Don't confuse the Fuel EX 9.7 with other value carbon models on the market – this bike provides an outstanding frame and suspension, with a workhorse drivetrain and wheels.
You get carbon where it counts and an alloy rear end to keep the cost down.
It's great for riders who don't want to do just one kind of mountain biking, but want to explore everything from XC marathons to epic descents.
The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use.
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy stays, 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, 130 mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel|
|Shock||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5 mm|
|Wheels||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately|
|Tyres||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Crank||Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB, 32T Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92 mm|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 15.5: 100 mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125 mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150 mm|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom|
|Brakeset||Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc|
|Weight||17.5" - 13.65 kg|
|Weight limit||Maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136kg|