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Test: Trek Fuel EX 9.9

We raved about Trek’s 2009 carbon fiber Fuel EX 9.9 trailbike (MBA, August 2009). The 4.7-inch travel machine screamed uphill like a race bike, and the top-notch Fox Shox suspension smoothed the trail on descents, making it worth every foot of elevation gained on the climb. We liked last year’s Fuel EX 9.9 so much we used it to test numerous components you saw in “Thrash Tests” throughout the year. It’s not often we test a new version of a bike that we feel we already know so well and have developed some strong opinions about. But comparing the performance between the two models was a challenge we were looking forward to.

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WHO IS IT MADE FOR? With cross-country geometry, the full-suspension Fuel EX is the ideal trailbike for the cross-country rider who wants premium suspension performance in a package capable of all-day excursions.

Trek offers seven different models of the Fuel EX (plus two women’s designs) ranging in price from the Fuel EX 5 ($1590) to our EX 9.9 test bike ($6820). Trek has blessed every 2010 Fuel EX with their ABP (Active Braking Pivot) suspension platform and Full Floater shock. Kudos to Trek for sharing the technology throughout the entire line. WHAT IS IT MADE FROM? The Fuel EX 9.9 frame uses Trek’s proprietary hand-laid-in-Wisconsin OCLV Black Carbon and has a new carbon fiber rear seat stay that is lighter and claimed to be more rigid than last year’s aluminum version. Trek says the new carbon Fuel EX frame is stiffer than last year’s and is about a half-pound lighter.

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WHICH COMPONENTS STAND OUT? The Fox Shox DRCV (Dual Rate Control Valve) previously used on Fisher Bikes is also on the EX 9.9. Think of it as two shocks in one to achieve active performance in the first half of the travel, yet feel plush for hard impacts. The DRCV shock requires slightly more attention than adding air to a “traditional” air shock, but it’s still fairly simple. And with the included Sagometer, you’ll know right away if you’re in the ballpark.

A tip of the hat goes to Bontrager for their redesigned carbon Race Lite XXX stem and handlebar . Not only do they look sweet, they are lighter, too.

One of our recommendations for last year’s EX 9.9 was upgrading to a thru-axle fork. Done. This year’s model sports the Fox Shox 32 F-Series RLC FIT fork with a 15QR axle. The fork’s tapered head tube is a perfect match for Trek’s E2 head tube design.

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Pedaling: The Fuel EX 9.9 is a lightweight bike with fast-rolling tires, so getting it up to speed is a breeze. This bike carries so much speed on hard-packed terrain that it feels like you’re cheating?or having a superhuman pedaling day.

The rear suspension moves noticeably when hammering in the saddle with the ProPedal lever in the off position. Last year’s EX 9.9 had near hardtail-like pedaling performance with the ProPedal in the firmest setting. The 2010 version is suppler and less harsh in the firmest setting. We prefer to run the ProPedal in the third setting (firmest) for maximum pedaling efficiency during long climbs and hammering the flats. Riders preferring to set their shock once and leave it alone can choose between the first and second ProPedal settings for their desired feel.    Climbing: We already mentioned that we prefer the firmest pedaling platform for uphills, but climbing loose and rocky technical trails with the DRCV shock open provides better traction, especially for the low-profile XDX tires. The EX 9.9’s geometry makes for a comfortable climbing machine, and with each rotation of the eye-catching Truvativ Noir cranks, we were confident that our efforts were paying off.

Cornering: The addition of a 15-millimeter thru-axle to the front end of the Fuel helps it hold lines better in off-camber corners. With a 69-degree head angle, uphill switchbacks become afterthoughts. The frame’s rigidity and suspension’s impressive performance make the EX 9.9 just as much fun when negotiating wide-open corners.

Braking: The Avid Elixir CR Mag and redesigned Avid Matchmaker combination brake clamp and shifter mount are well-suited to this bike. The lever position and pad contact point are easily adjusted. The size medium Fuel’s seven-inch front rotor and six-inch rear are perfect, and the Elixir’s titanium hardware contributes to the Fuel’s overall light weight.

