- Colour: Anthracite
- Size: 15.5
Fuel EX 5 Plus is the gateway to confident trail riding. It has RockShox front and rear suspension, a Shimano Deore 2x10 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, SUNringlé rims with tubeless tape and valves, and a reliable Shimano Deore 2x10 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 we love it
- Unrelenting confidence: this bike lets you ride sections you never thought you'd be able to clean
- Mid-fat tires give you the traction to scamper up technical climbs and charge through rock gardens
- It's a lot of bike for the price, and the perfect platform for upgrades down the line
- Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defense
Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel
Front suspension: RockShox Recon Silver, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 140mm travel
Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe RL, 210x52.5mm
Front Hub: Formula Alloy DC511, Boost110
Rear Hub: Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle, Boost148
Rims: SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole, tubeless strips and valves included
Tyres: Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80˝
Shifters: Shimano Deore M6000, 10 speed
Front derailleur: Shimano Deore M6020
Rear derailleur: Shimano Deore M6000, Shadow Plus
Crank: Race Face Ride, 36/22
Bottom bracket: PF92
Cassette: Shimano HG500, 11-42, 10 speed
Chain: KMC X10
Pedals: Not included
Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset
Handlebar: Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
Grips: Bontrager Race
Stem: Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8mm, 0 degree, 60mm length
Head set: Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
Brake set: Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
Weight: 17.5" - 14.97 kg / 33.00 lbs
Weight limit: This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).
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