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 Judy Silver fork with remote lockout, 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 Alpha Gold Aluminum frame with internal derailleur routing, a RockShox Judy Silver fork with 100mm of travel and a TurnKey remote lockout, a Shimano XT/SLX 1x12 drivetrain, and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes. Plus, Bontrager Kovee Tubeless Ready rims and internal dropper post routing make it easy to upgrade.
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
- Front and rear Boost hub spacing opens the door for high-end wheel upgrades
- The 31.6mm seat tube gives you the option to install a dropper post when you want to tackle rowdier terrain
|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|
|Headset||Semi-integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, alloy cups, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 23mm width, presta valve|
|Hubs||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt|
|Tires||Bontrager XR3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 27.5x2.20/29x2.20|
|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, MT401 lever, MT400 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.