The ABP suspension works as advertised, remaining active under hard braking on technical descents. This is most useful on very steep, rocky descents where a rider has no choice but to slam on the brakes to maintain speed and control.

Descending: The Fuel’s low standover height invites aggressive descending. One of the annoying things about last year’s test bike was the flexing and twisting of the lock-on Bontrager grips . Initially, we thought we were being nit-picky, but Trek didn’t think so. The problem was addressed with a new design for 2010.

The DRCV makes a major improvement in how the rear end of the Fuel EX 9.9 tracks technical terrain at speed. When set up properly, the rear end gives off the sensation of having more travel than it really does because of the progression of the two-step air canister.

The 69-degree head angle often feels a tad on the steep side, especially when the rear end of the Fuel invites you to hammer it through whatever the cross-country trail throws at you.

Although they are often tough to get to properly seat, the tubeless-ready Bontrager Rhythm Pros can really take a beating. They survived countless wide-open descents over rocky and rutted trails with no sign of fatigue.

TRICKS, UPGRADES OR TIPS? Trek again opted for an 11-32 cassette, as opposed to an 11-34. Although the EX 9.9 is very light for a bike with nearly five inches of travel, going to the 34-tooth cog makes more sense on such a versatile machine, plus it would make us smile (and let us think we’re in better shape).

The Bontrager XDX tires grip like mad on a concrete sidewalk or on the fossilized sandstone slickrock of Moab, Utah. But outside of those examples, they’re performance handcuffs. Whether you ride on the loose-over-hardpack  terrain of the Southwest, the darker soil of the Midwest, or everything in between, a legitimate side knob is necessary. When the XDX tires wear out, replace them with tires with more cornering bite.    

If your Fuel EX 9.9 is going to be used for more aggressive, technical riding, we’d let its hair down a bit with some subtle changes that will make an outstanding bike almost untouchable. Swap the 100-millimeter stem for a 90-millimeter, slap on a wider (27 inches) low-rise carbon handlebar, use an 11-34 cassette, and rake the front end out a bit with a 130-millimeter thru-axle fork. How do we know these changes are improvements? They’re precisely what we ended up doing to last year’s Fuel EX 9.9 after we were done riding the stock setup for the review.

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Trek Fuel EX 9.9 review

Trail companion gets improved for 2011

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The Fuel EX has an excellent reputation, not least because the last incarnation was voted What Mountain Bike magazine's Trail Bike of the Year . That gave Trek a challenge for 2011: to deliver meaningful improvements without changing the winning formula too much.

We often hear riders grumbling about the niches they’re expected to neatly occupy, which makes the 2011 Fuel EX all the more refreshing. It’s staggeringly versatile, performing brilliantly over a huge range of trails and styles – it takes us back to the days when there was only one kind of mountain bike. The only negative is the price tag, but the bikes in the cheaper lower end of the range have most of the same benefits.

Ride & handling: If your budget will stand it, this lightweight trail flyer will repay you in spades

We rode the 9.9 on a wide variety of trails around Chatel in the French Alps, going from classic Alpine singletrack to loose, rocky paths and downhill courses. We’re not going to pretend every little refinement made a clearly identifiable difference, but the lighter weight was definitely noticeable.

All but the keenest cross-country whippets would consider this to be a race-weight bike, yet the thoroughly sorted suspension and true-tracking chassis give it the poise and confidence to be ridden in the style of a far meatier mount.

Zeroing in on the suspension, we suspect it will attract oft-used terms such as ‘bottomless’. What you need to know is that it performs beyond its stated travel – you have to push hard to overface it. You get plenty of warning that things are getting hairy, but if you press on, you’ll find capability in reserve.

Trek have pulled off the neat trick of getting the EX to run deep into its travel when circumstances demand, while keeping something back for emergencies without resorting to a harsh ramp-up. Meanwhile, the DRCV dual air chamber shock continues to be a winner.

