Trek Fuel EXe 9.8 XT Review

  • 9999 €
  • Carbon
  • TQ HPR 50
  • 150 mm
  • 360 WH
  • 140 mm
  • 2023
  • 29"
  • 18,1 kg
The Fuel EXe 9.8 XT is not the first fully in which Trek wants to distinguish itself in the light segment. Unlike the Super Caliber, however, it is clearly more downhill-oriented.
The TQ HPR 50 is not one of the powerhouses on the market. The somewhat low torque engine could use a bit more support, especially on steep climbs. The motor control of TQ conveys a very well-rounded riding experience. The gentle power delivery is an ace up the sleeve of the HPR 50. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the Fuel EXe 9.8 XT , because of its low range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the Fuel EXe 9.8 XT in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (10000) .

A good chassis sits in rugged terrain and generates plenty of traction. That's exactly what the good Rock Shox chassis in the Fuel EXe 9.8 XT hits. When it comes to the brakes, Trek reaches for the top shelf and instals premium brakes with four pistons and 2 millimeter rotors from Shimano. The average shifting components and accessories leave some tuning potential open. For most e-bikers, this should be an acceptable point. When it comes to the geometry, Trek does not go completely crazy. The head tube angle and reach values were chosen with care. The result: A balanced riding behaviour with a good combination of playfulness and straight-line stability. Short chainstays and make the front end light in steep climbs. To keep the front wheel on the ground, you need to consciously lean forward. For the good geometry, the developer team of Trek definitely deserves props. Such a knack for detail in geometry is rarely seen. When I looked at the weight of the complete bike, my jaw actually dropped. With 18,1 kg, the Fuel EXe 9.8 XT is a real lightweight. Especially going downhill, the good geometry of the Fuel EXe 9.8 XT really shines.

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 9999 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Trek Fuel EXe 9.8 XT

The final verdict speaks for itself. The Fuel EXe 9.8 XT is an excellent bike offering plenty of downhill fun.. With 25 years of warranty, nothing stands in the way of a long-term relationship.
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Trek Fuel EXe 9.8 XT Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

Je steiler der Winkel des Sitzrohrs ist, desto effizienter können Sie in die Pedale treten.

SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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15,5
17,5
19,5
21,5
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
-
-
620
629
629
638
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Reach
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-
428
453
483
508
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Top Tube Length
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-
573
60
63
658
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Seat Tube Length
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-
380
410
435
470
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Seat Tube Angle
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-
76,8
76,8
76,8
76,8
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Head Tube Length
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-
10
11
11
12
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Head Tube Angle
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-
64,8
64,8
64,8
64,8
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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-
39
39
39
39
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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-
334
334
334
334
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Chainstay Length
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-
440
440
440
440
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Wheelbase
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-
1188
1217
1247
1276
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Standover Height
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-
726
727
733
753
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  • Motor TQ HPR 50
  • Display LED Display
  • Battery 360
  • Frame fuel exe
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir-Feder, Charger 2.1 RC-Dämpfung, konischer Gabelschaft, 44 mm Vorbiegung, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth-Achse, 150 mm Federweg
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout no
  • Damper RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, 205 x 60 mm
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano XT M8100, 12fach
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, langer Käfig
  • Crank E*thirteen E*spec Plus, 165 mm Kurbelarmlänge
  • Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed
  • Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12fach
  • Brake Set Shimano XT M8120
  • Brake Rotors 200/200
  • Wheel Set Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready
  • Tires Front Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength-Flankenschutz, Aramidwulstkern, 120 TPI, 29 x 2.50
  • Tires Rear Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength-Flankenschutz, Aramidwulstkern, 120 TPI, 29 x 2.50
  • Saddle Bontrager Arvada, Austenitstreben, 138 mm Breite
  • Seat Post Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm Hub, MaxFlow, interne Zugführung, 34,9 mm, 485 mm Länge
  • Handle Bar Bontrager RSL, integrierte Lenker/Vorbau-Einheit, OCLV Carbon, 27,5 mm Rise, 820 mm Breite, Vorbau mit 0 Grad Rise, 45 mm Vorbaulänge
  • Handle Bar Width 820
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