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 Recon fork, 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 aluminum frame, a RockShox Recon Gold 100mm suspension air fork, 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, and a dropper post for getting low on descents.
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, if you ever find the need to upgrade
- The 1x drivetrain delivers a wide range of gearing with the simplicity of a single shifter
- Size Small: 27.5-inch
- Sizes Medium – XX-Large: 29-inch
|D. Effective Top Tube||55.5cm||60.1cm||61.7cm||63.7cm||65.8cm||67.2cm|
|E. Head Tube Angle||69.3°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°||69.5°|
|F. Head Tube Length||9cm||9cm||9cm||10cm||12cm||12cm|
|G. Seat Tube Angle||73.5°||71.9°||71.9°||71.9°||71.9°||71.9°|
|H. Seat Tube Length||36.8cm||41.9cm||44.4cm||47cm||52.1cm||55.9cm|
|I. Bottom Bracket Height||30.2cm||31.1cm||31cm||31cm||31cm||31.1cm|
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop||4.8cm||5.8cm||5.8cm||5.8cm||5.8cm||5.8cm|
|K. Fork Rake/Offset||4.2cm||4.2cm||4.2cm||4.2cm||4.2cm||4.2cm|
|O. Chainstay Length||42.5cm||43.8cm||43.8cm||43.8cm||43.8cm||43.8cm|
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, 5mm QR|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel|
|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|
Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost141, 5mm QR
Size S: Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 27.5x2.35"
Sizes M, ML, L, XL, XXL: Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60tpi, 29x2.35"
|Crankset||Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, Boost (52mm chainline)|
|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|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT400 lever, MT410 caliper|
|Pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width|
|Seat Post||TranzX JD-YSP18, internal routing, 31.6mm|
* Subject to change without notice.
|Alpine Blue / Small / 27.5-inch||601842583418||5260216||XCA23853045E|
|Alpine Blue / X-Large / 29-inch||601842583371||5260220||XCA2341342E|