Page 1 of 12 1234511 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 100 of 1157
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    100

    2018 Fuel Ex Post

    I found this on another forum. 2018 Fuel Ex 8 ordered and should arrive to Sweden within two weeks:
    2018 Fuel EX Official Post-filename%3Dimg_0234.jpg

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625

    2018 Fuel EX Official Post

    We know it's coming really soon, even though there are not a lot of changes expected, so I thought I'd put up a thread for the 2018 FEX.

    I'm on Season 2 with my 2016 9.9 (and loving it) so it will be time for a new toy of some kind next season!
    Whining is not a strategy.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: brent701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,342
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    We know it's coming really soon, even though there are not a lot of changes expected, so I thought I'd put up a thread for the 2018 FEX.

    I'm on Season 2 with my 2016 9.9 (and loving it) so it will be time for a new toy of some kind next season!
    from the specs. the bikes 2017-2018 are the same just color and component changes correct?
    Too Many .

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Quote Originally Posted by brent701 View Post
    from the specs. the bikes 2017-2018 are the same just color and component changes correct?
    I think so, but the 2017 thread is getting SO long, and convoluted!
    Whining is not a strategy.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: brent701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,342
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    I think so, but the 2017 thread is getting SO long, and convoluted!
    true that
    Too Many .

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    58
    I have an 2018 Fuel EX 9.8, amazing bike.
    SRAM GX Eagle
    Guide RS brakes
    Fox 34 EVOL 2018
    Fox Re:aktiv EVOL 2018
    Bontrager Line Elite 30
    XR4 tires
    150mm Drop Line seatpost

    https://goo.gl/photos/ACLYi38R1usxC9AU9

  7. #7
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,425
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    We know it's coming really soon, even though there are not a lot of changes expected, so I thought I'd put up a thread for the 2018 FEX.

    I'm on Season 2 with my 2016 9.9 (and loving it) so it will be time for a new toy of some kind next season!
    As sure as night follows day... A tip of the hat to you for getting the thread up and running.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: solarplex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Posts
    1,316
    So they cheapened the fork for the eagle gx?
    Fatbike, XC bike, Gravel Bike....

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: brent701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,342
    so now we need 2 Fuel EX threads?
    Too Many .

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,018
    Quote Originally Posted by brent701 View Post
    so now we need 2 Fuel EX threads?
    I think so because stuff like color, new parts and no scratches yet make new bikes faster.

    Once the first scratch happens that speed difference goes away and it's back to the bike engine being all-important.

    Maybe the answer is what I saw on some automobile forums where the model is described by it's generation. I'm just not enough of a bike historian to know what generation Fuel EX we have.

    ƃuoɹʍ llɐ ʇno əɯɐɔ ʇɐɥʇ

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    3,018
    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    So they cheapened the fork for the eagle gx?
    If that's an 8 vs 2017 9 it looks like the fork is upgraded and wheels changed to the newer Line series. I recall the Line 30s announced as 3 series, and the black stanchion Fox as a step up. Please don't shoot if I've got that wrong. I don't get so totally into bike parts the way I used to.
    ƃuoɹʍ llɐ ʇno əɯɐɔ ʇɐɥʇ

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation: brent701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,342
    Quote Originally Posted by kave View Post
    I found this on another forum. 2018 Fuel Ex 8 ordered and should arrive to Sweden within two weeks:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	filename=IMG_0234.JPG 
Views:	2779 
Size:	86.2 KB 
ID:	1142535
    http://forums.mtbr.com/trek/2018-fue...t-1048518.html
    Too Many .

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: centershot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    342
    https://en.ciclimattio.com/catalogo-...plate=&page=10 Looks like a few of the new bikes.
    I wanna ride!

  14. #14
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,425
    Merged two threads into one to try and keep info from being fragmented/duplicated.

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    527
    Is that the new Ex 8 in the image? It looks like it has much better wheels and the better dropline post instead of the rubbish duster elites and ks. GX eagle on top of that, solid bike. Like getting a 9 at an 8 price point.

    Excited to order a 9.8 once they hit the American market. It will be my first plastic bike.

  16. #16
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    234
    Quote Originally Posted by drdocta View Post
    Is that the new Ex 8 in the image? It looks like it has much better wheels and the better dropline post instead of the rubbish duster elites and ks. GX eagle on top of that, solid bike. Like getting a 9 at an 8 price point.

