yobicycle.com

Trek X-Caliber 9 2015 Technical specs and features

General specs of trek x-caliber 9 bicycle, wheels and breaking system, frame and body specifications, gearing specs, trek x-caliber 9 fork system data, other specs of trek x-caliber 9, trek x-caliber 9 picture, x-caliber 9 bike comparison.

Trek X-Caliber 9 competitors and comparison tool online specs and performance

Trek X-Caliber 9 VS Fuji Tahoe 29 1.3

Scott Scale 910 competitors and comparison tool online specs and performance

Trek X-Caliber 9 VS Scott Scale 910

Raleigh Eva 3.0 competitors and comparison tool online specs and performance

Trek X-Caliber 9 VS Raleigh Eva 3.0

Trek 3500 competitors and comparison tool online specs and performance

Trek X-Caliber 9 VS Trek 3500

Trek X-Caliber 9 bike review

Trek produced the X-Caliber 9 bike in 2015 and can be classified as a Mountain bike bicycle, this exact model costs in american market arround $1,339.99 USD. X-Caliber 9 bike is available in many sizes such as 13.5 (inches), 15.5 (inches), 17.5 (inches), 18.5 (inches), 19.5 (inches), 21.5 (inches) and 23 (inches). Trek Mountain bike X-Caliber 9 can be found in a few colors, among these colors Nysa Blue and Rhymes with Orange . This bike is equiped with Bontrager XR1 tires while the rims are manufactured by Bontrager Mustang Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole. Trek equiped this exact model with Shimano M447 hydraulic disc braking system and Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing, Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing hubs. To guarantee the comfiest ride Trek used Aluminum material for the frame. Bontrager Low Riser, 31.8mm, 5mm rise high strength material is used on the handlebar of this X-Caliber 9 to ensure the perfect handling while the stems are made of Bontrager Race Lite, 31.8mm, 7 degree. For the smoothest biking experience Race Face Ride, 36/22 is used on this bicycle linked to KMC X10 chain that is easily replaceable as stated by Trek , the whole system is connected to a high reliability Shimano Deore, 10 speed gear shift levers.

  • Get The best price of Trek X-Caliber 9
  • Find Trek X-Caliber 9 parts and accessories

Trek X-Caliber 9 competitors

Fuji Tahoe 29 1.3 Technical Data

  • X-Caliber 9

trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

  • Crosscountry
  • Rider Notes

2016 Trek X-Caliber 9

trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

A 27.5″ / 29″ aluminum frame crosscountry bike with high-end components. Compare the full range

For This Bike

View more similar bikes →

A bike with lower gearing will be easier to ride up steep hills, while a higher top end means it will pedal faster down hills.

X-Caliber 9

Similar Bikes

(descending)

Add custom gearing

Trek's budget-friendly hardtails have evolved on two distinct paths, an affordable XC steed and a fun trail machine. Born out of the same frame, find out how these two bikes compare. - Mtbr.com

Read Review

off.road.cc

If you're looking for a rapid handling cross-country hardtail then the X-Caliber delivers in spades, but it's a bit of a handful when the trail turns downhill thanks to steep geometry and a dated cockpit. Buyer's guide to mountain bikes - get the best MTB for you The best mountain bikes for under £1,000 - the best budget buys ridden and rated Trek launch updated 2020 X-Caliber aluminium hardtail cross-country bike The X-Caliber range is Trek's entry to their proper cross-country hardtail offerings, designed to tackle proper off-road riding rather than being a multi-sport machine.

MBR

Jul 2016 · Alan Muldoon

The Trek looks amazing and has a decent spec, it’s just a shame the frame isn’t more trail-focused

Quality frame and spec

Fork is under sprung for frame size

BikeRadar

Dec 2014 · David Rome

With ride handling that defies its price point, the X-Caliber remains a top pick for anyone seeking a proper starter mountain bike

99 Spokes on YouTube

Last updated June 29 Not listed for 2,563 days

  • off.road.cc
  • Dealclincher
  • Fantasy Cycling

off-road.cc

trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

The X-Caliber range is Trek's entry to their proper cross-country hardtail offerings, designed to tackle proper off-road riding rather than being a multi-sport machine. All share the same aluminium frame and that's a very good thing as it's really well made for the money, with a lot of thought having been put into the double butted, mechanically formed tubing.

Trek-X-Caliber-9-2017-105.jpg

At the rear, the wishbone seat stays aren't braced before they attach to the seat tube, giving masses of mud clearance and also allowing a touch more compliance in the back end. Along with a slender 27.2mm seat post, that means the X-Caliber is no harsh, back-jarring machine over the bumps and with an integrated headset, it's a tidy looking frame too.

