Fuel EX 5 Plus is the gateway to confident trail riding. It has RockShox front and rear suspension, a Shimano Deore 1x10 drivetrain, and plus-sized tires for amazing traction and confidence on loose, rugged terrain. This do-it-all full suspension mountain bike is a dream for trail riders who want a boost in confidence and the capability to roll over anything.
It's right for you if...
You like tires that stick to the trail. You have an affection for traction and want the plush ride and extra capability of a full suspension bike with the added benefit of plus-sized, Tubeless Ready tires.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, mid-fat tires for unrelenting traction, a 140mm RockShox Recon RL fork, and 130mm of rear travel. Plus, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, 27.5x2.8 tires, Alex MD35 rims, and a reliable 1x10 Shimano Deore drivetrain with a wide range of gearing to tackle varying terrain.
The final word
If you're getting into mountain biking and looking for the one ride to give you a great experience, this is a great choice. Fuel EX 5 Plus is capable, versatile, durable, and built to keep you rolling through the most technical trails with a huge smile on your face.
Why you'll love it
1 - Unrelenting confidence: this bike lets you ride sections you never thought you'd be able to clean
2 - Mid-fat tires give you the traction to scamper up technical climbs and charge through rock gardens
3 - It's a lot of bike for the price, and the perfect platform for upgrades down the line
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 140mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8-inch top, 1.5-inch bottom|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe RL, 210x52.5mm|
Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
|Rims/Wheels||Alex MD35, 32-hole double-walled, tubeless strips and valves sold separately|
Front: Bontrager Boost110
Rear: Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle, Boost148
|Tires||Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.80|
|Crankset||Race Face Ride|
|Chainrings||30T Cinch (direct mount)|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SunRace, 11-42, 10 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6000, 10 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 720mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm clamp, 0 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.