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    What model year Trek is this please?

    Hi

    As title says what model year Fuel is this please:



    If its an 06, which I suspect it is then how much better, or worse, is an 07 please?

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    Looks like an '06 to me. The '07s are supposed to be a lot stiffer than '06. I recall reading in Mountain Bike that the 07 EX design is "one of the most impressive year-to-year updates [they've] ever come across" (June 2007, pg88) while reading the review on the 07 EX9.5 (it's nominated for Best of MB).

    So, although I have no personal experience with last year's EX design, I am the proud owner of a 2007 EX bike and it's amazing. Unless you're getting a good deal, I'd try to get a hold of a new model. But, I'm sure someone more informed will come along.

    I think last year the EX line had 4" of travel.
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    The entire rear triangle on '07 EX7 and up is no maintenance cartridge bearing pivot instead of bushing like it was on the '06's. Also, they added a pivot near the rear right by the elbow at the bottom of the triangle, which is again only on EX7 and up.
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