It's right for you if...
You're new to mountain biking and want a high-value bike that's perfect for local XC trails and even racing. You want to invest in the parts that make a difference in performance – frame, suspension and brakes – and want a bike you won't immediately outgrow as your skills advance.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminium frame, a RockShox 30 Silver 100mm suspension fork with a lockout, a dependable 2x9 Shimano drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and wider Boost141 hubs for increased wheel strength and better tire clearance. This hub size is standard for higher-end wheel sets, making it easy to upgrade your wheels if you're looking for a fast way to increase performance.
The final word
X-Caliber 7 is a great cross-country mountain bike at great value. It has the same features found on higher-end bikes – like internal cable routing, dropper post compatibility, a tapered head tube and Boost hub spacing – all on a platform that's easy to upgrade down the line.
favorite_borderWhy you'll love it
- It gets you into the world of cross-country riding and racing at a great price, and it's a mountain bike that can grow with you as your skills advance
- The sleek internal cable routing gives you clean looks, protects your cables and makes it easy to upgrade to a dropper post for even more capability
- Smart Wheel Sizing means you'll get the fastest wheel that fits (29˝ wheels on larger frames, 27.5˝ wheels on smaller frames)
- The RockShox air fork has a rebound adjust and can be tuned to the rider’s weight, and it’s way higher quality than what you’d normally get on an MTB at this price
Built for speed
X-Caliber is a classic XC hardtail with quick-handling geometry, weight-conscious parts and just enough suspension to take the edge off bumps. These models are built for efficiency, making them great for racers or anyone else who wants to cover more ground in less time.
High tech frame
The Alpha Gold Aluminuum frame is packed with features that make your ride better. A tapered head tube gives you more precise, confident handling on the front end, while Boost 141 rear hub spacing gives you shorter chainstays for more nimble handling at the back.
Smart Wheel Size
The right wheel size paired with your frame size gives you the perfect combination of responsiveness and control.
Locked suspension means your fork remains inactive, increasing pedalling efficiency. Perfect for extended road sections where efficiency is more important than bump absorption.
Internal dropper compatible
Internal routing ports make it easy to add a dropper post upgrade that lets you lower your saddle on the fly so it's out of your way for tricky sections of trail.
Going for a long ride? Rack mounts make carrying accessories a breeze.
Rear kickstand mount
Chainstay mounts make it easy to install a rear kickstand that stays out of your way and supports bikes of all sizes. No more laying or leaning.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, 5 mm QR|
RockShox 30 Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset for 27.5" wheel, 100 mm QR, 80 mm travel
RockShox 30 Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset for 27.5" wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
RockShox 30 Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset for 29" wheel, 100 mm QR, 100 mm travel
|Front hub||Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 5x100 mm QR|
|Rear hub||Formula DC-2241, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost141, 5 mm QR|
|Rim||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20 mm width, Presta valve|
|Spokes||14 g stainless steel, black|
Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5x2.20"
M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20"
|Shifter||Shimano Acera M3000, 9-speed|
|Front derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4020, e-type, side swing, front pull|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4000, long cage, 36T max cog|
Shimano MT210, 36/22, Boost, 170 mm length
M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
Shimano MT210, 36/22, Boost, 175 mm length
|Cassette||Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed|
|Pedal||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 330 mm length
Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 360 mm length
M/L, L, XL, XXL
Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 400 mm length
Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 690 mm width
S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 60 mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length
|Head set||Semi-integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Brake||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
Shimano RT26, 160mm, 6-bolt
L, XL, XXL
Shimano RT26, 180mm, 6-bolt
|Weight||M - 13.80 kg / 30.42 lbs (with tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|
Sizing & fit
Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.
137.0 - 155.0 cm
4'5.9" - 5'1.0"
64.0 - 73.0 cm
25.2" - 28.7"
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|