Charging trails all day? Exploring some new terrain? Maybe ripping some XC action? Trek's Fuel EX 9 27.5 is ready to light your fire. Its aluminum frame dials up 120mm of travel blessed by the awesomeness of Fox suspension front and rear. You're also equipped with an E2 head tube and a 142x12mm thru-axle in the back for big-time frame stiffness and razor-sharp handling. Climbs are conquered and descents are maximized by SRAM's X1 11-speed gearing and SRAM tubeless-ready 27.5-inch wheels, and keeping your speed in check are Shimano's venerable XT discs. No trail bike should be without a dropper post in our opinion, so you've got an internally routed Reverb for keeping the flow, plus a whole setup of legit Bontrager parts. All this combines to make you just a little smoother, a little faster on every ride. Don't worry, we won't tell.
|Frame||Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum, E2, ABP, PF89.5, 120mm-travel|
|Fork||Fox Performance Series 34 Float FIT4, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Series Float EVOL, RE:Activ|
|Rims/Wheels||SRAM Roam 30|
|Tires||Bontrager XR3 Expert, 27.5 x 2.35 (Front), 27.5 x 2.2 (Rear)|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X1 Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1150, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Race Lite lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore XT|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2|
|Seatpost||RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper|
* Subject to change without notice.