Fuel EX 9.8 is a hard-charging trail bike with a light and stiff carbon frame that's smooth, 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 customizable. 150mm front and 140mm 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, rock-gobbling premium suspension, and appreciate when you can keep your setup 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 tires so you can spend less time fixing flats. Finally, you'll find adjustable geometry and in-frame storage for keeping your setup dialed just for you.
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 groupset, with wireless AXS shifting
- With the adjustable angle headset (angled cups sold separately) and Mino Link, you can choose from six different geometry configurations
- Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch
- Sizes Small – X-Large: 29-inch
|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
Rear: 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''
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|
Front: Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180mm
Rear: 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.