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Trek X-Caliber 8

Trek

X-Caliber 8
2018

$1,099.99
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4.5 stars
 (9 Reviews)
 

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

 
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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4.5 stars

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2.0

Priced to high!!

By Shrek

from G.R. Michigan

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Your price is to high for a 2017 on the xcaliber 8 I'm getting a 2018 for this price.....it's not a deal!!

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4.0

Great 29er bike for the buck

By The Bster

from Midlo. Va

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I've had the Xcal 8 29er for almost two years and w/o any issues. I'm 6'5', 220 pounds, and ride the 21.5" frame. Upgrades have been made to the pedals, grips, and seat.

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5.0

Bikepacking and Day Trip Capable

By DSailor09

from Nashville, TN

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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