The world's best-loved mountain bike keeps getting better. Fuel EX continues to set the bar for full suspension trail bike versatility, bringing race-day tech to all-day adventure.
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.
- New 130mm frame is more capable and 29" or 27.5+ compatible
- Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tire clearance, shorter stays
- Exclusive suspension tech with ABP, Full Floater & RE:aktiv
- Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defense
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34 Float, Grip adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 140mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm|
|Rims/Wheels||SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole|
|Hubs||Front: Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, Boost110; Rear: Bontrager sealed bearing, Boost148|
|Spokes||Bontrager Approved, stainless|
|Tires||Bontrager Chupacabra, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 27.5x2.80"|
|Crankset||SRAM GX 1000|
|Chain||SRAM PC 1130|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1150, 10-42, 11 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM GX, 11 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Line, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm, 0 degree|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Deore hydraulic disc|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails|
|Seatpost||KS eThirty Integra, remote lever, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, zero offset, internal routing|
* Subject to change without notice.
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Bought 21.5 version in April 2017. Trek must have listened to all the complaints about the dropper lever. My lever is different from the older versions that I have seen. The dropper seat works great and I use it often. The bike is great and as others have said, it's probably more bike than I will ever need. I'm in my mid 50's and pushing 250lbs. I'm coming from a 2014 Trek X-cal 7 after having not biked since 1996 on my Trek Hoo Koo (Kids, responsibilities…etc.). While shopping for this bike, I was able to do a side by side comparison of the fuel ex 8 27.5 plus and a Specialized Stumpjumper 650b. Component-wise, they were pretty much the same. I chose the Trek because the cockpit was a little less compact than the Specialized. At 6' 2", I have crazy long arms (Like I should be 7' 2") and the Specialized felt a little cramped to me. I know that there is a lot of things I could do like change the handlebars, the stem, the seat position, but I didn't want to change the geometry of the bike too much. Plus, it would have been extra money out of pocket. The Trek definitely has a little more room and it allows me to ride comfortably. I rode the Chupacabras for a month with tubes and then went tubeless. They are great in almost every situation except mud. I find that they tend to want to wash out to the side a bit but that may be true of every plus tire. I have only ridden these tires so I have nothing to compare. The bike is holding up well and is a complete blast to ride. If your legs can push it, it'll go over everything.