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 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 right out of the box.
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
The frame is fully compatible with higher-end parts, like race 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
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 aluminum frame, a RockShox 100mm suspension air fork, 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 tire clearance, and a dropper post for getting low on descents.
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, 5mm QR|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Gold RL, 100mm-travel|
|Headset||Semi-integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, alloy cups, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 23mm width, presta valve|
|Hubs||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt|
|Tires||Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 27.5x2.35''|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, threaded external bearing|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 caliper|
|Pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.
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|Alpine Blue / Medium/Large / 27.5-inch|
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|Alpine Blue / X-Large / 27.5-inch|
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|Alpine Blue / XX-Large / 27.5-inch|
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