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TREK FUEL EX 8 27.5 PLUS - 2018

Trek
£2,700.00
This product is only available for collection in our stores.

The world's best-loved mountain bike gets a major capability boost. With more travel, a more aggressive geometry, and 29" or 27.5" mid-fat options, Fuel EX is the one go-to trail bike for all riders.

Want a rugged, capable long-travel trail bike with the sprightly manners of an XC bike? Get it with Fuel EX. Fuel EX blends the best of both worlds in one uncompromising package.

Key features

  • The capable and stiff 130 mm frame is 29˝ and 27.5+ compatible
  • Plus-sized tyres for extra traction and confidence on loose, rugged terrain
  • Exclusive suspension tech with ABP, Full Floater and RE:aktiv
  • Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defence

Alpha Platinum Aluminium

Our premium lightweight aluminium is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points, and hydroformed into sophisticated tube shapes for maximum strength and minimum weight.

ABP

Active Braking Pivot

Other full suspension systems firm up under braking, reducing your control when you need it most. Trek’s patented Active Braking Pivot solves that by keeping your suspension active whether you're on the brakes or off.

Our patented Active Braking Pivot allows your suspension to work freely whether you’re on the brakes or off. It’s smooth, controlled suspension that’s at its best all the time.

Brake later

When your suspension stays active under braking, you stay in control. You can brake later in a turn, maintain better rear wheel traction in stutter bumps, go faster, and just have more fun.

Go faster

Try it on any other system: find a downhill with stutter bumps. Apply the brakes and feel the suspension stiffen. Your rear wheel will skip across the top of the bumps. Now, try it with an ABP-equipped bike. Feel the extra control, and imagine how much faster you can go. That’s the ABP difference.

Patented performance

We were delighted when ABP was awarded US Patent # 7,837,213 in 2010. But fun as it's been to add the patent number to our frames, the real satisfaction comes from building ABP into every full suspension bike we sell, because it means you get to ride a better bike.

RE:aktiv

RE:aktiv brings Formula 1 technology to mountain bike suspension. A Trek exclusive.

Mino Link adjustable geometry

Fine tune head tube angle by 1/2° and BB height by up to 10mm with the simple turn of a nut. Just flip the link to choose between slack or slacker geometry, without negatively affecting suspension performance. A Trek exclusive.

Boost148/110

Wider dropouts (110mm front, 148mm rear) give you the stiffness of a 27.5" wheel with all the benefits of a 29" wheel, and Boost148 at the back lets you run wider tyres and a larger chain ring without affecting q-factor and pedalling efficiency.

Control Freak cable management

The lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system allows any combination of shift, brake, lockout and dropper post lines to be routed through the frame for clean looks and the ultimate custom set-up.

Straight Shot w/Knock Block

Trek’s all-new Straight Shot frame design featuring Knock Block frame defence optimises stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride.

G2 Geometry

Advanced frame geometry and a custom offset fork give our 29ers precise handling at low speed without compromising high-speed stability. We call it G2 Geometry, and it's why our 29ers handle better than anyone else's.

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The world's best-loved mountain bike gets a major capability boost. With more travel, a more aggressive geometry, and 29" or 27.5" mid-fat options, Fuel EX is the one go-to trail bike for all riders.

Want a rugged, capable long-travel trail bike with the sprightly manners of an XC bike? Get it with Fuel EX. Fuel EX blends the best of both worlds in one uncompromising package.

Key features

  • The capable and stiff 130 mm frame is 29˝ and 27.5+ compatible
  • Plus-sized tyres for extra traction and confidence on loose, rugged terrain
  • Exclusive suspension tech with ABP, Full Floater and RE:aktiv
  • Straight Shot stiffness, Knock Block frame defence

Alpha Platinum Aluminium

Our premium lightweight aluminium is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points, and hydroformed into sophisticated tube shapes for maximum strength and minimum weight.

