29-Inch Wheel (29ers)
Welcome to the new Top Fuel for 2022. More versatile, more travel, more fun!
The Top Fuel platform got a redesign for 2022, with an aim towards improving the bike's prowess on technical trails. A slightly longer top tube and slacker head angle gives the Top Fuel a more confident feel on technical descents and rough trail features. With the Top Fuel 9.8, Trek still uses their world-class OCLV Mountain carbon fiber in the frame and rear triangle, ensuring very light weight and high strength. Steep inclines and twisty singletrack remain the Top Fuel 9.8's playground.
Trek's proprietary Active Braking Pivot (or ABP) rear suspension has a unique design that isolates braking forces from the action of the rear suspension. The concentric rear pivot allows the shock to work smoothly in all conditions, from washboard hardpan to stair-step descents. The ABP suspension's lower front pivot is also in line with the top of the chainring, eliminating any wasted energy during hard pedaling. With rear suspension travel bumped up to 120mm, the Top Fuel 9.8 is more capable than ever. An air-adjustable RockShox Deluxe Ultimate RCT shock features adjustable rebound for perfect fine tuning for different trail conditions, riding styles and rider weights. The lower shock mount is also a reversible Mino Link. By flipping the Mino Link, the geometry of the Top Fuel 9.8 can be changed, depending on rider preferences and trail conditions. The rear shock works though an ultra-stiff magnesium rocker link that helps keep the rear suspension working smoothly.
The details found on every carbon fiber full suspension bike from Trek are still there.
-A tapered head tube that anchors the suspension fork, improving handling and front braking -Oversized down tube with Internal Frame Storage and BITS tool roll -Control Freak internal cable routing for rattle-free riding and easy cable servicing -Downtube guard to deflect gravel spray off the front tire -An updated Knock Block headset that prevents the handlebar from smashing the top tube
Up front, an air-adjustable RockShox SID Select+ suspension fork does handling duties. 120mm of travel matches the Top Fuel's rear suspension, while a 15mm thru-axle adds an extra dash of razor-sharpness to every technical trail.
Shimano's proven 12-speed Deore XT components make up the drivetrain of the Top Fuel 9.8. The 12-speed shifter, clutch-equipped rear derailleur, 30T single-ring crankset, 10-51T cassette and even the chain are Shimano XT components. The RapidFire shifter boasts a dual-action lever that shifts to a smaller cog with either a push or a pull. That massive cassette is a mixture of aluminum and steel assembled in a lightweight package and backed by a flex-resistant 1-piece spider. The 30T chainring is a direct-mount unit, keeping overall crankset weight low.
Bontrager's Line Elite 30 OCLV carbon fiber tubeless wheels make for brilliant rolling stock on the Top Fuel 9.8. A 29mm internal rim width offers a meaty platform for the bike's Bontrager XR 4 Team Issue 29x2.4" tires. The thru-axle rear hub sports a Rapid Drive 108 cassette that allows for much faster engagement when pedaling out of hairpins and uphill curves. Reigning in speed is the job of Shimano's Deore XT 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes. Yes, just like on a MotoGP bike, more pistons make for better braking performance.
What would a full-suspension mount bike be without a dropper post? The Top Fuel 9.8 is equipped with a Line Elite dropper post that gets the saddle out of the way with the push of the bar-mounted remote lever. A Bontrager Arvada saddle sits atop the dropper post, bringing a comfy perch to the bike. The Bontrager Line Pro OCLV carbon fiber handlebar has a 35mm clamp diameter, and is mated to an alloy Bontrager Line Pro Knock Block stem.
A few short years ago, most riders were doubtful that a hardtail cross-country bike could get much better. Frames were lighter than ever. Components worked better and lasted longer. 29'er wheels and high-performance tires did a better job of helping the rider stay upright at top speed. How could Trek possibly improve the racing hardtail?
The designers in Waterloo, WI looked at their award-winning Domane road bike (and Boone cyclocross bike) and wondered if their IsoSpeed decoupler could improve performance on the trail as much as it did on the road. They were right. The result is the Procaliber cross-country hardtail. Meticulously built with the right components, the Procaliber is an exceptional machine for all-out racing.
Trek's OCLV Mountain carbon fiber frame boasts astonishing torsional strength as well as feather-lightness. Power transfer from the crankset to the wheels is lightning-quick, delivering trail-conquering speed and acceleration. The bike's overall geometry gives it nimble handling for race day performance, or for just cutting loose on local singletrack.
Razor-sharp handling and excellent power transfer are all well and good, but the IsoSpeed decoupler found at the seat tube/down tube juncture is the secret to rider comfort. And as we all know, comfort = power and power = speed. Staying fresher for longer allows every rider to give their best performance, especially at the finish line. Power transfer is improved with a press-fit PF92 bottom bracket, while a tapered head tube adds handling precision, especially on bumpy terrain. Internal cable routing keeps the Procaliber 9.6 looking clean, too. There's even a polymer downtube guard that protects the paint from "roost" flying off the front tire. Up front, an air-adjustable RockShox Recon Gold RL suspension fork helps tackle rock gardens and technical terrain with 100mm of travel. Don't need the suspension on gravel sections? A remote lockout lever lets you shut it off without taking your hands off the bars. Cool, huh?All this technology has been put through the wringer at World Cup mountain bike races by Trek's Factory Racing Team. If the Procaliber will put up with that, we're sure it'll impress you...
The components haven't been overlooked on the Procaliber 9.6, and they're all race-tested, too. 12-speed Shimano SLX shifters operate a Shimano Deore XT rear derailleur, ensuring lightning-quick operation in the heat of battle. A Shimano alloy crankset with a 30T chainring and a 10-51T Shimano SLX cassette boast a massive gearing range for roller-coaster courses and all-day adventures. Trek didn't scrimp on the Procaliber 9.6's wheelset, giving it a set of tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Kovee Comp 23 wheels wrapped with grippy tubeless Bontrager XR2 Team Issue tires. Front and rear thru-axle hubs and Boost 110/148 hub spacing adds lateral strength to the wheels, improving handling even further. A Rapid Drive 108 rear free hub all but eliminates wasted "free play" between coasting and accelerating. Easy speed, bags of traction and proven durability are all found here! Helping to reign in speed -rain or shine- is the job of Shimano's MT4100 hydraulic disc brakes. A Bontrager Arvada saddle, alloy 2-bolt Bontrager Comp seatpost, accessory-ready alloy Rhythm stem and alloy Comp handlebar complete the Procaliber 9.6.
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