    Excited to order a 9.8 once they hit the American market. It will be my first plastic bike.
    I think what you just described is a 9.8 or 9/9.7 at the very least. Keep in mind that the 2017 EX8 could easily be mistaken for a 2017 9.8. Another thread someone posted their 2018 9.8 and it was exactly as pictured here.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    527
    Quote Originally Posted by gfourth View Post
    I think what you just described is a 9.8 or 9/9.7 at the very least. Keep in mind that the 2017 EX8 could easily be mistaken for a 2017 9.8. Another thread someone posted their 2018 9.8 and it was exactly as pictured here.
    It does look different (than the 9.8 that has been posted), the more basic style hub bodies, lower end model fork and it does appear, though its hard to tell, that its an aluminum frame in that image.

  18. #18
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    58
    I'll put all my photos of my 2018 9.8 in this album: https://goo.gl/photos/ACLYi38R1usxC9AU9

  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    420
    Any 2018 EX9 spec/pic? If EX8 got Eagle, what upgrade the EX9 will be over the EX8?

    It's not anywhere on the leisurebikes link.

    Thx, Mo

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lone Rager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4,660
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    I think so, but the 2017 thread is getting SO long, and convoluted!

    If you separated out all the posts on pedal strikes and the knockblock, it would be way shorter. Way.
    Do the math.

  21. #21
    mtbr member
    Reputation: brent701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,342
    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    If you separated out all the posts on pedal strikes and the knockblock, it would be way shorter. Way.
    Too Many .

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation: dbfutrell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    201
    What's everyone's thoughts on the frameset options? 2017 aluminum frameset option was the EX8 color scheme. What do you think they'll offer, the black one or the silver one? Or both?
    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    9
    Hi guys new to this forum from QLD Australia..

    I am interested in upgrading to the Trek EX 8 was looking at a 2017 but most of the stock now sold. Started thinking about the 2018 instead and found this after doing some googling..

    https://www.kenellerkercycles.co.uk/..._29_Eagle_2018

    A shop in the UK with some specs and a price on the 2018 EX 8

    thoughts??

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    58
    I think the new EX 8 is a screamer of a deal!

  25. #25

  26. #26
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,425
    Just seen the new EX9.9 on the dealer site. It's loaded with the best.

  27. #27
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    Just seen the new EX9.9 on the dealer site. It's loaded with the best.
    Stop the torture, man!!!!!
    Whining is not a strategy.

  28. #28
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    19
    The new 9.9 is on the Project One site... wonder which color is the stock color. Small bump in price and change to Line Pro 30 wheels instead of the XMC1200's.
    Current:
    2018 Fuel EX 9.9 29 P1
    2017 ProCaliber RSL
    2008 Madone 6.5

  29. #29
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    ^^^ Huh, my luck led me from the P1 Mother Site to the Madone 9.9 when I clicked "Fuel EX".
    Whining is not a strategy.

  30. #30
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    19
    Once you are redirected to the Project One page the Madone is the default bike even though you clicked on the Fuel EX. Click on Madone 9.9 to bring up the selection of bikes.
    Current:
    2018 Fuel EX 9.9 29 P1
    2017 ProCaliber RSL
    2008 Madone 6.5

  31. #31
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    15
    Any word on EX 8 27.5? (In USA)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  32. #32
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    19
    Direct link (if allowed): Project One | Trek Bikes
    Current:
    2018 Fuel EX 9.9 29 P1
    2017 ProCaliber RSL
    2008 Madone 6.5

  33. #33
    Trail Rider
    Reputation: mlx john's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    833
    The '18 9.9 frame has the same color scheme as the '17 9.8.

    Completely murdered out.
    Trek Fuel EX 9.8
    Trek Checkpoint SL 6

  34. #34
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat64 View Post
    Hi guys new to this forum from QLD Australia..
    G'Day! Where abouts in QLD?

  35. #35
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    319
    Have you guys heard about this new "thru shock" on the '18 Fuel EX (and Slash & Remedy) with no IFP? Supposedly longer travel and less stiction....
    -DC, just some XC Bum in Sfla...

  36. #36
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,425
    Quote Originally Posted by pinkpowa View Post
    Have you guys heard about this new "thru shock" on the '18 Fuel EX (and Slash & Remedy) with no IFP? Supposedly longer travel and less stiction....
    Yes, there's a tech release on Treks dealer site, it's being fitted to higher end models only.

