The 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 RL fork with remote lockout, a Shimano drivetrain, and a wide-range cassette make it a great choice for fast single-track 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 Alpha Gold Aluminium frame, RockShox Recon fork with beefy 32 mm stanchions and remote lockout, tapered head tube and Boost110 thru axle front hub all work together to give X-Caliber 9 exceptional handling. The Tubeless Ready tyres and wheels make it easy to ditch the tubes for a smoother ride with fewer flats and less weight, and the Shimano XT/SLX 2x11 drivetrain has smaller jumps between gears and a clutch-equipped rear derailleur to reduce chain noise.
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.