Top Fuel 8 fuses the lightweight efficiency of a cross country bike with the capability and forgiveness of a full suspension trail bike. It's quick, nimble, and dishes out serious fun on flow trails and techy descents alike.
It's right for you if...
You’re looking for a do-it-all full suspension mountain bike that balances efficiency with shred-ability. You want to rip rough descents, fly up climbs, and even do a couple XC races.
The tech you get
A lightweight aluminum frame, 120mm RockShox Recon Gold RL fork with plush DebonAir spring, 115mm of rear travel with a FOX Performance Float shock, and a lighter SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain. Plus, hydraulic disc brakes, Bontrager DropLock dual remote suspension lockout, and a Bontrager Line Dropper.
The final word
Top Fuel 8 gets you the value of an alloy frame with drivetrain, fork, and brake upgrades that keep up as you progress in speed and skill.
Why you'll love it
- This short-travel bike has a killer suspension setup reminiscent of the all-mighty mullet—it's both efficient and ready to party
- Bontrager DropLock's shifter-style lever lets you easily lock out both front and rear shocks at the same time for added sprinting or climbing - efficiently. Plus, it controls your dropper post too
- Mino Link lets you make small adjustments to your geometry quickly and easily, even mid-ride
- You get a Straight Shot downtube for extra-stiff, responsive handling without added weight, and a Knock Block headset that protects against spinning bars and fork crowns
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Smaller frames (S) have a top tube that dips down as it approaches the seat tube. This design makes for a lower standover height, which is good for shorter riders because it allows them to straddle their bike more easily. 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.
Pedals sold separately
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 115mm travel
|RockShox Recon Gold RL, Solo Air spring, Motion Control damper, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 120mm travel
|Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
|Fox Performance Float, 2-position DPS damper, Bontrager DropLock remote, 190x45mm
Front: Boost 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: Boost 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Bontrager Kovee Comp 23, Tubeless Ready
Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt
Rear: 6-bolt, Shimano 10 freehub
|Bontrager XR3 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120tpi, 29x2.40'', Bontrager TLR valve, 50mm
|SRAM NX Eagle, DUB Boost (52mm chainline), 170/175mm length
|32T steel ring
|SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit
|SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
|SRAM NX Eagle
|SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed
|SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed
|Bontrager Comp, alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
|Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 60/70mm length
Front: SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 160mm
Rear: SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm
|Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width
|Bontrager Line Dropper, 100/150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 345/440mm length
* Subject to change without notice.