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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    I was wondering if anyone has a review here of the Trek Xcaliber 2014? I could not find one for this model /year. I am teetering between a 7 and 8 but I am not used to the SRAM, but have been using the Shimano for years and I am still using the Shimano shifters on my work bike. I really like the specs on the Xcailber 8 but had a lot of problems trying it out since the SRAM I have never used and spent more time trying to shift than experiencing the actual bike. I am also concerned because the 18.5 inch frame felt pretty good but I ride a 17.5 frame with my Specialized 29er work bike. Just hoping for opinions and thoughts. If the bike was Shimano shifters I would have no doubt as I have been using the trigger shifters for a long time and I am still using them on my work bike. From what the guys tole me at my LBS, the 2015 Xcaliber will have a XCM 30 Rockshok and a Shimano drivetrain with what I am used to. Worth waiting for? It's about a $100 more than the current Xcailber 7 and will be out mid August. Colors are different as well. My biggest issue is money (as always) and how unfamiliar the SRAM feels. I also need to make sure of my fit as whatever I choose will be my bike for a long time unless I win the lotto.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    The 8 is showing up on sale for a cheaper price than the 7 on treks website.

    I've been running SRAM x7 shifters and derailleurs for awhile now and I like them. If it wasn't shifting correctly they need to be readjusted.

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    The shifters seemed to be working, I just could not get the hang of them in a short test ride. Ended up focusing on how to shift rather than how the bike felt. The guy at the LBS showed me some of the specs for the 2015 Xcaliber 7 and it appeared to be spec'ed a lot like the current Xcailber 8 with a retail cost of around $950. I liked the Xcailber 8 except for the shifters. I have been using Shimano for years and my work bike is Shimano which I will be riding a lot. That is why I was wondering if anyone has a review on the current Xcailber 7.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    I do not have experience with the 7 or 8, only my 2013 x-cal.

    The 8 has a better fork than the 7 and it's on some sort of sale for less than the 7...

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    The 2015 Xcaliber 7 specs as I can find them online. I have not gone down the line with all items but I did notice it has a Rockshox XM30 (not XM32 like 2014 Xcaliber 8) and shimano shifters. Seems similarly spec'ed to the 2014 X 8. I like the X 8 but I am wary to spend what is a huge amount of money unless I really love it (this price range is a ton of money on my budget). Here are the 2015 X 7 specs below. I appreciate the info and opinions.

    My LBS can get me this bike for around the same price as the sale X8 so money is about the same. I would just need to wait until mid August to get the new X7. I am guessing the X8 is on sale because the new X7 is so close to the 2014 X8. Just guessing though

    The TREK X-CALIBER 7 650B 2014 model Starry Night Black/Lime Green Hardtail mountain bike from BIKEFACTORY.CO.UK ONLINE
    A REALLY GOOD VALUE MOUNTAIN BIKE WITH A MORE COMFORTABLE RIDING POSITION BUT WITH ALL THE FEEL OF A PERFORMANCE OFF ROAD MACHINE FOR FITNESS RIDES OR LONGER OFF ROAD RIDES
    Race-ready spec 2x drivetrain options, lockout, hydraulic discs
    Ride the fastest wheel that fits with Smart Wheel Size
    Light, precise race frame for a fast, refined ride
    Extended size range gives you a better fit for a better ride
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    Frame Alpha Gold Aluminium w/semi-integrated head tube, mechanically formed & butted tubing, race geometry, internal front derailleur routing, G2 Geometry on 29ers
    Front suspension RockShox XC30, coil spring, preload, Turnkey lockout, custom G2 Geometry w/51mm offset on 29ers, 100mm travel (13.5" : 80mm travel)
    Wheels Formula DC20 alloy front hub, Formula DC22 alloy rear hub, Bontrager AT-650 32-hole double-walled rims
    Tires Bontrager XR1, 29x2.20" front, 29x2.00" rear (Bontrager XR2, 27.5x2.20")
    Drivetrain
    Shifters Shimano Acera M390, 9 speed
    Front derailleur Shimano Altus
    Rear derailleur Shimano Acera M390
    Crank Shimano Acera M391, 44/32/22
    Bottom bracket Sealed cartridge
    Cassette Shimano HG20 11-36, 9 speed
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Components
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1.5
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR, 2-bolt head, 27.2mm, 12mm offset
    Handlebar Bontrager Low Riser, 31.8mm, 5mm rise

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Noticed a BIG difference from that description. It appears to have a 650b wheel set (27.5").

    So now it's 29er vs 27.5".

