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Trek X-Caliber 8
  • Color: Cardinal
  • Color: Gravel

Trek X-Caliber 8

2019

Product Rating
 
4.5 stars
 (9 Reviews)
$1,199.99
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Product Details

2019 Trek X-Caliber 8

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, singletrack adventure.

It's right for you if...

You're looking for a fast mountain bike for singletrack—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 Aluminum 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 2x10 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 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

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

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, G2 Geometry
    Fork RockShox 30 Silver, Solo Air, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
    Headset Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
    Axles Rear: Boost 141
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Kovee 28-hole Tubeless Ready, tubeless rim strips and valves sold separately
    Hubs Front: Formula DC20 LW alloy
    Rear: Formula DC2241
    Tires Bontrager XR2
    Sizes 15.5 – 15.5: 27.5 x 2.20
    Sizes 17.5 – 21.5: 29 x 2.20
    Crankset Race Face Ride
    Chainrings 36/22
    Bottom Bracket Shimano BB52, 73mm
    Chain KMC X10
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore M617
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT M781, Shadow
    Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano HG50, 11-36, 10 speed
    Shifters Shimano Deore M6000, 10 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 MT200 hydraulic disc
    Pedals VP-536 nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Arvada
    Seat Post Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number Store SKU
    Cardinal / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479860753 565602 XCA24547401L
    Cardinal / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479860777 565604 XCA22686596L
    Cardinal / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479860784 565605 XCA22373348L
    Cardinal / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479860791 565606 XCA22265138L
    Cardinal / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 601479860807 565607 XCA22884675L
    Cardinal / 23-inch / 29-inch 601479860814 565608 XCA21642734L
    Gravel / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch 601479860678 565594 XCA22838203L
    Gravel / 17.5-inch / 29-inch 601479860692 565596 XCA20676123L
    Gravel / 18.5-inch / 29-inch 601479860708 565597 XCA20686947L
    Gravel / 19.5-inch / 29-inch 601479860715 565598 XCA20244665L
    Gravel / 21.5-inch / 29-inch 601479860722 565599 XCA20190856L
    Gravel / 23-inch / 29-inch 601479860739 565600 XCA19779172L
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    4.5 stars

    (based on 9 reviews)

    77%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Lightweight  (5)
    • Comfortable  (4)
    • Stylish  (2)
    • Durable 
    • Good value 

    Cons

    • Seat  (2)
    • Orange Paint 
    • Saddle 
    • Bottom Bracket 
    • Pedals, seat, tires 

    Best Uses

    • Trail  (2)
    • Riding 
    • Single track, trails, city, woods, wherever 
    • Moderate jumps 
    • Mountain biking 

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    2.0

    Priced to high!!

    By Shrek

    from G.R. Michigan

    About Me

    Comments:

    Your price is to high for a 2017 on the xcaliber 8 I'm getting a 2018 for this price.....it's not a deal!!

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    4.0

    Great 29er bike for the buck

    By The Bster

    from Midlo. Va

    About Me

    Pros

    • frame, weight, price

    Cons

    • Pedals, seat, tires

    Best Uses

    • Single track, trails, city, woods, wherever

    Comments:

    I've had the Xcal 8 29er for almost two years and w/o any issues. I'm 6'5', 220 pounds, and ride the 21.5" frame. Upgrades have been made to the pedals, grips, and seat.

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    5.0

    Bikepacking and Day Trip Capable

    By DSailor09

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Comfortable
    • Value
    • Components

    Cons

    • Pedals
    • Saddle

    Best Uses

    • Dirt roads
    • Roots
    • Swamps/mud
    • Bikepacking
    • Day trips
    • Moderate jumps

    Comments:

    Man, where to begin? I've put roughly 700mi on this guy in the last few months and have loved (most of) them. Most recently I used it to do the HuRaCaN300 in Central Florida and it performed admirably especially for a mid-level rig. This is my first 29er and has served as a great entry point. I've taken it through rooty singletrack, dirt downhills, swamp bogs with Cypress knees, fluffy sand, wet clay roads, etc. and have had little issues. I'm really surprised that the front ring shifter failed on me so quickly but never to fear; Trek warranted it with little questions via my local shop. Both derailleurs are crisp and responsive and the brakes are powerful. Naturally, you'll need to replace the platform pedals and maybe even the saddle if you're going to be doing longer trips but that's to be expected. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!

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    5.0

    Great Bike

    By screementree

    from Atascocita,Tx

    About Me Beginner

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Black Gloss Paint
    • Tires
    • Front Shock
    • Shifters

    Cons

    • Seat
    • Orange Paint

    Best Uses

    • Anywhere

    Comments:

    I like the bike so far. The seat is not so good. The bikes forks have eaten all the curbs and stumps I've come across. The people at Bike Barn in Atascocita let me try all the bikes in my price range and I finally zeroed in on the x caliber.

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    4.0

    Great Bike!

    By Mikey f

    from Broomfield, co.

    About Me Intermediate

    Comments:

    I am 6 foot 3 and 250 pounds. I was looking for something that could handle a big dude. I have beat the snot out of it, and have done over 40 miles just this weekend. ( on some pretty rad Colorado trials) nice, smooth, and most importantly sturdy. I love this bike!

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    4.0

    Love my X cal 8

    By Tim

    from Dorchester Ont, Canada

    About Me Intermediate

    Pros

    • Great Beginner Race Bike
    • Comfortable
    • Good Value For Price
    • Stylish
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mtn Biking
      • Trail

      Comments:

      Love my x cal 8!!! I ride this bike at least three times per week in single track courses and on the road. It has always handled everything I throw at it very well. It is pretty fast and agile but gets a little shaky around very tight sections. Good components for the dollar but I will be upgrading some of the drive train as stock parts start to wear out over time. Great bike :)

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      5.0

      My first MTB

      By Alex trek

      from Fontana CA

      About Me Beginner

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Good value
      • Looks Good
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Seat

      Best Uses

      • Trail
      • Mountain biking

      Comments:

      I love my xcaliber for my first mtb bike I think it's really good, I replaced the saddle it was really uncomfortable but everything ails is really good, my feature upgrades will be to tubeless tires

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      4.0

      Great

      By LawDog

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Confidence Building

      Cons

      • Bottom Bracket

      Best Uses

      • Riding
      • Racing

      Comments:

      I bought this bike and raced it in the 29 Mile Ore-to-Shore in Marquette, MI. Great bike and great race. The only issues I had were with the bottom bracket and front brake. The bottom bracket kept coming loose, even after multiple adjustments. It came loose again at the starting line of the Ore-to-Shore, but tightened on its own during the first mile of the race. It's been good since then. The front brake is noisy. I'll try a new disc.

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      4.0

      just bought it

      By David

      from Austin, TX

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments:

          just bought it yesterday. minimal seat time thus far. very comfortable, good components.

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