Trek recently announced a revamp of its most popular trail bike, the Fuel EX. Fuel EX has always been an exceedingly capable option for riders who want a single mountain bike that rides almost anything. Now, it’s even more versatile and adventure-ready, thanks to updates in frame design, suspension and size range. With availability in South Africa as of today, here is a look through the range, features and pricing.
UPDATED FRAME, UPDATED SUSPENSION
All Fuel EX models now feature a longer-travel 140 mm suspension fork with 130 mm of rear suspension travel. This combination gives riders more confidence on bigger hits without sacrificing climbing efficiency. Fuel EX’s updated geometry strikes the right balance of capability and efficiency, too. The new models are longer and slacker than previous versions, making them feel more stable on descents.
They also have a steeper seat tube angle that puts the rider in a more efficient
In addition to the new frame and suspension set-up, all Fuel EX models come equipped with trail-specific spec like dropper posts, wide-range 1x drivetrains, and grippy 2.6” tyres. Most models feature our RE:aktiv-damped shock. Select models feature RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft for even more traction and confidence.
A BETTER FIT FOR MORE RIDERS
All Fuel EX models will now be offered in size XS for a
Fuel EX models also come with the best-fitting wheel size for each frame size. Size M and larger bikes come with 29˝ wheels. XS frames come with 27.5˝ wheels that are easier for smaller riders to control and offer better standover clearance. Size S riders get to choose between 27.5˝ or 29˝ wheels. This is because our research shows that riders of this size tend to be evenly split on wheel size preference. Fuel EX is available in a range of models through Trek’s global network of retailers and on trekbikes.com. Pricing starts at R34 999 for the Fuel EX 5, R46 999 for the Fuel EX 7 and R56 999 for the Fuel EX 8.