Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-02-08, 11:53 AM   #1
bnorton423
Newbie
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trek Fuel EX9 2008 Model Any Comments

I have a 2006/2007 S-Works Enduro now. Love the bike for Mountain Ski Resort downhill but at 32 lb it is not the greatest for local riding. Anyone test ride the 2008 Fuel EX9. Reviews in the mag's is good. The bike is light, just never have i been a big Trek guy?
bnorton423 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-08, 12:13 PM   #2
pdq 5oh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ohio
Bikes: Trek 7500 Trek EX8
Posts: 277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I have an 08 EX8. The 9 is the same bike with better components. I really like mine. The shifting is perfect and the suspension is great. I have absolutely no complaints. I got the rim strips and valves to go tubeless. The lower air pressure makes a definite difference. The new EXs are a huge improvement over previous yrs bikes.
pdq 5oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-08, 05:07 PM   #3
ProFail
Generic Title
 
ProFail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: 2008 Trek Fuel EX7, 2007 Trek 1600, 2007 Eastern Warthog
Posts: 1,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pdq 5oh View Post
I have an 08 EX8. The 9 is the same bike with better components. I really like mine. The shifting is perfect and the suspension is great. I have absolutely no complaints. I got the rim strips and valves to go tubeless. The lower air pressure makes a definite difference. The new EXs are a huge improvement over previous yrs bikes.
Actually, the 9 has carbon stays.

I have the EX7, and it weighs 32 pounds. One guy at my LBS has the 9, and we weighed it at a little under thirty.

Have you every thought about getting a Specialized Epic? Seems like a better bike then the EX's if you're looking for a XC bike, and the automatic lock-out is cool.
ProFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-08, 02:26 PM   #4
pdq 5oh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Ohio
Bikes: Trek 7500 Trek EX8
Posts: 277
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are you talking 07? The 08 rear triangle is aluminum, even on the carbon bikes. The weight is also much less than you say it is. My EX8 weighs just a bit over 28 lb. The 9 is lighter by a little. Definitely not over 30.
pdq 5oh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-08, 07:41 PM   #5
MattP.
Obeying Gravity
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bellingham, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
Actually, the 9 has carbon stays.

I have the EX7, and it weighs 32 pounds. One guy at my LBS has the 9, and we weighed it at a little under thirty.
Where the hell do you get your info from? The 9 has no carbon. And I doubt the 9 was coming it at just under 30 pounds. My EX8 (19.5) came in right under 28 w/o pedals.
MattP. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-08, 12:23 AM   #6
ProFail
Generic Title
 
ProFail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: 2008 Trek Fuel EX7, 2007 Trek 1600, 2007 Eastern Warthog
Posts: 1,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
Where the hell do you get your info from? The 9 has no carbon. And I doubt the 9 was coming it at just under 30 pounds. My EX8 (19.5) came in right under 28 w/o pedals.
Trek store.


Plus, there's always manufacturing discrepancies and errors in weighing.

Chillz mah freund.
ProFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-08, 11:55 AM   #7
jcc456
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Trek's Model differentiation sucks. Even my LBS was confused at first.

Ex 9 = Aluminum

Ex 9.0 = Carbon (and $2,000 more apparently)

Haven't seen the new 9.0 yet, but it is on my short list for this year's new ride.

I am currently on an Epic and thinking about the new Stumpjumper FSR as well. I definitely want MORE cush than my Epic gives me now.
jcc456 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-08, 11:13 PM   #8
MattP.
Obeying Gravity
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bellingham, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jcc456 View Post
Ex 9 = Aluminum

Ex 9.0 = Carbon (and $2,000 more apparently)
More like $900.

MattP. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-08, 12:10 PM   #9
ProFail
Generic Title
 
ProFail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: 2008 Trek Fuel EX7, 2007 Trek 1600, 2007 Eastern Warthog
Posts: 1,927
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattP. View Post
More like $900.

Moar liek $1,400.
ProFail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-08, 05:21 PM   #10
MattP.
Obeying Gravity
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Bellingham, WA
Bikes:
Posts: 2,962
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ProFail View Post
Moar liek $1,400.
EX9 MSRP: $3409.99
EX9.0 MSRP: $4399.99

Unless I can't do math, it looks like the difference is $990.

You my friend, need to just be quiet.
MattP. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:39 PM.