Showcase Saturday – Trek Fuel Ex 9.8

This weeks Showcase Saturday bike is a beautiful Trek Fuel EX in 18.5″ with special Project One paint.

It’s right for you if…


You like going fast, getting rowdy and clearing every obstacle on the first try. You want a single bike that can handle any trail, with high-quality parts, a carbon frame, and dialled suspension for everything from burly technical descents to single-track and even XC races.

The tech

A light and stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Elite 30 wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for instant engagement, a 2×11 Shimano XT drivetrain, SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc brakes, a 130 mm FOX Performance 34 Float fork and a FOX Performance Float shock featuring Trek’s exclusive RE:aktiv damper. Plus, a Bontrager Drop Line dropper post and a 35 mm Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar.

The final word

The Fuel EX 9.8 is the definitive mountain bike, and a great choice if you’re going to invest in a single bike for all kinds of terrain. A carbon frame, quality parts build and advanced suspension make it an outstanding all-around mountain bike for every kind of trail.

This bike is on at a bargain price, its ex-demo, but has had very little use. Cranks and mainframe unmarked. All bearings and pivots are perfect.

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