2023 Trek X-Caliber 9 Hardtail Mountain Bike

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The 2023 Trek X-Caliber 9 Hardtail Mountain Bike 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 fork, a 1x12 Shimano XT/SLX 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 straight out of the box.

A lightweight aluminium frame, a RockShox Recon Gold RL100 mm suspension air fork and a Shimano XT/SLX 1x12 drivetrain with a wide range of gears for easier climbing. Plus, tubeless-ready wheels with wider Boost141 hubs for increased wheel strength and better tyre clearance, and a dropper post for getting low on descents.

The 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.


Features

- It's a great bike for someone who's just getting into serious racing: you get high-end XC parts on an incredible 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

- The frame is fully compatible with higher-end parts, like racing wheels, if you ever find the need to upgrade

- The 1x drivetrain delivers a wide range of gearing with the simplicity of a single shifter



Built for speed

X-Caliber is a classic XC hardtail with quick-handling geometry, weight-conscious parts and just enough suspension to take the edge off bumps. These models are built for efficiency, making them great for racers or anyone else who wants to cover more ground in less time.



High tech frame

The Alpha Gold Aluminuum frame is packed with features that make your ride better. A tapered head tube gives you more precise, confident handling on the front end, while Boost 141 rear hub spacing gives you shorter chainstays for more nimble handling at the back.



Shimano XT

Shimano XT is the original mountain bike groupset and trusted by generations of mountain bikers around the world. Whatever the trail, wherever you ride, XT is your solution for mountain biking today. Reliable shifting. Superior braking. Intuitive maintenance. XT is the high performance workhorse you can count on.

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.

XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.

Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.

Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.


Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.


Read our full mountain bike buyers guide


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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.

It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:

Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.

Frame - Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, 5 mm QR

Fork - Size: XS , S - RockShox Recon Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 37 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel. Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL - RockShox Recon Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel

Hub front - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle

Hub rear - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost141, 5 mm QR

Rim - Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve

Tyre - Size: XS , S - Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 27.5x2.35". Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL - Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.35"

Tyre part - Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz

Rim strip - Bontrager TLR

Shifter - Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed

Rear derailleur - Shimano XT M8100, long cage

Crank - Size: XS , S , M - Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, 52 mm chainline, 170 mm length. Size: ML , L , XL , XXL - Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, 52 mm chainline, 175 mm length

Bottom bracket - Shimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing

Cassette - Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12-speed

Chain - Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed

Pedal - VP-536 nylon platform

Saddle - Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width

Seatpost - Size: XS , S , M - TranzX JD-YSP18, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 361 mm length. Size: ML , L , XL , XXL - TranzX JD-YSP18, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 425 mm length

Handlebar - Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise

Grips - Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on

Stem - Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree

Head set - Semi-integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, alloy cups, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom

Brake - Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 calliper

Brake rotor - Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180 mm

Weight - Medium - 12.75 kg / 28.11 lbs

Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).

Colours FACTORY ORANGE, TREK BLACK SATIN
Sizes L - 29 WHEEL, M - 29 WHEEL, ML - 29 WHEEL, S - 27.5 WHEEL, XL - 29 WHEEL, XS - 27.5 WHEEL, XXL - 29 WHEEL
Brand Trek
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 601842583296, 601842583302, 601842583319, 601842583326, 601842583333, 601842583340, 601842583357, 601842865330, 601842865347, 601842865354, 601842865361, 601842865378, 601842865385, 601842865392
SKUs / Part Numbers 5260222, 5260223, 5260224, 5260225, 5260226, 5260227, 5260228, 5275448, 5275449, 5275450, 5275451, 5275452, 5275453, 5275454

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