With the big-wheel mile crushing of an XC bike and the confidence of an aggressive trail bike, Trek's Fuel EX 8 29 trounces whatever trails you have in mind. This 29er boasts Trek's Alpha aluminum frame with G2 geometry. Stiffness means precise handling, so you're equipped with Trek's E2 head tube and a 142x12 rear through axle, plus Trek's ABP and Full Floater suspension to keep your rear suspension active and controlled even when you're braking. That suspension devours hits to the tune of 120mm of front and rear travel, controlled by Fox's technology and enhanced with Trek's Re:activ tech out back. The rest of the parts are just as dialed. This outstanding bike is built up with tubeless-ready Bontrager wheels and tires, sure-stopping Shimano discs, and a Shimano 2x10 drivetrain for crisp, quick shifts every time. The Fuel EX 8 29 is ready for whatever you have in mind.
Trek’s premium lightweight aluminum is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Trek’s Alpha Platinum aluminum are hydroformed to create the most sophisticated shapes for the lightest weight, and are finished using their smooth-weld process.
|Trek's G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.|
Pedals sold separately
|Frame||Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum, G2 geometry|
|Fork||Fox Performance 32 Float, FIT4 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 geometry w/51mm offset, 120mm-travel|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Series Float EVOL, RE:Aktiv|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless-Ready, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear|
|Tires||Bontrager XR3 Expert, tubeless-ready 29 x 2.3|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano HG50, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race Lite, 5mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager Race Lite lock-on|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2|
|Seatpost||KS eThirty Integra dropper post|
* Subject to change without notice.