The Trek Fuel EX 8 29er Full Suspension Mountain Bike 2014 is packed with performance-enhancing technology to give you a better ride. The bike has big 29 inch wheels to provide you with more momentum and a better angle of attack. You’ll also notice better traction to improve climbing and cornering ability when you’re riding. The bike also has G2 Geometry which features a custom-offset fork and advanced frame geometry for precise handling at low speed without compromising high-speed stability.
Trek Fuel EX 8 29er Mountain Bike Features
- 29” specific bike for a more enjoyable ride
- G2 geometry
- Active Braking Pivot technology
- Dual Rate Control Valve technology
- Full floater
- E2 Tapered head tube
- Internal cable routing
Upgrades from Trek Fuel EX 7 29
- Shimano SLX/XT Shadow Plus drivetrain
- Shimano SLX hydraulic disc brakes
- Bontrager Rhythm Elite seatpost
Active Braking Pivot Technology
This full suspension mountain bike features Trek’s patented Active Braking Pivot technology that keeps your suspension active whether you’re on or off the brakes. Other full suspension systems firm up under braking, reducing your control when you need it most, ABP avoids that and it allows your suspension to work freely. When your suspension stays active under braking, you stay in control, meaning that you can brake later in a turn. You can also maintain better rear wheel traction in stutter bumps, go faster, and just have more fun.
Dual Rate Control Valve Technology
The Fuel EX 8 has the DCRV advantage; it has two separate air chambers which work together to give you consistent use of full travel and incredible control throughout the entire travel range. This means you can ride bigger lines, flow through braking bumps with ease, and ride with more control. DRCV seamlessly adjusts its air volume based on the bump size you encounter. You get supple feel on the small bumps, seamless control over midsize bumps and harsh hits with less rear wheel hang-up, and seemingly bottomless travel on the rough stuff so big hits seem to disappear.
The Fuel EX 8’s frame features EVO Link; Trek’s evolution of the rocker link from the plate-and-bolt style used on most suspension bikes to a one-piece rocker link. This lighter link provides a stronger connection point between the front and rear triangles, creating a stiffer frame for greater control with minimal weight.
The frame also has an E2 tapered head tube; this is the evolution of the traditional 1-1/8" headset to a tapered head tube, fork, and headset system. E2 tapers from a 1.5" lower to a 1 1/8" upper headset to provide more material where it matters most, resulting in a stronger, lighter frame with point-and-shoot control.
There is a lot of internal cable routing to give this bike one of the cleanest setups you’ve ever seen. The frame also has a full floater, attaching the shock to two moving linkage points so it can respond better to bumps across a wide variety of terrain. It feels like more travel, but it's not. It's smarter travel.
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP Convert, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur |
|Fork||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 Shock||Fox Evolution Series Float w/DRCV, CTD (climb-trail-descend) damper, rebound, tuned by Trek in California, 7.25x1.875" |
|Chainset||Shimano M552, 42/32/24 |
|Cassette||Shimano HG62 11-36, 10 speed |
|Chain Device||Not Specified|
|Bottom Bracket||press fit |
|Front Hub||Not Specified|
|Rear Hub||Not Specified|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX, high direct mount |
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus |
|Front Brake||Shimano SLX hydraulic disc |
|Rear Brake||Shimano SLX hydraulic disc |
|Brake Levers||Not Specified|
|Pedals||The mountain bike does not come with bike pedals|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race Lite low-riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise |
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree |
|Headset||FSA IS-2, E2, sealed cartridge bearing |
|Grips||Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails |
|Seatpost||Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6mm, zero offset |
|Rims||Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing, 15mm alloy axle front hub; 142x12 rear hub w/Bontrager Duster 28-hole Tubeless Ready rims |
|Front Tyre||Bontrager XR3 Expert, aramid bead, 29x2.30" |
|Rear Tyre||Bontrager XR3 Expert, aramid bead, 29x2.30" |
|Shifters||Shimano SLX, 10 speed |