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    2016 Top Fuel 8 weight?

    I see the tasty looking 9.8SL comes in just over 24 pounds, pretty impressive.

    Does anybody know the weight of the lesser Top Fuel 8, or even Top Fuel 9?

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    Where did you see 9.8 is just over 24. Everything I saw was 9.8 lbs is around 23.5-.6 My guess on the 8 based on what I heard 9.8 is would be right at or slightly under 26 (thinking 25.7 area)
    Edit found article that said 24.38. Figure most pedals weigh about .6-.7 so not far off from my org guess.

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    By any chance does anyone know the weight of the Top Fuel 8 2016?
    thx.
    HARO shift 5 2009, but looking to upgrade to a 29er...

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    Yesterday, I have test ridden 2016 Top Fuel 8 in the parking lot and around the block and was puzzled as the bike felt rather sluggish. I wonder whether the bike set up was not made proper before the test ride. The bike looked real great and the weight was surprisingly light. I hope that my next test ride turn out right because it is one of the candidates for my next new bike. I am weighing between 2016 Top Fuel 8 and 2016 Fuel Ex 8. I did not have chance to test ride 2016 Fuel Ex. I read some review saying that the new Fuel Ex is really fast. I wonder which one would be faster.
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    Top fuel 9 in 19.5" comes in at 26lbs 12oz without pedals, with tubes. It's sitting at my LBS
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    Interesting.
    Was the tire pressure of the TF checked? If it was, then cannot imagine another reason why it felt sluggish.
    HARO shift 5 2009, but looking to upgrade to a 29er...

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    I have the Top Fuel 8 and out of the box without pedals it was 29 pounds. They also weighed a top fuel 9 and it was a pound lighter.

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    My '16 19.5" Top Fuel 8 was 28.72lbs. Out of the box, no pedals, with tubes, reflectors, etc.

    This thing definitely isn't sluggish. I'm not sure what could have caused that feeling in a parking lot test (brake drag?) but this thing screams through the dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdanders View Post
    My '16 19.5" Top Fuel 8 was 28.72lbs. Out of the box, no pedals, with tubes, reflectors, etc.

    This thing definitely isn't sluggish. I'm not sure what could have caused that feeling in a parking lot test (brake drag?) but this thing screams through the dirt.
    Agreed. Very fast bike and easy to shed weight going tubeless and converting to 1x10

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaviopredator View Post
    Interesting.
    Was the tire pressure of the TF checked? If it was, then cannot imagine another reason why it felt sluggish.


    I am going to visit another dealer and do the test ride again.
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    Saddle position could have been wonky. That'll make you feel like you're pedaling through mashed potatoes...

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    Was the suspension set up properly for your weight?

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlebird View Post
    Saddle position could have been wonky. That'll make you feel like you're pedaling through mashed potatoes...
    As you say, it might be the saddle position. I don't believe TREK XC is designed to be sluggish. I am going to test ride it again. I am also beginning to suspect whether the air pressure was set too soft on the suspensions at the test ride.
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    I rode both the Top Fuel 8 and Fuel EX 8 in the Trek parking lot last weekend as well. It didn't feel sluggish, but the cockpit was much smaller than my Giant Anthem for the same size frame. I would definitely need to add a longer stem and possiby slide the seat back some. The bike didnt seem to be set up very aggressively for a cross country bike. Of course a bike you ride at the dealer will never be set up perfectly for your style and those things are easy adjustments. I had Trek weigh the bike and it did come in at 29 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msteele80 View Post
    I rode both the Top Fuel 8 and Fuel EX 8 in the Trek parking lot last weekend as well. ...
    I had Trek weigh the bike and it did come in at 29 pounds.
    What was the weight of the a Fuel EX by comparison?


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    Quote Originally Posted by msteele80 View Post
    I rode both the Top Fuel 8 and Fuel EX 8 in the Trek parking lot last weekend as well. It didn't feel sluggish, but the cockpit was much smaller than my Giant Anthem for the same size frame. I would definitely need to add a longer stem and possiby slide the seat back some. The bike didnt seem to be set up very aggressively for a cross country bike. Of course a bike you ride at the dealer will never be set up perfectly for your style and those things are easy adjustments. I had Trek weigh the bike and it did come in at 29 pounds.
    Good to know.
    What size was the Top Fuel 8?
    HARO shift 5 2009, but looking to upgrade to a 29er...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dischucker View Post
    What was the weight of the a Fuel EX by comparison?


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    All bikes that i rode were 18.5 Virtual. Below are the models and weight

    Top Fuel 8 - 29 lbs
    Fuel EX 8 650B - 29.1 lbs
    Fuel EX 9 (i believe this was 650B as well, but cant remember) 28.14 lbs

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    Quote Originally Posted by dischucker View Post
    What was the weight of the a Fuel EX by comparison?


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    There is a fuel ex 8 weight in another thread. If I recall if was 30 lbs due to the drive train
    My fuel ex 9 is 29 lbs size 19.5

    I'll double check ( have it weighed) but my lbs weighs most the bikes after they put them together and the top fuel 9 19.5 reads 26lbs 12ozs

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    I got a Top Fuel 8 and its weight with regular pedals was 28.15 pounds. It's a 17.5 frame.

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    18.5" top fuel 9.8 , tubeless, xtr pedals 24.5lbs

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    How have folks liked their top fuel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happybandido View Post
    I got a Top Fuel 8 and its weight with regular pedals was 28.15 pounds. It's a 17.5 frame.
    I am just under 5'9" and thinking the 17.5 may be the right size. What is your height? Have you been happy with the bike? I ride mostly mid-atlantic twisty, root infested trails, no jumping or big drops for me. Thanks.

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    Im almost 6'0. I have absolutely no complains I like the bike a lot and its a great value for the money. Since its a 29 roots and stuff are easy for her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happybandido View Post
    Im almost 6'0. I have absolutely no complains I like the bike a lot and its a great value for the money. Since its a 29 roots and stuff are easy for her.
    Good to hear. Since you are 6'0 I assume your 17.5 is the actual frame size, 18.5 virtual, is that correct?

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