With the big-wheel mile crushing of an XC bike and the confidence of an aggressive trail bike, Trek's Fuel EX 8 29 tackles and tames whatever you have in mind. This 29er boasts Trek's Alpha aluminum frame with G2 geometry for 120mm of front and rear travel, controlled by Fox's CTD technology and enhanced with Trek's DRCV tech out back. Stiffness means precise handling, so you're equipped with Trek's E2 head tube and a 142x12 rear through axle, plus Trek's ABP and Full Floater suspension to keep your rear suspension active and controlled even when you're braking. This outstanding frame is built up with a tubeless-ready Bontrager wheelset, sure-stopping Shimano SLX discs and a SRAM/Shimano XT drivetrain for crisp, quick shifts every time. You also get a host of quality components from Bontrager. Welcome to the new platinum standard.
|Frame||Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum, G2 geometry|
|Fork||Fox Evolution Series 32 Float CTD, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Evolution Series Float CTD w/DRCV, 120mm-travel|
|Tires||Bontrager XR3 Expert, 29 x 2.3|
|Front Derailleur||SRAM X7|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race Lite, 5mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Race Lite lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brake Levers||Shimano SLX|
|Brakes||Shimano SLX disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Rhythm Elite|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Option||Barcode||Manufacturer's Part Number|
|Powder Blue/Viper Red / 15.5-inch||00768682909850||506409|
|Powder Blue/Viper Red / 17.5-inch||00768682909867||506410|
|Powder Blue/Viper Red / 18.5-inch||00768682909874||506411|
|Powder Blue/Viper Red / 19.5-inch||00768682909881||506412|
|Powder Blue/Viper Red / 21.5-inch||00768682909898||506413|
|Powder Blue/Viper Red / 23-inch||00768682909904||506414|
|Starry Night Black/Trek White / 15.5-inch||00768682909799||506403|
|Starry Night Black/Trek White / 17.5-inch||00768682909805||506404|
|Starry Night Black/Trek White / 18.5-inch||00768682909812||506405|
|Starry Night Black/Trek White / 19.5-inch||00768682909829||506406|
|Starry Night Black/Trek White / 21.5-inch||00768682909836||506407|
|Starry Night Black/Trek White / 23-inch||00768682909843||506408|
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Great all around bike....this is my first 29, stepping up from a 26, what a difference. I ride in the desert SW and it can be hard on tires but the Bontrager tires and wheels are garbage! Can't believe they put them on this level of bike, definitely not on par with the other components. Absolutely by this bike but talk to your bike shop and trade out the tires before you ride it!
Been riding since July and I am not ever gonna stop. This bike has been great to learn trail riding and downhill riding on. It is maneuverable through very rocky sandy and tight packed surfaces providing confidence. It hits drops and some smaller jumps super smoothly. Overall I am super impressed, I did put a dropper seat post which is the only upgrade that it needed. Thanks trek!!
This bike is amazing.
I got this bike August 1st on sale for 2,200. It is simply amazing.The suspension is so smooth when you hit the trails. Or you can lock the suspension for riding on the street. With its 30 gears you won't have any problem finding one that fits whatsoever your riding over. I'm surprised how easy it was to get to a top speed of 29mph on a flat street ( no hills).Fun versatile and a great deal.
my first ever squishy (full suspension) bike. the fuel is a blast to ride, just the right amount of travel for my home trails without feeling burly and slacked out like a big travel bike. the stock wheels on the Ex 8 are nothing to write home about but they're solid - in any case that's where i'd upgrade first. the tires do come tubeless ready though, which is pretty great. go tubeless, you won't regret it. slap on a dropper post and maybe new wheels and the fuel ex 8 is everything you could ask for in a trail bike for all but the burliest riding.
I ride road and rail trails with my wife typically, but I also work in Colorado and keep my Fuel there. I ride mountain trails from lift served terrain like Vail or Breckenridge or local locations like Palmer Park. This bike is awesome. Handles most everything, including dirt trails, rocks, jumps, drops (3 ft or so), uphills, downhills, etc. The suspension is great. downhill you can setup the suspension to take the hits, yet uphill stiffens out for efficient climbing. The 29" wheels make for a smoother ride and easier to overcome obstacles. When in very tight rocks or builders on steep slopes can be a little harder to turn than a 26" wheel, but wouldn't switch due to the advantages of 29" wheels in other situations. LOVE THIS BIKE. Cloud use a drop post but that's an add-on.