Trek 2019 X-Caliber 8 - Cardinal
Trek 2019 X-Caliber 8 - Cardinal

Trek 2019 X-Caliber 8

The X-Caliber 8 is a cross-country mountain bike made for fast laps and long days on the trail. It’s built with special attention to value and the parts that make the biggest difference in performance. A Shimano drivetrain, RockShox fork and hydraulic disc brakes make it a great choice for new mountain bikers and XC racers searching for fast, fun, single-track adventure.

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Product Description

The Trek 2019 X-Caliber 8 is right for you if…

You’re looking for a fast mountain bike for single-track – one that’s fully capable of taking on races, marathons and competitive group rides. You want something that is reliable and fun with dependable, lightweight parts.

The tech you get

A lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminium frame, a RockShox 30 Silver suspension fork with a lockout and an air spring that’s lighter and more adjustable than a coil spring, Bontrager Kovee Tubeless Ready wheels with Boost141 hub spacing and a smooth, efficient Shimano Deore/XT 2×10 drivetrain with a Shimano XT Shadow rear derailleur, which stays tucked out of the way to avoid snagging on trail debris.

The final word

With the X-Caliber 8, you’re getting a performance frame paired with performance parts, like a RockShox air fork and a rear derailleur that’s the gold standard for MTB performance and reliability. Plus, it’s equipped with durable, lightweight alloy rims that save weight and are easy to upgrade to tubeless.

Why you’ll love it

  1. It has the price of a more basic hardtail and the performance of a more expensive one
  2. The RockShox air fork can be tuned to the rider’s weight, so you always have a custom ride that’s right for you
  3. The frame is fully compatible with higher-end parts, like race wheels and a dropper post, if you ever find the need to upgrade
  4. Smart Wheel Sizing means you’ll get the fastest wheel that fits (29˝ wheels on larger frames, 27.5˝ wheels on smaller frames)

Specifications of the Trek 2019 X-Caliber 8

    • Frameset

      Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry
      Front suspension
      RockShox 30 Silver, Solo Air, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel)

    • Wheels

      Front hub
      Formula DC20 LW alloy
      Rear hub
      Formula DC2241, Boost141
      Bontrager Kovee 28-hole Tubeless Ready, tubeless rim strips and valves sold separately
      Bontrager XR2, 29×2.20˝ (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5×2.20˝)

    • Drivetrain

      Shimano Deore M6000, 10 speed
      Front derailleur
      Shimano Deore M617
      Rear derailleur
      Shimano Deore XT M781, Shadow
      Race Face Ride, 36/22
      Bottom bracket
      Shimano BB52, 73mm
      Shimano HG50, 11-36, 10-speed
      KMC X10
      VP-536 nylon platform

    • Components

      Bontrager Arvada
      Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset
      Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (13.5: 690 mm width)
      Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on
      Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, Blendr compatible
      Head set
      Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
      Brake set
      Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc

    • Weight

      17.5˝ – 13.43 kg / 29.6 lbs (with tubes)
      Weight limit
      This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).