Up close with Emily Batty’s Trek TopFuel XC bike

Learn all about the bike that Emily Batty rode on the UCI World Cup XC circuit this year.
Emily Batty relaxes after a bike ride on the trails in Uxbridge, Canada on July 13, 2015.
Emily Batty © Dale Tidy/Red Bull Content Pool
By Charlie Grinnell

It's no secret that Canadian XC rider Emily Batty has had a busy season traveling the world competing on the UCI World Cup XC circuit.

Batty finished up 7th overall in the World Cup with podium finishes in Albstadt (4th), Mont-Sainte-Anne (4th) and Val di Sole (5th). The highlight of the season though was Gold at the cross-country race at the Pan-American Games in July. Find out more about the trusty steed that took her to those results below.

A view of of Emily Batty's 2016 Trek TopFuel at Mont-Sainte-Anne
Emily Batty's 2016 Trek TopFuel © Dale Tidy

Emily demands a speedy performance with very playful handling characteristics so she uses a 2016 Trek TopFuel with a frame size of 15.5 and 650B wheels.

A close up of the Shimano XTR hydraulic disc setup on Emily Batty's Trek Topfuel XC bike
Emily's Shimano XTR hydraulic disc setup © Dale Tidy

Emily uses Shimano XTR hydraulic disc brakes with metallic pads and the brake rotors use cooling fins, this is known as 'Shimano ICE Technology'. The axle on her Fox 32 Factory Series Fork is a 15mm through axle that really stiffens up the wheels which are tubeless prototype wheels with aero spokes.

A close up of the Bontrager's XXX handlebars on Emily Batty's Trek Topfuel XC bike
Emily uses Bontrager's XXX handlebar © Dale Tidy

Batty uses Bontrager's XXX handlebar that's 660mm wide and very stiff to maximise handling and provide positive steering feedback. For suspension control, she's using Fox's ICD electronic lockout switch which allows control over both front and rear shocks simultaneously.

A close up of the FOX 32 Float Factory Series fork on Emily Batty's Trek Topfuel bike
Batty's 100mm FOX 32 Float Factory Series fork © Dale Tidy

Taking a closer look at the 100mm FOX 32 Float Factory Series fork you'll find it's equipped with an ICD on it. It's factory tuned and has been precisely calibrated for Batty's weight and the riding conditions. This fork is paired with a Cane Creek carbon headset.

A close up view of the Shimano's XTR Di2 Electric Shifting on Emily Batty's Trek Topfuel bike
Electric shifting on Shimano's XTR Di2 group set © Daly Tidy

This year Emily is using Shimano's XTR di2 mountain bike group set. It's fully electronic with a display screen right on the handlebars. Changing gears is now a quick push of a button which allows more precise control, especially in muddy conditions.

A close up view of the Fox rear shock float on Emily Batty's Trek Topfuel bike
Batty's rear shock is a 100mm FOX float © Dale Tidy

The rear shock is a 100mm FOX float with a factory tune on it. The linkage on the TopFuel is known as Trek's Full Floater System. It really gives the bike a bottomless feel and does a great job of keeping the rear wheel on the ground especially while cornering.

Make sure to follow @EmilyBatty1 on Instagram and @EmilyBatty on Twitter to stay updated with all of her adventures.

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