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.
 Model 35222
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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 1×12 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.
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||RockShox SID Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RL damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 120 mm travel|
|Shock||RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RCT, 185 mm x 50 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||130mm (541mm axle-to-crown)|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost 148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Rim||Bontrager Line Elite 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″ Fork: see manufacturer|
|Shifter||Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
Size: Size: S, M, M/L, L
|Bottom bracket||Shimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||Max: 36T (oval – 34T) Min: 28T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 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|
Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc
|Weight||M – 12.61 kg / 27.81 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 9.8 XT