It's right for you if...
You ride singletrack fast, and you're no stranger to XC races. You want the lightweight advantage of carbon, performance parts, and awesome suspension—and you want it all at a great value.
The tech you get
A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, FOX Performance 32 Float Step-Cast fork, a FOX Performance rear shock with Trek-exclusive RE:aktiv XC damper, plus dual-remote suspension lockout. You also get a SRAM NX 1x11 drivetrain, and Tubeless Ready wheels.
The final word
With Top Fuel 9.7, you're getting a lot of speed for your money. It's an outstanding all-around XC rig, but what you're really paying for is the lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and the jump in performance that comes along with it.