Trek Fuel 70 2006 Technical specs and features
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Trek Fuel 70 bike review
Trek produced the Fuel 70 bike in 2006 and can be classified as a Mountain bike bicycle, this exact model costs in american market arround $989.99. Fuel 70 bike is available in many sizes such as 15.5 (inches), 17.5 (inches), 19.5 (inches) and 21.5 (inches). Trek Mountain bike Fuel 70 can be found in a few colors, among these colors Matte Black . This bike is equiped with 26 x 2.20" Bontrager Jones ACX tires and Stainless steel spoke wheel while the rims are manufactured by Bontrager Ranger. Trek equiped this exact model with Shimano M465 brakes, Tektro aluminum levers braking system and Shimano M495 hubs. To guarantee the comfiest ride Trek used Alpha aluminum material for the frame. Bontrager Crowbar Sport high strength material is used on the handlebar of this Fuel 70 to ensure the perfect handling while the stems are made of Bontrager Sport. For the smoothest biking experience Shimano M410, 22/32/44 teeth is used on this bicycle .
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Parts & Components
Trek Fuel 70(SG) review
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Pedigree cross-country mile-muncher
Trek’s successful Fuel design has been around for a few years, spawning longer-travel offshoots as well as high end cross-country race machines. The Fuel 70 is true to its roots, offering a modest 76mm (3in) of rear travel in a package designed to appeal to cash-conscious trail riders and entry-level racers.
The combination of a conventional looking, conservatively designed front triangle and swing arm mated to a rocker-activated, vertically mounted shock gives the Fuel 70 cleaner lines than many of its competitors. The frame detailing and finish is also impressive for the price. The cross-ovalised down tube features a shock mount near its junction with the bottom bracket and a strengthening gusset up front, left open-ended to properly disperse stress away from this critical frame joint in the event of a heavy impact.
The swing arm is an exercise in minimalist engineering. An asymmetric pivot sits in line with the middle chainring for minimal pedal feedback, and at the top of the seatstays a beefy yoke connects to the rocker linkage that drives the RockShox BAR air shock. Most bikes using rocker activated shock designs incorporate an extra pivot near the rear axle, on the chainstays or the seatstays, to allow for the small degree of movement between the two as the suspension moves through its travel. Trek’s pivotless design shouldn’t, in theory, work as well, but in practice it’s never been a problem, and there’s a lot to be said for reducing the number of moving parts.
Up front there’s a 100mm (4in) travel RockShox J2 fork with adjustable preload, rebound damping and lockout. It works reasonably well in conjunction with the air shock, although – in common with the Saracen and Claud Butler – it lacks the superbly balanced front-to-rear feel of the Mongoose. Coil spring preload adjustment on a fork is always a compromise, and it’s only heavier riders who are likely to feel any benefit t. As for the air shock, we felt that the stock rebound damping was set a little too high on our sample bike and – unlike the Saracen – the Trek doesn’t offer any adjustment.
Most of the Fuel 70’s finishing kit – right down to tyres and rims – carries the name of Trek’s in-house design guru, Keith Bontrager. It’s all quality stuff with typically good attention to detail, like long saddle rails for plenty of fore-and-aft adjustment and a big stack of washers under the stem to enable you to change the height of the handlebar.
The Shimano Alivio chainset and low-end SRAM SX4 shifters don’t quite mesh with the quality feel of the rest of the bike, but it’s the brakes that are the biggest let-down. While there’s nothing wrong with Shimano’s cable-driven discs in the dry, the resin pads have a mayfly-like lifespan in typically wet and gritty British riding conditions. We had to stop halfway down a long descent to adjust the pad clearance, and by the bottom the levers were touching the bar again. Worse still, the discs aren’t compatible with harder-wearing sintered pads, so an upgrade is neither simple nor particularly cheap.
With its understated looks and elegantly simple design, the Trek Fuel 70 is likely to appeal to riders who are interested in clocking up the miles rather than looking for a gravity-assisted adrenaline rush. And by the standards of an industry which is besotted with hardcore riding imagery, that’s a relatively modest – but entirely worthwhile – goal. It’s also one that the Trek Fuel 70 very largely achieves, and with surprising aplomb too, considering the price.
Although the Fuel 70 is no featherweight racer, the combination of careful component choice, a suspension design that’s relatively bob-free and a riding position that combines both comfort and efficiency, makes for a solidly reassuring all-day riding companion.
The ride is more hardtail-like than some of its competitors, sacrificing some suppleness on technical climbs and over high frequency trail chatter for a taut, snappy feel that many riders will appreciate. It doesn’t have the big-hit ability of the Mongoose and it’s not quite as fluid through fast, choppy sections as the Saracen, but this ‘connectedness’ with the ground is more a difference in approach than a downside. The well sorted geometry contributes to the bike’s lively, intuitive handling that will flatter any rider’s skills, from beginner to hardened trail warrior.
If it weren’t for the awful wet-weather durability of the brake pads, it would be easier to give the Fuel 70 a resounding thumbs up for keen trail riders and entry-level racers who are looking to upgrade from a hardtail. But as it is, unless your riding is confined to dry conditions, you’ll be swapping the pads and discs for something more durable very quickly.
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The Trek Fuel 70 is a full-suspension mountain bike with an aluminum Rock Shox BAR / Alpha / BAR frame. The frame comes in colors like blue, black and Matte Black.
Originally released in 2004, there are 3 versions of this bike. Due to the frame materials and other factors, we estimate that this bike weighs around 35 pounds.
