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Fuel EX 8

R70,000.00

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.

[2022] Model 1044454

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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

An alloy frame, 140 mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork and 130 mm of rear travel with an extra-efficient RE:aktiv damper. A Shimano XT 1×12 drivetrain with an extra-low 51-tooth climbing gear, powerful 4-piston brakes, Bontrager wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for fast engagement plus a Bontrager Line dropper post.

The final word

Fuel EX 8 gives you added efficiency with Shimano’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

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Features

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.
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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.

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RE:aktiv

RE:aktiv technology gives you firm support for efficient pedaling that instantly gives way for smooth control when the trail turns rough.

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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.

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

FrameAlpha 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
ForkFox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
ShockFox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position RE:aktiv damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210 mm x 55 mm
Max compatible fork travel150mm (561mm axle-to-crown)
Wheel frontBontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rearBontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rearBontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
RimBontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
TyreBontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29×2.50″
Tyre partBontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Rim stripBontrager TLR
Max tyre sizeFrame: 29×2.60″ Fork: See manufacturer
ShifterShimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleurShimano XT M8100, long cage
CrankShimano SLX M7100, 30T alloy ring, 52 mm chainline, 170 mm length
Bottom bracketShimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit
CassetteShimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
ChainShimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Max. chainring size34T
SaddleBontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
SeatpostBontrager Line Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 345 mm length
HandlebarBontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 750 mm width
GripsBontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
StemBontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 35 mm length
Head setKnock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
*BrakeSize: S
Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 4-piston calliper
Size: S
Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 calliper
Brake rotorShimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
WeightM – 13.86 kg / 30.56 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limitThis bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).

Sizing & Tech

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on archcycles.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Bike Tech

2022 Fuel EX 8

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