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Trek Fuel EX 7 29

Trek Fuel EX 7 29

2016

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (5 Reviews)
$1,999.99
$2,499.99
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2016 Trek Fuel EX 7 29

Take the crisp handling, active suspension, and playful nature of Trek's Fuel EX and bump it up with 29-inch wheels. You just became unstoppable. 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 RockShox fork and rear Fox suspension is responsive, plush, and handles hits way above its 120mm. It all rolls on Bontrager tubeless-ready, thru-axle Duster Elite hoops wrapped in proper 2.3-inch knobbies. Plus, with Bontrager Race Lite components, Shimano 2x10 gearing, and Shimano Deore discs, all your trails just got a lot easier. Like we mentioned, unstoppable.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum, G2 geometry, 120mm-travel
    Fork RockShox Revelation RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, E2 tapered steerer, 15mm Maxle Lite, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 120mm travel
    Rear Shock Fox Performance Series Float EVOL, RE:Activ
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite
    Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, 29 x 2.3
    Crankset Shimano M627
    Chainrings 36/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow Plus
    Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Handlebars Bontrager
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite lock-on
    Stem Bontrager Elite
    Brakes Shimano Deore disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Trek Black / 15.5-inch 00601479337750 522756 20599
    Trek Black / 17.5-inch 00601479337767 522757 20600
    Trek Black / 18.5-inch 00601479337774 522758 20601
    Trek Black / 19.5-inch 00601479337781 522759 20602
    Trek Black / 21.5-inch 00601479337798 522760 20603
    Trek Black / 23-inch 00601479337804 522761 20604
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Versatile  (3)
    • Durable  (2)
    • Great geometry 
    • Nice Breaks 
    • Tough 

    Cons

    • Grips 
    • Heavy 
    • Sliips On Wet Conditions 
    • 100mm Stock Stem Is Junk 
    • Seat I Replaced 

    Best Uses

    • Climbing  (2)
    • Commuting/City  (2)
    • Trail riding  (2)
    • Mountain Biking  (2)
    • Road Biking  (2)

    Reviewed by 5 customers

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    5.0

    Great Trail Monster

    By thatonejimguy

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Exceptional Handling
    • Climbs well
    • Great geometry
    • Stable at high speeds
    • Fox Ctd Is Good
    • Solid Components
    • Versatile
    • Stable On Slow Climbs

    Cons

    • Xr3 Tires Are Junk
    • 100mm Stock Stem Is Junk

    Best Uses

    • Trail riding
    • Descending
    • Climbing

    Comments:

    I had a cheaper Trek hard tail 29er and upgraded to this for the full suspension. I was worried that the susp + large wheels would kill the handling. But nope! This bike handles every bit as good as my hardtail. I can go up tight twisty switchbacks even with my 21.5" model. The suspension is amazing. "Trail" mode is what I use the most but I put it in "climb" during gravel grinds and "descend" on any technical downhill. The bike climbs extremely well in "Trail" and "climb" mode with no noticeable loss in power from the suspension compressing. Even when climbing in "descend" mode the bike doesn't bob too much and you'll notice a huge increase in traction. i am not an intense downhiller but my speed and confidence raised dramatically with this bike. I notice that I can "pump" the trail and gain more speed by compressing the suspension in the corners and dips. This bike is extremely capable on all types of trails - singleltrack, downhill, slalom, gravel grinding. Will it downhill like a true downhill bike? No. Will it be as fast as a Superfly on singletrack? Probably not. But it will switch between the two better than any other bike.

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    5.0

    i would buy this product again

    By junior hollister

    from Brasil

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Extreme Sports
      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      best bike i have until now.

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      5.0

      Well appointed Cycle I must say chaps.

      By Jay Boyd

      from Southern Pines, N.C. 28387

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Smooth shifting
      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Great Combo Trail To Road
      • Balanced

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Grips
      • Seat I Replaced

      Best Uses

      • Road Biking
      • Commuting/City
      • Mountain Biking
      • All Around Everywhere

      Comments:

      I have owned around 11 +/- Trek Cycles over the past few years and this one is the ride I have been looking for, it's a great combo. Trail to Road it can move out on the road as well as it can on the trail. I recommend this cycle with 5+ Stars out of 5+. Great buy on my 2014 as well. I am very happy to say the least.

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      5.0

      Great bike!

      By Montony

      from San Juan, PR

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Downhill
      • Climbing

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail riding

        Comments:

        I am revising my initial review where I mentioned that tires slip on wet. Well, now I found the correct tire pressures and is doing well. I eating the trails.

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        4.0

        Great bike but tires lack grip on wet!

        By Montony

        from San Juan, PR

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Fast and Smooth Ride
        • Nice Breaks
        • Tough

        Cons

        • Sliips On Wet Conditions
        • Slips On Steep Climbs

        Best Uses

        • Cross country
        • Climbing
        • Single track

        Comments:

        I am a mountain bike fan. I enjoy riding on the mountain trails. This bike is great, fast, reliable, moves over every obstacle on the trail. One downsize is the tires that lack grip on wet conditions like muddy terrain and wet roots. When cornering over wet roots sometimes the tires slip bad loosing control.

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