Trek Fuel EXe electric mountain bike range launches with quiet motor for 50 Nm torque
The Trek Fuel EXe is a new e-mountain bike from the brand. The bikes use a quiet motor that the company claims is “barely perceivable”, producing 0.12 tonality units. The TQ harmonic pin ring transmission can assist you at speeds up to 20 mph (~32 kph), delivering up to 50 Nm of torque. Fitted behind the front chainring, the engine blends in with the pedelec’s frame. Thanks to its compact nature, the down-tube is 39% smaller than usually seen on an e-MTB.
The motor weighs 1.85 kg (~4.08 lbs), with the total system weighing 3.9 kg (~8.6 lbs); the lightest bike in the range, the Fuel EXe 9.9 XTR, weighs 17.47 kg (~38.52 lbs) overall. A 360 Wh battery provides two to five hours of assistance, and an optional 160 Wh range extender can increase this to three to eight hours. An integrated display is built into the top tube, showing the battery charge level and other statistics about the bike and your journey.
Plus, a handlebar remote allows you to switch between power modes. Alternatively, you can control the bike’s settings in the Trek Central app, which you can use to plan a route and view your ride history. You can buy the Trek Fuel EXe starting from US$6,499; the top range Fuel EXe 9.9 XX1 AXS retails for US$13,999.99.