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    2016 or 2017 Fuel Ex 9.8?

    So looks like the new 2017 Fuels EX will come as 27.5 with ability to run 29 wheels and come 130/140?. The 2016 29 can fit the 27.5... And will be 120/120. If one were wanting a more cross country bike I'm leaning at the 2016 model and maybe getting an extra set of 26.5 to run if I to get rowdier. Will the extra squish on the new models detract from cross country riding or will I just feel it when things get too gnar? Definitely in an analysis paralysis... Ooh and Trek has the 2016 models on the cheap now... Just looking for input and more input on different perspectives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by a6rnner View Post
    So looks like the new 2017 Fuels EX will come as 27.5 with ability to run 29 wheels and come 130/140?. The 2016 29 can fit the 27.5... And will be 120/120. If one were wanting a more cross country bike I'm leaning at the 2016 model and maybe getting an extra set of 26.5 to run if I to get rowdier. Will the extra squish on the new models detract from cross country riding or will I just feel it when things get too gnar? Definitely in an analysis paralysis... Ooh and Trek has the 2016 models on the cheap now... Just looking for input and more input on different perspectives.
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    The complete list of 2017 models have not been released yet
    the 3 models that have for 2017 is the Fuel EX 27.5 Plus models a 9.8, 8 and a 5

    I have a 2016 Fuel EX9 29er which is a 130/120 travel bike ( for sale ) that will fit a 27.5 plus tire 2.8" back and 3" front.

    the current 2016's are fast and can do XC or some fun trails with jumps etc. the 27.5 plus likes more of the rougher trails. but can still do XC just fine.
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    You should ask this question again late Thursday, after a bunch more of the 2017s are announced.
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    i just got a 2016 9.8 from my lbs for 3200. i dont care what they do for 2017, 3200$ is a sick price
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    Quote Originally Posted by obs08 View Post
    i just got a 2016 9.8 from my lbs for 3200. i dont care what they do for 2017, 3200$ is a sick price
    Wow that is amazing. They got any more?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sciencemike View Post
    Wow that is amazing. They got any more?
    lol i buy all my parts through my lbs, rarely online, so i get hook ups. its to the point where i cant buy stuff cheaper online if i tried. i am pretty pumped though, cant wait to shred this beast
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    Quote Originally Posted by obs08 View Post
    lol i buy all my parts through my lbs, rarely online, so i get hook ups. its to the point where i cant buy stuff cheaper online if i tried. i am pretty pumped though, cant wait to shred this beast
    Where is this shop? I'd take one for $3600!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jkinnee View Post
    Where is this shop? I'd take one for $3600!
    its in new jersey. like i said, ive spent a lot of money there so i get taken care of
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