Cross country racing demands speed and agility. The trails get twisty, the climbs get more demanding, and the competition doesn't let up. Neither should you!
The Procaliber is a pure racer, built for traveling down singletrack as fast as the rider can pedal. Every cross country machine should be built feather-light, so that nothing holds back a rider hammering out of every corner and attacking every climb. The Procaliber 9.6 is built around an OCLV Mountain carbon fiber frame, keeping total bike weight as low as possible while still maintaining a rugged design. Lightness, however, doesn't result in a rubbery frame that can't corner or transmit power. The Procaliber 9.6's frame details ensure every pedal stroke gets instant response. A press-fit BB92 bottom bracket that anchors the crankset, along with 12mm thru-axle dropouts add rigidity to the rear triangle, while a tapered head tube adds handling precision in every technical corner. Internal cable routing and flat-mount disc brake caliper installation keep the Procaliber 9.6 looking clean and sleek. Rough singletrack on a hardtail can tire any racer, no matter how fit. Trek's race-proven IsoSpeed decoupler found at the top of the seat tube allows the frame to flex vertically to absorb trail chatter without compromising overall frame rigidity. Suspension consists of an air-adjustable RockShox Recon Gold RL suspension fork, bringing 100mm of travel to the party. A bar-mounted remote lever can lock out the fork's travel; perfect for gravel road sections.
Single-ring drivetrains have come of age, and the Procaliber 9.6 uses Shimano components to maximum effect. A 12-speed Shimano SLX RapidFire shifter operates a Shimano Deore XT Shadow+ rear derailleur, offering lightning-quick shifting and long service life. The lever-operated clutch on the derailleur helps keep chain tension tight to prevent dropped chains. Cool, huh? The alloy Shimano single-ring crankset sports a 30T chainring, while a Shimano SLX cassette boasts an absolutely massive 10-51T gearing range. Roller-coaster race courses are no long fearsome with the Procaliber 9.6 on your side! Rolling stock consists of Bontrager's tubeless-ready alloy Bontrager Kovee wheels wrapped with meaty 29x2.20" tubeless-ready Bontrager XR2 Team Issue tires (maximum recommended tire width is 29"x2.20", in case you were wondering). The smallest frame size gets 27.5" wheels and tires to keep the bike's excellent fit and handling. XC racing can get muddy in a hurry, but Shimano's hydraulic disc brakes help to reign in speed with excellent lever feedback and stopping power. The Procaliber 9.6's Bontrager Arvada saddle provides a comfy perch for long hours on the trails, while an alloy 2-bolt Bontrager seatpost can put up with harsh conditions without loosening. An accessory-ready alloy Bontrager Elite Blendr stem and alloy Bontrager handlebar completes this race-ready speed machine.