Adjust the sus for full send
Adjust the leverage rate with just a flip of a chip. Ride it in the Less progressive setting for a plusher feel perfect for rugged trails with square-edge bumps. Flip it to More progressive when you're hitting big features and don’t want to bottom-out, or when you want to run a coil shock.
Size-specific chainstays provide balanced handling to keep the ride nimble for smaller riders and improve front wheel traction on climbs for taller riders.
Business at the front, party at the back
Craving the nimble ride of 27.5˝ wheels but don’t want to sacrifice the speed of a 29er? No need to choose. The Fuel EX is mullet-ready, just throw Mino Link into high, toss on a 160 mm fork and get ready to party.
New frame, new possibilities
The forward-thinking frame design opens possibilities for riders who want full customisation. A bigger seat tube lets you roll with a beefier, longer dropper post, and broader shock compatibility plays well with loads of aftermarket shocks, including coil.
SRAM Eagle AXS drivetrain
Enjoy precise, lightning fast gear changes – even when shifting under load – with Eagle AXS wireless electronic drivetrains. They're water and dust-proof, and the AXS app makes it easy to personalise your settings.
Threaded bottom bracket
More robust than pressfit, threaded BBs hold up in nasty conditions and make servicing easier.
Rapid Drive 108 rear hub
With 108 points of engagement, Rapid Drive gives you nearly instant acceleration instead of a clunky lag when you step on the pedals. You get smooth, immediate power to blast out of corners and hammer through the rough stuff. And that extra pedal ratchet adds control that can make all the difference when tackling a tricky climb.
The two-piece dual-density bolt-on down tube guard protects from rock strikes and shuttle damage – all while quieting the ride with a beefy chainstay guard.
International Standard Chain-Guide mounts offer easy chain-guide installation and adjustment.
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, Mino Link adjustable geometry, adjustable leverage rate, guided internal routing, magnesium rocker link, 34.9 mm seat tube, ISCG 05, 55 mm chain line, BSA 73, downtube guard, shuttle guard, ABP, UDH, Boost148, 140 mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Performance 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 150 mm travel|
|Shock||Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 185 mm x 55 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||160mm|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Tyre||Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"|
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 29x2.50" (XS & S: 27.5x2.50"), Fork: See manufacturer|
|Battery||SRAM eTap battery pack (with charger)|
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle AXS, 12 speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle AXS|
|Crank||SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, 55 mm chainline, 170 length|
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB MTB Wide, 73 m, BSA threaded|
|Cassette||SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||1x: 34T round, 32T oval, min 28T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width|
M , ML
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 440 mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 485 mm length
|Handlebar/stem (integrated)||Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 27.5 mm handlebar rise, 820 mm width, 0-degree stem rise, 45mm stem length|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on|
|Head set||Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom, angle adjust cup compatible|
|Brake||SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc|
M , ML , L
SRAM CentreLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm
M , ML , L
SRAM CentreLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm
|Rotor size||Max brake rotor sizes - Frame: 203mm, Fork: see fork manufacturer|
|Bag||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
|Weight||M – 14.15 kg/31.21 lb (with TLR sealant, no tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|