Fuel EX 8 is the ideal trail bike for riders who want a versatile full suspension ripper that makes soul-crushing climbs less painful, but can also huck rowdy trails. It hits the sweet spot of value and performance in our mountain bike lineup by combining high-end parts with a stout but light alloy frame.
It's right for you if you're cool with your wheels leaving the ground, but you also like to go the distance on marathon singletrack sessions. You want a bike that lets you crush any trail, and your priority is on the parts.
The Fuel EX 8 XT uses an alloy frame, 140mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork, and 130mm of rear travel with an extra-efficient RE:aktiv damper. A Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain with an extra-low 51-tooth climbing gear, powerful 4-piston brakes, Bontrager wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for fast engagement plus a Bontrager Line dropper post.
Fuel EX 8 gives you added efficiency with Shimano's latest, widest-range drivetrain and Trek's unique RE:aktiv damper that provides firm pedaling support without giving up any plush compliance.
A wider gear range and more efficient suspension help you claw your way up tricky climbs you never thought you'd clean
If you measure quality in performance per dollar, you won't do better than Fuel EX 8
This bike will make you want to rail every corner, smash every rock garden, and charge every descent
The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use
We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5˝ wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5˝ or 29˝, and sizes M to XL get 29˝ wheels
Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130mm travel
Fox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 140mm travel
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab
Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt
|Hubs||Rapid Drive 54|
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, Bontrager TLR valve, 50mm
Shimano SLX M7100, Boost (52mm chainline), 170/75mm length
Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit
Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed
Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12 speed
Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 750/780mm width
Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 40/50mm length
Front: Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, MT420 caliper
Rear: Shimano hydraulic disc, MT420 4-piston caliper
Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100/150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 345/440mm length