2022 Trek Fuel EX 7

A 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame full suspension trail bike with high-end components, priced near the low end of the Fuel EX model range. Compare the full range

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2022 Trek Fuel EX 7
MSRP$3,299
Weight31.9 lbs
SuspensionFull
Travel130mm rear, 140mm front
FrameAluminum
ForkRockShox 35 Gold RL
Wheels27.5″ / 29″
Tire Clearance2.6"
Drivetrain1 × 12
GroupsetNX Eagle
BrakesHydraulic Disc
SeatpostDropper post

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Gearing

1 × 12 — 12 speed

Fuel EX 7

24 mph

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The Fuel EX 7 is easier to ride up hills than similar bikes.

The Fuel EX 7 won‘t keep up with similar bikes while riding downhill or sprinting.


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October 2020

Gran Fondo
Trek Fuel EX 9.9 XTR Project One in bikepacking review

The Trek Fuel EX 9.9 is an absolute classic in the trail bike segment. Could it also be the perfect bike for the next bikepacking adventure with its modern geometry and spare parts compartment in the down tube? We put the Fuel EX to the test.

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June 2020

Freehub
2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.9 // Bike Review

As warmer temperatures hit the Pacific Northwest and the dirt starts to dry, I’m always eager to get out on some long rides with some big climbs. Naturally, when this Trek Fuel EX 9.9 showed up at the Freehub office, I knew it was time to put the nimble beast through its paces. I challenged myself to a 60-mile sufferfest on some of Bellingham, Washington’s toughest climbs and descents. It definitely didn’t let me down. Climbing on this bike was a joy. Trek equipped the 9.9 model with its proprietary RE:aktiv shock with a three-position damper, which I left wide open for the entire ride. The rear suspension had an overwhelmingly supportive feel while pedaling out of the saddle, yet as soon as I hit a bump it dived deeper into the travel, keeping the rear wheel firmly planted and providing excellent traction. The geometry is modern and balanced, with a long reach and a sensible 76-degree seat angle. On the descents, the bike inspired confidence, thanks to its long wheelbase and bottomless-feeling suspension. My confidence was further enhanced by the reliable stopping power of the Shimano XT brakes. As a 200-pound rider, I couldn’t have appreciated the ultra-powerful XT brakes and the 203-millimeter front rotor more—especially while bombing down some of Bellingham’s scariest double-black trails.

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April 2020

Mountain Bike Action
Mountain Bike Action Bike Test: Trek Fuel Ex Trail Bike

Can it get any better than this?

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April 2020

BikeRadar
Trek Fuel EX 9.7 review

A classic trail bike, with a fun and engaging ride built around a solid frame

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April 2020

Flow Mountain Bike
9 Lessons We've Learned About Our 2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 Test Bike

After six months of testing, it's time to the deliver the review of our 2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.8 long-term test bike. Here we take a closer look at some of the other parts we've changed and the problems we've encountered, and discuss exactly what this 130mm travel trail bike does best.

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November 2019

MBR
Trek Fuel EX 9.8 review - MBR

The updated Trek Fuel EX now features storage in the downtube, 29er wheels, more travel and a gorgeous frame… oh and it’s rollicking fast too.

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August 2019

BIKE Magazine
First Ride: 2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.9

This is not what it looks like. Even though this new Fuel EX has a Fox 36, it doesn’t mean it has shed its trail-bike past for an enduro-bike future. Even

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August 2019

ENDURO Mountainbike Magazine
First ride review: the new Trek Fuel EX 9.9 2020 – longer, faster and even better?

First ride review of the new Trek Fuel EX 9.9 2020 – details, weight, pricing and highlights of the new bike here!

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Geometry

Specs
Build
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

BB StandardBB86/BB92, press-fit

Tire Clearance2.6"

Fork

RockShox 35 Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 140mm travel

Rear Shock

Size: XS, S, Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position DPS damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210mm x 52.5mm; Size: XS, S, Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position DPS damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position DPS damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210mm x 55mm; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position DPS damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm

Bottom Bracket

SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit

Headset

Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom

Stem

Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length

Handlebar

Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width

Saddle

Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width

Seatpost

Size: XS, S, TranzX JD-YSP18, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 361mm length; Size: M, ML, L, XL, XXL, TranzX JD-YSP18, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 445mm length

Grips

Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on

Groupset
Rear Derailleur

SRAM NX Eagle

Crank

Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 170mm length; Size: M, ML, L, XL, XXL, SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 175mm length

Shifters

SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed

Cassette

SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed

Chain

SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed

Brakes

Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 caliper; Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, SRAM Level T hydraulic disc; Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Shimano hydraulic disc, MT401 lever, MT400 caliper

Wheels
Rims

Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle

Spokes

DT Swiss Champion, J-Bend, Black

Front Hub

Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle

Tires

Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120tpi, 29.x2.40''; Size: XS, S, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60''; Size: S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60''

Disk Rotors

Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180mm; Size: XS, S, M, ML, L, XL, XXL, SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180mm

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