Trek Fuel EX 8 2020
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Ibis Ripmo V2 XT 2020
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Yeti SB130 TURQ X01 2019
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Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon C S
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Ibis Ripley GX Eagle 2019
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Price $3,450 List$5,899 List$7,299 List$4,999 List$5,399 List
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Pros Relatively affordable, good component spec for the price, great small bump compliance, versatile/well-roundedOutstanding all around performance, more capable on the descents than its predecessor, great climber, excellent buildExcellent climbing abilities, impressive downhill performance, high fun factor, tremendous build kitWell-rounded, modern geometry, fun on a wide range of terrain, more capable than previous modelLightweight, playful, well-rounded, modern geometry, solid component specification
Cons Frame sizing feels a little small, can be overwhelmed in super aggressive terrainExpensive, still not a full-on enduro bike, a touch on the heavy sideExpensive, pivots came loose a few times during testingA little heavy for carbon, chattery over high frequency chopNot a brawler, Fox 34 fork can be overwhelmed
Bottom Line Trek's 2020 Fuel EX 8 is a well-rounded mid-travel trail bike at a relatively affordable price pointThe best gets even better, and the V2 Ripmo is the best all-around trail bike we've ever testedA killer daily driver that delivers feathery climbing performance and well-rounded downhill performanceCapable, versatile, and hard-charging, the new Tallboy is a fresh take on Santa Cruz's shorter travel 29erThe new and improved Ibis Ripley is one of the best all around mid-travel trail bikes we've ever ridden
Rating Categories Trek Fuel EX 8 Ibis Ripmo V2 XT Yeti SB130 TURQ X01 Santa Cruz Tallboy Carbon C S Ibis Ripley GX Eagle
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Downhill Performance (35%)
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Specs Trek Fuel EX 8 Ibis Ripmo V2 XT Yeti SB130 TURQ X01 Santa Cruz Tallboy... Ibis Ripley GX Eagle
Wheel size 29" 29" 29" 29" 29"
Suspension & Travel Active Braking Pivot (ABP) - 130mm DW-Link - 147mm Switch Infinity - 130mm Virtual Pivot Point (VPP) - 120mm DW-Link - 120mm
Measured Weight (w/o pedals) 31 lbs 7 oz (Large) 31 lbs 29 lbs 9 oz (Large) 30 lbs 10 oz (Large) 28 lbs 14 oz (Large)
Fork Fox 34 Rhythm 140mm 34mm stanchions Fox Float 36 Grip 2 Factory 160mm Fox 36 Factory - 150mm 36mm stanchions Fox 34 Float Performance 130mm Fox Float 34 Performance 130mm 34mm stanchions
Shock Fox Float Performance EVOL RE:activ Fox Float X2 Fox DPX2 Factory Fox Float Performance DPS Fox Float Performance DPS EVOL
Frame Material Alpha Platinum Aluminum Carbon Fiber Carbon Fiber "TURQ" Carbon Fiber "C" Carbon Fiber
Frame Size XL Large Large Large Large
Frame Settings Flip Chip N/A N/A Flip Chip N/A
Available Sizes S-XXL S-XL S-XL XS-XXL S-XL
Wheelset Bontrager Line Comp 30, 30mm ID w/ Bontrager Hubs Ibis S35 Aluminum rims with Ibis hubs, 35mm ID DT Swiss M1700, 30mm ID w/ DT Swiss 350 hub Race Face AR Offset 27 with DT 370 hubs Ibis 938 Aluminum Rims 34mm ID w/ Ibis Hubs
Front Tire Bontrager XR4 Team Issue 29 x 2.6" Maxxis Assegai EXO+ 2.5" Maxxis Minion DHF WT 29 x 2.5" Maxxis Minion DHF 3C EXO TR 2.3" Schwable Hans Dampf 2.6"
Rear Tire Bontrager XR4 Team Issue 29x2.6" Maxxis Assegai EXO+ 2.5" Maxxis Aggressor 29 x 2.3 Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO TR 2.3" Schwalbe Nobby Nic 2.6"
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle Shimano XT M8100 12-speed SRAM XO Eagle SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle Shimano XT M8100 Shadow Plus 12-speed SRAM X0 Eagle SRAM GX Eagle SRAM GX Eagle
Crankset SRAM Truvativ Descendant 6k DUB 30T 175mm Shimano XT M8100 32T SRAM X0 Eagle Carbon 30T SRAM Style 7K DUB 175mm (size Large) 32T SRAM Descendant Alloy 32T
Saddle Bontrager Arvada 138mm WTB Silverado Pro 142mm WTB Volt WTB Siverado Pro WTB Silverado 142mm
Seatpost Bontrager Line Dropper 150mm Bike Yoke Revive (185mm size large) Fox Transfer 150mm RockShox Reverb Stealth Bike Yoke Revive 160mm
Handlebar Bontrager Line alloy 35mm clamp, 780mm Ibis Adjustable Carbon 800mm (30mm rise) Yeti Carbon - 780mm Race Face Ride 760mm Ibis 780mm Alloy
Stem Bontrager Line 50mm Thomson Elite X4 RaceFace Aeffect R 35 Race Face Aeffect R 50mm Ibis 31.8mm 50mm
Brakes Shimano Deore M6000 Shimano XT M8120 4-piston Shimano XT M8000 SRAM Guide R Shimano Deore 2 Piston
Measured Effective Top Tube (mm) 654 632 628 620 625
Measured Reach (mm) 490 475 477 470 475
Measured Head Tube Angle 66.25-degrees H / 65.75-degrees L 64.9-degrees 65.1-degrees 65.7-degrees H / 65.5-degrees L 66.5-degrees
Measured Seat Tube Angle 76.0-degrees H / 75.5-degrees L 76-degrees 76.8-degrees 76.4-degrees H / 76.2-degrees L 76.2-degrees
Measured Bottom Bracket Height (mm) 349 H / 342 L 341 335 337 H / 334 L 338
Measured Wheelbase (mm) 1240 1238 1231 1214 1210
Measured Chain Stay Length (mm) 438 435 438 432 short / 442 long 434
Warranty Lifetime Seven Years Lifetime Lifetime Seven Years
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