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Trek Fuel EX 8 29

Trek Fuel EX 8 29

2014

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5.0 stars
 (29 Reviews)
 

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2014 Trek Fuel EX 8 29

With the big-wheel mile crushing of an XC bike and the confidence of an agressive trail bike, Trek's Fuel EX 8 29 tackles whatever you have in mind. This 29er uses an aluminum frame with G2 geometry to deliver 120mm of front/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 an E2 head tube and a 142x12 rear through axle, as well as Trek's ABP and Full Floater suspension to keep your rear suspension active and controlled even when you're braking. Dressing the frame is a tubeless-ready wheelset, sure-stopping SLX discs and an SLX/XT drivetrain for crisp, quick shifts every time. Welcome to the new platinum standard.

 
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    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 Shimano
    Chainrings 42/32/24
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Plus
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters Shimano SLX
    Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite
    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  (19)
    • Durable  (18)
    • Lightweight  (14)
    • Everything  (2)
    • Plush downhill  (2)

    Cons

    • Cant think of any yet 
    • Chainstay length 
    • Crankset 
    • Forks A little sketchy 
    • Frame fit small 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (20)
    • Commuting/city  (2)
    • Cross country  (2)
    • Single track  (2)
    • Trail  (2)

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    5.0

    great bike

    By mountain biker

    from Appalachian mountains

    About Me

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Everything
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Frame Fit Small
    • Uncomfortable saddle

    Best Uses

    • Commuting/City
    • Mountain Biking
    • Trail

    Comments:

    Great bike. Fun and comfortable ride. I live in Appalachian mountains and this bike handled everything I've thrown at it so far. Obviously not s down hill bike but I enjoy climbing as well as down hill so I wanted a very capable climber and it definitely is. I plan to upgrade to tubeless, shorter stem, carbon bars and in distant future the wheels. Although all that is good on the bike stock. I did have to buy a size bigger frame than normal. I am 5'10.5" 180lbs longer torso and bought a large 19.5/18.5. I usually ride medium 18.5. But the 19.5 virtual felt much more comfortable.

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    4.0

    Awesome all round bike!

    By Joshey

    from South England

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Awesome
    • Lightweight
    • Colours
    • Comfortable
    • Ctd
    • Durable
    • Grippy

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Cross country
    • Enduro
    • Mountain Biking
    • Trail riding

    Comments:

    I have the 2014 model of this bike and have had it for about half a year and absolutely love it!!!! I usually ride it on fast flowey man made trails and it handles the berms and jumps beautifully. I also do some downhill riding (which I probably shouldn't be doing considering it's a 120mm 29er) which has some more roots bigger jumps and drops, which it still handles considerable well :) I would say the only downside for my kind of technical riding is I would have loved to get a 27.5 simply because it would up the amount of travel. Love this bike and hopefully I will for a long time in the future!

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By Cyanotic

    from Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rough Trail
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      I use this bike for Florida XC trails. I chose this because we also travel to North Carolina and am looking forward to riding in the mountains up there. The durability and versatility of this bike really offer a lot of confidence when starting off on poorly described trails; no matter what I encounter, I'm pretty sure this bike will be up to the task! Offers a comfortable yet fast, sporty ride even over very rooty terrain. Extremely well designed, constructed and fit.

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      5.0

      Impressive

      By MC

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Stock Specs
      • Ride quality
      • Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Mtn
        • Trail
        • Mountain Biking
        • Cc Trail

        Comments:

        Had my eye on the Fuel since they came out, was finally able to treat myself to a new EX 8 29er last month. I've only got about 20 miles on it across 3 separate rides, but the suspension is settling in nicely, the brakes are worn in, and the it's as tight and quiet as one can wish for. So far I can say the rear really does track and break as advertised, and the CTD settings on fork and shock play a big part in handling and are easy enough to adjust on the fly. The stem on mine is a bit short and the bars a bit wide, but nothing I can't swap out at the LBS for little to nothing. Can't recommend a better bike for the price, go take a test ride!

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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

          Loving my new ride!

          By Redrockerfan

          from Yucaipa ca.

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            I had a older MTB and riding with my buddy's with newer equipment, I knew I needed a new bike. Demo rode a bunch of different brands. Hands down for the price and the equipment I got with the Trek fuel. I have up my game on the bike. Its a blast to ride! Love it!

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            5.0

            Dream Bike

            By ZombieKnee

            from Michigan

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments:

              Splurged and took the plunge and sent a lot more than I wanted to. But WOW is it worth it. Bike rides great. Suspension is incredible. Glad I spent the little extra to go up to the EX 8 for the upgraded specs. The brakes are super nice with one finger pull. The CTD of the shocks is a great advancement. It shifts really nice and trouble free. I thought the bars were a bit wide for me, but that's a preference. Everything has been working perfect and am really enjoying riding this bike. Having just had ACL replacement, it's nice to have the full suspension and stay in the seat more. A remote shock adjust would be a great addition to this bike, along with a dropper post.

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              5.0

              Perfect in every way!

              By Nuúg Fraiche

              from Waukesha, WI

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile
              • Lightweight
              • Smooth
              • Fast

              Cons

              • Crankset

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments:

              this bike is everything i wanted and more!

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              5.0

              Trail smashing machine

              By Uncle p

              from Orange County CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments:

                You name the trail this bike will handle it. You put A mountain in front of it, it will climb it. Love the rear suspension with the drcv. The active breaking when on a decent acts fluidly and keeps you in full control. I ride 3-4 times a week on single track stuff and this bike flat out performs.

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                5.0

                3 in 1 bike combo!

                By Luis E.

                from Ciudad de Panama, Panama

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Versatile
                • Confident

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Single track

                  Comments:

                  My friends and I love going biking into trails used for xcountry and enduro as well; sometimes to get there, we've to pedal 2, 5 or even 10kms over paved or gravel roads. Some of our bikes were great climbing or great when descending, but not good at both... ´til I found the FUEL EX. 3 bikes in one, great climbing, fun and confident when downhilling, excellent at flat roads. I had the chance to test a FUEL 9.9 2014 (but not the money for buying it), so I decided for the FUEL 8 and don't regret. Beside the weight, the handling and behavior is the same. THE BIKE. Here you´ll find my history of how I met FUEL https://www.tumblr.com/blog/1gatoen2ruedas

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