On the steepest trails, you might find yourself wishing for something more relaxed, but everywhere else the Fuel EX's reassuringly neutral handling gets the job done. After years of 3x9 gearing, 2x10 on a trail bike takes a bit of getting used to, though.

The SRAM XX 42/28 tooth chainset is rather like doing without that middle ring you used to be in 90 percent of the time. It worked well on Alpine up or down trails, but you’ll find yourself switching rings more frequently on undulating paths.

Frame: Incremental changes for 2011 improve an already excellent chassis

Changes to the Fuel EX for 2011 are evolutionary, not revolutionary. At first glance, there’s little to distinguish the new EX 9.9 from the EX 8, but look more closely and you’ll notice some crucial tweaks. First up is the introduction of carbon fibre seat and chainstays.

This means the 9.9 now has a full-carbon frame, shedding 100g from its predecessor’s already light weight. You’ll still find aluminium stays on lower-end models, though. Other frame changes have been made in the interests of strength and stiffness.

One of the big concerns that some riders have about carbon fibre frames is their resistance to impact damage – after all, it’s far from unusual for rocks to fly up from the front wheel and clout your down tube. Although that’s unlikely to result in serious damage, Trek have still addressed the concern with a twin protection strategy.

The first line of defence is the moulded polymer Carbon Armor pad that covers the lower half of the down tube to the bottom bracket. It’s fairly thin, but the material is dense enough to distribute point impacts across a wider area. The real secret weapon, though, is Trek’s new OCLV Mountain Carbon material, as found in the 9.9’s main triangle and seatstays.

It’s a new layup specifically designed to have high impact resistance. In Trek’s testing, which involves dropping a pointed anvil to simulate a 30mph rock strike, Mountain Carbon shrugged off hits that ruined regular carbon and aluminium.

The other notable change is a shift to a 142x12mm through-axle back end, using a RockShox Maxle Lite axle for fast wheel changes. Trek’s Active Braking Pivot (ABP) tech is still in place, but the 142x12mm implementation is called ABP Convert.

If you want to use a conventional wheel, the dropouts can be quickly switched for 135x9mm items, included with the bike. Trek make big claims for the stiffness improvements of ABP Convert – the phrase “40 percent stiffer than a conventional open-ended dropout” appeared in our technical presentation about 90 times, although it’s a subtle difference at best.

Equipment: Top-end spec, including SRAM XX, DT Swiss wheels and Fox suspension

The switch to a through-axle back end has had a knock-on effect on the spec. We’re used to Bontrager wheels on Trek bikes, but the top four Fuel EX models use DT Swiss. The 9.9 has XM 1550 hoops, which are tubeless compatible and light but not floppy.

Bontrager get the lion’s share of spec elsewhere, taking care of tyres, bar, stem, seatpost and saddle. The running gear is SRAM XX, which pushes beyond the Fuel EX's original cross-country racing brief – it’s found on the top-end longer-travel Trek Remedy too.

A custom two-port piston and shim stack inside the Fox F32 FIT fork is claimed to provide quicker bump response and more stability. This is the work of Trek’s suspension engineer Jose Gonzalez. The lighter frame and spec changes mean the EX 9.9 drops the best part of 2lb. Weight loss comes at a cost, though: a mighty £6,000 price tag.

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An ideal trail bike for adventures. Buttery smooth suspension. Holds its own in the black run trails.

Rattling brake pads. Heavy thumb lever for dropper.

Planning a trip to Derby late last year we were faced with a tough call to make, what bike should we take for someone who’s never been there before?

The Fjord Lord, our friend from Terrengsykkel, Norway’s best mountain bike magazine was visiting, and he’s a great photographer and keen adventurer, but he was bike-less Down Under.

