Trek Top Fuel 8 Trail Bike 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on September 2, 2020
Trek Top Fuel 8 Trail Bike 2020 Review
The Top Fuel 8 is a trail bike that makes for competitive mountain and endurance biking events. It is equipped with features that make it adequately suited to cope with the rigors of trail biking. The Alpha platinum aluminum frame, hydraulic disc brakes, suspension fork system, and tubeless tires make it a hardcore endurance bike. The TwistLoc feature also makes for easy ascents and descents.
Straight shot geometry
The versatility of this mountain bike is courtesy of the Straight shot geometry design. This enables trail riding on any terrain with great bike handling, steady body balance. The bike responds to sudden movements of the rider because of the even distribution of the rider weight. The geometry of the bike can be adjusted by making use of the Mino Link flip. Adjustments do not affect the performance of the fork suspension.
Top Fuel 8 is furnished with tubeless-ready tires. This is feature ensures that the tires are well adapted to take on different mountain trail terrain. They provide great surface traction, puncture-resistant, and light. As a result, the biker is able to handle the bike well, maintain body balance and consistent momentum. The efficient hydraulic disc brakes also complement the tires, by providing sufficient stopping power when required.
Efficient braking technology
This mountain bike comes with an efficient braking system. This is courtesy of the ingenious braking technology by Trek, known as Active Braking Pivot (ABP). This brake suspension technology enables steady and very responsive braking capacity when required, without skidding. It also soaks up all-terrain impacts and promotes additional riding resilience. This enables the biker to have smooth control on any topography and in closed junctions without fear.
Sizes: small, medium, large, extra large and extra extra large
Weight capacity: 300 pounds
Body frame: lightweight Platinum Aluminum, Active braking pivot, cable freak routing, Straight shot technology
Fork set: Rockshox, motion control, twistloc, offset 46mm, Fox performance shock, maximum travel of 130mm
Front-wheel: Bontrager, Konvee comp, timeless ready, 6bolt, thru-axle 15mm
Back wheel: Bontrager, Konvee comp, 6bolt, tubeless-ready, thru-axle 12mm, Shimano
Tires: tubeless-ready, 29er, Bontrager, inner rigidity, 120 TPI, Aramid beading,
Rim: Bontrager strip
Back derailleur: SRAM Eagle
Crank: stainless steel, 32T, Sram Eagle
Chainset: 12-speed levels, 36-T, Sram Nx eagle
Bike cassette: 12-speed levels, Sram Eagle
Bike stem: Bontrager, Rhythm, 31.8 millimeters
Brake: Hydraulic discs, Shimano, 6bolt rotor, caliper MT 500, lever MT 501
Shift lever: SRAM Eagle, 12-speed levels
Seat cushion: stainless steel, 138mm wide, Arvada
Seat mast: Bontrager, line dropper, internal cable routing, 31.6millimetres
Handlebar: Alloy, Bontrager, 750mm wide, 15mm elevation
Headset: Knock block integration, cartridge, 1.5 inches
- Light, solid build
- Blendr compatible stem
- Neat cable routing management
- Great braking technology
- Mino link bike geometry adjustment\
- The stiff handlebar has below par responsiveness
- Heavy wheels prevent quick acceleration
How can you release or tighten the geometry of the Top Fuel 8?
The integrated adjustable Mino link flip on the frame enables easy geometry adjustment
Is the stem of the Top Fuel 8 Blendr compatible?
Yes, it is. The Blendr compatibility enables clipping of necessary attachments to the bike stem
The Trek Top Fuel 8 is one trail bike you should consider buying if you enjoy the thrill of mountain or endurance biking. It is an all-terrain bike with a highly durable aluminum frame, shock-absorbing fork, and tires that provide grip and stability. The Active braking pivot and the hydraulic disc brakes ensure a high stopping force. You have great handling, stability, and steady body balance with the Knock block geometry design.