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Supercaliber 9.8 GX

R110,000.00

The Supercaliber 9.8 is a cross-country racing bike developed for podium-topping World Cup speed. Its category-defining set-up features our exclusive IsoStrut integrated shock and a lightweight FOX fork for a capable ride that’s flat-out fast and soaks up technical terrain.

[2022] Model 35147

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It's right for you if...

You want to ride what the pros ride and you want to win. You’re looking for a bike that’s built for shocking speed and capability on even the hardest cross country courses, and comes decked out with light, fast upgrades on everything from the fork to the drivetrain.

The tech you get

An ultra-lightweight, full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 60 mm of travel, a 100 mm FOX Performance 32 Step-Cast fork and Trek’s exclusive IsoStrut FOX Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, dual remote suspension lockout, a SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain with carbon cranks and Bontrager Kovee Pro 30 carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for instant engagement.

The final word

The Supercaliber 9.8 is an efficient and capable cross-country race bike trimmed with an upgraded, high-performance parts spec. It’s everything you love about a hardtail plus the added capability of IsoStrut – our exclusive integrated shock.

Why you'll love it

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Features

Nothing else like it

Supercaliber’s unique frame design ditches traditional suspension hardware so there’s less weight, less maintenance and less lateral flex. IsoStrut connects the mainframe to the pivot-less seat stays to offer about 60 mm of rear wheel travel. This design offers a unique blend of efficiency, traction and fatigue-fighting compliance that keeps racers fresh and in control.

IsoStrut

IsoStrut integrated suspension gives you just enough travel to stay in control. It’s fully tunable like a standard rear shock, but without the weight penalty of a full suspension bike.

OCLV Mountain Carbon

Trek’s mountain-specific carbon is engineered to withstand the extreme demands of off-road racing. Advanced analysis allows our designers to create a frame with the best blend of light weight, responsiveness and just enough compliance in the seat stays to eliminate the need for a heavy rear pivot system.

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Straight Shot w/Knock Block

Trek’s Straight Shot frame design optimises the stiffness-to-weight ratio for a more responsive ride. You’ll be able to push harder and stay more planted on your line when the going gets rough.

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

FrameOCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, IsoStrut, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Boost148, 60 mm travel
ForkFox Performance 32 Step-Cast, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP 2-position damper, remote lockout, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt axle, 100 mm travel
ShockTrek IsoStrut, Fox Performance shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, 235 mm x 32.5 mm
Suspension leverFox 2-position dual lockout lever
Max compatible fork travel120mm (531mm axle-to-crown)
Wheel frontBontrager Kovee Pro 30 Carbon, Tubeless-Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Wheel rearBontrager Kovee Pro 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, XD Driver, 6-bolt, Boost 148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rearBontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
RimBontrager Kovee Pro 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
TyreBontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29×2.20″
Tyre partBontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz
Rim stripBontrager TLR
Max tyre sizeFrame: 29×2.20″ Fork: See manufacturer
ShifterSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleurSRAM GX Eagle
*CrankSize: S
SRAM GX Eagle Carbon, DUB, 32T alloy ring, 52 mm chainline, 170 mm length
Size: M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
SRAM GX Eagle Carbon, DUB, 32T alloy ring, 52 mm chainline, 175 mm length
Bottom bracketSRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit
CassetteSRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed
ChainSRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Max. chainring size36T
SaddleBontrager P3 Verse Elite, stainless steel rails, 145 mm width
*SeatpostSize: S
Bontrager Pro, OCLV Carbon, 31.6 mm, 0 mm offset, 330 mm length
Size: M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
Bontrager Pro, OCLV Carbon, 31.6 mm, 0 mm offset, 400 mm length
*Integrated Bar StemSize: S, M
Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 0 mm handlebar rise, 750 mm width, -13-degree stem rise, 70mm length
Size: M/L, L
Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 0 mm handlebar rise, 750 mm width, -13-degree stem rise, 80mm length
Size: XL, XXL
Bontrager RSL Integrated handlebar/stem, OCLV Carbon, 0 mm handlebar rise, 750 mm width, -13-degree stem rise, 90 mm length
GripsESI Chunky
Head setKnock Block Integrated, 62-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8” top, 1.5” bottom
BrakeSRAM Level TLM hydraulic disc
*Brake rotorSize: S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 160 mm
Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL, XXL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm
Rotor sizeMax brake rotor sizes: 180mm front, 160mm rear
WeightM – 10.45 kg / 23.04 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limitThis bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).

Sizing & Tech

Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on archcycles.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.

All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.

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2022 Supercaliber 9.8 GX

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