Introducing The All-New 2023 Trek Fuel EX
Trek launched the all-new Fuel EX today, bringing more capability and adjustability to the trail bike category. Rolling into its new generation, Fuel EX is ready for bigger terrain and faster speeds with longer travel and slacker geometry that make quick work of drops, rocks, and roots.
Bumping up the travel, Trek equips new Fuel EX with 140mm of rear suspension paired with a 150mm fork. The additional travel is complemented by a slacker 64.5-degree head tube angle and a steeper 77.2-degree seat tube angle that keep the ride feeling balanced, confident, and capable whether pointing it down rowdy trails or heading up punchy climbs.
Because no two riders are the same, Fuel EX offers new adjustability options. Optional angle-adjust headset cups (sold separately) can be installed to make the 64.5-degree head tube angle a degree steeper or slacker without impacting the bottom bracket height. Mino Link returns to offer an additional ½ degree of head tube angle adjustment.
Fuel EX also features adjustable leverage rate with a chip on the lower shock mount. Riders can choose between the Less progressive setting for a plusher feel that’s ideal for chunky terrain, or flip to the More progressive for added bottom-out resistance, hitting big features, or running a coil shock.
Fuel EX’s new frame design gives riders more aftermarket upgrade options. It offers broader shock compatibility, including coil shocks, and a larger 34.9mm seat tube for bigger, more reliable dropper posts. It’s also mullet-ready for riders who want to ride the line between nimble 27.5˝ and faster 29˝ wheels.
Trickling-down tech that was previously reserved for the carbon model only, Fuel EX Alloy frames now also feature in-frame storage in the down tube, along with a Bontrager BITS bag for keeping ride essentials organized and easy to access.
All frames come with internal cable routing tunnels to keep cables quiet and maintenance a breeze while a two-piece bolt-on frame guard for protects against knocks and scratches.
Accommodating a huge range of riders, Fuel EX is available from XS to XXL sizes. Every size features size-appropriate wheels, with 27.5˝ coming stock on XS, and 29˝ coming stock on sizes M – XXL. Size S riders will be pleased to find the option to choose between 27.5˝ or 29˝ hoops. In addition to size-appropriate wheels, Fuel EX is equipped with size-specific chainstays that provide more-nimble handling for smaller riders and improve front wheel traction on climbs for taller riders.
With longer travel, more capable geometry, and slick adjustability features, new Fuel EX is up to get down on any trail, any time. These new models will start arriving at Trek retailers in September.