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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

A lightweight aluminium frame, 140 mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork, and 130 mm of rear travel with an extra-efficient RE:aktiv damper. A SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drive train with an extra-low 52-tooth climbing gear, plus a Bontrager Line dropper post.

The final word

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

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  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


Features

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Smaller frames (XS and S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.

Active Braking Pivot

Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.

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RE:aktiv

RE:aktiv technology gives you firm support for efficient pedaling that instantly gives way for smooth control when the trail turns rough.

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Straight Shot w/Knock Block

Trek's Straight Shot frame design optimises the stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride. You'll be able to push harder and stay more planted on your line when the going gets rough.

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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 Size: XS , S
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5 mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x55 mm
Wheels
Wheel front Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rear Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, 54T Rapid Drive, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear Bontrager Switch thru axle
*Tyre Size: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.40"
Size: XS , S
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 27.5x2.60"
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40"
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
Tyre part Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Drivetrain
Shifter SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
*Crank Size: XS , S
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length
Bottom bracket SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
Cassette SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 345 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
*Handlebar Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 750 mm width
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
*Stem Size: XS , S
Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 40 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
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 SRAM G2 R hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: XS , S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 200 mm
Weight
Weight M - 13.78 kg / 30.39 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).
We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
Bike and frame weights are based on Trek pre-production painted frames at the time of publication. Weights may vary in final production

Sizing & fit

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Frame size number Frame size letter Geometry position Wheel size A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle Effective seat tube angle C — Head tube length D — Head angle E — Effective top tube F — Bottom bracket height G — Bottom bracket drop H — Chainstay length I — Offset J — Trail K — Wheelbase L — Standover M — Frame reach N — Frame stack
14.0 XS Low 27.5" 35.6 69.0° 75.0° 9.0 66.0° 54.6 33.5 2.1 43.7 4.3 11.1 112.0 69.5 39.5 56.3
14.0 XS High 27.5" 35.5 69.5° 75.5° 9.0 66.5° 54.5 34.1 1.4 43.6 4.3 10.6 111.9 70.0 40.0 55.9
15.5 S High 27.5" 39.5 69.5° 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 56.7 34.1 1.4 43.6 4.3 10.6 114.3 70.7 42.0 56.8
15.5 S Low 27.5" 39.5 69.0° 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 56.8 33.5 2.1 43.7 4.3 11.1 114.4 70.0 41.5 57.2
15.5 S High 29" 39.5 68.0° 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 57.7 34.6 2.8 43.6 4.3 11.5 115.3 70.7 42.0 60.5
15.5 S Low 29" 39.5 67.5° 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 57.8 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 115.4 70.1 41.5 60.9
17.5 M Low 29" 42.0 67.5° 75.0° 10.0 66.0° 60.3 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 117.9 74.2 44.0 60.9
17.5 M High 29" 42.0 68.0° 75.5° 10.0 66.5° 60.2 34.6 2.8 43.6 4.3 11.6 117.8 74.8 44.5 60.5
18.5 ML Low 29" 43.5 67.5° 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 61.9 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 119.6 74.5 45.5 61.3
18.5 ML High 29" 43.5 68.0° 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 61.8 34.6 2.8 43.6 4.3 11.6 119.5 75.1 46.0 60.9
19.5 L Low 29" 45.0 67.5° 75.0° 10.5 66.0° 63.4 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 121.1 75.0 47.0 61.3
19.5 L High 29" 45.0 68.0° 75.5° 10.5 66.5° 63.3 34.6 2.7 43.6 4.3 11.6 121.0 75.6 47.5 60.9
21.5 XL Low 29" 50.0 67.5° 75.0° 12.0 66.0° 66.3 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 124.2 76.2 49.5 62.7
21.5 XL High 29" 50.0 68.0° 75.5° 12.0 66.5° 66.2 34.6 2.7 43.6 4.3 11.6 124.1 76.8 50.0 62.3
23.0 XXL Low 29" 54.0 67.5° 75.0° 14.0 66.0° 68.8 34.0 3.4 43.7 4.3 11.9 127.0 80.0 51.5 64.5
23.0 XXL High 29" 54.0 68.0° 75.5° 14.0 66.5° 68.7 34.6 2.7 43.6 4.3 11.6 126.9 80.6 52.0 64.1

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