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    Trek Fuel EX8

    What do you guys think of this bike? Pros/cons? Trek wasn't really in the picture for me, but I have a chance for a good deal on a 2012. Thanks.

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    It has 2 wheels and you pedal it.

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    I loved my Fuel EX8 before I decided to go 29er. The Fuel still had one of the best working rear suspensions I've ever ridden.

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    I have 2012 EX8 and love it. If the price is right, go for it. Are there certain issues that you are concerned with?

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    i love mine. after finally upgrading to 142x12mm rear end i love it even more.
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    Definitely a nice bike if you want a 26. That's the only reason I got a superly instead.
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    I have a 2011 EX8. Parts group is solid. The bike looses ground to a 29er on flats and some rooted sections. Climbs well and decends well. When the trail gets twisty it also shines. I have had no issues with wheels being weak or other parts breaking (I weigh about 170 with gear). I will tell you that I plan on a demo at the southeast convention in Atlanta on the new Stache 8, and Superfly AL 100 elite and Superfly AL elite. Most everyone I ride with is on a XC 29er. At this point I like the bike but still want to experiece the other wheel size.
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    I have a 2011 Ex8..one of the best FS bikes I have owned..recently purchased a 29er to finally give it a try..have not rode the EX8 much at all since...but it is a solid bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TXTony View Post
    I have a 2011 Ex8..one of the best FS bikes I have owned..recently purchased a 29er to finally give it a try..have not rode the EX8 much at all since...but it is a solid bike!
    Subaru and EX8 owner like me?

    What 29er did you get?
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    Here is what 159 riders think about the EX8

    Trek Fuel EX 8 All Mountain Full Suspension Reviews

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    I have the 2012 EX8 and love this bike. I tested several bikes, including 29ers and the EX8 just fit me well. Not that I do not like 29ers, I just felt more comfortable on the EX8. I use the EX8 for longer rides, regardless of how technical (single track) it can get because this bike can handle a lot.

    I also have a Slash 9 for more of a downhill experience, but I still ride the EX8 frequently.

    But test ride it and others to make your opinion. If you choose it, it's a great bike. If not, I'm sure your other choices works the best for you and your riding style.

    Best of luck!

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    Hi I have one 2013 and love it.
    I want to put a direct mount rear derailleur.
    Do you know if Trek has this?
    I want 12mm+direct mount hanger for my 2013 EX8.
    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antikid View Post
    i love mine. after finally upgrading to 142x12mm rear end i love it even more.
    Hi do you have to change rear hub or the one that comes can be used or upgraded to 12mm?

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    yes. if you dont have the ABP 12mm convert kit, it is around $120 retail. $40 for the fitting, spacer and bearings, $80 for the axle. Axle reads 190somthing by 12. Your hubs have to be able to accept the 12mm axle as well. It is a great upgrade. it reallys stiffens the rear of the big up.

    awesome bike, I really love mine. it is as close to a do all bike as I have ridden

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    My 2011 EX8 has ABP but I dont think my shimano M525 hubs will accept a 12mm axle.
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    I have a 12' EX 7, basically the same bike. I upgraded the wheels, seatpost, seat, stem, bars. I love it. It is solid/stiff, handles the rough very well. My last bike was an intense spider, great bike, but was looking for a little more travel. I'm very happy with it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodninja View Post
    What do you guys think of this bike? Pros/cons? Trek wasn't really in the picture for me, but I have a chance for a good deal on a 2012. Thanks.
    I have a 2012 Fuel 8... Friggin LOVE IT

    When you get it... Set it up on tubeless, get a wider set of handlebars and a dropper post

    Too bad you aren't in NorCal... I'd sell you mine

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    Anybody 6'-3" riding a large 19.5" frame?

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    Im 5'9" and I ride a 2012 19.5"...love it

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    I have only recently bought a Trek Fuel EX8 2012 model (new but a awesome deal) I have not been on a bike for a while but wow I love it !

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    Hey guys I'm interested in this and the Remedy, both in either the 7/8 versions. My question is, would either of these be a good bike for a Clydesdale (6'5" - 350 lb'er)? Any feedback would be great, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinBroccoli View Post
    Hey guys I'm interested in this and the Remedy, both in either the 7/8 versions. My question is, would either of these be a good bike for a Clydesdale (6'5" - 350 lb'er)? Any feedback would be great, thanks.
    That may be a question for Trek themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmokinBroccoli View Post
    Hey guys I'm interested in this and the Remedy, both in either the 7/8 versions. My question is, would either of these be a good bike for a Clydesdale (6'5" - 350 lb'er)? Any feedback would be great, thanks.
    i was under the impression that trek bikes have a 300lb weight limit...

    yep right here:
    Max rider weight of 300lbs:
    All other bikes, including hybrids, urban, commuter, fitness, Ride+ electric assist, cyclocross, and all mountain bikes.

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    Re: Trek Fuel EX8

    Quote Originally Posted by Antikid View Post
    i was under the impression that trek bikes have a 300lb weight limit...
    Yeah that's what I just found out about the Stache 8. But the guys at my LBS threw me on a 19.5 EX 7 last week and I didn't kill it. Just realized I need the 21.5 frame and I figured the 8 would be the better buy, since the 9 is in the 4k bracket. I'm coming to realize I need a HT til I can lose a small child weight wise, haha. Then I can dream about FS Trail/AM bikes again

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    For the money there is no better do it all bike. I love mine.
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