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 fork, a 1x12 Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain and a wide-range cassette make it a great choice for fast singletrack riders who want a great bike that's ready to race straight out of the box.
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.
A lightweight aluminium frame, a RockShox Recon Gold RL100 mm suspension air fork and a Shimano XT/SLX 1x12 drivetrain with a wide range of gears for easier climbing. Plus, tubeless-ready wheels with wider Boost141 hubs for increased wheel strength and better tyre clearance, and a dropper post for getting low on descents.
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.
- It's a great bike for someone who's just getting into serious racing: you get high-end XC parts on an incredible frame with enough cash left over for entry fees
- There's nothing as sweet as a silent ride: the clutch rear derailleur prevents chain slap, even in the rough
- The frame is fully compatible with higher-end parts, like racing wheels, if you ever find the need to upgrade
- The 1x drivetrain delivers a wide range of gearing with the simplicity of a single shifter
Built for speed
X-Caliber is a classic XC hardtail with quick-handling geometry, weight-conscious parts and just enough suspension to take the edge off bumps. These models are built for efficiency, making them great for racers or anyone else who wants to cover more ground in less time.
High tech frame
The Alpha Gold Aluminuum frame is packed with features that make your ride better. A tapered head tube gives you more precise, confident handling on the front end, while Boost 141 rear hub spacing gives you shorter chainstays for more nimble handling at the back.
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.
Upgrade your pedals and love your bike more
Pedals are two of the five touchpoints that connect you with your bike, and even though this bike comes with a pair, upgrading to pedals that boost control and grip will greatly improve your ride. See the pedal guide and find the best pedals for your riding style. We recommend flat pedals for simple versatility.
Orders placed after 3pm will be classed as the next working day
Our Click and Collect Service from our High Street store is free of charge. We are located in the High Street in Kenilworth, Warwickshire. When you place your order, you’ll be asked how you would like to receive updates, and we will use this method to notify you of when your product is ready to collect.
If your order is currently in stock in store, it will be ready to collect within 24 hours.
Generally, if your order is for a product stocked at our supplier’s warehouse, it will be ready to collect in 5 – 7 working days. You will receive notification of when it is ready to collect.
All bikes collected from store will be fully built and inspected by a trained mechanic so that it’s ready to ride. We will notify you when your bike is ready to collect, usually within 3 – 5 working days. As a family bike shop we are proud of our handover process. We are happy to make minor adjustments to the fit of your bike and we’ll go through any questions you have.
Please note, if you are purchasing a bike online through finance, it is not possible to collect your bike from our shop as the terms and conditions of the finance scheme state that your bike must be delivered to your home address.
Our delivery charges are mased on delivery to mainland Britain. Additional delivery charges apply for Northern Ireland, Northern Scotland and offshore UK islands.
Bikes will be delivered within 5 working days with a delivery charge of £35.
If you order a bike that attracts a higher delivery charge, we will let you know.
All bikes are built, inspected and boxed by a trained mechanic before being shipped. To allow for shipping, bikes need to be partially disassembled before being boxed. We recommend that a trained bike mechanic assembles your bike ready to ride.
If you do not wish to receive a built bike, please let us know at time of order.
Turbo trainers have a delivery charge of £10 for standard UK delivery
Most accessories, apparel and components attract free a delivery fee of £5.00.
Your delivery fee will be shown after you’ve added the product to your basket and completed the delivery details.
If your bike is to be delivered to an address within 20 miles of our store, we will deliver your bike, fully built and inspected. We will make minor adjustments to the fit of your bike and we’re happy to answer any questions you have as part of the handover process.
Delivery fees to islands within the UK and to Northern Ireland and Northern Scotland are higher.
Bikes have a delivery charge of £50
Turbo Trainers have a delivery charge of £10
Accessories, Apparel and Components £5
Currently we don’t offer delivery outside of the UK
If your order is stocked in our store, your order will be ready to collect, or despatched within 24 working hours. Our store is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays, so any orders that are placed after 3pm Friday will be picked for despatch on the following Tuesday.
If your order is stocked in our supplier’s warehouse, please allow 7 – 10 working days for your order to arrive. Please note, some products have longer lead-times, particular with new bike models. If this is the case, we will contact you to inform you of the lead-time and discuss options such as waiting for the delivery, swapping for an alternative product or receiving a full refund.
