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Trek Fuel EX 8 29

Trek

Fuel EX 8 29
2015

$2,349.97
$2,849.99
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5.0 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

2015 Trek Fuel EX 8 29

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.

 
Specification Description
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
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster
Hubs Bontrager
Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, 29 x 2.3
Crankset SRAM S1010
Chainrings 36/22
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano SLX
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.

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5.0 stars

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Pros

  • Versatile  (4)
  • Durable  (3)
  • Lightweight  (3)
  • Capable 
  • Great all around bike 

Cons

  • Poor quality tires 
  • Wheels and tires below av 
  • None 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (4)
  • Extreme sports 
  • On the dirt going updown 
  • Road biking 
  • The lockout for the road 

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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

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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