Fuel EX 8 Women's is the ideal full suspension trail bike for mountain bikers who want a versatile ripper that can climb with the XC crowd and huck with the enduro crew. It has a lightweight frame with a lower standover height on the smaller sizes, a saddle made for women, performance tech and features, and plus-sized 27.5? mid-fat tires for extra confidence and traction.
It's right for you if...
You prefer the fit and feel of a mountain bike made for women and want a single high-performance trail ride that can go the distance on marathon singletrack and also leave the ground when you want it to.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with a lower standover height on the 14? and 15.5? frame sizes, front and rear FOX suspension, SRAM GX 1x12 Eagle drivetrain, and 27.5+ tires for traction on rugged trails. Plus, Tubeless Ready Bontrager Line Comp 40 wheels, a Bontrager Line dropper post, a Bontrager Ajna saddle designed specifically for women, and narrower bars for a better fit and more control.
The final word
Fuel EX 8 Women's is a responsive, fully capable trail bike designed for women. The plus-sized tires and performance spec keep up on any trail and keep you in control wherever you're riding.
Why you'll love it
- Unrelenting confidence: this bike lets you ride sections you never thought you'd be able to clean
- It's great for riders who don't want to do just one kind of mountain biking, but want to do explore everything from XC marathons to epic descents
- Dropper posts and 1x12 drivetrains are two of the best mountain bike innovations in recent years—this bike has both
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, Full Floater, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 130mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, Boost110, 140mm travel (14 & 15.5: 120mm travel)|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Rear Shock||Fox Performance Float EVOL, RE:aktiv 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 210x52.5mm|
|Axles||Front: 110 x 15mm Rear: 148 x 12mm|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Line Comp 40, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 27.5x2.80"|
|Crankset||Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB|
|Chainrings||32T Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm clamp, 0 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore M6000 hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Ajna 1 Women's|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 14 & 15.5: 100mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm|
|Gravel / 14-inch||601479887965||568286||FUE18144687L|
|Gravel / 15.5-inch||601479887972||568287||FUE19367990L|
|Gravel / 17.5-inch||601479887989||568288||FUE19511226L|
|Gravel / 18.5-inch||601479887996||568289||FUE19924247L|