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Intel on the Trek, Fuel EX bike?
09/28/18 at 12:51pm
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I'm thinking about buying a 2018 Trek, Fuel EX 8 29 XT and was wondering if anyone who has one or knows about them could offer any feedback on them.  This bike seems appropriate for me; a 60 year-old MTB "has-been" who needs to update from the 1999 Intense Tracer I have been riding for 16 years.  

What do you think of Fuel Ex bikes?
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Re: Intel on the Trek, Fuel EX bike?
Reply #1 - 09/28/18 at 3:34pm
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Honestly most bikes in that tier are going to be pretty great.  The feedback based on reviews are positive and it is spec'd with parts that are high quality.  I bet if you bought the bike and hit the trail you would be totally happy with your purchase.   

But the one thing you hear a lot of people suggest is that you demo a couple bikes from local shops.  I completely agree (I demoed my bike before purchasing).  Because even though there are many bikes that are pretty sweet once you hit a certain price point, it doesn't mean that they have a similar ride.  So if you want to take the time to find the bike that is the most dialed in for you - demo.  If you just want to go pick up a really nice bike that is an upgrade from what you have now, I can't see the Fuel being a bad choice.  Congrats either way!
  
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Re: Intel on the Trek, Fuel EX bike?
Reply #2 - 09/28/18 at 3:43pm
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Contact David from Crossroads Cycling inc in Statesville. I believe he rides one. He's in his Mid 50's. I'm 60, and I got a Roscoe 8. Which I really like. The Stache is also a good one
  
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Re: Intel on the Trek, Fuel EX bike?
Reply #3 - 09/29/18 at 1:47am
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I went a little nuts and bought an all carbon, Intense Sniper today instead.  Spent more money than I had planned for the Trek.  Haven't told my wife how much and I hope she doesn't ask, but wow, that Sniper is a beautiful, light and agile machine.  What a difference from my 1999 Intense Tracer I have always ridden.
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