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Trek Fuel EX 8 29

Trek Fuel EX 8 29

2018

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (13 Reviews)
$3,299.99
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Product Details

2018 Trek Fuel EX 8 29

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

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    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)

    * Subject to change without notice.

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  • Part Numbers close open

    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Matte Quicksilver / 17.5-inch 601479664795 549368 005577128
    Matte Quicksilver / 18.5-inch 601479664801 549369 005577129
    Matte Quicksilver / 19.5-inch 601479664818 549370 005577130
    Matte Quicksilver / 21.5-inch 601479664825 549371 005577131
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 13 reviews)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Wheels And Tires Below Av 
    • Heavy Wheels But Durable 
    • Poor Quality Tires 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking  (4)
    • Bigger Hits 
    • Technical Trails 
    • Trail riding 
    • Extreme Sports 

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome Bike!

    By McNutt

    from Long Beach, CA

    About Me

    Pros

    • Brakes
    • Suspension
    • Looks
    • Stability
    • Ride quality
    • Drop post
    • Eagle 1x12 Drivetrain

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments:

      My first 29er coming from a 26" mtb bike and I love it. Matte silver finish is eye catching and the ride quality is fantastic. Definitely a bike that builds confidence on sections of trails that you may have otherwise steered clear from. I really like the dropper post feature. That's a must have! The Sram Eagle 1x12 drivetrain makes life easier when switching gears. All shifting done with one thumb! No more getting stuck in the wrong gear while switching between 2 derailleurs on an uphill. Not sure what other reviewers have against the wheels and tires. I had no issues riding on loose terrain whether it was uphill or down. Though there are better tires in the market, the XR4's get the job done. Just upgrade when you wear these out. Overall, very impressed with this bike and can't wait for my next weekend off to ride again.

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      5.0

      I love this bike.

      By Morganator

      from LA, CA

      About Me Intermediate

      Comments:

      I'm new to the sport but ride with some advanced riders in the Santa Monica Mountains. They helped me pick out the bike. This bike is perfect for an all around bike that performs well on climbs, downhills (did great on Mt. Wilson 5000 ft descent) and bike parks (great on jumps and burms at Big Bear). Very durable and stylish. I upgraded to a single oval crank in the front and tubeless tires. Nothing else left to upgrade.

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      5.0

      Awesome bike

      By tsa250

      from NM

      About Me

      Comments:

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

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      5.0

      Amazing upgrade

      By JC

      from Plano TX

      About Me

      Comments:

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

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      5.0

      Great bike

      By Curl

      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!

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          4.0

          Great Bike

          By Old guy

          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!

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          5.0

          Absolutely sweet!

          By The JB

          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.

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            5.0

            Couldn't be more plesed

            By RLF

            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.

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              5.0

              Great bike!!!

              By Derek

              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!!

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                5.0

                Awesome Ride!

                By AZBiker

                from Arizona

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Pros

                • Versatile
                • Lightweight
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Extreme Sports
                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments:

                  This bike is amazing.

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