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 straight 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 aluminium frame, a RockShox Recon Gold RL100 mm suspension air fork and 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 tyre clearance, and a dropper post for getting low on descents.
The final word
The 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 incredible 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 racing 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
*Please note – spec applies to all sizes unless listed separately
Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, 5 mm QR
Size: S RockShox Recon Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 37 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel
Size: M , ML , L , XL , XXL RockShox Recon Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180 mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL , XXL Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 160 mm
M - 12.75 kg / 28.11 lbs
This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
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Bike and frame weights are based on pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.