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2018

Fuel EX 8 27.5 Plus

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Model 21789

Fuel EX 8 Plus is a versatile full suspension trail bike with girthy plus-sized tyres for unrelenting traction. It's the perfect balance of value and performance, with a trail-tough Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame, 140 mm front and 130 mm rear suspension and a wide range SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain.

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It's right for you if...

You appreciate a little extra confidence on the trail. You value traction and stability, and want a stable rig that rips it up and keeps the rubber side down.

The tech you get

A lightweight alloy frame, a stout 140 mm FOX fork and 130 mm of rear travel with a Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv rear shock. Plus, a Bontrager Drop Line dropper post, SUNringlé Duroc wheels wrapped in mid-fat Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance 27.5x2.8˝ tyres, tubeless rim tape and valves, and a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain for incredible gear range.

The final word

Amazing traction and confidence on the trail. A lightweight alloy frame, SUNringlé wheels with grippy mid-fat tyres and a plush suspension set-up come together for a trail bike that boosts your confidence and your abilities.

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  1. Unrelenting confidence: this bike lets you ride sections that you never thought you'd be able to clean
  2. Mid-fat tyres give you the traction to scamper up technical climbs and charge through rock gardens
  3. The SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain provides all the range you'll ever need in the simplicity of a 1x set-up
  4. Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defence


Features

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    Alpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130 mm travel
    Fork
    Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, Boost110, 140 mm travel
    Rear suspension
    Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5 mm
  • Wheels

    Front hub
    Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, Boost110
    Rear hub
    Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle, Boost148
    Rims
    SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole, tubeless strips and valves included
    Tyres
    Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.80˝
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
    Rear derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
    Crank
    SRAM Descendant 6k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
    Bottom bracket
    PF92
    Cassette
    SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12-speed
    Chain
    SRAM GX Eagle
    Pedals
    Not included
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    Seatpost
    Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm (15.5: 100 mm/17.5 & 18.5: 125 mm/19.5 & 21.5: 150 mm)
    Handlebar
    Bontrager Line, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
    Grips
    Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree, 60 mm length
    Head set
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brake set
    SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    M - 14.51 kg / 32.00 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
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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 Geometry position 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
15.5 in High 39.4 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 54.5 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 112.5 75.9 39.4 60.7
17.5 in High 41.9 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 58.0 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 116.0 73.9 42.8 60.7
17.5 in High 41.9 65.7° 74.2 ° 10.0 67.2° 58.0 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 116.0 73.9 42.8 60.7
18.5 in High 44.0 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 59.7 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 117.7 73.4 44.5 60.7
18.5 in High 44.0 65.7° 74.2 ° 10.0 67.2° 59.7 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 117.7 73.4 44.5 60.7
19.5 in High 47.0 65.7° 74.2° 10.0 67.2° 61.2 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 119.2 72.9 46.0 60.7
19.5 in High 47.0 65.7° 74.2 ° 10.0 67.2° 61.2 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 119.2 72.9 46.0 60.7
21.5 in High 51.0 65.7° 74.2° 11.0 67.2° 63.9 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 121.8 73.9 48.2 61.6
21.5 in High 51.0 65.7° 74.2 ° 11.0 67.2° 63.9 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 121.8 73.9 48.2 61.6
23 in High 56.0 65.7° 74.2° 14.5 67.2° 67.3 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 125.1 77.9 50.2 64.8
23 in High 56.0 65.7° 74.2° 14.5 67.2° 67.3 33.4 2.6 43.3 5.1 9.6 125.1 77.9 50.2 64.8

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