starre mikelevy's article
Aug 16, 2019 at 0:54Aug 16, 2019
Review: Trek's All-New 2020 Fuel EX Trail Bike
On the 2020, I like the higher BB, hate the low stack in XL (long legs), but stepping back I have to chuckle a bit about the Trek marketing machine. No more the famous G2 geometry that was sold as the golden solution to improving 29er steering. Gone the glorious "full floater" suspension hiding that decades old single pivot design. So they still retain Dave Weagle's split pivot design (ABB) and that propriety Penske shock, but even with all that - guess what ?! - you get classic D-link rear suspension squat going up. I have a single pivot 29er from 2007 (Turner) and - guess what - I get squat going up too. Move that ancient Rp23 shock to platform or set less sag on my bike and the squat is significantly reduced. I give kudos to Trek for making the base Alum models affordable all, but I can't see experienced riders choosing this over other choices available at the high price range tested.
starre mikekazimer's article
Apr 5, 2018 at 4:10Apr 5, 2018
Trek Full Stache - First Ride
With this more progressive geometry - I'm wondering what it would ride like with a shorter offset fork