2023 Fuel EX 9.8XT Gen 6 8

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Parts
Brand
Model
Additional info

Parts

Frame
Trek
Fuel EX C Gen 6
9.8XT
Frame: Trek Fuel EX C Gen 6. Misc: 9.8XT
Rear Shock
Cane Creek
Kitsuma Coil
500lb Valt spring
Rear Shock: Cane Creek Kitsuma Coil. Misc: 500lb Valt spring
Fork
Fox
36
Grip 2 damper w/black upper + Vorsprung Smashpot
Fork: Fox 36. Misc: Grip 2 damper w/black upper + Vorsprung Smashpot
Handlebar
Renthal
Fatbar 31.8
Alloy 40mm rise, cut to 780
Handlebar: Renthal Fatbar 31.8. Misc: Alloy 40mm rise, cut to 780
Stem
Renthal
Apex 31.8
40mm
Stem: Renthal Apex 31.8. Misc: 40mm
Grips
ODI
Elite Pro Lock-On
Grips: ODI Elite Pro Lock-On
Brakes
Shimano
XT 4 Piston
Brakes: Shimano XT 4 Piston
Brake Levers
Shimano
XT
Brake Levers: Shimano XT
Shifters
Shimano
XT
12sp
Shifters: Shimano XT. Misc: 12sp
Rear Derailleur
Shimano
XT
12sp
Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT. Misc: 12sp
Chainguide
OneUp Components
Upper guide + bash
6mm alloy spacers from McMaster Carr
Chainguide: OneUp Components Upper guide + bash. Misc: 6mm alloy spacers from McMaster Carr
Cranks
Shimano
XT
170mm
Cranks: Shimano XT. Misc: 170mm
Chainrings / Sprocket
Shimano
XT
30t
Chainrings / Sprocket: Shimano XT. Misc: 30t
Bottom Bracket
Shimano
XT
Bottom Bracket: Shimano XT
Chain
Shimano
XT
Chain: Shimano XT
Cassette / Rear Cog
Shimano
XT
Cassette / Rear Cog: Shimano XT
Pedals
Crankbrothers
Stamp 1
the new updated version, much better
Pedals: Crankbrothers Stamp 1. Misc: the new updated version, much better
Front Rim
Bontrager
Line Elite carbon
w/mid-size Huck Norris
Front Rim: Bontrager Line Elite carbon. Misc: w/mid-size Huck Norris
Rear Rim
Bontrager
Line Elite carbon
w/full-size Huck Norris
Rear Rim: Bontrager Line Elite carbon. Misc: w/full-size Huck Norris
Hubs
Bontrager
Rapid Drive 108
Hubs: Bontrager Rapid Drive 108
Front Tire
Maxxis
Assegai 2.5wt
3c MaxxGrip Exo+
Front Tire: Maxxis Assegai 2.5wt. Misc: 3c MaxxGrip Exo+
Rear Tire
Maxxis
Dissector 2.4
3c MaxxTerra Exo+
Rear Tire: Maxxis Dissector 2.4. Misc: 3c MaxxTerra Exo+
Saddle
Ergon
SM Comp
Saddle: Ergon SM Comp
Seatpost
Bontrager
Line Elite 34.9 170mm
Wolf Tooth ReMote Pro lever
Seatpost: Bontrager Line Elite 34.9 170mm. Misc: Wolf Tooth ReMote Pro lever
General Info

General Info

Model Year
2023
Model Year:
2023
Riding Type
Trail / All-Mountain
Riding Type:
Trail / All-Mountain
Weight
36 lb 15 oz (16,755 g)
Weight: 36 lb 15 oz (16,755 g)
Additional Info

Been a long time since I posted a bike but this is what I'm currently riding. Lots of small changes. Took the stock 1 piece carbon bar+stem off because I run the same bars on all my bikes for 10+ years, Renthal alloy Fatbar 31.8 at 780mm 40mm rise. Normally I have Renthal push-on SuperTacky's on with wire but I've been wanting to try these ODI's for a while. Chain guide was pretty tricky, it's not officially compatible but if you can space it out 6mm it's perfect. You might have some slight interference if you have the same XT cranks and ring, but you can fix it by putting a different chain ring on like Wolf Tooth, or by removing the tiny little cover One Up provides for one of the bash bolts. This is the first time I've run tire inserts and am loving them, incredible actually. I still have a Vorpsrung Smashpot for this fork I need to install, pretty excited to try that out. Recently replaced all my cable and housing, with Shimano XTR stuff as it was on sale at Q and the bronze cables are a nice little accent touch. Also got some Japanese brass ferrules and cable ends to use, and the new Wolf Tooth Pro lever. The Pro lever is pretty sweet I must say, was a big fan of the old one and the new one is just a little better, albeit more complicated. I do like how they removed alot of the sharper edges, and the action feels nice. The weight is accurate, and without my trusty Cateye and without a water bottle.

 

Edit: got my Smashpot installed finally, haven't ridden yet but feels good. Feels like spring rate matches the rear, I'm 175ish and using the 55in/lb. Rear shock has 500lb. Updated bike weights, 1oz shy of 37

Additional Info:

Been a long time since I posted a bike but this is what I'm currently riding. Lots of small changes. Took the stock 1 piece carbon bar+stem off because I run the same bars on all my bikes for 10+ years, Renthal alloy Fatbar 31.8 at 780mm 40mm rise. Normally I have Renthal push-on SuperTacky's on with wire but I've been wanting to try these ODI's for a while. Chain guide was pretty tricky, it's not officially compatible but if you can space it out 6mm it's perfect. You might have some slight interference if you have the same XT cranks and ring, but you can fix it by putting a different chain ring on like Wolf Tooth, or by removing the tiny little cover One Up provides for one of the bash bolts. This is the first time I've run tire inserts and am loving them, incredible actually. I still have a Vorpsrung Smashpot for this fork I need to install, pretty excited to try that out. Recently replaced all my cable and housing, with Shimano XTR stuff as it was on sale at Q and the bronze cables are a nice little accent touch. Also got some Japanese brass ferrules and cable ends to use, and the new Wolf Tooth Pro lever. The Pro lever is pretty sweet I must say, was a big fan of the old one and the new one is just a little better, albeit more complicated. I do like how they removed alot of the sharper edges, and the action feels nice. The weight is accurate, and without my trusty Cateye and without a water bottle.

 

Edit: got my Smashpot installed finally, haven't ridden yet but feels good. Feels like spring rate matches the rear, I'm 175ish and using the 55in/lb. Rear shock has 500lb. Updated bike weights, 1oz shy of 37

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