Trek has just released details of its 2016 line and BikeRadar was lucky enough to spend some quality time getting acquainted with Trek’s new flagship cross-country full suspension model. For 2016, the Top Fuel returns to Trek’s line as a thoroughly modern cross-country racer, incorporating a lightweight carbon frame, wider axle spacing, adjustable geometry and Trek’s size-specific wheelsize strategy.

It’s quite early in our testing, but this bike is already proving itself to be incredibly capable. Read on for the details.

  • Highs: Stiff and light frame, excellent suspension performance
  • Lows: Only holds one water bottle, with no option to mount a second underneath the down tube
  • Buy if: You’re serious about cross-country racing and must have the best

Reigniting the Fuel