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    Trek fuel EX5 worth upgrading?

    Since I have retired from riding motocross, I am riding my 2010 Trek ex5 on trails at Chicopee woods here in North Georgia. My question, is the EX5 worthy of upgrades? I currently have oversized rotors and Elixer brakes, and it's a great bike!
    the fuel frames appear to be the same (other than carbon) so is it worth upgrading the Tora fork and wheels? I would also like to run a 1/10 set up.
    Thanks in advance

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    As you say, the Fuel frames are the same across the board, just different components on them, so if you like the bike, then sure, upgrade to your hearts content, just don't go too wild and spend more than it costs to buy a new bike I'll give one maybe suggestion of when you upgrade the fork, make sure it can take a 650B wheel and maybe give a 650B front wheel a go - I did it to my old Trance and I really like the change.
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    Interesting about the 650.. Thought the geometry change with the larger front would change the "feel" .. Maybe not as bad on a FS..
    Thanks for the tip

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    If when you upgrade the fork you make sure and get a greater offset it will help eliminate the slower/floppy feel it would otherwise have with a longer fork with same offset. Do a search on Trail and offset, bit confusing at first, but well worth learning about. I'd recomend an X-Fusion Velvet RL2 fork wise as one that fits either 26" or 650B, great price (think 2/3-3/4 the price as Fox) for quality as good as good or better than Fox.
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    I think that frame is definitely worth some upgrades. Unless you're having issues with the Tora, I'd say upgrade the wheelset first. You will immediately feel the change with a quality, lightweight wheelset.

    I'm thinking of going 1x10 soon too.

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