  37. #37
    mtbr member
    Reputation: brent701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,342
    Quote Originally Posted by BikingDerek View Post
    Direct link (if allowed): Project One | Trek Bikes
    Yeah. It's just a build for P1. Nothing special.
    People wanna see a 2018 Fuel EX model line up.
    Not 3 of the costly builds and can't see what bikes come 27.5+
    Too Many .

  38. #38
    mtbr member
    Reputation: brent701's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,342
    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    Yes, there's a tech release on Treks dealer site, it's being fitted to higher end models only.
    what's it's purpose?
    Too Many .

  39. #39
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,425
    To minimize/eliminate packing under repeated hits so the shock stays more responsive to inputs.

  40. #40
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    9
    Mt Gravatt, Brisbane hambo

  41. #41
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat64 View Post
    Mt Gravatt, Brisbane hambo
    Lovely place for MTBing

    You can probably guess my location!

  42. #42
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by hambocairns View Post
    Lovely place for MTBing

    You can probably guess my location!
    umm yep Yeah lots of cool places to ride around Brissy now.. Do you have a Trek Fuel EX mate?

  43. #43
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lone Rager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4,660
    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    To minimize/eliminate packing under repeated hits so the shock stays more responsive to inputs.
    Something to do with rebound?
    Do the math.

  44. #44
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    294
    Quote Originally Posted by Hepcat64 View Post
    umm yep Yeah lots of cool places to ride around Brissy now.. Do you have a Trek Fuel EX mate?
    Nah mate, I'm rocking a Giant Talon!

    I've been saving for a new bike for ages but boring shit like fences, pool chlorinators and other responsible purchases raise their ugly head to dash my hopes for another year.

    I'll likely be getting a 2020 model at this rate!

  45. #45
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    Something to do with rebound?
    It eliminates the IFP and the associated oil displacement, decreases lagtime for shock response and creates a more balanced damper pressure.

  46. #46
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    It eliminates the IFP and the associated oil displacement, decreases lagtime for shock response and creates a more balanced damper pressure.
    Color me intrigued.

    Always interested in shock tech.
    Whining is not a strategy.

  47. #47
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by hambocairns View Post
    Nah mate, I'm rocking a Giant Talon!

    I've been saving for a new bike for ages but boring shit like fences, pool chlorinators and other responsible purchases raise their ugly head to dash my hopes for another year.

    I'll likely be getting a 2020 model at this rate!
    Been, doing the same.. still riding a Mongoose Team SX Hardtail that now qualifies for vintage MTB status LOL but will always keep it. Been looking at Giant Anthems and the Trek EX think i'm going to go for the EX 8 Eagle when it arrives..

  48. #48
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    6
    Has anybody seen new fuel ex models weight ? We seem to have all specs except this one.

  49. #49
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lone Rager's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Posts
    4,660
    Quote Originally Posted by driver bob View Post
    It eliminates the IFP and the associated oil displacement, decreases lagtime for shock response and creates a more balanced damper pressure.
    I get eliminating the IFP (something bladders do) to reduce the fiction and stiction, though with a pass-through shaft there is an additional seal that a bladder system wouldn't have. What lag time is being decreased and what does more balanced damper pressure mean?
    Do the math.

  50. #50
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Posts
    527
    Quote Originally Posted by kaktusss View Post
    Has anybody seen new fuel ex models weight ? We seem to have all specs except this one.
    Excited to hear this one as well. With lighter wheels and gx eagle I'm guessing a 17.5 inch 9.8 would be somewhere around 26-27lbs

  51. #51
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,425
    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Rager View Post
    I get eliminating the IFP (something bladders do) to reduce the fiction and stiction, though with a pass-through shaft there is an additional seal that a bladder system wouldn't have. What lag time is being decreased and what does more balanced damper pressure mean?
    That was a cut'n'paste from Trek mate...

  52. #52
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    The 2018 9.9 model is now up on Trek's U.S. website.
    Last edited by kosmo; 07-12-2017 at 06:45 PM.
    Whining is not a strategy.

  53. #53
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    6
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    The 2018 models are now up on Trek's website.
    I only see fuel ex 9.9, what country are you visiting ?

