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NEW 2019

Fuel EX 8 Women's

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$3,599.99 Model 23602

Fuel EX 8 Women's is the ideal full suspension trail bike for mountain bikers who want a versatile ripper that can climb with the XC crowd and huck with the enduro crew. It has a lightweight frame with a lower standover height on the smaller sizes, a saddle made for women, performance tech and features, and plus-sized 27.5˝ mid-fat tires for extra confidence and traction.

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It's right for you if...

You prefer the fit and feel of a mountain bike made for women and want a single high-performance trail ride that can go the distance on marathon singletrack and also leave the ground when you want it to.

The tech you get

A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with a lower standover height on the 14˝ and 15.5˝ frame sizes, front and rear FOX suspension, SRAM GX 1x12 Eagle drivetrain, and 27.5+ tires for traction on rugged trails. Plus, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Comp 40 wheels, a Bontrager Line dropper post, a Bontrager Ajna saddle designed specifically for women, and narrower bars for a better fit and more control. 

The final word

Fuel EX 8 Women's is a responsive, fully capable trail bike designed for women. The plus-sized tires and performance spec keep up on any trail and keep you in control wherever you're riding. 

The Walkthrough

Fuel EX 2019 PDP

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  1. Unrelenting confidence: this bike lets you ride sections you never thought you'd be able to clean
  2. It's great for riders who don't want to do just one kind of mountain biking, but want to do explore everything from XC marathons to epic descents
  3. Dropper posts and 1x12 drivetrains are two of the best mountain bike innovations in recent years—this bike has both

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Features

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Smaller frames (14˝ and 15.5˝) 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 (17.5˝ and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel (lower standover on 14" and 15.5" sizes)
    Front suspension
    Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 140mm travel (14 & 15.5: 120mm travel)
    Rear suspension
    Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm
  • Wheels

    Wheels
    Bontrager Line Comp 40, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
    Tires
    Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 27.5x2.80˝
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
    Rear derailleur
    SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
    Crank
    Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB, 32T Direct Mount
    Bottom bracket
    SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm
    Cassette
    SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed
    Chain
    SRAM GX Eagle
    Pedals
    Not included
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Ajna 1 Women's
    Seatpost
    Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 14 & 15.5: 100mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm
    Handlebar
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width
    Grips
    Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm clamp, 0 degree
    Headset
    Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brakeset
    Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    15.5˝ - 14.51 kg / 32 lbs (with tubes)
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).
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 off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

Sizing & fit

The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local Trek retailer.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

Frame size number Geometry position Wheel size A — Seat tube B — 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 in High 27.5" 35.6 66.5° 9.0 67.7° 54.2 33.8 1.2 43.3 4.3 10.4 108.6 70.5 37.8 56.6
15.5 in High 27.5" 39.4 66.5° 10.0 67.7° 56.1 33.8 1.2 43.3 4.3 10.4 110.6 71.8 39.4 57.5
17.5 in High 27.5" 41.9 65.7° 10.0 67.2° 60.0 32.9 3.0 43.3 5.1 10.2 115.6 74.7 43 60.6
18.5 in High 27.5" 44.0 65.7° 10.0 67.2° 61.7 32.9 3.0 43.3 5.1 10.2 117.3 74.2 44.6 60.6

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