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Top Fuel 9.7

R80,000.00

Top Fuel 9.7 is a quick and nimble full suspension carbon mountain bike that fuses the flat-out speed of a cross-country bike with the trail-munching appetite of a trail bike. It lets you fly up climbs, hammer through flat sections and keep on truckin’ on rough descents.

[2022] Model 35178

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It's right for you if...

You’re looking for a do-it-all full-suspension mountain bike that’s fast and capable of hitting bigger stuff. You want the performance boost of a carbon frame, and you plan to put this bike through its paces on every style of trail, from flowy to techy.

The tech you get

A light and stiff full carbon frame, 120 mm FOX Rhythm fork, 120 mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock and a 1×12 Shimano SLX/XT drivetrain. Plus 4-piston brakes for confident descents, a Bontrager Line Dropper, and Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels that are already completely tubeless, including sealant.

The final word

The Top Fuel 9.7 is an efficient and capable down country bike that’s at home on flowy and technical trails. What sets this model apart is the lightweight carbon frame and solid parts spec that make for great performance at a great value.

Why you'll love it

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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.

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Internal Storage

Internal frame storage makes it easy to ditch the pack and still carry your ride essentials.

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Hassle-free routing

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.

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

FrameOCLV Mountain Carbon, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, internal guided routing, downtube guard, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 120 mm travel
ForkFox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 120 mm travel
ShockFox Performance Float DPS, 3-position damper, 185 mm x 50 mm
Max compatible fork travel130mm (541mm axle-to-crown; XS: 522mm axle-to-crown)
Wheel frontBontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rearBontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rearBontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
RimBontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
TyreBontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29.x2.40″
Tyre partBontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Rim stripBontrager TLR
Max tyre sizeFrame: 29×2.5″ (XS – 27.5×2.5″) Fork: see manufacturer
ShifterShimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleurShimano XT M8100, long cage
*CrankSize: S, M, M/L, L
Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55 mm chainline, 170 mm length
Size: XL
Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55 mm chainline, 175 mm length
Bottom bracketShimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing
CassetteShimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12-speed
ChainShimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Max. chainring sizeMax: 36T (oval – 34T) Min: 28T
SaddleBontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width
*SeatpostSize: S
TranzX JD-YSP39, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
Size: M, M/L
TranzX JD-YSP39, 150 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
Size: L, XL
TranzX JD-YSP39, 170 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
*HandlebarSize: S
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 750 mm width
Size: M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
GripsBontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
StemBontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 45 mm length
Head setKnock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom
BrakeShimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 calliper
*Brake rotorSize: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 160 mm
Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
BagBontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag
WeightM – 13.14 kg / 28.97 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limitThis bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).

Sizing & Tech

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

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

Bike Tech

2022 Top Fuel 9.7

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