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Trek Fuel EX 8 XT Gen 6

Trek Fuel EX 8 XT Gen 6
  • Color: Matte Pennyflake
  • Color: Galactic Grey to Black Fade
$4,299.99
$5,299.99
Color: Matte Pennyflake
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Details

If you only own one mountain bike, it should be the Fuel EX.

Designed for all-round trail and all-mountain riding, this super capable and best in class bike will take you there. From Gatineau Park, to South March Highlands, and beyond, this is the do everything ride.

Shuffling things up and dealing a royal flush of adjustability, capable handling, and a playful ride, Fuel EX is back with it's 6th generation. It gets longer-travel suspension, all-new frame and revised geometry, plus frame storage on all models.

The Fuel EX 8 features a strong and light Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with a Shimano XT drivetrain for snappy, precise shifting. 4-pot Shimano M6120 brakes keeps the ride under control.

The 150mm Fox Rhythm fork with GRIP damper makes easy work of rocks and roots while the 140mm Fox Float X shock keeps you in control. You get all the perks that come with the carbon models, but without the lofty price tag.

Due to supply-chain issues, specs are subject to change without notice.

Mino Link lets you easily tweak your geometry - both headtube agnle and bottom bracket height at the same time for more nimble or more stable handling.

Angle adjusting headset cups (sold separately) tweak the 64.5-degree headtube angle a degree steeper or slacker to your liking, all without impacting your bottom bracket height (for ground clearance).

Steeper = nimble, slacker = stable

All Trek Fuel EX, aluminium and carbon, come tubeless out of the box. Sealant, valves, and rim stips included.

Ditching the tubes and going tubeless will help you get the most performance out of your tires. There are no tubes to pinch, so you can run lower pressures for better traction, and you get more control and a smoother, faster ride. As an added bonus, a tubeless setup can help seal punctures before they become flats.

Easily adjust suspension progression with just a flip of a chip.

Ride it in the Less progressive setting for a plusher feel perfect for rugged trails loaded with square-edge bumps. Flip it to More progressive when you’re riding fast, hitting big features, and don’t want to bottom out — or if you want to roll with a coil shock.

Sizes:
SizeRider HeightInseam
X-Small

137 - 155 cm

4'6" - 5'1"

64 - 73 cm

25" - 29"

Small

153 - 167 cm

5'0" - 5'6"

72 - 79 cm

28" - 31"

Medium

161 - 172 cm

5'3" - 5'8"

76 - 81 cm

30" - 32"

Medium/Large

166 - 179 cm

5'5" - 5'10"

77 - 84 cm

30" - 33"

Large

177 - 188 cm

5'10" - 6'2"

83 - 88 cm

33" - 35"

X-Large

186 - 196 cm

6'1" - 6'5"

87 - 92 cm

34" - 36"

XX-Large

195 - 203 cm

6'5" - 6'8"

92 - 95 cm

36" - 37"

Geometry Chart:
FRAME SIZEX-SmallSmall 27.5Small 29MediumMedium/LargeLargeX-LargeXX-Large
WHEEL SIZE (in) 27.5 27.5 29 29 29 29 29 29
FRAME REACH (mm) 400.2 430.2 425 450 470 485 515 545
EFFECTIVE TOP TUBE (mm) 516.2 550.5 553.8 584.1 607.4 626.9 661.8 696.6
SEAT TUBE (mm) 360 380 380 410 420 435 470 500
SEAT TUBE ANGLE (°) 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8 70.8
EFFECTIVE SEAT TUBE ANGLE (°) 78.6 78.2 78.6 78.2 77.5 77.2 76.6 76
FRAME STACK (mm) 574.1 574.1 612.3 616.8 616.8 621.3 634.9 648.4
HEAD TUBE LENGTH (mm) 95 95 95 100 100 105 120 135
HEAD TUBE ANGLE (°) 64.5 64.5 64.5 64.5 64.5 64.5 64.5 64.5
FORK AXLE-TO-CROWN (mm) 533 533 561 561 561 561 561 561
BOTTOM BRACKET HEIGHT (mm) 332 332 335 335 335 335 335 335
BOTTOM BRACKET DROP (mm) 25 25 38 38 38 38 38 38
CHAINSTAY LENGTH (mm) 435 435 435 435 440 440 445 450
WHEELBASE (mm) 1144.8 1174.8 1185.9 1213 1233.1 1250.2 1286.7 1323.2
STANDOVER (mm) 716.8 723.8 736.8 736.8 741.8 747.8 766.8 773.8
OFFSET (mm) 44 44 44 44 44 44 44 44
TRAIL (mm) 121.6 121.6 129.2 129.2 129.2 129.3 129.3 129.3

Fuel EX 8 is our best selling full suspension mountian bike! It's a great choice for someone who rides hard and prioritizes value for spec. The 6th generation of Fuel EX has brought some huge changes, making it the real Swiss Army Knife of mountain bikes. If you're going to own a single bike to ride anywhere in eastern Canada, make it a Fuel EX.

One upgrade we would make out of the box - the grips. The Bontrager XR Trail Elite grips can feel a bit stiff and don't absorb bumps as well as others do. Our favourites are Diety Knuckleduster and Chromag Format grips.

Specs

Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, Mino Link adjustable geometry, adjustable leverage rate, guided internal routing, magnesium rocker link, 34.9mm seat tube, ISCG 05, 55mm chainline, BSA 73, downtube guard, shuttle guard, ABP, UDH, Boost148, 140mm travel
Fork XS, S: Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel
S - XXL: Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 150mm travel
Rear Shock Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 185mm x 55mm
Wheels Front: Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear:
Rims Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Hubs Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
Tires XS, S:Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 27.5x2.50''
S - XXL: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50''
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cagev
Chain Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed
Brakes Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 caliper
Rotors Front: Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
Rear: Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203mm
Handlebars XS, S: Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 750mm width
M - XXL: Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
Stem XS, S: Bontrager Elite, 35mm, 0 degree, 35mm length
M - XXL: Bontrager Elite, 35mm, 0 degree, 45mm length
Headset Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom, angle adjust cup compatible
Seatpost XS, S: TranzX JD-YSP39, 100mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
M, ML: TranzX JD-YSP39, 150mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
L - XXL: TranzX JD-YSP39, 170mm travel, internal routing, 34.9mm
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width
Pedals Sold Separately
Accessories & Extras Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

* Subject to change without notice.

Videos

Evolution Underlined: Trek Fuel EX Review | 2022 Fall Field Test

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Matte Pennyflake / Large / 29-inch 601842802427 5272039 BIK49701193
Galactic Grey to Black Fade / X-Small / 27.5-inch 601842802557 5272026 BIK584184823
Galactic Grey to Black Fade / Small / 27.5-inch 601842802540 5272027 BIK708250703
Galactic Grey to Black Fade / Small / 29-inch 601842802533 5272028 BIK573842263
Galactic Grey to Black Fade / Medium/Large / 29-inch 601842802519 5272030 BIK571348313
Galactic Grey to Black Fade / Large / 29-inch 601842802502 5272031 BIK573634613
Galactic Grey to Black Fade / XX-Large / 29-inch 601842802489 5272033 BIK586230703