ABP

Active Braking Pivot

Other full suspension systems firm up under braking, reducing your control when you need it most. Trek’s patented Active Braking Pivot solves that by keeping your suspension active whether you're on the brakes or off.

Our patented Active Braking Pivot allows your suspension to work freely whether you’re on the brakes or off. It’s smooth, controlled suspension that’s at its best all the time.

Brake later

When your suspension stays active under braking, you stay in control. You can brake later in a turn, maintain better rear wheel traction in stutter bumps, go faster, and just have more fun.

Go faster

Try it on any other system: find a downhill with stutter bumps. Apply the brakes and feel the suspension stiffen. Your rear wheel will skip across the top of the bumps. Now, try it with an ABP-equipped bike. Feel the extra control, and imagine how much faster you can go. That’s the ABP difference.

Patented performance

We were delighted when ABP was awarded US Patent # 7,837,213 in 2010. But fun as it's been to add the patent number to our frames, the real satisfaction comes from building ABP into every full suspension bike we sell, because it means you get to ride a better bike.

RE:aktiv

RE:aktiv brings Formula 1 technology to mountain bike suspension. A Trek exclusive.

Mino Link adjustable geometry

Fine tune head tube angle by 1/2° and BB height by up to 10mm with the simple turn of a nut. Just flip the link to choose between slack or slacker geometry, without negatively affecting suspension performance. A Trek exclusive.

Boost148/110

Wider dropouts (110mm front, 148mm rear) give you the stiffness of a 27.5" wheel with all the benefits of a 29" wheel, and Boost148 at the back lets you run wider tyres and a larger chain ring without affecting q-factor and pedalling efficiency.

Control Freak cable management

The lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system allows any combination of shift, brake, lockout and dropper post lines to be routed through the frame for clean looks and the ultimate custom set-up.

Straight Shot w/Knock Block

Trek’s all-new Straight Shot frame design featuring Knock Block frame defence optimises stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride.

G2 Geometry

Advanced frame geometry and a custom offset fork give our 29ers precise handling at low speed without compromising high-speed stability. We call it G2 Geometry, and it's why our 29ers handle better than anyone else's.

Frame -  Alpha 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, 130 mm travel
Headset -  Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8? top
Stem -  Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree, 60 mm le
Handlebars -  Bontrager Line, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
Grips -  Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
Shifters -  SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur -  SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
Cassette -  SRAM XG-1275, 10-50, 12-speed
Crank -  SRAM Descendant 6k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
Bottom Bracket -  PF92
Pedals -  Not included
Saddle -  Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
Seatpost -  Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm (15.5: 100 mm
Wheels -  Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, Boost110;Bontrager sealed bearing alloy axle, Boost148;SUNring
Tyres -  Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80?
Front Tyre -  Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80?
Rear Tyre -  Schwalbe Nobby Nic Performance w/Addix compound, Tubeless, 27.5x2.80?
Brakeset -  SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
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For bikes, spend over £749.00 for FREE DELIVERY.

For anything else, spend over £35.00 for FREE DELIVERY.

 

Items showing as 'In Stock' are available for immediate dispatch from The Bike Shed Head Office in Crediton. 

Items showing as 'In Stock (2 - 5 Days)' are in stock, but are stored at a warehouse or another of our shops. It can take us 2 - 5 days to get the stock back to head office before it can be dispatched. Any order that doesn't make it back to head office by the next working day is upgraded to 1st class delivery free of charge.

 

Delivery to Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands is available: Items that can be sent via Royal Mail will be charged at the standard rate, larger items may vary. Please contact us for a quote. 

Delivery outside of the United Kingdom is available on request. Please contact us for a quote. 

All in stock items ordered before 1pm will be dispatched the same day via Royal Mail. For Express delivery or larger items, we use Parcelforce.

