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General MTB Chat / The new Trek Fuel EX8
« Last post by Nukeproof Paul on March 25, 2012, 12:41:58 PM »


I’ve been pondering the question of which bike is the perfect all-rounder for UK riding of late. The Orange Five has tickled my fancy with its outright speed and stability, while the new Specialized Epic offered commanding speed over various terrain. Is what I’m after actually a 120mm full-susser with 26in wheels? Freshly arriving in the office today is this offering for the title from Trek, the Fuel EX.

Its 120mm of travel is about all the suspension most people actually need for riding UK trails, and its delivered in smooth and consistent fashion thanks to Trek’s smart Full Floater setup. Comprising a one piece magnesium rocker linkage and ABP convert bolt-thru rear axle, it’s a stiff frame. A lot of the stuff seen on the Remedy has trickled down to the Fuel. There’s the same DRCV technology on front and rear shocks, and the frame, both for the carbon and aluminium offerings, is lighter. More importantly than the weight loss is that they’ve taken to the geometry with the slackening tool. The Fuel EX now sports a 68 degree head angle.



What else do you need to know about the Fuel EX 8? It’s fitted with a Fox32 Float RL fork, with a tapered steerer tube and 15mm bolt-thru axle. Bontrager Rhythm Comp TLR disc wheels, Bontrager XR4 2.2in tyres, Shimano SLX shifters, brakes and front mech partner Deore XT triple cranks and rear mech. Bars, saddle, stem and post are all Bontrager branded parts.



So we’ll be heading to Wales to give EX 8 a proper test, blasting it around some of the roughest and rockiest trails we can find. We’ll also be aiming to crank out some big mileage as well so we’ll find out if its light enough and pedals well enough to cope with proper all day mountain biking. And we’ll be judging it closely as we’ll be taking a 29er along for a bit of comparison.

The Fuel EX 8 costs £2300.00.
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Introductions / Re: Hello
« Last post by Nukeproof Paul on March 19, 2012, 03:53:14 PM »
Wow, craig welcome to the community and they are cracking bikes mate!
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Introductions / Hello
« Last post by craig on March 19, 2012, 03:30:48 PM »
Craig from hope valley in the peak district . Just thought id say hello and try and put a couple of pics on .My  bikes are 1999 mount vision pro  (mint) Orange p7 pro 2009 and my 2002 spesh enduro expert . Lots of fun has been had on these tho as you can imagine i dont use the mount vision any more as its just tooo precious . The pic of me is at the top of Derwent valley, having a drink on the bridge at the top of Howden resevoir. Keep happy people   :)
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Videos / Uk bike skills training camp.
« Last post by Nukeproof Paul on March 19, 2012, 07:35:38 AM »
Uk bike skills is a tuition camp designed to help novice, intermediate & skilled riders to hone there skills..

Check out there home page:
http://www.ukbikeskills.co.uk/

Here is a little video to see what they are all about!

Uk Bike Skills Day

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Off Topic / Re: 3 Word Story!
« Last post by Nukeproof Paul on March 19, 2012, 07:21:45 AM »
Far2slow was such
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Off Topic / 3 Word Story!
« Last post by Nukeproof Paul on March 19, 2012, 07:20:46 AM »
So the idea is to post 3 words only, following on from the last post to create a story!
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Introductions / Re: Hello all...
« Last post by Nukeproof Paul on March 18, 2012, 10:14:51 PM »
hiya everyone. lets talk bikes  :)

Nice one Jedi, thanks for registering and welcome to Mountainbikegeeks...
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Introductions / Re: Hello all...
« Last post by jedi on March 18, 2012, 10:12:03 PM »
hiya everyone. lets talk bikes  :)
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Videos / My first video edit.. MTB
« Last post by Nukeproof Paul on March 17, 2012, 07:04:32 PM »
Here is my fist video edit using the Mac, it only took 20 mins and it's just for fun!

paulandrewgriffin - sweatysockproduction.mp4
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Routes & Trails / My Latest Rides..
« Last post by Nukeproof Paul on March 17, 2012, 03:30:54 PM »
Here i will post the google map links for my latest rides, mapped by cyclemeter:

http://share.abvio.com/b35a/4550/4e38/e46a/Cyclemeter-MountainCycle-20120313-1927.kml
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