Trek 2021 Fuel EX 8 GX

$4,999.00

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.

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Description

The Fuel EX 8 GX is 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

  1. A wider gear range and more efficient suspension help you claw your way up tricky climbs you never thought you’d clean
  2. If you measure quality in performance per pound, you won’t do better than Fuel EX 8
  3. This bike will make you want to rail every corner, smash every rock garden and charge every descent
  4. The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use
  5. 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

 

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset

Frame Alpha 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
Fork Fox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
*Shock Size: XS , S
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210×52.5 mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210×55 mm

Front wheel Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Rear wheel Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, 54T Rapid Drive, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
*Tyre Size: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5×2.40″
Size: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5×2.60″
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29×2.40″
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29×2.60″
Tyre part Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm

Shifter SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
*Crank Size: XS , S
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length
Bottom bracket SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
Cassette SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed

Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 345 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
*Handlebar Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 750 mm width
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
*Stem Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 40 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length
Head set Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
Brake SRAM G2 R hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 200mm