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New Trek Gasoline EX 2023 – Many sizes + numerous adjustability choices = loads of enjoyable?

In “Parallel II”, Kade Edwards and Brandon Semenuk present what the brand new Trek Gasoline EX is able to, pulling off psychological tips and accumulating extra air miles than Tom Stuker. Nevertheless, the newest iteration of Trek’s evergreen also needs to ship on lengthy rides, rolling into 2023 with extra journey and an up to date, totally adjustable geometry. Right here’s all the information!

Not way back, Trek unveiled the brand-new Gasoline EXe lightE-MTB (to our evaluate), giving us a style of what the brand new Gasoline EX may appear like. And certainly, at first look it’s nearly unattainable to inform the 2 bikes aside. The up to date model of the analogue Gasoline EX, which retails between € 3,699 and € 12,999, generates extra journey than its predecessor, combining 150/140 mm journey, on the entrance and rear respectively – similar to its electrical brother! The burden varies from 13,7 kg to 16 kg, relying on the mannequin and spec variant. Furthermore, the newest descendant of the Gasoline dynasty drifts into the brand new season with a revised geometry and numerous adjustability choices, permitting you to adapt the bike to your anatomy and using type. In view of all this, the brand new Trek Gasoline EX needs to be a real all-rounder that delivers tons of enjoyable on all types of trails.

The Trek Gasoline EX 2023 intimately

lots of its body options. All cables are routed internally and run contained in the body via inside sleeves, making it simpler to arrange and repair the cables. In typical Trek trend, the Gasoline EX employs their proprietary ABP (Energetic Braking Pivot) rear suspension system, which is actually a linkage-driven single pivot with a concentric dropout pivot on the rear axle. Each on the swingarm and downtube, generously sized TPU protectors guarantee a quiet trip and defend the body from impacts.

An enormous TPU protector extends over your entire size of the downtube.
Trek’s proprietary ABP suspension system employs a concentric dropout pivot on the rear axle.

A small mudguard above the primary pivot prevents mud and particles from accumulating within the hole. Though it’s nothing new to Trek bikes, the brand new Gasoline EX additionally includes a storage compartment within the down tube.

The small mudguard protects the primary pivot from mud and stray rocks.
Storage compartments within the downtube are nothing new for the American bike producer.

Specs and builds of the Trek Gasoline EX 2023

The brand new Trek Gasoline EX 2023 is out there each as an alloy and a carbon model. The three least expensive fashions use an alloy body, whereby the entry-level EX 5 mannequin nonetheless depends on final yr’s body. All different fashions depend on the brand new carbon body and bear the quantity 9.x of their title. All variants with the brand new body come geared up with FOX suspension, apart from the Gasoline EX 7 that has a RockShox fork. For the drivetrain and brakes, Trek depend on each Shimano and SRAM relying on the mannequin.

The geometry of the Trek Gasoline EX 2023

The brand new Trek Gasoline EX is out there in eight sizes, XS to XXL. Maintain on… That’s six! Not with Trek. The American bike producer additionally affords an intermediate ML dimension, which is geared toward these riders who sit on the fence between the most typical M and L sizes. On high of that, the dimensions S is out there with each 27.5″ and 29” wheels. The smallest XS dimension depends completely on small 27,5” wheels whereas all sizes from M upwards depend on huge 29″ wheels. The chainstays develop with the body dimension, offering constant dealing with throughout all sizes. When you’ve discovered your dimension, you may modify the geometry of the Gasoline EX to fit your anatomy and using type. This may be completed in 3 ways. First off, Trek’s proprietary Mino-Hyperlink flip chip within the seat stays means that you can change the underside bracket top by 8 mm and steering angle by 0.5°. Furthermore, particular headset cups can help you alter the steering angle by 1° with out altering backside bracket top! Lastly, a second flip chip within the decrease shock mount modifications the development of the rear suspension. Whereas this doesn’t alter the geometry of the bike, it has an important affect on its dealing with.

Geometry of the Trek Gasoline EX with impartial headset in low place

Measurement XS S 27.5 S 29 M ML L XL XXL
Prime tube 516 mm 551 mm 554 mm 584 mm 607 mm 627 mm 662 mm 697 mm
Seat tube 360 mm 380 mm 380 mm 410 mm 420 mm 435 mm 470 mm 500 mm
Head tube 95 mm 95 mm 95 mm 100 mm 100 mm 105 mm 120 mm 135 mm
Head angle 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5° 64.5°
Seat angle 78.6° 78.2° 78.6° 78.2° 77.5° 77.2° 76.6° 76.0°
BB Drop 25 mm 25 mm 38 mm 38 mm 38 mm 38 mm 38 mm 38 mm
Chainstay 435 mm 435 mm 435 mm 435 mm 440 mm 440 mm 445 mm 450 mm
Wheelbase 1145 mm 1174 mm 1185 mm 1213 mm 1233 mm 1250 mm 1287 mm 1323 mm
Attain 400 mm 430 mm 425 mm 450 mm 470 mm 485 mm 515 mm 545 mm
Stack 574 mm 574 mm 612 mm 617 mm 617 mm 621 mm 634 mm 648 mm

The Gasoline EX has been an integral a part of Trek’s portfolio for properly over ten years. The newest iteration of Trek’s path evergreen was designed to be extra versatile, to supply extra particular person adjustment choices and, above all, to be extra enjoyable than ever! Each on paper and in purely visible phrases, the brand new Gasoline EX makes a wonderful impression and the versatile geometry idea appears to be like very promising too. We will’t wait to check the brand new Trek Gasoline EX to see the way it fares on the path.

For more information go to trekbikes.com

Phrases: Simon Kohler Photographs: Trek



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