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 100 mm suspension fork with a lockout and an air spring that's lighter and more adjustable than a coil spring, a dependable Shimano 1x10 drive train with a wide range of gears for easier climbing and tubeless-ready wheels with wider Boost141 hubs for increased wheel strength and better tyre clearance.
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
- The 1x drive train delivers a wide range of gearing with the simplicity of a single shifter
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 cable routing
We route shift and brake cables through the frame to keep things clean and simple. And it looks great, too.
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.
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.
*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 Judy SL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, 100x5 mm QR, 80 mm travel
RockShox Judy SL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, 100x5 mm QR, 100 mm travel
M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
RockShox Judy SL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, tapered steerer, 46 mm offset, 100x5 mm QR, 100 mm travel
|Max compatible fork travel||120mm (XS: 100mm)|
|Hub front||Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt, 100 mm ThruSkew|
|Hub rear||Formula DC-2241, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost141, 5 mm QR|
|Rim||Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve|
|Spokes||14 g stainless steel|
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"
|Max tyre size||Frame: 27.5x2.80" or 29x2.40" Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||Shimano Deore M4100, 10 speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano Deore M5120, long cage|
XS, S, M
Shimano Deore M5100, 30T steel ring, Boost, 170 mm length
M/L, L, XL, XXL
Shimano Deore M5100, 30T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length
|Cassette||Shimano Deore M4100, 11-46, 10-speed|
|Chain||KMC X10, 10-speed|
|Pedal||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Max. chainring size||32T|
|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, loose ball bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Brake||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
XS, S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm
L, XL, XXL
Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180 mm
|Weight||M - 13.39 kg / 29.53 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 & 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.
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||Wheel size||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|