The Fuel EX 9.8 is a hard-charging trail bike with a light and stiff carbon frame that's smooth and quiet, and holds its own when you pick a line. It's loaded with the latest tech like a wireless SRAM GX AXS drivetrain that's super clean-looking and customisable. 150 mm front and 140 mm rear suspension keep you in control on the roughest trails and it's all topped off with carbon Bontrager wheels with a quick-engaging hub.
You want a full suspension ride that can handle anything you throw its way. You want the vibration-damping benefits of a carbon frame and wheels and rock-gobbling premium suspension, and appreciate when you can keep your set-up clean and minimalist with wireless 12-speed shifting.
A light-and-stiff carbon frame with a full FOX Performance suspension package that turns chunky rock gardens into smooth sailing. Carbon wheels that keep weight down while offering stiff and reliable tracking. Plus, the wireless shifting of SRAM GX AXS, and tubeless hoops and tyres so you can spend less time fixing flats. Finally, you'll find adjustable geometry and in-frame storage for keeping your set-up dialled just for you.
The Fuel EX 9.8 is the evolution of years of trail riding, with longer front geometry for taking on steep descents, and a steeper seat tube for hammering back up to do it again. Its carbon frame keeps things light, and SRAM GX AXS shifting takes things up a notch for those who want the latest tech.
- Its lightweight carbon frame and progressive geometry are built to tackle steep and gnarly descents and punchy climbs alike
- It comes with light and stiff carbon wheels that make quick work of technical terrain and keep you on your line, even when things get hairy
- You get the latest technology in SRAM's workhorse GX group set, with wireless AXS shifting
- With the adjustable angle headset (angled cups sold separately) and Mino Link, you can choose from six different geometry configurations
- We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders, and use the best-fitting wheels for each frame size: XS frames get 27.5? wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5? or 29?, and sizes M and up get 29? wheels
Internal frame storage makes it easy to ditch the pack and still carry your ride essentials.
Active Braking Pivot
Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.
Slack or steep, the choice is yours
Install angle-adjust headset cups (sold separately) to tweak the 64.5-degree head tube angle a degree steeper or slacker to your liking ? all without impacting your bottom bracket height.
Adjust the sus for full send
Adjust the leverage rate with just a flip of a chip. Ride it in the Less progressive setting for a plusher feel perfect for rugged trails with square-edge bumps. Flip it to More progressive when you're hitting big features and don?t want to bottom-out, or when you want to run a coil shock.
Size-specific chainstays provide balanced handling to keep the ride nimble for smaller riders and improve front wheel traction on climbs for taller riders.
Business at the front, party at the back
Craving the nimble ride of 27.5? wheels but don?t want to sacrifice the speed of a 29er? No need to choose. The Fuel EX is mullet-ready, just throw Mino Link into high, toss on a 160 mm fork and get ready to party.
|Frame||Size XL, UNI, Carbon, OCLV Mountain Carbon, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, Mino Link adjustable geometry, adjustable leverage rate, guided internal routing, magnesium rocker link, 34.9 mm seat tube, ISCG 05, 55 mm chain line, BSA 73, downtube guard, shuttle guard, ABP, UDH, Boost148, 140 mm travel|
|Wheel Size||Front 29|
|Wheel Size||Rear 29|
|Fork||Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 150 mm travel|
|Gears||DERAILLEUR, Sram, 1 Gears|
|Wheels||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15Â mm thru axle Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Shifters||SRAM, SRAM GX Eagle AXS, 12 speed,|
|Front Brake||SH, SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc SRAM CentreLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Brake||SH, SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc SRAM CentreLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM, SRAM GX Eagle AXS|
|Crankset||SRAM, SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, 55Â mm chainline, 170 length SRAM DUB MTB Wide, 73 m, BSA threaded|
|Chain||SRAM, SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Headset||UNBRANDED, Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom, angle adjust cup compatible|
|Handlebar||BONTRAGER, Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 27.5 mm handlebar rise, 820 mm width, 0-degree stem rise, 45mm stem length|
|Bartape / Grips||BONTRAGER|
|Seatpost||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9Â mm, 550 mm length|
|Saddle||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width|
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