X-Caliber 7 is the perfect entry point to fast cross country riding and racing. It's a fully capable hardtail mountain bike with expert tech where it matters most, like in the lightweight and durable alloy frame, RockShox fork, Shimano drivetrain, and hydraulic disc brakes.
It's right for you if...
You're new to mountain biking and want a high-value bike that's perfect for local XC trails and even racing. You want to invest in the parts that make a difference in performance—frame, suspension, and brakes—and want a bike you won't immediately outgrow as your skills advance.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, a RockShox 30 Silver 100mm suspension fork with a lockout, a dependable 2x9 Shimano drivetrain, Shimano hydraulic disc brakes, and wider Boost141 hubs for increased wheel strength and better tire clearance. This hub size is standard for higher-end wheelsets, making it easy to upgrade your wheels if you're looking for a fast way to increase performance.
The final word
X-Caliber 7 is a great cross country mountain bike at a great value. It has the same features found on higher-end bikes—like internal cable routing, dropper post compatibility, a tapered head tube, and Boost hub spacing—all on a platform that's easy to upgrade down the line.
Why you'll love it
- It gets you into the world of cross country riding and racing at a great price, and it's a mountain bike that can grow with you as your skills advance
- The sleek internal cable routing gives you clean looks, protects your cables, and makes it easy to upgrade to a dropper post for even more capability
- Smart Wheel Sizing means you'll get the fastest wheel that fits (29-inch wheels on larger frames, 27.5-inch wheels on smaller frames)
- The RockShox air fork has a rebound adjust and can be tuned to the rider’s weight, and it’s way higher quality than what you’d normally get on an MTB at this price
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, 5mm QR|
RockShox 30 Silver, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer
42mm offset for 27.5" wheel; 46mm offset for 29" wheel
Size XS: 80mm travel; Size M – XXL: 100mm travel
|Headset||Semi-integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
Front: 5x100mm QR
Rear: 5mm QR
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Connection, double-wall, 32-hole, 20mm width, presta valve|
Front: Formula DC-20, alloy, 6-bolt
Rear: Formula DC-2241, alloy, 6-bolt, Shimano 8/9/10 freehub, Boost141
Bontrager XR2 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi
Size XS – S: 27.5x2.20
Size M – XXL: 29x2.20
Shimano MT210, Boost
Size XS – S: 170mm length
Size M – XXL: 175mm length
|Chain||KMC X9, 9 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4020, e-type, side swing, front pull|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4000, long cage, 36T max cog|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Acera M3000, 9 speed|
Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise
Size XS: 690mm width
Size S – XXL: 720mm width
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, lock-on|
Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree
Size XS – S: 60mm length
Size M: 70mm length
Size M/L – L: 80mm length
Size XL – XXL: 90mm length
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|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.