Trek's X-Caliber is the way to jump headlong into the world of mountain biking. It sports Trek's nimble Gold Series aluminum frame and a plush 75mm-travel Suntour suspension fork for a light, lively ride and confidence over rocks, roots, potholes—you name it. And that confidence is only helped by the big 29-inch wheels and knobby tires. You'll enjoy easy pedaling and complete control thanks to the quick-shifting 24-speed drivetrain and sure-stopping mechanical-disc brakes. Plus, you'll love the comfy Bontrager seat.
|Trek's G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.|
|Frame||Trek Alpha Gold Series aluminum|
|Fork||SR SutTour M-3030, 75mm-travel|
|Tires||Bontrager XR1, front: 29 x 2.2, rear: 2.0|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Altus|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Altus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 8-speed: 11-34|
|Shifters||Shimano Altus EF51|
|Brake Levers||Shimano Altus|
|Brakes||HL 280 mechanical disc|
|Pedals||Wellgo nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 1|
* Subject to change without notice.