- Colour: Teal
- Size: Volt
A lot more trail in a lot less time.
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, a RockShox Judy Silver 100mm suspension air fork with a remote lockout, 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.
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 and a dropper post, if you ever find the need to upgrade
- A remote lockout lets you lock out the fork on flats without taking your hands off the bars
- The 1x drivetrain delivers a wide range of gearing with the simplicity of a single shifter
Details & Specs
|Terrain||Trail, Mountain, Cross Country||Fork||RockShox Judy Silver, Solo Air spring, TurnKey remote lockout, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Lite, 100mm travel|
|Front Hub||Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
||Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, 5mm QR
Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost141, 5mm QR
|Rims||Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve
|Tires||Bontrager XR3 Comp, wire bead, 30 tpi, 29x2.20''
||Shifter||Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed
|Crank||Shimano MT610, 30T steel ring, Boost (52mm chainline), 175mm||
||Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
|Cassette||Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12 speed
||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width
||Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
||Bontrager alloy, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width
||Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree||
||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT401 lever, MT400 caliper
|Headset||Semi-integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, alloy cups, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
||Bottom Bracket||Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, threaded external bearing
|Brake Rotor||Shimano RT56, 180mm, 6-bolt
||Weight||M - 13.32 kg / 29.37 lbs (with tubes)
High tech frame
The Alpha Gold Aluminum frame is packed with features that make your ride better. A tapered head tube gives you more precise, confident handling on the front end, while Boost 141 rear hub spacing gives you shorter chainstays for more nimble handling out back.
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