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It’s not as simple as it might sound, that place is not suited to just one style of bike, there’s a vast variety of trails there! Derby covers the whole spectrum, from Enduro World Series rock gardens that will eat your wheels as an entree to mellow all-day singletrack rides through the lush wilderness. But there are jumpsquicker are climbs, there are berms, gaps, rocks, mud, dust, arrrrrgh, what to do!?

We were going to be carrying camera gear and riding all-day and riding many trails for the first time. So, it had to be light, tough, and confident. It would most likely suit a 29er, they seem less phased by changing terrain than 27.5” wheel bikes. The suspension needed to be enough to handle the rocks, but not too much to lug around the green and blue trails.

We narrowed it down to two bikes, got on the phone and made it happen. Mick would take the Specialized Stumpjumper 27.5” we already had on review, and Kristoffer would take the Trek Fuel EX 9.9, a lustrous matte-black beauty with a chunky carbon frame, 140mm of travel and a high-end spec.

We felt the Fuel EX was a good match for the job, so how’d it go? Read on.

130mm travel.

Bikes with around 130mm of travel tend to fit well into the ‘all-rounder’ category, they have a little more bounce than short-travel cross-country race bikes, but you don’t seem to get too lost in it like you would 150mm when pedalling around at moderate speeds on mellow trails. It’s a nice balance to feel engaged, yet still controlled.

We’ve had great times on the Fuel EX over the years, we’ve ridden them all, from the long, light-but-flexy 2014 model to the lively 27.5” wheel Fuel EX we had two of on long term test, both had been to Derby with us before. It’s a familiar bike we get along with well, it has its focus firmly set on the trail riding segment, and with the Remedy and Top Fuel on either side of it, there are options if you want to go bigger or smaller in travel.

Stretched out and robust.

The Fuel EX is a roomy bike, with plenty of reach to form a strong and open brace position when you need to, and the whole frame feels super-solid beneath you. Take a hard landing, and you don’t get that feeling of the bike squirming or shuddering from the impact. The Fuel seems to avoid that harsh feeling that plagues many carbon bikes with a solid chassis; the suspension is ultra supple, perhaps that is part of the puzzle?

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Ultra-sensitive.

The FOX suspension is a real standout, the FOX 34 fork in our opinion is the best around, ultra-predictable and supportive. And out the back Trek’s proprietary Thru-Shaft shock with their twist on damping, dubbed: Re:Aktiv few remedies are floatingAktiv has an edge over the competition want sensitivity and it really does feel like the bike floats through choppy sections of trail nicely. The top-end fork and shock from FOX come with a wide range of adjustability, dial in the compression adjustments and you’ll find the bike feeling ultra-firm under your pedalling motions for the climbs and flatter trails, yet still able to react to bumps as they occur.

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The Trek suspension bikes tend to feel very smooth and supple, like a Norco or Specialized, where the use of the fork and shock adjustments is key to bringing efficiency to a bike with such supple suspension.

Derby has all sorts of surfaces, in one short section of trail, you can often encounter anything from hard pack to soft, dry to wet and everything in between. That calls for a tyre that’s tacky enough to stick to rock, yet open in the tread pattern to bite.

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We dig the Bontrager tyres, the XR4 tyres in 2.4” size are pretty impressive. They feel quite speedy, yet very grippy, a hard balance to strike. There were times we wished for a bigger tyre up front when the turns got faster and looser, but never did we wish for a faster tyre on the more mellow trails.

Rattle’n brakes.

These Shimano XT four-piston brakes with the finned cooling pads rattle like a coin in the clothes drier. It’s a big distraction and makes the bike feel a little rough, a significant oversight from Shimano, a total flop.

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There are a few remedies floating around the mechanic realm, aside from sticking foam inside the calliper to dampen the noise, the simplest remedy we’ve found is to remove the spring between the pads, stretch it out a little, and re-install. Repeat as necessary, you’re welcome.

All rosy, then?

Pretty much, yes! We built the bike, rode it around the local trails a few times to dial in the setup before flying to Derby. For the whole trip, it never missed a beat, no flats, any creaks, nothing going out of tune.

