TREK PROCALIBER 9.7 2020 [Review]

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Last Updated on September 2, 2020

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TREK PROCALIBER 9.7 2020 [REVIEW]

Trek Procaliber 9.7 is a high-quality, hardtail mountain bike that comes with an OCLV carbon frame, RockShox Reba RL fork, SRAM NX Eagle drivetrain, IsoSpeed decoupler, and many more exclusive features. The bike is known for its fast wheels (tubeless-ready carbon wheels), tough tires that can do well on dry and muddy grounds. In addition, it is a comfortable bike designed to climb hills, run over rocks, or bumps smoothly and it very efficient for any race.

Features

OCLV Mountain Carbon Frame

One of the interesting features of Procaliber 9.7 is its frame. As a mountain bike, this is the best frame for the Procaliber 9.7. This frame contributes to the lightweight of the bike, which, in turn, increases bike performance. Though the frame is light, it is very tough and durable because of its mountain carbon fiber. The frame also features the IsoSpeed decoupler, internal derailleur routing, and the post mount brake. The internal derailleur routing helps to improve the look of the bike, with all the cables running neatly and smoothly over the frame.

Bontrager Carbon Kovee Elite Wheelset

Trek Procaliber 9.7 has carbon wheels that improve the bike’s speed and durability. The carbon wheels are stiff, providing a more stable and powerful ride. Also, the wheels are suitable for narrow tires, and they increase the overall ride quality of the bike. Apart from these, Bontrager carbon wheels come with a loyalty program, and this makes it possible for you to change your wheels if they get spoilt within two years of purchase.

IsoSpeed Decoupler

This feature improves the ride quality of this bike.  The IsoSpeed decoupler allows the seat tube to move freely without the help or assistance of the top tube, thereby, increasing vertical compliance. The IsoSpeed decoupler does not change the normal frameset geometry; it only decouples the seat tube from the top tube, which in turn, reduces the effects of rough or bumpy roads on the rider and offers a smoother ride.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Frame; OCLV mountain carbon, internal derailleur routing, boost148, post mount brake, tapered head tube

Fork; 100mm travel, Rockshox Reba RL, remote lockout, boost 110, tapered steerer, solo air, motion control damper

Bottom bracket; DUB PF92

Shifters; 12-speed, SRAM NX Eagle

Brakeset; 31.8mm, Bontrager race lite alloy, 5mm rise, Shimano MT500 hydraulic disc, 720mm width

Rear derailleur; Roller bearing clutch(type 3), SRAM NX Eagle

Cassette; 12-speed, 11-50, SRAM XG-1230 Eagle

Seatpost; 31.6mm, Bontrager pro, 0mm offset, OCLV Carbon

Tires; tubeless ready, aramid bead, Bontrager XR2 team issue, 29×2.20 inches, 120tpi

Stem; 7-degree, Bontrager Elite, Blendr compatible, 31.8

Wheelset; 54T rapid drive, tubeless strips, Bontrager kovee Elite 23 carbon, boost148(rear), boost 110(front)

Chain; SRAM NX Eagle

Handlebar; 5mm rise, Bontrager race lite alloy, 720mm width, 31.8mm

Chainset; 30T direct mount, Truvativ stylo, 6k Eagle Dub

Saddle; Bontrager Montrose comp

Grips; ESI chunky

Pros
  • Trek Procaliber 9.7 is a very fast bike.
  • The bike has an IsoSpeed decoupler, which offers smooth rides.
  • The carbon frame and wheels increase the ride quality of the bike.
Cons
  • Trek Procaliber 9.7 is not a cheap bike but its value is worth the price

FAQs

The Trek Procaliber 9.7 comes with what type of fork?

The bike comes with the RockShox Reba RL fork with 100mm travel and a remote lockout.

Conclusion

Trek Procaliber is a great hardtail bike that allows its rider to be comfortable even on bumpy roads. This is because of its IsoSpeed decoupler feature. This bike is a great choice for you, as it is designed to provide speed, a smooth ride, durability, and efficiency. It might not be so cheap, but for a bike with all its features and value, it is worth its price.

Latest Price: TREK PROCALIBER 9.7