The Fuel EXe 5 is an aluminium electric mountain bike that brings all the tech of its carbon counterpart into a pocket-friendly package. It boasts the same tiny-but-mighty drive system that quietly disappears under you, plus a sleek display and remote. But what really makes this bike excel is its true trail bike feel that handles just like a traditional mountain bike, just with a little extra power
It's right for you if...
You're looking for a bike that makes climbs a little sweeter without sacrificing the handling on descents. You want to enter the world of light e-mountain bikes without blowing through your entire bank account and don't mind upgrading some of the parts later.
The tech you get
An Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with TQ's HPR50 harmonic pin ring drive system, a fully-encased 360 Wh removable battery and smart charging port. An integrated LED display and handlebar remote that are easy to use on the fly. 150 mm of air-sprung RockShox Recon Silver Solo front suspension with motion control damper and a lockout, and 140 mm X-Fusion Pro 2 rear suspension with 2-position damper. Plus, 12-speed Shimano Deore shifting, hydraulic disc brakes and a dropper post.
The final word
If you're ready to add power to your trail rides without breaking the bank, the Fuel EXe 5 is your answer. It gives you all the tech of its higher-end carbon sibling with parts that you can upgrade over time.
*Please note – spec applies to all sizes unless listed separately
Alpha Platinum Aluminium, removable battery, internal routing, alloy rocker link, 34.9 mm seat tube, upper chain guide mount, 55 mm chain line, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, UDH, 140 mm travel
RockShox Recon Silver, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, Maxle Stealth, 150 mm travel