Trek Fuel EX 7 29 - 2018

Key features - Capable and stiff 130mm frame is 29" and 27.5+ compatible - Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tire clearance, shorter stays - Exclusive suspension tech with ABP and Full Floater - Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame ...(Read More)

Trek Fuel EX 7 29
$2,499.99
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Matte Trek Black/Gloss Waterloo Blue
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Key features

- Capable and stiff 130mm frame is 29" and 27.5+ compatible
- Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tire clearance, shorter stays
- Exclusive suspension tech with ABP and Full Floater
- Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defense

Specs

Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel
Fork RockShox Reba RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 130mm travel
Headset Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5"bottom
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position DPS damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
Axles Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, tubeless strips and valves sold separately
Hubs Front: Formula Alloy DC511
Rear: Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle
Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40"
Crankset SRAM NX, Direct Mount X-Sync
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket PF92
Chain SRAM PC-1110
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M6020
Rear Derailleur SRAM NX, Roller Bearing Clutch
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11 speed
Shifters SRAM NX, 11 speed
Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8mm, 0 degree, 60mm length
Brakes SRAM Level T hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
Seat Post Dropper post, Bontrager lever, 31.6mm, internal routing

Videos

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Matte Trek Black/Gloss Waterloo Blue / 15.5-inch 00601479656219 549249 FUE43882629E
Matte Trek Black/Gloss Waterloo Blue / 17.5-inch 00601479656226 549250 FUE43497121E
Matte Trek Black/Gloss Waterloo Blue / 18.5-inch 00601479656233 549251 FUE43245530E
Matte Trek Black/Gloss Waterloo Blue / 19.5-inch 00601479656240 549252 FUE43539974E
Matte Trek Black/Gloss Waterloo Blue / 21.5-inch 00601479656257 549253 FUE43264926E
Matte Trek Black/Gloss Waterloo Blue / 23-inch 00601479656264 549254

Reviews

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (3)
  • Versatile  (3)
  • Lightweight  (2)
  • Climbs well 
  • Stable On Slow Climbs 

Cons

  • Seat I Replaced 
  • Xr3 Tires Are Junk 
  • not available in 1x 
  • Slips On Steep Climbs 
  • Heavy 

Best Uses

  • Commuting/City  (2)
  • Road Biking  (2)
  • Trail riding  (2)
  • Climbing  (2)
  • Mountain Biking  (2)
  • Cross country 
  • Descending 
  • All Around Everywhere 
  • Mountaineering 
  • Extreme Sports 
  • Single track 

REVIEWS

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4

Short stems and people over a 100

By 

from richmond va

About Me

Comments:

So I finally moved up to a Mid bike. It's amazing. Swap the tires. I'm not sure I've given the xr3's a chance. But yeah.

4

A versatile bike and a great value, but a bit bulky

By 

from Ft. Worth Texas

About Me

Pros

  • Great value
  • durable

Cons

  • heavy
  • bulky in tight situations
  • not available in 1x

Best Uses

Comments:

For the price you pay, this is a great bike with some great components. It can take a hit, and eats up rough terrain while remaining composed. It's not the most capable climber, (esp. when compared to a hard tail), struggles a bit on tight turns, but if you only have room for one bike and trail/mountain riding is your thing, this is a great choice.

5

AWESOME

By 

from Boston

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountaineering

    Comments:

    Bought this bike a couple of months ago and so far i absolutely love it. Havent had any issues whatsoever and for the price its a really really really good bike!

    5

    Great Trail Monster

    By 

    from St. Louis, MO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Descending
    • Climbing
    • Trail riding

    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.

    5

    i would buy this product again

    By 

    from Brasil

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments:

      best bike i have until now.

      5

      Well appointed Cycle I must say chaps.

      By 

      from Southern Pines, N.C. 28387

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Seat I Replaced
      • Heavy
      • Grips

      Best Uses

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

      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.

      5

      Great bike!

      By 

      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.

        4

        Great bike but tires lack grip on wet!

        By 

        from San Juan, PR

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Tough
        • Fast and Smooth Ride
        • Nice Breaks

        Cons

        • Slips On Steep Climbs
        • Sliips On Wet Conditions

        Best Uses

        • Single track
        • Climbing
        • Cross country

        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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