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Old 07-12-2012, 11:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone here work for them?
Anyone have the Trek Fuel EX 8 mountain bike? what do you think of it?
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Actually rode one a couple months ago, my buddy works at a high end LBS. They're fantastic bikes IMHO.
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Old 07-14-2012, 07:30 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Actually rode one a couple months ago, my buddy works at a high end LBS. They're fantastic bikes IMHO.
You rode the Fuel EX 8?
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Anyone here work for them?
Anyone have the Trek Fuel EX 8 mountain bike? what do you think of it?
Not me, but there is lots of good information here.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Anyone here work for them?
Anyone have the Trek Fuel EX 8 mountain bike? what do you think of it?
What do you want to know about them? I've rode one, and my neighbor is selling his (18.5").
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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How did it ride? Good all trail bike?
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It was a little small for me (grabbed a demo) but I loved it. Fantastic all arounder right off the floor. The rear shock was a fox w the boost valve thing, and it did a great job of not soaking up all my energy every pedal stroke. Climbed awesome. I didn't like the fork as much as my vanilla, but that's an 800 dollar fork. If I needed a new all mtn I'd highly consider it. I really like the giant trance too.
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It was a little small for me (grabbed a demo) but I loved it. Fantastic all arounder right off the floor. The rear shock was a fox w the boost valve thing, and it did a great job of not soaking up all my energy every pedal stroke. Climbed awesome. I didn't like the fork as much as my vanilla, but that's an 800 dollar fork. If I needed a new all mtn I'd highly consider it. I really like the giant trance too.
Does the rear shock lock?
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Can't remember. I think so.
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I am waiting for the 2013 bikes to be released, i heard the 2012 models go on sale for a little bit.
Ifi can't get one ordered i guess i'll get a 2013 model, hopefully they are flat black still i like that color.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have one and love it. Given I did have to have the swingarm replaced under warranty, but i'm a heavy rider. I ride the shit out of and have no complaints about how it rides. The rear shock has a pro pedal, which instead of locking out, just stiffens the shit out of it so there is still a little bit of give.
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I have one, 2010 model but still brand new, rode it to work once (2 miles).
Trying to sell it.
PM me if your interested.
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I have one, 2010 model but still brand new, rode it to work once (2 miles).
Trying to sell it.
PM me if your interested.
Got any pics?
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I have one and love it. Given I did have to have the swingarm replaced under warranty, but i'm a heavy rider. I ride the shit out of and have no complaints about how it rides. The rear shock has a pro pedal, which instead of locking out, just stiffens the shit out of it so there is still a little bit of give.
Good to hear, what year is yours? I like the flat black, if i can't get a 2012 i am hoping the 2013 are still flat black.
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Good to hear, what year is yours? I like the flat black, if i can't get a 2012 i am hoping the 2013 are still flat black.
2011 If I remember right. Flat black and white seem to be the most popular, so I can't really see them getting rid of it.
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i've got an 08 model and ride the piss out of it. Had it since new and has been very reliable. No compliants here.
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Does the rear shock lock for hill climbs?
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I have an 09 Fuel EX8 the year before they went to the DRCV rear shock. I've found that its a great all around mtb Im a pretty heavy guy and it's held up for the 2 years i've had it. The first two years it was ridden by my co-worker, he's less heavy I.

For the first week I had a hard time getting used to the quicker steering but once I got used to it it lets you flick the bike quickly left and right for downhill switchbacks.

The Full floating fox shock seems to handle awesome under hard braking while taking bumps.

The front Fox Float 130 RL has a lockout lever on the right side and the rear Fox Float RP2 XV Air shock, has a pro pedal lever as well as rebound adjust. Pro pedal lever on my shock has only two positions, on or off. The pro pedal on position doesnt completely rigid lock out the shock but does firm it up considerably and it climbs like a hard tail but if a large bump or dip comes along it doesnt beat you up. it seems to instantly open up and instantly firm up.

Overall im happy with the bike. only thing i'd upgrade are the avid juicy 5's they dont seem to as much clamp as other hydraulics i've had.
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I want to put more agressive tires on my Fuel Ex 8, anyone got any good suggestions?
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