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Trek Fuel EX 9.7 SLX/XT Gen 6

Trek Fuel EX 9.7 SLX/XT Gen 6
  • Color: Crimson
  • Color: Mercury
$4,999.99
$5,849.99
Color: Crimson
Size: Select size
Wheel Size: 29-inch
Please select options Unavailable
In Store / Curbside Pickup Only. Bike Orders are typically ready in 2 – 5 days*. *Bikes may need to be built or transferred from another location. This may add extra processing time.

Details

Fuel EX 9.7 is an all-mountain ripper that rolls in with the best balance of performance and pocket-friendly components, without skimping on the good stuff.

It features a lightweight carbon frame, plus a cherry-picked blend of Shimano SLX and XT components that balance price and ride quality with reliable shifting and durability on the trail.

Fuel EX 9.7 also features the ultra-smooth handling of a FOX 150mm Rhythm 36 Float plus EVOL air spring and GRIP damper for small bump compliance front and a 140mm FOX Performance Float X rear suspension shock.

Finally, you'll find adjustable geometry and in-frame storage for keeping your setup dialed just for you.

Wheel size:
- Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch
- Sizes Small – X-Large: 29-inch

Due to supply-chain issues, specs are subject to change without notice.

Mino Link lets you easily tweak your geometry - both headtube agnle and bottom bracket height at the same time for more nimble or more stable handling.

Angle adjusting headset cups (sold separately) tweak the 64.5-degree headtube angle a degree steeper or slacker to your liking, all without impacting your bottom bracket height (for ground clearance).

Steeper = nimble, slacker = stable

All Trek Fuel EX, aluminium and carbon, come tubeless out of the box. Sealant, valves, and rim stips included.

Ditching the tubes and going tubeless will help you get the most performance out of your tires. There are no tubes to pinch, so you can run lower pressures for better traction, and you get more control and a smoother, faster ride. As an added bonus, a tubeless setup can help seal punctures before they become flats.

Easily adjust suspension progression with just a flip of a chip.

Ride it in the Less progressive setting for a plusher feel perfect for rugged trails loaded with square-edge bumps. Flip it to More progressive when you’re riding fast, hitting big features, and don’t want to bottom out — or if you want to roll with a coil shock.

Geometry Chart:
FRAME SIZEX-SmallSmall 27.5Small 29MediumMedium/LargeLargeX-LargeXX-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
WHEELBASE (mm) 1144.8 1174.8 1185.9 1213 1233.1 1250.2 1286.7 1323.2
STANDOVER (mm) 716.8 723.8 736.8 736.8 741.8 747.8 766.8 773.8
OFFSET (mm) 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44
TRAIL (mm) 121.6 121.6 129.2 129.2 129.2 129.3 129.3 129.3
Sizes:
SizeRider HeightInseam
X-Small

137 - 155 cm

4'6" - 5'1"

64 - 73 cm

25" - 29"

Small

153 - 167 cm

5'0" - 5'6"

72 - 79 cm

28" - 31"

Medium

161 - 172 cm

5'3" - 5'8"

76 - 81 cm

30" - 32"

Medium/Large

166 - 179 cm

5'5" - 5'10"

77 - 84 cm

30" - 33"

Large

177 - 188 cm

5'10" - 6'2"

83 - 88 cm

33" - 35"

X-Large

186 - 196 cm

6'1" - 6'5"

87 - 92 cm

34" - 36"

XX-Large

195 - 203 cm

6'5" - 6'8"

92 - 95 cm

36" - 37"

Specs

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 XS, S: Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel
S - XXL: Fox Rhythm 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
Wheels Front: Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rims Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, threaded external bearing
Crankset Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55mm chainline, 170mm length
Shifters Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12 speed
Chain Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed
Brakes Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 caliper
Rotors Front: Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
Rear: Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203mm
Handlebars XS, S: Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 750mm width
M - XL: Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
Stem XS, S: Bontrager Elite, 35mm, 0 degree, 35mm length
M - XL: Bontrager Elite, 35mm, 0 degree, 45mm length
Headset Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom, angle adjust cup compatible
Seatpost XS, S: TranzX JD-YSP39, 100mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
M, ML: TranzX JD-YSP39, 150mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
L, XL: TranzX JD-YSP39, 170mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width
Pedals Sold Separately
Accessories & Extras Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

* Subject to change without notice.

Videos

volution Underlined: Trek Fuel EX Review | 2022 Fall Field Test

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Crimson / Medium / 29-inch 601842802298 5272095 BIK451685073
Mercury / Large / 29-inch 601842802342 5272090 BIK452084963