Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27.5 - 2015

Trek Fuel EX 9.8 27.5
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Trek's Fuel EXs are the benchmark for trail bikes; the 9.8 27.5 is taking that benchmark to the next level. The full-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 through axle. Add to that 27.5-inch wheels, and your bike is quick, capable and maneuverable. Fox and Trek teamed up with F1 racing company Penske to make Fox's brilliant Float CTD rear shock even better. Combined with the 32 Float up front, your Fuel is blazingly fast on smooth sections and shrugs off bigger hits like an enduro rig. The rest of the spec is just as capable: full XT 2x10 gearing, a Reverb dropper post, XT discs, carbon bars, and tubeless-ready wheels wrapped with proper rubber.

Trek's Full Floater shock mount boasts two suspended points that allow the shock to "float" through its range of action for seemingly bottomless travel and excellent tracking over every type of terrain.

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.

Trek's E2 head tube is 1.5-inches in diameter at the bottom and 1 1/8-inches at the top. This maximizes front-end stiffness for awesome steering precision and control, while allowing the use of standard 1 1/8-inch stems and not adding much weight.
Trek's EVO rocker link is a one-piece, magnesium linkage that drastically increases rear-end stiffness and decreases total frame weight, too.

Specs

Frame Trek OCLV Mountain Carbon, E2, ABP, ISCG05, 120mm-travel
Fork Fox Performance Series 32 Float CTD/FIT, 120mm-travel
Rear Shock Fox Performance Series Float CTD/FIT w/DRCV, Re;Aktiv
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Rhythm Comp
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, 27.5 x 2.35/2.2
Crankset Shimano Deore XT
Chainrings 38/24
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano Deore XT
Handlebars Bontrager Race X Lite, carbon
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite lock-on
Stem Bontrager Race X Lite
Brake Levers Shimano Deore XT
Brakes Shimano Deore XT disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 3 w/titanium rails
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper
Accessories & Extras Shock pump, torque wrench

Videos

RE:aktiv: All-new mountain bike suspension technology

29er? 650b? 27.5? 26? Trek unravels the wheel size debate

FOX CTD Suspension System Introduction

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