Trek's X-Caliber 9 features a light, butted, hydroformed-aluminum frame with G2 Geometry for the best riding position on fast climbs, tricky descents and high-speed corners, not to mention everywhere else! With its 29-inch wheels and fat tires, the X-Cal steamrolls over obstacles furthering its excellent control and XC efficiency. Leading the charge is a 100mm-travel RockShox fork that eats up obstacles like it was its job. Because it is its job! The durable parts package continues with stiff, speedy Bontrager wheels, a precise Shimano 3x10 drivetrain with an XT Shadow rear derailleur for quick shifts, and powerful Shimano disc brakes renowned for their incredible feel and reliability. Plus, the stem, bars, seatpost and seat from Bontrager are just as capable as the rest of this XC rocket.
|Trek's G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.|
|Frame||Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum|
|Fork||RockShox XC32, 100mm-travel|
|Tires||Bontrager XR1, 29 x 2.2|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Deore|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36|
|Stem||Bontrager Race Lite|
|Brakes||Shimano M445 Disc|
|Pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1.5|
* Subject to change without notice.