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Trek X-Caliber (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek X-Caliber (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (59 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2013 Trek X-Caliber (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek's X-Caliber rules the trails with its light, stiff Trek Gold aluminum frame with Gary Fisher G2 Geometry. It's quick and capable, and offers excellent climbing, descending and handling so you ride your favorite trails faster with the same effort. Leading the charge is a custom 100mm-travel RockShox Reba fork that soaks up the rough stuff. And, a SRAM/Shimano 3x10 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 tubeless-ready 29-inch wheels with meaty 2.2-inch tires, sure-stopping Avid discs and a host of legit Bontrager components

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Gold aluminum w/Gary Fisher G2 Geometry
    Fork RockShox Reba RL Solo Air w/G2 offset, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Mustang, tubeless-ready
    Hubs Bontrager sealed cartidge bearing
    Tires Bontrager 29-1 Expert, 29 x 2.2
    Crankset SRAM S1000
    Chainrings 44/33/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X7
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM X7
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1 disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    4.5 stars

    (based on 59 reviews)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Good Geometry  (46)
    • Handles Well  (45)
    • Lightweight  (40)
    • Comfortable  (40)
    • Durable  (34)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (12)
    • Poor Tires  (12)
    • Poor Components  (4)
    • Heavy  (3)
    • Brake noise 

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding  (46)
    • Climbing  (42)
    • Single Track  (38)
    • Descending  (31)
    • Urban Riding  (17)

    Reviewed by 59 customers

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    5.0

    Great Bike

    By Alexander can bike

    from Sewanee, TN

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Comments:

    I've been mountain biking for about a year, and I just upgraded to this bike through NICA's Trek partnership. It is a huge improvement from what I was riding; its weight and 29 in. wheels have allowed me to ride with more agility and get up and over more obstacles throughout the course.

    • Gift:
    • No
    Originally posted on Trek's website

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Fantastic Bike

    By Rabid_Rabbit

    from Utica Mi.

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Stops Well
    • Climbs Well
    • Shifts well
    • Good Geometry

    Cons

    • Seat Is Squeaky

    Best Uses

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

    Comments:

    I purchased this bike after my brand new Specialized Rockhopper sheared all of the bolts out of the small front sproket ring. I purchased a size down form my Rockhoper but with many of the same features. 2x10, hydrolic disk breaks, remote lockout from shock and so on. All of the components meat my requirments and exceed my expectations. Since purchasing this bike my times in the single tracks around hear have improved as well as my confidence in manuvering the bike between trees and around switch back corners at speed. My only complaint about this bike is the seat makes all kind of groans and other unpleasent noises when I sit on it to long. Of course at 220lbs I imagine that most things groan and complain when I sit on them.

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    • No
    Originally posted on Trek's website
     
    5.0

    First serious bike.

    By Med

    from Mid Wales

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Looks Sick

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        I'm from Wales. This is my first serious money bike. I used to ride an old skool Scott. Compared to this bike it is awful. The speed and confidence I feel is awesome. Upwards from here.....

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        • No
        Originally posted on Trek's website
         
        4.0

        First 'real' bike

        By Med

        from Wales, UK

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Looks Awesome
        • Great Spec
        • Responsive
        • Lightweight
        • Fast
        • Good Geometry

        Cons

        • Uncomfortable Seat

        Best Uses

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

        Comments:

        So, this is the first bike of its kind I've ever owned. And the first 29er. I will never go back. This thing eats up the ground infront of you like the batmobile. It is like a juggernaut and yet responds like BMX. I love it.

        • Gift:
        • No
        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Not quite the full package

        By JRadcliffe

        from Reading, UK

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Accelerates Well
        • Comfortable
        • Good Sized Frames
        • Handles Well
        • Well Balanced

        Cons

        • Poor Tires
        • Sloppy Design For Mud
        • Confused Cabling

        Best Uses

        • Climbing
        • Single Track
        • Trail Riding

        Comments:

        I use my bike for getting out on single track routes in lots of testing conditions. This is my 1st 29er and I am pleased with it, but there are times when it does let its self down for what is an expensive bike. I have used it 4 times and already the powerlink has snapped! The shifting can sometimes be sticky but I think this is due to the confused cabling design. In mud, the frame clogs very easily between the rear tire and crank. The front wheel also clogs easily at the top of the shocks and doesn't clear without stopping and pulling out the mud (thinner tires maybe the way forward) Not good if you are racing! However, the bike is well balanced and responsive. I just feel these faults are easily fixed through design and engineering.

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        Originally posted on Trek's website

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome Police Bike!

        By BaltimoreCop

        from Baltimore, MD

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          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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          Originally posted on Trek's website
           
          5.0

          The Best Bike Ever!

          By Trekster

          from Royal Oak

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            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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            • No
            Originally posted on Trek's website
             
            5.0

            Correct Geometry

            By Ceuls

            from Edmonton, AB

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Handles Well
            • Good Geometry
            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Poor Tires

            Best Uses

            • Single Track
            • Climbing
            • Trail Riding

            Comments:

            Fast!

            • Gift:
            • No
            Originally posted on Trek's website

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Sweet Bike NYC Riding

            By Six4

            from Bayside, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Descending
              • Trail Riding
              • Urban Riding
              • Climbing

              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.

              • Gift:
              • No
              Originally posted on Trek's website

              (2 of 3 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
              • Durable
              • Handles Well
              • Comfortable

              Cons

              • Heavy
              • Poor Components

              Best Uses

              • Climbing
              • Trail Riding
              • Descending
              • 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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