Trek Fuel EX 8 29 - 2019

Trek Fuel EX 8 29
  • Color: Cardinal
  • Color: Matte Dnister Black
$3,449.99
Wheel Size:
29-inch
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Details

Fuel EX 8 is the ideal 29er trail bike for mountain bikers who want a versatile full suspension ripper that can climb with the XC crowd and huck with the enduro crew. It hits the sweet spot of value and performance in our mountain bike lineup with an Alpha Aluminum frame, 130mm front and rear suspension, and SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain.

It's right for you if...

You're cool with your wheels leaving the ground, but you also like to go the distance on marathon singletrack sessions and aim to clear every rock garden on the first try. You want exceptional trail bike performance, with the same MTB frame and suspension tech found on higher-end trail bikes, at an exceptional value.

The tech you get

A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with a wide-range 10-50 cassette, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick engagement, and a Bontrager Line dropper post for on-the-fly saddle height adjustments. The 130mm front and rear FOX suspension with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper is enough to go big while staying fast on the flats and climbs.

The final word

It's a trail bike that is fully capable keeping up with whatever you throw at it. It has the same frame and suspension tech found on our top-of-the-line trail bikes, with a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain that delivers a huge range of gearing with the simplicity of a single shifter.

Why you'll love it

- If you measure quality in performance per dollar, you won't do better than Fuel EX 8
- You sense its capability immediately, like when you're charging through sections of trail you never thought you'd clean
- It's great for riders who don't want to do just one kind of mountain biking, but want to explore everything from XC marathons to epic descents
- The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use

Specs

Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel
Fork Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 130mm travel
Headset Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8-inch top, 1.5-inch bottom
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm
Rear: 148 x 12mm
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40-inch
Crankset Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB
Chainrings 32T Direct Mount
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm
Chain SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Handlebars Bontrager Line, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails
Seat Post Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5: 100mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Cardinal / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479888498 568233 FUE20577883L
Cardinal / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479888504 568234 FUE20415027L
Cardinal / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479888511 568235 FUE20968636L
Cardinal / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 601479888528 568236 FUE20327456L
Cardinal / 23-inch / 29-inch 601479888535 568237 FUE19650686L
Matte Dnister Black / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479888436 568227 FUE29229209K
Matte Dnister Black / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479888443 568228 FUE29998904K
Matte Dnister Black / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479888450 568229 FUE29932375K