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Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (102 Reviews)
 

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2013 Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek's Cobia features a light, butted, hydroformed-aluminum frame with G2 Geometry for the best riding position for fast climbs, rock-steady descents and rail-like cornering. And, with its 29-inch wheels and fat tires, the Cobia steamrolls over obstacles for excellent control and XC efficency. The durable parts package includes a plush, 100mm RockShox 29er fork, sweet Bontrager wheels, a precision-shifting SRAM/Shimano 3x10 drivetrain and powerful Avid disc brakes.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Gold butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver Solo Air w/G2 offset, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-850
    Hubs Shimano M475
    Tires Bontrager 29-2, 29 x 2.2
    Crankset SRAM S800
    Chainrings 44/33/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X5
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM X5
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1 disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    5.0 stars

    (based on 102 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Handles Well  (79)
    • Good Geometry  (74)
    • Durable  (67)
    • Comfortable  (57)
    • Lightweight  (43)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (18)
    • Heavy  (17)
    • Poor Tires  (16)
    • Poor Components  (6)
    • Pedals  (2)

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding  (72)
    • Single Track  (66)
    • Climbing  (59)
    • Descending  (51)
    • Urban Riding  (28)

    Reviewed by 102 customers

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    5.0

    best value for money hardtail!

    By Bowser

    from Lancashire, UK

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Descending
      • Single Track
      • Trail Riding
      • Great For Hard Packbridl
      • Climbing

      Comments:

      I have only bought Trek bikes as I honestly think they are the best at what they do. This New Trek X caliber 9 blew me away as soon as I had it set up and was out on my local trails. Bang on your money in terms of value. Build and componentry aside you don't need anything else for this particular model to rip up the local trails and put even more expensive bikescto shame! Well done Trek awesome ride!

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      5.0

      Love this bike

      By Ianperrettive

      from Coventry, UK

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

      • Rubbish Pedals
      • Unsuitable Tyres

      Best Uses

      • Single Track
      • Trail Riding

      Comments:

      I like to ride purpose built trails such as the one at Cannock chase once every couple of months for fun and exercise. My old bike was a 2007 Specialised Hardrock Sport, so this is a massive step up. Before I was hanging on when nearing the end of the trail. On the X-Caliber 9 I wanted to go round again! Before purchase I had better pedals and more suitable tyres fitted. Great bike, love it!

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      5.0

      Great bike

      By Dawe

      from Poprad, Slovakia

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Urban Riding
        • Trail Riding

        Comments:

        Everyday riding to work, XC, AM ... My last bike was Merida Matts, this Trek have awesome geometry, good components at all.

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        5.0

        Perfect choice if you need an upgrade

        By Giordano Luna

        from Santiago, Chile

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Handles Well
        • Durable
        • Good Geometry
        • Comfortable

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Poor Tires

        Best Uses

        • Single Track
        • Climbing
        • Trail Riding
        • Urban Riding

        Comments:

        The XCaliber 9 it's a great mountain bike. Very powerfull, very (very) stable, prety faster (not too much) and it's perfect to climbing. Thanks to his configuration and design, takes a great advantage in cross country. Have a great suspension, very powwerfull brakes (really incredible)and excelent and faster speed change system

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        5.0

        It makes me better!

        By JuanRxMan

        from Colorado Springs

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Climbs Like A Mntn Goat
        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well

        Cons

        • Poor Tires

        Best Uses

        • Trail Riding
        • Climbing
        • Descending
        • Single Track

        Comments:

        Hands down the best hard tail I've ever owned. I'm telling you I've been mountain biking since 1994 and this bike is making me wonder why I spent so much in the past. I stopped trail riding and became a roadie for the last four years, but the trail were calling me back. I needed a bike but did not want to break the bank, so I did some research and liked what I read about the X-Caliber 9. My first ride out was terrible mostly because I was pretty rusty and the stock tires were not the best for the local rocky stuff in Colorado Springs. I purchased some beefier tires and went tubeless. Since then I've ridden quite a few times and wow! It climbs like no other bike I've ever ridden. It descends just as well and it is more nimble than my old 26rs. This thing is making me look good out on the trail. I love it! I won't complain about the pedals because I'm sure most people upgrade anyway. Great bike!

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        4.0

        Great Value

        By Weekend Warrior

        from Wilmington, Delaware

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Geometry
        • Durable
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Riding
          • Climbing
          • Single Track

          Comments:

          I have over 500 miles on my 2014 X-Cal 9, roughly half cross country and half single track. I have two complaints. One was fixed on the 2015. The third ring on the front is not necessary and takes away ground clearance. Glad to see it taken away on this year's model. The other complaint is the 2 screws for add on components on the rear. They aren't really necessary and they hit your legs when you're hanging off the seat on steep hills. I replaced mine with flat head screws. Other than that, it's a great bike.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome! Fun! Ride!

          By cotton top

          from South Central KY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Climbs Like A Goat
          • Handles Well
          • Good Geometry
          • Smooth shifting
          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Descends With Confidence
          • Nimble
          • Great Riding Position
          • Awesome color
          • Fast

          Cons

          • Pedals

          Best Uses

          • Single Track
          • Climbing
          • Descending
          • Trail Riding

          Comments:

          This is one awesome bike! I've had it a little over a week, ridden it 6 of those 7 days and absolutely love it! The ride is confident and smooth. It handles sharp turns great, much better than I had anticipated. I had an older Trek 26" for 8 years and was ready for an upgrade. I wanted disc brakes and 29" wheels. I chose this bike based on components and I'll admit, color. I couldn't have made a better choice. This bike rocks! The color is certainly eye catching, and looks great covered in mud let me add. But the bike itself is comfy and have I mentioned FAST! Lightweight, the trails here around Mammoth Cave and Land Between the Lakes are perfect single track for this bike. I find myself going much faster than my older bike, and faster with every lap on this bike. It's amazing how easily those 29" tires roll over roots and rocks. The disc brakes stop without any effort. The air fork on the 9 is fast and responsive. It handles everything I've thrown at it so far with ease. I am honestly in love with this bike. So so glad I upgraded and pumped I did to a Trek Excaliber 9. You won't be disappointed with this bike. Especially with the bang you get for your buck! Buy this bike and ride the heck out of it!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          a really good bike - a few upgrades make it great.

          By RaidersRoll

          from North Shore, Vancouver, BC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Descending
          • Lightweight
          • Fast
          • Drivetrain
          • Downhill Xc
          • Suspension
          • Downhill
          • Trail
          • Climbing

          Cons

          • Poor Tires

          Best Uses

          • Single Track
          • Descending
          • Trail Riding

          Comments:

          A really good step between casual riding, and more intense trail bashing, jumps and DH riding, Able to climb easily, descend very well, and gets to speed very well. Great brakes as well. If you are going to do anything beyond very minor trail riding, you have to upgrade the tires. The stock tires slide out on anything wet or loose.

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          5.0

          First new bike in twenty years!

          By Royfill

          from Woodstock, Il.

          About Me Commuter

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Trail Riding
            • Urban Riding

            Comments:

            Great sales & service from local Trek dealer. Outdoor Recreation in Woodstock, Il.

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            4.0

            Very fun, fast bike!

            By Rob Sanders

            from Columbia, SC

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Urban Riding
              • Trail Riding

              Comments:

              Coming from a seven year old 26er, this is a completely different experience. The larger tire size handles much better than I expected. Even though I am going a lot faster on the trails, I feel confident in the way the bike handles. This bike has truly brought a lot more joy to riding. The only thing I wish was different is that the brake cable was also routed through the frame, so that it isn't squeezed on my bike rack during transport.

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