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Trek Fuel EX 6

Trek Fuel EX 6

2012

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (12 Reviews)
$2,149.99
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Product Details

2012 Trek Fuel EX 6

Trek's Fuel EX 6 maximizes your off-road action with Trek's super-efficient Full Floater suspension matched with a Fox shock that delivers 120mm of travel. Trek's Active Braking Pivot separates brake forces from suspension, for total control on rough sections whether you're braking or not. Control continues up front with a 120mm-travel RockShox Recon fork that keeps you flying through the burly stuff. And to keep your speed over all terrain, this sweet full-suspension rig is spec'd with powerful Elixir discs and a slick-shifting 27-speed Shimano drivetrain with an upgraded SLX rear derailleur. Plus, it boasts Bontrager's fast wheels and tires to keep you grounded, if that's your thing.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum
    Fork RockShox Recon Gold TK Solo Air, 120mm-travel
    Rear Shock Fox Float RP2 w/ProPedal, 120mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-850
    Hubs Front: Formula; Rear: Shimano M475
    Tires Bontrager XR4, 26 x 2.2
    Crankset Shimano
    Chainrings 42/32/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters Shimano Deore
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir
    Brakes Avid Elixir 3 discs w/6-inch rotors
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    15.5-inch 00768682195987 11626001112
    17.5-inch 00768682196007 11626002112 FUE299439612
    18.5-inch 00768682196021 11626003112
    19.5-inch 00768682196045 11626004112
    21.5-inch 00768682196069 11626005112
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 12 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Handles Well  (10)
    • Durable  (9)
    • Balanced Suspension  (9)
    • Plush Feel  (7)
    • Lightweight  (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy  (4)
    • Tires in wet condition 
    • None 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (12)
    • Free Riding  (6)
    • Casual Riding  (4)
    • Urban Biking  (4)
    • Extreme sports  (2)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    4.0

    Great entry level full suspension

    By B

    from Chula Vista, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Crosscountry
    • Mountain Biking
    • Extreme Sports

    Comments:

    I upgraded from a Trek 3900 to the EX6 to bridge the gap bewteen my hardtail and full suspension needs. The EX6 has surpassed my expetations when it comes to quality. The only thing lacking is the braking. After a few longer rides the brakes tend to howl and get mushy. Will be upgrading soon.

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    5.0

    Ford SVT Rapter of bicycle

    By Speed Racer

    from Rochester Hills MI

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Dynasys Drivetrain

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Tires In Wet Condition

    Best Uses

    • Extreme Sports
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    I only weigh 150lb so this is all I need to take 6ft drops with plush landing. But getting up a hill is a work out due to its weight. Stock tires work great on hard dry dirt but in wet dirt and mud condition it's like biking on ice. Changed to maxxis minon on front and high roller on back.

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    5.0

    great bike

    By Hatchet

    from Saratoga Springs New York

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Handles Well
    • Balanced Suspension
    • Lightweight
    • Plush Feel
    • Great Components

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      I use my bike on highly technical trails. Lots of roots,rock gardens, swampy areas. The bike handles excellent. I love this bike.

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      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      always wanted a fuel

      By slap

      from barry south wales uk

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Durable
      • Balanced Suspension
      • Plush Feel
      • Great Components

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Free Riding
        • Casual Riding
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        wanted the ex8 but was a bit over my budget but cannot fault this bike a few upgrades set for the future as unless i win the lottery this will be my last bike purchase

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellence | Perfection | Amazing

        By Joey

        from Colorado

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Balanced Suspension
        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight
        • Plush Feel
        • Durable
        • Great Components

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Free Riding
          • Downhill
          • Mountain Biking
          • Casual Riding

          Comments:

          Simply, the Trek Fuel EX 6 is the best bike I have ever owned, and has been my dream bike for quite a while. I mountain bike quite a lot here locally within Colorado, and I cannot be more satisfied. The bike itself is VERY "beefy" in regards to its frame and overall construction, and the APB system used to balance during braking really helps in overall riding and downhill. The suspension is great, and one truly gets what he or she pays for with this mountain bike - the back shock itself (FOX FLOAT RP2) is worth quite a bit and performs very well no matter your body weight. Although I am smaller, it still handles very well and is controllable. In fact, I have a friend that spent quite a bit of money on a downhill bike he had made custom from a vendor at a dirt-biking/BMX/downhill convention, spending almost $1800 dollars. When we went on a ride for one of the first times at a local set of single tracks, we decided to quickly swap bikes for the fun of it. He absolutely LOVED the breaking, handling, and cushioning of this bike as the brakes are not too stiff, but just right when adjusted as so, the seat is very comfortable, and, ultimately, the high-grade components are not match for anything within the price range. A DEFINITE buy for ALL.

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          5.0

          Unbelievable ride, awesome bike

          By Jim Clavin

          from Iowa

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great Components
          • Balanced Suspension
          • Handles Well
          • Plush Feel

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Free Riding

          Comments:

          I was skeptical at first but riding this bike sold me on full suspension. The first time out I was disappointed only to discover that I did not have the suspension set up for my riding style. After a few adjustments and a trip back to the trail the bike worked flawlessly. Climbs awesome and I feel like I have total control on fast downhill rides. Only complaint that I have is I wish I had a bigger budget for better components. I am totally satisfied with everything about my Fuel EX6

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          5.0

          Big Fun

          By Duffy22

          from Upstate NY

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Balanced Suspension
          • Durable
          • Handles Well
          • Plush Feel

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            This bike is big fun for me. Got back to mtn. biking after some time away and the suspension and handling is sooo much improved from back in the day... Could use better shifters but thats and easy upgrade.I've been hammering this bike all summer and loving it..Buy one...

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            5.0

            Rookie rider

            By Ricky on a Bike

            from South Orange County

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            Shopped around a bit until i made up my mind that the Red Shield Warranty along with Treks lifetime frame warranty far exceeded any other bike out there. I am really happy with my bike and i know that i am covered if something was to break down. I ride 2-3 a week...i was told to give it about a 90 day break in period but due to the trails in OC...that break in period took about 30 days!

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            5.0

            Very durable

            By Jeff

            from Mesa, Arizona

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Durable
            • Handles Well
            • Balanced Suspension

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Free Riding
              • Urban Biking
              • Casual Riding

              Comments:

              I ride 16-20 miles a day, every day. Have owned this bike for 3 years and it has been great! I ride 2/3 gravel roads and thru the desert ( I'm in Arizona) and the other third city streets. After 3 yrs I killed the derailer but have no other problems.. my only complaint is frequent flat tires, but you can't blame the bike for that. I highly recommend this bike.

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              5.0

              i cant imagine it getting any better

              By marcus wellabee

              from somerset PA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Balanced Suspension
              • Great Components
              • Bottomless
              • Durable
              • Handles Well
              • Effortless
              • Plush Feel
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Casual Riding
                • Nothin 2 nasty
                • Downhill
                • Mountain Biking
                • Racing
                • Free Riding
                • Urban Biking

                Comments:

                i cant tell you how much this bike changed my love for rideing. as hard as that is to believe. i cant seem to get off this bike. when i strap into the peddals it becomes part of me. its like avatar and stuff. lol. and for the price believe me when you buy a similar bike online ie.. sug ret price 4000 buy now for 1500. its not worth it. believe me... i know a guy that got one he road it for a week. it broke. now hes out 1500 with no warranty. and a bike not worth fixing. i have the protection plan. its worth every penny. i paid i think 230 for 5 yrs. fully covered. man that really takes the financial burden for wrecking. it seems to allow me to push alittle harder. not that i fall alot.

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