Trek Fuel EX 8 29 - 2015

Trek Fuel EX 8 29
  • Color: Powder Blue/Viper Red
  • Color: Starry Night Black/Trek White
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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.

Trek’s premium lightweight aluminum is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Trek’s Alpha Platinum aluminum are hydroformed to create the most sophisticated shapes for the lightest weight, and are finished using their smooth-weld process.

Trek's Full Floater shock mount boasts two suspended points that allow the shock to "float" through its range of action for seemingly bottomless travel and excellent tracking over every type of terrain.
Trek's EVO rocker link is a one-piece, magnesium linkage that drastically increases rear-end stiffness and decreases total frame weight, too.
Trek's E2 head tube is 1.5-inches in diameter at the bottom and 1 1/8-inches at the top. This maximizes front-end stiffness for awesome steering precision and control, while allowing the use of standard 1 1/8-inch stems and not adding much weight.
Trek's G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.

Specs

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

Videos

DRCV is Two Shocks in One

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Powder Blue/Viper Red / 15.5-inch 768682909850 506409
Powder Blue/Viper Red / 17.5-inch 768682909867 506410 FUE30436764D
Powder Blue/Viper Red / 18.5-inch 768682909874 506411
Powder Blue/Viper Red / 19.5-inch 768682909881 506412 FUE30115527D
Powder Blue/Viper Red / 21.5-inch 768682909898 506413
Powder Blue/Viper Red / 23-inch 768682909904 506414
Starry Night Black/Trek White / 15.5-inch 768682909799 506403
Starry Night Black/Trek White / 17.5-inch 768682909805 506404

Reviews

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5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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 
  • Trail riding 
  • Bigger Hits 
  • Technical Trails 

REVIEWS

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4

Great Bike

By 

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!

5

Great bike!!!

By 

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!!

    5

    Awesome Ride!

    By 

    from Arizona

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Extreme Sports
      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      This bike is amazing.

      5

      EXCELLENT

      By 

      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.

      5

      squishy bike!

      By 

      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.

      5

      Awesome MTB for all off roading

      By 

      from Leesburgh, va

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Plush Downhill
      • Climbing
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Bigger Hits
        • Trail riding
        • Technical Trails

        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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