Trek Supercaliber 2020 Review

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A highly engineered bike with industry leading rear suspension can make your trekking easy and smooth through the toughest courses. Whether traveling through tough trails or anywhere there's a road, the best trekking bike can make your journey fun and, if you are a competitor, get you there first!

Trek Supercaliber sets a new benchmark in the market by delivering advanced mountain bikes at affordable prices. Its proprietary rear suspension amazed all the the initial high-profile tech pro riders who have completed reviews and so far this bike series has been at the top of most new mountain bike ranking lists.

The secret feature of IsoStrut separates Trek Supercaliber from any other bikes and offers the best bikes for rough trails.

This review will also bring out the other important differences that make this bike series special.

Let's explore top 4 Supercaliber bikes and their features

#1 Supercaliber 9.8

Supercaliber 9.8 | Trek supercaliber 2020

Supercaliber 9.8

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Pros​​​​

High-performance components, ​smooth and efficient ride due to damped suspension

, durability

Cons

Tires required more grip

Summary

Supercaliber 9.8 is the most favorable cross country race bike that holds high performance and upgraded tech specifications. It offers an additional benefit of IsoStrut and provides maximum speed.

Our Rating

90/100

Brand

If you are seeking a bike for a pro ride and a certain win, Supercaliber 9.8 is the best bike for you.

This bike provides surprising speed on the roughest terrains.  Its lightweight and highly-engineered upgraded components ensures the bike flows with the train.  It keeps a good balance between traction with the trail but also light enough to generate significant power.

Trek supercaliber 2020 Frame

Supercaliber 9.8 features an enduring frame of OCLV Mountain Carbon with 60mm of travel. This ultra-lightweight frame design has less weight and lower lateral flex. Also, it breaks the traditional suspension hardware and offers low maintenance to the user.

The unique combination of traction, efficiency, and fight-fatigue compliance stays the racer in control and safe.

trek supercaliber suspension- IsoStrut

The feature of IsoStrut Fox Performance shock is specifically embedded with this bike design for Supercaliber.

Trek Supercaliber 2020 Suspension - Isostrut

Trek Supercaliber 2020 Suspension - Isostrut

 Its unified suspension provides enough travel to balance the ride. It eliminates the weight of the full-suspension bike and provides a standard rear shock.

Straight Shot w/Knock Block:

The shot frame design of Supercaliber 9.8 optimizes the ratio of stiffness to weight and offers a more active ride. When riding gets tough on the hard trails, this bike helps the biker to stay on their line.

  • SHOCK: IsoStrut Fox Performance shock
  • BRAKE TYPE: Shimano Deore hydraulic disc brakes
  • FRAME: OCLV Mountain Carbon frame
  • FORK: 32 Step-Cast fork
  • WHEELS: Bontrager Kovee Elite 30 carbon wheels
  • SIZE: ​S M M/L L XL XXL

WHAT WE LIKE

  • Tremendous speed
  • Smooth and efficient ride due to damped suspension
  • High-performance components

WHAT WE DON'T LIKE

"Bike is great. Carbon frame, wheels, bars, crank set, and seat post. Nice component group. Shifts fast. Love it."

            via TrekBikes.com

#2 Supercaliber 9.7

Supercaliber 9.7

Supercaliber 9.7

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Pros​​​​

Lightweight, damped suspension for easy ride

Cons

Price is a bit high.

Summary

Supercaliber 9.7 is one of the best bikes at affordable rate. It is specifically designed for the World Cup and cross country races. This high-performance bike offers efficient features like IsoStrut and delivers the fastest ride.

Our Rating

84/100

Manufacturer

Supercaliber 9.7 is the most worthy bike for driving through the mountain trails. By adopting this model you no need to pick among hardtail and full-suspension. It is a responsive bike and has capability of riding through the tough ground.

Every single component of Supercaliber 9.7 adds value to the smooth-biking. It doesn’t hold any unnecessary component and its every feature works together as a part of a greater whole.

Its fast capability and lightweight parts make this model most favorable among bike riders.

TREK SUPERCALIBER 2020 FRAME

Supercaliber 9.7 breaks all traditional suspension hardware and crafted a unique design frame with lower lateral flex. It offers 60mm of wheel travel with full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame. Its ultra-lightweight feature makes this bike easy going. 

This low maintenance bike has a bizarre combination of traction and efficiency that make the racer in control and fresh.

TREK SUPERCALIBER suspension - IsoStrut

Supercaliber 9.7 bike has a frame-integrated suspension i.e. IsoStrut. It gives adequate travel to keep bike riding in-control. It doesn't hold the penalty of full suspension but offers a standard rear shock.

