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2014 Trek Fuel EX 7 29 Bike (discontinued)

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Long-term review

Long-term review

The Good:

mostly good welds
did not fail catastrophically.

The Bad:

too flexy, chain stay hits the tyre, also tyre hits the chainstay when wheel flexes, tyre gets scraped.
horrible component choice, pedal fell off, spider on m552 crank failed.
the bigger sizes seem to be problematic, hanger bends, eventually fails
chain wear is unacceptable with me riding it.
bearings get pushed out in the ABP, probably due to axle getting loose.
the bearings in the rocker in where the seat stay connects get pushed out.
welds were different on two of my bikes, so one could fit bigger zip ties other could not at one spot.
the rock link cracks where the bearings sit.
flexy wheels, with weak spoke nipples, can't handle rock strikes, truing the wheels.
tyres wear out in 4 weeks of trail riding.

Overall Review:

Check out my reviews for more info and videos, photos, and more in depth look at it:

my bike is 17.5/18.5

It will probably work ok for a kid, but not me, so it can probably bring fun to a kid, but for me it's too flexy.


Product Trek Fuel EX 7 29 Bike
Model Year 2014
Riding Type Trail
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
15.5, 17.5, 18.5, 19.5, 21.5, 23 View Geometry
Size 15.5 17.5 18.5 19.5 21.5 23
Top Tube Length 22.32 23.54 24.09 24.68 25.59 26.1
Head Tube Angle 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5° 69.5°
Head Tube Length 4.13 4.13 4.53 4.53 5.12 5.71
Seat Tube Angle 73.6 ° 73.6 ° 73.6 ° 73.6 ° 73.6 ° 73.6 °
Seat Tube Length 15.51 16.54 17.52 18.5 20.0 22.01
Bottom Bracket Height 13.31 13.31 13.31 13.31 13.31 13.31
Chainstay Length 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8 17.8
Wheelbase 43.62 44.84 45.43 46.02 46.97 47.52
Standover 30.67 30.12 30.43 30.24 30.31 31.02
Reach 15.35 16.57 17.01 17.6 18.35 18.7
Stack 23.66 23.66 24.06 24.06 24.61 25.16
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Aluminum
Rear Travel 120mm
Rear Shock FOX Evolution Series Float with DRCV, CTD Damper, Rebound
Fork FOX Evolution Series 32 Float with CTD Damper, Rebound, E2 Tapered Steerer, 15mm Quick Release Thru Axle
Fork Travel 120mm
Head Tube Diameter E2 Tapered
Headset FSA IS-2, E2, Sealed Cartridge Bearing
Handlebar Bontrager Race Lite Low Riser, 31.8mm, 15mm Rise
Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 Degree
Grips Bontrager Race Lite, Lock-On
Brakes Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc
Brake Levers Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc
Drivetrain 3x
Shifters Shimano Deore, 10-Speed
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore, High Direct Mount
Rear Derailleur Shimano SLX Shadow Plus
Chainguide N/A
Cranks Shimano M552
Chainrings 42/32/24 Tooth
Bottom Bracket Press Fit
Pedals N/A
Cassette Shimano HG62 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
Rims Bontrager Duster 28-Hole Tubeless Ready
Hubs Bontrager Alloy Front, Bontrager Sealed Cartridge Bearing Rear
Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, Aramid Bead, 29"x2.30"
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, Chromoly Rails
Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 12mm Offset
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Quick Release
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Trek Black/Lime Green
Warranty Lifetime Frames, 5 Year Swing Arms
Weight N/A
Price $2,629.99
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