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Trek Fuel EX 8 27.5 Plus

Trek Fuel EX 8 27.5 Plus

2018

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2018 Trek Fuel EX 8 27.5 Plus

Fuel EX 8 Plus is a versatile full suspension trail bike with girthy plus-sized tires for unrelenting traction. It's the perfect balance of value and performance, with a trail-tough Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame, 140mm front and 130mm rear suspension, and a wide range SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain.

Key features

- Capable and stiff 130mm frame is 29" and 27.5+ compatible
- Plus-sized tires for extra traction and confidence on loose, rugged terrain
- Exclusive suspension tech with ABP, Full Floater, and RE:aktiv
- Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defense

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 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, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 140mm travel
    Headset Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
    Rear Shock Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
    Axles Front: 15 x 110mm
    Rear: 12 x 148mm
    Rims/Wheels SUNringle Duroc 40 SL 28-hole, tubeless strips and valves included
    Hubs Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle
    Tires Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80"
    Crankset SRAM Descendant 6k Eagle, Direct Mount X-Sync
    Chainrings 32T
    Bottom Bracket PF92
    Chain SRAM GX Eagle
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M6020
    Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
    Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12 speed
    Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
    Handlebars Bontrager Line, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
    Stem Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree, 60mm length
    Brakes SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    Seat Post Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6mm (15.5: 100mm / 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm / 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm)

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Pros

    • Can easily change out tires to 29" if needed. 

    Best Uses

    • All mountain 

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    5.0

    Great Bike

    By JB

    from Eastern, MA

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    Pros

    • Can easily change out tires to 29" if needed.

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All mountain

      Comments:

      Bought 21.5 version in April 2017. Trek must have listened to all the complaints about the dropper lever. My lever is different from the older versions that I have seen. The dropper seat works great and I use it often. The bike is great and as others have said, it's probably more bike than I will ever need. I'm in my mid 50's and pushing 250lbs. I'm coming from a 2014 Trek X-cal 7 after having not biked since 1996 on my Trek Hoo Koo (Kids, responsibilities…etc.). While shopping for this bike, I was able to do a side by side comparison of the fuel ex 8 27.5 plus and a Specialized Stumpjumper 650b. Component-wise, they were pretty much the same. I chose the Trek because the cockpit was a little less compact than the Specialized. At 6' 2", I have crazy long arms (Like I should be 7' 2") and the Specialized felt a little cramped to me. I know that there is a lot of things I could do like change the handlebars, the stem, the seat position, but I didn't want to change the geometry of the bike too much. Plus, it would have been extra money out of pocket. The Trek definitely has a little more room and it allows me to ride comfortably. I rode the Chupacabras for a month with tubes and then went tubeless. They are great in almost every situation except mud. I find that they tend to want to wash out to the side a bit but that may be true of every plus tire. I have only ridden these tires so I have nothing to compare. The bike is holding up well and is a complete blast to ride. If your legs can push it, it'll go over everything.

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