This bicycle was produced by hand in Waterloo, WI, using the same molds and techniques as the Madone 6.9 SSL of the same year. The bicycle uses Trek's proprietary OCLV 110 carbon fiber material for very light weight and impressive torsional strength. An aggressive geometry provides nimble handling and lightning-fast pedaling response, especially during uphill, out-of-the-saddle efforts. Up front, a 1-1/8" Cane Creek external-cup headset holds the lightweight Bontrager Race X Lite OCLV 110 carbon fiber fork. The Madone's cables are all externally routed, allowing easy servicing in the field.
The Livestrong Madone bicycles feature real gold leaf panels on the top tube, down tube and seat tube. Lance Armstrong's signature appears across the top tube under the clearcoat. Yellow highlights and custom graphics adorn the bike and many of the components.
Shimano's 10-speed 7800 Dura Ace components are found throughout the bike, including the dual-control levers, both derailleurs, both multi-pivot brake calipers, and the 12-25T cassette. Long service life and precise operation can be expected for years to come from Shimano's best pro-level components. A Bontrager crankset with carbon fiber arms, 53/39T chainrings and matching custom graphics is an impressive centerpiece to the Livestrong Madone. Bontrager Race X Lite alloy wheels also feature custom yellow spokes and carbon fiber hubs, and are wrapped with 700x23mm Bontrager tires. A Bontrager carbon fiber seatpost, Bontrager saddle, Race XXX Lite carbon fiber stem and OCLV carbon fiber handlebar also boast custom yellow graphics.
This is Trek's answer to the question: Who makes a world-beating cross-country mountain bike that can handle marathon-length events?
The Top Fuel 9.9 could be the best full-suspension XC racer on the planet. It's absurdly light at less than 25 pounds (!!) when set up tubeless. The main frame and rear suspension arms are all made from Trek's exclusive OCLV Mountain carbon fiber, bringing incredible strength to handle every pedal stroke over rough trails. Every aspect of the main frame has been optimised for high performance without adding pounds. The frame's Straight Shot downtube eliminates plenty of material while enhancing torsional strength. Don't worry, the fork crown won't whack the down tube during a crash, thanks to a clever Knock Block steerer stop at the top of the head tube. Out back, the Active Braking Pivot (or ABP) full suspension geometry isolates braking forces from suspension movement, so every gnarly downhill hairpin won't feel like a major test of your riding talents. Control Freak internal cable routing, a tapered head tube, and downtube-mounted Carbon Armor are examples of the details that make every Trek Top Fuel mountain bike a clear leader in XC racing machines.
The air-adjustable RockShox Pike Ultimate suspension fork helps to tame rock gardens and challenging course features with ease. 120mm of travel soaks up impacts, while a bar-mounted lockout twist-lever shuts off the shock when charging along hardpan and jeep doubletrack. The rear shock is also a RockShox Deluxe Ultimate unit, bringing 115mm of travel and the aforementioned lockout function.
Trek chose SRAM's best off-road drivetrain for the Top Fuel 9.9: 12-speed Eagle AXS. Yes, this is the wireless shifting SRAM drivetrain for mountain bikes. Powered by a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, every shift is perfect. Every. Single. Time. The XX1 AXS rear derailleur can handle hard pedaling loads and poorly-timed shifts with ease. Plus, there's no shift cable or housing to get nasty in messy conditons! Cool, huh? A 10-50T SRAM Eagle rear cassette boasts a massive gearing range for roller-coaster trails and courses. Power delivery is done through a carbon fiber SRAM XX1 Eagle crankset with a 32T single direct-mount chainring.
Bontrager supplies the tubeless-ready OCLV carbon fiber Kovee Pro 30 wheelset. The 30mm-wide internal rim width allows the tire to spread out for better trail contact, enhancing lateral grip and lower rolling resistance. Boost110/148 thru-axle hubs improve lateral rigidity, while a Rapid Drive 108 rear freehub makes pedaling response lightning-quick. With a total wheelset weight of only 1500 grams (without tires or cassette), the Top Fuel 9.9 will leap out of corners and hairpins like a jackrabbit! Bontrager's 29x2.4" XR3 Team Issue tires are also tubeless-ready, bringing bags of grip to any trail surface. SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes boast excellent stopping power in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud).