Size specific wheels

A really neat feature of the X-Caliber range is while there are seven different frame sizes on offer, the smallest two bike frames using 27.5” wheels rather than the big 29” hoops that the rest of the range uses. That means that handling should be balanced to suit rider height, with frame angles tweaked to suit as well. The big wheeled bikes also use a special Trek-developed fork offset designed to work better with the 29” wheel size.

The X-Caliber 9 is the most expensive bike in the range and gets a very respectable kit list for the money, though as Trek still sell bikes through traditional bike shops it can't quite touch the value for money that direct-sales brands offer. That said, it does mean you'll be able to get face to face advice and try before you buy, which can be worth a lot more than a few extra trinkets on the bike.

Trek-X-Caliber-9-2017-107.jpg

Up front there's a RockShox Rekon Silver RL offering 100mm of travel, or 80mm on the smallest frame size bikes. It's air sprung, so it's a simple task to get it set correctly for your body weight and you get adjustable rebound damping along with a lockout that'll stop everything bouncing up and down on smooth sections. It's a surprisingly well controlled fork off road, with the damper doing a sterling job of keeping control despite the relatively short overall travel. It still uses normal open dropouts rather than a stiffer, more secure through axle design. Along with the relatively long and skinny legs, that does mean there's some flex in the fork and steering precision isn't great once the going gets seriously tasty.

Dated cockpit and angles

Trek-X-Caliber-9-2017-104.jpg

More importantly, the X-Caliber's dynamic ability is let down by geometry and a cockpit that has its basis in very traditional views of how a cross-country machine should handle. The 69.6º head angle is pretty steep and certainly means the bike is very responsive to your input, but along with the long 110mm stem it rapidly becomes a twitchy handful for all but the most quick witted of riders when you choose to point it downhill on all but the mildest of gradients. While the respectably long reach means you should have plenty of space to move your body about and maintain a stable position on descents, that big stem forces your body weight so far forwards that technical trails have you worrying about going over the bars or letting the front wheel tuck under on tight, steep corners. If you're a head down, pedal and suffer racer than might be acceptable, but for the less experienced or more aggressively minded rider it's an unrewarding experience.

Trek-X-Caliber-9-2017-108.jpg

That's a real shame as the rest of the bike works cohesively, with the twin ring drivetrain, ten speed drivetrain snicking smoothly across gears, even under power. Ideally, there would be a clutch equipped mech to prevent chain derailment, but as long as you keep the pedal to the metal it works very effectively under power and the Shimano Deore shifters shift with a smoothness that's barely imperceptible from their much higher end offerings, albeit at a mild weight penalty. Shimano also provide great stopping power in the form of the M365 hydraulic brakes. Yes, the lever is quite long and clunky compared to more fancy items in Shimano's repertoire but they do the job of hauling you up in all conditions with aplomb, even with dinky 160mm rotors. At 13.2kg for the 19.5" frame it's a decent weight too.

Wheely good wheelset

Apart from the great big stem, Trek's house brand Bontrager has provided some excellent finishing kit, with special mention going to the wheelset. Despite the low spoke count, it's stiff and accurate, offering an easy upgrade in the form of tubeless ready rims. Talking of upgrades, if you ride anywhere with mud, you'll be wanting to see the back of the skinny Bontrager XR2 rubber sharpish. It's mega fast rolling thanks to low profile tread but the lack of width means you need to overpressure it to prevent pinch punctures, with a resulting lack of comfort despite the fact the big hoops help smooth out trail chatter. That low profile tread verges on the lethal when the going gets sloppy too. 

All in all, the X-Caliber 9 has a lot of potential. If you're willing to make it – and yourself – work very hard, then it'll reward with a responsive, sharp and precise ride character that won't beat you up like cheap aluminium frames often can. On flat, flowing singletrack, it's precise and lively, while covering ground will come with ease. It's a real shame as it could do all this and much more if Trek had calmed down those race roots, relaxed the geometry and butched up the cockpit. With a mild tweak, this could be a seriously rapid hardtail; not just up up and along, but also down. 

You might also like:

  • The best  gravel  and adventure bikes you can buy for under £1,000
  • The best  gravel  and adventure bikes you can buy for under £2,000
  • The best mountain bikes for under £600 - our top picks

Cannondale Moterra 1

About the bike

Tell us what the bike is for, and who it's aimed at. what do the manufacturers say about it how does that compare to your own : , state the frame material and method of construction. list the components used to build up the bike.: .

Frame uses Alpha Gold Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, mechanically formed and butted tubing, race geometry, internal front derailleur routing, rack and mudguard mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers. Smart Wheel Size gives 27.5" wheels on smallest sized bikes and 29" wheels on larger frames.