  54. #54
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by kaktusss View Post
    I only see fuel ex 9.9, what country are you visiting ?
    Ditto, here in US only 9.9 is up (though I know 5 is available for order). Still waiting on 8 (27.5)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  55. #55
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    19
    Placed an order for a P1 9.9 on Monday, hoping I will like it as much as my 2016.
    Current:
    2018 Fuel EX 9.9 29 P1
    2017 ProCaliber RSL
    2008 Madone 6.5

  56. #56
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Quote Originally Posted by kaktusss View Post
    I only see fuel ex 9.9, what country are you visiting ?
    Sorry, I should have been more specific that the 9.9 is up.

    I'm going all in for next year's bike!

    (I've edited my original post for accuracy.)
    Whining is not a strategy.

  57. #57
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    15
    Fuel ex8 plus- US specs , now avail for order - matte black


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  58. #58
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    9
    oh the choice?? what to go for the plus with 1x12 or the 29er with 1x12

  59. #59
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Trek says my 9.9 will ship on 7/31.

    Stoked!
    Whining is not a strategy.

  60. #60
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    4
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Trek says my 9.9 will ship on 7/31.

    Stoked!
    Nice! That's my Birthday haha. Be sure to take some pictures when you get it!

  61. #61
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Trek says my 9.9 will ship on 7/31.

    Stoked!
    When did you place your order?
    Current:
    2018 Fuel EX 9.9 29 P1
    2017 ProCaliber RSL
    2008 Madone 6.5

  62. #62
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Quote Originally Posted by BikingDerek View Post
    When did you place your order?
    I don't know the precise answer to that question. My LBS owner and the Trek rep knew I wanted one, so I'm guessing it might even have been pre-ordered, or some such thing.
    Whining is not a strategy.

  63. #63
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    15
    Picked up 2018 fuel ex 8 27.5 yesterday from my LBS, took it out for a short ride yesterday.. for me, a newbie, it's a pretty incredible bike! Glad I waited (was considering ex 5)!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  64. #64
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    59
    Is trek making a fuel ex 9 for 2018? Seen a lot about the 8 and the 9.8 but nothing on the 9.

  65. #65
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    696
    Quote Originally Posted by dbeadle View Post
    Is trek making a fuel ex 9 for 2018? Seen a lot about the 8 and the 9.8 but nothing on the 9.
    I would say, no.

  66. #66
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Quote Originally Posted by dbeadle View Post
    Is trek making a fuel ex 9 for 2018? Seen a lot about the 8 and the 9.8 but nothing on the 9.
    I'd say yes. Super popular model.

    It's VERY early days, with only limited new models up on the website, but I'd expect a full model run again for 2018.

    Patience, grasshopper!
    Whining is not a strategy.

  67. #67
    Moderator Moderator
    Reputation: driver bob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    3,425
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    I'd say yes. Super popular model.

    It's VERY early days, with only limited new models up on the website, but I'd expect a full model run again for 2018.

    Patience, grasshopper!
    I've got a hunch that for '18 onwards any bike with a 9.x designation will be carbon, with anything 8 and lower being aluminum.

    Just a hunch but my spidey-senses are tingling.

  68. #68
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Posts
    59
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    I'd say yes. Super popular model.

    It's VERY early days, with only limited new models up on the website, but I'd expect a full model run again for 2018.

    Patience, grasshopper!
    Patience is something I struggle with! Guess I will have to wait and see. I know the 9 was one of their most popular bikes in 2017 so I would be surprised if they dropped it all together but wouldn't be the first time a company dropped a popular model.

    Hoping they release a 9 in Aluminum for 2018. Thinking that would have the biggest impact on new and used 2017 models which would be more in my price range.

  69. #69
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Quote Originally Posted by dbeadle View Post
    I know the 9 was one of their most popular bikes in 2017 so I would be surprised if they dropped it all together.....
    Agree, but who knows for sure, yet?

    What I do know for sure is that I've got more than a few riding friends that remain carbon-phobic, and simply buy the highest model aluminum version of a Fuel EX or Remedy every two or three years.

    OTOH, I'm a serial carbon whore!
    Whining is not a strategy.

  70. #70
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    Agree, but who knows for sure, yet?

    What I do know for sure is that I've got more than a few riding friends that remain carbon-phobic, and simply buy the highest model aluminum version of a Fuel EX or Remedy every two or three years.

    OTOH, I'm a serial carbon whore!
    Why would people be carbon-phobic? Is jusfna durability issue (sorry, newbie here)?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  71. #71
    ADD
    ADD is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Posts
    36
    Finally got it one built up
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 2018 Fuel EX Official Post-img_20170725_190353.jpg  


  72. #72
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by ADD View Post
    Finally got it one built up
    Very nice, what wheels are those? What is the size and weight? Any other changes from stock build?

