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    Trek fuel ex 8 2012 specs and images!!!

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    I've been looking for this for a while now and since i found it, thought i'd share it with you. Enjoy!

    Trek 2012 Fuel EX 8 Full Suspension MTB | Trek Cross Country | Cross Country

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    Im really not sure on the grey and red but the black looks awesome!

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    Trek Fuel Ex8 specs!

    specs=

    Features
    ABP Convert is active suspension under braking, with 142x12
    E2 tapered frame and fork
    15QR
    DRCV fork and shock
    All-new trail geometry
    Frameset
    Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum w/ABP Convert, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, internal front derailleur cable routing, magnesium EVO Link, replaceable derailleur hanger, 120mm travel
    Front Suspension Fox 32 Float RL, Trek DRCV air spring, lockout, rebound, E2 tapered steerer, 15QR thru axle, 120mm travel, tuned by Trek in California
    Rear Suspension Fox Performance Series Float RP-2 w/DRCV, ProPedal, rebound; 7.25x2.0", tuned by Trek in California
    Wheels
    Wheels Bontrager Rhythm Comp TLR Disc wheel system, 15mm front hub, 142x12mm rear hub, 28 hole, Tubeless Ready
    Tires Bontrager XR4 Expert, 26x2.2"
    Drivetrain
    Shifters Shimano SLX M660-10, 10 speed
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT M780 Shadow
    Crank Shimano Deore XT M780, 42/32/24
    Bottom Bracket Shimano press fit
    Cassette Shimano HG62-10 11-36, 10 speed
    Pedals n/a
    Components
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    Seat Post Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 31.6mm, zero offset
    Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite Low Riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 9 degree sweep
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm
    Grips Bontrager Race Lite, single lock-on
    Headset FSA NO.57E, E2, ACB sealed bearings
    Brakeset Shimano SLX M666 hydraulic disc brakes
    Extras Trek fork & shock sag meter, Bontrager shock pump

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    Trek Fuel Ex 8 2012 Black!

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    How come the Trek website not updated yet?

    Fuel Ex looks good... :P

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    Trek will still be trying to sell the 2011 lineup. Also trek world (expo), where they release next seasons models has only just finished. I expect their website to be updated at the end of this month.

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    Thanks, can't wait...

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    ah man why must the price jump go up so much?? Maybe the price will be less since I believe that is a UK site. So hopefully its under $2800 cus then I will be calling my LBS tomorrow to order one.
    Last edited by DarkoMTB; 08-11-2011 at 11:51 AM.

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    I walked into my shop yesterday and was quoted $2600 for the EX8 2012. After seeing the prices online I quickly paid for it in full and it is being delivered early next week. Lets hope they they don't change the price when I go to pick it up. Of course, my receipt does say "paid in full" so I would have to fight them on it.

    Either way I'm excited to get my hands on it!

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    ^^^sweet
    Let us know how it turns out, for $2600 I will be all over it. Guess I better bring my shop some lunch tomorrow to sweeten the deal

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    MSRP is around $2500-2600 the prices on Trekbikes.com are Advertised pricing which is usually more than MSRP.

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    Nice find on that site. I'm wondering if those UK prices are accurate:
    2011 Remedy 9.8 $6825
    2012 Remedy 9.8 $5869

    2011 FuelEx 9.7 $4641
    2012 FuelEx 9.7 $4095

    If this is correct, it looks like the carbon bikes are now quite a bit cheaper.

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    Well I went back to the shop today and they confirmed that the price was correct at $2600. However, I ended up trying out a remedy while I was there (since my bike has not arrived yet) and fell in love.

