Fuel EX-5 2020 [Review]

Reviewed by Pedallers

Last Updated on March 21, 2022

Fuel EX-5
Mountain Bike

The Fuel EX-5 2020 (Review)

The fuel Ex-5 is a versatile mountain bike built to keep you in charge. Known to be sure-footed irrespective of terrain, this wonder on wheels utilizes a distinct ground-hugging geometry to give you balance in all conditions. It features an array of breathtaking additions such as an aluminum frame for exceptional lightness and stiffness, a Shimano hydraulic brake for smooth controls in all-terrain, as well as a dropper post for seamless descent. Distinguished among other bikes, the ex-5 bike is a gateway bike designed for riders who are new into the sport. Easy to handle, budget-friendly, lightweight, and agreeable on all fronts, the fuel ex-5 has successfully redefined mountain biking.


Alpha platinum aluminum frame

The fuel ex-5 is built with an alpha platinum aluminum frame. Lightweight with reduced drag, the aluminum frame maintains a stiff presence on all kinds of terrains. It takes in shocks without groaning, giving riders the opportunity they need for a memorable riding experience. The alpha platinum frame on the ex-5 also features internal cable routing, the Mimolink, the innovative APB boost, amongst others. Riders who seek a sturdy companion should look no further, the fuel ex-5 meets that criteria.

Rockshox Recon RL fork

The RockShox fork comes with an advanced technology that provides Fuel ex-5 with a reliable suspension as it rolls through diverse terrains. Bearing shocks with much ease, Fuel ex-5 makes riding over any terrain seamless for its riders. It features other amazing additions such as a motion control steerer, an impressive 140mm travel, tapered steerer as well as solo air spring. Providing ex-5 with a suspension, riders are free to exert their mastery upon this bike without much fear of damage.

Shimano hydraulic disc brakes

Put in place to ease riders’ commute downhill, the Shimano hydraulic brakes offer riders with so much ease in control so that they can confidently express themselves. A high performer, the ex-5 has strong stopping power in all conditions. The brakes are soft but powerful, uniquely positioned to be within reach of the riders. Thus, when it comes to delivering what it promises, Fuel ex-5 has an amazing braking capability that instills riders with confidence as they tear down hilly terrains.

See specifications


Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium, the APB booster, tapered, Mimolink.

Fork: RockShox Recon RL fork

Front and rear Derailleur: Shimano Deore m6000

Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake

Rims: Alex MD35, tubeless-ready

Cassette: sun race

Chain: KMC X10, 10speed

 Tire: Bontrager XR4 team issue, tubeless-ready

Bottom bracket: Shimano MT-500

Front Wheel: formula DC-511

Headset: Knock block integrated

Stem: Bontrager rhythm comp

Saddle: Bontrager Arvada

Crankset: Race Face Ride

  • Fuel ex-5 features an aluminum frame for sufficient stiffness
  • The Shimano hydraulic disc brake exerts efficient control
  • ex-5 bike possesses an agreeable control for new users
  • It is budget-friendly.
  • It is not a great bike for going uphill
  • The ex-5 is very heavy and may lag occasionally


What riding style is the ex-5 most suitable for?

The Fule ex-5 bike is versatile and would do well on all terrains. However, the ex-5 bike excels when it comes to downhill riding. It’s a perfect bike built with sturdy frames as well as a quality suspension for beautiful descent.


If you seek a blend of versatility, convenience, and a good steed to instill confidence, the Fuel ex-5 is your ideal go to bike. Leveraging its amazing set up, the Fuel ex-5 makes riding downhill seem easy and enjoyable. Affordable, the ex-5 is the bike you should pick if you find yourself new to the sport.

Latest Price: Fuel EX-5