Trek Fuel EX 9 29 Mountain Bike

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The Trek Fuel EX 9 29 ramps up to speed in a hurry and the big SRAM hoops wrapped in Bontrager’s trail-sticking tires roll with ease over anything. Mino Link geometry lets you tune in your perfect ride, and a FOX 130mm-travel fork ensures smooth navigation of the bumpy stuff. The aluminum-framed Fuel includes wider dropouts for extra stiffness, with a SRAM drivetrain for precision shifting.

This lively bike simply powers over punchy climbs and sails up long, punishing ascents faster than a soaring interest rate. A lightweight, efficient chassis and suspension gives the Fuel a race-like feel and it descends confidently, with only a touch of flex when plunging hard into turns. The Reverb dropper post is sweet icing on this fat tire cake.

The Fuel loves singletrack trails, the kind which cling to the contour line of a hillside and follows it through every nook and cranny clear to the next mountain range. The bike does everything well, from slicing through technical singletrack with puma-like agility to stable fire road cruising. Not only that, Trek donates a portion of your purchase to IMBA’s tireless efforts to build and preserve mountain biking trails.Rating: 4.5/5

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