Trek Top Fuel 9.9 XC Full Suspension

3.14/5 (7 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Frame: OCLV 110 Carbon; ZR 9000 swingarm w/90mm travel
  • Front Suspension: Manitou R-Seven Platinum Snap Valve
  • Rear Shock: Manitou S-Type SRL
  • Saddle: Bontrager Race X Lite Pro
  • Seat Post: Bontrager Race X Lite ACC
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 0mm rise, 31.8mm
  • Stem: Bontrager Race XXX Lite, 12 degree, 31.8mm
  • Headset: Cane Creek S-8

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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by unalakleet123 a Weekend Warrior from

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2009

Strengths:    Carbon/nimble/a looker

Weaknesses:    Ordinary/not worth the money/way over priced for the components.

Bottom Line:   
Simply put, the bike is not worth the asking price. I can see $2,000.00 or a bit more but no more. The bike is like the attitude you get from making a 4 wheel truck 5 feet high. Impressive but just not worth the effort or the money.

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Favorite Trail:   Springwater

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $7000.00

Purchased At:   Trek/online

Similar Products Used:   switching to Novara

Bike Setup:   As it came/stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank a Weekend Warrior from Panama

Date Reviewed: March 26, 2008

Strengths:    *Very Light
*Comfortable, spacious and ride/suspension well balanced (19.5" frame & 6'2" Rider)

Weaknesses:    It would have been nice if it would have come with a 180mm XTRcrankset, they make a world of difference if you're tall. But then I have never heard of a manufacturer that specs them.

Bottom Line:   
So far I have no complaints. I am 6'2" and weigh in at 295 lbs. and I ride mostly XC and on double track and gravel roads with plenty of uphills and downhills. Going uphill I can settle in and just pedal smoothly, the suspension is steady not bouncy either front or rear. The (lack of) weight of the bike is a phenomenal feeling going uphill, the bike feels like it wasn't there...its as if every little bit of push you put into the pedals gets translated into forward movement. Downhill the bike is just point and shoot and the suspension does its job without any special attention.

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Favorite Trail:   Pipeline Road, Gamboa, Panama

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $5500.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Hadn't ridden consistantly in about 7 years before I bought this bike and my previous bikes, though high end bikes, don't even come close to this level of performance.

Bike Setup:   XTR/Bontrager Carbon goodies. Added Bontrager carbon bar-ends and I'm using an old pair of 747's until my new Frogs come in.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Dan a Racer from England

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2007

Strengths:    The Shimano XTR is sweet and the Bontrager kit works fine.

Weaknesses:    The frame

Bottom Line:   
The frame has cracked again in the same place as before top tub and seat tube but this time after 3 rides 2 races and a xc sunday run.

The chain line has been off so my gears have been shot after Trek replaced the front triangle, oh yeah and a nasty scratch was picked up on the shock body cheers Trek.

So im waiting to here whats going on.
I think my last reveiw was far to kind 1 chili is to kind.

Fed up Trek owner.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Daniel Goode a Racer from Birmingham west mids England

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2007

Strengths:    Very Light and fast.

Weaknesses:    Frame not very strong.

Bottom Line:   
Not at all happy i've raced this bike five times. Total number of hours used fifteen and its just over a month old i find two cracks in the frame one on the top tube and the other on the seat tube i weigh 165 pounds and im a smooth rider its not good at all.
Trek are going to replace the frame but its the middle of the race season and i don't have a bike.
On a plus point it is very fast and light.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   non first full sus

Bike Setup:   Stock full XTR and Bonti

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Bill a Cross Country Rider from Albequerque

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2007

Strengths:    Light, fast, great suspension redesign.

Weaknesses:    Have broken 2 frames already, trek is releasing no more of them.

