, 601842389430, 601842575604, 601842575611, 601842575628, 601842575635, 601842575642, 601842575659, 601842575666
SKUs / Part Numbers 1045268, 1045269, 1045270, 1045271, 1045272, 1045273, 1045274, 5259362, 5259363, 5259364, 5259365, 5259366, 5259367, 5259368

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