Trek Fuel EX 8 WSD XC Full Suspension

4/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $2310.00

Product Description

  • ZR 9000 Alloy
  • Front Suspension
  • Bontrager Race Disc
  • Shimano XTR

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Jay a Racer from Reston, VA USA

Date Reviewed: May 9, 2006

Strengths:    SOLID, FUN, the lockout features are amazing!! This bike is so fun to ride. Locking out the front and or rear suspension is a huge advantage. The gate option on both are also a huge advantage and work well. I originally thought I would take off that feature to lighten the bike up~ but no way... The brakes are SICK- came from Avid Mechanicals (i like those too) however these have a much better feel and dont need constant attention.

Weaknesses:    The rear shocks rebound makes a squishy noise. I have it adjusted per the manual/my weight. This issue was also noted in Mountain Bike Action Mag. review. The bike is a bit heavy I have size 14 frame and after taking off reflectors etc. it weighs 25lbs. The tires are ok but I will be switchin them, they do not shed mud easy.

Bottom Line:   
This is an awesome bike, if you are particular about weight and have an unlimited budget you may want to purchase the Fuel 9. However, after a few more months of beating her up I plan to lighten her as parts are in need of replacement.

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Favorite Trail:   Elizabeth Furnace

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $2200.00

Purchased At:   Revelution Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Giant NRS, CAKE 2,

Bike Setup:   New easton seat post needed the extra lenth~ everything else stock

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