2019 Trek X-Caliber 7 29"
It gets you into the world of cross-country riding and racing at a great price, and it's a mountain bike that can grow with you as your skills advance.
The sleek internal cable routing gives you clean looks, protects your cables and makes it easy to upgrade to a dropper post for even more capability.
Smart Wheel Sizing means you'll get the fastest wheel that fits (29˝ wheels on larger frames, 27.5˝ wheels on smaller frames)
It's right for you if...
You're new to mountain biking and want a high-value bike that's perfect for local XC trails and even racing. You want to invest in the parts that make a difference in performance – frame, suspension and brakes – and want a bike you won't immediately outgrow as your skills advance.
The tech you get
The X-Caliber 7 has a lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminium frame, RockShox fork with 100 mm of travel and a lockout feature, a dependable 2x9 Shimano drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes and wider Boost141 hubs for increased wheel strength and better tyre clearance. This hub size is standard for higher-end wheel sets, making it easy to upgrade your wheels if you're looking for a fast way to increase performance.
The final word
The X-Caliber 7 is a great cross country mountain bike at great value. It has the same features found on higher-end bikes – like internal cable routing, dropper-post compatibility, a tapered head tube and Boost hub spacing – all on a platform that's easy to upgrade down the line.
Why you'll love it
|weight||17.5? - 13.97 kg / 30.8 lbs (with tubes)|
|frame||Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry|
|front hub||Formula DC20 alloy|
|rear hub||Formula DC2241, Boost141|
|rims||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|shifters||Shimano Acera M3000, 9 speed|
|front derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4020|
|rear derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow|
|crank||Shimano Acera M3000, 36/22|
|bottom bracket||Sealed cartridge, 73 mm|
|cassette||Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed|
|pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset|
|stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, Blendr compatible|
|grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|headset||Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom|
|brakeset||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|front suspension||RockShox 30 Silver, coil spring, preload, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel)|
|tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20? (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20?)|
|handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (13.5: 690 mm width)|
|fork travel||0 - 100mm|
|shock travel||0 - 100mm|
|Weight||17.5? - 13.97 kg / 30.8 lbs (with tubes)|
|FRAME||Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, G2 Geometry|
|FRONT HUB||Formula DC20 alloy|
|REAR HUB||Formula DC2241, Boost141|
|RIMS||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
|Shifters||Shimano Acera M3000, 9 speed|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4020|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow|
|CRANK||Shimano Acera M3000, 36/22|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge, 73 mm|
|Cassette||Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9-speed|
|PEDALS||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, 7-degree, Blendr compatible|
|GRIPS||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Headset||Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8? top, 1.5? bottom|
|Brakeset||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||RockShox 30 Silver, coil spring, preload, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset on 29ers, 100 mm travel (13.5: 80 mm travel)|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20? (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20?)|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 5 mm rise, 720 mm width (13.5: 690 mm width)|
|Fork Travel||0 - 100mm|
|Shock Travel||0 - 100mm|