Trek has expanded its range of electric mountain bikes with the introduction of new alloy Fuel EXe models. The new Fuel EXe models aim to make e-MTBs more accessible to riders worldwide by offering the same cutting-edge technology found in the carbon models which were first launched last year – at a lower price point.
The new alloy Fuel EXe models retain the same travel and geometry as their carbon counterparts, with 140mm rear and 150mm front travel. They feature the 29er ABP (Active Braking Pivot) system and Mino Link for geometry adjustment. Notably, the new alloy models also offer compatibility with long dropper posts and bigger coil shocks.
At the heart of the new Fuel EXe is TQ's HPR50 – an awards-winning drive system – featuring a ‘harmonic pin ring’ transmission. This compact motor claims to give riders a quiet and natural feeling of support, and with the system offering 50Nm of torque, the bikes have enough assistance for tackling steep climbs without sacrificing the smoothness of the ride.
2023 Trek Fuel EXe alloy riding, by Trek
The Fuel EXe alloy models are equipped with a 360Wh removable battery, offering support for two to four hours of riding. This can be extended seven hours with a 160Wh Range Extender that slots into the bike's bottle cage.
Trek Fuel EXe alloy – Models
The lineup of Fuel EXe alloy models comprises three bikes: Fuel EXe 5, Fuel EXe 8 GX AXS and the Fuel EXe 8 XT. The bikes sit at the bottom of the full EXe range, which now features nine models in total.
Kicking off the alloy lineup is the Fuel EXe Alloy 5, priced at £5,175. This model features a RockShox Recon Silver fork and X-Fusion Pro 2 shock. Tektro brakes ensure reliable stopping power, while Shimano Deore gearing guarantees smooth and precise shifting. The base model comes with a TranzX dropper post.
2023 Trek Fuel EXe alloy closeup, by Trek
Next up is the Fuel EXe Alloy 8 XT – which despite the XT in the name is not specced that straightforwardly. This model, priced at £6,575, combines a mix of components. It features Shimano Deore brakes, an XT derailleur, shifters, and an SLX chain. Despite this mix, the suspension, wheels, and Bontrager components remain consistent with the most expensive model, ensuring high-quality performance and durability.
Following the launch of SRAM's more affordable T-Type drivetrain, the top-of-the-range Fuel EXe Alloy 8 GX AXS T-Type comes equipped with GX Eagle AXS Transmission. With a £7,075 price tag, you also get a Fox Rhythm 36 fork, Float X Performance shock, SRAM DB8 brakes, and Bontrager Line wheels, tires, and cockpit.
The new alloy Fuel EXe models are available now.
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