TREK Fuel EX 5 29 2019
|Options||Sizes: 15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5, 23"; Colour: Trek Black - USUALLY AVAILABLE WITHIN 3-10 DAYS|
Fuel EX 5 is the gateway to full-suspension trail bikes. 130mm of front and rear suspension, the same aluminium frame used on the high-end models, a 1x10 drivetrain, fast-rolling 29er wheels and hydraulic disc brakes make Fuel EX 5 a high-value, high-performance mountain bike with exceptional versatility.
Want a rugged, capable long-travel trail bike and a nimble XC bike? Get both with Fuel EX. Whether it's your millionth mile on the trail or your first, you'll love this bike.
- 130mm travel frame is highly capable and 29" or 27.5+ compatible
- Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defence
- Doubly stiff: the wider Boost148 rear and Boost110 front hub spacing on 29ers creates stronger, less flexy wheels and allows for wider tyres, shorter chainstays and more chainring options.
- Short, lively chainstays: thanks to Boost148, the chainstays are shortened from 452mm to 437mm for a more spirited, lively ride.
- Advanced tech makes Fuel EX the best-riding full suspension trail bike
- Trail-optimised G2 29er geometry is fast, agile, confident; precise at low speed yet stable at high speed
- Smooth, controlled braking: patented ABP (Active Braking Pivot) keeps your suspension from stiffening up when you're on the brakes, giving you confident, steady control.
Trek's G2 Geometry Advantage:
The best-handling 29ers:
Conventional wisdom says 29ers have sleepy handling compared to 26" wheel bikes. Trek solved that with G2 Geometry, featuring a custom-offset fork and advanced frame geometry for precise handling at low speed without compromising high-speed stability. It's why Trek 29ers handle better than any others.
Better frames for a better ride:
We know why you ride. It's not to ponder how light your frame is, or contemplate the stiffness of your rocker link. You just want the performance those things give you. It's why Trek pack their frames with performance-enhancing technology, and summarise it all with simple words like EVO and Full Floater. Simple words, complex solutions, a better ride.
Other suspension systems firm up under braking. Active Braking Pivot (ABP) allows your suspension to remain active, whether you're pedalling, coasting or braking.
This means your bike performs as it was intended, all the time.
Most suspension systems attach the shock to a moving linkage at the top, and a fixed frame mount on the bottom.
Full Floater attaches the shock to two moving linkage points that give the shock increased ability to respond to bumps across a wide variety of terrain.
It feels like more travel, but it's not. It's smarter travel.
The EVO Link is Trek's evolution of the rocker link from the plate-and-bolt style used on most suspension bikes today to a one-piece rocker link. This lighter link provides a stronger connection at the system's most crucial connection point between the front and rear triangles, creating a stiffer frame for greater control with minimal weight.
Wider dropouts at the front and rear give the stiffness of a 27.5" wheel with all the benefits of a 29" wheel. Boost148 at the back lets you run wider tyres and a larger chain ring without affecting q-factor and pedalling efficiency.
Straight Shot with Knock Block:
Straight Shot is a straight downtube that makes the frame stiffer so your Fuel EX won't flinch on rough descents. Knock Block is the defence required for this radical frame design, to prevent accidental damage if the forks spin right round.
Alpha Platinum Aluminium:
Trek's best high-performance lightweight aluminium alloy is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points, and hydroformed into sophisticated tube shapes for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength.
Mino Link Adjustable Geometry:
Fine-tune the head tube angle by 1/2 degree and bottom brackt height by up to 10mm with the simple turn of a nut. Just flip the link to choose between slack or slacker geometry, without negatively affecting suspension performance. A Trek exclusive technology.
Press-fit bottom bracket:
Press-fit BB is a bottom bracket shell that allows the bearings to press into the frame rather than thread in like standard bottom brackets. This provides a wider stance for the frame's tubing juncture, resulting in a stronger frame. This wider stance also simulates the benefits of an OCLV Carbon-only technology, BB95.
Control Freak Cable Management:
The lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system allows any combination of shift, brake, lock-out and dropper post lines to be routed through the frame for clean looks and the ultimate custom set-up.
|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.
RockShox Deluxe RL rear shock, 210x52.5mm; 130mm travel.
|Forks||RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry with 51mm offset, 130mm travel|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6000, 10 speed|
|Chainset||RaceFace Ride, 30T Cinch (direct mount)|
|Freewheel||SunRace, 11-42, 10 speed cassette|
|Headset||Knock Block integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1 1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8mm, 0 degree|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 720mm width|
|Front Brake||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||Shimano MT200|
|Rims||Bontrager Connection 32 hole double-walled alloy|
|Front Hub||Bontrager, Boost110|
|Rear Hub||Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing alloy axle, Boost148|
|Tyres||Bontrager XR3, 29x2.30|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.