Trek X-Caliber 7 Mountain Bike

Trek X-Caliber 7 Mountain Bike Add to MyBests

Expert Review

The Trek X-Caliber 7 is a light and fast, race-ready bike. Built with Trek's Alpha Gold aluminum, the X Cal delivers a supple ride with extras beyond its price point. Riders can choose a specific wheel size (27.5 or 29) to match frame size for optimal performance, and the RockShox 100mm-travel fork with lockout tunes in dialed pedaling efficiency. This is a great bike in a hardtail setup for cross-country riding/racing, extended forest tours, or general shredding.

Bontrager tires keep you glued to the trail with disc brakes that provide reliable braking power when you need it the most. Shifting is smooth and the bike stays stable in tight corners and all but the gnarliest trails. However, some riders aren’t keen on the bike's hard saddle while its nylon pedals are easily damaged on rocks and roots. Weighing in at 31 pounds, X-Caliber's holds back on steep climbs but stays consistent on long, gentler grades.Rating: 4.75/5

Leave a Question or Comment