Fuel EX 8 is the ideal trail bike for riders who want a versatile full suspension ripper that makes soul-crushing climbs less painful, but can also huck rowdy trails. It hits the sweet spot of value and performance in our mountain bike line-up by combining high-end parts with a stout but light alloy frame.
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. You want a bike that lets you crush any trail, and your priority is on the parts.
The tech you get
A lightweight aluminium frame, 140 mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork, and 130 mm of rear travel with an extra-efficient RE:aktiv damper. A SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drive train with an extra-low 52-tooth climbing gear, plus a Bontrager Line dropper post.
The final word
Fuel EX 8 gives you added efficiency with SRAM’s latest, widest-range drive train and Trek’s unique RE:aktiv damper that provides firm pedalling support without giving up any plush compliance.
Why you’ll love it
- A wider gear range and more efficient suspension help you claw your way up tricky climbs you never thought you’d clean
- If you measure quality in performance per pound, you won’t do better than Fuel EX 8
- This bike will make you want to rail every corner, smash every rock garden and charge every descent
- 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
Why we won’t ship unbuilt Trek bikes
Due to warranty regulations, Trek bikes must be assembled by a qualified bike mechanic in an approved store. This is an international policy for Trek bikes. Therefore, any Trek Bicycle purchased online must be picked up from Velo Ronny’s or contact us for further options.
|A wider gear range and more efficient suspension help you claw your way up tricky climbs you never thought you’d clean|
|If you measure quality in performance per pound, you won’t do better than Fuel EX 8|
|This bike will make you want to rail every corner, smash every rock garden and charge every descent|
|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|
|Weight||M – 13.78 kg / 30.39 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)|
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel|
|Rear suspension||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab|
|Wheels||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost 110 front, Boost 148 rear|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 2.60″ front, 2.40″ rear|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Crank||Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost|
|Bottom bracket||SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-52, 12 speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Line Dropper, internal routing, 31.6mm|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom|
|Brakeset||SRAM G2 R 4-piston hydraulic disc|