It's right for you if...
You want to ride what the pros ride and you want to win. You’re looking for a bike that's built for shocking speed and capability on even the hardest cross country courses, and comes decked out with light, fast upgrades on everything from the fork to the drivetrain.
The tech you get
An ultra-lightweight, full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60mm of travel, a 100mm FOX Performance 32 Step-Cast fork with GRIP damper and Trek's exclusive IsoStrut FOX Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, dual remote suspension lockout, a Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain, Bontrager Kovee Elite 30 carbon wheels with 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for fast engagement, Shimano Deore XT brakes and a carbon seatpost and handlebar.
The final word
Supercaliber 9.8 is an efficient and capable cross-country racing bike trimmed with an upgraded, high-performance parts spec. It's everything you love about a hardtail plus the added capability of IsoStrut – our exclusive integrated shock.
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- Supercaliber is a World Cup-worthy bike that’s quick, capable of soaring through techy terrain and nearly as light as a hardtail
- Our exclusive IsoStrut shock provides tunable, damped suspension for a smooth and efficient ride
- Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter
- Wider Kovee Elite 30 wheels provide better tyre support so you can run lower pressure and get more traction
'2020 Mountain Bike of the Year'
Supercaliber earned top honours from BIKE Spain, whose editors said that this innovative ride delivered 'twice the highest performance' they'd ever tested.
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Nothing else like it
Supercaliber’s unique frame design ditches traditional suspension hardware so there’s less weight, less maintenance and less lateral flex. IsoStrut connects the mainframe to the pivot-less seat stays to offer about 60 mm of rear wheel travel. This design offers a unique blend of efficiency, traction and fatigue-fighting compliance that keeps racers fresh and in control.
OCLV Mountain Carbon
Trek's mountain-specific carbon is engineered to withstand the extreme demands of off-road racing. Advanced analysis allows our designers to create a frame with the best blend of light weight, responsiveness and just enough compliance in the seat stays to eliminate the need for a heavy rear pivot system.
Control Freak cable management
The lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system allows any combination of shift, brake, lockout and dropper post lines to be routed through the frame for clean looks and the ultimate custom set-up.
Water bottle capacity
Space for two water bottles makes it easier to stay hydrated on long days.
Wider dropouts (110mm front, 148mm rear) give you the stiffness of a 27.5" wheel with all the benefits of a 29" wheel, and Boost148 at the back lets you run wider tyres and a larger chain ring without affecting q-factor and pedalling efficiency.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, IsoStrut, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Boost148, 60 mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Performance 32 Step-Cast, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP 2-position damper, dual remote, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm bolt-on axle, 100mm travel|
|Shock||Trek IsoStrut, Fox Performance shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, 235x32.5 mm|
|Suspension lever||Fox 2-position|
|Max compatible fork travel||120mm|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Kovee Elite 30 carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Kovee Elite 30 carbon, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Hub front||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
|Tyre||Bontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.20"|
Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||29x2.40"|
|Shifter||Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog|
|Crank||Shimano XT M8100, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length|
|Bottom bracket||Shimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||36T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Elite, titanium rails, 138 mm width|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Pro, OCLV Carbon, 31.6 mm, 0 mm offset, 400 mm length|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Kovee Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 13-degree, 90 mm length|
|Head set||Knock Block Integrated, 58-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Brake||Shimano Deore XT M8100 hydraulic disc|
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 160 mm
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180 mm
|Weight||M - 10.62 kg / 23.41 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|
Sizing & Tech
The charts below show our recommended sizes based on height, but there are some other factors, like arm and leg length, that determine a great fit. That’s why you’ll see some overlap in our recommendations. Not every rider who’s 5´8˝, for example, will fit on the same size bike. The best way to find your perfect fit is to consult the experts at your local retailer.
153.0 - 166.5 cm
5'0.2" - 5'5.6"
72.0 - 79.0 cm
28.3" - 31.1"
161.0 - 172.0 cm
5'3.4" - 5'7.7"
76.0 - 81.0 cm
29.9" - 31.9"
165.5 - 179.0 cm
5'5.2" - 5'10.5"
77.0 - 84.0 cm
30.3" - 33.1"
177.0 - 188.0 cm
5'9.7" - 6'2.0"
83.0 - 88.0 cm
32.7" - 34.6"
186.0 - 196.0 cm
6'1.2" - 6'5.2"
87.0 - 92.0 cm
34.3" - 36.2"
195.0 - 203.0 cm
6'4.8" - 6'7.9"
92.0 - 95.0 cm
36.2" - 37.4"
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
|Frame size number||Frame size letter||A — Seat tube||B — Seat tube angle||Effective seat tube angle||C — Head tube length||D — Head angle||E — Effective top tube||F — Bottom bracket height||G — Bottom bracket drop||H — Chainstay length||I — Offset||J — Trail||K — Wheelbase||L — Standover||M — Frame reach||N — Frame stack|