Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Ontario bike shop First Look: 2013 Trek Fuel EX

The team at our bike shop in Ontario has been testing the new 2013 models from Trek. One of the bikes that has made a splash this year is the Trek Fuel EX. 
This trail bike is delivering a number of changes in 2013, really stepping up it's performance.
The 2013 Fuel has more travel now- 130mm rather than 120mm.
Other notable changes include those that have made the 2013 Fuel a much smoother, more responsive ride. Using a dual-chamber shock and fork, Trek has made this bike more capable than many bikes equipped with more travel.

2013 changes:
  • 130 mm of travel from 120 mm in 2012
  • new suspension kinematics- main pivot is moved forward for better pedaling performance
  • Lower standover height
  • 10mm shorter chainstays
  • Frame weighs in at 3.9 lbs-5.4 lbs
  • Fuel 9.9 complete bike is now 24.5 lbs
  • Internal cable routing for all shifter cables and even the Rockshox Reverb post cable
  • Fuel EX 5, 6, 7 weigh 2466 gram
  • Fuel EX 9.9 weighs 1760 grams or 3.88 lbs

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