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, and Trek's exclusive IsoStrut FOX Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, dual remote suspension lockout, a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with carbon cranks, and Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 carbon wheels with 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for fast engagement.
The final word
Supercaliber 9.8 is an efficient and capable cross country race 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 tuneable, 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 Pro 30 wheels provide better tire support so you can run lower pressure and get more traction
"2020 Mountain Bike of the Year"
Supercaliber earned top honors from BIKE Spain, whose editors said this innovative ride delivered "twice the highest performance" they'd ever tested.
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 60mm 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.
Water bottle capacity
Space for two water bottles makes it easier to stay hydrated on long days.
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 setup.
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 in the rear lets you run wider tires and a larger chainring without affecting q-factor and pedaling efficiency.
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, IsoStrut, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Boost148, 60mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Performance 32 Step-Cast, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP 2-position damper, remote lockout, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 100mm travel|
|Shock||Trek IsoStrut, Fox Performance shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, 235x32.5mm|
|Suspension lever||Fox 2-position|
|Max compatible fork travel||120mm (531mm axle-to-crown)|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|Tire||Bontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.20''|
S, M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager TLR sealant, 6oz
S, M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager TLR valve, 50mm
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tire size||Frame: 29x2.20" Fork: See manufacturer|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Elite, titanium rails, 138mm width|
Bontrager Pro, OCLV Carbon, 31.6mm, 0mm offset, 330mm length
M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager Pro, OCLV Carbon, 31.6mm, 0mm offset, 400mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Kovee Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width|
Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 13 degree, 60mm length
Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 13 degree, 70mm length
Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 13 degree, 80mm length
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, 62-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Brake||Shimano Deore XT M8100 hydraulic disc|
S, M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 160mm
S, M, M/L, L, XL
Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180mm
|Weight||M - 10.38 kg / 22.88 lbs (with tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).|
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 noted.
|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|