Fuel EX 8 is the ideal trail bike for riders who want a versatile full suspension ripper that makes soul-crushing climbs less painful, but can also huck rowdy trails. It hits the sweet spot of value and performance in our mountain bike lineup by combining high-end parts with a stout but light alloy frame. It's right for you if... You're cool with your wheels leaving the ground, but you also like to go the distance on marathon singletrack sessions. You want a bike that lets you crush any trail, and your priority is on the parts. The tech you get An alloy frame, 140mm FOX Rhythm 34 fork, and 130mm of rear travel with an extra-efficient RE:aktiv damper. A Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain with an extra-low 51-tooth climbing gear, plus a Bontrager Line dropper post. The final word Fuel EX 8 gives you added efficiency with Shimano's latest, widest-range drivetrain and Trek's unique RE:aktiv damper that provides firm pedaling support without giving up any plush compliance. Why you'll love it - A wider gear range and more efficient suspension help you claw your way up tricky climbs you never thought you'd clean - If you measure quality in performance per dollar, you won't do better than Fuel EX 8 - This bike will make you want to rail every corner, smash every rock garden, and charge every descent - The shifter-style, underbar remote dropper post lever is super intuitive and easy to use - We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders. And, you get the fastest wheel that fits your frame: XS frames get 27.5" wheels, S - frames get to choose between 27.5" or 29", and sizes M to XL get 29" wheels
Slash 8 is an enduro mountain bike that rolls on fast 29er wheels and floats on plush RockShox suspension with SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle handling drivetrain duties. An aluminum frame with fresh new tech and tough alloy wheels push this bike into the sweet spot for all-around rippers. It's right for you if... You want a big bike with big wheels to roll over big things and send big hits. You might enter some enduro races, but you mostly just want to rail sketchy descents faster than anyone else in your crew. The tech you get An aluminum frame built for harsh riding with a threaded bottom bracket, dual downtube guards, Knock Block 2.0, and 160mm of travel with a RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock for long descents and 170mm RockShox ZEB Select fork. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with an extra-low 52-tooth gear, Code R 4-piston brakes, and completely tubeless Line Comp 30 wheels. The final word Slash 8 puts serious enduro performance within reach with smart choices on spec that won't empty your wallet. The aluminum frame, burly suspension, and 1x12 Eagle drivetrain makes for a ride that's equally at home on the race course and on a big, backwoods session.
Fuel EX 9.8 XT is a playful and capable trail bike that blends together cherry-picked components with a light full carbon frame for the best balance of price and performance. Decked out with 150mm of front and 140mm rear FOX Performance suspension package, you'll be ready to float through the chunder, while carbon wheels keep tracking precise through rowdy terrain. A Shimano XT drivetrain tops things off for precise shifting for power on descents and relief on long climbs. It's right for you if... You're chasing long flowy and technical descents, and want to pedal back to the top for more, lap after lap. You want the vibration damping benefits of a carbon frame and carbon wheels, plus upgraded suspension that smooths out the rough and rowdy. The tech you get A light and stiff carbon frame with a full FOX Performance suspension package that smooths out rowdy rock gardens and root latices. Plus, carbon wheels that keep your setup light, while a Shimano XT drivetrain for smooth shifting and brake modulation. Finally, you'll find adjustable geometry and in-frame storage for keeping your setup dialed just for you. The final word Fuel EX 9.8 is the culmination of years of trail riding and progression, with longer front end geometry for tackling steeper and hairier descents, and a steeper seat tube to keep you perched on climbs. It's equipped with the cherry-picked components you want, like upgraded suspension, carbon wheels, and a Shimano XT drivetrain. Why you'll love it - You'll get the light weight and vibration damping benefits of a full carbon frame, and geometry built to handle anything - It comes with light and stiff carbon wheels that make quick work of technical terrain and keep you on your line, even when things get hairy - With the adjustable angle headset (angled cups sold separately) and Mino Link, you can choose from six different geometry configurations - We expanded our size range to ensure a better fit for all riders, and use the best-fitting wheels for each frame size: XS frames get 27.5? wheels, S frames get to choose between 27.5? or 29?, and sizes M and up get 29? wheels - You get the precise shifting and brake modulation of a Shimano XT drivetrain, plus the simple reliability of a threaded bottom bracket
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