Trek Fuel EX 5 Deore Gen 5


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Fuel EX 5 is the gateway to full suspension trail bikes. Trail-taming front and rear suspension, a Shimano 1×12 drivetrain, a dropper post for getting low on descents, and hydraulic disc brakes make Fuel EX 5 a high-value, high-performance mountain bike with exceptional versatility.

It’s right for you if…
You’re ready to go full suspension, and you want a versatile trail bike at a great value. You want a ride that’s sure-footed, capable, and responsive so you can stay in control no matter where you’re riding.

The tech you get
A lightweight aluminum frame with a Knock Block steerer stop to protect against spinning bars. A 140mm RockShox Recon Silver fork, 130mm of rear travel with an X-Fusion Pro 2 shock, a durable 12-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain, dropper post, and hydraulic disc brakes.

The final word
You get full suspension performance without the sticker shock. Fuel EX 5 has the same frame technology as our higher-end alloy Fuel EX models with parts chosen to keep the price tag low and stoke level high.

Why you’ll love it:
– You get a high-end ride at an exceptional value with frame features like Boost148 and ABP that give you confident handling and room to upgrade parts as your skills grow
– It has the capability of far more expensive trail bikes: it shreds singletrack and can even handle the occasional XC or enduro race
– The dropper post lets you lower your saddle on the fly so it’s out of the way on descents
– The RockShox fork’s DebonAir spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it’s lighter than a coil spring
– We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5″ wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5″ or 29″, and sizes M to XL get 29″ wheels


Geometry Chart:
Frame size letter X-Small X-Small Small Small
Geometry position Low High Low High
Wheel size 27.5″ 27.5″ 27.5″ 27.5″
A — Seat tube (cm) 35.6 35.5 39.5 39.5
B — Seat tube angle 69.0° 69.5° 69.0° 69.5°
Effective seat tube angle 75.0° 75.5° 75.0° 75.5°
C — Head tube length (cm) 9 9 10 10
D — Head angle 66.0° 66.5° 66.0° 66.5°
E — Effective top tube (cm) 54.6 54.5 56.8 56.7
F — Bottom bracket height (cm) 33.5 34.1 33.5 34.1
G — Bottom bracket drop (cm) 2.1 1.4 2.1 1.4
H — Chainstay length (cm) 43.7 43.6 43.7 43.6
I — Offset (cm) 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.3
J — Trail (cm) 11.1 10.6 11.1 10.6
K — Wheelbase (cm) 112 111.9 114.4 114.3
L — Standover (cm) 69.5 70 70 70.7
M — Frame reach (cm) 39.5 40 41.5 42
N — Frame stack (cm) 56.3 55.9 57.2 56.8


Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel
Fork RockShox Recon Silver, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, Maxle Stealth, 140mm travel
Rear Shock Sizes X-Small & Small: X-Fusion Pro 2, 2-position damper, 210mm x 52.5mm
Sizes Small – X-Large: X-Fusion Pro 2, 2-position damper, 210mm x 55mm
Rims Alex MD35, tubeless compatible, 32-hole, 35mm width, presta valve
Hubs Front: Bontrager alloy, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
Spokes 14g stainless steel
Tires Sizes X-Small & Small: Bontrager XR4 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5×2.60″
Sizes Small – X-Large: Bontrager XR4 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29×2.60″
Bottom Bracket Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit
Crankset Shimano MT511, 30T steel ring, 52mm chainline
Shifters Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore M6100, long cage
Cassette/Freewheel Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12 speed
Chain Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed
Brakes Shimano hydraulic disc, MT201 lever, MT200 caliper
Rotors Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180mm
Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length
Headset Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
Seatpost TranzX JD-YSP18, internal routing, 31.6mm
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.


Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Lithium Grey/Marigold / X-Small / 27.5-inch 601842380406 1045224 FUE36550469D
Lithium Grey/Marigold / Small / 27.5-inch 601842380390 1045225 FUE35795787D
Lithium Grey/Marigold / Small / 29-inch 601842380383 1045226 FUE34902271D
Lithium Grey/Marigold / Medium / 29-inch 601842380376 1045227 FUE34831588D
Lithium Grey/Marigold / Medium/Large / 29-inch 601842380369 1045228 FUE35266581D
Lithium Grey/Marigold / Large / 29-inch 601842380352 1045229 FUE3469010D
Lithium Grey/Marigold / X-Large / 29-inch 601842380345 1045230 FUE35770312D
Matte Dnister Black / X-Small / 27.5-inch 601842586976 5260691 FUE34965894K
Matte Dnister Black / Small / 27.5-inch 601842586969 5260692 FUE3338238K
Matte Dnister Black / Small / 29-inch 601842586952 5260693 FUE32361496K
Matte Dnister Black / Medium / 29-inch 601842586945 5260694 FUE32219021K
Matte Dnister Black / Medium/Large / 29-inch 601842586938 5260695 FUE33824395K
Matte Dnister Black / Large / 29-inch 601842586921 5260696 FUE327468K
Matte Dnister Black / X-Large / 29-inch 601842586914 5260697 FUE33439304K


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