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2018

X-Caliber 9

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$1,579.99 Model 2050600-2018
X-Caliber 9 is the top-end model in the X-Caliber family. It's a fully race-ready cross country mountain bike built with parts designed to compete. A RockShox Recon RL fork with remote lockout, a Shimano drivetrain, and a wide-range cassette make it a great choice for fast singletrack riders who want a great bike that's ready to race right out of the box.
X-Caliber 9 is the top-end model in the X-Caliber family. It's a fully race-ready cross country mountain bike built with parts designed to compete. A RockShox Recon RL fork with remote lockout, a Shimano drivetrain, and a wide-range cassette make it a great choice for fast singletrack riders who want a great bike that's ready to race right out of the box.
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It's right for you if...

You measure your rides in speed and distance, and want a fast XC bike that will help you cover more trail in less time. You race, or you could see yourself getting into racing, so you want a hardtail with competition-level parts that can give you an advantage on the trail.

The tech you get

A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, RockShox Recon fork with beefy 32mm stanchions and remote lockout, tapered head tube, and Boost110 thru axle front hub all work together to give X-Caliber 9 exceptional handling. The Tubeless Ready tires and wheels make it easy to ditch the tubes for a smoother ride with fewer flats and less weight, and the Shimano XT/SLX 2x11 drivetrain has smaller jumps between gears and a clutch-equipped rear derailleur to reduce chain noise.

The final word

X-Caliber 9 is a speedy, nimble, and efficient XC hardtail that's perfect for riders with a racing pedigree and anyone who dreams of covering epic distances out on the trail.

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  1. It's a great bike for someone who's just getting into serious racing—you get high-end XC parts on an awesome frame with enough cash left over for entry fees
  2. There's nothing as sweet as a silent ride: the clutch rear derailleur prevents chain slap, even in the rough
  3. Front and rear Boost hub spacing opens the door for high-end wheel upgrades
  4.  The 31.6mm seat tube gives you the option to install a dropper post when you want to tackle rowdier terrain

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Features

Specifications

  • Frameset

    Frame
    Alpha Gold Aluminum, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry
    Front suspension
    RockShox Recon RL, Solo Air, rebound, remote lockout, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, Boost110, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
  • Wheels

    Front Hub
    Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, Boost110
    Rear Hub
    Bontrager sealed bearing, Boost141
    Rims
    Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole, tubeless strips and valves sold separately
    Tires
    Bontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 120 tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.20˝ (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20˝)
  • Drivetrain

    Shifters
    Shimano SLX M7000, 11 speed
    Front derailleur
    Shimano SLX M7020
    Rear derailleur
    Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus
    Crank
    Shimano Deore XT, 36/26
    Bottom bracket
    Sealed cartridge
    Cassette
    Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42, 11 speed
    Chain
    KMC X11-1
    Pedals
    Not included
  • Components

    Saddle
    Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
    Seatpost
    Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 8mm offset
    Handlebar
    Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width
    Grips
    Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
    Stem
    Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
    Headset
    Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
    Brakeset
    Shimano M425 hydraulic disc
  • Weight

    Weight
    17.5" - 12.61 kg / 27.80 lbs
    Weight limit
    This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider, and cargo) of 300 pounds (136 kg).
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Bike and frame weights are based off Trek pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.

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 authorized Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

 

Rider Height

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise noted.

Frame size number 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 Frame rise
15.5 in facetWheelSize3 36.8 73.5° 71.7° 9.0 69.3° 55.5 30.2 5.8 42.5 4.4 8.5 105.3 72.8 38.5 57.4 57.4
17.5 in facetWheelSize4 41.9 73.5° 72.0° 9.0 69.5° 59.5 31.1 5.8 43.8 5.1 8.3 110.6 74.3 41.8 59.8 59.8
18.5 in facetWheelSize4 44.4 73.5° 72.0° 9.0 69.5° 61.1 31.1 5.8 43.8 5.1 8.3 112.1 73.7 43.4 59.8 59.8
19.5 in facetWheelSize4 47.0 73.5° 72.0° 10.0 69.5° 63.1 31.1 5.8 43.8 5.1 8.3 114.2 75.3 45.1 60.8 60.8
21.5 in facetWheelSize4 52.1 73.5° 72.0° 12.0 69.5° 65.1 31.1 5.8 43.8 5.1 8.3 116.4 75.1 46.6 62.6 62.6
23 in facetWheelSize4 55.9 73.5° 72.0° 12.0 69.5° 66.6 31.1 5.8 43.8 5.1 8.3 117.8 77.3 48 62.6 62.6

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