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.
Threaded bottom bracket
More robust than pressfit, threaded BBs hold up in nasty conditions and make servicing easier.
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||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, 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|
|Shock||Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 185 mm x 55 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||160mm|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 29x2.5" (XS & S: 27.5x2.5") Fork: See manufacturer|
|Max. chainring size||Max: 34T (oval – 32T) Min: 28T|
|Head set||Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom, angle adjust cup compatible|
|Rotor size||Max brake rotor sizes - Frame: 203mm, Fork: see fork manufacturer|
|Bag||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
|Weight||M – 4.60 kg/10.15 lb|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|