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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbtacolover View Post
    i was running a 50mm with 720mm bars and it was a solid set up, the only reason i took the 50mm off was because i put it back on my DJ and sold it haha
    I've been hearing that a lot lately. Maybe I should finally go for it and stop bouncing back and forth on the subject!

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    I'm planning on getting the 2013 fuel ex 7 soon, and it will be my 1st full suspension bike. Does anyone have a ride report on it, and would it be a good bike for first time full suspension users, on everyday XC/trail riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak213 View Post
    I'm planning on getting the 2013 fuel ex 7 soon, and it will be my 1st full suspension bike. Does anyone have a ride report on it, and would it be a good bike for first time full suspension users, on everyday XC/trail riding?
    Hi I have just ordered mine, should be here in one month. My MTB pointed me in the direction when I was about to order the EX 5 and said the EX 7 was the best value for money for a beginner's bike.

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    I love my 2012 Ex7, great bike!

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    my 2013 fuel ex 9.8
    the only 2 things i can fault with the bike is the stock wheelset and front drcv fox sus.
    i can never get the suspension to be dialed in, however, i do love the rear... it is as soft as butter.

    changed the stock wheelset to a chris king 142x12/mavic 819 (tubeless) and am loving every bit of it.
    way better engagement when cycling on any terrain. POE (72>24)
    don't think i'll need to change any parts atm.

    the bike is a 17.5inch @ 12.3kg, don't think i can shed any significant weight off the bike. wished the bike was below the 12kg mark.



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    ^^^^^^ sweet rig
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    those 2013s are good looking bikes, i really like that color
    Quote Originally Posted by ak213 View Post
    I'm planning on getting the 2013 fuel ex 7 soon, and it will be my 1st full suspension bike. Does anyone have a ride report on it, and would it be a good bike for first time full suspension users, on everyday XC/trail riding?
    i have a 2011 which is a bit different from the 2013 but the only thing i dont like about it, which is probably the same is the DRCV. I don't have the front drcv only the rear but it is tough to get dialed. I feel like it blows through the travel and it is almost impossible to even get it to 25% sag. It needs servicing but its been like that for a while now. Other than that they changed everything else i dont like about the 2011 haha
    Quote Originally Posted by Opinions View Post
    I've been hearing that a lot lately. Maybe I should finally go for it and stop bouncing back and forth on the subject!
    do it, im starting to miss my short stem on descents. It felt like i was in the perfect position descending and under braking. now i feel like im naturally a tad bit forward naturally so under hard braking i move forward a little. my bars are like perfect too, 750 might be a bit better but at least for me, anything longer would be way to wide for the trails i ride and i would smash my hands on trees haha.

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    I got a 2013 Trek Fuel EX7 (White) and absolutely love it. I rode a lot of other bikes, Nomad, DB Mission, Prophet, Bottlerocket, Hardrock. The Trek is by far the best bike so far for the types of trails I ride. The Nomad & Mission were probably a little overbuilt and too much bike for my riding, the EX7 descends as good as both but attacks the climbs a whole lot better. I am able to clear some techie climbs I was not able to, and can pedal up most stuff in the middle ring. The CTD on the FOX suspension really work. Probably not as fast through rocky, rooty downhill sections as the Nomad but no slouch either, just have to pick your lines better. Couldn't be happier with it.

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    ^^^^ 19.5 white Ex 7 here Love it
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    Any more thoughts on the 2013 Trek Fuel ex 9? Pics would be great too.
    i'm thinking of buying one.

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    Great bike!!! They have really improved on the gem that the fuel is.

    Rode one as a demo, and was really impressed. They have nailed te geometry.


    I would wait and ride the 29r version as well and compare

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcko View Post
    Great bike!!! They have really improved on the gem that the fuel is.

    Rode one as a demo, and was really impressed. They have nailed te geometry.


    I would wait and ride the 29r version as well and compare
    i don't really like the look of the 29ers.
    though it's even more expensive... The price of the 2013 ex 9 is already at the limit

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeorbreak View Post
    i don't really like the look of the 29ers.
    though it's even more expensive... The price of the 2013 ex 9 is already at the limit
    The prices for the 2014 models are a actually cheaper...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by camelunderwear View Post
    The prices for the 2014 models are a actually cheaper...?
    No, they are more expensive due to 29inch...

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    Question to all you Fuel fanatics....I have 13 fuel ex 7 and the bars have been really hard getting use to! Any of you switch out your bars for shorter ones? I have an older 26er HT and 29HT and the bars are shorter and easier for me to turn. Thanks for any feedback on upgrading my bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeorbreak View Post
    No, they are more expensive due to 29inch...
    the 2014 Fuel Ex 9.8 RP is $5250
    First Look! 2014 Trek Fuel EX 29er – Weights, Details & Ride Impressions!

    the 2013 Fuel Ex 9.8 RP is $5499

    I'm in Australia and the RP for 2014 Fuel Ex 9.8 is $5499
    Trek Fuel EX 9.8 29er - 2014

    I bought my 2013 Fuel Ex 9.8 in Australia for $5499.

