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The Trek Supercaliber is a light, smooth, and efficient full-suspension XC race bike ready to gobble up miles at your next cross-country race. While it’s only been in Trek’s lineup since 2019, it’s been quickly turning heads and winning races with its 29er wheels, 60mm rear travel, and unique technology like Trek’s Control Freak internal routing, Knock Block headset, and IsoStrut integrated shock. The Supercaliber combines the balance of an efficient hardtail with full suspension traction, comfort, and control for lightning-fast, podium-winning World Cup speed.
2023 Supercaliber - Weight, Specs, Price
Supercaliber 9.9 XX1 AXS (Med)
F: 100 / R: 60
The Supercaliber currently comes in four models, all of which use Trek’s top-end OCLV carbon, 29” wheels, 100mm of front travel, and 60mm of rear travel. Models include the 9.9 AXS and XTR, 9.8 AXS, GX and XT, 9.7, and 9.6. For a cross-country bike that aspires to be the fastest and lightest on the XC course, look to the Supercaliber.
2022 Trek Supercaliber Review - A TPC Quick-Take
The line between cross-country (XC) hardtails and full-suspension mountain bikes has always been somewhat murky. Trek’s answer? The Supercaliber is a bike that aspires to redefine XC racing boundaries. Is it the future of efficient, fast-paced off-road racing or another ambitious concept falling short?
- IsoStrut suspension: Trek's innovative IsoStrut design grants riders 60mm of travel, aiming to provide the suppleness required on rough courses without the typical weight penalty of a full-suspension setup.
- Lightweight frame: The Supercaliber’s frame is a study in lightweight engineering, ensuring the bike remains nimble on challenging XC courses.
- Aggressive geometry: This bike is undeniably race-focused. Its aggressive geometry ensures rapid handling and a forward-leaning riding posture, primed for speed.
- Tubeless ready: Out of the box, the Supercaliber comes tubeless-ready, which means better traction, fewer flats, lighter weight, and a more comfortable ride, a plus for racers.
- Limited suspension: While innovative, the IsoStrut system, for some, might not offer enough travel to absorb impacts, especially when the course gets technical.
- Price point: Advanced tech comes at a cost. The Supercaliber is not shy about its premium price tag, which could deter some enthusiasts.
- Not for everyone: Its race-centric nature means casual riders or those seeking more comfort might find the Supercaliber too aggressive.
- Component choices: Depending on the model, some components might seem out of place on such a high-end bike. Potential upgrades might be in the cards for those seeking perfection.
The 2023 Trek Supercaliber seems to dance to its tune, challenging traditional XC norms. While it excels in merging the hardtail and full-suspension domains, it might not fully satisfy purists from either camp. If you're a racer looking to be at the forefront of XC innovation, the Supercaliber beckons. But, if your trails demand more travel or your pockets aren't as deep, there may be options more suited to your journey.
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