The Fuel 70 comes with Mountain Mix components, including a Bontrager Sport stem, a threadless Aheadset headset and Shimano Alivio RapidFire SRAM SX4 shifters.
The Fuel 70 has 9,8 speeds and has a Shimano SRAM X-5 derailleur.
It comes with Bontrager ACX tires (26in x 2.2in) and Bontrager rims.
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Holding the cards to perfect trail days Shuffling things up and dealing a royal flush of adjustability, capable handling, and a grin-inducing playful ride, Fuel EX is back and more ready than ever to tame any trail. It packs in longer-travel suspension to broaden the horizons of a trail bike into bigger terrain and faster speeds, with a lively character that begs to be let loose on the singletrack. From lacing lines through tight aspens, to rallying root lattices and barreling through berms, any trail, any way, Fuel EX is up to get down.
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Fuel EX proved itself a happy climber and descender. From slabs to roots and square-edge hits, the Fuel EX handled it masterfully. A damn fine trail bike right out of the box, no matter your riding style. – Vital MTB
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Fuel EX is a masterpiece
Fuel EX absolutely devours chunky terrain while still retaining the ability to tractor up steep climbs. I have become convinced that a bike with long, stable geometry and mid-level travel really can provide the best of both worlds. – Freehub Magazine
Loves to ride fast, both up and down
Fuel EX is a highly adaptable bike that feels comfortable in a really wide variety of terrain, but doesn’t confuse itself for anything more or less. Bike riders, rejoice. – The Loam Wolf
Ready for anything
Fuel EX’s geometry feels ready for just about anything. There’s plenty of traction for climbing and a nice fluttery feel on descents, calmly smoothing out the trail chatter. – Pinkbike
That “juuust right” feel
Mino Link lets you quickly and easily tweak your geometry, so your bike is always tuned perfectly for the terrain and your riding style.
Slack or steep, the choice is yours
Install angle adjust headset cups (sold separately) to tweak the 64.5-degree headtube angle a degree steeper or slacker to your liking — all without impacting your bottom bracket height.
Business in the front, party in the back
Craving the nimble ride of 27.5˝ wheels but don’t want to sacrifice the speed of a 29er? No need to choose. Fuel EX is mullet-ready, just throw Mino Link in high, toss on a 160mm fork, and get ready to party.
Adjustable Leverage Rate
Easily adjust suspension progression with just a flip of a chip. Ride it in the Less progressive setting for a plusher feel perfect for rugged trails loaded with square-edge bumps. Flip it to More progressive when you’re riding fast, hitting big features, and don’t want to bottom out — or if you want to roll with a coil shock.
Sized for every rider Whether your head is above the clouds, or you stand at a lower altitude, Fuel EX’s huge size range provides an awesome fit for every rider. If you fall between XS and XXL you’ll be ready to saddle up with size-appropriate wheels and chainstay lengths for a ride that’s fine tuned to you no matter your height.
The slack and stable 64.5-degree head tube angle complements the longer-travel suspension for more confidence.
A steeper, 77.2-degree seatube keeps you perched for pedaling efficiency on long fire roads and quick, punchy climbs.
Longer reach compensates for the steeper seat tube, so you stay comfortable in the cockpit and ready for what’s around the corner.
Size-specfic chainstays give smaller riders more nimble handling, while taller riders get better front wheel traction on climbs.
New frame, new possibilities
Fuel EX’s new generation opens up possibilities for riders who want full customization. Broader shock compatibility allows for more aftermarket upgrades, like coil shocks. A larger 34.9mm seat tube accommodates larger, more robust dropper posts.
Trek’s exclusive Active Braking Pivot keeps your suspension active while you’re braking (which is often when you need it most).
Clean and easy
Internal routing tunnels eliminate cable rattle and simplify maintenance along with a robust threaded BB. Bolt-on downtube and chainstay guards protect against rock strikes and shuttle damage while muting noise from the trail.
Stow it, don’t show it
Stash your ride essentials with in-tube storage on all models — both carbon and alloy. Included Bontrager BITS bag keeps all your odds and ends organized.
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Two riders, two interconnected tracks, and two new Fuel EX's running mullet setups. Watch Brandon Semenuk and Kade Edwards come together to push the limits of new Fuel EX with unbelievable proximity riding and mind-blowing cinematography.
The Fuel EX Family
Fuel EX Gen 5
With 130mm rear and 140mm front travel, Fuel EX Gen 5 dishes out more nimble handling with less weight, along with better components for the price and internal storage on carbon models. • 130/140mm travel • More nimble handling • Lighter overall weight • Better parts for the price • Internal storage on carbon models
Fuel EX Gen 6
With 140mm rear and 150mm front travel, Fuel EX Gen 6 gives you extra adjustability features and more stable handling, plus a more robust frame with internal storage on all models, including alloy. • 140/150mm travel • More stable handling • More robust frame • More adjustability • Internal storage on all models
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Sometimes less is more. Top Fuel is a shorter-travel full-suspension down-country bike ready for all-day pedal fests. It’s just as happy hammering out miles on smooth-rolling cross country singletrack as it is dipping over the backside of the mountain to explore off-the-beaten-path adventures.
Want to go bigger? Slash is a long-travel trail bike that looks like a monster truck and rides like a magic carpet. It’s built for big all-mountain terrain, racing the clock on rugged enduro lines, and having a rip-roaring good time in the rough.
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