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Trek X-Caliber 8

Trek

X-Caliber 8

$1,099.99
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4.5 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

Trek X-Caliber 8

Caution: X-Caliber will get you hooked. It packs all of Trek’s XC race hardtail experience into a light, fast bike that pairs the right wheel size with each frame size.

Nothing beats the efficiency, simplicity, and straight-up fun of an X-Cal hardtail in 29er or 27.5". Great for XC racing, or simply shredding singletrack.

Key Features

- Race-ready spec: 2x drivetrain options, lockout, hydraulic discs
- Light, precise race frame for a fast, refined ride
- Ride the fastest wheel that fits with Smart Wheel Size
- Extended size range gives you a better fit for a better ride

Features and Information

 
Specification Description
Frame Alpha Gold Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, mechanically formed & butted tubing, race geometry, internal front derailleur routing, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers
Fork RockShox Recon Silver, coil spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
Headset 1 1/8-inch threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Mustang Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole
Hubs Front: Formula DC20 LW alloy; Rear: Formula DC22 LW alloy
Tires Bontrager XR2, Front: 29 x 2.2; Rear: 29 x 2.0 (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5 x 2.0)
Crankset SRAM S1000
Chainrings 36/22
Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
Chain KMC X10
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1020, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters SRAM X5
Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
Brake Levers Shimano M315
Brakes Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset

* Subject to change without notice.

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4.5 stars

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

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Pros

  • Lightweight  (5)
  • Comfortable  (3)
  • Stylish  (2)
  • Confidence Building 
  • Good Value For Price 

Cons

  • Seat  (2)
  • Orange Paint 
  • Bottom Bracket 

Best Uses

  • Trail  (2)
  • Anywhere 
  • Racing 
  • Riding 
  • Mtn Biking 

Reviewed by 6 customers

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5.0

Great Bike

By screementree

from Atascocita,Tx

About Me Beginner

Pros

  • Front Shock
  • Black Gloss Paint
  • Lightweight
  • Tires
  • Shifters

Cons

  • Orange Paint
  • Seat

Best Uses

  • Anywhere

Comments:

I like the bike so far. The seat is not so good. The bikes forks have eaten all the curbs and stumps I've come across. The people at Bike Barn in Atascocita let me try all the bikes in my price range and I finally zeroed in on the x caliber.

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4.0

Great Bike!

By Mikey f

from Broomfield, co.

About Me Intermediate

Comments:

I am 6 foot 3 and 250 pounds. I was looking for something that could handle a big dude. I have beat the snot out of it, and have done over 40 miles just this weekend. ( on some pretty rad Colorado trials) nice, smooth, and most importantly sturdy. I love this bike!

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4.0

Love my X cal 8

By Tim

from Dorchester Ont, Canada

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Great Beginner Race Bike
  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Good Value For Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mtn Biking
    • Trail

    Comments:

    Love my x cal 8!!! I ride this bike at least three times per week in single track courses and on the road. It has always handled everything I throw at it very well. It is pretty fast and agile but gets a little shaky around very tight sections. Good components for the dollar but I will be upgrading some of the drive train as stock parts start to wear out over time. Great bike :)

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    5.0

    My first MTB

    By Alex trek

    from Fontana CA

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Good value
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight
    • Looks Good

    Cons

    • Seat

    Best Uses

    • Trail
    • Mountain biking

    Comments:

    I love my xcaliber for my first mtb bike I think it's really good, I replaced the saddle it was really uncomfortable but everything ails is really good, my feature upgrades will be to tubeless tires

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    4.0

    Great

    By LawDog

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Confidence Building
    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable

    Cons

    • Bottom Bracket

    Best Uses

    • Racing
    • Riding

    Comments:

    I bought this bike and raced it in the 29 Mile Ore-to-Shore in Marquette, MI. Great bike and great race. The only issues I had were with the bottom bracket and front brake. The bottom bracket kept coming loose, even after multiple adjustments. It came loose again at the starting line of the Ore-to-Shore, but tightened on its own during the first mile of the race. It's been good since then. The front brake is noisy. I'll try a new disc.

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    4.0

    just bought it

    By David

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        just bought it yesterday. minimal seat time thus far. very comfortable, good components.

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