Fuel EX 9.7 is our most affordable full suspension carbon trail bike. It pairs a lightweight, smooth-riding frame with a beefy 140mm FOX 36 fork, SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, and powerful 4-piston brakes for a fast, fun mountain bike that’s a ripper now, and ripe for upgrades later.
Why you’ll love it
- Don’t confuse Fuel EX 9.7 with other value carbon models on the market—this bike provides an outstanding frame and suspension, with a workhorse drivetrain and wheels.
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a handy spot to stow flat fixing supplies or gear.
- Bigger, stiffer 36mm fork stanchions won’t flex, so you can push harder with more precise, confident steering that helps you stay on your line.
- RE:aktiv is smarter, more efficient suspension. It gives you firm pedaling support that instantly gives way over bumps.
- 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.