Meet The Fuel EX
The Fuel EX lives for true, all-day trail riding. With custom-tuned rear suspension and frame geometry dialed for all-day comfort, the Fuel EX balances high-speed descending abilities with excellent climbing qualities. There's a reason that this is Trek’s most popular full suspension bike, it boasts the most advanced technology in the mountain bike world.
Your enhanced braking control comes about courtesy of a concentric rear axle pivot placed directly in-line with the wheel's axle. The wheel skewer goes directly through the rear pivot bearing and any standard wheel can be used. Because the pivot remains on the same plane as the rear axle, the disc caliper remains aligned with the rotor. The braking stays aligned and your suspension stays active - just the way you want it.
The Full Floater is coupled with a Fox Racing rear shock for controlled suspension without wallow or bob. You'll be able to pedal efficiently while leaving the rear suspension at incredibly active settings that will enhance your control over rough terrain. You'll have incredibly supple travel, efficient climbing and use of the entire shock stroke. This crucial feature is found on the Fuel EX 7 and above.
Trek achieves these benefits by tapering the frame both internally and externally, placing more material at the lower race where it matters most. Custom forks with tapered steerer tubes are provided by RockShox and Fox. The result is that the front end of your bicycle is virtually immune to the effect of trail obstacles that seek to push and twist your fork away from the line you want to ride. The fork's firm attachment provides incredibly precise steering, excellent high-speed stability and less flex in off-camber situations. Terrifying, technical trails become manageable amusement parks where you test your speed!
Is The Fuel EX For Me?
What The Experts Say
|"If I could only have one bike on a singletrack-laden desert island, the Fuel EX is it. I’ve used this bike in cross-country races, and even short-track races, and then taken it for a long weekend in Moab to ride with friend on long-travel bikes. It gives me the feeling of way more than 120mm of travel, all without losing snappy pedaling efficiency. And the E2 front end is stiff in a way I am only used to feeling on double-crown forks."|