    How is the 29er more expensive?

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    As i'm from Europe i compared the Euro-prices for the Fuel Ex 9 on the official trek site:

    2013 Fuel Ex 9 (3499€)
    Fuel EX 9 - Trek Bicycle

    2014 Fuel Ex 9 29 (3799€)
    Fuel EX 9 29 - Trek Bicycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeorbreak View Post
    As i'm from Europe i compared the Euro-prices for the Fuel Ex 9 on the official trek site:

    2013 Fuel Ex 9 (3499€)
    Fuel EX 9 - Trek Bicycle

    2014 Fuel Ex 9 29 (3799€)
    Fuel EX 9 29 - Trek Bicycle
    According to TREKS OFFICIAL website Australia.
    A fuel ex 9.8 2014 is $5499
    no price difference between a 2013 and 2014

    Fuel EX 9.8 29 - Trek Bicycle

    so thats definitely EU marking up prices.
    cause a 2014 fuel ex 9 is AU$3999 and converted to euro its EU$2797.60
    EU $1000 price difference?
    Fuel EX 9 - Trek Bicycle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    Question to all you Fuel fanatics....I have 13 fuel ex 7 and the bars have been really hard getting use to! Any of you switch out your bars for shorter ones? I have an older 26er HT and 29HT and the bars are shorter and easier for me to turn. Thanks for any feedback on upgrading my bar.
    hi,

    i have a '13 fuel 7 and changed out my grips yesterday to ergon gp1 grips and i found turning to be a lot easier.

    after installation i was testing the angle of the grips and was really surprised.

    i was in my backyard and it is pretty tight back there but was able to turn in and out easier... i dunno, maybe a mental thing

    otherwise, switch out the bars or cut the existing ones down - lol.

    joel

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    Re: Post Your FUEL EX official post

    I say DO NOT get shorter bars. Get a shorter stem. Wide is better on a zillion levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stunnerable View Post
    I say DO NOT get shorter bars. Get a shorter stem. Wide is better on a zillion levels.
    I actually adjusted my gears and brakes and put on new grips....made a huge difference and not looking for shorter bar. Taken little time to get use to but getting easier and just flat out fun. Love my 26 Fuel
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    here we go: 2013 Fuel Ex 9








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    EX 9 is freaking sweet...nice pics
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    Love that green!!!

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    More pictures!








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    Great pics Pyro now if i can only get my lady on those trails lol....i'm trying
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    2012 Trek EX 9

    My 2012 Trek EX 9- Custom build for XC-26.5 pounds!!!
    Frame- '12 Trek Fuel EX 9 w/ Fox RP-3 float
    Fork- Rockshox Reba team
    Front Wheel- Bontrager race complete wheel
    Rear Wheel- Stans ZTR crest rim laced to a Chris king hub
    Front tire- WTB Mutano race folding 2.4(actually 2.2)
    Rear tire- Maxxis Aspen folding 2.10
    Handlebar, stem, seatpost- All Bontrager Race XXX
    Brakes- Avid Elixir 5
    Saddle- Bontrager Race Lite
    Pedals- Shimano XT
    Drivetrain- Full Shimano XT with Bontrager Race Lite cranks

    Love the bike, it pays off on the climbs, while on the downhill, it just bombs down no problem!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DelusionalMTB View Post
    My 2012 Trek EX 9- Custom build for XC-26.5 pounds!!!
    Frame- '12 Trek Fuel EX 9 w/ Fox RP-3 float
    Fork- Rockshox Reba team
    Front Wheel- Bontrager race complete wheel
    Rear Wheel- Stans ZTR crest rim laced to a Chris king hub
    Front tire- WTB Mutano race folding 2.4(actually 2.2)
    Rear tire- Maxxis Aspen folding 2.10
    Handlebar, stem, seatpost- All Bontrager Race XXX
    Brakes- Avid Elixir 5
    Saddle- Bontrager Race Lite
    Pedals- Shimano XT
    Drivetrain- Full Shimano XT with Bontrager Race Lite cranks

    Love the bike, it pays off on the climbs, while on the downhill, it just bombs down no problem!!!
    Awesome bike! Probably go with Ex 9 with my next Fuel bike....rocking the Ex 7 and love it but now my son would like to start riding and he'll get a really nice hand me down
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    Awesome bike! Probably go with Ex 9 with my next Fuel bike....rocking the Ex 7 and love it but now my son would like to start riding and he'll get a really nice hand me down
    Sweet!! Thanks, and how old is your son? I just started last year and im only 15 right now and im racing XC and maybe some super D next year!!

