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Trek Fuel EX 5 29

Trek Fuel EX 5 29

2014

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (8 Reviews)
$1,499.99
$1,799.99
21.5-inch
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2014 Trek Fuel EX 5 29

Trek took the excellent weight, efficiency and ride of the Fuel EX, hit the overdrive, and bumped it up to 29-inch wheels. The Fuel EX 7 29 uses an Alpha aluminum frame and all the magic that puts Trek at the head of the pack. Things like the E2 head tube, and Full Floater and ABP rear suspension technologies make for a ride that obliterates the line between a hard-charging trail bike and nimble XC bike. The front and rear RockShox suspension is responsive, plush, and handles bumps way above its 120mm for that bottomless feeling without compromising a thing. Plus, SRAM 3x10 gearing, Shimano discs and the Bontrager components just add to overdrive magic.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum, G2 geometry
    Fork RockShox XC32, 120mm-travel
    Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RL, 120mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-650
    Hubs Front: Bontrager; Rear: Formula
    Tires Bontrager XR3, 29 x 2.3
    Crankset FSA Gamma Drive
    Chainrings 44/32/22
    Front Derailleur SRAM X5
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X5
    Rear Cogs SRAM, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM X5
    Handlebars Bontrager Low Riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Shimano M395
    Brakes Shimano M395 hydraulic disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    21.5-inch 00768682421246 21326005414 FUE369319994
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 8 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (7)
    • Versatile  (7)
    • Lightweight  (6)
    • Good price / value  (2)
    • A blast 

    Cons

    • Boring color schemes 
    • Can't find any 
    • Lack of iodized wheel opt 
    • None found 
    • Poor components 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (6)
    • Cross country 
    • Dual purpose mtn and road 
    • Hard trail riding 
    • Single track trail 

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    4.0

    I love this bike, even with its boring wrapping

    By pretty in pink

    from gainesville, fl

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Value

    Cons

    • Boring Color Schemes
    • Lack Of Iodized Wheel Opt

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    I cannot overstate how much I love this bike. However, if I had to do it over again, I'd buy the upgraded version. I'd like to have the better shocks. This is a good bike for the money though. I'd really like to see some bling available.

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    4.0

    Good ride and fun to whip around

    By Volt

    from Rockford, Il

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      I ride the trails in my area, plan on testing this bike on some of the more challenging trails up north. The tires are my only complaint,definitely changing to a more durable tire already had a couple flats. Bike is a great ride, takes everything I throw at it. Would recommend for anyone wanting a good all around mountain bike.

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      Originally posted on Trek's website
       
      5.0

      Awesome Entry

      By Stephen

      from Duluth, GA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Strong And Precise Brakes
      • Stable And Confident
      • Versatile
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice geometry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        This is a great entry 29er from Trek. At 6'2 in height my 21.5 inch EX 5 fits great and and is still nimble and I can ride fast and technical single track trails. This bike climbs and descends with confidence. I purchased because it fit great and shares the frame of the higher component models. Unless you are use to a higher component group they components are solid. My dealer set up and support has been excellent.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        good starting point

        By Eric

        from Denver, CO

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Affordable

        Cons

        • Poor Components

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        this is a great bike to start out with. i came from a 26er hardtail and the ride is very different. no more tight turns if you're on the 29er. it will take time to adjust. the shocks, while not high end, work great. i'm 6'1" 215 lbs and the bike soaks up the bumps with ease. the only major downside is the rear derailleur, the x5 is loud and sloppy. replace this asap and your bike is good to go.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website
         
        5.0

        Backwoods Show Stopper

        By Michael

        from Santa Rosa, Ca

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Durable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • None
        • Spring Suspension

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Hard Trail Riding

        Comments:

