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Trek Fuel EX 5 (2012)


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Brand Trek
ModelFuel EX 5
Size15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5"
ColorMetallic Black/Platinum


BrakesHayes Dyno Sport hydraulic disc brakes
CassetteSRAM PG-950 11-36, 10 speed
CranksetSRAM S800 3.0, 44/32/22
FeaturesYou choose, with ABP Convert ABP Convert offers all the benefits of our original ABP, and comes with interchangeable wheel interface options so you can swap from a 142x12mm rear wheel back to a traditional style 135x5mm wheel. Harsh ride? We solved that -Full Floater Most suspension systems attach the shock to a moving linkage at the top, and a fixed frame mount on the bottom. That fixed mount can contribute to a harsh ride. Full Floater attaches the shock to two moving linkage points on the frame, for greater response over a wide variety of terrain. It feels like more travel—but it's not. It's smarter travel Alpha Platinum: Best Our high-performance lightweight aluminum alloy is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Alpha Platinum feature a high degree of hydroforming to create the most complex industrial designs for the lightest weight, and are finished using Trek's smooth-weld finishing process. A stronger, lighter rocker EVO Link is Trek’s evolution of the rocker link from the plate-and-bolt style used on most suspension bikes to a one-piece rocker link. This lighter link provides a stronger connection point between the front and rear triangles, creating a stiffer frame for greater control with minimal weight. 135x5 rear wheel Traditional-width rear hub attaches to the frame using a standard or ABP-specific skewer 3x10 With a 10-speed cassette and a 3-ring crankset, 3x10 delivers a closer-ratio drivetrain, a wider range of gears, and increased efficiency and durability.
Fork typeRockShox Recon Silver TK w/coil spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, alloy steerer, 120mm travel
Frame typeAlpha Platinum Aluminum w/ABP, Full Floater, magnesium EVO Link, replaceable derailleur hanger, 120mm travel
Front derailleurSRAM X.5
Headset1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Hub frontFormula DC20 front hub
Hub rearShimano alloy M475 hubs
PedalsWellgo alloy platform
Rear derailleurSRAM X.5
Recommended forMountain, XC Mountain, XC Marathon
Rims typeBontrager AT-850 disc 32-hole rims
SaddleBontrager Evoke 1
ShiftersSRAM X.5, 10 speed
Shock typeRockShox Ario RL w/lockout, rebound; 7.25x2.0"
StemBontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm
TiresBontrager XR4, wire bead, 26x2.2"
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