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.
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 Recon Gold 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.
The final word
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.
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.
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, 5mm QR|
|Fork||RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air, TurnKey remote lockout, tapered steerer, 15mm Maxle|
|Hub Front||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Hub Rear||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost141, 5mm QR|
|Rim||Front: Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23mm width, presta valve; Rear: Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 32-hole, 23mm width, presta valve|
|Spokes||15g stainless steel|
|Tire||Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi|
|Tire Part||Bontrager TLR sealant; Bontrager TLR valve, 50mm; Bontrager TLR|
|Shifter||Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog|
|Crank||Size: S , M - Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, Boost (52mm chainline), 170mm length; Size: ML , L , XL , XXL - Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, Boost (52mm chainline), 175mm length|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, 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, 138mm width|
|Seatpost||Size: S , M - TranzX JD-YSP18, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 361mm length; Size: ML , L , XL , XXL - TranzX JD-YSP18, 130mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm, 425mm length|
|Handlebar||Size: S , M - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width; Size: ML , L , XL , XXL - Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Size: S - Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 60mm length; Size: M , ML - Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 70mm length; Size: L - Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 80mm length; Size: XL , XXL - Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree, 90mm length|
|Headset||Semi-integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, alloy cups, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Brake||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 caliper|
|Brake Rotor||Front: Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180mm; Rear: Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 160mm|
|Weight||M - 27.60 lbs / 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 300 pounds (136 kg).|
* Subject to change without notice.
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