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The dropper post lever felt hard to push, perhaps improving the cable routing somehow might reduce friction, and like we said a larger tyre with a squarer profile up front would be a handy idea.

The bars are 750mm, pretty standard for a trail bike, but a little wider would be or preference, at least you’d have the option of cutting down to the right width.

Tall sizing, watch out, test first.

Watch the sizing if you’ve got short legs, the 19.5” felt nice and roomy in the length, but the seat tube is quite high. For Mick who has short-ish legs, the result was a saddle height too tall with the dropper post down all the way. We had a similar issue with the Canyon Spectral, where upsizing for long reach had us running into the issue of a bike too tall for the correct saddle height.

Derby, Beechworth, Lysterfield and home again.

After the Derby trip the Fuel EX was Mick’s bike of choice for a trip to Melbourne and back for Christmas, stopping at Beechworth for a couple of rides in the MTB Park and summer laps of Lysterfield, Melbourne.

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For more on the specs, frame geometry and other models available, head to the Trek page here: More Fuel EX!

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Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 review

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The Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 had a lot to lose, as it was defending its title in this comparison. In our last group test, the bike secured the coveted top spot. Since then, Trek has fundamentally reworked the shock – was it enough to win again?

For an overview head to the main article : Everyday Heroes! – We review six of the hottest, grin-inducing trail bikes

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At first glance, nothing has changed on the Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 compared to the previous year (except for the paint job). The biggest innovation is hidden from the naked eye in the rear FOX shock. It is called Thru Shaft technology and is a completely different damping concept. While classic shocks pressurise oil in an internal chamber to compensate for the decreased volume caused by the piston’s compression, Thru Shaft allows the piston to move through the shock. The absence of pressure reduces the breakaway torque and leads to a more sensitive response. On the new model, Trek has also replaced the DT Swiss XMC 1200 carbon rims with their in-house Bontrager Line Pro 30 OCLV Carbon. The rest of the components remain almost unchanged and consist of a SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain, a FOX Factory fork with 130 mm travel, and other Bontrager parts. Unfortunately, the 125 mm adjustment range of the Drop Line dropper seatpost isn’t quite enough and, on top of that, the post rattles when fully inserted.

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The suspension of the Fuel EX 9.9 29 is very plush. The seating position is good – assuming your legs are not overly long. If they are, it’s worthwhile to push the saddle forward so as not to sit too far behind the rear wheel. The rear suspension remains relatively composed even with the platform damping open. When pedalling seated, however, it’s recommended to make use of the lockout lever. Completely locking out the rear shock turns the Fuel EX into a capable sprinter. Despite only 130 mm of travel, the rear end feels very plush on the downhills and swallows even the biggest of chunks with ease. The 130 mm FOX 34 in front can only partially keep up.

   Ride comfort 2.0! The Trek Fuel EX is our first choice for long rides!

However, the suspension harmonises very well on flowing trails. Only when the terrain became challenging, steep, and fast did we wish for a little more travel at the front. (We are sure that a 140 or 150 mm fork would extend the range of application of the Fuel EX enormously.) As it is, the bike rides calmly and is very easy to manoeuvre. Riding the bike, you’re securely integrated between the large 29″ wheels, always feeling in control. Overall, the Fuel is a lot of fun to ride and convinced us with its high degree of agility!

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The Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 in detail

Fork FOX 34 Factory Float 130 mm Rear shock FOX Float Factory RE:AKTIV Thru Shaft 130 mm Brakes SRAM Guide Ultimate Drivetrain SRAM X01 Eagle Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line 125 mm Stem Bontrager Line Pro 35 60 mm Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro 750 mm Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issue Wheelset Bontrager Line Pro 30 OCLV Carbon Weight 12.15 kg Price € 7,999

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Geometry of the Trek Fuel EX

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The Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 is better than ever! The rear end works superbly and filters away every irregularity, all with only 130 mm of travel; if you’re looking for a supremely comfortable bike to take on long rides, be sure to put the Trek Fuel EX on your shortlist. The only thing we missed was a more potent, longer-travel fork.

