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Trek X-Caliber

  • Model2018 X-Caliber 8
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $1399
  • Model2018 X-Caliber 7
  • Star Rating (5)
  • RRP $1199
  • Model2018 X-Caliber 9
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $1999
  • Model2018 X-Caliber 7 Women's
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $1199

If you’re looking for a solid and high quality bike to get into mountain biking, you’d be hard pressed to find a better riding option than the X-Caliber from Trek. Drawing from the higher end Superfly range, the X-Caliber delivers an outstanding ride quality that isn’t normally found at this price point. While most of the attention is often paid towards the high-end of the market, much consideration has gone into making the X-Caliber a capable mountain bike. By delivering more confidence and stability, the bike allows your skills to grow and progress over time. Built with a tough alloy frame, adjustable suspension and hydraulic disc brakes, the X-Caliber certainly comes equipped with all the right stuff to get new riders out onto the trails with their mates.

The X-Caliber frame is constructed from hydroformed, butted and welded alloy tubing, which helps to strip weight from areas where you don’t need it, while increasing stiffness and strength where you do. Double walled alloy rims ensure the wheels are also stiff and strong, so you don’t have to worry about folding a wheel every time you hit a jump. With a short stem and a nicely wide riser handlebar, the upright riding position on the X-Caliber delivers confidence when you’re blasting downhill or bouncing over rocks and roots on the trail. The high volume tyres can be run at low pressures, which deliver more traction through the corners, and helps to smooth off the harsh edges. Like the Superfly, the X-Caliber uses a Trek’s Smart Wheelsize System, which sees the smaller sizes using 27.5” wheels, and the medium and above frame sizes using 29” wheels.

Riders can choose from the cheaper X-Caliber 7 or the go up to X-Caliber 8 or X-Caliber 9. All bikes use the same alloy frame and feature a 100mm travel RockShox fork and hydraulic disc brakes, however, the X-Caliber 8 and X-Caliber 9 is a little lighter overall and also features tubeless compatible wheels.




Reviews from bike beagles

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainDeore

  • Gear ratios2x10 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainDeore

  • Gear ratios2x10 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainSLX

  • Gear ratios2x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro

At a glance

  • Riding typeTrail

  • Drive trainDeore

  • Gear ratios2x10 Mountain

  • Frame buildAlloy Pro


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame Alpha Gold Aluminium, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry
  • Fork RockShox 30 Silver, air spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel)

  • Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole
  • Tyres Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20"

  • Shifters Shimano Deore M6000, 10-speed
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT, Shadow
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M6020
  • Crank Race Face Ride, 36/22
  • Cassette Shimano HG50, 11-36, 10-speed
  • Chain KMC X10
  • Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
  • Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
  • Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree
  • Brakeset Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
  • Frame Alpha Gold Aluminium, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry
  • Fork RockShox 30 Silver, coil spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel)

  • Wheels Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled
  • Tyres Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20

  • Shifters Shimano Acera M3000, 9-speed
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M400
  • Crank Shimano Acera M3000, 36/22
  • Cassette Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed
  • Chain KMC X9
  • Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
  • Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
  • Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree
  • Brakeset Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
  • Frame Alpha Gold Aluminium, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry
  • Fork RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air, rebound, remote lockout, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, Boost110, 100 mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel)

  • Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole
  • Tyres Bontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 120 tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.20˝ (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20˝)

  • Shifters Shimano SLX M7000, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus
  • Front Derailleur Shimano SLX M7020
  • Crank Shimano Deore XT, 36/26
  • Cassette Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42, 11-speed
  • Chain KMC X11-1

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 8 mm offset
  • Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree
  • Brakeset Shimano M425 hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
  • Frame Alpha Gold Aluminium, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry
  • Fork RockShox 30 Silver TK, Women's Rider Right coil spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel)

  • Wheels ontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled rims
  • Tyres Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20˝

  • Shifters Shimano Acera M3000, 9-speed
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow
  • Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M400
  • Crank Shimano Acera M3000, 36/22
  • Cassette Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed
  • Chain KMC X9
  • Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5 Women's
  • Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset
  • Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree
  • Brakeset Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on

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