The 2020 Trek Fuel EX fits into the selection at Sunshine Bicycle just between the Ibis Ripley and the Ibis Ripmo. A little more meat than the Ripley, but not as long and slack as the enduro slaying Ripmo.
Hunter from the shop has taken the 9.8 on multiple rides, and says, "It took me by surprise. Ideal for our narrow, twisty and occasionally chunky Marin trails".
In Trek's words:
"Fuel EX 9.8 is the carbon trail bike that can fly through singletrack, throw down with the rowdy trail crew, and crush miles during marathon races. A lightweight full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 1x12 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, carbon wheels, and FOX Performance Float suspension with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock make it the perfect choice for all-mountain shredders who want a single bike that does it all."
It comes as a 29er for SM, MD, ML, LG and XL frames, and with 27.5 wheels for SM and XS (yes, there's a choice of either in SM!).