Building off their killer carbon Fuel EXe’s success, the new Trek Fuel EXe Alloy swaps in an aluminum frame to bring the prices down, and adds a new feature aggressive trail riders will love.
The bike keeps the ultra-quiet TQ HPR50 motor, which pumps out 50Nm of torque and has a 360Wh battery pack compatible with their 160Wh range extender to get up to a combined 7 hours of riding. The Trek Central app gives you control over the motor’s tune, sytem updates, and range updates, and even adds bike setup tips, activity tracking and navigation.
It also keeps the 140mm rear wheel travel with 150mm forks, and it’s compatible with a wide range of piggy back shocks and all Fox and Rockshox coil shocks if you wanna get rowdy. You can even put a 160mm fork on it and swap out the 29er rear wheel for a 27.5″ and get shreddy.
They recommend putting the MINO Link in High, but the bike ships with 29ers front and rear and the geo-adjusting link in Low. The suspension is their ABP design, using a concentric rear pivot over the axle that helps keep things active during braking.
Up front, the alloy model fits the analog FUEL EX Gen 6’s adjustable headset cups (sold separately), so you can tweak the angle by one degree in either direction. The carbon model doesn’t have this.
Claimed bike weights are 44.65lb (20.25kg) to 45.86lbs (20.80kg), and prices range from $5,499 to $7,399 across three models, each available in two colors (for the US market, other markets may have different models and specs), with the top model getting the new SRAM GX Transmission group.