It's right for you if...
You're after your own version of a holy grail mountain bike build. You know how you want to ride, and you know which parts you need to do it. You want the best all-around trail bike frame we offer, because you know that a great build starts with a great frame.
The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain carbon frame with internal storage, 130mm of travel and Mino Link adjustable geometry, a FOX Factory Float shock with Trek's efficient RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper, and an included Bontrager Line stem and Knock Block headset that prevents damage to the frame from spinning handlebars and fork crowns. Built for a PF92 bottom bracket and a 140mm fork.
The final word
A full carbon frame and FOX Factory shock give you a major head start on a build that will be the envy of all other trail bikes. Fuel EX C is made for all-mountain riding, and it's the best all-around option for riders who want a single versatile, high-performance ride that rips it up on every trail.
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- A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame makes for a ride that's light on the climbs and trail-tough on rough descents
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- Control Freak cable management makes it easy to run any combination of controls, like front brake on the right or internal droppers
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- We expanded our size range from XS through XL to ensure a better fit for all riders
"A world-class trail bike"
"Fuel EX is a beautifully balanced and capable trail bike. The rear suspension is beautiful; as close to ideal as any bike I've ridden. It's sensitive where you want it to be, firm and crisp where it should be. It feels deep and controls big hits very well, and there's a nice platform for pedaling, and to pump and pop off when you're playing."Read more
Will my bike have a curved top tube?
Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.
Control Freak Cable Management
The lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system allows any combination of shift, brake, lockout, and dropper post lines to be routed through the frame for clean looks and the ultimate custom setup.
Wider dropouts (110mm front, 148mm rear) give you the stiffness of a 27.5" wheel with all the benefits of a 29" wheel, and Boost148 in the rear lets you run wider tires and a larger chainring without affecting q-factor and pedaling efficiency.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel|
XS , S
Fox Factory Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, Kashima Coat, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
S , M , ML , L , XL
Fox Factory Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, Kashima Coat, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm
|Max compatible fork travel||150mm|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Max tire size||29x2.60"|
|Max chainring size||34T|
XS , S
Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 40mm length
M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Bag||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
|Weight||M - 2.73 kg / 6.01 lbs|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).|
Sizing & Tech
The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local retailer.
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
|Frame size number||Frame size letter||Geometry position||Wheel size||A — Seat tube||B — Seat tube angle||C — Head tube length||D — Head angle||E — Effective top tube||F — Bottom bracket height||G — Bottom bracket drop||H — Chainstay length||I — Offset||J — Trail||K — Wheelbase||L — Standover||M — Frame reach||N — Frame stack||Stem length|