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    OK, so this bike will come as a 29er or a 27.5? The guy who was looking at the specs at the shop said it looks like they made some mistakes in the description. I guess I will just have to wait and see what I can afford and what I can get at the time I can come up with the money. LBS does not seem to have a payment plan at the moment if I go with a Trek.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    If you can't afford to buy it outright I wouldn't buy it, never finance toys.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Where are you located at? Those specs appear to be from the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sickmak90 View Post
    If you can't afford to buy it outright I wouldn't buy it, never finance toys.
    Couldn't agree more. Don't let that lesson the hard way OP.
    Last edited by Max24; 03-02-2015 at 09:16 PM.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    I'm in North Carolina but look to be the same specs the guy at the LBS showed me. Colors are different for 2015 too. Thanks, I doubt I'll try and finance


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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Have you looked at the airborne bikes?

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    No. No shops where I live that carry them that I am aware of


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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    I don't think any shops anywhere carry them. You can't test ride them but you cut out the middle man and save $$.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    I'll look into them, thank you


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    I know what you mean. I really like the X Caliber 8, but not fond of the SRAM shifters (not used to them, prefer Shimano). Since the 2015 Xcaliber 7 is equipped with Shimano shifters and from what I can tell the only real change in components is that the Rock Shox is an XC30 rather than the XC32 (I have been told the XC32 is a better shock for strength). The new retail is higher but the guy at the bike shop thinks he can get me into one for the same price as the current sale price of the X8. I am not sure that is a big enough difference between the shock to warrant getting the X8 over the new spec'ed X7. Plus I will get to stay with Shimano shifters which is a big plus for person preference. The black and white X8 is sweet but similar to the new X7 black white and green so that does not matter much to me. I would prefer matte black but that is not an option.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    What price is he talking about?

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    LBS told me they give 10% off none sale items for service professionals. That should drop the price to around $860ish


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    I went to my LBS today to drop off my X-Caliber 5 for regular maintenance and saw that they had one X-Caliber 8. I asked if it was on sale per Trek website and they said yes. I rode it and that thing rides like a dream. I didn't think there would be that much difference between the X-Cal 5 and the X-Cal 8 but wow they are a world of difference. They say will give me $350 for my X-Cal 5 as trade in so it comes out to $550 out the door. I know I can get more on Craigslist but the sale ends on Monday. The shop guy also said that I get $200 worth of free accessories as part of the sale/promotion as per Trek website. Is i really like this bike but I don't know. Should I upgrade or keep what I have?
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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    If I get a chance I'll look up the specs later but my gut says your basically paying $550 for the fork and better brakes.

    You'd probably be better off just using that $550 to get a better fork and brakes instead of changing bikes.

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    I looked it up and the 8 does have some solid upgrades over the 5. The rockshox xc32 fork is better than the rst by a decent amount. The x5/x7 sram stuff is better than alivio (or acera) shimano and the shimano hydro brakes are better.

    You could add a suntour epicon or raidon air fork to your bike for $250, get shimano deore brakes for $120, and still have plenty for a new crank, cassette, and derailleurs.

    The question is: can you work on your own bike?

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    I just took advantage of the price drop on the X-caliber 8. It is my first 29er and good God what a difference over 26 inch. I have to say I am having a little trouble getting accustomed to sram shifters. I have been riding a Fisher with Shimano XT for 6 years so I may just have to swap all the shifting components to Shimano XT.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    The guy at the LBS told me that SRAM derailers as shimano shifters won't work right together so you might have to switch all derailers and shifters. I have I idea if this is true but I assumed he knows


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    Front derailleurs work with either brand shifter. Rears need to match.
    So if you went with Shimano shifters you need to buy a rear Shimano derailleur.
    Currently they are on super sale at Ribble with 10% extra off. Jenson price matches.
    You need to select the country and currency for the correct pricing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox45 View Post
    No. No shops where I live that carry them that I am aware of


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    Thanks Sickmak90. I figured the upgraded components would be significantly better than what I have now. I was pricing a fork, hydro brakes, and shifters/derailleurs and it would come up to about the same price. The frames are the same on both bikes. The SRAM shifters did throw me off since I'm not used to them and don't have the gear indicator but I'm sure one can get used to them fairly quickly.

    Is the trade in value they are offering ok/ too low?
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    Thanks for the information about Airborne, but it does not look like their bikes are compatible with rear bike racks and since every bike I need has to be a back up for a work bike they will need to be able to have a rear bike rack. I was really liking the Seeker but they do not seem have even the lower eyelets for a bike rack and to me it would be like paying close to a $1000 dollars just to duct tape a rack on. Seems counter productive to what I need. I really wish that wasn't the case, the Seeker seems awesome! When you can only afford one bike for all things (fun, exercise, around town, trails, cross country and a back up for work) than Airborne does not seem to be compatible.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    IMHO I don't think you are getting a very good trade in for your old bike, especially if it is in good shape. I just couldn't justify spending $550 for marginally better components. I'm guessing you paid around $600 for the 5? If so that means you would have almost $1200 wrapped up in the 8. I ended up getting a left over 2013 model X-caliber for $1239, which has specs well above this years 9.

