TREK FUEL EX 5 29 MTB BIKE 2020

Product Code: 154963
£1845.00GBP
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Product Description

Fuel EX 8 Plus is a versatile full suspension trail bike with girthy plus-sized tyres for unrelenting traction. It's the perfect balance of value and performance, with a trail-tough Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, 140mm front and 130mm rear suspension, and a wide range SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain.

Colour / Slate/Trek Black // Trek Black/Purple Lotus

It's right for you if...

You're ready to go full suspension, and you want a versatile trail bike at a great value. You want a ride that's sure-footed, capable and responsive, so you can stay in control no matter where you're riding.

The tech you get

A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with internal cable routing, a Straight Shot down tube for extra stiffness in the rough and a Knock Block steerer stop to protect against spinning bars. A 140 mm RockShox Recon RL fork, 130 mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe Select Plus shock, a durable 10-speed Shimano Deore drive train, dropper post and hydraulic disc brakes.

The final word

Full suspension performance without the sticker shock. Fuel EX 5 has the same frame and suspension tech found on our higher-end alloy Fuel EX models. Quality RockShox suspension, a dropper post and a Shimano 1x10 drive train make for an ideal introduction to the world of full suspension trail riding.

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* Prices are estimates and will be calculated at checkout based on your minimum deposit.
Home Delivery by Experts

All Terrain Cycles are now offering a Home Delivery service.

Our Cytech qualified mechanics will first make sure that your bike is fully checked and ready to ride.

Then we will deliver it completely assembled direct to your home or place of work where we will set up your bike for your personal needs and answer any questions you may have. All for just £50.00.

Our delivery map indicates a general area, however, if you do not see your location on the map please call us on 01274 588488 to discuss a special delivery.

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HOW TO BUILD YOUR MAIL ORDER BIKE

Aftercare

After the first few weeks of use, the whole bike will settle down. As a result, the gears may need tweaking, some nuts and bolts may need tightening and you may well need to check the adjustment of the saddle and handlebars.

CABLE STRETCH

Gears

Cable stretch tends to occur shortly after a new bike has been ridden a few times. A rear derailleur that we have tuned to hit every gear, nicely and quietly, may now not be making each shift causing a sensation and sound of “being in between gears”. Generally you may have to shift up, or shift down a couple times to quiet it down and settle the derailleur into a “happy gear”. A front derailleur may no longer want to shift all the way onto the big ring or will require a much firmer push to get it there.

It is advisable to get the cable tension adjusted as soon as this happens either by your local bike shop. This tune up is considered a necessary part of any bicycles maintenance schedule and as such should not be ignored.
Brakes

Your brakes will also be affected by cable stretch (provided of course that they are NOT hydraulic in which case this does not apply). The symptom here is that they usually start to feel quite loose. i.e. you have to pull the lever much further back or harder in order to get the same stopping power you once had. This is partly why new bikes come with a first free service. If your brakes start feeling a little spongy after a few weeks, you can adjust them at the barrel or the clamp or ask a mechanic at your local bike shop to do it for you.
DISC BRAKES

New disc brakes won’t deliver their full power until the rotor and pads have bedded in.

SRAM has a really good guide for bedding in disc brakes:

“Accelerate the bike to a moderate speed and then firmly applying the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process 20 times. Then accelerate the bike to a faster speed and apply the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process ten times. It’s important that during this process you never come to a complete stop or lock up the wheels at any point.”

Doing this process should drastically improve the performance of your brakes and prepare them for many happy rides.
CRANKS

Check the cranks and crank bolts or nut for tightness; grab a crank arm in each hand and try to wiggle them to check for looseness. If there is play in the cranks, the nuts or bolts may need to be tightened. Cranks should be checked after every ride for the first week.
HEADSET

A loose headset can be diagnosed by turning the front wheel to point left or right, holding the front brake on, and then rocking the bike backwards and forwards. Hold your fingers between the stem and the frame. Any movement indicates that you need to tighten the headset.
SADDLE

Check your seat post is not loose and that you have not exceeded the limit marked on the seat post. Once you have checked these, use an allen key to tighten the seat post clamp. Check the seat is secure by giving it another check once you have finished.
STEM

Check that your front wheel and stem do not move independently, and that your handlebar clamp bolts are tight. Perform this check by standing in front of the bike, holding the front wheel between your knees, and twisting the handlebars. You can prevent any movement by tightening the stem bolts and the handlebar clamp with an allen key.
SUSPENSION FORKS

Keeping your mountain bike’s suspension maintained is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting all the performance you can out of your bike. Plus, giving your fork and shock a few seconds of attention here and there can prevent costly repairs or even replacements.

Dirt is the number one enemy of suspension. After every ride make sure to wipe the seal area and stanchions of your fork and shock. Wipe in a horizontal motion, not vertical as you don’t want to force any debris towards the seals.

Every few rides double check that your suspension sag is correct, as well as your rebound and compression adjustments. If something has changed, or the adjustments aren’t working as before, some maintenance is likely due.

Working on your bike at home can seem daunting, and we'd always recommend you take your bike to a qualified mechanic if possible.

FOR FURTHER ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW BIKE SEE OUR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE.

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Mail Order

One of our Cytech qualified mechanics will hand build your bike leaving only a few minor adjustments for you to do once your new bike arrives. Our mechanic will also complete a rigorous Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) before carefully re-packing for shipping to you; but in order to fit the bike back into its box for delivery, some disassembly has to be done. Re-assembly of these parts should be straightforward and should not take very long.

