Trek 2016: Trek’s New Top Fuel

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(Note: if you saw the first version of this post, it had the wrong header and pics in it. Do not adjust your set! Sorry – and thank you to fenboy who helpfully pointed out our mistake 🙂 )

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The Top Fuel 9.9 SL – Di2 and internal-routed dropper post compatible

Here’s Trek’s new Top Fuel. The bike is designed to cope with the very rough nature of today’s almost bike-park-like, cross-country race courses. It’s a 100mm race bike with 29in wheels for all sizes apart from the 15.5in size, which gets 27.5in wheels.

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The 9.8 SL. Girl’s paint, now for boys!

The frame weight is 1,900g for a medium. The chainstays have shrunk from 452mm to 435mm, partly due to the Boost rear end. There’s also a Mino-Link which allows riders to tune the geometry by 0.5mm and the BB height by 8mm.

The Top Fuel 8 WSD keeps the same geometry as the rest of the bikes in the series, but gains a women's saddle and custom paint.
The Top Fuel 8 WSD keeps the same geometry as the rest of the bikes in the series, but gains a women’s saddle and custom paint.
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The regular version of the Top Fuel 8.
Top Fuel SL C - all of the goodness of the Top Fuel, in a frame-only carbon guise.
Top Fuel SL C – all of the goodness of the Top Fuel, in a frame-only carbon guise.
No news yet as to whether or not the 9 comes with sunglasses.
No news yet as to whether or not the 9 comes with sunglasses. Pow!

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