|The new Trek Fuel EX8 29er will be here soon. We can't wait!!
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|All the awesomeness of Fuel EX, now in a 29er version|
|ABP keeps your suspension active while you’re on the brakes|
|DRCV shock gives you smooth, predictable all-terrain control|
|Trail-optimised G2 29er geometry is fast, agile, confident|
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP Convert, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, press fit BB, ISCG 05 mount, magnesium EVO link, down tube guard, G2 Geometry, 120mm travel|
|Front suspension||Fox Evolution Series 32 Float w/CTD (climb-trail-descend) damper, rebound, E2 tapered steerer, 15QR thru axle, custom G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 120mm travel|
|Rear suspension||Fox Evolution Series Float w/DRCV, CTD (climb-trail-descend) damper, rebound, tuned by Trek in California, 7.25x1.875"|
|Wheels||Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing, 15mm alloy axle front hub; 142x12 rear hub w/Bontrager Duster 28-hole Tubeless Ready rims|
|Tires||Bontrager XR3 Expert, aramid bead, 29x2.30"|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, 10 speed|
|Front derailleur||Shimano SLX, high direct mount|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus|
|Crank||Shimano M552, 42/32/24|
|Bottom bracket||press fit|
|Cassette||Shimano HG62 11-36, 10 speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6mm, zero offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Race Lite low-riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree|
|Grips||Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on|
|Headset||FSA IS-2, E2, sealed cartridge bearing|
2014 TREK FUEL EX 8 29er
The top level alloy model is the Trek Fuel EX 8 29er.
Cable routing is much the same as with the carbon versions.
The Full Floater suspension coupled with the DRCV shocks makes for a very plush suspension without sacrificing performance under full power.
The extra air canister at the top of the shock creates more volume once it’s about 50% of the way through it’s stroke. The effect is that of a firmer, tighter shock under small bumps that opens up to allow big bump eating movements when necessary. It’s a pretty slick design that works exceptionally well.
On the alloy bikes, a stealth dropper post cable or hose pops out of the seat tube just behind the lower shock mount, then run up the downtube alongside the brake hose.
With the 2.3 tires, clearance is still decent for this type of bike. Alloy models also get the chainguide mounts and downtube armor…it’s just not called Carbon Armor.
Trek’s ABP puts a 142×12 thru axle between concentric pivots. Retail on this model is £2199.99 and it’s spec’d with Shimano SLX shifters, front derailleur and brakes, plus an XT rear derailleur. Cranks are the standard non-series Shimano triple.
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