The Top Fuel 9.9's RockShox Reverb AXS dropper post is just as high-performance as the rest of the bike. It's wireless, using a bar-mounted remote lever for clean installation, and uses the same rechargeable battery as the SRAM XX1 Eagle AXS rear derailleur. A carbon-railed Montrose Pro saddle, Kovee Pro stem, OCLV carbon fiber Line Pro handlebar complete this world-beating off-road racer.
A SRAM eTap AXS battery charger is included with the purchase of this bicycle.
This bicycle can be ordered through Trek's Project One program. Tens of thousands of color and component configurations can be ordered, making the Top Fuel 9.9 AXS uniquely your own. Please call for details.
When the trails go down hill, and you're eager to go faster, this is your machine. Trek's Slash 9.8 GX makes every gnarly descent a thrill ride!
Slash is all about control when attacking fast, technical, rocky descents. Climbing hasn't been forgotten about, though. Trek's proprietary OCLV Mountain carbon fiber frame helps bring the bike's overall weight down, making it an excellent choice on roller-coaster singletrack. Carbon fiber also provides immense torsional strength and durability for precise handling and long service life. Trek's Active Braking Pivot -or ABP- rear suspension geometry handles small bumps and big hits with equal aplomb. All this makes the Slash 9.8 series a perfect choice for backcountry riding and enduro racing. The details of the Slash 9.8 GX make it more appealing the closer you look.
The Slash 9.8's main triangle is OCLV Mountain carbon fiber, but so is the rear triangle. Most long-travel full-suspension machines are built with aluminum rear triangles for durability, but the Slash 9.8's OCLV Mountain carbon fiber keeps the overall weight even lower while substantially increasing the rear triangle's rigidity and rugged construction. Perfect for a smooth, confident feel on endless downhills on technical surfaces. Enhancing the strength of the "Chassis" are several more details:
- A tapered 1-1/8"-to-1-1/2" Tapered head tube/steerer tube interface provides razor-sharp handling in the twisties
- A Knock Block 2.0 integrated headset stop prevents the fork crown from damaging the down tube in the event of a crash
- The oversized Straight Shot down tube improves torsional strength for out-of-the-saddle efforts
- The reinforced threaded bottom bracket anchors the crankset for flex-free power delivery with every pedal stroke
- A magnesium upper rocker link resists lateral binding when attacking twisting trails, improving rear shock performance
- There's a clever internal storage compartment inside the downtube under the bottle cage mount for tools and a tire repair kit
- An extra down tube guard prevents damage from flying debris on the trail, or clumsy loading and transport while off the trail.
The suspension for the Slash 9.8 GX is equally impressive. Up front, an air-adjustable RockShox ZEB Select+ fork boasts 170mm of travel, making short work of stair-step descents and hard hits. The ZEB's new 38mm chassis improves torsional and lateral strength, adding an extra dose of razor-sharpness to every curve and turn, no matter how rough the surface is. A tuneable rebound and 110 Boost hub spacing makes the ZEB Select+ an excellent choice for day-long adventures on challenging singletrack. Out back, the latest RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock is also air-adjustable with one-hand rebound adjustment and a Thru Shaft 3-position damper. When installed in the Slash 9.8 GX's ABP rear suspension, it brings 160mm of travel to the party. Unique Thru-shaft architecture enhances shock response to be much faster than any other suspension, enhancing control on uneven and technical terrain, especially when taken at speed. And speed is what the Slash 9.8 GX is all about.
The Slash 9.8 GX does more than just gravity-powered speed off road. It can handle climbs and twisting trails with the best of them. SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle shifter and rear derailleur handle shifting duties across a massive 10-52T XG-1275 Eagle cassette. A single-ring SRAM GX Eagle crankset with an X-SYNC 30T chainring transfers power with flex-free efficiency. Tubeless Bontrager Line Elite 30 OCLV Mountain carbon fiber wheels feature rims with a 29mm interior width, allowing wide tires to perform better with a broader contact profile. A Rapid Drive 108 rear hub all but eliminates the "free play" delay between a turning crank and the rear hub engaging; useful when powering out of multiple technical turns. The tires are Bontrager's tubeless Bontrager SE4 Team Issue model. A cut-resistant Core Strength sidewall, aggressive tread and a 29x2.40" size make them ideal for unparalleled control on rocky, chunky singletrack. Equally impressive are the SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc brakes with massive rotors that perform in all conditions, rain or shine (or mud). A Bontrager Line Elite dropper post is operated with a bar-mount lever, while an alloy Bontrager Line Pro stem grabs the OCLV carbon fiber Line Pro handlebar with a meaty 35mm clamp. A Bontrager Arvada saddle completes this outstanding speed machine.
