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Fuel EX 5 Gen 5 (2023)

2,579.00

The Fuel EX 5 is a full-suspension trail bike that’s ready to handle it all. With trail-taming 140 mm front and 130 mm rear suspension, a Shimano 1×12 drivetrain, a dropper post for getting low on descents and hydraulic disc brakes, the Fuel EX 5 hits the mark as a high-value, high-performance mountain bike with exceptional versatility.

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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 sturdy aluminium frame with a Knock Block steerer stop to protect against spinning bars. A 140 mm RockShox Recon Silver fork, 130 mm 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. The Fuel EX 5 has the same proven frame technology that riders have loved over the years, with parts chosen to keep the price tag low and stoke level high.

Product Specifications

FrameAlpha Platinum Aluminium, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel
*ForkSize: XS , S
RockShox Recon Silver, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset, Boost110, Maxle Stealth, 140 mm travel
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
RockShox Recon Silver, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, Maxle Stealth, 140 mm travel
*ShockSize: XS , S
X-Fusion Pro 2, 2-position damper, 210 mm x 52.5 mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
X-Fusion Pro 2, 2-position damper, 210 mm x 55 mm
Max compatible fork travel150mm (561mm axle-to-crown)
Hub frontBontrager alloy, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru-axle
Hub rearBontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rearBontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
RimAlex MD35, tubeless compatible, 32-hole, 35 mm width, Presta valve
Spokes14 g stainless steel, black
*TyreSize: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5×2.60″
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Maxxis Rekon EXO, wire bead, 60 tpi, 29×2.60”
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager XR4 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29×2.60″
Rim stripBontrager TLR
Max tyre sizeFrame: 29×2.60″, Fork: See manufacturer
ShifterShimano Deore M6100, 12-speed
Rear derailleurShimano Deore M6100, long cage
*CrankSize: XS , S , M , ML , L
Shimano MT511, 30T steel ring, 52 mm chainline, 170 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Shimano MT511, 30T steel ring, 52 mm chainline, 175 mm length
Bottom bracketShimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit
CassetteShimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12-speed
ChainShimano Deore M6100, 12-speed
Max. chainring size1x: 34T
SaddleBontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width
*SeatpostSize: XS , S
TranzX JD-YSP18, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 361 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
TranzX JD-YSP18, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 425 mm length
HandlebarBontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
GripsBontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
StemBontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8 mm, 0-degree, 50 mm length
Head setKnock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
BrakeShimano hydraulic disc, MT201 lever, MT200 calliper
Brake rotorShimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180 mm
WeightM – 15.70 kg/34.62 lb
Weight limitThis bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).