2023 Trek Fuel EXe 9.5
The Fuel EXe 9.5 Deore is a new kind of e-mountain bike that bridges the divide between pedal assist and traditional bikes. It features a carbon frame and a compact motor that keeps the ride light, lively and quiet. Get the benefit of pedal-assist on long climbs, and the playful feel of a traditional mountain bike on descents. It's built up with a 150 mm RockShox Gold RL fork that makes quick work of rock gardens, and 140 mm of plush RockShox Deluxe Select+ rear suspension for a smooth ride and small bump compliance.
It's right for you if...
You want a trail bike that's ready to ride everywhere, and gives you a little extra fuel on the ascents. You don't want to sacrifice the nimble feel of a traditional trail bike for a beefy motor, and prefer a refined assist that feels – and sounds – natural underneath you.
The tech you get
An OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with a fully encased 360 Wh battery, and TQ harmonic pin ring transmission with a smart charging port, integrated LED display and discreet handlebar remote. 150 mm RockShox 35 Gold RL fork with DebonAir spring and Motion Control damper, and 140 mm RockShox Deluxe Select+ rear suspension. Plus, tubeless-ready wheels and tyres, and 12-speed Shimano Deore drivetrain.
The final word
The Fuel EXe 9.5 is a lively trail bike that gives you extra boost on the climbs, and feels like a traditional bike on descents. It's packed with space-age technology of a TQ harmonic pin ring transmission, plenty of buttery-smooth suspension to gobble up rocks and roots, and a workhorse drivetrain that won't quit on you.
Why you'll love it
- You get discreet power when you want it, and the nimble feel of a traditional mountain bike wherever you roll
- Its tiny-but-mighty TQ transmission is tuned for the trail, keeping things quiet so you can stay in the moment, and ramps up power with you for a natural ride feel
- The smart charge port, sleek integrated display and discreet controls keep the bike looking and feeling like a traditional mountain bike
- Its 150 mm of buttery-smooth front travel pairs with 140 mm of rear suspension to eat up rocks and roots for a ride that's ready to tackle anything
- You'll be able to add on a range extender when you want a little extra fuel in the tank for big days on the bike.
*Please note - spec applies to all sizes unless listed separately
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon, removable battery, internal routing, alloy rocker link, 34.9 mm seat tube, upper chain guide mount, 55 mm chainline, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, UDH, 140 mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox 35 Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 150 mm travel|
|Shock||RockShox Deluxe Select+ RT, 205 mm x 60 mm|
|Hub front||Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Hub rear||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Rim||Alex MD35, tubeless compatible, 32-hole, 35 mm width, Presta valve|
|Spokes||14 g stainless steel|
|Tyre||Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"|
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Shifter||Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Deore M6100, long cage|
|Crank||E*thirteen E*spec Plus, 34T, 165 mm length|
|Chainring||E*thirteen E*spec, 32T steel ring, 55 mm chain line|
|Cassette||Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
TranzX JD-YSI-22PLQ, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 346 mm length
TranzX JD-YSI-22PLQ, 150 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 454 mm length
Size: L, XL
TranzX JD-YSI-22PLQ, 170 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 497 mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 50 mm length|
|Brake||Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 calliper|
|Brake rotor||Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203 mm|
|Weight||M - 19.93 kg / 43.94 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|