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Trek X-Caliber (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek X-Caliber (Gary Fisher Collection)

2012

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (50 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2012 Trek X-Caliber (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek's X-Caliber lets you rule the trails with its light, stiff, Trek Gold Series aluminum frame with Gary Fisher G2 Geometry that offers excellent climbing, descending and handling so you ride your favorite trails faster with the same effort. Leading the charge is a 100mm-travel RockShox custom Reba fork that soaks up the rough stuff. And, SRAM's 10-speed X7 drivetrain lets you steamroll over, across and down pretty much whatever Mother Nature puts in front of you. Plus, the X-Caliber boasts Bontrager's great 29-inch wheels with meaty 2.1-inch tires, sure-stopping Avid discs and a host of fine Bontrager components

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum w/Gary Fisher G2 Geometry
    Fork RockShox Reba RL 29 w/G2 offset, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Mustang, tubeless-ready
    Hubs Shimano M525
    Tires Bontrager 29-1, 29 x 2.1
    Crankset SRAM S1000
    Chainrings 44/33/22
    Front Derailleur SRAM X7
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM X7
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1 disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 50 reviews)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Good Geometry  (44)
    • Handles Well  (43)
    • Comfortable  (37)
    • Lightweight  (34)
    • Durable  (30)

    Cons

    • Poor Tires  (11)
    • Uncomfortable Seat  (11)
    • Poor Components  (4)
    • Heavy  (3)
    • None  (3)

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding  (43)
    • Climbing  (39)
    • Single Track  (35)
    • Descending  (29)
    • Urban Riding  (15)

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    5.0

    Awesome Police Bike!

    By BaltimoreCop

    from Baltimore, MD

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Good Geometry
    • Durable
    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Descending
      • Climbing
      • Trail Riding
      • Urban Riding
      • Single Track

      Comments:

      I use this bike for urban patrol. I added some Toughy Liners to the stock tires and set the TP at 60 lbs. I ride through all the nastiest alleys Baltimore has to offer plus all the hills and parks. I honestly feel like I'm riding a Cadillac after riding the other police bicycles given to us.

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      5.0

      The Best Bike Ever!

      By Trekster

      from Royal Oak

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Descending
        • Urban Riding
        • Trail Riding
        • Single Track

        Comments:

        I have always wanted a bike that a could show off to my buddies. When I got my Trek Superfly 6...mouths dropped!! Now I have jealous buddies.

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        5.0

        Correct Geometry

        By Ceuls

        from Edmonton, AB

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Good Geometry
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well

        Cons

        • Poor Tires

        Best Uses

        • Single Track
        • Climbing
        • Trail Riding

        Comments:

        Fast!

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sweet Bike NYC Riding

        By Six4

        from Bayside, NY

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well
        • Durable
        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Urban Riding
          • Descending
          • Trail Riding

          Comments:

          I ride this bike nearly every day (except in the winter time and rain) for multiple miles and it's AWESOME!! I live in Queens, NY and I'm all over the place: up/down sidewalks, over rivers (puddles) and through woods (parks) and to Grandmother's house too. I'm a lean, mean, bike-riding machine and I totally recommend this bike. By the way I'm 6'4 tall and this bike fits perfect.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great bike, bad drive train set up!!!

          By Tony

          from Commerce Twp

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Good Geometry
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Handles Well

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • Poor Components

          Best Uses

          • Descending
          • Trail Riding
          • Climbing
          • Single Track

          Comments:

          Brakes are good, frame is excellent. The position your in has you ready for racing. Acceleration on this bike is awesome and will be better once you shed those grams. The crankset, and cassette however are junk!!! Get rid of that three ring crank and you'll shed lots of weight. Also why are they mismatching components such as a shimano casette with a sram x7 derailluer? I've had nothing but issues with tuning the derailluers until I found out why. This bike needs new crankset, and a casette if you want smooth crisp shifting. Not to mention the casette they use is well over 450 grams!!! By going down to a single speed in the front, and getting a new casette and moding it with a 42 tooth wolftooth or OneUP you will shed somewhere around 3.5 lbs.

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          4.0

          29er at 50++?

          By Rada

          from Greece

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Stability
          • Handles Well
          • Lightweight
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

          • Poor Tires

          Best Uses

          • Climbing
          • Trail Riding

          Comments:

          Hydraulic lines for brakes could be secured in a better way

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Smooth ride, great climber.

          By Gus

          from St. Louis

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Handles Well
          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry

          Cons

          • Uncomfortable Seat

          Best Uses

          • Descending
          • Climbing
          • Single Track
          • Trail Riding

          Comments:

          I was skeptical about the hype around the G3 geometry. But I am thoroughly impressed the superfly 6 handles and corners every bit as well as my stumpjumper. But it does it with comfort.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great bike

          By tndigger

          from Tennessee

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry
          • Lightweight
          • Handles Well
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Descending
            • Urban Riding
            • Climbing
            • Single Track
            • Trail Riding

            Comments:

            This is a great bike with really good components, I had first bought a carve comp but took it back because the brakes were a joke and the lbs could not get them to work right so I exchanged it for a new 2014 superfly 6 and I am so glad I did this bike is flawless.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best bike I've ever owned

            By Ben

            from Addison, Texas

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Good Geometry
            • Durable
            • Handles Well
            • Lightweight
            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Trail Riding
              • Descending

              Comments:

              I've owned several bikes over the years but never one of this quality. I purchased a Trek Marlin a few months ago but quickly discovered that it was way too clunky for me. When I set out searching for a new bike, I had lightweight and good components in mind. I found exactly what I was looking for in this bike. The first time I took it out last weekend, I was shocked at how easily it was to maneuver around corners, up hills and down descents. I actually almost spilled going over a root because I didn't realize how light the bike was and ended up getting more air than I had intended to. The air shock is like riding on a cloud, even down rock gardens and over roots. The derailers shift without hesitation and the brakes stop when you want them to. Overall I would recommend this bike to anyone who is looking for a great quality bike for a relatively affordable price.

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              5.0

              MountainGoat of Mountain Bike!

              By ChainBreaker

              from Spokane, Wa.

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Extreme Sports
                • Mountain Biking

                Comments:

                Basically its the only Trek mountain bike I have found that is specifically geared for climbing up steep terrain(22 front 36 back) with Trek Reba is a huge plus. X-Cal is basically the best climbing bike I have ever owned. I climb 60,000' a month and if your into that, I highly recommend this bike

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