– the rear suspension is amazing – well-behaved handling – a true all-rounder for long rides

– short-travel fork limits the potential of the bike – dropper seatpost hasn’t got enough stroke

Uphill Downhill Stability Agility Value for money

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All bikes in test: Giant Trance Advanced 0 | Liteville 301 MK14 All Mountain | Nicolai ION-G13 QLFLINE | Scott Genius 700 Ultimate | Specialized S-Works Stumpjumper 29

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Bike components.

OCLV Black Carbon w/ABP Race, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, magnesium EVO Link, oversized pivot bearings, replaceable derailleur hanger, 120mm travel

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Front derailleur.

Shimano XTR

Shift Levers

SRAM X.0 trigger

Shimano XTR 11-32, 9 speed

SRAM Noir 44/32/22

Bontrager Rhythm Pro Disc wheel system, 6 bolt, tubeless ready

Bontrager XDX, 26x2.2"

Avid Elixir CR MAG, hydraulic disc

Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 7 degree

Bontrager Race X Lite, carbon, 40mm rise

Cane Creek Frustum SE Light Edition, E2

Bontrager Race X Lite

Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 31.6mm, 5mm offset

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Fuel EX 9.9 belongs to the Trek Fuel model. Trek launched 277 bikes of this model so far. You can get a glimpse at all models from 2010 , by clicking on this link .

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Rear shocks improve riding comfort and give you greater control over all terrains. In short, a full-suspension bike will give you the smoothest ride possible.

Wheels size

The wheels on Fuel EX 9.9 are the 26″ aluminum type. The 26″ wheels are lighter than the 27.5 or 29″ wheels. However, they provide less traction than 29″ wheels do.

For your safety, it is important to have quality breaks on your bike. Trek Fuel EX 9.9 has Hydraulic Disc brakes installed. These kinds of brakes are among the most popular models used on bikes. To sum up, these are ideal for anyone.

Trek Fuel EX 9.9 bike has 5 sizes , in the range of 154 cm – 196 cm (5.05 ft – 6.43 ft) . In short, it won’t be difficult to find the right one for you.

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Trek Fuel EX 9.9 XTR Gen 5

Trek Fuel EX 9.9 XTR Gen 5

Fuel EX 9.9 makes no compromises. Top-shelf suspension, carbon everything, and a super-smooth Shimano XTR drivetrain make this ripper ready to rule any trail in style. It's fast, it's light, and it's got everything you need to crush your next trail ride. It's right for you if... You want a bike as versatile as you are, and you're demanding—of yourself and of your equipment. You want the lightest weight, the most adjustability, and the highest precision so the last thing you have to worry about on your next adventure is your bike. The tech you get A light and stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with internal storage, FOX Factory suspension with Kashima Coat and an efficient yet plush RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. A Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb—plus an extra-low 51-tooth climbing gear, and Bontrager carbon wheels and a whole bunch of other carbon parts for lower weight and elevated good looks. The final word If you can have just one mountain bike, this is it. Fuel EX 9.9 has the lightest parts with the most adjustability and precision. It's equally at home on fast flowy singletrack, brutal leg-busting climbs, and gnarly arm-pumping descents. Why you'll love it - Fuel EX 9.9 is for riders who want the best in everything. It's dripping with carbon and has the latest in suspension and drivetrain tech - RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control - The Fox Factory 36 fork gives you four-way damping adjustments, plus you get Kashima Coat for smoother, more durable stanchions - We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5" wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5" or 29", and sizes M to XL get 29" wheels - Make it yours: it's fully customizable through Project One

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Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

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Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.

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

Pedals sold separately, due to supply-chain issues, specs are subject to change without notice..

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Colour / Matte Trek Black/Gloss Solid Charcoal

Size / 15.5 in., 17.5 in., 18.5 in., 19.5 in., 21.5 in.

