It's right for you if...
You’re an avid XC rider, and love the idea of an e-MTB that helps you push your limits without providing too much assistance. It's also great for those who want to get out and ride more, or keep pace with faster friends.
The tech you get
A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60 mm of travel, a 120 mm RockShox SID Select+ fork and Trek IsoStrut shock. A new Fazua Ride Trail 50 motor and 250 Wh battery that can assist up to 20 mph (25 km/h in Europe) when it's on, and gives zero drag when it's off. A SRAM GX Eagle AXS wireless electronic drivetrain, Bontrager Line Elite dropper post and wider Kovee Pro 30 carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for instant engagement.
The final word
The E-Caliber flies down singletrack like an XC MTB – because it’s modelled on Supercaliber! The Fazua drive system provides just the right amount of assist, and SRAM's newest wireless electronic drivetrain ensures that every shift is crisp and ultra-fast.
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- You get a helping hand from the motor on climbs and long rides, but it's a more natural-feeling assist that gives you an overall experience that's closer to riding an analogue bike than a typical e-MTB
- The drive system, including the motor, is easily removable. Just take it out, pop on the included cover, and you’ll have a standard mountain bike that weighs 2.9 kg less than before
- The SRAM GX Eagle AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth and completely wireless
- IsoStrut gives you just enough rear suspension for cross-country traction and comfort with less weight and more efficiency
- Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter
Outside Magazine’s 2021 Best eMTB
‘As expected, the E-Caliber made us feel like the World Cup racers we wish we were, but the real benefit was that we were more willing to ride, rather than drive, to our favourite trails. Logging more miles in the same amount of time is a win in our book.’Read more
E-Caliber is a winner in Bicycling Magazine's 2021 E-Bike Awards!
'Trek's E-Caliber makes for a unique riding experience that should appeal to those looking to get in more trail miles instead of shuttle runs' – Bicycling Magazine EditorsRead more
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Fast and efficient
Fazua's lightweight drive system adds a punch of power when you need it, but rides and feels like a traditional bike when you don't. You won't feel much drag or resistance when you turn it off or pass the max level of assist. The system is also compatible with a smartphone app to let you check battery status and customise your ride.
Smart software for the trail
The E-Caliber is equipped with intelligent Fazua software called BLACK PEPPER, which allows the motor to respond immediately as you start to pedal, delivers more power over a wider cadence range and lets you customise your user settings.
Remove the motor and drivepack to save 2.9 kg/6.4 lb on days when you don't need the boost. The included cover also turns the down tube into extra storage.
Carbon Care Wheel Loyalty Programme
Every set of Bontrager carbon wheels is backed by the Carbon Care Wheel Loyalty Programme. In the unlikely event that you damage your Bontrager carbon wheels within the first two years of ownership, we’ll repair or replace them for free.
Rapid Drive 108 rear hub
With 108 points of engagement, Rapid Drive gives you nearly instant acceleration instead of a clunky lag when you step on the pedals. You get smooth, immediate power to blast out of corners and hammer through the rough stuff. And that extra pedal ratchet adds control that can make all the difference when tackling a tricky climb.
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||RockShox SID Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RL damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 120 mm travel|
Trek IsoStrut, Fox Performance shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, 235x32.5 mm
M , L , XL
Trek IsoStrut, Fox Performance shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, 235 mm x 32.5 mm
|Max compatible fork travel||120mm (531mm axle-to-crown)|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|Tyre||Bontrager XR3 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40"|
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 29x2.40" Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle AXS, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle AXS|
S , M
E*thirteen E*spec Race Carbon, 32T, 170 mm length
L , XL
E*thirteen E*spec Race Carbon, 32T, 175 mm length
|Cassette||SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||32T with 52mm chainline|
|Saddle||Bontrager P3 Verse Elite, stainless steel rails, 145 mm width|
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
M , L , XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440 mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width|
S , M
Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 13-degree, 60 mm length
L , XL
Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 13-degree, 70 mm length
|Head set||Knock Block Integrated, 62-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Brake||SRAM G2 RSC hydraulic disc|
S , M , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm
S , M , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm
|E-bike system||Fazua Ride Trail 50 motor|
|Battery||Fazua Evation battery, 250 Wh|
|Charger||Fazua Evation charger, 220-240V|
|Controller||Fazua Remote bX|
|Tool||Bontrager Switch Lever, w/tool|
|Weight||17.47 kg / 38.52 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.
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
|Frame size letter||Actual frame size||Wheel size||A — Seat tube||B — 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|