    I asked if I could take the remedy instead and they said fine because they would stock the bike I ordered anyway. So........... It's a Remedy for me now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by strader View Post
    Nice find on that site. I'm wondering if those UK prices are accurate:
    2011 Remedy 9.8 $6825
    2012 Remedy 9.8 $5869

    2011 FuelEx 9.7 $4641
    2012 FuelEx 9.7 $4095

    If this is correct, it looks like the carbon bikes are now quite a bit cheaper.
    For the 9.8 it seems to be more of a component change for the price change. They are dropping the DT Swiss wheel set for in house Bontranger wheel sets. There are also some other changes between the models. The 9.9 has less changes between the years so hardly a price difference.
    EE that enjoys mountain biking, currently riding a 2011 Remedy 9.8 stock

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    You could build a pretty mean wheelset for $1K!
    Personally I'd take the Reverb over the Joplin, DRCV fork over the Talas, and the adjustable H/A on the 2012 frame. The Bontrager hub on the fuel EX 9.8 demo bike I rode sounded like it was going to fall apart, but those bikes were trashed. Looks like the Bonty wheelset is a 28mm wide rim vs 24mm wide for the DT. I'd rather have the former for a AM class bike like the remedy.
    I imagine the majority of the price diff comes from outsourcing the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djg24 View Post
    Well I went back to the shop today and they confirmed that the price was correct at $2600. However, I ended up trying out a remedy while I was there (since my bike has not arrived yet) and fell in love.

    I asked if I could take the remedy instead and they said fine because they would stock the bike I ordered anyway. So........... It's a Remedy for me now!
    Nice, which one did ya get? And how much did it end up costing if you don't mind sharing?

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    Hey Djg24
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    Congratulations for your new bike!!!

    Can you please tell us which REMEDY did ya buy? Is it R7 ? R8 ? 2011 or 2012 ?

    I'm asking cause I'm torn between REMEDY 7 and FUEL EX8.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strader View Post
    Nice find on that site. I'm wondering if those UK prices are accurate:
    2011 Remedy 9.8 $6825
    2012 Remedy 9.8 $5869

    2011 FuelEx 9.7 $4641
    2012 FuelEx 9.7 $4095

    If this is correct, it looks like the carbon bikes are now quite a bit cheaper.
    Fuel EX: 9.9 $8929; 9.8 $4989; 9.7 $3839; 9 $3939; 8 $2629; 7 $2259; 6 $2149; 5 $1819

    Remedy: 9.9 $8929; 9.8 $5459; 9 $4399; 8 $3149; 7 $2629

    Slash: 9 $5779; 8 $4729; 7 $3679

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    So it looks like the Fuel Ex line went up in price across the board (+$1000 for the 9.9!), while the remedy went up in price at the high end (9.9) by $500 (ouch), stayed the same for the mid range models, and got a bit ($200) cheaper for the 8 and 9 models.

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    I ended up getting the 2012 Remedy 7 for the same $2600 that I put down on the Fuel Ex8. I was going to get a Remedy 8 but I liked the black on the 7. Besides that, I already had Shimano XT brakes, cranks, shifters and derailuers as well as Stans FLow rims so I really didn't need the next model up.

    How many posts before I can post pictures?

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    You can post pictures at any time....
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    2012 fuel line is up on the trek website now

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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkoMTB View Post
    2012 fuel line is up on the trek website now
    Thanks,

    I noticed that the EX 7 appears to be a real bargain at $2259. It lacks the fancy new fork, but still has a Fox with 15mm. The only differences are minor and can be upgraded gradually or as they break.

    What is really remarkable is the EX7 is only $100 more than the EX6.

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    Note the Trek site shows the cranks on both the EX7 and EX8 as M552 which is different from the XT cranks mentioned earlier in this thread. Wheels are different too. Perhaps the US version has different specs. The US Trek Pictures are the same color, but reflect the cheaper cranks (doesn't say XT like the early pictures in this thread)

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    Just ordered the 2012 EX8 Black....totally stoked....