RockShox Recon Silver RL Solo Air sprung fork with lockout and 100mm of travel

Shimano Deore 10spd drivetrain and shifters with XT rear mech. RaceFace Ride crankset with 36/22T rings.

Bontrager Mustang Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole wheelset with Bontrager XR2 tyres.

Bontrager bar, stem, saddle and seatpost.

Shimano M365 hydraulic disc brakes, 160mm rotors.

Frame & Fork

How much suspension travel does the fork have: , was the bike comfortable to ride tell us how you felt about the ride quality.: , how was the bike in terms of sizing and angles how did it compare to other bikes of the same stated size and intent: , overall rating for frame , did the bike feel stiff in the right places did any part of the bike feel too stiff or too flexible: , tell us about the build quality and finish of the frame: , tell us about the geometry of the frame: , tell us about the materials used in the frame: , how did the bike transfer power did it feel efficient: , how would you describe the steering was it lively, neutral or unresponsive: , tell us some more about the handling. how did the bike feel overall did it do particular things well or badly: , rate the bike for sprinting: , any comments on sprinting: , rate the bike for high speed descending , any comments on high speed descending: , rate the bike for technical descending: , rate the bike for flat cornering: , any comments on flat cornering: , rate the bike for technical climbing: , any comments on technical climbing: , rate the bike for climbing efficiency: , any comments on climbing efficiency: , rate the bike for agility: , any comments on agility: , rate the fork for performance: , any comments on fork performance: , rate the fork for durability: , any comments on fork durability: , rate the fork for efficiency: , any comments on fork efficiency: , rate the fork for value: , any comments on fork value: , rate the drivetrain for performance: , any comments on drivetrain performance: , rate the drivetrain for durability: , any comments on drivetrain durability: , rate the drivetrain for weight: , rate the drivetrain for value: , any comments on drivetrain value: , wheels & tyres, rate the wheels for performance: , rate the wheels for durability: , any comments on wheel durability: , rate the wheels for weight: , any comments on wheel weight: , rate the wheels for comfort: , rate the wheels for value: , rate the tyres for performance: , any comments on tyre performance: , rate the tyres for durability: , any comments on tyre durability: , rate the tyres for weight: , any comments on tyre weight: , rate the tyres for value: , rate the controls for performance: , any comments on controls performance: , rate the controls for durability: , rate the controls for weight: , rate the controls for comfort: , rate the controls for value: , did you enjoy riding the bike: , would you consider buying the bike: , which components had the most effect (good or bad) on the bike\'s performance would you recommend any changes: , would you recommend the bike to a friend: , rate the bike overall for performance: , rate the bike overall for value: , author block.

Jon Woodhouse's picture

Jon Woodhouse

Jon was previously the editor here at off.road.cc. Whether it's big days out on the gravel bike or hurtling down technical singletracks, if it's got two wheels and can be ridden on dirt, then he's into it. He's previously been technical editor at BikeRadar.com, editor at What Mountain Bike Magazine and also web editor at Singletrackworld.co.uk. Yes, he's been around the houses.

Could we stop repeating the nonsense that thru-axels are stiffer than quick release please? They're not in the load path.  All they do is pull the fork close onto the hub.

I own a 2014 Trek XCal 9.  It is awesome on flowy single track, although burlier tires and better pedals are essential immediate upgrades on anything other than hardpack dirt.  Stock tires are horrible on rocks and roots. STEM and BARS- Agree with author about Stem- I replaced mine with a 15 mm stem and wider Renthal Fatbar handlebars.  I couldnt be more pleased with the change.  I take it up in the mountains on some steep long rocky decents that I absolutely bomb with this bike.  With the shorter stem and wider bars it's pretty sensative to steering input that on first couple rides I worried I had made it too twitchy, but once I got used to it I loved it- allows you to get those big 29er wheels around some tight turns and handles the left-right-left-right stuff great.  And while the wider bars make your steering input more immediate, I feel like they give me more control than narrower bars to get the correct amount of input once I start turning without oversteering.  Also, because I have pretty wide shoulders and thus a wider grip, they are so much more comfortable, especially when I'm bombing a rocky downhill.  BRAKES- Looking at getting better brakes- they are fine for the flowy cc stuff, but on my steep mountain downhills I need something better (I am 220 pounds (99.79 kilos) so that might have something to do with it too).  Geometry may seem a bit steep by today's standards but as of just 2-3 years ago, at under 70 degree Headtube Angle, it was pretty slack for a cc bike.  With the shorter stem I've had no problem getting my weight back for tackling the downhills (although I'm also 46 so while I go all out I'm not going for jumps or dropoffs over about 3 feet (1 meter)).  I feel like with these changes the bike does actually make a pretty good all around machine- especially if your local stuff is more flowy cc type trails and the long gnarly downhill stuff is more once in while have to drive to.  If the gnarly downhill stuff is more what you routinely ride, then I would look into one of the more slack hardtails that have more recently begun to appear on the market.  But with some tweaks to the XCal it can be a "do most" machine, with really the  only thing I wouldn't do with it being ski resorts.  And for pedalling efficancy and uphills you'll love it.  

