Trek X-Caliber 9 - 2019

Trek X-Caliber 9
$1,659.99
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Details

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 Judy Silver 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.

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 Judy Silver fork with remote lockout, Bontrager Kovee wheels, and Boost110 thru axle front hub all work together to give X-Caliber 9 exceptional handling. 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.

Why you'll love it

- 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
- There's nothing as sweet as a silent ride: the clutch rear derailleur prevents chain slap, even in the rough
- Front and rear Boost hub spacing opens the door for high-end wheel upgrades
- The 31.6mm seat tube gives you the option to install a dropper post when you want to tackle rowdier terrain

Specs

Frame Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry
Fork RockShox Judy Silver TK, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
Headset Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Axles Front: Boost 110
Rear: Boost 141
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Kovee 28-hole Tubeless Ready, tubeless rim strips and valves sold separately
Hubs Front: Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle
Rear: Formula DC2641 sealed bearing
Tires Bontrager XR2
Sizes 15.5 – 15.5: 27.5 x 2.20
Sizes 17.5 – 21.5: 29 x 2.20
Crankset Shimano SLX M7000
Chainrings 36/22
Bottom Bracket Shimano BB52, 73mm
Chain KMC X11-1
Front Derailleur Shimano SLX M7020
Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42, 11 speed
Shifters Shimano SLX M7000, 11 speed
Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width (13.5: 690mm width)
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
Brakes Shimano MT400 hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Arvada
Seat Post Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Slate / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479853649 565679 XCA21904271E
Slate / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479853663 565681 XCA19436849E
Slate / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479853670 565682 XCA19228218E
Slate / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479853687 565683 XCA19233597E
Slate / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 601479853694 565684 XCA19863372E
Slate / 23-inch / 29-inch 601479853700 565685 XCA18278032E

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5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Components 
  • Fun to ride 
  • Front Suspension 
  • Well designed 
  • Good components 

Best Uses

  • Single Track  (2)
  • Urban Riding 
  • Backroads of Tennessee 
  • Cross Country 
  • Trails 

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5

I bought a 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 29 er, 19.5 inch frame..

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from East Harlem

About Me Beginner

Comments:

I love this 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9, 29er. My height is 5 11 1/2. I purchase my bike at NYC Bicycle Habitat. They are good professional people. I had ridden my bike one time so far in Central Park. I enjoyed my ride and had received a lot of good compliments on my new bike. I felt so good and probably did about 7 miles easily. My butt was soar and between my legs. I have to purchase some butt padds tights. I will wear them under my shorts.

5

What a great bike!

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from Hartsville, TN

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Solid performer
  • Good components
  • Fun to ride
  • Well designed

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Single track
    • Backroads of Tennessee

    Comments:

    I've ridden my Trek X-Caliber 9 (2016 model) for just over a year now and absolutely enjoy every minute that I'm on it! I spent a several months researching many different mountain bikes and talked with the guys at Bikers Choice in both Hendersonville, TN, and Mt. Juliet, TN, before making my decision. I have a road bike which I have ridden for nearly 15 years and have put many miles on, but this is my first mountain bike. I am 56 years old, and am 6'4" and my X-Caliber 9 is very comfortable to ride. David at Bikers Choice in Hendersonville was very helpful in the process of determining which bike and size would best suit my needs. I went with the 21.5 frame and I have the seat raised to the max recommended height. I ride primarily on the backroads of Middle Tennessee, but I have also had it on several single track trails and it has handled exceptionally well. I couldn't be more pleased with my choice. In fact, I haven't been back on my road bike since getting my X-Caliber!

    5

    Trek X Caliber 9 Old guy in the saddle again

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    from Keller Tx

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • 29er
    • Braking
    • Lightweight
    • Components
    • Front Suspension
    • 2 X 10

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Urban Riding
      • Cross Country
      • Trails

      Comments:

      Old guy getting back into again (55). After looking at hybreds, fitness and mountain bikes this puppy fit the bill. Test rode many bikes, many brands and talked with the staff on how I ride the fit was great. At only 5'6" tall the seat post was a little high and could not be lowered because of the accessory attachment bolts took an inch off and now the seat and fit is much improved. The X Caliber 9s'components are great improve over the 8 and well worth the extra $. 100 miles into ownership and I am loving it.

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