Top Fuel 9.8 XT | Trek Bikes (CA)
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2020

Top Fuel 9.8 XT

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$7,099.99 - $7,749.99 Model 31063

Top Fuel 9.8 is a high-performance full suspension mountain bike for endurance racers and riders who don't settle for one style of riding. It combines the best qualities of XC and trail bikes for an unbelievably fun, efficient, and capable rig. It's fast on flow, shreds big singletrack, and conquers endurance events. The 9.8 is built with an OCLV Mountain Carbon frame and across-the-board parts upgrades, including a 120mm FOX Performance 34 Step-Cast fork, Shimano XT drivetrain, and carbon wheels and bars.

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It's right for you if...

You want an efficient, capable, short-travel trail bike that excels at endurance and stage racing and can handle rough trails and even XC races. You appreciate the performance advantage of carbon and want a superlight bike with race-level components and suspension.

The tech you get

A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, upgraded 120mm Fox Performance 34 Step-Cast Float fork with GRIP damper, 115mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock, and a 1x12 Shimano XT drivetrain. Plus, wide carbon Bontrager Kovee Elite 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for fast engagement, TwistLoc dual remote suspension lockout, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, Bontrager Line Pro OCLV Carbon handlebar, and upgraded Shimano SLX brakes.

The final word

Top Fuel 9.8 is an efficient, capable, and ridiculously fun short-travel carbon trail bike with the performance boost of upgraded parts like the drivetrain, fork, and brakes. It's built to rip technical terrain and descents, speed through flow sections, and withstand the beating endurance races dole out.

The Walkthrough

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  1. This bike wants to go fast—it's built with no-nonsense, high-performance parts
  2. 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
  3. TwistLoc simultaneously locks out front and rear shocks for climbs and sprints with the simple Grip Shift-like motion
  4. Wider Kovee Elite 30 wheels provide better tire support so you can run lower pressure and get more traction
  5. This short-travel trail bike gives you a suspension setup that’s capable in several MTB disciplines, and especially suited to endurance events


Features

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Will my bike have a curved top tube?

Smaller frames (S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. Larger frames (M and up) have a straight top tube because taller riders with longer legs typically don’t have the same issues with standover height.

Active Braking Pivot

Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.

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Straight Shot w/Knock Block

Trek's Straight Shot frame design optimizes the stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride. You'll be able to push harder and stay more planted on your line when the going gets rough.

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OCLV Mountain Carbon

Trek's mountain-specific carbon fiber is tougher carbon, with unique materials and layup procedures, Trek's advanced engineering, and a higher standard of testing.

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Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
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 Fox Performance 34 Step-Cast, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP 2-position damper, dual remote, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm bolt-on axle, 120mm travel
Shock Fox Performance Float, 2-position DPS damper, TwistLoc remote, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 190x45 mm
Suspension lever SRAM TwistLoc dual remote
Max compatible fork travel 130mm
Drivetrain
Shifter Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
*Crank Size: S
Shimano XT M8100, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano XT M8100, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length
Bottom bracket Shimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Max chainring size 36T
Components
Saddle Bontrager Montrose Elite, titanium rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
Size: M, M/L
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
Size: L, XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 480mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
*Stem Size: S, M, M/L
Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 13-degree, 60 mm length
Size: L, XL
Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 13-degree, 70 mm length
Headset Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brake Shimano SLX M7100 hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano RT66, 160mm, 6-bolt
Weight
Weight M - 11.94 kg / 26.32 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
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Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

Sizing & fit

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorized Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

 

Rider Height

Inseam

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Frame size number Frame size letter Geometry position A — Seat tube B — Seat tube angle Effective seat tube angle C — Head tube length D — Head angle E — Effective top tube F — Bottom bracket height G — Bottom bracket drop H — Chainstay length I — Offset J — Trail K — Wheelbase L — Standover M — Frame reach N — Frame stack
15.5 S High 39.4 68.5° 75.5° 9.0 68.0° 56.3 34.3 3.0 43.4 4.4 10.3 111.7 73.0 41.0 59.0
15.5 S Low 39.4 68.0° 75.0° 9.0 67.5° 56.4 33.7 3.6 43.5 4.4 10.7 111.7 72.5 40.5 59.4
17.5 M High 41.9 68.5° 75.5° 9.0 68.0° 59.8 34.3 3.0 43.4 4.4 10.3 115.2 73.5 44.5 59.0
17.5 M Low 41.9 68.0° 75.0° 9.0 67.5° 59.9 33.7 3.6 43.5 4.4 10.7 115.2 73.0 44.0 59.4
18.5 ML High 44.5 68.5° 75.5° 9.0 68.0° 61.4 34.3 3.0 43.4 4.4 10.3 116.8 74.1 46.1 59.0
18.5 ML Low 44.5 68.0° 75.0° 9.0 67.5° 61.5 33.7 3.6 43.5 4.4 10.7 116.8 73.5 45.6 59.4
19.5 L High 47.0 68.5° 75.5° 10.0 68.0° 63.0 34.3 2.9 43.4 4.4 10.3 118.5 75.1 47.5 59.9
19.5 L Low 47.0 68.0° 75.0° 10.0 67.5° 63.2 33.7 3.6 43.5 4.4 10.7 118.6 74.5 47.0 60.3
21.5 XL High 52.1 68.5° 75.5° 11.0 68.0° 65.0 34.3 2.9 43.4 4.4 10.3 120.6 77.1 49.2 60.8
21.5 XL Low 52.1 68.0° 75.0° 11.0 67.5° 65.1 33.7 3.6 43.5 4.4 10.7 120.7 76.5 48.7 61.2
23.5 XXL High 57.0 68.5° 75.5° 12.0 68.0° 67.5 34.3 2.9 43.4 4.4 10.3 123.3 78.6 51.5 61.7
23.5 XXL Low 57.0 68.0° 75.0° 12.0 67.5° 67.7 33.7 3.6 43.5 4.4 10.7 123.4 78.0 51.0 62.2

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