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Top Fuel 9.8 XT

R110,000.00

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.

[2022] Model 35222

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It's right for you if...

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.

The tech you get

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.

The final word

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.

Why you'll love it

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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
ForkRockShox 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 travel130mm (541mm axle-to-crown)
Wheel frontBontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rearBontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost 148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rearBontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
RimBontrager Line Elite 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″ Fork: see manufacturer
ShifterShimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleurShimano XT M8100, long cage
*Crank

Size: Size: S, M, M/L, L
Shimano XT M8120, 30T, 55 mm chainline, 170 mm length

Size: XL
Shimano XT M8120, 30T, 55 mm chainline, 175 mm length

 Bottom bracketShimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing
 CassetteShimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
 ChainShimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12-speed
 Max. chainring sizeMax: 36T (oval – 34T) Min: 28T
SaddleBontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost

Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 345 mm length

 

Size: M, M/L
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 440 mm length

 

Size: L
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 485 mm length

 

Size: XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 550 mm length

*Handlebar

Size: S
Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width

 

Size: M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width

 GripsBontrager XR Trail Elite, nylon lock-on
 StemBontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 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
Brake

Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc

*Brake rotor
Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 160 mm

Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180 mm
WeightM – 12.61 kg / 27.81 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 9.8 XT

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