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The 2022 Trek X-Caliber 9 Hardtail Mountain Bike in Factory Orange 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. It’s ideal for mountain bikers who measure their rides in speed and distance, and want a fast XC bike that will help you cover more trail in less time.
The X-Caliber is built around a lightweight Alpha Gold aluminium frame with XC race geometry. This makes it nimble on singletrack and efficient over long distances. It comes with 27.5” wheels on the XSmall and Small sizes and 29” wheels on all other sizes.
The X-Caliber 9 comes with a RockShox Recon fork, a 1x12 Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain and a wide-range cassette. It also comes with tubeless ready wheels and a dropper post.
This bike is perfect for
Mountain bikers who want a fast XC bike to cover big distances, or for racing, with a soldi spec from quality brands.
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.
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.
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
Max compatible fork travel - 120mm (XS: 100mm)
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"
Rim strip - Bontrager TLR
Max tyre size - Frame: 27.5x2.80" or 29x2.40" Fork: See manufacturer
Shifter - Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur - Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
Crank - Size: XS/S/M, Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: ML/L/XL/XXL, Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, Boost, 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
Max. chainring size - 32T
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 - Size: XS, Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 690 mm width
Size: S/M, Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width
Size: ML/L/XL/XXL, Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width
Grips - Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
Stem - Size: XS/S, Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 60 mm length
Size: M/ML, Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length
Size: L, Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 80 mm length
Size: XL/XXL, Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length
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 - Size: XS/S/M/ML/L/XL/XXL, Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180 mm
Size: XS/S/M/ML/L/XL/XXL, Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 160 mm
Weight - Medium size - 27.60 lb / 12.52 kg (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
Please note: Manufacturers can sometimes change the specification of the products from time to time.
|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|
|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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We regularly check our prices against our competitors to ensure that you are getting a good deal. If you find an item cheaper within seven days of purchase, just let us know and ask us to match the price.
Cycles UK provides 14 days of free insurance on all new bikes sold to UK customers. As part of our service, your new bike is automatically covered with 14 days’ FREE insurance against theft and accidental damage.
Opinions of contact points such as saddles, shoes and grips can vary a lot between different riders. If you buy a contact point from Cycles UK and you don’t find it comfortable, you can return it within 30 days, and we’ll swap it for something else.
On most Trek mountain bikes the XS and S sizes will come with a 27.5" wheel while the M and above will come with a 29" wheel. The XXS size is generally a 26" wheel.
|Rider Height (CM)||134.6 - 144.7||145 - 154.6||155 - 164.75||165 - 172.5||172.75 - 180||180.25 - 187.75||188 - 195.25||195.5 - 203.25|
|Rider Height (Feet and Inches)||4' 4" - 4' 9.0"||4' 9.1" - 5' 0.9"||5' 1.0" - 5' 4.9"||5' 5.0" - 5' 7.9"||5' 8.0" - 5' 10.9"||5' 11" - 6' 1.9"||6' 2" - 6' 4.9"||6' 5" - 6' 8"|
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