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Trek X-Caliber 8

Trek X-Caliber 8

2018

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4.5 stars
 (7 Reviews)
$1,099.99
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2018 Trek X-Caliber 8

Full of fast, built to last

Caution: X-Caliber will get you hooked. It packs all of Trek’s XC race hardtail experience into a light, fast bike that pairs the right wheel size with each frame size.

Nothing beats the efficiency, simplicity, and straight-up fun of an X-Cal hardtail in 29er or 27.5-inch. Great for XC racing, or simply shredding singletrack.

- All-new lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame delivers a phenomenal ride quality
- Shorter chainstays and Boost141 hub spacing for increased agility and clearance for wider tires
- Updated geometry and E2 tapered head tube for more confident handling
- Sleek internal routing protects cables and accommodates dropper post upgrades

Features and Information

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Alpha Gold Aluminum, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry
    Fork RockShox Recon 30 Silver, air spring, preload, rebound, TurnKey lockout, E2 tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
    Headset Semi-integrated, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
    Axles Rear: 141 QR
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole, tubeless strips and valves sold separately
    Hubs Front: Formula DC20 LW alloy
    Rear: Formula DC2241 alloy, Boost141
    Tires Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20")
    Crankset Race Face Ride
    Chainrings 36/22
    Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
    Chain KMC X10
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M6020
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT, Shadow
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 10 speed: 11-36
    Shifters Shimano Deore M6000, 10 speed
    Handlebars Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on
    Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree
    Brakes Shimano M315 hydraulic disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Seat Post Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 15.5-inch 00601479666577 550050 XCA3734092L
    Waterloo Blue / 15.5-inch 00601479666652 550058 XCA28443747E
    Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 17.5-inch 00601479666591 550052 XCA35535628L
    Waterloo Blue / 17.5-inch 00601479666676 550060 XCA26821912E
    Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 18.5-inch 00601479666607 550053 XCA35366288L
    Waterloo Blue / 18.5-inch 00601479666683 550061 XCA26823392E
    Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 19.5-inch 00601479666614 550054 XCA35874442L
    Waterloo Blue / 19.5-inch 00601479666690 550062 XCA26134493E
    Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 21.5-inch 00601479666621 550055 XCA35415495L
    Waterloo Blue / 21.5-inch 00601479666706 550063 XCA26184901E
    Matte Metallic Gunmetal / 23-inch 00601479666638 550056 XCA34933151L
    Waterloo Blue / 23-inch 00601479666713 550064 XCA25863845E
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 7 reviews)

    85%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (5)
    • Comfortable  (4)
    • Stylish  (2)
    • Black Gloss Paint 
    • Components 

    Cons

    • Seat  (2)
    • Pedals 
    • Orange Paint 
    • Bottom Bracket 
    • Saddle 

    Best Uses

    • Trail  (2)
    • Anywhere 
    • Bikepacking 
    • Dirt roads 
    • Riding 

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Bikepacking and Day Trip Capable

    By DSailor09

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Value
    • Components

    Cons

    • Pedals
    • Saddle

    Best Uses

    • Dirt roads
    • Roots
    • Swamps/mud
    • Bikepacking
    • Day trips
    • Moderate jumps

    Comments:

    Man, where to begin? I've put roughly 700mi on this guy in the last few months and have loved (most of) them. Most recently I used it to do the HuRaCaN300 in Central Florida and it performed admirably especially for a mid-level rig. This is my first 29er and has served as a great entry point. I've taken it through rooty singletrack, dirt downhills, swamp bogs with Cypress knees, fluffy sand, wet clay roads, etc. and have had little issues. I'm really surprised that the front ring shifter failed on me so quickly but never to fear; Trek warranted it with little questions via my local shop. Both derailleurs are crisp and responsive and the brakes are powerful. Naturally, you'll need to replace the platform pedals and maybe even the saddle if you're going to be doing longer trips but that's to be expected. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!

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    5.0

    Great Bike

    By screementree

    from Atascocita,Tx

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Black Gloss Paint
    • Tires
    • Front Shock
    • Shifters

    Cons

    • Seat
    • Orange Paint

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere

    Comments:

    I like the bike so far. The seat is not so good. The bikes forks have eaten all the curbs and stumps I've come across. The people at Bike Barn in Atascocita let me try all the bikes in my price range and I finally zeroed in on the x caliber.

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    4.0

    Great Bike!

    By Mikey f

    from Broomfield, co.

    About Me Intermediate

    Comments:

    I am 6 foot 3 and 250 pounds. I was looking for something that could handle a big dude. I have beat the snot out of it, and have done over 40 miles just this weekend. ( on some pretty rad Colorado trials) nice, smooth, and most importantly sturdy. I love this bike!

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    4.0

    Love my X cal 8

    By Tim

    from Dorchester Ont, Canada

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Great Beginner Race Bike
    • Comfortable
    • Good Value For Price
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mtn Biking
      • Trail

      Comments:

      Love my x cal 8!!! I ride this bike at least three times per week in single track courses and on the road. It has always handled everything I throw at it very well. It is pretty fast and agile but gets a little shaky around very tight sections. Good components for the dollar but I will be upgrading some of the drive train as stock parts start to wear out over time. Great bike :)

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      5.0

      My first MTB

      By Alex trek

      from Fontana CA

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Good value
      • Looks Good
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Seat

      Best Uses

      • Trail
      • Mountain biking

      Comments:

      I love my xcaliber for my first mtb bike I think it's really good, I replaced the saddle it was really uncomfortable but everything ails is really good, my feature upgrades will be to tubeless tires

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      4.0

      Great

      By LawDog

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Confidence Building

      Cons

      • Bottom Bracket

      Best Uses

      • Riding
      • Racing

      Comments:

      I bought this bike and raced it in the 29 Mile Ore-to-Shore in Marquette, MI. Great bike and great race. The only issues I had were with the bottom bracket and front brake. The bottom bracket kept coming loose, even after multiple adjustments. It came loose again at the starting line of the Ore-to-Shore, but tightened on its own during the first mile of the race. It's been good since then. The front brake is noisy. I'll try a new disc.

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      4.0

      just bought it

      By David

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          just bought it yesterday. minimal seat time thus far. very comfortable, good components.

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