Bottom Line:   
These frames are failing. They are replacing them, but a lifetime warranty on a bike design that fractures 2 times in three months, both times catastrophically, and with standard cross country riding....needs looked at. At least they are not sending anymore out until they redesign them. Great riding bike, but they don't make it 500 miles before the carbon fails.
Something must have gone wrong with this bike, none of the other treks I have owned, carbon included, have ever done this.

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Favorite Trail:   Sedona

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Similar Products Used:   Top Fuel 110, Fuel EX 9.5, Giant Trance

Bike Setup:   Stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jeff Sherrod a Racer from Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

Date Reviewed: January 24, 2007

Strengths:    I have been waiting for this bike for years! With all the Bontrager carbon goodies and the full ’07 XTR group this bike is set up! The frame is latterly stiffer than the fuel of past not to mention lighter. Very efficient suspension, with little to no pedal or rider induced bob, it climbs SO NICE! In or out of the saddle. The rear shock is easy to set up. I love the top tube on this bike it allows for plenty of room. The bike tips the scale at an unbelievable 23.2 lbs for a 19.5 (Large) bike. I also added a Fox fork which is heavier than the Manitou R7.

Weaknesses:    I don’t see a major weakness with this bike. The only small complaint is that I need to buy rim strips to go tubeless, and I swapped the R7 out for a Fox RLT 100, but that is more of a personal preference because I have heard great thing about the R7.

Bottom Line:   
Very light very fast, and very easy on the eyes. This bike is a racers dream, but it has enough travel and the disc brakes make it a great bike for 24 hour racing also.

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Favorite Trail:   Wasatch crest

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6600.00

Purchased At:   Hyland Cyclery

Similar Products Used:   Ellsworth truth, Trek top fuel 110, Trek STP, Cannondale Scalpel

Bike Setup:   07 XTR group, bontrager race X Lite wheels, Fork is a Fox RLT 100, Bontrager XXX Carbon bar, stem and seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Boris a Racer from Birmingham, AL. USA

Date Reviewed: January 19, 2007

Strengths:    This bike is super stiff and has practically no lateral flex.  The geometry is great and there is no brake jack or suspension bob.  The top tube is a low as a 4x bike, so de-mountain is no problem.  The bike came with my favorite fork, the R7 and a really easy to set up rear shock (S-type SLR).  The new XTR is simply awesome.  It looks good, it feels sharper than X.O when it shifts.  The fact that they kept the brakes/shifters seperate is really convenient becuase they allow me to set up the shifters just where i want them.  The handlebartape-like grips are really light and sweet too.  The frame is nice and wide  up top, not a perfect circle like it look sin the photos.  It's got tubes that remind me of a cannondale system six ( a good thing).  And, with the 17.5 weighing in (with my 4-ti crank bro's pedals and bontrager carbon bottle cage and bottle (and tubed tires), it weighed in at 22.55 lbs).

Weaknesses:    The wheels require that you purchase a special rimstrip to go tubeless.  for $6600, they should include that.  The tires provided are not very good for winter training, but i switched the forn to a nobby tubeless panaracer and it's great now.  There aren't any ride quality weaknesses and the component choice is all great.

Bottom Line:   
This is the nicest bike i have ever owned.  The bikes is the lightest full-suspension on the market, beating a team scalpel by a full pound, and the wheels are also the lightest out there (with the rimstrip, too!)  Don't buy anything other than this.  It's got enought travel for the trail, but can be set up just right and haul's ass in races.  I mean, Chris Eatough rides it, so what else is there to say?? if you have any questions about this bike, email me at, I work at a bike shop and will be happy to help you out or show you the bike if you live around birmingham.

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Favorite Trail:   BUMP Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $6600.00

Purchased At:   Cahaba Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Trek fuel ex 9.5 carbon, cannondale scalpel 3000, cannondal rush team carbon, specialized s-works epic, specialized s-works M5 HT

Bike Setup:   full 07 xtr, race xxx lite/ race x lite mix.  crank bros 4-ti pedals..schwalbe fast fred rear tire, panaracer fire xc pro 2.1 tubeless front.

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