Straight Shot w/Knock Block

This bike is specifically designed for off-road racing. Its Straight Shot frame design enhances the ratio of stiffness to weight. This feature makes the ride more responsive when the going gets tough.

  • SHOCK: IsoStrut Fox Performance shock
  • FRAME: OCLV Mountain Carbon frame
  • FORK: 100mm RockShox Reba RL fork
  • WHEELS:Bontrager carbon wheels
  • SIZE: S M M/L L XL

WHAT WE LIKE

  • It is quick.
  • Capability of driving through tough terrain.
  • Lightweight.
  • Provide damped suspension for easy ride.

WHAT WE DONT LIKE

  • Not extra flex in the stays. 
  • Price is a bit high.

"Bike is great. Carbon frame, wheels, bars, crank set, and seat post. Nice component group. Shifts fast. Love it."

            via TrekBikes.com

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#3 Supercaliber 9.9

Supercaliber 9.9

Supercaliber 9.9

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Pros​​​​

High speed, Lightweight

Cons

 Sometimes Tires loose grip.

Summary

Supercaliber 9.9 is the most lightweight model of supercaliber family. Its exclusive features such as IsoStrut perform magnificently on any type of trails. Its speed and high-performance components make this bike capable of World cup and cross country races.

Our Rating

90/100

Manufacturer

Supercaliber 9.9 is the best fit and user-serviceable bike for tough trails. This cross country race bike has been designed for World Cup speed. Its high performance and advanced specifications from fork to drivetrain help the rider win any race.

Supercaliber 9.9 embeds the best mountain bike components that include wider Bontrager Kovee XXX 30 OCLV Mountain Carbon wheels, full SRAM XX1 Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, and Bontrager Kovee XXX OCLV carbon handlebar.

This lightweight model has an added feature of IsoStrut that makes biking easy even with mountain trails.

TREK SUPERCALIBER 2020 FRAME

Supercaliber 9.9 breaks all traditional suspension hardware and features a lightweight frame with less lateral flex. An unusual frame of mountain-specific carbon is designed after considering all demands of off-road racing.

Supercaliber 9.9 OCLV Mountain Carbon Frame

Supercaliber 9.9 OCLV Mountain Carbon Frame

Full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame of this bike needs low maintenance, so it is a favored model amongst all regular bike riders. Supercaliber 9.9 shows the perfect blend of traction and fight-fatigue compliance.

The efficiency of this bike maintains the control of rider through tough trails. Also, the ultra-lightweight feature of this bike adds more durability and stiffness to the frame.

TREK SUPERCALIBER SUSPENSION - ISOSTRUT

Supercaliber 9.9 offers an additional feature of IsoStrut. The IsoStrut Fox Factory shock of this bike maintains the balance of rider and stays the ride in control. This feature reduces the extra weight of the full-suspension bike and offers a standard rear shock.

STRAIGHT SHOT W/KNOCK BLOCK

To get the responsive ride, Supercaliber 9.9 bike has a Straight Shot frame design that enhances the ratio of stiffness-to-weight. Using this feature, a rider can push harder and stay under control when biking gets tough.

  • SHOCK: IsoStrut Fox Factory shock
  • FRAME: Full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame
  • FORK: 100mm Fox Factory 32 Step-Cast fork
  • WHEELS: Bontrager Kovee XXX 30 OCLV Mountain Carbon wheels
  • BRAKE TYPE: SRAM Level Ultimate hydraulic disc brakes
  • SIZE: S M M/L L X/L
  • TREK SUPERCALIBER 2020 PRICE: S M M/L L XL
  • DRIVETRAIN: Full SRAM XX1 Eagle 1x12 drivetrain
  • REAR HUB: 54-tooth DT Swiss rear hub

WHAT WE LIKE

  • High speed.
  • Best fit between short travel and hardtail.
  • Lightweight.

WHAT WE DON'T LIKE

  • Sometimes tires lose grip

"I’ve had my Supercaliber for 6 months. I live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, USA (it’s flat with a bunch of swamps. Rooty terrain.) and this bike is absolutely perfect for trail riding here. I intended to race the bike but I’ve been picking it every time over my tradition trail bike when I’m hitting the local trails with friends. It’s a ton of fun! Awesome bike! Great review!"

             via Bikemag.com

Conclusion

Above all are customer recommended latest bike modes that provide maximum benefits at minimum cost. These bikes make your mountain ride even more beautiful and easy. By adopting any one of them you can get an amazing experience of bike riding on any type of trails.

So, without being late, choose the best fit bike for you and order the delivery soon to enjoy the smooth adventure ride

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