Trek FUEL EX 8 27.5 PLUS MTB Bike 2017

Product Code: 146242
£2600.00GBP
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  • 15.5"
  • 17.5"
  • 18.5"
  • 19.5"
  • 21.5"
  • 23"
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Product Description

Our most popular trail bike gets more capable with more travel and bigger tires.

The all-new Fuel EX 27.5 Plus brings plus-sized fun to full-suspension capability with extra tyre volume for greater traction.

For the all-new Fuel EX 27.5 Plus, we’ve re-engineered our hugely popular Chupacabra tyre to a lighter and more nimble 27.5 x 2.8? size. Paired with a 40mm rim, this setup strikes the fine balance between fat-bike traction and trail-bike agility. Novice and intermediate riders will instantly feel the increased stability and confidence-inspiring traction on any trail. Advanced riders will find themselves clearing more technical trail features than ever thanks to the added grip in extreme situations like ultra-steep blown-out climbs and rowdy off-camber roots.

To go along with all the extra fun, we added more travel to the Fuel EX family, with 130mm out back and 140mm up front. Of course, we still use our proven suspension technology, including ABP, Full Floater, and RE:aktiv for a chassis that’s ready for the plus-sized party. Boost hub spacing makes room for those meaty tyres and allows us to keep the chainstays to a playful 433mm.

The new frame features a slightly slackened geometry and is available in Alpha Platinum Aluminum and OCLV Mountain Carbon. Fuel EX 27.5 Plus also features our all-new Straight Shot downtube for increased stiffness. This is the stiffest Fuel EX frame we’ve ever made, and it won’t flinch when you charge through technical terrain. For an added measure of protection, we developed Knock Block steerer stop, which keeps the fork crown or handlebar controls from hitting the frame. The new Fuel EX Plus frames come with our Control Freak internal routing system for a versatile, easy to use setup, while Mino Link allows riders to further fine-tune their geometry.

With three models to choose from, there’s a Fuel EX Plus for every trail rider who wants to up their game.

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Trek FUEL EX 8 27.5 PLUS MTB Bike 2017
Specifications
Frameset
ColourMatte Trek Black
FrameAlpha Platinum Aluminium, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel  
Front suspensionFox Rhythm 34 Float, Grip adjustable damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 140mm travel  
Rear suspensionFox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm  
Wheels
WheelsBontrager sealed bearing hubs, alloy axle Boost110 front, Boost148 rear; SUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole rims  
Front HubBontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, Boost110  
Rear HubBontrager sealed bearing, Boost148  
RimsSUNringlé Duroc 40 SL 28-hole  
SpokesBontrager Approved, stainless  
TyresBontrager Chupacabra, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 27.5x2.80"  
Drivetrain
ShiftersSRAM GX, 11-speed  
Rear derailleurSRAM GX, Roller Bearing Clutch  
CrankSRAM GX 1000, 32T X-Sync  
Bottom bracketPF92  
CassetteSRAM XG-1150, 10-42, 11-speed  
ChainSRAM PC 1130  
Components
SaddleBontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails  
SeatpostKS eThirty Integra, remote lever, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, zero offset, internal routing  
HandlebarBontrager Line, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width  
StemBontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm, 0 degree  
GripsBontrager Race Lite, lock-on  
HeadsetKnock Block integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom  
BrakesetShimano Deore hydraulic disc