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    Post Your FUEL EX  official post-dsc_7895.jpg

    fuel ex 8 2011
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    32t chainring
    zee dear derailleur
    hope pro2 on ztr crest

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    Quote Originally Posted by DelusionalMTB View Post
    Sweet!! Thanks, and how old is your son? I just started last year and im only 15 right now and im racing XC and maybe some super D next year!!
    My son is 16 and he wants to start riding where dad rides it's hard to do it on a fixie lol
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    Post Your FUEL EX official post

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    Ok, finally my fuel ex 9.7 it's sub 11 kilos!
    Do you like it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brunopiru View Post

    Ok, finally my fuel ex 9.7 it's sub 11 kilos!
    Do you like it?
    what is there NOT to like????!!!!!

    looks great

    joel

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAvendan View Post
    what is there NOT to like????!!!!!

    looks great

    joel
    Thank you very much!!!

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    fuel ex 8 2011
    -1 degree works components headset
    70mm stem
    740mm boobar
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    hope pro2 on ztr crest
    How do you like the headset? Which model did you get?

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    Dang I feel like the cheapskate with the Fuel EX6, haha.

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    Selling mine. Nicest bike I've ever had bit it's gotta go.
    2013 Fuel EX 9.9 XX1 build Medium - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories

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    Post Your FUEL EX  official post-img_2808.jpgPost Your FUEL EX  official post-img_2810.jpgPost Your FUEL EX  official post-img_2812.jpgPost Your FUEL EX  official post-img_2811.jpgPost Your FUEL EX  official post-img_2814.jpgThis might be the best fuel ex on this thread yet
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    Quote Originally Posted by Island20v View Post
    Dang I feel like the cheapskate with the Fuel EX6, haha.
    I started w a '12 Fuel 6 purchased earlier this year. I liked it.

    Trek allows you to trade up within 30 days.

    So, I did that and stretched my budget doing it!

    I got the '13 Fuel 7.

    I took advantage of the 1 year no interest through the Trek credit card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAvendan View Post
    I started w a '12 Fuel 6 purchased earlier this year. I liked it.

    Trek allows you to trade up within 30 days.

    So, I did that and stretched my budget doing it!

    I got the '13 Fuel 7.

    I took advantage of the 1 year no interest through the Trek credit card.

    Joel
    Yeah I wish I woulda jumped on that earlier. I got it back in May so its too late now.

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    My '13 EX7

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    650b wheelset fits in a 2012 fuel ex?
    Very thank's

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    A little off topic, but I figured this would be a best place to reach actual Fuel EX riders. I'm thinking of buying a 2011 Fuel EX9, asking price is $1800. Seems like a good deal considering the parts spec. Rides very nice and is very clean. Good value?
    "Got everything you need?"

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    My 2014 Fuel EX9 29er I bought off Craigslist last Sunday. 3500 dollars. Previous owner hadnt even ridden it yet. He changed out the bars, saddle, grips, and one other small thing I think. Not the Rip9 like I wanted, but my bike shop was taking too long and then I found this and couldnt resist. Im unsure if i want to put a black pair of pedals on or keep the white vaults I currently have on. I have never ridden a full suspension before so it feels a bit weird still. But its very very nice. Cant wait till this Sunday when I finally have time to ride it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Atcher View Post
    My 2014 Fuel EX9 29er I bought off Craigslist last Sunday. 3500 dollars. Previous owner hadnt even ridden it yet. He changed out the bars, saddle, grips, and one other small thing I think. Not the Rip9 like I wanted, but my bike shop was taking too long and then I found this and couldnt resist. Im unsure if i want to put a black pair of pedals on or keep the white vaults I currently have on. I have never ridden a full suspension before so it feels a bit weird still. But its very very nice. Cant wait till this Sunday when I finally have time to ride it.

    That's was a good deal. Any idea why the previous owner changed out the wheels? I'm asking because I don't think those Shimano wheels are any lighter than the Rhythm Elites that came with the bike. I could be wrong though.

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    No clue. I might change them out again for something a little stronger like arches or flows. I'm a heavier rider than the previous owner was.
    Slightly faster than a speeding snail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Atcher View Post
    ... Cant wait till this Sunday when I finally have time to ride it.
    congrats!!!

    if you haven't already, visit the trek suspension calculator to get you close to the settings and then tune from there

    Suspension setup - Trek Bicycle

    joel

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    In the next week or two I am eyeing up a Trek Fuel EX 7. It will be my first full suspension bike, should I pull the trigger, and is the EX worth it for XC/trail riding?

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    Fuel EX8.
    My 3rd Trek. 1994 Singletrack 930SHX, 2004 Fuel 70, and 2013 EX8.
    Oh man, I love this rig. I got it dialed in, and it's awesome. My budget was the $2300 EX7, and was on sale for $2100. But, the $2800 EX8 was on sale for $2350. That and the brakes were much better on the 8, and it shifted better.
    I've only been out once, and it was great.


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