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    08 trek fuel EX

    the 2008 trek fuel Ex bike are on treks website.

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    Link to 08 Fuel EX Website


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    and it also rides perfect on the trail......big improve compared to the 2007 model

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    Does anyone know the weight of the new Fuel EX line up in particular the 2008 EX 8 or 9? Have they shaved some weight off of the 2008 models compared to the 2007 models?

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    The changes will be a big plus if it stays in one piece. Looks interesting, hopefully we'll here some real evals soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemson
    and it also rides perfect on the trail......big improve compared to the 2007 model
    It rides perfect? Have you ridden one?

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    Just don't know about that colour on the EX-8 (satin khakis green?). Will be interesting to see it for real. I think I heard someone post that there won't be colour option available.

    At least they look better than the Stumpies... those look like they should be under a clown.

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    we weighed a medium (i think) EX8 at my lbs and it came in at 28.88 it had a water bottle cage on it and an empty bottle

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    going for this one



    any prices yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steamer19
    Just don't know about that colour on the EX-8 (satin khaki green/white?). Will be interesting to see it for real. I think I heard someone post that there won't be colour option available.
    That doesn't sound good does it? Looks crummy on the website . I saw the brochure @ the dealer & the pic looked the same as what was printed in MBA. Maybe I'll see about getting the frame & swing arm repainted this winter.
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    hate the paint designs..... Every frame should come in flat black

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    The EX8 also comes in black/red

    I work at a local bike shop here in Birmingham and we had a EX8 in a black/red combo that looks a lot like the EX9.5. I did one big double take when I saw it, as I thought it was the 9.5. I looked on Trek's dealer website while I was working and Trek lists the EX8 as coming in that khaki/white color along with the black. Only the black ones are in stock in the country so far, though. I will say that the bike looks pretty good overall - it even has the new XT shadow rd on it.

    I was looking for any news on next year's top fuels as well and nothing is on the dealer website yet. I am currently riding a top fuel 8 and I really hope they come out with a TF9 for next year. I would like to see the component setup of the EX9 available on one of the aluminum framed top fuels. The TF 9.8 is just too big of a price jump for my budget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamb
    I work at a local bike shop here in Birmingham and we had a EX8 in a black/red combo that looks a lot like the EX9.5. I did one big double take when I saw it, as I thought it was the 9.5. I looked on Trek's dealer website while I was working and Trek lists the EX8 as coming in that khaki/white color along with the black. Only the black ones are in stock in the country so far, though.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed. Mine was to be shipped last Wednesday,
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    I'm considering this EX9:



    This will be the last season on my 01 Ellsworth Truth and I need a replacement. All my components are XTR M900 so everything needs to go and getting another Ellsworth is going to be a real financial burden. I've had decent luck with Trek and I know I an get this bike under retail. What is with the colors though? Not a fan of White and there doesn't seem to be any other choice?? The bike looks good though. I noticed the 17.5 has a 23.3 inch top tube which is perfect for me. Anyone know what the stem length is?

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    Did you tested the EX8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelhot
    Did you tested the EX8?
    No I haven't why? It's been a while since I've owned a Trek Mountain Bike.

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    I'm glad Trek is finally stepping it up in the mountain bike line. I have been selling Treks for 4 years and was never a huge fan of the Fuels, but the 08s are really impressing me. They look great.

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    Does anyone understand that "virtual frame size" thing in brochure? Frame marked as 18,5" "virtual" has "actual" size 17,5". WTF are they complicating things? What number of these two is real life seat tube (center-top) lenght???

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue_dragon
    Does anyone understand that "virtual frame size" thing in brochure? Frame marked as 18,5" "virtual" has "actual" size 17,5". WTF are they complicating things? What number of these two is real life seat tube (center-top) lenght???
    According to the diagram on there the actual is the true center to top length. I'm a bit confused too since I'm comfortable with the 23.3 TT but I'm going to have a huge amount of seat post hanging out if that's the case. I'll have to really see what's up in person. I guess I could go 18.5 and put on a short stem eh?

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    well they did admit that they neglected the MTB market since the winning Lance era

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    2008 Fuel EX color

    Whats wrong with you people? Who cares if the bike is white, black, red....are you out there to ride or make a fashion statement??? IM just excited trek has a solid trail bike coming out. It can be purple for all i care- i cant wait to ride one!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhosphoLipids
    Whats wrong with you people? Who cares if the bike is white, black, red....are you out there to ride or make a fashion statement??? IM just excited trek has a solid trail bike coming out. It can be purple for all i care- i cant wait to ride one!!!!
    would you buy one if it only came in hot pink? Colour choice is important to people. If it wasn't they would offer everything in a uniform colours.

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    Geometry- As found on Treks Website

    This should clear up the whole virtual sizing thing- found this on Treks site-

    http://trekmountain.typepad.com/king...uel-ex-ge.html

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    Ive riden the new Fuel EX 8 and alos the new Fuel EX 9.5 here at the Demo Day in Switzerland

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    Quote Originally Posted by clemson
    Ive riden the new Fuel EX 8 and alos the new Fuel EX 9.5 here at the Demo Day in Switzerland
    That's nice, how about some details?

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    Wow, Trek had a demo day in Switzerland? Sweet, anyway shed some light on the bikes pls

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    May I know what are the differences between 2007 and 2008 EX 8, in particular the weight?

    Am seriously considering buying an EX 8, and the great deal on the 2007 model was really tempting.

    Many thanks!

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    07 fuel ex 5

    Hello Guys, I am new at the sport and I got a fuel ex 5 and I love it but I have seen lots of bad comments about them.

