2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS Reviews

2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS

The Trek Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS is a lightweight electric mountain bike praised for its performance on the trail.

It has been awarded the Design & Innovation Award 2023 for combining the nimble handling of an analog mountain bike with the motor support of an e-bike.

2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS

2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS
2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS

The frame of the Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS is constructed from Trek’s OCLV mountain carbon.

It features a removable battery, internal cable routing, aluminum bell crank, seat tube diameter of 34.9 mm, mount for an upper chain guide, 55 mm chain line, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, UDH, and 140 mm travel.

The bike weighs 40.7 lbs and has an MSRP of $13,999. It has a RockShox Lyrik Ultimate fork and 29″ Carbon wheels.

The Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS has been compared to the Specialized S-Works Turbo Kenevo SL, which is similarly priced but leans more towards enduro riding and racing.

It has also been compared to the Specialized Levo SL and Orbea’s Rise, offering lighter-weight e-mountain bikes. However, the Fuel EXe is said to be one of the best examples of a lighter-weight eMTB out there.

Trek Fuel EX 9.9 XX1 AXS Specs
Frame Material OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel
Fork RockShox Pike Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC2 damper, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Ultimate, 140mm travel
Shock Fox Factory Float X2, 2-position remote, Kashima Coat, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm
Groupset SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, 12-speed
Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, wireless
Brakes SRAM G2 Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes, 200mm front / 180mm rear rotors
Crankset SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS, DUB, 32T alloy ring, Boost
Cassette SRAM XG-1299 Eagle, 10-52T
Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
Wheelset Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29×2.6″ front, 29×2.4″ rear
Saddle Bontrager Arvada Pro, carbon rails, 138mm width
Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degrees, 50mm length
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, internal routing, 31.6mm

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