Trek Fuel EX 8 29 - 2018

Key features - Capable and stiff 130mm frame is 29" and 27.5+ compatible - Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tire clearance, shorter stays - Exclusive suspension tech with ABP and Full Floater - Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame ...(Read More)

Trek Fuel EX 8 29
$3,199.99

Details

Key features

- Capable and stiff 130mm frame is 29" and 27.5+ compatible
- Boost148/110: stronger wheels, more tire clearance, shorter stays
- Exclusive suspension tech with ABP and Full Floater
- Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defense

Specs

Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel
Fork Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 130mm travel
Headset Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5"bottom
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
Axles Front: 15 x 110mm
Rear: 12 x 148mm
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, tubeless strips and valves sold separately
Hubs Front: Formula Alloy DC511
Rear: Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle
Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40"
Crankset SRAM Descendant 6k Eagle, Direct Mount X-Sync
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket PF92
Chain SRAM GX Eagle
Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M6020
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Handlebars Bontrager Line, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree, 60mm length
Brakes SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
Seat Post Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6mm (15.5: 100mm / 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm / 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm)

Videos

Fuel EX: One Bike to Rule Them All

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
Matte Quicksilver / 15.5-inch 00601479664788 549367
Matte Quicksilver / 17.5-inch 00601479664795 549368
Matte Quicksilver / 18.5-inch 00601479664801 549369
Matte Quicksilver / 19.5-inch 00601479664818 549370
Matte Quicksilver / 21.5-inch 00601479664825 549371
Matte Quicksilver / 23-inch 00601479664832 549372

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 11 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable  (5)
  • Versatile  (4)
  • Comfortable  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Climbing  (2)

Cons

  • Poor Quality Tires 
  • Wheels And Tires Below Av 
  • Heavy Wheels But Durable 
  • None 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (4)
  • Extreme Sports 
  • Rapid Gear Shift 
  • Road Biking 
  • The Lockout For The Road 
  • Traversing 
  • Bigger Hits 
  • Technical Trails 
  • Desending 
  • On The Dirt Going Updown 
  • Trail riding 

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5

Awesome bike

By 

from NM

About Me

Comments:

215lbs. Riding in Albuquerque/Santa Fe area. I like the ability to run 27.5+ tires.

 
5

Amazing upgrade

By 

from Plano TX

About Me

Comments:

It was either this or the stumpjumper. I definitely love the trek.

 
5

Great bike

By 

from North Dakota

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Suspension
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    I use this on all types of single track. I moved from a hard tail to this and the difference is astounding. I am bombing down hills and hitting jumps with confidence. It climbs really well, and the 120mm of suspension is perfect for anyone looking for a super smooth ride without giving up the ability to climb. The design of the rear suspension makes the bike feel bottomless, even when hitting 4ft drops at high speeds. The dropper seat post is also a must. Trek is the way to go!

     
    4

    Great Bike

    By 

    from Tucson

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Great All Around Bike
    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Great Materials
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Quality Tires
    • Wheels And Tires Below Av

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Road Biking
    • The Lockout For The Road

    Comments:

    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!

     
    5

    Absolutely sweet!

    By 

    from Chula Vista, CA

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Packs Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Traversing
      • Desending
      • Rapid Gear Shift

      Comments:

      I thought I'd upgrade from a 20-year-old Diamondback that served me very well. My first ride out on big trails and I accidentally caught some air. Fearing that I was going to break every bone in my 57-year-old body, I made my peace with my Maker mid-air. Until this day, I don't remember the landing. Butter!!! This bike made me look so good. I'm 260lbs and this think handled like a champ. Wicked quick and snaps to me when I ask her. Love this bike.Worth every penny.

       
      5

      Couldn't be more plesed

      By 

      from Birmingham, AL

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Climbing
      • Durable
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Heavy Wheels But Durable

      Best Uses

      Comments:

      Have really been enjoying my move to the 29" version of the 2016 EX 8 from an older 2008 26". It so much easier rolling over roots and rocks compared to the 26. I didn't think I'd appreciate the dropper post but I've found it very useful and now couldn't imagine not having one. I converted the wheels to tubeless before my first ride and it only took about 30 minutes and haven't had any issues in 300 miles of riding in my first 4 weeks. For my type of riding and my local trails the travel of the suspension has been perfect. Very pleased.

       
      5

      Great bike!!!

      By 

      from San Diego

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Capable
      • Stable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • On The Dirt Going Updown

        Comments:

        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!!

         
        5

        Awesome Ride!

        By 

        from Arizona

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Lightweight
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Extreme Sports
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          This bike is amazing.

           
          5

          EXCELLENT

          By 

          from Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Everything

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          Comments:

          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.

           
          5

          squishy bike!

          By 

          from Aptos, CA

          About Me Advanced

          Comments:

          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.

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