Top Fuel 9.8 is a full suspension carbon mountain bike for riders who don't settle. Not for parts nor for one style of riding. It combines a high-end parts package with a low-weight carbon frame for one unbelievably fun rig that's fast on flow and fun to ride on techy singletrack.
You?re looking for a do-it-all full-suspension mountain bike that's efficient and fast, but doesn't shy away from some bigger stuff. You want the added stiffness and weight savings of a carbon frame, but don't mind saving some money on the parts.
A light and stiff full carbon frame, 120 mm RockShox SID Select+ fork, 120 mm of rear travel with a RockShox SID Luxe Ultimate shock and a new Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain. Plus, wide carbon Bontrager Line Elite 30 wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for instant engagement, 4-piston brakes for confident descents, Bontrager Line Elite Dropper and carbon handlebars.
Top Fuel 9.8 is a ridiculously fun carbon down-country bike with upgraded parts that give you noticeable benefits on the trail, like more speed from the carbon wheels and more grip from the ultra-smooth suspension.
- Wider Line Elite 30 wheels provide better tyre support so you can run lower pressure and get more traction
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- This bike?s killer suspension set-up is both efficient and ready to party
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
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.
Quick and in control
120 mm of rear travel combined with progressive trail geometry gives you a fast, responsive ride that helps you keep your cool when the trail turns rowdy.
Internal frame storage makes it easy to ditch the pack and still carry your ride essentials.
Guided internal cable routing keeps Top Fuel quiet on the trail and maintenance a breeze.
Will my bike have a curved top tube?
The smaller frames (XS and S) have a curved top tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which allows shorter riders to straddle the bike more easily. The 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.
|Frame||Unisex, , Size 45|
|Wheel Size||Size 29|
|Gears||Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 1 Gears|
|Rear Brake||Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc // Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 160 mm // Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Brake||Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc // Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 160 mm // Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Tyres||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29.x2.40""|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
|Crankset||Shimano XT M8120, 30T, 55 mm chainline, 170 mm length|
|Shifters||Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Casette||Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Headset||Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8"" top, 1.5"" bottom|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 45 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 485 mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width|
|Wheels||Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost 148, 12 mm thru axle, 29' Wheel Size|