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Trek Supercaliber 9.8 (2020) Matte Carbon/Gloss Trek Black
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 Performance 32 Step-Cast fork for a capable ride that's flat-
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 Performance 32 Step-Cast fork for a capable ride that's flat-out fast and soaks up technical terrain. And it's trimmed with some of the best mountain bike components you can get, including a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with carbon cranks, wider Bontrager Kovee Elite 30 carbon wheels and a Bontrager carbon seat post and handlebar.
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 with GRIP damper and Trek's exclusive IsoStrut Fox Performance shock designed specifically for Supercaliber. Plus, dual remote suspension lockout, a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with Truvativ Stylo carbon cranks, Bontrager Kovee Elite 30 carbon wheels with 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for fast engagement, Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes and a carbon seat post and handlebar.
The final word
Supercaliber 9.8 is an efficient and capable cross-country racing 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
- Supercaliber is a World Cup-worthy bike that’s quick, capable of soaring through techy terrain and nearly as light as a hardtail
- Our exclusive IsoStrut shock provides tunable, damped suspension for a smooth and efficient ride
- Pivotless seat stays save on weight and actively bend to help soak up trail chatter
- Wider Kovee Elite 30 wheels provide better tyre support so you can run lower pressure and get more traction
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 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.
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.
Sizing & fit
Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.