2021 Fuel EX 8 XT

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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 line-up 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 tech you get

An alloy frame, 140 mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork and 130 mm of rear travel with an extra-efficient RE:aktiv damper. A Shimano XT 1x12 drive train with an extra-low 51-tooth climbing gear, plus a Bontrager Line dropper post.

The final word

Fuel EX 8 gives you added efficiency with Shimano's latest, widest-range drive train and Trek's unique RE:aktiv damper that provides firm pedalling support without giving up any plush compliance.

 

   Why you'll love it

  1. A wider gear range and more efficient suspension help you claw your way up tricky climbs you never thought you'd clean
  2. If you measure quality in performance per pound, you won't do better than Fuel EX 8
  3. This bike will make you want to rail every corner, smash every rock garden and charge every descent
  4. The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use
  5. 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.

 

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Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminium, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 130 mm travel
Fork Fox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 140 mm travel
Shock Fox Performance Float EVOL, 3-position RE:aktiv damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210 mm x 55 mm
Max compatible fork travel 150mm (561mm axle-to-crown)
Wheel front Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rear Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 54, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
*Tyre Size: S , M , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40"
Size: S , M , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
*Tyre part Size: S , M , L , XL
Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Size: S , M , L , XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Max tyre size Frame: 29x2.60" Fork: See manufacturer
Shifter Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
*Crank Size: S
Shimano SLX M7100, 30T alloy ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: M , L , XL
Shimano SLX M7100, 30T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length
Bottom bracket Shimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Max. chainring size 34T
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: S
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 345 mm length
Size: M , L , XL
Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
*Handlebar Size: S
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 750 mm width
Size: M , L , XL
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
*Stem Size: S
Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 40 mm length
Size: M , L , XL
Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length
Head set Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brake Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT420 4-piston calliper
*Brake rotor Size: S , M , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
Size: M , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203 mm

Weight M - 30.56 lbs / 13.86 kg (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).