    Thanks
    Current:
    2018 Fuel EX 9.9 29 P1
    2017 ProCaliber RSL
    2008 Madone 6.5

  73. #73
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    923

    2018 Fuel EX Official Post

    Quote Originally Posted by ADD View Post
    Finally got it one built up
    Looks great.
    Does the shock feel any different from a more traditional design?
    Also, what's the bb height?

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  74. #74
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    6,625
    Quote Originally Posted by incubus View Post
    Looks great.
    Does the shock feel any different from a more traditional design?
    I had a chance to ride a 9.9 with the new through-shaft rear shock, though only briefly, during a long ride on my 2016 9.9.

    In that very short time, the place I noticed the shock most was on sharp-edged impacts when the rear wheel didn't have much weight on it (downhill sections). Very smooth there.

    Caveats: The shock was about 15 psi low for my weight, and the new FEX has 130 travel, vs. the 120 of my 2016.

    More when my 9.9 shows up in early August!
    Whining is not a strategy.

  75. #75
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    696
    Quote Originally Posted by dbeadle View Post
    Patience is something I struggle with! Guess I will have to wait and see. I know the 9 was one of their most popular bikes in 2017 so I would be surprised if they dropped it all together but wouldn't be the first time a company dropped a popular model.

    Hoping they release a 9 in Aluminum for 2018. Thinking that would have the biggest impact on new and used 2017 models which would be more in my price range.
    Do you think with the spec of the 8 they would make a 9 though? I think the 8 takes it's spot.

  76. #76
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    923
    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    I had a chance to ride a 9.9 with the new through-shaft rear shock, though only briefly, during a long ride on my 2016 9.9.

    In that very short time, the place I noticed the shock most was on sharp-edged impacts when the rear wheel didn't have much weight on it (downhill sections). Very smooth there.

    Caveats: The shock was about 15 psi low for my weight, and the new FEX has 130 travel, vs. the 120 of my 2016.

    More when my 9.9 shows up in early August!
    Thanks for the feedback. Looking forward to hearing more when you have some saddle time on your new bike.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  77. #77
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    11
    2018 EX 8 Eagle


  78. #78
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    13
    So is the Fuel EX 8 coming in two color schemes (black and gray) with two drivetrains (shimano deore XT and sram eagle)?

    Will the colors and drivetrains be interchangeable I hope?

  79. #79
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by oloz View Post
    So is the Fuel EX 8 coming in two color schemes (black and gray) with two drivetrains (shimano deore XT and sram eagle)?

    Will the colors and drivetrains be interchangeable I hope?
    In the US I am pretty sure it's only one color (matte black) and one drive train- sram gx eagle). In other countries the color seems to be silver as the only choice.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  80. #80
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    11
    I think in the US both are available, but are not interchangeable. XT with the matte black frame, Eagle with the matte silver frame. I was given a choice between XT or Eagle, but did not see the screen when my LBS had them both pulled up.

    That's my silver EX 8 in Atlanta, GA, picked it up on 7/22 from my LBS

  81. #81
    mtbr member
    Reputation: gambo2166's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Posts
    393

    2018 EX 9.8 Plus

    It's a sick bike 27.5 X 2.8! I have a set of 29ers to put on it to. Upgraded brakes to Zee.

    2018 Fuel EX Official Post-img_2373.jpg

  82. #82
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    19
    Gorgeous shot. Thank you.

    I just go back from my LBS. Their primary MTB brands are Trek and Specialized. I can confirm that the 2008 EX8 29er is silver and GX Eagle; the EX8 29er SRAM GX 1x11 is black, and the EX 8 6Plus is black and GX Eagle.

    After confirming that this year's Stumpjumpers in the same price range don't have GX Eagle (must go to the Expert at $4400), I ordered a 29er EX8. It'll show up end of next week, hopefully.

    This is my first new bike since 1997, when I bought a Klein Mantra. I can't wait!

  83. #83
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelExplorer View Post
    Gorgeous shot. Thank you.

    I just go back from my LBS. Their primary MTB brands are Trek and Specialized. I can confirm that the 2008 EX8 29er is silver and GX Eagle; the EX8 29er SRAM GX 1x11 is black, and the EX 8 6Plus is black and GX Eagle.

