Trek Fuel EX 9 29 - 2016

Mixing 29-inch wheels to the ever-popular Fuel EX just adds fuel to the fire. Trek's Fuel EX 9 29 is done right with an Alpha aluminum frame and confidence-inspiring G2 geometry. Frame stiffness translates into better handling, so you're eq ...(Read More)

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Mixing 29-inch wheels to the ever-popular Fuel EX just adds fuel to the fire. Trek's Fuel EX 9 29 is done right with an Alpha aluminum frame and confidence-inspiring G2 geometry. Frame stiffness translates into better handling, so you're equipped with an E2 head tube and SRAM's Boost hub spacing. For suspension, Fox throws down an awesome 130mm 34 Float fork and Trek teams up with Fox for the Float RE:aktiv rear shock—it's amazing supple, yet remarkably controlled. The squish is translated through Trek's ABP and Full Floater rear end that keeps your rear wheel tracking over chunder, even during full-on braking. The trail-focused build includes SRAM X1 gearing, XT discs, a Reverb Stealth dropper post, and tough, tubeless-ready SRAM wheels. Pay attention, the fire's getting hot.

Trek’s premium lightweight aluminum is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Trek’s Alpha Platinum aluminum are hydroformed to create the most sophisticated shapes for the lightest weight, and are finished using their smooth-weld process.

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 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.
Trek's EVO rocker link is a one-piece, magnesium linkage that drastically increases rear-end stiffness and decreases total frame weight, too.
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 G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.

Specs

Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum, G2 geometry, 120mm-travel
Fork Fox Performance Series 34 Float FIT, 130mm-travel
Rear Shock Fox Performance Series Float EVOL, RE:Aktiv
Rims/Wheels SRAM Roam 30, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, 29 x 2.3
Crankset SRAM X1
Chainrings 32T
Rear Derailleur SRAM X1 Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM XG-1150, 11-speed: 10-42
Shifters SRAM X1
Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite lock-on
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp
Brake Levers Shimano Deore XT
Brakes Shimano Deore XT disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper

Videos

RE:aktiv: All-new mountain bike suspension technology

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5.0

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile  (2)
  • Durable  (2)
  • Lightweight 
  • Motors Over Stuff 
  • Motors 

Cons

  • None at all 

Best Uses

  • Up Down And Between 
  • Trail riding 
  • Climbing 
  • Downhill 
  • Mountain Biking 
  • Varied terrain 

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5

Fantastic Bike!!

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from Barbados, Caribbean

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Fast and Smooth Ride
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • None at all

Best Uses

  • Varied terrain
  • Climbing
  • Trail riding
  • Mountain Biking
  • Downhill

Comments:

I ride mostly trails with rocks, roots, ruts, loose mud, ups, downs, tight turns and this bike loves it. I have not encountered anything in my rides that this bike doesn't handle with ease. Bought it slightly used from a guy who bought it from Cycle World and absolutely love this bike. Excellent bike right out of the box.

5

This bike ROCKS!

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from Lexington, KY

About Me

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Holy Cow
  • Motors
  • Motors Over Stuff
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Up Down And Between

    Comments:

    I have owned the last 3 generations of the EX9, all 26" wheels, and thought that was the way it was meant to be. Trek proved me wrong when they released this bike. It just plain does things better than the 26" versions did, flow, traction, climbing, hammering. It's just better. If I could only afford the carbon.

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