I have the GT Marathon Carbon Expert, which I know doesn't have the better components of the Team bike. I don't have an unlimited budget and got a killer deal on it. I've ridden the Trek Top Fuel 9.8 during a demo day and I still prefer the GT. On climbs and technical sections the GT feels more planted and solid. The rear end never skips a beat when going over rocky terrain or wood planks. The Top Fuel feels a bit lighter, but again I don't have the upscale components of the Team so that could just be me. I unfortunately don't have the luxury of testing the others you have in the list, but maybe others can chime in.