Trek Fuel EX 9.9 Project One

Here it is.

2015 Trek Fuel EX 9.9, in all of it’s Project One glory.

Essential specs:

  • 18.5″ frame, full carbon with magnesium Evo link and carbon armor, in Smoke Red with Platinum logos.
  • Rockshox RS-1 120mm carbon fork with remote lockout.
  • Shimano XTR 1×11 drivetrain, ceramic bottom-bracket and XTR Trail brakes (the 2015 version).
  • Rockshox Reverb stealth dropper post.
  • ENVE 29XC wheels laced to DT240 rear hub (12×142) and SRAM Predictive Steering front hub with Sapim CX-Ray spokes, built by Chad at North Central Cyclery.
  • Bontrager XXX Carbon stem (70mm) with ENVE DH Carbon bars, ESI Chunky grips and Cane Creek carbon headset.
  • Ergon SM3 Pro Carbon saddle.
  • Bontrager XR3 Team tires, 2.3″, tubeless.
  • Fox Float Kashima-coated 120mm shock with DRCV and Reaktiv.

Pictures today.  More on ‘why’ later.

I cannot describe how amazing the color is.  Every time the light changes, the color changes.  It is fantastic–the best paint job I’ve ever seen.

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One thought on “Trek Fuel EX 9.9 Project One

  1. Sweet! I am looking at the Fuel or possibly the Superfly FS but haven’t decided. I don’t race but my usual ride isn’t real technical so I’m not sure I need more travel then what the Superfly offers. My typical ride is about 20 miles with a lot of it being long climbs. I’m in EastBay hills in the SF Bay Area. I know you’ve been on the Superfly FS what are your thoughts? I test rode a Spearfish (AL) a while back and it wasn’t bad but at the time it felt a little heavy, plus there are few Salsa dealers here. I’ve been on a X-Cal for years and love the geo but other then the frame nothing is stock, full XO 2×10. Due to work related injuries I need FS now to keep it enjoyable.
    Love your reviews!

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