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Trek Fuel EX 8 29

Trek Fuel EX 8 29

2014

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (25 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  (15)
    • Durable  (14)
    • Lightweight  (10)
    • Plush downhill  (2)
    • Value for money  (2)

    Cons

    • Cant think of any yet 
    • Chainstay length 
    • Crankset 
    • Forks A little sketchy 
    • Goofy graphics 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (16)
    • Single track  (2)
    • All mountain trails 
    • Any trail you can find 
    • Awesome day long ride 

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    EXCELLENT

    By makomike22

    from Florida

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Reviewer

    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

          • Fast
          • Durable
          • Versatile
          • Smooth
          • Lightweight

          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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              5.0

              A true XC work horse

              By Uncle P

              from Irvine, CA

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments:

                Like any avid mountain biker, we are always in the market for the latest and greatest. If your anything like me you have beer money and champagne tast. So when I say I went to all the competitors and shopped the trek fuels compition i really broke down the components and technology in the bikes, trust me talked to shop gurus till they were blue in the face lol. I even test rode the Santa cruze tall boy to the specialized stunt jumper on demo trail rides. And the verdict is....... Wait for it wait for it......... The trek fuel killed it on the trails and blew the living doors off the competition. It is a true XC monster. It handles everything I can throw at it and some. It begs for you to push it faster and dive steeper into turns. Out of the box it's 28ibs. I ride with buddy's with 5000$ - 7000$ rigs. Guess what at the end of the day the bike does everything that the other rigs do at a faster pace and a all out billy goat on technical climbs. Cheers to beers and the women that put up with our addiction to the saddle

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                5.0

                SUPERB IN EVERYDAY RIDING TO RACING

                By ECKY

                from NEWCASTLE,NEW SOUTH WALES,AUSTRALIA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile
                • Value for money

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments:

                  I USE THIS BIKE TO RIDE EVERYDAY ON THE CYCLEWAYS AND BUSH. I ALSO USE IT TO RACE FROM 4HR TO 12 HOUR RACES.IT PERORMS BRILLIANTLY IN ALL CONDITIONS. THE CTD MODES ARE SUPERB.GREAT FOR CYCLEWAYS/ROAD. FANTASTIC VALUE FOR MONEY.SUPER COMFORTABLE.

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                  5.0

                  Awesome MTB for all off roading

                  By Tim

                  from Leesburgh, va

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Versatile
                  • Climbing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Plush Downhill

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Trail riding
                    • Technical Trails
                    • 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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                    5.0

                    great bike im very happy

                    By yysrael

                    from aguascalientes mexico

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

                    • Lightweight
                    • Durable
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments:

                      I ride around 90 km per week and is a strong, confortable and amazing bike

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