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Trek Fuel EX 8 29
  • Color: Matte Trek Black
  • Color: Matte Trek Black

Trek Fuel EX 8 29

2017

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (9 Reviews)
$3,199.99
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Product Details

2017 Trek Fuel EX 8 29

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

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, 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
    Fork Fox Rhythm 34 Float, Grip adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 130mm travel
    Headset Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 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
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite, Tubeless Ready, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
    Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29x2.40"
    Crankset Shimano Deore XT
    Chainrings 36/26
    Bottom Bracket PF92
    Chain Shimano HG60
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore, high direct mount
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT, Shadow Plus
    Rear Cogs Shimano Deore XT, 11-42, 11 speed
    Shifters Shimano Deore XT M8000, 11 speed
    Handlebars Bontrager Line, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
    Stem Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm, 0 degreee
    Brakes Shimano Deore hydraulic disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    Seatpost KS eThirty Integra, remote lever, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, zero offset, internal routing

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Matte Trek Black / 19.5-inch 00601479522798 537808 FUE26371725K
    Matte Trek Black / 21.5-inch 00601479522804 537809 FUE26831162K
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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking  (4)
    • Traversing 
    • Extreme Sports 
    • Road Biking 
    • Desending 

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    5.0

    Great bike

    By Curl

    from North Dakota

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Stylish
    • Comfortable
    • Suspension

    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!

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        4.0

        Great Bike

        By Old guy

        from Tucson

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor Quality Tires
        • Wheels And Tires Below Av

        Best Uses

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

        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!

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        5.0

        Absolutely sweet!

        By The JB

        from Chula Vista, CA

        About Me Intermediate

        Pros

        • Stylish
        • Packs Well
        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rapid Gear Shift
          • Traversing
          • Desending

          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.

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          5.0

          Couldn't be more plesed

          By RLF

          from Birmingham, AL

          About Me Intermediate

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Comfortable
          • Climbing

          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.

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            5.0

            Great bike!!!

            By Derek

            from San Diego

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Capable
            • Versatile
            • Stable

            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!!

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              5.0

              Awesome Ride!

              By AZBiker

              from Arizona

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

              • Versatile
              • Durable
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Extreme Sports
                • Mountain Biking

                Comments:

                This bike is amazing.

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                5.0

                EXCELLENT

                By makomike22

                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.

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                  5.0

                  squishy bike!

                  By Dad

                  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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                  5.0

                  Awesome MTB for all off roading

                  By Tim

                  from Leesburgh, va

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Plush Downhill
                  • Climbing
                  • Versatile
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Technical Trails
                    • Trail riding
                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Bigger Hits

                    Comments:

                    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.

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