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    Quote Originally Posted by c_trail_biker View Post
    Note the Trek site shows the cranks on both the EX7 and EX8 as M552 which is different from the XT cranks mentioned earlier in this thread. Wheels are different too. Perhaps the US version has different specs. The US Trek Pictures are the same color, but reflect the cheaper cranks (doesn't say XT like the early pictures in this thread)
    I noticed that too. It looks like a cheaper crank and cheaper duster rims also.
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    I noticed that the EX 7 appears to be a real bargain at $2259. It lacks the fancy new fork, but still has a Fox with 15mm. The only differences are minor and can be upgraded gradually or as they break.

    What is really remarkable is the EX7 is only $100 more than the EX6.[/QUOTE]

    From what I can see and what my buddy who works at a bike shop told me is that the new ex 7 is basically last years ex 8. And the 7 is probably the best deal you can get on a full suspension bike if you want all fox suspension and good components. I wanted a 7 until I was convinced to pay the extra for the 8.

    And as you said with the 7 over the 6, Trek is the best with their pricing. I would pick the ex 8 over specialized's stumpjumper comp, which is $2750 and no fox fork. For almost $3000, I want to have fox on my bike even though I know rock shox makes great stuff, for that money I wouldnt feel complete in my bike choice without having them.

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    I would pick the ex 8 over specialized's stumpjumper comp, which is $2750 and no fox fork. For almost $3000, I want to have fox on my bike even though I know rock shox makes great stuff, for that money I wouldnt feel complete in my bike choice without having them.

    From what I've seen on the internet Specialized has decided against using Rockshox's 20mm maxle light fork on their stumpjumper (26er)line. The maxle is a huge reason to use a Rockshox fork I have in fact I feel that it's actually stiffer than Fox/Shimano's 15mm q/r.

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    Well I just left my lbs and pulled the trigger on a 2012 ex 8 matte titanium color. Said its in stock and should be here hopefully by next weekend for its maiden voyage

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    ... and if we just ...

    Saw the 2012 EX8 at my lbs today in the matte Ti color and all I can say is WOW!!! Ultra sexy bike which I am buying. Seriously after seeing that color I don't know why you'd buy black. The pictures do not do this color justice. The red is so striking in person. I can't wait!

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    Just ordered a 2012 EX 8 in Ti. Should be here this weekend.

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    Yeah I got mine before Christmas but haven't posted pics yet. I absolutely love the bike!

    Tough to get dialed in though.

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    I have only ridden mine twice so far, but am finding it a bit difficult to get dialed in as well. Used Trek's recommendations, and they were way too soft. I'm going to up the PSI a bit and see how it is. I love the bike so far otherwise though. I did buy some crappy pedals to try out because I haven't made the jump to clipless yet. I'm thinking of getting some Azonic Fusions, Diety Compounds, or other flas for something a little bit better, but still fairly inexpensive.

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    i love my bike!

    doesn't say much though coming from a hardtail. whether it is dialed or not i am not sure...
    didn't bottom out hard and it handled everything i threw at it at Dupont/Tsali/Bent Creek in WNC.

    a few more posts and i can link to all the videos...if you want go to youtube my username is donkeyfacer

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    So how bummed am I to figure out that m552's are not SLX? My new 2012 EX 8 has m552 cranks on it which I originally thought were comparable to SLX...but just figured out that they are not. How much real difference are there in the two besides the weight? I have a 4 year old LX crankset on my Marin hardtail that I love and want to know if it will make that much difference on my new EX8...or should I just ride the 552's a few years or until they wear out and then replace with SLX or XT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chichantes View Post
    So how bummed am I to figure out that m552's are not SLX? My new 2012 EX 8 has m552 cranks on it which I originally thought were comparable to SLX...but just figured out that they are not. How much real difference are there in the two besides the weight? I have a 4 year old LX crankset on my Marin hardtail that I love and want to know if it will make that much difference on my new EX8...or should I just ride the 552's a few years or until they wear out and then replace with SLX or XT?
    They work fine for me and have caused no problems. I doubt you'll notice much difference if you switch to slx and IMO you can spend the money better elsewhere. I've been told that they are slx chainrings with deore cranks. I would ride them until they break and then replace with higher end stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antikid View Post
    i love my bike!

