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Trek Fuel EX 8

Trek

Fuel EX 8
2014

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2014 Trek Fuel EX 8

Trek's Fuel EX 8 is primed for everything from backcountry rides to fun spins after work. Trek's aluminum frame is done right with an E2 tapered head tube, balanced geometry, and excellent stiffness throughout. For suspension, Fox and Trek teamed up to create an awesome 130mm-travel DRCV shock. The squish is controlled with Trek's ABP rear end and Full Floater linkage that keeps your rear suspension fully active and in control even when you're braking in the rough stuff. And up front, a 130mm travel Fox fork takes care of business. Complementing the trick frameset are light, fast and tough Bontrager wheels, sure-stopping Shimano discs and a 10-speed Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain for crisp, quick shifts every time.

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum
Fork Fox Evolution Series 32 Float CTD w/DRCV, 130mm-travel
Rear Shock Fox Evolution series Float CTD w/DRCV, 130mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster
Hubs Bontrager
Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, 26 x 2.2
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 42/32/24
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite
Stem Bontrager Race Lite
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Brakes Shimano SLX hydraulic-disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite

* Subject to change without notice.

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Handles Well  (34)
  • Balanced Suspension  (32)
  • Lightweight  (32)
  • Durable  (30)
  • Plush Feel  (25)

Cons

  • Cheap Components  (5)
  • Tires  (4)
  • None 
  • Saddle 
  • Rear Derailleur Slips Gea 

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (35)
  • Free Riding  (18)
  • Downhill  (15)
  • Casual Riding  (14)
  • Urban Biking  (6)

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4.0

Awful squeaky/noisy shimmano brakes

By Aniceto

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well
  • Lightweight
  • Suspension
  • Durable

Cons

  • Cheap Components

Best Uses

  • Urban Biking
  • Casual Riding

Comments:

since fuel ex 8 switched brakes from avid to shimmano you will never be able to get rid of the squeaky noise in the front wheels, not even the guys from shimmano or trek could fix it.

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5.0

A great trail bike for the right price.

By NVRSUMR

from Kansas City,Kansas

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Easy Bike To Ride On Rock
  • Affordable
  • Very Durable Frame
  • Suspension Is Incredible
  • Above Average Drivetrain

Cons

  • Need Xr4 Tires On Bike

Best Uses

  • Single Track Trailsrocks
  • Technical trails
  • Free Riding

Comments:

This bike will do whatever you want it to do,as long as you are capable doing what you are trying to do. Could not ask for a better bike at this price. It's a great bike, rides almost the same as a Fuel 9.

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5.0

Awesome bike

By Ezequiel

from Redlands, ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    Beautiful bike, perfect going downhill, smooth ride, better handle. Thank you cyclery usa, good price.

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    4.0

    Great bike with a couple of concerns

    By Chris M.

    from Waukegan, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Great handeling
    • Handles Well
    • Plush Feel
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Balanced Suspension

    Cons

    • Hydraulic Brakes
    • Rear Derailleur Slips Gea

    Best Uses

    • Free Riding
    • Urban Assault Vehicle
    • Urban Biking
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    The main problems I've had with this bike is the hydraulic brakes get air in the lines and have to be bled at the shop for $20 and the rear derailleur needs periodic adjusting as it will skip gears when shifting from low to high. Other than that this is a well made rugged bike that has taken some serious abuse and keeps on keeping on. Despite earlier concerns I highly recommend this bike.

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    5.0

    Great Performance For all Mountain!

    By boy

    from Oakland,ca

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Great handling

    Cons

    • Take time away

    Best Uses

    • For all mountain

    Comments:

    its a great Bike for all mountain

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    5.0

    2009 Fuel EX8

    By Mawman

    from Eagle ID

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Quick
    • Nimble

    Cons

    • Takes away family time

    Best Uses

    • Cross country
    • ALL Mountain

    Comments:

    I previously owned a Novara Method 2.0. It was heavy and slow compared to the Fuel. I was constantly fighting the derailleurs on the Method but have had the Fuel for 2 years & it's only been in the shop once (besides the 30 day check) for an adjustment. The Fuel is a fun quick all mountain bike that handles well.

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    5.0

    Great Single Trail MTB!!!

    By mgm864

    from Glendale Heights, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Off road
      • Mountain Biking
      • XC

      Comments:

      I got the 2011 Fuel EX 8 late last year at a bargain price. Around [...] bucks I got a great deal! The bike is perfect for single trail riding! It's light enough to carry when needed but solid enough to withstand those bumpy rides along the XC! It's very responsive specially on the uphills! The Hydraulic disc brakes are phenomenal. Whenever I go off road biking I know I'm very well covered by the EX 8. Thanks to my wife for the gift!

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      5.0

      This bike ROCKS!!!

      By jjwiggs

      from Arizona

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great Components
      • Handles Well
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Casual Riding
        • Downhill

        Comments:

        I've had the bike now for two months and to be quite frank, this bike makes me a better rider! My only complaint is like most everyone else, the tires. I am about to put some Geax AKA's on it this week and I know it will make a huge difference in the traction b/c the bontragers just don't cut it. This bike is very quick and handles everything you throw at it. The SLX gears are great and I've not had a problem with the front or rear derailer as some have mentioned. Everything else on this bike is truly amazing and well worth the money. I truly look forward going riding each time out and crush the competition time and again.

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        5.0

        AWESOME BIKE!!

        By VICPRAL

        from MIAMI, FLORIDA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Durable
        • Plush Feel
        • Handles Well
        • Great Components
        • Balanced Suspension

        Cons

        • Stock Tires

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Mountain Biking
        • Casual Riding
        • Urban Biking

        Comments:

        There no words to say.. I love the bike best on the trails...

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        5.0

        Love the bike, Adore the Store

        By Bob Loblaw

        from Fort Wayne, IN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Components
        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Free Riding
          • Downhill

          Comments:

          Love the bike, it's definitely at home on the dirt trails and more difficult downhill trails, not the best thing if you ride on the road. The reason being is that this thing loves to turn, and it responds very quickly to your input, so it takes some getting used to. But the best part was buying from summit city. Staff was great, and more than helpful. They were very honest and forthcoming with everything. They asked questions to understand my needs and wants, and got me everything I needed. If you buy a bike in Fort Wayne, you must buy it from Summit City

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