 

Clothing/Accessories/Parts  
Royal Mail (Under £35) £3.00
Royal Mail (Over £35) Free
Express Delivery - Parcelforce 24 £5.00
   
Bikes (excluding Trek & current year Whyte)  
Designated Day Delivery (Under £749) £29.00 per order
Designated Day Delivery (Over £749) Free
   
Wheels  
Express Delivery (Under £99) £5.00 per order
Express Delivery (Over £99) Free
   
Children's Bikes  
Designated Day Delivery (Under £500) £15.00 per order
Designated Day Delivery (Over £500) Free

Bike Delivery

All bikes are delivered via Parcel Force 48 (2 day Service) and can only be delivered on a week day (Monday - Friday) between 8:30am - 5:30pm. Unfortunately we are unable to advise a specific time window (e.g Morning or Afternoon delivery) however tracking information will be provided. 

Our bikes are prepared 'Ready to Ride' with the exception of fitting the pedals and straightening the handlebars - instructions will be included. We dispatch our bikes in full size bike boxes so everything including the gears are setup prior for minimum effort. 

Designated Day: Once you have made your purchase, we will contact you to arrange a convienant delivery date. Please note - Bikes purchased using finance must be delivered to the address on the finance application. 

For orders to the Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Northern Ireland & Scottish Highlands please contact us to confirm we can arrange delivery.

Trek, Brompton & current year Whyte bikes can be purchased online, but must be collected in-store. This is to ensure the customer receives a personal level of service and that their new bike is built and fitted correctly for maximum enjoyment.

For orders placed before 3pm and shipped via Royal Mail, we advise a delivery time between 2 - 3 working days.

For more information on Royal Mail First Class delivery please see their website.

For orders placed before 3pm and shipped via Express Delivery (Parcelforce 24), we advise a delivery time between 1 - 2 working days*.

All orders sent via Express Delivery require a signature upon delivery. If you're not home, a card will be left and you'll need to rearrange delivery with your local Parcelforce depot. 

For more details please visit Parcelforce's website.

Tracking information will be automatically emailed upon dispatch.

*Working day is Monday - Friday and does not include weekends

If choosing collect in-store, please ensure a telephone number is provided and make a note of your preferred collection location in the 'Add Comments About Your Order' section, in 'Step 4' when placing your order. This will help to speed up the fulfillment process. We will then contact you once your order is in store ready for collection. 

To find your nearest store, click here.

We are happy to offer a 60 day returns policy for any item purchased from The Bike Shed website. All we ask is that the item(s) are returned unused and in the original packaging.

Unless we have incorrectly fulfilled an order, or your item(s) were damaged during transit, we will not refund any associated delivery charges or cover any delivery costs when posting the item(s) back to us. However item(s) can be returned to any Bike Shed store free of charge.

When your refund is processed, the funds will be returned to the original payment method. This may take up to 10 working days to appear as cleared funds.

 

Free delivery is offered when spending over £749 on bikes, and £35 on everything else. 

The only way to be certain of the right size for you is to visit an authorised Trek retailer. The experts at your Trek retailer are skilled at sizing and will help find the appropriate bike and size to fit your individual needs.

It is possible to come up with some rough guidelines based on height, but these are only a starting point for a proper fit consultation with your local dealer. Each person’s physical dimensions and attributes (arm length, torso length, femur length, flexibility, skill level etc.) are slightly different and can lead to different frame size needs even for people of the same height.

Trek Size Guides

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Bike finance, a quick and easy way to fund your new road, hybrid, mountain or electric bike with Bike Shed. 

Finance is available on a large range of bikes, clothing and accessories in all our stores and via mail order (via email or telephone) with a minimum transaction value of £350bike finance. A minimum of a 10% deposit is required for all purchases on finance.

0% Finance is available on all full priced items, as well as a hand picked selection of discounted models. If you are interested in a discounted bike, but are unsure whether or not it can be purchased with 0% finance, just ask. 

