The recent trend in XC bikes has been towards slacker headtube
angles and longer reach, something that's even made inroads into
the World Cup race circuit.
Trek's new Top Fuel is the latest to follow this path, turning
their top of the range full-sus XC machine into an even more
capable marathon/light trail bike.
Bars are a little wider, stems a little shorter throughout the
range. And as before it's a wide range, starting with the aluminium
framed Top Fuel 8 - and with the 9.7 and 9.8 now boasting full
carbon frames (as the flagship 9.9 always has).
There's now 120mm travel up front, with 115mm at the back;
another increase with the aim of added versatility without
compromising flat-out speed.
You won't be surprised to hear that the range-topping 9.9 is
available with a SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS drivetrain, including the
sublime RockShox Reverb AXS wireless dropper post.
The 2020 models can be ordered now, with stock due soon. The new
Top Fuel will also be available as custom Project One build from
We can't wait to get one of these on test!