For 2017, the latest version of Trek’s long running Fuel EX model is stiffer, lighter, and lower slung than the previous model. With 130mm of travel on the 29 inch wheel frame it’s only 10mm short of last year’s Remedy 29.
The Fuel EX is Trek’s mid travel 29er and also comes as a ’27 Plus’ option. If you want more travel then the recently launched Slash 29 will give you all you need…
Anyway, one spin and you realise the angles, weight and tightness add up to make this Trek a trail hammering speed machine. It’s lightweight, incredibly well built and so beautifully constructed. With a Fox 34 leading the charge, this Fuel EX is a fine example of a trail bike, which can now be pushed into tough terrain, yet never lacking the urgency or punch of a shorter travel machine. Your average speed has just increased, a bike with verve and on a similar wavelength to the Intense Primer.