Fuel EX AL is an aluminum full suspension mountain bike frameset that makes the perfect start for a versatile, capable trail bike build. Trail-tough alloy tubes, the latest in Trek trail bike frame tech, and a 130mm of travel with a RE:aktiv shock make it a great choice for riders who want a bike that can handle everything from serious all-mountain riding to XC races.
It's right for you if...
You ride more than one type of trail, so you're searching for a versatile trail bike platform that will give you the best bones for a ride that's quick and capable on a variety of terrain.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with 130mm of travel and Mino Link adjustable geometry, a FOX shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper, and an included Bontrager Line stem and Knock Block headset that prevents damage to the frame from spinning handlebars and fork crown. Built for PF92 bottom bracket, 29-inch or 27.5+ wheels, and a 130mm or 140mm fork.
The final word
Fuel EX AL is burly enough for big features but agile enough for fast group rides and even cross country racing. It's a great all-around frameset for the mountain biker who doesn't want to do just one kind of riding, but wants to explore all kinds of terrain on a single full suspension trail bike.
Why you'll love it
1 - RE:aktiv is firm when you're pedaling and plush over bumps
2 - It doesn't box itself into a category: Fuel EX brings trail bike plushness with an XC race bike feel for our most versatile mountain bike whip
3 - It's great for riders who don't want to do just one kind of mountain biking, but want to explore everything from XC marathons to epic descents
4 - Internal cable routing and Control Freak Cable Management make it easy to spec with quality trail bike tech, like a dropper post
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8-inch top, 1.5-inch bottom|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager Rhythm Comp Stem, Knock Block, 31.8mm, 0 degree, 60mm length|
* Subject to change without notice.