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Hi hubbers,


After 1 year and a half on my good old hardtail, I've got my eye on the 2011 TREK FUEL EX 8 OR 9. These models seem to be close to the 2010 models, but it's ten speed for the new range.

Has anybody got any feedback on these bikes? Do you own one and how is the ride? Pros and cons?

I think about a specialized stumpjumper FSR as well (model without brain, I've got one thanks).

Thanks to share your experience!

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the trek ex range is a gr8 bike....it's fast, agile, nimble, and handling is gr8. u looking at the ex8/9 with good specs....i dont know much about the new rear shocks they're using but i can tell u that in the standing position u will experience some pedalbob, not so much in the seated position....if u like riding trailsand less focused on racing then it's a gr8 bike to look at....just make sure u get a fitting before u buy.

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I rode the 2010 ex9 at ride before you buy - it almost seemed you needed an easier gear to maintain speeds compared to other bikes. Awesome bike, but I must admit that the Commencal Super 4 carbon that I also rode there was lighter and faster, for the same price. My point: try and ride before you buy - I see there is a ride before you buy event at the crater cruise in October

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