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Trek Fuel Ex8 or Ex9 ?

grubbygrubby Posts: 214
edited December 2011 in MTB buying advice
Hello all,
I'm going to splash out on a new bike as I can't keep 3 bikes in the garage! I am set on getting a Trek Fuel but want to know opinions if it's worth spending the extra £500 on the ex9 over the ex8 ? The differences in the SLX to XT do not bother me too much but is it worth it for the forks and shock? What other differences are there?
I can get the 2012 Ex8 for £2000 and Ex9 £2500.
Thanks.

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  • PudseypPudseyp Posts: 3,514
    To be honest I would say it is worth the extra as you get shock and fork upgrades..compression adjusability on the forks, the rear can has the boost valve activated on a big hit plus three position pro-pedal...the wheels are also better, so are the brakes and a mix of XT/XTR over SLX and XT
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  • *AL**AL* Posts: 1,185
    Grubby wrote:
    worth spending the extra £500 on the ex9 over the ex8 ?

    Yes, ALL day long (if you have the extra £££ that is)
    Grubby wrote:
    The differences in the SLX to XT do not bother me too much but is it worth it for the forks and shock? What other differences are there?

    Besides the XT upgrade, the EX9's Forks are FIT RLC and Kashima coated, the rear shock is a Float RP-3 opposed to a RP-2 on the EX8, rear hub is a 142x12mm rear hub and the raw finish on the 9 is much, much nicer than the options on the 8.
  • FerencFerenc Posts: 118
    Hi,
    I am in the same situation at the mo. I am waiting to see what Evans is going to do with their prices after Christmas. I had a Ex8 2010. It was a fantastic bike and was sorry to sell it. Ex9 @ £2500, yes pls
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