Tools You'll Need

A multi-tool or a 4mm or 5mm Allen key, a pedal wrench or 15mm Allen key, depending on your pedals and a pair of scissors to open the box and cut the zip-ties with.
1. Open the Box and Remove Your Bike

Carefully remove your bike from the box and remove all of the packaging and zip ties with your scissors or snips. Never use a sharp knife as this can easily result in damage to paintwork and tyre sidewalls. Pedals and quick release (if supplied) will be in a small box at the bottom of your package as well as an instruction manual for your specific bike. Make sure you keep hold of this as it contains your bike's serial number.
2. Secure Your Front Wheel

Bikes will be delivered with the rear wheel already fitted so all you have to do is slide in the front wheel. First, remove the plastic fork spacer, along with any other packing material.

Set the frame upright on the ground and attach the wheel. Make sure that the brake is properly aligned and that the wheel is sitting straight. Next, tighten the quick release skewer if supplied and make sure that the brake quick release is tightened.
3. Attach the Handlebars

Using a multi-tool or a 4 or 5mm Allen key, clamp the faceplate over the bars so that they are fastened securely but not so tight that you cannot change the angle of the bars. Note many models of handlebar have handy measurement markers, allowing you to find your perfect angle.
4. Fit Your Pedals

It is important to note that pedal threads are different from left side and right side. The right side pedal has a right-hand thread (removes anti-clockwise, installs clockwise). The left side pedal has a left-hand thread (removes clockwise, installs anti-clockwise). We will label the pedals with “left and right” stickers in order to make sure you refit them correctly. The pedals will have grease applied to the threads, do not wipe this off. Follow the direction arrows on the stickers to ensure the pedal threads engage correctly then tighten them with a 15mm pedal wrench or Allen key (where applicable).
5. Fit Your Saddle

The seatpost has already been greased so all you have to do is slide the post into the frame at your desired height and tighten the seat clamp using your multi-tool.
6. Final Checks

Finally give your bike a final check over to ensure your handlebars and seat post clamp are tightened securely, and also that your brakes' quick releases are in the closed position.

Please also read our aftercare recommendations.

FOR FURTHER ADVICE ON LOOKING AFTER YOUR NEW BIKE SEE OUR KNOWLEDGE CENTRE.

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Questions and Answers


Hi Andy, Thank you for your e-mail. The Trek Fule EX 5 XL in Grey/Black is currently out of stock until around the 7th November. If your son is keen to purchase the bike it might be worth ordering the bike in advance, which can be done with a £100 deposit to reserve the bike for you. As they are not expecting a large drop, so they could all sell through before arriving. I hope this is of help. Kind regards, Natasha

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TREK FUEL EX 5 29 MTB BIKE 2020
Availability

Stock is held at our two stores and at an external warehouse, and as a consequence our website does not show live stock.

Upon placing an online order we will notify you if we are unable to fulfil your order within 1-5 working days.

We do not charge your credit or debit card until we dispatch your order, unless by prior agreement or as a holding deposit for special purchase items.

Our mail Order Customer service is open Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm

If you are visiting one of our stores and interested in a specific item, please ring us on 01274 588 488 to check that it is available at the store you are visiting before making a special trip.

This telephone number is manned 7 days a week in line with our shop opening hours.

Returns

Goods must be returned within 30 days of receipt.

Returned goods must be unused, in a saleable condition and in their original packaging with all labels still attached.

Goods must not be fitted or used.

All Goods must be accompanied with a Completed Returns Form.

Goods can be returned to the Store for a refund or exchange. A Completed Returns form must accompany all goods returned to the store; the refund however will be processed by the Mail Order Customer Service Staff and not by the Store Staff so the refund may not be immediate.

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Specifications
Features
 You're getting incredible features and the latest mountain bike innovations at an exceptional value  
 It has the capability of far more expensive trail bikes: it shreds singletrack and can even handle marathon races  
 The dropper post lets you lower your saddle on the fly so it's out of the way on descents  
 The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring  
 We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5? wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5? or 29? and sizes M to XL get 29? wheels  
Description
WeightM - 15.03 kg / 33.14 lbs (with tubes)  
Frameset
FrameAlpha Platinum Aluminium, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel  
ForkRockShox Recon RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 140 mm travel  
Front suspensionRockShox Recon RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 140 mm travel  
Rear suspensionRockShox Deluxe Select Plus, 210x55 mm  
Wheels
Front HubFormula DC-511, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle  
Rear HubBontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle  
RimsAlex MD35, Tubeless Ready, 32-hole, 35 mm width, Presta valve  
TyresBontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"  
Drivetrain
ShiftersShimano Deore M6000, 10-speed  
Rear derailleurShimano Deore M6000, mid cage, 42T max cog  
CrankRace Face Ride, 30 T steel ring, Boost  
Bottom bracketShimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit  
CassetteSunRace, 11-42, 10-speed  
ChainKMC X10, 10-speed  
Components
SaddleBontrager Arvada, steel rails  
SeatpostTranzX JD-YSP18, 130 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm  
HandlebarBontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise  
StemBontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree  
GripsBontrager XR Trail Comp, lock-on  
HeadsetKnock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom  
BrakesetShimano hydraulic disc, MT201 lever, MT200 calliper  

Manufacturer may reserve the right to change the specification of that listed or shown on this page.

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