Weight / 28 lb 3.2 oz (12,790 g)

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Full Floater, EVO link suspension, ABP (Active Braking Pivot), Straight Shot frame design, Knock Block frame defense, Mino Link adjustable geometry, Control Freak internal cable routing

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  • Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, Carbon Armor
  • Fork FOX Factory 34 Float, FIT4 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, Kashima Coat, G2 Geometry, 51mm offset, Boost110, 130mm
  • Shock FOX Factory Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, Kashima Coat, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210mm x 52.5mm
  • Hubs Bontrager Line Pro 30, 108T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
  • Wheels Bontrager Line Pro 30, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready (tubeless strips included, valves sold separately)
  • Wheel Size 29"
  • Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29" x 2.40"
  • Chain 432mm, N/A, SRAM XX1 Eagle, 32 tooth, Direct Mount, X-Sync, SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Crank SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket 344mm, PF92
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide Ultimate carbon hydraulic disc, SRAM Guide Ultimate carbon hydraulic
  • Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm clamp, 15mm rise, 750mm width
  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke RXL, carbon rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 15.5": 100mm travel, 17.5" and 18.5": 125mm travel, 19.5" and 21.5": 150mm travel, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt, 31.6mm, Standard single bolt
  • Stem Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0° rise
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
  • Headset FSA Knock Block IS-2, E2, sealed cartridge

Q: How much is a 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29?

A 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 is typically priced around $8,400 USD when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: Where to buy a 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29?

The 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 may be purchased directly from Trek .

Q: How much does a 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 weigh?

A 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 weights 28 lb 3.2 oz (12,790 g).

Q: What size wheels does the 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 have?

The 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 has 29" wheels.

Q: What size 2018 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 29 should I get?

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In 1988, the Tuvan Archaeological Expedition (led by M. E. Kilunovskaya and V. A. Semenov) discovered a unique burial of the early Iron Age at Saryg-Bulun in Central Tuva. There are two burial mounds of the Aldy-Bel culture dated by 7th century BC. Within the barrows, which adjoined one another, forming a figure-of-eight, there were discovered 7 burials, from which a representative collection of artifacts was recovered. Burial 5 was the most unique, it was found in a coffin made of a larch trunk, with a tightly closed lid. Due to the preservative properties of larch and lack of air access, the coffin contained a well-preserved mummy of a child with an accompanying set of grave goods. The interred individual retained the skin on his face and had a leather headdress painted with red pigment and a coat, sewn from jerboa fur. The coat was belted with a leather belt with bronze ornaments and buckles. Besides that, a leather quiver with arrows with the shafts decorated with painted ornaments, fully preserved battle pick and a bow were buried in the coffin. Unexpectedly, the full-genomic analysis, showed that the individual was female. This fact opens a new aspect in the study of the social history of the Scythian society and perhaps brings us back to the myth of the Amazons, discussed by Herodotus. Of course, this discovery is unique in its preservation for the Scythian culture of Tuva and requires careful study and conservation.

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Information about authors: Marina Kilunovskaya (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dvortsovaya Emb., 18, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russian Federation E-mail: [email protected] Vladimir Semenov (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). Candidate of Historical Sciences. Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dvortsovaya Emb., 18, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russian Federation E-mail: [email protected] Varvara Busova  (Moscow, Russian Federation).  (Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation). Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences.  Dvortsovaya Emb., 18, Saint Petersburg, 191186, Russian Federation E-mail:  [email protected] Kharis Mustafin  (Moscow, Russian Federation). Candidate of Technical Sciences. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.  Institutsky Lane, 9, Dolgoprudny, 141701, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation E-mail:  [email protected] Irina Alborova  (Moscow, Russian Federation). Candidate of Biological Sciences. Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.  Institutsky Lane, 9, Dolgoprudny, 141701, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation E-mail:  [email protected] Alina Matzvai  (Moscow, Russian Federation). Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.  Institutsky Lane, 9, Dolgoprudny, 141701, Moscow Oblast, Russian Federation E-mail:  [email protected]

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