Fuel EX 5 is the gateway to full suspension trail bikes. A 140mm fork and 130mm of rear travel, a Shimano 1x10 drive train, a dropper post for getting low on descents and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes make Fuel EX 5 a high-value, high-performance mountain bike with exceptional versatility.
It's right for you if...
You're ready to go full suspension, and you want a versatile trail bike at a great value. You want a ride that's sure-footed, capable and responsive, so you can stay in control no matter where you're riding.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with internal cable routing, a Straight Shot down tube for extra stiffness in the rough and a Knock Block steerer stop to protect against spinning bars. A 140mm RockShox Recon RL fork, 130mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe Select Plus shock, a durable 10-speed Shimano Deore drive train, dropper post and hydraulic disc brakes.
The final word
Full suspension performance without the sticker shock. Fuel EX 5 has the same frame and suspension tech found on our higher-end alloy Fuel EX models. Quality RockShox suspension, a dropper post and a Shimano 1x10 drive train make for an ideal introduction to the world of full suspension trail riding.
Why you'll love it
- You're getting incredible features and the latest mountain bike innovations at an exceptional value
- It has the capability of far more expensive trail bikes: it shreds singletrack and can even handle marathon races
- The dropper post lets you lower your saddle on the fly so it's out of the way on descents
- The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring
- Trek expanded its 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
|Front Suspension||RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 140 mm travel|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6000, 10-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6000, mid cage, 42T max cog|
|Crank||Race Face Ride, 30 T steel ring, Boost|
|Cassette||SunRace, 11-42, 10-speed|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, lock-on|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Brakeset||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT201 lever, MT200 calliper|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit|
|Fork||RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, tapered steerer, 46mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 140mm travel|
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel|
|Rear Suspension||RockShox Deluxe Select+, 210x52.5mm|
|Rims||Alex MD35, Tubeless Ready, 32-hole, 35mm width, presta valve|
|Front Hub||Formula DC-511, six-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Rear Hub||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, six-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle|
|Tyres||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60"|
|Seatpost||TranzX JD-YSP18, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0-degree|
|Weight||M - 15.03kg / 33.14lbs (with tubes)|
*All specifications listed are subject to change without notice.