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Trek X-Caliber 8
  • Color: Trek Black/Firebrand
  • Color: Powder Blue/Viper Red

Trek X-Caliber 8

2016/2017

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (7 Reviews)
$849.99 - $999.99
$1,099.99
Availability:
  • This item is available, but is not allowed to be shipped. You can purchase it online and pick it up at our retail location. Our retail store is located at 1337 N Wells St Chicago IL, 60610. For more information, please call us at 312-751-2488.
 

Product Details

2016/2017 Trek X-Caliber 8

Jump front wheel-first into the off-road world aboard Trek's X-Caliber 8. This sleek dirt-worthy bike starts with a lightweight Gold aluminum frame with Gary Fisher's proven G2 geometry. Complementing the sublime ride is a RockShox fork that gives you 100mm of travel to add even more cush and steering confidence to the big steamrolling wheels. Proven parts hang off the sweet frame and fork with tubeless-ready wheels with Shimano disc brakes. And, you also get the solid performance of SRAM shifting and the quality of Bontrager controls. And with Trek's Smart Wheel sizing, you're riding the fastest wheel size with the best possible fit. It all adds up to a ride more than ready for the off-road world!

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Mustang Elite tubeless ready
    Hubs Formula
    Tires Bontrager XR2, 29/27.5 x 2.2
    Crankset SRAM S100
    Chainrings 36/22
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7
    Rear Derailleur SRAM GX
    Rear Cogs SRAM, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM X5
    Handlebars Bontrager
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager Elite
    Brake Levers Shimano
    Brakes Shimano M355 disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Seatpost Bontrager

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Trek Black/Firebrand / 15.5-inch (27.5 wheels) 00601479321735 522097 31772
    Trek Black/Firebrand / 17.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321759 522099 31773
    Trek Black/Firebrand / 18.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321766 522100 31774
    Trek Black/Firebrand / 19.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321773 522101 31775
    Trek Black/Firebrand / 21.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321780 522102 31776
    Trek Black/Firebrand / 23-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321797 522103 31777
    Powder Blue/Viper Red / 13.5-inch (27.5 wheels) 00601479321803 522104 31778
    Powder Blue/Viper Red / 15.5-inch (27.5 wheels) 00601479321810 522105 31779
    Powder Blue/Viper Red / 17.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321834 522107 31780
    Powder Blue/Viper Red / 18.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321841 522108 31781
    Powder Blue/Viper Red / 19.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321858 522109 31782
    Powder Blue/Viper Red / 21.5-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321865 522110 31783
    Powder Blue/Viper Red / 23-inch (29 wheels) 00601479321872 522111 31784
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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)
    • Orange paint 
    • Pedals 
    • Saddle 
    • Bottom Bracket 

    Best Uses

    • Trail  (2)
    • Anywhere 
    • Bikepacking 
    • Day trips 
    • Dirt roads 

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Bikepacking and Day Trip Capable

    By DSailor09

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Value
    • Components

    Cons

    • Pedals
    • Saddle

    Best Uses

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

    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

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

    Cons

    • Orange Paint
    • Seat

    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

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

    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

      • Good value
      • Stylish
      • Lightweight
      • Looks Good

      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

      • Confidence Building
      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable

      Cons

      • Bottom Bracket

      Best Uses

      • Racing
      • Riding

      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

      • Lightweight
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

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

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