    Did I get the wrong bike??? please help

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    Was told the EX9 is going to be $3100 retail and he gave me a price of $2700. Seems fair. Unfortunately. I'll need to get rid of the SRAM stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tupapi77
    Hello Guys, I am new at the sport and I got a fuel ex 5 and I love it but I have seen lots of bad comments about them.

    Did I get the wrong bike??? please help
    No. You got the right bike.

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    thanks cats, I feel better, the only thing I will change is the fork, I am looking at a fox vanilla 32 rlc

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    Cool, got my geometry question answered already:

    http://trekmountain.typepad.com/king...uel-ex-ge.html

    I'm more inclined to go with the 18.5 in this case since I like a larger frame. My Ellsworth has a 23.5" TT with a 130mm reach stem. It's set up for XC. If I had the 24" TT I could go to a 110mm stem.

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    Was this for an 07 or 08? I just called my dealer today (8/6) and was quoted $3410 for an 08 EX9 (18.5 inch).

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    I'll tell all of you now, my store just got in a 19.5" '08 EX-8 In the gloss black w/ red & white logo's. This bike is beautiful! I'm a stubborn mechanic and I hated Treks earlier today. I couldn't stand any Trek or anything made by Bontrager. Boy oh boy how my opinions have swayed. I've never been so impressed by a new bike in my life! The suspension design is the first truly "perfect" design I've used. I took this hotty for a spin in the parking lot and everything Trek claims is true. I'm currently posting a craigslist add for my Intense 5.5 EVP for $3499. Anyone interested? Guess which bike I'm buying next week, The EX-9.5 In the EX-8 paint job, special order! I'm swapping the Bonty components for Mavic Crossmax ST's, Continental Vertical UST's, and other goodies! Should weigh about 26.7lbs when finished LISTEN PEOPLE. NEED A NEW TRAIL BIKE? ONLY ONE YOU NEED = THE 2008 TREK FUEL. WOW, WOW, AND WOW!
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    BTW: 2008 Trek Fuel EX-8 $2149.99 USD retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjg
    Was this for an 07 or 08? I just called my dealer today (8/6) and was quoted $3410 for an 08 EX9 (18.5 inch).
    It was for the 08. I'll need to double check but since the 07 MSRP is $2750 I'm assuming this is correct. I was on the phone with him and he was checking on their dealer site. I'll double check for you. He will give me a good price since I can't even recall the number of bikes I've bought from him since 93.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intense5point5
    BTW: 2008 Trek Fuel EX-8 $2149.99 USD retail.
    Can you check on the EX9 please?

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    From what Ive heard through the vine...08 EX weight is near the same as last year....BUT i hear the stiffness is greatly improved due to ABP and that 'evo' link...something like 30%---the 07 EX (my current daily ride) is pretty stiff already! the new evo link is welded together- the old version (07 and older) is bolted together - so that must be where that extra 30% stiffness is coming from.

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    Actually the Evo link is investment cast, not welded. The EX-8 and lower models come with aluminum rockers, while the EX-9 and higher comes with Magnesium rockers.

    Edit: My bad, It is welded, not investment cast,
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    Well, it seems some riders who actually ride the new EX seems to be really happy bout it. Anyway from the pics I saw, I think the Aluminium link is not a single piece, i think the single piece on applies the magnesium link

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    Thanks for the heads up! They also quoted me around $2300 for the EX8 and I saw someone else on the list serve was around $2100. I am in central FL with some great trails and near year round riding so the dealrs always seem to want a premium. I often go out of state for my motorcycles buys so it looks like I will be doing the same for the new Trek if I can make it cost effective.

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    New Fuel EX9 or a new 2007 Stumpjumper Expert?

    I was going to pick up a new 2007 Specialized Stumpjumper Expert for $2900 from a local dealer, but based on the list serve, it sounds like paying a couple hundred bucks more for the new Trek Fuel EX9 is the way to go. I ride a L frame on the Stumpjumper so I am guessing the 18.5 is the way to go on the Trek (I am at 6'0").

    Any advice for a beginner to intermediate level rider?

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    anyone have any inside info on when the backordered ex9's will be getting into shops?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tupapi77
    Hello Guys, I am new at the sport and I got a fuel ex 5 and I love it but I have seen lots of bad comments about them.

    Did I get the wrong bike??? please help

    yes you got the wrong bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slip
    anyone have any inside info on when the backordered ex9's will be getting into shops?
    My shop has one coming in next week (17.5). However, when I had them check, the 18.5 inch frames are on BO with no release date given. I e-mailed Trek last night and am waiting for a response. I suspect they won't have a solid answer either. I asked them if I made a deposit today, how long would it be for a Ex9, 9.0 or 9.5 to be available in an 18.5. I'll post their response.

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    Awesome bike. Looks great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intense5point5
    Actually the Evo link is investment cast, not welded. The EX-8 and lower models come with aluminum rockers, while the EX-9 and higher comes with Magnesium rockers.
    No, its not cast. There are two links - an aluminum link thats forged and welded and a magnesium link thats made by some sort of new injection-molding process (EX 9.0 and 9.5) They had the bikes out in Boulder when I was there a few weeks back.

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    Thats right, my bad. The aluminum rocker is cast in two pieces and then welded around the center in one full bead. The magnesium rocker is also like this, only cast as one piece. I have no idea why I thought it was investment-forged, I must have a case of bike-tardation.
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    The SKU # for the Fuel EX 9 went into the computer today at Trek so dealers can place orders. I am # 15 on the list !!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjg
    The SKU # for the Fuel EX 9 went into the computer today at Trek so dealers can place orders. I am # 15 on the list !!!!
    What is MSRP please?

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