Fuel EX 7 shines when you're charging down tricky descents, where the dropper post, upgraded 140mm RockShox 35 Gold fork, and 130mm of rear travel come in handy. A lightweight aluminum frame, Tubeless Ready wheels, and a reliable 1x12 SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain make this an awesome all-around full suspension mountain bike.
It's right for you if...
You want one high-performance bike that excels on every trail, and you want it at a great value. You expect your bike to handle a variety of challenges, including rocky descents, long climbs, fast corners, and gaps.
The tech you get
A capable and stiff Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, 140mm RockShox 35 Gold fork with a plush DebonAir spring, 130mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock, and a 1x12 SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain with a wide range of gearing for climbs. Plus, Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels and a dropper post.
The final word
Fuel EX 7 is a great all-around trail bike for a wide variety of terrain. It has upgrades where it matters most, like in the SRAM 1x12 drivetrain, suspension, and Tubeless Ready Bontrager wheels.
Why you'll love it
- It’s an awesome trail bike with upgraded parts that you won’t outgrow right away as your skills progress
- You’re getting a high-value trail bike that’s great for both marathon races and everyday singletrack riding
- The dropper post lets you lower your saddle on the fly so it's out of the way on descents
- Wide Line Comp 30 wheels provide more tire support so you get better traction and control
- 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
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Sizes X-Small – Small: 27.5-inch
Sizes Small – X-Large: 29-inch
Pedals sold separately
Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.
|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 35 Gold, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 140mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position DPS damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi|
|Crankset||SRAM NX Eagle, DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT401 lever, MT400 caliper|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails|
|Seat Post||TranzX JD-YSP18, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.