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
|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|
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|
|Cardinal / 23-inch / 29-inch||601479888535||568237||FUE19402355L|
|Matte Dnister Black / 15.5-inch / 29-inch||601479888429||568226||FUE29525956K|
|Matte Dnister Black / 17.5-inch / 29-inch||601479888436||568227||FUE29245182K|
|Matte Dnister Black / 18.5-inch / 29-inch||601479888443||568228||FUE29929867K|
|Matte Dnister Black / 19.5-inch / 29-inch||601479888450||568229||FUE29850824K|
|Matte Dnister Black / 23-inch / 29-inch||601479888474||568231||FUE28817674K|