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Trek Fuel EX

  • Model2018 Fuel EX 9.8 Women's
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $5999
  • Model2018 Fuel EX 8 Women's
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $4299
  • Model2018 Fuel EX 9.9
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $9990
  • Model2018 Fuel EX 9.8
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $5999
  • Model2018 Fuel EX 9.7
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $4799
  • Model2018 Fuel EX 8
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $4299
  • Model2018 Fuel EX 7
  • Star Rating (3.5)
  • RRP $3299
  • Model2018 Fuel EX 5
  • Star Rating (3.5)
  • RRP $2799

If the idea of riding a lightweight and efficient XC bike is appealing, but you want just a bit more suspension travel in reserve for the descents, then a trail bike like the Fuel EX is for you. Sitting in between the lightweight Top Fuel and the long travel Remedy, the Fuel EX is one of Trek’s most popular mountain bikes. Having been introduced to the world back in 2006, the Fuel EX debuted as a fast and lightweight trail bike that offered more fun and confidence than an XC bike, with only a minimal weight penalty. The latest Fuel EX has advanced significantly since that first model though, and is now equipped with 130mm of suspension travel, modern geometry and a stronger and stiffer frameset that means you can really push the limits on technical singletrack. Not so worried about racing and just want to have fun when you’re out on the trail? Then the Fuel EX is the right bike for your next adventure.

Thelatest Fuel EX comes standard with 29” wheels, though the frame is capable of fitting 27.5 wheels if you decide to run them in the future. The frame itself employs contemporary technologies such as a tapered E2 head tube, press-fit bottom bracket, BOOST 148x12mm thru-axle, and the one-piece EVO rocker link. A custom built RockShox or Fox rear shocks control the rear wheel travel, and they feature Trek’s patented RE:aktiv damper that delivers a seamless transition between rock-solid pedalling and rock-eating plushness. Further attention to detail on the Fuel EX platform is shown by the addition of ISCG 05 tabs and the brilliant Control Freak cable routing system.

For the ultimate lightweight package, choose one of the carbon Fuel EX models with their trick OCLV Mountain construction. You can also get the Fuel EX in an alloy version, starting at the entry-level Fuel EX 5.




Reviews from bike beagles

At a glance

  • Riding typeCross Country

  • Drive trainSRAM GX

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeCross Country

  • Drive trainSRAM GX

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM XX1

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM GX

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM NX

  • Gear ratios2x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM GX

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSRAM NX

  • Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainDeore

  • Gear ratios2x10 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and seatstay, alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
  • Fork Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, 140 mm travel (14 & 15.5: 120 mm travel)

  • Wheels DT Swiss M1900, 40 mm rim width, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips and valves included
  • Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80"

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Crank SRAM Descendant 7k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12-speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 3 Women's, titanium rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm
  • Stem Bontrager Race X Lite, OCLV Carbon, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 720 mm width
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
  • Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry on 29ers, 130mm travel
  • Fork Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 140 mm travel (14 & 15.5: 120 mm)

  • Wheels SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole, tubeless strips and valves included
  • Tyres Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80"

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Crank SRAM Descendant 6k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12-speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2 Women's, chromoly rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm (14, 15.5: 100 mm/17.5 & 18.5: 125 mm)
  • Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8 mm, 0-degree, 60 mm length
  • Brakeset ShimSRAM Guide R hydraulic discano Deore hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
  • Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
  • Fork Fox Factory 34 Float, FIT4 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, Kashima Coat, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel

  • Wheels Bontrager Line Pro 30, OCLV Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 108T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included
  • Tyres Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝

  • Shifters SRAM XX1 Eagle, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM XX1 Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Crank SRAM XX1 Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1295, 10-50, 12-speed
  • Chain SRAM XX1 Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke RXL, carbon rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm
  • Stem Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm, 0-degree
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide Ultimate hydraulic disc
  • Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and seatstay, alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
  • Fork Fox Performance 34 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel

  • Wheels Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 108T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
  • Tyres Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Crank SRAM Descendant 7k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12-speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 3, titanium rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm
  • Stem Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree, 60 mm length
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
  • Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy stays, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
  • Fork Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel

  • Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included
  • Tyres Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120 tpi, aramid bead, 27.5x2.40˝

  • Shifters SRAM NX, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Crank SRAM NX, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
  • Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11-speed
  • Chain SRAM PC-1110
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm
  • Stem Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree, 60 mm length
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Rhythm, dual lock-on
  • Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
  • Fork Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel

  • Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included
  • Tyres Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore, high direct mount
  • Crank SRAM Descendant 6k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12-speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm (15.5: 100 mm/17.5 & 18.5: 125 mm/19.5 & 21.5: 150 mm)
  • Stem Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree, 60 mm length
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
  • Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
  • Fork RockShox Reba RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel

  • Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
  • Tyres Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength side walls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40"

  • Shifters SRAM NX, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Crank SRAM NX, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
  • Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11-speed
  • Chain SRAM PC-1110
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Seatpost Dropper post, Bontrager lever, 31.6 mm, internal routing
  • Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8 mm, 0 degree, 60 mm length
  • Brakeset SRAM Level T hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
  • Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
  • Fork RockShox Recon Silver, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 130 mm travel

  • Wheels Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
  • Tyres Bontrager XR3, 29x2.30"

  • Shifters Shimano Deore M6000, 10-speed
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M6020
  • Crank Race Face Ride, 36/22
  • Cassette Shimano HG050, 11-42, 10speed
  • Chain KMC X10
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
  • Seatpost Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12 mm offset
  • Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8 mm, 0 degree, 60 mm length
  • Brakeset Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race

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