Trek's Fuel EXs are the benchmark for trail bikes; the 9.8 27.5 is taking that benchmark to the next level. The carbon frame dishes out 120mm of travel, but that's only a small piece of the package. Stiffness means efficiency and better handling, so you're armed with an E2 head tube and a 142x12mm rear thru-axle. Add to that 27.5-inch wheels, and this bike is quick, capable and maneuverable. Fox and Trek teamed up with F1 racing company Penske to make Fox's brilliant Float Re:activ rear shock even better. Combined with the 34 Float up front, your Fuel is blazingly fast and efficient on smooth sections and shrugs off bigger hits like an enduro rig. The rest of the spec is just as capable: full XT 2x11 gearing, a Reverb dropper post, XT discs, carbon bars, and Bontrager tubeless-ready wheels wrapped with proper tubeless rubber.
For a clean dropper post setup, Trek uses RockShox’s Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost and internal frame routing. The housing runs inside the frame for a clean look and zero hose issues as the saddle moves up and down.
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Trek OCLV Mountain Carbon w/aluminum chainstay, E2, ABP, ISCG05, 120mm-travel|
|Fork||Fox Performance Series 34 Float FIT4, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Series Float EVOL, Re;Aktiv|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss M1900|
|Tires||Bontrager XR3 Expert, 27.5 x 2.35/2.2|
|Crankset||Shimano Deore XT|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano Deore XT, 11-speed: 11-40|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore XT|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race X Lite, carbon|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Race Lite lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Pro|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 3 w/titanium rails|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper|
* Subject to change without notice.