Trek Procaliber 9.8 2020 [Review]

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Last Updated on September 2, 2020

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Trek Procaliber 9.8 2020 [Review]

Procaliber 9.8 is an extremely fast and light bike that is most suitable for competitive racing especially cross country races, as it is equipped with excellent parts such as an extremely light carbon OCLV frame, fast tires, smoothening decoupler, and a smooth gearing system. With this bike, a rider can take any trail climbing up and down the hill with guaranteed confidence and a good chance to win due to its high performance, pedaling efficiency, responsiveness, and comfort. This bike is suited for riders that aim to attain a very high level of speed.

Features

Ultralight Carbon Frame

This frame is uniquely laid up to stand out in the carbon world by being tougher than ordinary carbon. It is also extremely light as it is about 1050 grams despite possessing a high amount of strength, ability to smoothen the rough terrains with its IsoSpeed, make rapid acceleration and reduce fatigue on the part of the rider. This frame enables the rider to fly while riding, make sprints, and deliver effectively. The cables also are not easily worn out and the rider can have an enjoyable and fast ride while taking charge of the ride.

M8000 Deore Shimano Brakes

These are hydraulic disc brakes that demonstrate powerful braking powers that are balanced and requires less pressure. They are specially designed for mountain and cross country rides while maintaining heat and durability. This compliant brakes are tough and improve the quality of the ride as they demonstrate incredible speed and smoothness in every trail it comes in contact with. They guarantee the confidence of the rider at any level of speed by being reliable.

Kovee Bontrager Wheels

These carbon wheels are light, suited for races and ensuring the efficiency of the tires and the rider. They are long-lasting, smooth, easy to use while guaranteeing speed, support, stiffness, and strength to the bike. They are tubeless ready, improve the quality of the ride with its good hubs, and ensure the comfort of the rider by effectively reducing the effects of crashes on the bike.

X Lite Race Handlebar

This handlebar is made to satisfy the need for comfort and reduced weight on the bike. The handlebar helps in reducing the effect of bumps on the rider’s palm, is light and uniquely shaped while being accurately wide and smoothly finished. They are also suitable for aggressive riding positions and amplifying the rider’s speed while creating compliance between the stem and handlebar of the bike.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Frame: A very light mountain OCLV carbon frame with IsoSpeed.

Weight: 10.02kg

Grips: Chunky

Crank: Carbon Truvativ

Stem: Pro Bontrager

Fork: 100mm, RL RockShox

Saddle: Titanium Montrose Bontrager

Bottom Bracket: PF92

Brake: M8000 Deore Shimano

Cassette: 1275 SRAM

Rear Derailleur: GX SRAM

Weight Limit: 136kg

Tire: XR2 Bontrager tire

Handlebar: X Race Bontrager

Wheels: Kovee Bontrager Elite

Seat Post: Pro Bontrager carbon

Shifters: 12-speed SRAM

Pros
  • The bike is extremely light and fast
  • The saddles are also very comfortable
  • The IsoSpeed helps in reducing the effects of bumps thus making the bike comfortable for the rider
Cons
  • The handlebar is not very effective

FAQs

Can the Trek Procaliber 9.8 take on long rides?

Yes, the bike has comfortable parts that accommodate lengthy rides and  races

Is the bike only suited for mountain rides?

No, the bike is also suited for roads

Conclusion

The Trek Procaliber 9.8 is a comfortable and extremely fast bike that can go long trips and races while being suited for roads and mountain trails. As the bike is also light, a rider has no challenges when climbing and descending hilly areas. The bike is most suitable for races who desire to break records and take their winning game to the next level.

Latest Price: Trek Procaliber 9.8

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