Our courier will require instructions on where to leave your goods in a safe place if they are unable to make delivery. Please note we can take no responsibility for lost or damaged goods that have not been signed for.
If the courier fails to deliver your order, they will leave details on how to make alternative arrangements.
With any purchase of a new bike from us we offer a free six-week check. During the first few weeks of riding, your bike will be going through a settling in period and to keep your bike running smoothly and efficiently it may well need a few adjustments. During the six-week check we will happily check your bike over and make any adjustments necessary.
Please give us a quick call or message before you come in for your free six-week service. We would like to do this at a convenient time for you while you wait and browse around the store.
At Mike Vaughan Cycles we want you to be 100% satisfied with any product that you have purchased. If, in the unlikely event, you are not 100% happy with your purchase, we will refund the cost of the product, provided it is returned in a perfect saleable condition within 14 days. Any item bought in error will be exchanged, (i.e. where you buy the wrong size.) providing we have a replacement item in stock, this however will incur a carriage cost for the replacement item. If we send an item in error, please inform us of this and we will cover postage costs for the replacement. All goods that we sell are covered by a warranty. Most items have a warranty provided by their respective manufacturer, but this warranty must be carried out through us. If you feel that you have an item that is faulty, please return it to us with a copy of your original proof of purchase. If the item is deemed by us to be a genuine warranty, we will repair or replace the item at our discretion and return the item carriage free. If the item is deemed not to be warranty and you wish the item to be returned to you, this will incur a postage charge. When returning an item to us, we are not responsible for postage costs. In many cases postage is free when sent to you and we will endeavour to keep this so; however, we cannot cover the postage/carriage of an item returned us to be refunded, exchanged or warranted.
*Items that are a “Special Order” or “Custom made” for you cannot be returned unless there is a fault with manufacture.
Please remember to include your original receipt and contact details when returning any item to us, along with a description of the problem.
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|Frame||Size ML, UNI, Aluminium, Alpha Gold Aluminium, tapered head tube, internal derailleur and dropper post routing, rack and kickstand mount, Boost141, 5 mm QR|
|Wheel Size||Front 29|
|Wheel Size||Rear 29|
|Fork||RockShox Recon Gold RL, DebonAir spring, Motion Control damper, lockout, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel|
|Gears||DERAILLEUR, Shimano, 1 Gears|
|Wheels||BONTRAGER, Bontrager sealed bearing hubs & Kovee TLR rims Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless-Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve // Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless-Ready, 32-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost141, 5 mm QR|
|Shifters||SHIMANO, Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed,|
|Front Brake||SH, Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 calliper // Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 calliper Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180 mm // Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Brake||SH, Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 calliper // Shimano hydraulic disc, MT4100 lever, MT410 calliper Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 180 mm // Shimano RT56, 6-bolt, 160 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Crankset||SHIMANO, Shimano MT611, 30T steel ring, alloy spider, 52Â mm chainline, 175Â mm length Shimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing|
|Chain||SHIMANO, Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed|
|Headset||UNBRANDED, Semi-integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, alloy cups, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Handlebar||BONTRAGER, Bontrager alloy, 31.8 mm, 15 mm rise, 750 mm width|
|Stem||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Elite, 31.8 mm, Blendr-compatible, 7-degree, 70 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||BONTRAGER|
|Saddle||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138 mm width|
|Colours||ALPINE BLUE, FACTORY ORANGE, TREK BLACK SATIN|
|Sizes||L, M, ML, S, XL, XS, XXL|
|Barcodes||601842583296, 601842583302, 601842583319, 601842583326, 601842583333, 601842583340, 601842583357, 601842583364, 601842583371, 601842583388, 601842583395, 601842583401, 601842583418, 601842583425, 601842865330, 601842865347, 601842865354, 601842865361, 601842865378, 601842865385, 601842865392|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||5260215, 5260216, 5260217, 5260218, 5260219, 5260220, 5260221, 5260222, 5260223, 5260224, 5260225, 5260226, 5260227, 5260228, 5275448, 5275449, 5275450, 5275451, 5275452, 5275453, 5275454|
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