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2020

Fuel EX C Frameset

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$3,299.99 Model 30484

Fuel EX C is the ideal start for a dream trail bike with a full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame that has 130mm of rear travel with a Fox Factory RE:aktiv Thru Shaft shock. Build it up light and fast or make it a beefy bruiser that's ready for some extra chunk. It's up to you.

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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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  1. A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame makes for a ride that's light on the climbs and trail-tough on rough descents
  2. RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
  3. Control Freak cable management makes it easy to run any combination of controls, like front brake on the right or internal droppers
  4. A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
  5. We expanded our size range from XS through XL to ensure a better fit for all riders

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Features

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

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.

Active Braking Pivot

Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.

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Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel
*Shock Size: XS , S
Fox Factory Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, Kashima Coat, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
Size: 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
Wheels
Max tire size 29x2.60"
Drivetrain
Max chainring size 34T
Components
*Stem Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 40mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length
Headset Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Weight
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).
We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

Sizing & fit

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 Trek retailer.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

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
13.5 XS High 27.5" 35.5 75.5° 9.0 66.5° 54.5 34.1 1.4 43.5 4.3 10.7 111.9 70.0 40.0 55.9
13.5 XS Low 27.5" 35.6 75.0° 9.0 66.0° 55 33.5 2.1 43.7 4.3 11.1 112.0 69.5 39.5 56.3
15.5 S High 27.5" 35.5 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 56.7 34.1 1.4 43.5 4.3 10.8 114.3 70.7 42.0 56.8
15.5 S Low 27.5" 39.5 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 56.8 33.5 2.1 43.7 4.3 11.1 114.4 70.2 41.5 57.2
15.5 S High 29" 39.5 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 57.7 34.6 2.8 43.5 4.3 11.5 115.3 70.7 42.0 60.5
15.5 S Low 29" 39.5 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 57.8 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 115.4 70.2 41.5 60.8
17.5 M High 29" 42.0 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 60.2 34.6 2.8 43.5 4.3 11.6 117.8 74.7 44.5 60.5
17.5 M Low 29" 42.0 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 60.3 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 117.9 74.1 44.0 60.8
18.5 ML High 29" 43.5 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 61.8 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 119.5 75.2 46.0 60.9
18.5 ML Low 29" 43.5 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 61.9 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 119.6 74.6 45.5 61.3
19.5 L High 29" 45.0 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 63.3 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 121.0 75.4 47.5 60.9
19.5 L Low 29" 45.0 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 63.4 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 121.1 74.8 47.0 61.3
21.5 XL High 29" 50.0 75.5° 12.0 66.5° 66.1 34.6 2.7 43.5 4.3 11.6 124.1 77.6 50.0 62.3
21.5 XL Low 29" 50.0 75.0° 12.0 66.0° 66.3 33.9 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 124.2 77.0 49.5 62.7

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