Fuel EX 8 is the ideal trail bike for mountain bikers who want a versatile full suspension ripper that can crush marathon and multi-stage races and still huck with the enduro crew. It hits the sweet spot of value and performance in our mountain bike line-up with an Alpha Aluminium frame, 140 mm front and 130 mm rear suspension, and a Shimano XT 12-speed drive train.
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 price.
A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame, a 140 mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork and 130 mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv damper ? it's enough suspension to go big while staying fast on the flats and climbs. A Shimano XT 1x12 drive train with a wide-range 10-51 cassette, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels, Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes and a Bontrager Line dropper post for on-the-fly saddle height adjustments.
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 Shimano XT 1x12 drive train.
- This bike is perfect for shredding singletrack, hitting drops and pushing your limits in multi-stage and marathon events
- If you measure quality in performance per pound, you won't do better than Fuel EX 8
- You sense its capability immediately, like when you're charging through sections of trail that you never thought you'd clean
- The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use
- We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5? wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5? or 29? and sizes M to XL get 29? wheels
Will my bike have a curved top tube?
Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don?t have the same issues with standover height.
Active Braking Pivot
Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.
RE:aktiv technology gives you firm support for efficient pedaling that instantly gives way for smooth control when the trail turns rough.
Straight Shot w/Knock Block
Trek's Straight Shot frame design optimises the stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride. You'll be able to push harder and stay more planted on your line when the going gets rough.
|Frame||Size L, UNI, Aluminium, Alpha Platinum Aluminium, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel|
|Wheel Size||Front 29|
|Wheel Size||Rear 29|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel|
|Gears||DERAILLEUR, Shimano, 1 Gears|
|Tyres||BONTRAGER, Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60" (smaller sizes: 27.5x2.60")|
|Wheels||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless-Ready Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Shifters||SHIMANO, Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed,|
|Front Brake||SH, Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180 mm // Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Brake||SH, Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180 mm // Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Derailleur||SHIMANO, Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
|Crankset||SHIMANO, Shimano XT M8100, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length Shimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit|
|Chain||SHIMANO, Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed|
|Headset||UNBRANDED, Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Handlebar||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width|
|Stem||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||BONTRAGER|
|Seatpost||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length|
|Saddle||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width|
|Colours||MATTE DNISTER/GLOSS TREK BLACK|
|Sizes||L, M, ML, S, XL, XS, XXL|
|Barcodes||601842164396, 601842164402, 601842164419, 601842164426, 601842164433, 601842164440, 601842164457, 601842164464, 601842167625|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||590292, 590297, 590298, 590299, 590300, 590301, 590302, 590303, 590304|
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