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 Judy Silver fork with remote lockout, a Shimano 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 Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, RockShox Judy Silver fork with remote lockout, Bontrager Kovee wheels, and Boost110 thru axle front hub all work together to give X-Caliber 9 exceptional handling. The Shimano XT/SLX 2x11 drivetrain has smaller jumps between gears and a clutch-equipped rear derailleur to reduce chain noise.
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
- Front and rear Boost hub spacing opens the door for high-end wheel upgrades
- The 31.6mm seat tube gives you the option to install a dropper post when you want to tackle rowdier terrain
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry|
|Fork||RockShox Judy Silver TK, Solo Air spring, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)|
|Headset||Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
Front: Boost 110
Rear: Boost 141
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Kovee 28-hole Tubeless Ready, tubeless rim strips and valves sold separately|
Front: Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle
Rear: Formula DC2641 sealed bearing
Sizes 15.5 – 15.5: 27.5 x 2.20
Sizes 17.5 – 21.5: 29 x 2.20
|Crankset||Shimano SLX M7000|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano BB52, 73mm|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX M7020|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT M8000, Shadow Plus|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano SLX M7000, 11-42, 11 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano SLX M7000, 11 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width (13.5: 690mm width)|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible|
|Brakes||Shimano MT400 hydraulic disc|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
|Slate / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch||601479853649||565679||XCA21256529E|
|Slate / 17.5-inch / 29-inch||601479853663||565681||XCA19909941E|
|Slate / 18.5-inch / 29-inch||601479853670||565682||XCA19454836E|
|Slate / 19.5-inch / 29-inch||601479853687||565683||XCA1953548E|
|Slate / 21.5-inch / 29-inch||601479853694||565684||XCA1946070E|
|Slate / 23-inch / 29-inch||601479853700||565685||XCA18844764E|