Trek Supercaliber 9.8 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on August 24, 2020
Trek Supercaliber 9.8 Review
When looking for a short travel bike that comes built with a dynamic suspension, the Trek Super caliber 9.8 GX is usually the got to bike for most riders. It is constructed from lightweight carbon fiber which takes out the hassle of having to contend with weight shifting while riding. The tubeless-ready rims and the 29-inch wheels give bike enough momentum for quick starts especially in the case of races.
CARBON BODY FRAME
The frame of the bike is made from OCLV carbon, specifically made for withstanding the rigors of mountain biking. This lends flexibility, resistance, and ease of maintenance to the bike. The frame, apart from been carbonized, is designed to give the rider more stability whilst pedaling through rough terrains. With the IsoStrut technology and lightweight of the bike, the bike can traverse the mountains with ease.
FANTASTIC SRAM GX EAGLE 1 X 12 SHIFTERS
The SRAM GX Eagle shifters aids in the overall performance of the bike. With a chainset and cassette that comes with the same technology (SRAM) the speed changing ability of this bike is unrivaled.
The SRAM drivetrains quickly convert the rotary motion of the pedals effortlessly into speed to the propulsion of the bike.
CONSISTENT SHIMANO DEORE XT HYDRAULIC BRAKES
Powered by a consistent and powerful hydraulic brake made from world-class Shimano Deore, riders are guaranteed of control when they take their bikes out in whatever conditions or whichever terrain.
Also holding its own in the wheel department is the Bontrager carbon wheel which is tubeless-ready and puncture-resistant to make riding in any form of road safe and effortless.
BODY FRAME: lightweight carbon, 60mm rear travel, taped tube head,
SHOCK ABSORBER SYSTEM: 235 x 32.5mm, IsoStrut, Air spring, 32-step performance, Grip 2 damper position, kabolt axle of 15mm
FORK TRAVEL: 120mm
TAX SPEED: knockblock, sealed bearings
HANDLEBARS: carbon dropouts, 35mm, Bontrager kovee, 720mm wide
HEADSET: 58 degrees, 1.5 inches bottom, knock block
SIZES: S, M, L, XL, and XXL
CHAIN: 12-speed levels, GX SRAM Eagle
CRANKSET: Alloy, 32-tooth, boost, truactiv stylo carbon dropout, 170-175mm length
CASSETTE: 12-speed levels, 10-50, XG 1275 SRAM Eagle
Tires: 120tpi and XR2 Bontrager kovee, 29×2.20″, Aramid bead, Tubeless
BRAKING SYSTEM: hydraulic disc levers, Shimano 1800 XT
BRAKING ROTOR: RT-76, 6 bolt, 180mm wide, 160mm long
LOWER BRACKET: 92mm, DUB SRAM, press-fit
WHEELS SIZE: 29-inches,
FRONT WHEEL: 6-inch bolt, boost 110, tubeless, 15mm axle
BACK WHEEL: 6-inch bolt, 12mm axle, boost 468, XD SRAM drive, 54T
SEAT POST: 0mm, OCLV carbon 31.6mm, 330-400m long
SEAT: Titanium, Montrose Bontrager, 138mm wide
WEIGHT: 23.06 Lbs
SHIFTER SYSTEM: Shimano MT8100, 12-speed levels
DERAILLEURS: SRAM Eagle
STEM: knockblock, 35mm, 70mm long, kovee pro
HAND GRIPS: Esi chunky
WEIGHT CAPACITY: 136kg
Its tires are great for riding on any terrain
It has a light suspension system for smooth mountain biking
Its light frame allows for quick turns and is impact resistant
The bike is a bit expensive
Is the Trek supercaliber 9.8 GX compatible for both men and women?
Yes, it is.
Is the body frame resistant to sudden impacts?
Yes, it is.
The Trek Supercaliber 9.8 GX is a mountain bike designed for optimum speed. The body frame made from lightweight carbon is very light, impact-resistant, and is easy to maintain. The unique ISoStrut suspension system gives the rider more control when maneuvering any type of mountain terrain. The wheels are made to give more traction and stability, with the brake system very responsive. Money well spent when you buy it.