Trek X-Caliber Mountain Bike Review

4.56 out of 5
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Trek Trek x calibur
Trek xcaliber 5
Trek X-Caliber 4
Trek X-Caliber 5
Trek X-Caliber 6
Trek X-Caliber 7
Trek X-Caliber 8
Trek X-Caliber 9
Trek X-Caliber 29
Trek X-Caliber 5
Trek X-Caliber 7
Trek X caliber 6

October 15, 2017
Model/Year: 2017

Pros: I've had the 2017 xcal 7 a few months and so far it's Durable, 29's go over anything, handles great, really good components, well priced at around $800.00

Cons: somewhat heavy, steep down hills make it feel like I might go over handle bars.

January 24, 2017
Model/Year: 2016 X-Caliber 8

Pros: Good components for the price, good xc geometry, 29 wheels, nice build.

Cons: Stock pedals and tires aren't great.

Recommendation: Very good value xc bike.

October 4, 2016
Pros: Love it

Cons: None

Recommendation: Winner

July 21, 2016
Model/Year: 2015 x caliber 6

Pros: fast, affordable

Cons: stock tires have very little traction

Recommendation: great bike, it is my first real MTB

July 5, 2016
Pros: Fast bike

Cons: Heavy

Recommendation: Love it

March 18, 2016
Pros: Durable, decent build, performs well for the price

Cons: Heavy, low-end parts, low-traction tyres

Recommendation: I was really impressed with the X-Caliber - the drivetrain performed admirably, even under load, and the brakes were pretty good as well. The tyres were pretty slippery, and the wheels are really heavy, but other than that the X-Caliber really shines.

February 29, 2016
Pros: Weight and suspension

Cons: Cost

Recommendation: Awesome

February 28, 2016
Model/Year: 2016

Pros: Locking Suspension
29'' Wheels
2 Seperate Mounts

Cons: Plastic Pedals
Not a wide range of seat adjustment due to mounting bolts

Recommendation: Great for XC

October 29, 2015
Pros: Everything

Cons: None so far

Recommendation: Just picked up the 2016 x-cal 7 as my first real MTB. A month and 6 trails later and I love everything about it (I've gotten used to saddle and I've had a few tire punctures) but then again my experience is limited. I did extensive research on 29ers for about a year, read lots of reviews and test rode quite a few bikes. Hands down dollar for bike, overall this is the best bike for a first trail bike I could find.

October 25, 2015
Model/Year: 2015

Pros: 29" tires, Handles and Balanced well. Myself and wife have the same bike just different colors. It suits both of us very well. We are the same height I've got 60 lbs on her and we both can handle the bike with ease.

Cons: None as of yet.