Fuel EX 5 is the gateway to full suspension trail bikes. Trail-taming front and rear suspension, a Shimano 1x12 drivetrain, a dropper post for getting low on descents, and hydraulic disc brakes make Fuel EX 5 a high-value, high-performance mountain bike with exceptional versatility.
It's right for you if…
You're ready to go full suspension, and you want a versatile trail bike at a great value. You want a ride that's sure-footed, capable, and responsive so you can stay in control no matter where you're riding.
The tech you get
A lightweight aluminum frame with a Knock Block steerer stop to protect against spinning bars. A 140mm RockShox Recon Silver fork, 130mm of rear travel with an X-Fusion Pro 2 shock, a durable 12-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain, dropper post, and hydraulic disc brakes.
The final word
You get full suspension performance without the sticker shock. Fuel EX 5 has the same frame technology as our higher-end alloy Fuel EX models with parts chosen to keep the price tag low and stoke level high.
Why you'll love it:
- You get a high-end ride at an exceptional value with frame features like Boost148 and ABP that give you confident handling and room to upgrade parts as your skills grow
- It has the capability of far more expensive trail bikes: it shreds singletrack and can even handle the occasional XC or enduro race
- The dropper post lets you lower your saddle on the fly so it's out of the way on descents
- The RockShox fork's DebonAir spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring
- 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
|Frame size letter||X-Small||X-Small||Small||Small|
|A — Seat tube (cm)||35.6||35.5||39.5||39.5|
|B — Seat tube angle||69.0°||69.5°||69.0°||69.5°|
|Effective seat tube angle||75.0°||75.5°||75.0°||75.5°|
|C — Head tube length (cm)||9||9||10||10|
|D — Head angle||66.0°||66.5°||66.0°||66.5°|
|E — Effective top tube (cm)||54.6||54.5||56.8||56.7|
|F — Bottom bracket height (cm)||33.5||34.1||33.5||34.1|
|G — Bottom bracket drop (cm)||2.1||1.4||2.1||1.4|
|H — Chainstay length (cm)||43.7||43.6||43.7||43.6|
|I — Offset (cm)||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3|
|J — Trail (cm)||11.1||10.6||11.1||10.6|
|K — Wheelbase (cm)||112||111.9||114.4||114.3|
|L — Standover (cm)||69.5||70||70||70.7|
|M — Frame reach (cm)||39.5||40||41.5||42|
|N — Frame stack (cm)||56.3||55.9||57.2||56.8|
|A — Seat tube (cm)||39.5||39.5||42||42||43.5||43.5||45||45||50||50|
|B — Seat tube angle||67.5°||68.0°||67.5°||68.0°||67.5°||68.0°||67.5°||68.0°||67.5°||68.0°|
|Effective seat tube angle||75.0°||75.5°||75.0°||75.5°||75.0°||75.5°||75.0°||75.5°||75.0°||75.5°|
|C — Head tube length (cm)||10||10||10||10||10.5||10.5||10.5||10.5||12||12|
|D — Head angle||66.0°||66.5°||66.0°||66.5°||66.0°||66.5°||66.0°||66.5°||66.0°||66.5°|
|E — Effective top tube (cm)||57.8||57.7||60.3||60.2||61.9||61.8||63.4||63.3||66.3||66.2|
|F — Bottom bracket height (cm)||34||34.6||34||34.6||34||34.6||34||34.6||34||34.6|
|G — Bottom bracket drop (cm)||3.4||2.8||3.4||2.8||3.4||2.8||3.4||2.7||3.4||2.7|
|H — Chainstay length (cm)||43.7||43.6||43.7||43.6||43.7||43.6||43.7||43.6||43.7||43.6|
|I — Offset (cm)||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3||4.3|
|J — Trail (cm)||11.9||11.5||11.9||11.6||11.9||11.6||11.9||11.6||11.9||11.6|
|K — Wheelbase (cm)||115.4||115.3||117.9||117.8||119.6||119.5||121.1||121||124.2||124.1|
|L — Standover (cm)||70.1||70.7||74.2||74.8||74.5||75.1||75||75.6||76.2||76.8|
|M — Frame reach (cm)||41.5||42||44||44.5||45.5||46||47||47.5||49.5||50|
|N — Frame stack (cm)||60.9||60.5||60.9||60.5||61.3||60.9||61.3||60.9||62.7||62.3|
|Frame Size||Height (inches)||Height (cm)||Inseam (inches)||Inseam (cm)|
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.
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|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 Recon Silver, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, Maxle Stealth, 140mm travel|
Sizes X-Small & Small: X-Fusion Pro 2, 2-position damper, 210mm x 52.5mm
Sizes Small - X-Large: X-Fusion Pro 2, 2-position damper, 210mm x 55mm
|Rims||Alex MD35, tubeless compatible, 32-hole, 35mm width, presta valve|
Front: Bontrager alloy, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
|Spokes||14g stainless steel|
Sizes X-Small & Small: Bontrager XR4 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5x2.60"
Sizes Small - X-Large: Bontrager XR4 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.60"
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit|
|Crankset||Shimano MT511, 30T steel ring, 52mm chainline|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6100, long cage|
|Cassette/Freewheel||Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12 speed|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed|
|Brakes||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT201 lever, MT200 caliper|
|Rotors||Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180mm|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Seatpost||TranzX JD-YSP18, internal routing, 31.6mm|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width|
* Subject to change without notice.