The Supercaliber 9.8 is a cross-country racing bike developed for podium-topping World Cup speed. Its category-defining set-up features our exclusive IsoStrut integrated shock and a lightweight FOX fork for a capable ride that's flat-out fast and soaks up technical terrain.
You want to ride what the pros ride and you want to win. You?re looking for a bike that's built for shocking speed and capability on even the hardest cross country courses, and comes decked out with light, fast upgrades on everything from the fork to the drivetrain.
An ultra-lightweight, full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60 mm of travel, a 100 mm FOX Performance 32 Step-Cast fork and Trek's exclusive IsoStrut FOX Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, remote suspension lockout, the smooth, precise shifting of a Shimano XT drivetrain, a Bontrager RSL integrated bar/stem and Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 carbon wheels with 108-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for fast engagement.
The Supercaliber 9.8 is an efficient and capable cross-country race bike trimmed with an upgraded, high-performance parts spec. It's everything you love about a hardtail plus the added capability of IsoStrut ? our exclusive integrated shock.
- The Supercaliber is a World Cup-worthy bike that?s quick, capable of soaring through techy terrain and nearly as light as a hardtail
- Our exclusive IsoStrut shock provides tunable, damped suspension for a smooth and efficient ride
- Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter
- The OCLV Carbon RSL integrated bar/stem is ultra-light and ultra-comfortable, and it looks awesome
- Wider Kovee Pro 30 wheels provide better tyre support so you can run lower pressure and get more traction
Nothing else like it
Supercaliber?s unique frame design ditches traditional suspension hardware so there?s less weight, less maintenance and less lateral flex. IsoStrut connects the mainframe to the pivot-less seat stays to offer about 60 mm of rear wheel travel. This design offers a unique blend of efficiency, traction and fatigue-fighting compliance that keeps racers fresh and in control.
IsoStrut integrated suspension gives you just enough travel to stay in control. It's fully tunable like a standard rear shock, but without the weight penalty of a full suspension bike.
OCLV Mountain Carbon
Trek's mountain-specific carbon is engineered to withstand the extreme demands of off-road racing. Advanced analysis allows our designers to create a frame with the best blend of light weight, responsiveness and just enough compliance in the seat stays to eliminate the need for a heavy rear pivot system.
Straight Shot w/Knock Block
Trek's Straight Shot frame design optimises the stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride. You'll be able to push harder and stay more planted on your line when the going gets rough.
Shimano XT is the original mountain bike groupset and trusted by generations of mountain bikers around the world. Whatever the trail, wherever you ride, XT is your solution for mountain biking today. Reliable shifting. Superior braking. Intuitive maintenance. XT is the high performance workhorse you can count on.
You almost forgot your pedals
This bike doesn?t come with pedals because you'll have a better ride if you choose your own. See the pedal guide to find the best pedals for your riding style. Want pedals built for the race? We recommend clipless MTB pedals for control and efficiency.
|Frame||Size XL, UNI, Carbon, OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, IsoStrut, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Boost148, 60 mm travel|
|Wheel Size||Front 29|
|Wheel Size||Rear 29|
|Fork||Fox Performance 32 Step-Cast, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP 2-position damper, remote lockout, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 100 mm travel|
|Gears||DERAILLEUR, Shimano, 1 Gears|
|Wheels||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 Carbon, Tubeless-Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle Bontrager Kovee Pro 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, Shimano MicoSpline, 6-bolt, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle Bontrager Kovee Pro 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless-Ready|
|Shifters||SHIMANO, Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed,|
|Front Brake||SH, Shimano Deore XT M8100 hydraulic disc // Shimano Deore XT M8100 hydraulic disc Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 160 mm // Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Brake||SH, Shimano Deore XT M8100 hydraulic disc // Shimano Deore XT M8100 hydraulic disc Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 160 mm // Shimano RT76, 6-bolt, 180 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Crankset||E_THIRTEEN, E*thirteen TRS Race Carbon, 30 mm spindle, 34T alloy ring, 52 mm chain line, 175 mm length E*thirteen BB20-92|
|Chain||SHIMANO, Shimano Ultegra/XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Headset||UNBRANDED, Knock Block Integrated, 62-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Handlebar||BONTRAGER, Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 0 mm handlebar rise, 750 mm width, -13-degree stem rise, 90mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||UNBRANDED|
|Saddle||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Verse Elite, austenite rails, 145 mm width|
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