For the remainder of the discounted models, we can still provide finance, but there will be an interest charged. For further details on our bike finance charges, see below.

For full priced items, finance options are available in 6, 10, 12, 18, 24, 36 or 48 month payment periods.

  • 0% interest finance is available on terms up to 12 months.
  • 4.9% interest finance is available on terms of 18 or 24 months.
  • 9.9% interest finance is available on terms of 36 months.
  • 15.9% interest finance is available on terms of 48 months.

You can include as many parts, accessories, clothing etc as you wish as part of the purchase. The finance application will simply be calculated on the total purchase price for all items. 

Once the finance agreement has been accepted by V12 Retail Finance, we cannot modify the value of the loan without re-applying for finance. 

 

Application Examples

Available for transactions totalling over £350 where items are sold at original RRP.

Example:

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

12 Repayments of £142.43 @ 0%

Total Paid £1899.00

Available for transactions totalling over £350 where items are sold at original RRP.

Example:

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

24 Repayments of £98.60 @ 4.9%

Total Paid £1964.66

Available for ALL transactions totalling over £350.

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

36 Repayments of £59.11 @ 15.9%

Total Paid £2317.86

Available for ALL transactions totalling over £350.

Bike Price £1899.00

Deposit £189.90 (Min 10%)

Loan Amount £1709.10

36 Repayments of £47.43 @ 15.9%

Total Paid £2466.54

 

 

As a general rule, 0% Finance over 12 months, and 4.9% finance over 24 months is not available on sale and discounted models items, nor can it be used to top up a Cyclescheme voucher. However, we are happy to review each request on a case-by-case basis. If we're unable, we will calculate the best alternative rate that we can offer. 

 

To enquire about financing your next purchase, please contact us today!

 

To apply for finance you must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • A permanent UK resident
  • In regular employment (minimum of 16 hours per week) including self employment, or in permanent residence with your spouse/partner who is in regular employment
  • In receipt of pension if you are retired
  • If registered disabled confirmation of sufficient income will be required
  • Loans subject to status. Available to UK residents 18 years and over. Full terms and conditions are available in store or by writing/emailing to The Bike Shed, Union Road, Crediton, Devon, EX17 3AW. Written details on request.

 

Cyclescheme is the UK's number one provider of tax-free bikes for the Government's Cycle to Work initiative. It's a brilliant programme where everyone wins - employees make big savings on new bikes, employers get a healthier workforce and save money too! Cyclescheme has a great track record in helping businesses of all sizes to set up and run successful Cycle to Work schemes.

How Much Can I Save Via Cyclescheme

Check out our personalised savings calculator!

Cyclescheme Savings Calculator

The cycle to work scheme is a government initiative which allows employees to hire bicycles tax free from their employers using salary sacrifice. As the payments into the scheme are made before tax and national insurance are calculated this leads to potential savings of up to 42%

Typical example for an employee earning £18,000 pa

Please Note: Savings will differ for each individual

If your employer is a member of a cycle to work scheme (Cyclescheme, Bike2Work etc) all you need to do is visit one of our stores, or contact us to ask us for a quotation. Quotes can be provided for bicycles and bicycle accessories only. Once we have issued you a quotation, simply forward it to your employer for approval. Once you have been approved, you'll soon receive a certificate which can be redeemed for your new bike. The process usually takes between 2 - 3 weeks

Cyclescheme is available for mail order however a delivery charge of £29 will apply. This charge cannot be include in your quotation and must be paid for prior delivery. 

Please note: Unless your employer has a consumer credit licence the maximum spend limit for a bicycle & accessories is £1000. You can purchase bikes over £1000 and pay the difference, however legal ownership of the bike will remain the employers regardless of how much extra has been paid.

For any questions regarding Cyclescheme please contact us

For more detailed information regarding the scheme please visit www.cyclescheme.co.uk

 

Please Note: Cyclescheme is not available on discounted items.

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