Top Fuel 9.7 is a quick and nimble full suspension carbon mountain bike that fuses the efficiency of a cross country bike with the capability of a trail bike. It's built with a lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a 120mm RockShox Reba fork, 115mm of rear travel, and a dropper for serious fun on flowy trails and techy descents alike. It's the kind of unicorn bike that shreds singletrack, stands up to the rigors of endurance racing, and even gives traditional XC bikes a run for their money.
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, 120mm RockShox Reba RL fork with Motion Control damper, 115mm 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 at a great value.
Why you'll love it
- The full carbon frame gives you a light, responsive ride
- This short-travel trail bike gives you a suspension setup that’s capable in several MTB disciplines, and especially suited to endurance events
- TwistLoc simultaneously locks out front and rear shocks for climbs and sprints with the simple Grip Shift-like motion
- Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride
- You get a Straight Shot down tube for extra stiffness in the rough and Knock Block frame defense to protect against spinning bars and fork crowns
|OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, 115mm travel
|RockShox Reba RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, TwistLoc remote, tapered steerer, 46mm offset, Maxle Stealth, 120mm travel
|Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
|Fox Performance Float, 2-postion DPS damper, TwistLoc remote, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 190x45mm
|Bontrager Kovee Comp 23, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt
|Bontrager XR3 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120tpi, 29x2.40"
|SRAM NX Eagle, DUB, Boost
|32T steel ring
|SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit
|SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
|SRAM NX Eagle
|SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed
|SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
|Bontrager Comp, alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
|Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8mm, 0 degree
|Shimano hydraulic disc, MT501 lever, MT500 caliper
|Bontrager Montrose Comp, steel rails
|Bontrager Line Dropper, internal routing, 31.6mm
* Subject to change without notice.