    doesn't say much though coming from a hardtail. whether it is dialed or not i am not sure...
    didn't bottom out hard and it handled everything i threw at it at Dupont/Tsali/Bent Creek in WNC.

    a few more posts and i can link to all the videos...if you want go to youtube my username is donkeyfacer
    Should have taken it to Pisgah while you were here then. There are plenty of places in Pisgah to use up all that travel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikrc10 View Post
    Should have taken it to Pisgah while you were here then. There are plenty of places in Pisgah to use up all that travel.
    we wanted to, but only had 2.5 days. next time...

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    My 2012 EX 8. Quick view. I've had it for 2 months and love it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stunnerable View Post
    Saw the 2012 EX8 at my lbs today in the matte Ti color and all I can say is WOW!!! Ultra sexy bike which I am buying. Seriously after seeing that color I don't know why you'd buy black. The pictures do not do this color justice. The red is so striking in person. I can't wait!
    Amen for that.
    I disliked this mix of colors but when I saw it on hand I saw how pretty is it

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    Funny... I did white grips too. I also did white pedals. It helps! LoL

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    stupid question...I have a '12 EX8 that is matte black. When did this new color scheme come out that bayarea707 and britishnate have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayarea rider View Post
    stupid question...I have a '12 EX8 that is matte black. When did this new color scheme come out that bayarea707 and britishnate have?
    It has been available all year as far as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayarea rider View Post
    stupid question...I have a '12 EX8 that is matte black. When did this new color scheme come out that bayarea707 and britishnate have?
    I'm not sure when it arrived in stores, but Trek listed the other color on its website when the bike was announced. One LBS here only had black and the other had the Ti. I had the first store order mine in Ti. Here's a pretty bad pic of mine (the camera on my phone sucks and I was in a hurry to get back to riding)...

    Trek fuel ex 8 2012 specs and images!!!-%3D_utf-8_b_su1hmdaxotqtmjaxmjazmjitmtkyni5qcgc%3D_%3D.jpg

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    this is the bike I want to buy, I have posted this thread please all users help me:

    Im tryng to know with is the correct size for me before purchase.
    I have use competitivecyclist.com fit calculator but its not clear to me.

    These are my measurements Id like your advise to decide with size is my correct one 18,5" or 19,5".

    All measurements are in centimetres (european guy ;-)):
    inseam=88,5
    trunk=64,75
    forearm=34
    arm=67,75
    thigh=64,5
    lowerleg=57
    sternal notch=150,5
    total body height=180

    The use for bike is cross country.......no competition.

    Thanks in advance for your help and advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bayarea rider View Post
    stupid question...I have a '12 EX8 that is matte black. When did this new color scheme come out that bayarea707 and britishnate have?
    Like everyone else said, I saw the two color schemes the day the 2012's were
    put on Trek's website.


    Hey Britishnate! Thanks for the good pics!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stunnerable View Post
    Funny... I did white grips too. I also did white pedals. It helps! LoL
    Post up some pics. I would like to see it
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    One quick question on my 2012 EX 8...is it normal to have to pump up your rear suspension before every ride if the bike has been sitting for a few days? I usually ride with my rear suspension about 180 PSI. However if it sits a few days after riding and I plug my suspension pump into it, the pressure has been as low as 90 (sitting a week or so). Is it normal to have that much pressure leak out over a week with no use? It doesn't seem to happen in my front fork...in fact, my front fork rarely changes pressure no matter how long it sits. I do understand that the reading may be a little off due to the air pressure in the tube of the pump, but not this much. This is my first full suspension, so I'm still in the learning curve portion...but I hate having to air it up so much prior to each ride. Thoughts???

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    Hey chichantes,

    Try screwing in your pump 1 and a half more turns to 2 turns after your initial air pressure reading it should let the second valves air in and have a higher psi reading. If that does not solve your problem I think you should see your LBS

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