So remember this spring when I bought a thing? Well, it sold itself and will be leaving me Monday or Tuesday when a new thing shows up to take its place. The Fuel EX 8 29" is an awesome bike, and I didn’t really have any intentions of selling it. I was planning on maybe upgrading the drivetrain over the winter to 1x11 or maybe 1x12. My bro-in-law got wind of that and he wanted to get a 29er. It made more sense to sell him the EX 8 and upgrade to the Fuel EX 9 than to throw parts at the EX 8. He gave me too good of an offer not to look at new bikes and the LBS gave me too good of a price on a new one to pass it up.