Trek Fuel EX 6.5 All Mountain Full Suspension

4.33/5 (6 Reviews)


Product Description

  • Frame: Alpha Red Aluminum w/R1 Trail Tuned Suspension
  • Front Suspension: Recon 335 Solo Air w/positive air pressure
  • Rear Suspension: Fox Float RP2 w/Pro Pedal
  • Wheels: Shimano Deore disc hubs
  • Cassette: SRAM PG950 11-34, 9 speed


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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by heds a Cross Country Rider from ipswich

Date Reviewed: May 18, 2010

Strengths:    great down hill and climes steep hills well for a full sus.find very movable on twisting corners.

Weaknesses:    tyres very loud on road and not great off road.

Bottom Line:   
for the money its a brilliant all round bike,rides fantastic off road.avid juicy 3 brakes very responsive on all terrains and suspension very comfortable and the lockout is good.this bike is great for anyone wanting a rocket down hill a good climber and a all round great ride,

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1200.00

Purchased At:   cycle revolution

Bike Setup:   standard

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by BitterOso a Weekend Warrior from Albuquerque, NM

Date Reviewed: May 6, 2010

Strengths:    durable, low-maintenance.

Weaknesses:    down-shifting has always been kinda spotty on the chainring; tends to hangon to bigger ring. also, braking cramps the heck out of my hands--might recommend an upgrade from stock brakes.

Bottom Line:   
Been running this bike *hard* for 2yrs, and I really have no complaints. I've been merciless on the rear derailleur and only recently did the hanger give up the ghost. I would recommend to anyone who wrecks a lot and doesn't know much about bikes (like me)...because other than a few tune-ups I haven't had to deal with many mechanical issues. For $750 used, I couldn't be happier w/ the value...maybe a more advanced rider could pick a few things to complain about, but for moderate to easier-advanced trails, this bike won't let you down.

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Favorite Trail:   Elena Gallegos #241

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $750.00

Purchased At:   (used)

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steveo a Cross Country Rider from lakeland fl

Date Reviewed: March 13, 2010

Strengths:    componets, frame

Weaknesses:    tires

Bottom Line:   
has held up well.replaced rear derailleur,my fault.now replacing rear hub. shifter cable came off guide after a big drop ,poped it right back on rode rest day.every bit level 4!!!!

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Favorite Trail:   harp park,balm boyette

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1580.00

Purchased At:   trek tampa


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sneakyking a Weekend Warrior from dayton, ohio

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2010

Strengths:    RS recon fork (130 mm),strong frame, avid hydro brakes, xt shadow rear der.

Weaknesses:    a little on the heavy side, tires

Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome trail bike. It has enough suspension to handle about anything and it descends like a rocket. It climbs as good as it can be expected to for the type of bike it is. bottom line: if you need a durable bike that bombs the downs and climbs the ups then this is the bike for you.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   kettering bike shop

Bike Setup:   stock except for WTB velociraptor tires

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by stretch a Weekend Warrior from Austin, Texas, USA

Date Reviewed: November 9, 2008

Strengths:    Great all around trail bike. Rides great, nice components for the $$$. Good looking bike.

Weaknesses:    Like the other review. The first thing I replaced was the Bontrager Jones XR tires.

Bottom Line:   
I originally demo'd a Trek Fuel EX 8.0, the set up up and geometry worked great for me.But I could not see myself spending over 2k for mt first mountain bike so I went with the EX 6.5. I am extremely happy with it.

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Favorite Trail:   Walnut Creek

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Mellow Johnny's

Bike Setup:   Manufacturer original setup.



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mckelvjr a Weekend Warrior from Colchester, CT, USA

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2008

Strengths:    Excellent components, reasonable weight < 29lbs, beautiful ride up or down hill. This bike is comparable to the 2007 Fuel EX 8.0.

Weaknesses:    Tires could be more aggressive. Comes with Bontrager Jones XR which are XC tires. They work okay for mountain if air downed right.

Bottom Line:   
All around great deal for the money.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1550.00

Purchased At:   Manchester Cycle Sho

Similar Products Used:   Specialized XFR Comp

Bike Setup:   Check the Trek web site for specs.

Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

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2009 Trek Fuel Ex 6.5 Fork question

Hi guys I'm riding the above mentioned rig. I'm taking of swapping out the stock Rockshox Recon fork for another fork. Right now, the Recon provides me with 130mm of travel. is it advisable to replace it with another fork of 140-150mm travel? Would it place too much of a strain on the frame? T ... Read More »

Fuel EX 5 vs. EX 6?

I am jumping back into the game and looking at my first new bike purchase in 9 years. I am pretty much sold on getting a Fuel. My last ride was a 2003 Liquid 20. The Fuel has a similar feel (geometry differs by less than a mm) but is obviously more suited to XC. Since I no longer live in CO, I will ... Read More »

bash gaurd for a 09 Fuel Ex 6.5

I just got a Fuel EX 6.5 a few months ago with the Shimano M521 Ocatlink 44/32/22 crank. I'm looking to get a bash guard to protect from log crossings and such. Can anyone recommend one? Also, noob question but I'm assuming the the 32 in the 44/32/22 is the number of teeth?Read More »

going tubeless with a fuel ex 6.5

I just got an 09 Trek Fuel Ex 6.5. I'm considering going tubless. According the the specs, my bike has Bontrager Ranger rims and Bontrager Jones XR tires. It does not say whether the tires are tubeless ready or not. I've checked Bontrager's website, and the Jones XR do come in a tubeless ready versi ... Read More »

2009 Fuel EX 6.5 frame (pre ABP), is it so bad ?

Hi! I can get the Fuel EX 6.5 for about 1800$ but since I asked some advices everybody tells me that I should try to get a EX 7 and not the 6.5 because there is a major improvement in the frame. Is it true ? What does it brings ? Thank youRead More »

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