Trek Fuel EX8 Mountain Bike

May 16, 2011
Trek Fuel EX8 Mountain Bike

RRP $2999

Buying a bike can be confusing, hybrid bike, road bike, mountain bike, which one do you go for?

Even when you decide to buy a Mountain bike do you go dual suspension or hard tail?

If you’re me you go for something that gives comfort, and a bit of speed. The Trek Fuel EX8 comes to the party on both counts. The suspension in this thing is incredible. Anyone who has done any serious mountain biking will appreciate the suspension in the back and front forks. And because of that suspension the Trek Fuel EX8 gives a nice cushy ride.

The Fuel range of bikes from Trek mean you can have a great bike for a great price, and the Trek Fuel EX8 is no exception, it’s the ultimate single track trail bike — agile enough for racing, yet relaxed enough for long-distance pedaling.

It also has disc brakes, which are a must for anyone planning to do any downhill mountain biking.

For those interested in the tech side of the bike, here’s a snapshot:

Frame: Alpha Red Aluminum w/ABP Convert, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, magnesium EVO Link, oversized pivot bearings, replaceable derailleur hanger
Front Suspension: Fox 32 F-Series RL w/air spring, rebound, alloy E2 tapered steerer, 120mm travel
Rear Suspension: Fox Float RP-2, "trail tuned" w/Trek DRCV, ProPedal, rebound; 7.25x2.0"
Wheels: Shimano alloy M525
Hubs: Bontrager Duster 32-hole rims
Tires: Bontrager XR3 Expert, 26x2.2"

Review by Daniel Hoy

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