Trek Fuel EX - frame differences
Does anyone know if there is a huge difference between the frame of the "higher end" Fuel EX, from 8 and up, and the "lower end" from 7 and down? It seems to me that they are different frames, and the 8 and up have some internal cable routing and straighter seat tube, while the lower don't. Are there any other differences between these frames?
Same frame material (for the aluminum models) and geometry for all of the EX bikes. However, the Trek website lists the EX8 and above models being configured for stealth dropper post routing. If the EX8+ models are built to accommodate a dropper post, it would require a straight seat tube. That might be a consideration as to model selection for anyone that is considering a dropper post.
Differences in frames are as follows:
All external cable routing
Band clamp FD
No stealth dropper post routing
Press fit BB
Drop-in bearing headset
Internal front and rear der. cable routing
Direct mount FD
Stealth dropper post routing
Did they get rid of the asymetrical chain stays on the 2013 geometry? Or is it just less pronounced?