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Trek Fuel EX 8

Trek

Fuel EX 8
2012

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5.0 stars
 (39 Reviews)
 

2012 Trek Fuel EX 8

Trek's Fuel EX 8 is primed for backcountry rides, hard-charging action and fun spins after work. This cool ride boasts Trek's Full Floater suspension technology with 120mm of ultra-smooth, tunable front and rear travel thanks to Fox. The rear shock was developed with Trek and has 2 chambers: a small one for bumps at low speed and a larger one for big hits, making your Fuel pedal incredibly well and giving you that bottomless feel at speed. The frame is built with Trek's Alpha aluminum for lightness, stiffness and excellent efficiency and sports Trek's ABP that keeps your rear end active when you're braking. Complementing the trick frameset are light, fast and tough Bontrager wheels, sure-stopping Shimano discs and a 10-speed Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain for crisp, quick shifts every time.

 
Specification Description
Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum
Fork Fox F32 Float RL w/DRCV, 120mm-travel
Rear Shock Fox Float RP2 w/DRCV, Pro Pedal, 120mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster
Hubs Front: Bontrager; Rear: Shimano M525
Tires Bontrager XR4, 26 x 2.2
Crankset Shimano
Chainrings 42/32/24
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Bontrager Low Riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite
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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Pros

  • Handles well  (33)
  • Balanced suspension  (32)
  • Lightweight  (31)
  • Durable  (29)
  • Great Components  (23)

Cons

  • Tires  (4)
  • Cheap Components  (4)
  • Hydraulic brakes 
  • Need xr4 tires on bike 
  • Rear derailleur slips gea 

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking  (35)
  • Free riding  (18)
  • Downhill  (15)
  • Casual Riding  (13)
  • Urban biking  (5)

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5.0

A great trail bike for the right price.

By NVRSUMR

from Kansas City,Kansas

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Easy Bike To Ride On Rock
  • Affordable
  • Very Durable Frame
  • Suspension Is Incredible
  • Above Average Drivetrain

Cons

  • Need Xr4 Tires On Bike

Best Uses

  • Single Track Trailsrocks
  • Technical trails
  • Free Riding

Comments:

This bike will do whatever you want it to do,as long as you are capable doing what you are trying to do. Could not ask for a better bike at this price. It's a great bike, rides almost the same as a Fuel 9.

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5.0

Awesome bike

By Ezequiel

from Redlands, ca

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Handles Well

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    Beautiful bike, perfect going downhill, smooth ride, better handle. Thank you cyclery usa, good price.

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    4.0

    Great bike with a couple of concerns

    By Chris M.

    from Waukegan, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Great handeling
    • Handles Well
    • Plush Feel
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Balanced Suspension

    Cons

    • Hydraulic Brakes
    • Rear Derailleur Slips Gea

    Best Uses

    • Free Riding
    • Urban Assault Vehicle
    • Urban Biking
    • Mountain Biking

    Comments:

    The main problems I've had with this bike is the hydraulic brakes get air in the lines and have to be bled at the shop for $20 and the rear derailleur needs periodic adjusting as it will skip gears when shifting from low to high. Other than that this is a well made rugged bike that has taken some serious abuse and keeps on keeping on. Despite earlier concerns I highly recommend this bike.

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    5.0

    Great Performance For all Mountain!

    By boy

    from Oakland,ca

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Great handling

    Cons

    • Take time away

    Best Uses

    • For all mountain

    Comments:

    its a great Bike for all mountain

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    5.0

    2009 Fuel EX8

    By Mawman

    from Eagle ID

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Quick
    • Nimble

    Cons

    • Takes away family time

    Best Uses

    • Cross country
    • ALL Mountain

    Comments:

    I previously owned a Novara Method 2.0. It was heavy and slow compared to the Fuel. I was constantly fighting the derailleurs on the Method but have had the Fuel for 2 years & it's only been in the shop once (besides the 30 day check) for an adjustment. The Fuel is a fun quick all mountain bike that handles well.

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    5.0

    Great Single Trail MTB!!!

    By mgm864

    from Glendale Heights, IL

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Off road
      • Mountain Biking
      • XC

      Comments:

      I got the 2011 Fuel EX 8 late last year at a bargain price. Around [...] bucks I got a great deal! The bike is perfect for single trail riding! It's light enough to carry when needed but solid enough to withstand those bumpy rides along the XC! It's very responsive specially on the uphills! The Hydraulic disc brakes are phenomenal. Whenever I go off road biking I know I'm very well covered by the EX 8. Thanks to my wife for the gift!

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      5.0

      This bike ROCKS!!!

      By jjwiggs

      from Arizona

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Great Components
      • Handles Well
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Casual Riding
        • Downhill

        Comments:

        I've had the bike now for two months and to be quite frank, this bike makes me a better rider! My only complaint is like most everyone else, the tires. I am about to put some Geax AKA's on it this week and I know it will make a huge difference in the traction b/c the bontragers just don't cut it. This bike is very quick and handles everything you throw at it. The SLX gears are great and I've not had a problem with the front or rear derailer as some have mentioned. Everything else on this bike is truly amazing and well worth the money. I truly look forward going riding each time out and crush the competition time and again.

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        5.0

        AWESOME BIKE!!

        By VICPRAL

        from MIAMI, FLORIDA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Durable
        • Plush Feel
        • Handles Well
        • Great Components
        • Balanced Suspension

        Cons

        • Stock Tires

        Best Uses

        • Downhill
        • Mountain Biking
        • Casual Riding
        • Urban Biking

        Comments:

        There no words to say.. I love the bike best on the trails...

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        5.0

        Love the bike, Adore the Store

        By Bob Loblaw

        from Fort Wayne, IN

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great Components
        • Handles Well
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Free Riding
          • Downhill

          Comments:

          Love the bike, it's definitely at home on the dirt trails and more difficult downhill trails, not the best thing if you ride on the road. The reason being is that this thing loves to turn, and it responds very quickly to your input, so it takes some getting used to. But the best part was buying from summit city. Staff was great, and more than helpful. They were very honest and forthcoming with everything. They asked questions to understand my needs and wants, and got me everything I needed. If you buy a bike in Fort Wayne, you must buy it from Summit City

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          5.0

          Bring it on!!

          By LIVING ON THE EDGE

          from Salt Lake City, UTAH

          About Me

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Plush Feel
          • Handles Well
          • Balanced Suspension
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Cheap Components

          Best Uses

          • Free Riding
          • Mountain Biking
          • Downhill

          Comments:

          I started Mountain Biking back in 06. After carefully evaluating my options and my budget, I decided to give Trek a shot. Boy did I make the right choice!! I purchased the Fuel EX8 because it seemed like the right bike for the price. Boy was I not mistaken. From the start, this bike gave me the confidence to attack any obstacle due to it's handling and balance. I believe that I've become a better rider since my early days due to this bike. For if it wasn't for it's well rounded capabilities, my learning curve would have been a lot slower. Overall, an AMAZING BIKE!!! Since purchasing this bike, I have graduated onto the Remedy 9.8 (but that's another story).

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