Fuel EX C is a carbon mountain bike frameset built for high-performance rides on a variety of trails. The best in Trek trail bike frame tech, a full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, and 130mm of rear travel with a FOX Factory shock make Fuel EX C the ideal start for a dream trail bike or endurance race bike that's burly enough to go big on gnarly descents but quick enough to fly through the local singletrack circuit.
It's right for you if...
You're after that one holy grail mountain bike build that lets you power through flowy singletrack, hit gnarly descents and drops, and even compete in marathon races. You want the best all-around trail bike frame we offer, because you know a high-quality frame is the ticket to faster, bigger rides.
The tech you get
A light and stiff full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a FOX Performance shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper, and an included Bontrager Line stem and Knock Block headset that prevents damage to the frame from spinning handlebars and fork crowns. Built for a PF92 bottom bracket and a 140mm fork.
The final word
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and FOX Factory shock give you a major head start on a build that will be the envy of all other trail bikes. Fuel EX C is a frameset that excels in all-mountain riding, and it's the best all-around option for riders who want a single versatile, high-performance ride that rips it up on every trail.
Why you'll love it
- A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame makes for a ride that's light on the climbs and trail-tough on rough descents
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- This bike is perfect for shredding singletrack, hitting drops, and pushing your limits in multi-stage and marathon events
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- We expanded our size range from XS through XL to ensure a better fit for all riders
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.
Contact us for parts packages
Fork sold separately
Sizes X-Small–Small: 27.5-inch
Sizes Small–X-Large: 29-inch
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, BITS internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Rear Shock||Fox Factory Float EVOL, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, Kashima Coat, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55mm|
|Axles||Rear: 148 x 12 (Boost)|
|Accessories & Extras||Bontrager Line Pro stem, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree|
* Subject to change without notice.