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.
 Model 35178
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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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||OCLV 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|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 34, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 120 mm travel|
|Shock||Fox Performance Float DPS, 3-position damper, 185 mm x 50 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||130mm (541mm axle-to-crown; XS: 522mm axle-to-crown)|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Rim||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Tyre||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29.x2.40″|
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 29×2.5″ (XS – 27.5×2.5″) Fork: see manufacturer|
|Shifter||Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
|*Crank||Size: S, M, M/L, L|
Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55 mm chainline, 170 mm length
Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55 mm chainline, 175 mm length
|Bottom bracket||Shimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing|
|Cassette||Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||Max: 36T (oval – 34T) Min: 28T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
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
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
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 45 mm length|
|Head set||Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8″ top, 1.5″ bottom|
|Brake||Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 calliper|
|*Brake rotor||Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL|
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 160 mm
|Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL|
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
|Bag||Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag|
|Weight||M – 13.14 kg / 28.97 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|
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.
2022 Top Fuel 9.7