        Absolutely amazing bike. This is my first Full Suspension bike and it doesn't get much better then this. I originally spent a lot of time researching bikes before coming into the store as I had not ridden Hard Trails in almost 5 years. I also seem to have toyitous as I buy a lot of things use them temporally and store them. Seeing as that might be the case I went hunting on craigslist being completely disappointed by what I found. I then decided that a $500 - $700 dollar bike from Trek would probably be ok and headed down to the Santa Rosa Trek Store. It took about 15 minutes to get service however it was a Saturday and the store was busy so no sweat gave me some time to look around. Kenny one of the service reps freed up and came right over. I told him what I was thinking about and we went right through the selection process. Now mind you I did say $500-$700 dollar price range and ended up with a $2,200 dollar Full Suspension bike. But I believe its been the best purchase I've made all year. Kenny was extremely patient considering how many questions I had; answered all of them well or if he didn't know the answer he would consult what I will call the "Trekpedia" the book seriously looked like it would have some information on how to turn your bike into a transformer. And he would give me a very honest black and white answer "without" any sales trash... I used to work in corporate sales so needless to say I hate sales people. After working through a dozen or so bikes I decided to move up my budget to see what more I would be getting and man was I surprised. I instantly noticed what Kenny was saying when we moved to a better series of bike... disc breaks, Derailleur, Cassette, Air Suspension, and so on. The deference is night and day... I will say that I couldn't be more impressed by the quality build of the bike and the outstanding service at this store. I walked in at 11:50 am and walked out at 4 pm. Kenny spent 4 hours helping me find a bike that I would be happy with and checked out the bike before I left the store. Even at that point another associate Jake came over to help and was also extremely knowledgeable and polite. He suggested a pair of riding pants which I will say he illiterately saved me a excessive amount of pain making the trail ride much more enjoyable. Now for the Bike I still had enough time left in the day to head out to Annadel and hit some tough terrain. I have been running there for the last several weeks and I guess because I have not had an opportunity to use a bike on the trails to which I had the ability to use my own two feet. I didn't really realize that the trails I've been running on are more more closely related to some kind of deep forest jungle running that you would find in the Amazon Rain Forest. This bike slaughtered rocks, boulders, roots, and hills. Felt more like I was traveling across a sheet of ice with some amazing obstacles then a bike ride. I really don't think I would be standing here if I had picked up a Trek 3500, 3700, 3900, or even the ex-caliber 9 which was also a bike I was looking at. Not saying that their not still good bikes but its all about their usage. And when your tearing your face off traveling 30 mph down hill grinding though boulders the size of basket balls and roots that make a bed of nails look friendly you better have the right equipment. The only downside which I'm not really sure if it really is a downside is the fact that the front fork is spring and not Air. I'm having a hard time really seeing it as an issue Kenny did say that the recoil is different from spring to air but as a beginner trail rider I think this bike is the beez & neez of the entry level FS bikes. But don't take my word for it go to the Santa Rosa Trek store this place rocks. ooooooo! and one more thing I have to mention which is a little odd but definitely adds to the joy of owning a bike designed for technical trail riding is the community. I swear I've never meet so many happy and friendly people in one of the most remote areas of Santa Rosa its like a cult of avid cyclists. I think I was waved to more then a dozen times from people walking on the trails, told to have a good ride by other cyclists and ended up getting into a downhill race with some crazy downhill extremest. Seeing as I haven't ridden in a while I'm struggling a little with uphill technical riding and had to stop once or twice to prevent myself self from face planting and if a cyclist was riding by they would stop to make sure your ok... I mean who does that! I think my car has been hit at least three times a year while parked every year since I can remember. No one even puts a sorry note on the window or you get rear-ended and the first thing our of their mouth is "it wasn't my fault". And there you have it you want to create world peace just put the cyclists in charge. Anyways thanks a bunch Santa Rosa Trek I know I'll be stopping in again soon...

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        (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Handler

        By 2 down

        from Palmdale, CA,

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Lightweight
        • Durable
        • Tracks Like A Dream

        Cons

        • None found

        Best Uses

        • Dual Purpose Mtn And Road

        Comments:

        Local trails in the foothills are my daily workout. Tracking, braking and the rear shock are this bikes long suits. Minimal air pressure in tires highlight the tracking and braking. Shortcoming? It was delivered w/o a motor or a defibrillator, for us of the over 70 crowd.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Awesome First FS!!!!!!

        By TampaSwampRider76

        from Tampa, Florida

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile
        • A Blast
        • Fun And Fast

        Cons

        • Spring Front Fork

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          First of all this bike is amazing!! This is my first bike in the Full Suspension dept. and I love it. Jose at the Trek Shop was awesome to deal with. I normally ride about 3-4 times a week in the wee hours of the morning and this bike has made this much more pleasant. I don't get as tired as before and the 120mm of suspension eats up the palm roots and rocks where I ride. I love this bike! The only thing I wished came with the bike is an Air front fork. For the money spent I think the spring rockshox that came on the front fork is kinda cheap. I plan to upgrade but would have liked a full air suspension right off the bat.

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          Originally posted on Trek's website

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Trek fuel ex 5

          By Mtb kid

          from Old forege New York

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Climbing
          • Better Looking In Person
          • Lightweight
          • Rolling Over Bumps Well
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Can't find any

          Best Uses

          • Cross country
          • Single Track Trail
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I'm 15 and I bought this bike and it's worth every Pennie, I can't seem to find any cons. I got mine for 1750 and it's a all around great bike perfect geometry for single track and cross country one of the better bikes I have. Also I the styling of the colors looks a lot better in person

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