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 1x 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.
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.
A lightweight aluminium frame, a RockShox Judy SL 100 mm suspension fork with a TurnKey lockout and an air spring that's lighter and more adjustable than a coil spring, tubeless-ready wheels with Boost141 hub spacing and a Shimano Deore 1x12 drivetrain with a wide-range cassette.
With the X-Caliber 8, you're getting a performance frame paired with performance parts, like a RockShox air fork and 1x Shimano Deore drivetrain. Plus, it's equipped with durable, lightweight alloy rims that save weight and are easy to upgrade to tubeless.
- It has the price of a more basic hardtail, but the parts and performance of a more expensive one
- 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)
- The 1x drivetrain delivers a wide range of gearing with the simplicity of a single shifter
High tech frame
The Alpha Gold Aluminuum frame is packed with features that make your ride better. A tapered head tube gives you more precise, confident handling on the front end, while Boost 141 rear hub spacing gives you shorter chainstays for more nimble handling at the back.
Built for speed
X-Caliber is a classic XC hardtail with quick-handling geometry, weight-conscious parts and just enough suspension to take the edge off bumps. These models are built for efficiency, making them great for racers or anyone else who wants to cover more ground in less time.
|Frame||Unisex, Aluminium, Size 56|
|Wheel Size||Size 29|
|Gears||Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 12 Gears|
|Rear Brake||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180 mm // Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Brake||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,180 mm // Shimano RT26, 6-bolt,160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Tyres||Maxxis Ardent Race, tubeless, EXO casing, folding bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.35""|
|Fork||RockShox Judy SL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, tapered steerer, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
|Crankset||Shimano MT511, 30T steel ring, 52 mm chainline, 175 mm length|
|Shifters||Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed|
|Casette||Shimano Deore M6100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Headset||Semi-integrated, loose ball bearing, 1-1/8"" top, 1.5"" bottom|
|Handlebar||Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 90 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Seatpost||Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset, 400 mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
|Wheels||Bontrager sealed bearing hubs & Kovee TLR rims, 29' Wheel Size|