The Top Fuel 9.7 has been designed by Trek to bring you a mountain bike that provides a combination of a trail bike's capability and agility as well as a cross-country bike's efficiency and hunger for endurance. The Top Fuel is available to be test ridden from the store in a size Large. Featuring Trek's OCLV mountain carbon frame provides you with a lightweight as well as a nimble and reliable base that's ready to take on the terrain. Designed as a full-suspension mountain bike makes the Top Fuel 9.7 ideal for a number of MTB disciplines but it excels particularly well in Endurance based events. The Top Fuel 9.7 also incorporates a wide range of great technology to boost your riding experience, including 120 mm RockShox Reba RL fork with Motion Control damper, 15 mm of rear travel with a Fox Performance Float shock and a 1x12 SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Equipped with Shimano hydraulic disc brakes provides you with superior control when you're out riding the trickier trails thanks to the efficient stopping power they ensure. Trek has also fitted the Top Fuel with TwistLoc dual remote suspension lockout which is great for when you start climbing or if you need to push the power for a sprint. When the terrain gets rough, the Straight Shot down tube provides you with extra stiffness to reduce any loss in speed that may otherwise occur as well as Knock Block frame defence to prevent spinning handlebars of fork crowns. To keep your riding at it's optimal, the Mino Links featured in the Top Fuel 9.7 allow you to make any small adjustments necessary to your geometry with speed and ease. Finally, the Top Fuel is fitted with Tubeless Ready Bontrager Kovee Comp 23 wheels to give you solid traction to the trail.
It's right for you if...
You’re looking for a do-it-all full suspension mountain bike that's efficient and fast yet capable of hitting some bigger stuff. You want the performance boost of a carbon frame, and you plan to put this bike through its paces on rough trails, occasional XC races, and endurance or stage races.
The Tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 120 mm RockShox Reba RL fork with Motion Control damper, 115 mm of rear travel with a Fox Performance Float shock and a 1x12 SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Plus, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, TwistLoc dual remote suspension lockout, Bontrager Line Dropper and Tubeless Ready Bontrager Kovee Comp 23 wheels.
The final word
Top Fuel 9.7 is an efficient and capable short-travel carbon trail bike that's ideal for endurance racing, yet also at home on technical trails and XC courses. What sets this model apart is the lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and solid parts spec that make for great performance and great value.
Frame - OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 115 mm travel
Fork - RockShox Reba RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, TwistLoc remote, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 120 mm travel
Front Suspension - RockShox Reba RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, TwistLoc remote, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 120 mm travel
Rear Suspension - Fox Performance Float, 2-position DPS damper, TwistLoc remote, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 190x45 mm
Wheels - Bontrager Kovee Comp 23, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
Tyres - Bontrager XR3 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40"
Rear Derailleur - SRAM NX Eagle
Shifter -SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Crank - SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, 32T steel ring, Boost
BB - SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
Cassette - SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12-speed
Chain - SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakeset - Shimano hydraulic disc, MT501 lever, MT500 caliper
Handlebar - Bontrager Comp, alloy, 31.8 mm, 15mm rise
Saddle - Bontrager Arvada Comp, steel rails
Seatpost - Bontrager Line Dropper, 150 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm
Grips - SRAM TwistLoc
Stem - Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8 mm, 0-degree
Headset - Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom