Fuel EX 9.8 XT is an all-around trail bike that blends the light, smooth ride of a carbon frame with upgraded parts made for hard rides. Decked out with 150mm of front and 140mm rear FOX Performance suspension, you'll be ready to float through the chunder, while carbon wheels keep you tracking through rowdy terrain. A Shimano XT drivetrain tops things off for precise shifting for power on descents and relief on long climbs.
You're chasing long flowy and technical descents, and want to pedal back to the top for more, lap after lap. You want the vibration damping benefits of a carbon frame and carbon wheels, plus upgraded suspension that smooths out the rough and rowdy.
A light and stiff carbon frame with a full FOX Performance suspension package that smooths out rowdy rock gardens and root latices. Plus, carbon wheels that keep your setup light, while a Shimano XT drivetrain for smooth shifting and brake modulation. Finally, you'll find adjustable geometry and in-frame storage for keeping your setup dialed just for you.
Fuel EX 9.8 is the culmination of years of trail riding and progression, with longer front end geometry for tackling steeper and hairier descents, and a steeper seat tube to keep you perched on climbs. It's equipped with the cherry-picked components you want, like upgraded suspension, carbon wheels, and a Shimano XT drivetrain.
- You'll get the light weight and vibration damping benefits of a full carbon frame, and geometry built to handle anything
- 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
- 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: X-Small frames get 27.5" wheels, Small frames get to choose between 27.5" or 29", and sizes Medium and up get 29" wheels
|FRAME SIZE||X-Small||Small 27.5||Small 29||Medium||Medium/Large||Large||X-Large||XX-Large|
|WHEEL SIZE (in)||27.5||27.5||29||29||29||29||29||29|
|FRAME REACH (mm)||400.2||430.2||425||450||470||485||515||545|
|EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE (mm)||516.2||550.5||553.8||584.1||607.4||626.9||661.8||696.6|
|SEAT TUBE (mm)||360||380||380||410||420||435||470||500|
|SEAT TUBE ANGLE (°)||70.8||70.8||70.8||70.8||70.8||70.8||70.8||70.8|
|EFFECTIVE SEAT TUBE ANGLE (°)||78.6||78.2||78.6||78.2||77.5||77.2||76.6||76|
|FRAME STACK (mm)||574.1||574.1||612.3||616.8||616.8||621.3||634.9||648.4|
|HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm)||95||95||95||100||100||105||120||135|
|HEAD TUBE ANGLE (°)||64.5||64.5||64.5||64.5||64.5||64.5||64.5||64.5|
|FORK AXLE-TO-CROWN (mm)||533||533||561||561||561||561||561||561|
|BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT (mm)||332||332||335||335||335||335||335||335|
|BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm)||25||25||38||38||38||38||38||38|
|CHAINSTAY LENGTH (mm)||435||435||435||435||440||440||445||450|
137 - 155 cm
4'6" - 5'1"
64 - 73 cm
25" - 29"
153 - 167 cm
5'0" - 5'6"
72 - 79 cm
28" - 31"
161 - 172 cm
5'3" - 5'8"
76 - 81 cm
30" - 32"
166 - 179 cm
5'5" - 5'10"
77 - 84 cm
30" - 33"
177 - 188 cm
5'10" - 6'2"
83 - 88 cm
33" - 35"
186 - 196 cm
6'1" - 6'5"
87 - 92 cm
34" - 36"
195 - 203 cm
6'5" - 6'8"
92 - 95 cm
36" - 37"
Due to supply-chain issues, specs are subject to change without notice.
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, Mino Link adjustable geometry, adjustable leverage rate, guided internal routing, magnesium rocker link, 34.9mm seat tube, ISCG 05, 55mm chainline, BSA 73, downtube guard, shuttle guard, ABP, UDH, Boost148, 140mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 150mm travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 185mm x 55mm|
Front: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
XS, S: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
S - XL: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
|Rims||Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Rapid Drive 108, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
XS, S: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.50''
Rear: S - XL: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50''
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB-MT501 BSA|
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8120, 30T, 55mm chainline, 170mm length|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12 speed|
|Brakes||Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc|
XS - XL: Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180mm
M - XL: Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 203mm
XS, S: Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 27.5mm handlebar rise, 820mm width, 0 degree stem rise, 35mm stem length
M - XL: Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 27.5mm handlebar rise, 820mm width, 0 degree stem rise, 45mm stem length
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on|
|Headset||Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom, angle adjust cup compatible|
XS, S: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 345mm length
M - ML: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 440mm length
L: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 485mm length
XL: Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm, 550mm length
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
* Subject to change without notice.