It’d been years since I’d ridden a coil-sprung fork. The last one was a Marzocchi 66 RC3 EVO Ti; a behemoth that smoothed out even the roughest of trails, its sensitivity was unmatched. It was a fork that I’ve never forgotten; the buttery feeling it delivered has been seared into my brain.
It doesn’t seem that long ago that we were testing the original version of these wireless sports headphones from Kiwi start-up Earshots. While the concept and magnetic closure mechanism of the originals were world class, there were a couple of teething quirks that needed ironing out, so we were eager to get our hands on version two to see how things had evolved.
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.