Add comment

Find great off-road deals

Parcours FKT gravel wheels

  • Rocky Mountain
  • Specialized
  • YT Industries
  • Allied Cycle Works
  • Black Market
  • DALLINGRIDGE
  • Diamondback
  • Early Rider
  • EVO Bicycles
  • Growler Bikes
  • Guerrilla Gravity
  • iGO Electric
  • Intense 951
  • Juiced Bikes
  • View all brands
  • Production Privee
  • Rad Power Bikes
  • Rambo Bikes
  • Riese & Müller
  • Soul Fast E Bikes
  • Spark Cycleworks
  • State Bicycle Co.
  • Structure Cycleworks
  • Surface 604
  • Van Nicholas
  • Vintage Electric
  • We Are One Composites

Cross Country mountain bikes

  • Cross Country

Trail mountain bikes

  • All Mountain

Enduro mountain bikes

Trek X-Caliber 9

  • AUS $ NZD $ USD $ CAD $ GBP £ EUR €

Size / 13.5", 15.5", 17.5", 18.5", 19.5", 21.5", 23"

Weight / 12.93

At a glance

Where to buy.

Trek Logo

Specifications

  • Frame Alpha Gold Aluminum w/semi-integrated head tube, mechanically formed & butted tubing, race geometry, internal front derailleur routing, rack & fender mounts, G2 Geometry on 29ers
  • Fork RockShox Recon Silver RL, RockShox Recon Silver RL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)
  • Hubs Bontrager sealed bearing
  • Wheels Bontrager Mustang Elite Tubeless Ready 28-hole
  • Wheel Size 29" 27.5"
  • Tires Bontrager XR2, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (13.5 & 15.5: 27.5x2.20")
  • Chain KMC , KMC X10
  • Crank Race Face , Race Face Ride, 36/22
  • Bottom Bracket Sealed cartridge
  • Front Derailleur SRAM X7, SRAM X7
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT, Shimano Deore XT, Shadow
  • Shifters Shimano Deore, Shimano Deore, 10 speed
  • Brakeset Shimano , Shimano M365 hydraulic disc
  • Handlebar Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
  • Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
  • Stem Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible
  • Grips Bontrager Race
  • Headset 1-1/8" threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings

Q: How much is a 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9?

A 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 is typically priced around $1,279 USD when new. Be sure to shop around for the best price, and also look to the used market for a great deal.

Q: Where to buy a 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9?

The 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 may be purchased directly from Trek .

Q: How much does a 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 weigh?

A 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 weights 12.93.

Q: What size wheels does the 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 have?

The 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 has 29" and 27.5" wheels.

Q: What size 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 should I get?

No comments on this bike yet. Why not be the first?

Leave a Reply Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Want more MTB in your mailbox?

The latest on mountain bikes delivered straight to your mailbox.

trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

More Bikes in Range View All

Trek X-Caliber 8

Trek X-Caliber 8

Trek X-Caliber 9

Trek X-Caliber 7

More cross country bikes view all.

BMC Fourstroke FS03 29 Deore

BMC Fourstroke FS03 29 Deore

Focus RAVEN 9.9

Focus RAVEN 9.9

Super-lightweight MAX carbon frame (880 g) with R.A.T.* Quick-release axles and C.I.A. Comfort Elegant Fox 32 Float Step-Cast Factory suspension fork with 100 mm travel Ultimate precision: Shimano XTR 1×12…

GT Zaskar LT Elite

GT Zaskar LT Elite

European price: 1199 EUR, Internal cable routing

Deals View All

View all deals, recent posts view all.

Blackburn Honest Digital Pressure Gauge Review

Blackburn Honest Digital Pressure Gauge Review

It's 2020 people. The squeeze and bounce test doesn't cut it anymore (and this is…

Comparing Mountain Bikes

Comparing Mountain Bikes

Mountain Bikes are complicated machines. They have parts from hundreds of different manufacturers, come in…

Undomestic Mountain Bikes: Here’s what we know

Undomestic Mountain Bikes: Here’s what we know

Update March 2020: Undomestic has announced that they are manufacturing frames "at this moment" and…

Send Feedback

Have a suggestion? Looking for a bike that's not on MTB Database? Or perhaps you've spotted an error?