    After confirming that this year's Stumpjumpers in the same price range don't have GX Eagle (must go to the Expert at $4400), I ordered a 29er EX8. It'll show up end of next week, hopefully.

    This is my first new bike since 1997, when I bought a Klein Mantra. I can't wait!

    Yes, making more sense now.. this is my 2018 EX8 27.5+ in matte black w GX eagle



    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  84. #84
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    19
    Yeah! I went back and forth, back and forth between the 29er and 27.5+ but decided for my age and trails, 29 was best . Though frankly if the 27+ was in a cool color... I could have convinced myself.

  85. #85
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelExplorer View Post
    Yeah! I went back and forth, back and forth between the 29er and 27.5+ but decided for my age and trails, 29 was best . Though frankly if the 27+ was in a cool color... I could have convinced myself.
    curious....approx how old are you and what's your reasoning? [...oh, maybe you're 29?]
    I hear you on the color....all black is cool I guess, but also kinda boring. [no offense jrrs...bike does look pretty sick]

    Fuel EX and Trance 2 are on my shortlist, but pretty bummed the Trance comes with skinny 23mm wheels.

  86. #86
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by Initial B View Post
    curious....approx how old are you and what's your reasoning? [...oh, maybe you're 29?]
    I hear you on the color....all black is cool I guess, but also kinda boring. [no offense jrrs...bike does look pretty sick]

    Fuel EX and Trance 2 are on my shortlist, but pretty bummed the Trance comes with skinny 23mm wheels.

    Ha, no, I'm 48. I'm coming from a 26", and I am looking forward to the big wheel rolling over downhill rocks and roots, and want easier rolling then what I would get on the gravel and pavement going up to the trails.

  87. #87
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelExplorer View Post
    Ha, no, I'm 48. I'm coming from a 26", and I am looking forward to the big wheel rolling over downhill rocks and roots, and want easier rolling then what I would get on the gravel and pavement going up to the trails.
    haha, ok. I'm only a couple years behind you. Wasn't sure how your age factored into 29 vs 27.5+ since the O.D.'s are about the same, but it sounds like you made the right choice for you with the 29er based on the roots and road comments).

    I'm looking for 27.5+ (2.8 or possibly 2.6 minimum) because the trails in AZ are so loose. After riding 26 for 20+ years, had a 29er SS for a few years, and currently a fat bike to play around on. Wanting to get another FS bike asap. Enjoy the new ride!

  88. #88
    5-0
    5-0 is offline
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    11
    For what it is worth I just went through the same thing. I was not sure which one to choose as well. I am 6-4 so this was the reason I just ordered the Fuel EX 8 Eagle in 29. I have a Marlin 7 29er and I love the way it rolls over rocks and roots.

  89. #89
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    19
    Quote Originally Posted by Initial B View Post
    haha, ok. I'm only a couple years behind you. Wasn't sure how your age factored into 29 vs 27.5+ since the O.D.'s are about the same, but it sounds like you made the right choice for you with the 29er based on the roots and road comments).
    Yeah, just goofin' about age. Mostly just saying my XC race days are behind me and I'm trending more towards smooth rides... but I still LOVE to climb and don't like big air

  90. #90
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    82
    I stopped by my local Trek Superstore today and asked about the 2018 Fuel EX8. They are available to order and in stock at the warehouse. Eagle version is matte silver, XT version is black. Both are priced the same as last year at $3199. With just a quick glance at the screen the specs look to be the same as European spec.

  91. #91
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by luckyguy19 View Post
    I stopped by my local Trek Superstore today and asked about the 2018 Fuel EX8. They are available to order and in stock at the warehouse. Eagle version is matte silver, XT version is black. Both are priced the same as last year at $3199. .
    seems like a pretty good deal. Giant Trance 2 is $2895 at an LBS and I'm not thrilled about the 23mm wheels it comes with.

    Any other bikes you guys are considering in this class?

  92. #92
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    13
    Really digging the look of the 27.5+ Fuel Ex 8 in Matte Black, less so the 29er in silver -- planning on picking one up this week but really unsure as to what wheel set I want.

    Right now I'm leaning towards buying the 27.5+ for the matte black frame and switching the wheels over to 29er if I'm able to make a deal with my LBS. Any thoughts on this? And on 29 vs 27.5+ in the Fuel Ex 8 in general

    Thanks friends

  93. #93
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    15
    Quote Originally Posted by oloz View Post
    Really digging the look of the 27.5+ Fuel Ex 8 in Matte Black, less so the 29er in silver -- planning on picking one up this week but really unsure as to what wheel set I want.

