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Trek Fuel EX 8 29

Trek

Fuel EX 8 29
2014

$2,939.99
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5.0 stars
 (19 Reviews)
 

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.

 
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

(based on 19 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Versatile  (11)
  • Durable  (10)
  • Lightweight  (7)
  • Plush downhill  (2)
  • Value for money  (2)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (11)
  • All mountain trails 
  • Any trail you can find 
  • Awesome day long ride 
  • Bigger hits 

Reviewed by 19 customers

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5.0

A true XC work horse

By Uncle P

from Irvine, CA

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Versatile
  • Durable

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

    • Versatile
    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • 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

      • Climbing
      • Plush Downhill
      • Durable
      • Versatile
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        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
        • Versatile
        • Durable

        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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          5.0

          Great Bike!!!

          By Brazz Monkey

          from Texas

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            I love this bike! I did a lot of research before purchasing this bike and for the price, this is the best Fuel EX for the money. Great components and the 29" wheels brings confidence. Highly recommended!..... I just wish it was a 1x or 2x10.

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            5.0

            Old trails are new again

            By Timo

            from Greensboro

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight Construction
            • Finger Touch Braking
            • Very Agile And Responsive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Single track

              Comments:

              This bike has changed every trail I have ridden on. My speed and agility has now been elevated by the construction of this bike. I have less difficulty going over obstacles with the 29 in. tire. I can now accelerate further on the trail due to having a confident and efficient braking setup. I can also ride further with the additional gear ratios in the cassette. Improvements have been made in every facet of my riding with my new trek.

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              5.0

              Outstanding trail bike!

              By NMJoe

              from New Mexico

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Versatile
              • Great suspension

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments:

              This is a great trail bike with outstanding rear suspension. When pushed hard on rough, rocky trails, it holds a tight line very well and stays very composed. The steering geometry hits an ideal balance between stability and agility. It's also comfortable and climbs well; a great bike for long days of single track. It's my first dual suspension, and I couldn't be happier!

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fast bike, great for

              By Dave

              from Sydney, Australia

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Versatile
              • Fast and Smooth Ride
              • Good components for price
              • Durable

              Cons

              • Chainstay Length

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Cross country

              Comments:

              I am a weekend trail rider who takes my riding seriously and I do about 3 competitive events a year. I spend my weekdays commuting on a 26er hard tail and then swap to this 29er with no issues. For me, this bike is perfect. It is extremely smooth over bumps yet feels like an XC bike for control. Plenty of front travel plus, the rear CTD floater suspension thingy gives you a lot of confidence. Just leave it in trail 99% of the time. I can't emphasize enough how fast this bike is. It just chews up bumpy fire trails, hill climbs and and tight windy single track. It encourages you to go faster. Good thing that the SLX disc brakes are very powerful and have good modulation. The drivetrain components are perfect. All SLX except for the rear derailleur which is XT. Everything shifts so smoothly. The M552 cranks are Generic Shimano branded but are really Deore spec underneath. Unless you really desire that extra 500grams of weight saving I don't really see the point of spending more for Full XT componentry which is made of softer metal and wears out faster anyway. The only drawback is the rear chainstay which seems unnecessarily long by about 1.75cm. this makes lifting the front wheel that little bit harder, however this seems to be the case with a lot of 29ers.

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              5.0

              Awesome bike!

              By Buck80

              from Wilmington, nc

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Plush
              • Rolls over everything
              • Durable

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Commuting/City
              • Road Biking
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments:

              Love this bike! I ride mainly single track off road and also bought second set of wheels with hybrid tires I use on the street. Great travel and balance on the suspension. Brakes are spot on.

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              5.0

              bike is amazing

              By Jordan Mann

              from auburn, alabama

              About Me Commuter

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Good value
              • Durable
              • Nice fit systempads
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments:

                this bike is a powerfull bike with a nice price. i rode it when trek came to town a chawalca state park, AL. his bike is no yeti but it has the specs that any bike i rode. this bike has great shocks that make it a amazing bike tha i ever saw

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