We'd love to hear from you. Let us know with the form below.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience possible. Learn more.

About MTB Database

Explore, search and compare thousands of the world’s best mountain bikes here on Mountain Bike Database.

Compare prices, components, suspension, reviews, images and more on current and past MTB’s. You can even share reviews, comments and questions on mountain bikes. View and compare a huge selection of bikes from brands such as Trek , Specialized , Giant , Santa Cruz , Norco and more .

We strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information for mountain bikes on MTB Database. If you’ve spotted any issues, please let us know . We also include helpful tools, such as our frame size calculator, to assist you in choosing the right mountain bike. Bear in mind that these tools serve as a guide and simply provide a general indication. Refer to information provided by your bike manufacturer for the most applicable information for your bike.

Bikes By Brand

Bikes by year, bikes by riding style, bikes by wheel size, popular bikes.

  • 2022 Specialized Epic EVO Comp
  • 2022 Trek Marlin 6
  • 2022 Specialized Enduro Comp
  • 2022 Specialized S-Works Epic EVO
  • 2022 Specialized Epic EVO Expert
  • 2022 Giant Fathom 29 1
  • 2022 Trek Marlin 7

Latest Bikes

  • 2023 Commencal SUPREME DH V5 SIGNATURE 70'S
  • 2023 Orange Phase 29 Factory
  • 2022 Commencal META SX V4 TEAM Frame
  • 2023 Commencal SUPREME DH V5 SIGNATURE LTD
  • 2023 Commencal META SX V4 - Frame
  • 2023 Riese & Müller Swing4 vario
  • 2023 Riese & Müller Swing4 silent

IMAGES

  1. Trek X-Caliber 9 (2015) Specs

    trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

  2. 2015 Trek X-Caliber 9

    trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

  3. Trek X-Caliber 9

    trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

  4. TREK X CALIBER 9 2015

    trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

  5. X-Caliber 9

    trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

  6. 2015 Trek X-Caliber 9 with upgrades For Sale

    trek x caliber 9 2015 specs

VIDEO

  1. 2022 Trek X-Caliber 9 Review

  2. Trek Procaliber Trail Review

  3. 2023 TREK PRO CALIBER 9.5 Carbon Cross Country Hardtail Review

  4. Trek X-Caliber 9 2022

  5. Bike trek x-caliber 9 2023

  6. TREK X-Caliber 8: The Perfect Cross-Country Mountain Bike?

COMMENTS

  1. 2015 Trek X-Caliber 9 – Specs, Comparisons, Reviews - 99 Spokes

    With ride handling that defies its price point, the X-Caliber remains a top pick for anyone seeking a proper starter mountain bike. Read Review

  2. Trek X-Caliber 9 (2015) Specs - BikeRoar

    View product specifications: Trek X-Caliber 9 2015 - View Reviews, Specifications, Prices, Comparisons and Local Bike Shops.

  3. Trek X-Caliber 9 2015 Technical specs and features

    All data and technical specs of Trek X-Caliber 9 Mountain Hardtail, prices, Dimensions and colors

  4. X-Caliber 9 - Trek Bikes

    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.

  5. Trek X-Caliber 9 2015 - Specifications | Reviews | Shops

    Everything you need to know about the Trek X-Caliber 9 2015 - View Reviews, Specifications, Prices, Comparisons and Local Bike Shops.

  6. X-Caliber 9 - Trek Bikes

    It's a fully race-ready cross country mountain bike built with parts designed to compete. A RockShox Judy Silver fork with remote lockout, 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 right out of the box.

  7. X-Caliber 9 - Trek Bikes

    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.

  8. 2016 Trek X-Caliber 9 – Specs, Comparisons, Reviews - 99 Spokes

    Trek's budget-friendly hardtails have evolved on two distinct paths, an affordable XC steed and a fun trail machine. Born out of the same frame, find out how these two bikes compare. - Mtbr.com

  9. Trek X-Caliber 9 - off-road.cc

    The X-Caliber 9 is the most expensive bike in the range and gets a very respectable kit list for the money, though as Trek still sell bikes through traditional bike shops it can't quite touch the value for money that direct-sales brands offer.

  10. 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9 - Specs, Reviews, Images - Mountain ...

    Specs, reviews & prices for the 2017 Trek X-Caliber 9. Compare forks, shocks, wheels and other components on current and past MTBs. View and share reviews, comments and questions on mountain bikes.