    Right now I'm leaning towards buying the 27.5+ for the matte black frame and switching the wheels over to 29er if I'm able to make a deal with my LBS. Any thoughts on this? And on 29 vs 27.5+ in the Fuel Ex 8 in general

    Thanks friends
    I am pretty new to mountain biking - new hobby - picked up the 27.5 two weeks ago and after riding today, glad I went with 27.5+. Really happy w the bike.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

  94. #94
    mtbr member
    Reputation: expatrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,154

    2018 Fuel EX 9.9 custom

    Just received my 2018 Fuel EX 9.9 custom build by Acme Bikes, San Rafael, CA. So damn sick. 24lbs of badassness.2018 Fuel EX Official Post-fuel-ex-2018.jpg

  95. #95
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    496
    ^wow, that's crazy light. Nice!

  96. #96
    mtbr member
    Reputation: centershot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    342
    Anyone know the actual weight of an EX7? and/or the EX8 Eagle? Thanks.
    I wanna ride!

  97. #97
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    163
    Quote Originally Posted by expatrider View Post
    Just received my 2018 Fuel EX 9.9 custom build by Acme Bikes, San Rafael, CA. So damn sick. 24lbs of badassness.Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Fuel EX 2018.jpg 
Views:	6781 
Size:	191.3 KB 
ID:	1149881
    Having owned my own custom 9.9 with lighter parts than what I'm seeing on your steed, curious on the entire spec of this 24lb machine? Stock stem and bar? KS LEV Ci post? No carbon railed saddle? Wheels are not exceptionally light by any means. RS Pike is a wash at best vs Fox 34, if not slightly heavier? Due tell.....
    Last edited by bigwhls; 08-02-2017 at 07:57 AM. Reason: Edit

  98. #98
    mtbr member
    Reputation: expatrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    1,154
    Quote Originally Posted by bigwhls View Post
    Having owned my own custom 9.9 with lighter parts than what I'm seeing on your steed, curious on the entire spec of this 24lb machine? Stock stem and bar, stock post, no carbon railed sadfle, wheels are not exceptionally light by any means, RS Pike is a wash at best vs Fox 34, if not slightly heavier? Due tell.....
    Hmmm you need to look a little closer at the build as those parts are not stock.....the only stock part is the stem. Wheels are Kovee XXX (not light? they weigh 1390g!); Lev Ci dropper; Next SL G4 cranks; hollow ti railed saddle; Formula R1 brakes; Renthal fatboy lite bar.

  99. #99
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2017
    Posts
    20

    XXL Fuel EX 7

    Been riding this since the end of June. Used to ride an '02 Fuel 98 on some trails that felt very sketchy. Now its more point and go, no more hangups. Amazing what 16 years of progress feels like.
    2018 Fuel EX Official Post-fuelex7.jpg

  100. #100
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Posts
    3
    Quote Originally Posted by oloz View Post
    Really digging the look of the 27.5+ Fuel Ex 8 in Matte Black, less so the 29er in silver -- planning on picking one up this week but really unsure as to what wheel set I want.

    Right now I'm leaning towards buying the 27.5+ for the matte black frame and switching the wheels over to 29er if I'm able to make a deal with my LBS. Any thoughts on this? And on 29 vs 27.5+ in the Fuel Ex 8 in general

    Thanks friends
    I was thinking about doing the same to get the matte black frame with eagle drive train. I also like that the 27.5+ comes with a 140mm fork.

Page 1 of 12 1234511 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Banshee Bikes 2018 - Official Rumor Thread
    By MindPatterns in forum Banshee Bikes
    Replies: 170
    Last Post: 10-03-2018, 09:57 PM
  2. Post Your FUEL EX official post
    By efecto 0 in forum Trek
    Replies: 1159
    Last Post: 10-13-2017, 01:50 PM
  3. Any 2018 Trek Top Fuel news?
    By curtlo-dork in forum Trek
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: 08-30-2017, 12:49 PM
  4. 2018 Fuel Ex Post
    By kave in forum Trek
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 06-20-2017, 08:38 AM
  5. Fuel EX 29er official post
    By stygz1 in forum Trek
    Replies: 815
    Last Post: 03-30-2017, 06:46 AM

Members who have read this thread: 380

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2018 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.