When the chips are down, and you're in the biggest event of the season, you want a bike that won't hold you back.
The Trek Speed Concept was built to dominate different disciplines, not just a Tour de France prologue or the Kona coast. Trek brought its finest engineers and computing power together to make the Speed Concept slice through the wind better than anything built today. The Speed Concept's main purpose is to keep aerodynamic drag as low as possible while still complying with the UCI's frame shape regulations for time trial bicycles. The Speed Concept's aerodynamic Kammtail frame shape was proven back in the 70's at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, when long-tail racing cars needed to cope with dangerous crosswinds at over 200mph. The truncated trailing edge of the frame's tubes fools the air, keeping drag numbers low without the extra weight of a full airfoil cross-section that is easily tossed around in crosswinds. Trek used Computational Fluid Dynamic software to dial in the exact Kammtail shape for light weight and torsional strength, not just a clever aerodynamic profile. When the Speed Concept prototype went into the wind tunnel, it confirmed to Trek that it could be useful for any athlete racing alone against the watch. When pedaling, the turbulence created by the rider's legs can be a major drag problem that can negate all the work done by the engineers. When the "fill-ins" around the seat tube/top tube juncture and bottom bracket were added, there was a major drag reduction compared to the last generation of the Speed Concept. Even the new brake-boosting Speed Fin on the bottom bracket helps manage the airflow laterally, preparing the air to be sliced by the rear wheel.
The Speed Concept's Kammtail Virtual Foil -or KVF- frame shape isn't the only thing that Trek can brag about; the OCLV carbon fiber material makes the bike incredibly light for such a refined aero machine. Trek uses their 500 Series OCLV carbon fiber to not only make the Speed Concept lightweight and strong, but also enhance the ride quality by using different layering to take the edge off rough pavement. A harsh-riding bike will tire a triathlete prematurely, and a time trial racer might make mistakes in the closing miles when seconds count. Internal cable routing through the aerobars and stem give the Speed Concept the cleanest profile of any TT/Tri bike in the industry. All that might lead a rider to belive its a hard bike to fit, but Trek offers plenty of sizes in integrated direct-mount stems and aero bar mounts. From an aggressive "prologue" TT fit, to a more upright Ironman fit for the less flexible among us, the Speed Concept can accommodate more riders with a wider range of flexibilities.
The details found on the Speed Concept add to the bike's excellent aerodynamic performance. Hidden brake calipers and internal brake cables reduce drag around the upper half of the frame, while a reverseable aero seat post helps with a wide range of fit positions. An aperture in the left chainstay allows the installation of a DuoTrap speed/cadence sensor (sold separately) without the use of clumsy zip-ties. Mounts for a Draft Box accessory box at the back of the seat tube keep a repair kit and tubes tucked out of the wind, while similar mounts for a gel-storing Speed Box on the top tube keep the bike's aero profile equally preserved (storage accessories sold separately)
The components on the Speed Concept needed to be able to keep up with the cutting-edge frameset, so Trek chose Shimano's updated 8000-series Ultegra component group. Many of the improvements are obvious, such as the Shadow-format rear derailleur that hides out of the wind better than most rear mechs. The flatter profile of the 50/34T compact Ultegra crankset helps improve aero numbers, and yet torsional rigidity is increased over the previous generation. Even the front derailleur requires less hand strength to operate. The front derailleur's steel cage adds to the shift response and is much more durable than aluminum. An 11-28T 11-speed Ultegra cassette boasts a huge gearing range for roller-coaster courses. Shimano Dura-Ace bar-end shifters bring fingertip operation to the Speed Concept as well. Bontrager's Race Lite aero levers help cut through the air with a low-profile shape and feel better in the hands than aero-focused sharp-edged levers.
Bontrager also brought an aerodynamic advantage to the Speed Concept with an excellent high-performance wheelset. Bontrager's Aeolus Comp composite carbon fiber wheels boast an aluminum brake track, ensuring a predictable feel in wet and messy conditions. The wheels are tubeless-ready, allowing the user to eliminate the inner tubes that actually increase rolling resistance in the tube/tire combination. The ability of the sealent to deal with minor punctures is also a nice bonus on race day. Bladed aero spokes help cut aero drag further. T