X-Caliber 7 is the perfect entry point to fast cross country riding and racing. It's a fully capable hardtail mountain bike with expert tech where it matters most, like in the lightweight and durable alloy frame, 100mm RockShox fork, Shimano drivetrain, and hydraulic disc brakes.
It's right for you if...
You're new to mountain biking and want a high-value bike that's perfect for local XC trails and even racing. You want to invest in the parts that make a difference in performance—frame, suspension, and brakes—and want a bike you won't immediately outgrow as your skills advance.
The tech you get
X-Caliber 7 has a lightweight Alpha Gold Aluminum frame, RockShox fork with 100mm of travel and a lockout feature, a dependable 2x9 Shimano drivetrain, hydraulic disc brakes, and wider Boost141 hubs for increased wheel strength and better tire clearance. This hub size is standard for higher-end wheelsets, making it easy to upgrade your wheels if you're looking for a fast way to increase performance.
The final word
X-Caliber 7 is a great cross country mountain bike at a great value. It has the same features found on higher-end bikes—like internal cable routing, dropper post compatibility, a tapered head tube, and Boost hub spacing—all on a platform that's easy to upgrade down the line.
Why you'll love it
- It gets you into the world of cross country riding and racing at a great price, and it's a mountain bike that can grow with you as your skills advance
- The sleek internal cable routing gives you clean looks, protects your cables, and makes it easy to upgrade to a dropper post for even more capability
- Smart Wheel Sizing means you'll get the fastest wheel that fits (29? wheels on larger frames, 27.5? wheels on smaller frames)
|Frame||Alpha Gold Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, rack & kickstand mount, G2 Geometry|
|Fork||RockShox 30 Silver, coil spring, preload, rebound adjust, TurnKey hydraulic lockout, tapered steerer, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5: 80mm travel)|
|Headset||Semi-integrated, cartridge, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Axles||Rear: Boost 141|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Connection 32-hole double-walled|
Front: Formula DC20 alloy
Rear: Formula DC2241
Sizes 15.5 – 15.5: 27.5 x 2.20
Sizes 17.5 – 21.5: 29 x 2.20
|Crankset||Shimano Acera M3000|
|Bottom Bracket||Sealed cartridge, 73mm|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano Alivio M4020|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Acera M3000, Shadow|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano HG200, 11-36, 9 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano Acera M3000, 9 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 5mm rise, 720mm width (13.5: 690mm width)|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 31.8mm, 7 degree, Blendr compatible|
|Brakes||Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc|
|Pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 12mm offset|
|Matte Dnister Black / 13.5-inch / 29-inch|
|Matte Dnister Black / 15.5-inch / 29-inch|
|Matte Dnister Black / 17.5-inch / 27.5-inch|
|Matte Dnister Black / 18.5-inch / 27.5-inch|
|Matte Dnister Black / 19.5-inch / 27.5-inch|
|Matte Dnister Black / 21.5-inch / 27.5-inch|
|Matte Dnister Black / 13.5-inch / 27.5-inch||601479853335||565465||XCA335718K|
|Matte Dnister Black / 15.5-inch / 27.5-inch||601479853342||565466||XCA33707730K|
|Matte Dnister Black / 17.5-inch / 29-inch||601479853366||565468||XCA31516259K|
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Bought this as a closeout a few weeks ago. Works flawlessly along the single tracks. No issues so far, great customer service on choosing my first hardtail.
- Right Size
- Single Track
I've had the bike for 2 days now and I gone on one familiar ride and one new, very challenging ride. The familiar ride, to the top of Santa Teresa Park, which was challenging last week on my 20+ year old Trek 850, was a piece of cake on the X-Caliber 7. Climbs were comparatively effortless and the 29 inch wheels smoothed out some of the rough spots. The new challenging ride, up the trails at St. Joseph's Hill Open Space Preserve in Los Gatos, would have been impossible on my old bike. It was difficult today, but doable and it's now my goal to get to the point where this ride is easy too. My rear end insists that I say something about the stock saddle. It will need to be replaced soon. OUCH!
I love the bike but the Arnold Missouri store has very young employees. While I was at the store trying to decide which model to buy, the kid helping me said " I dont know much about mountain bikes, I ride road bikes". Luckily I had done my own research.
- Packs Well
- The Saddle
My title said "purchasing a bike should be fun" and yes this was fun. The crew at the TREK store in Omaha, Papio store to be exact were helpful professional courteous and every other superlative word i can think of were fantastic I couldn't ask for a more enjoyable time while making the purchase. now the bike that is another story.It is everything i came to believe about TREK bikes this is my second TREK my first was a TREK 820 mtb it was a good ride. but someone decided they wanted it more than i did. But that's water under the bridge. The X-Caliber7 is everything I wanted and then some. Probably over kill for what i use it for BUT now that i have a bike i can trust and not have to worry about what is breaking next i will ride more and further maybe even think about a stage or 2 on bran or maybe the full ride. whats great about the bike good question was bad would be easier to answer the saddle is UNCOMFORTABLE everything else is fantastic. The bike is a dream to ride couldn't ask for a better machine. and papio store keep up the good work
- Packs Well
- Single Track
This bike rides great from the first ride out of the store to the hundredth ride on the trails!