2024 Trek Fuel EXe 8 XT Satin Mercury
The Fuel EXe 8 is a trail-ready aluminium electric mountain bike that quietly assists you on the climbs so you've got all the power you need on descents. Like its carbon counterpart, it looks and handles like a traditional trail bike, but with the added support of a tiny-but-mighty harmonic pin ring drive system with sleek top-tube display unit and compact remote. It comes ready to rip with upgraded parts where they matter most, like a FOX suspension package, wide Bontrager Line Comp Tubeless Ready wheels and a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain.
It's right for you if...
Performance matters to you, but so does the price tag. You want all of the tech you'll find in the top-of-the-line Fuel EXe, but in a bike that's built for your budget. You want upgraded components you can trust to keep ripping, and a robust alloy frame that rallies through the rough and gives you just enough power on the ups.
The tech you get
An Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with TQ's HPR50 harmonic pin ring drive system, a fully-encased 360 Wh removable battery and smart charging port. An integrated LED display and handlebar remote that are easy to use on the fly. 150 mm FOX Rhythm 36 front suspension with Float EVOL air spring and GRIP damper and 140 mm FOX Performance Float X rear suspension. Plus, wide, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels, a 12-speed Shimano XT drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes and a dropper post.
The final word
If you want all the tech of the top-tier Fuel EXe without the sticker shock, the Fuel EXe 8 is for you. You get the same drive system, display and geometry of its carbon counterpart, plus an upgraded suspension package and Shimano XT drivetrain – on a more economical alloy chassis.
Why you'll love it
- You get all the tech of our top-end light e-MTB without a price tag that makes you say ouch
- Its upgraded FOX suspension package smooths the trail while a 12-speed Shimano XT drivetrain shifts clean under load
- Its tiny-but-mighty TQ motor is tuned for the trail, keeping things quiet so you can stay in the moment, and ramps up power with you for a natural ride feel
- The integrated display, charging port, and controls are simple to use, sleek and intuitive
- You can tweak your geometry with Mino Link, or add an adjustable angle headset to take even more control.
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, removable battery, internal routing, alloy rocker link, 34.9 mm seat tube, upper chain guide mount, 55 mm chain line, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, UDH, 140 mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 150 mm travel|
|Shock||Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 205 mm x 60 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||160mm (575mm 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 108, 6-bolt, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Tyre||Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.50"|
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 29x2.50", Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
|Crank||E*thirteen E*spec Plus, 165 mm length|
|Chainring||E*thirteen E*spec, 32T alloy ring, 55 mm chainline|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||1x: 34T, min 30T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width|
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 310mm length
Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 410 mm length
Size: L, XL
Bontrager Line Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 450 mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 45 mm length|
|Head set||Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom, angle adjust cup compatible|
|Brake||Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 calliper|
|Brake rotor||Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203 mm|
|Rotor size||Max brake rotor sizes - Frame: 203mm, Fork: see fork manufacturer|
|Weight||M - 20.10 kg / 44.32 lbs (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).|