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
|E. Head Tube Angle
|F. Head Tube Length
|G. Seat Tube Angle
|H. Seat Tube Length
|I. Bottom Bracket Height
|J. Bottom Bracket Drop
|K. Fork Rake/Offset
|O. Chainstay Length
Due to supply-chain issues, Specs are subject to change without notice.
|Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, Boost141, 5mm QR
|RockShox Recon Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel
|Semi-integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, alloy cups, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
|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"
|Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, Boost (52mm chainline)
|Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, threaded external bearing
|Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed
|Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
|Shimano SLX M7100, 10-51, 12 speed
|Shimano SLX M7100, 12 speed
|Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm
|Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
|Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, Blendr compatible, 7 degree
|Shimano hydraulic disc, MT400 lever, MT410 caliper
|VP-536 nylon platform
|Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width
|TranzX JD-YSP18, internal routing, 31.6mm
* Subject to change without notice.
|Alpine Blue / Medium/Large / 29-inch
|Alpine Blue / X-Large / 29-inch
|Alpine Blue / XX-Large / 29-inch