2024 Trek Fuel EX 9.7 Gen 5
The Trek Fuel EX 9.7 Gen 5 is a whole suspension trail bike with upper mid-range components.
It features a lightweight and rigid OCLV Full Mountain Carbon frame with internal storage, a 140mm FOX Rhythm 36 fork, and 130mm rear travel with a FOX Float Performance rear shock with efficient RE:aktiv Trek dampers.
2024 Trek Fuel EX 9.7 Gen 5
The bike also features a wide-range Shimano SLX/XT 1×12 drivetrain, Line Comp 30 TLR wheels with 54-gear Rapid Drive rear hub, Bontrager Line dropper post, and powerful Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes.
The Fuel EX 9.7 Gen 5 is more straightforward to ride uphill than similar bikes and is geared up much the same as similar bikes for downhill riding.
The 2024 Trek Fuel EX 9.7 Gen 5 can accept a 27.5″ rear wheel if you raise the fork travel to 160mm, and it also sees adjustable head angle and flexible posterior shock development.
The downtube storage compartment is on the new bike but doesn’t have Knock Block.
This bike is designed for trail mountain riding and offers excellent geometry with adjustable head angle, efficient and comfortable climbing performance and, coil shock, big fork & mullet compatibility.
However, the frame is heavy, and the rear shock absorbers lack little impact flex.
2024 Trek Fuel EX 9.7 Gen 5 Price Starts at $4,199.99. The 2024 Trek Fuel EX 5 Gen 5 weighs 34 lb 9.8 oz (15,700 g), while the 2023 Trek Fuel EX 9.7 weighs 30 lb 1.5 oz (13,650 g).
The key difference between top Fuel and ex-fuel is that top Fuel is designed for trail mountain biking, whereas ex-fuel is intended for trail mountain biking.
The Fuel EX 5 is the gateway to full-suspension trail cycling and is a high-value, high-performance mountain bike with incredible versatility.
Trek Fuel EX 9.7 Gen 5 Specs
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, down tube guard, PF92, Boost148, G2 Geometry on 29ers|
|Fork||RockShox Pike Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 130mm travel|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe RL, 210x55mm|
|Wheels||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Crank||Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost|
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB, PF92|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-52, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX M7120 hydraulic disc|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, internal routing, 31.6mm|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Weight||M - 14.38 kg / 31.70 lbs (with tubes)|