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Fuel EX 5 27.5 Plus

Model 21790

Fuel EX 5 Plus is the gateway to confident trail riding. It has RockShox front and rear suspension, a Shimano Deore 2x10 drivetrain, and plus-sized tyres for amazing traction and confidence on loose, rugged terrain. This do-it-all full suspension mountain bike is a dream for trail riders who want a boost in confidence and the capability to roll over anything.

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It's right for you if...

You like tyres that stick to the trail. You have an affection for traction and want the plush ride and extra capability of a full suspension bike with the added benefit of plus-sized, Tubeless Ready tyres. 

The tech you get

A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame, mid-fat tyres for unrelenting traction, a 140 mm RockShox Recon RL fork and 130 mm of rear travel. Plus, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, 27.5x2.8˝ tyres, SUNringlé rims with tubeless tape and valves and a reliable Shimano Deore 2x10 drivetrain with a wide range of gearing to tackle varying terrain.

The final word

If you're getting into mountain biking and looking for the one ride to give you a great experience, this is a great choice. Fuel EX 5 Plus is capable, versatile, durable and built to keep you rolling through the most technical trails with a huge smile on your face.

favorite_borderWhy you'll love it

  1. Unrelenting confidence: this bike lets you ride sections that you never thought you'd be able to clean
  2. Mid-fat tyres give you the traction to scamper up technical climbs and charge through rock gardens
  3. It's a lot of bike for the price, and the perfect platform for upgrades down the line
  4. Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defence



  • Frameset

    Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
    RockShox Recon Silver, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 140 mm travel
    Rear suspension
    RockShox Deluxe RL, 210x52.5 mm
  • Wheels

    Front hub
    Formula Alloy DC511, Boost110
    Rear hub
    Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle, Boost148
    SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole, tubeless strips and valves included
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.80˝
  • Drivetrain

    Shimano Deore M6000, 10-speed
    Front derailleur
    Shimano Deore M6020
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus
    Race Face Ride, 36/22
    Bottom bracket
    Shimano HG500, 11-42, 10-speed
    KMC X10
    Not included
  • Components

    Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
    Bontrager Race
    Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8 mm, 0-degree, 60 mm length
    Head set
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brake set
    Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    M - 14.97 kg / 33.00 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
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Rider Height


All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Frame size number Frame size letter Geometry position A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle Effective 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
15.5 in S High 39.4 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 54.5 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 112.5 75.9 39.4 60.7
17.5 in M High 41.9 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 58.0 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 116.0 73.9 42.8 60.7
18.5 in ML High 44.0 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 59.7 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 117.7 73.4 44.5 60.7
19.5 in L High 47.0 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 61.2 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 119.2 72.9 46.0 60.7
21.5 in XL High 51.0 65.7° 74.2° 11.0 67.2° 63.9 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 121.8 73.9 48.2 61.6
23 in XXL High 56.0 65.7° 74.2° 14.5 67.2° 67.3 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 125.1 77.9 50.2 64.8

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