The Top Fuel has been a staple in Trek’s line-up for many years now and its target market has always been those XC racers and enthusiasts wanting a full suspension option. However, the development of the Supercalibre as Trek’s pre-eminent XC race weapon has given the Wisconsin-based brand room to ex- pand the Top Fuel’s horizons and push it into the hotly contested, ‘downcountry’ category.
In the late 1980s Queenstown was a sleepy little town with a couple thousand residents. However, the early 90s saw the arrival of Generation X, and their propensity for adrenaline and thrill-seeking changed the face of the town. Skiing, snowboarding, bungy jumping, paragliding, whitewater rafting and mountaineering were perfect fits for the picturesque lake town on the edge of the Southern Alps, and action sports enthusiasts swarmed there to get extreme and hang with like-minded peers.