2021 Trek Fuel EX

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews' started by Geetarguy, Feb 3, 2021.



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  1. Geetarguy

    Geetarguy Member

    Location:
    california
    Name:
    Geetarguy
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel EX 7
    I searched but I could not find any reviews for 2021 Trek Fuel EX. I am currently waiting on my EX 7. Does anyone have one of the new Fuel Ex's? How do you like it? Pros/Cons? The one I ordered is the Dark Aquatic color...Post pics if you got em...I'll post a review as soon as I get it :)
     
  2. Derkderkall

    Derkderkall iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Monrovia
    Name:
    Derek Allison
    Current Bike:
    2020 Specialized Fuse 29
    look for reviews of the 2020 version. That was when they gave it a major update geometry wise. 2021 it's just some new colors and maybe a few differences in components.

     
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  3. Geetarguy

    Geetarguy Member

    Location:
    california
    Name:
    Geetarguy
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel EX 7
    Thanks for this! :) What I am really looking for is if anyone here has personal experience...
     
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  4. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    I have the 2020 EX 9.7 in carbon. It’s a great bike and the suspension design is almost the same as the Devinci Troy I had. It’s my 1st 29er and it didn’t take long for me to adjust my riding style.

    I don’t know what pros/cons you are looking to compare it with, but the only con for me is the knockblock headset which limits your steering. I have ridden sections where I needed to turn the bars a little bit to make a turn. Other than that it’s a great bike.

    I think we got some of those dark aquatics in GX on Monday.
     
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  5. Geetarguy

    Geetarguy Member

    Location:
    california
    Name:
    Geetarguy
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel EX 7
    Intersting...about the knockblock! I have heard the same from some other riders. I would have thought it would be a positive thing. This will be my first 29er too :) I'm coming from a 20 year old Specialized FSR
     
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  6. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    The knockblock is designed to save from your fork hitting the frame. The downtube does not have a curve in it, so the fork could hit the frame. Trek has a new knockblock 2.0 and you can upgrade it so you can get a better turning radius. It’s not a deal breaker, but mostly a minor inconvenience. Here is a picture of my hooptie also.813369D3-BF02-4BD8-8908-0E759B8F0C3A.jpeg
     
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  7. Geetarguy

    Geetarguy Member

    Location:
    california
    Name:
    Geetarguy
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel EX 7
    Nice!
     
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  8. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    I have ridden the crap out of my 2018 Fuel EX. Here in the San Gabes, we have the tightest switchbacks on Earth and I have yet to hit the knock block on any turn, any where, any time. It will not impede the bike’s ability. Enjoy!!!
     
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  9. Geetarguy

    Geetarguy Member

    Location:
    california
    Name:
    Geetarguy
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel EX 7
    I'm gonna have to get out and ride the San Gabes one of these days!
     
  10. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    It’s only a few trails that the knockblock impedes me. But for the most part it doesn’t bother me. Also when I put my bike in the bed on my tailgate pad, the wheel doesn’t turn all the way. So the bike sits at an angle.
     
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  11. SnakeCharmer

    SnakeCharmer iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Crescenta Valley
    Name:
    Mike, aka "Ssnake"
    Current Bike:
    Trek FEX
    That’s interesting because when I turn the handlebars hard enough to make contact with the knock block, the bike becomes unrideable, IMO.
     
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  12. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    North East Canada? , California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Ibis DV9, Santa Cruz Hightower
    :eek: If not... a felony awaits you! :p
     
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  13. Danmtchl

    Danmtchl iMTB Rockstah

    Location:
    Bakersfield
    Name:
    Dan
    Current Bike:
    2020 Trek Fuel EX 9.7
    We have one in a medium

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  14. Geetarguy

    Geetarguy Member

    Location:
    california
    Name:
    Geetarguy
    Current Bike:
    Trek Fuel EX 7
    That's not gonna last long lol.....probably be gone by end of day....
     
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