When the mechanic who built this bike for Machinery Row wanted to take it home on the spot, the staff payed attention! After years of building hot-rod XC bikes, this one is something special!
The Supercaliber 9.9 XTR is the finest cross-country mountain bike that Trek has ever made. Weighing in at only 20.7 pounds (that was not a misprint), the Supercaliber 9.9 XTR climbs like a crazed goat, and is as nimble as a hummingbird around a race course. Trek started with their proven OCLV Mountain carbon fiber recipe and built a feather-light frame that took three years to develop. Input from World Cup and Olympic athletes ensured it was an uncompromising off-road racer from the outset. The rear shock is cleverly built into the top tube, reducing weight, improving suspension response, and eliminating power-robbing flex. Called IsoStrut, the rear suspension geometry boasts 60mm of travel to soak up impacts on technical courses. Fox built the air-adjustable Factory shock exclusively for the Supercaliber, making it the only adjustable "soft tail" platform at the World Cup level. A tapered head tube and oversized PF92 bottom bracket brace each end of the down tube, enhancing power delivery and handling. The down tube is also perfectly straight for lightness, but is protected from crash damage from a spinning fork crown by KnockBlock headset stop. Internal cable routing was so obsessed over, they called it Control Freak. Up front, an air-adjustable RockShox SID SL Ultimate suspension fork keeps the front wheel planted over technical trails and race courses. There's a lockout lever on the handlebar that can shut off both ends of the suspension when charging down fire roads and paved sections.
Shimano's 12-speed XTR components have been equally obsessed over, and are a perfect match to a world-class chassis. An adjustable clutch in the rear derailleur helps keep the chain engaged while powering over rough washboard surfaces. The single-ring XTR crankset boasts hollow arms and profiled chainring teeth for better chain retention. The massive 10-51T XTR cassette uses a clever mixture of aluminum, titanium and steel cogs for durability as well as weight reduction. Hydraulic disc brakes feature 1-piece aluminum calipers and magnesium master cylinders for precise performance and very low weight.
The Supercaliber's rolling stock needed to be as high-performance as the rest of the bike. With Bontrager's tubeless-ready carbon fiber Kovee XXX wheels, that part is covered. How well? How about 1290 grams for the bare wheelset! An OCLV carbon fiber rim and DT Swiss Aerolite straight-pull spokes provide a smooth feel and sprightly acceleration. A 29mm wide internal rim profile allows the tire to spread out for lower rolling resistance and better handling. DT Swiss supplies the 240 hubs as well, ensuring fast engagement and durability over many miles of training and racing. Bontrager also supplies the 29x2.20" XR2 Team Issue tubeless-ready tires, bringing low rolling resistance and bags of grip to the Supercaliber 9.9.
Trek didn't cut a single corner with the Supercaliber 9.9. The Bontrager Kovee XXX handlebar and XXX seatpost are both made from OCLV carbon fiber for very light weight and high strength. Even the Montrose Pro saddle boasts carbon fiber rails to keep overall weight low.
This bicycle can be customized with Trek's Project One program. From paint to components, all aspects of this bicycle can be customized for a bicycle that is uniquely your own. Please call for details.
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, IsoStrut, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, 60mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox SID SL Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Charger Race Day, damper, 44mm offset, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 100mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, 62-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Rear Shock||Trek IsoStrut, Fox Factory shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, Kashima Coat, 235x32.5mm|
Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Kovee XXX, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready|
|Hubs||DT Swiss 240 alloy centerlock|
|Spokes||DT Swiss Aerolite stainless steel straight-pull|
|Tires||Bontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29 x 2.20''|
|Crankset||Shimano XTR M9120, Boost (52mm chainline)|
|Chainrings||34T alloy ring|
|Bottom Bracket||Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit|
|Chain||Shimano XTR M9100, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano XTR M9100, Shadow Plus, long cage, 51T max cog|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||Shimano XTR M9100, 10-51T, 12 speed|
|Shifters||Shimano XTR M9100, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Kovee XXX, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 0mm rise, 720mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 13 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano XTR M9100 hydraulic disc w/Shimano MT900, 160mm, centerlock rotors|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Pro, 7x10mm carbon rails, 138mm width|
|Seat Post||Bontrager XXX, OCLV Carbon, 31.6mm, 0mm offset|
* Subject to change without notice.