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.
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, 130mm FOX Rhythm fork, 120 mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock and a 1x12 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.
- The full carbon frame gives you a light, responsive ride
- This bike?s killer suspension set-up is both efficient and ready to party
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
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.
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.
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.
Shimano XT is the original mountain bike groupset and trusted by generations of mountain bikers around the world. Whatever the trail, wherever you ride, XT is your solution for mountain biking today. Reliable shifting. Superior braking. Intuitive maintenance. XT is the high performance workhorse you can count on.
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