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Trek Fuel EX 8

Trek

Fuel EX 8
2014

$2,399.99
$2,699.99
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5.0 stars
 (179 Reviews)
 

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

(based on 179 reviews)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Handles Well  (163)
  • Balanced Suspension  (160)
  • Plush Feel  (128)
  • Lightweight  (124)
  • Great Components  (112)

Cons

  • Tires  (16)
  • Cheap Components  (14)
  • None  (7)
  • Heavy  (6)
  • None Bike Rocks  (5)

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking  (166)
  • Free Riding  (65)
  • Casual Riding  (63)
  • Downhill  (49)
  • Racing  (38)

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4.0

Awful squeaky/noisy shimmano brakes

By Aniceto

from San Diego, CA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Handles Well
  • Suspension
  • Durable

Cons

  • Cheap Components

Best Uses

  • Casual Riding
  • Urban Biking

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

Verified Reviewer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Need Xr4 Tires On Bike

Best Uses

  • Single Track Trailsrocks
  • Free Riding
  • Technical trails

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

Verified Reviewer

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

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Rear Derailleur Slips Gea
    • Hydraulic Brakes

    Best Uses

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

    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

    Verified Reviewer

    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

    Excellent machine

    By Birdman

    from Steamboat springs, colorado

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Cheap Components

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Free Riding
    • Racing
    • Urban Biking

    Comments:

    Been riding a fuel ex 8 since 2010. Love this bike. I use it for everything, for urban riding to free riding. The suspension is perfect, only complaint is the bontrager duster wheels and bontrager tires. I up graded to a custom built wheel set with maxxis minion tires. The elixir 5 brakes work perfectly with the bike. The rear derailed the shamono xt. Is cheap, would of proffered a slx rear to match the front.

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    5.0

    Fifth Trek fully sus

    By Tcranston

    from Maine

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Predictable
    • Quick
    • Tight
    • Firm
    • Solid

    Cons

    • Sometimes too firm

    Best Uses

    • Rocik gardens
    • technical single track
    • Mud
    • Root forests

    Comments:

    I've mountain biked since 1992, after my first major foot surgery took me out of the running and marathoning crowd. I started with a used rigid frame Bridgestone, then went fully sus with my first aluminum frame, a Diamondback. Moved up to a Trek Fuel 70, then on to four more Treks, to arrive at my EX 8. I ride every non-rainy day, including right through the Maine winter, on snowmobile trails. I log about an hour a day, 290 days a year. Trails here are muddy year 'round, except when they are snow packed. That's hard conditions for chains, cassettes, bottom brackets, and such. Hard, too, on suspension components. The EX 8 is by far the best bike I've ever ridden; it handles gnarly single track in mud and snow, just like a nice pair of Atomic slalom skiis on steep ice. It's an extension of your body and mind, where you simply THINK what you want to do and where you want the bike to go, and ramp up the pedal power, and you just do it. Seamless, fearless, wonderful. If you ride hard, fast, technical, all conditions, and beat up on your gear, you'll love this bike.

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    5.0

    2009 Fuel EX8

    By Mawman

    from Eagle ID

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Quick
    • Nimble

    Cons

    • Takes away family time

    Best Uses

    • ALL Mountain
    • Cross country

    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Everything it's 'sposed to be...

    By Happy in Ft. Ord

    from Pacific Grove, Ca.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Casual Riding

        Comments:

        I was riding a '98 Specialized FSR extreme, just got back into dirt after lotsa road time. On vacation in Oregon I rented an EX8, wow have bikes changed. I let my wife talk me into a new bike and man is this ever a dream bike. I'm not the best rider out there but this bike does all I ask and has made me a much better rider. I have a 5.2 Madone road bike so the whole fleet is Trek. This is my 4th Trek and I won't ever ride anything else. People say all the new stuff is pretty much the same, but that's not true, Trek is head and shoulders above in my opinion.

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        4.0

        Sweet ride!

        By Darrell

        from Canmore, Alberta, Canada

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Flimsy Construction

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        Hey folks I really love the feel of this bike. My only problem is that I broke a chainstay yesterday and I'm not happy about the down time it will take to get it replaced!

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