    I just don't see an extra $550 in value on the 8 over the 5. The XC32 rockshox is an improvement over the RST, although it is still very heavy and uses a coil spring. Purchasing a Suntour epicon or raidon would be an improvement over the xc32 because it uses air instead of a spring and is lighter. Add one of those for $250 and a $120 set of brakes and I bet the 5 feels worlds better than the 8 did.

    I actually really like SRAM shifters and rear derailleurs (I hate all front derailleurs) and have never once missed not having a gear indicator. Do higher end shimano shifters have a gear indicator?

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    I was thinking the same thing. By the time everything is said and done I would've paid $1400 for an $850 bike. My bike is only a month old. I was looking at the Suntour website and I know they have the upgrade program and have the RAIDON XC-LO-R-29 for $189 which I don't think is bad. I may go that way and look into the hydro brakes as well. I think I may just do upgrades to my X-5 and keep it. I'm sure I can get it as good or better than the X8.

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    I honestly wish I would have went with the X-Caliber 9. It came with Shimano XT shifters and derailleurs, Shimano M445 instead of M395 brakes and the XC32 with air. It would have meant driving into downtown Chicago but the price difference was only $205 over the $850.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    That Raidon will be at least as good, if not better than the rockshox xc32 air. For $200 it's a very worthy upgrade.

    Shimano deore or slx brakes go on sale all the time for $100-$150 a set. Either one of those brakes are very good.

    I really don't think you'd be able to really notice the other small upgrades that the 8 has over the 5.

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    Just bought a 2015 trek x-cal 7 for $745 ..... Couldn't pass up the deal
    I was going to go for a 2014 x-cal 8 , but I used to the shimano shifters. Plus I saved about $100 and loved the black/green color of the new xcal7

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Was it on sale? The LBS said it was $929 I believe.

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    Not on sale... It is $929 but the manager offered me that price... With trek care plus for 3 yrs and the $50 accessory credit promotion.

    Yea... I couldn't pass it up

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    I don't think I could have either. I think this will be the bike I get. I like the Shimano shifters, the breaks, the fork and the black/green color. Seems like a bike I could do a lot with right off and I could upgrade as things break to make it better. Any pictures of the new ride?

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    I'll have it this weekend... Had to ship it from their warehouse. I'll post some pics then.
    I know it's not the best out there but I think it's the best for the price.

    The rockshox xc30 is a decent fork right? At least over the the sun tour xcm/xcr?

    Should serve me well for my purpose. Need some advice on inexpensive pedals for it though.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Xc30 is much better than the suntour xcm/xcr.

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    If your XC30 does not have air you can add it for $75 in parts. If weight is not to big of an issue Primo Super Tenderizers are indestructible pedals. I have a set on my Gary Fisher that are 8 years old and still going strong. I clean and grease them once a year. You can find them on ebay for around $25 including shipping. I like them they have a slight curve to them to prevent your foot from falling off. They have multiple colors.
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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    A little off topic, can poploc/ remote lockout be added to an xc30 at a reasonable price?

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Nice! How does it ride and what frame size did you get?

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    17.5... Just rode it around my neighborhood...so I'll post a review once I get more time on the trails. The 29er is much quicker than my 26" but that's a given.

    The bike feels comfortable though

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    New X-Cal 7

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    I figured i would chime in here, being that i just bought an X-cal 7 a month ago.

    I was a little bit upset at my LBS when i walked into the store exactly 1 week later and saw an X-cal 7 (2015) sitting there with Rockshox forks. My 2014 came with Suntour XCR (32mm Stanchions), they seem like good forks, they hold up really well in corners and offer plenty of traction when i'm hauling ass down rocky/rooty hills.

    Nevertheless, it would have been nice to know that bike would be on the floor at the LBS just 1 week later. I probably would have stayed with the 2014 regardless, because they knocked $50 off ($829) and that orange paint is absolutely stunning. I've never bought anything orange in my life, but that paint just pops!!

    My only complaints so far is with the stock wheels and tires. The Bontragger AT650 is a single wall wheel. I ended up bending that front wheel, just 1 week after buying the bike. I ended up replacing it with a double wall (WTB) wheel, with Shimano Hub. Much better than stock, and i decided to get rid of those junky XR1's that they put on there. Not a bad tire for nice dry conditions, but i was all over the place when i rode after some rain. I ended up replacing both tires with Specialized Ground Control (Front) and Specialized Captain (Back).

    I took the $50 credit that Trek was offering and had the bike shop ditch the largest chain ring and replace it with a bash guard. This was my main reason for going with the X-Cal 7 instead of the X-Cal 6. The 7 has a 3 piece chainring. So i have a nice 2x9 setup and dont have to worry about all those log crossings here in western PA.

    For now the only other thing i would like to do is ditch the cheap pedals that they put on this bike. I'm just not sure if i should go clipless or just go with some type of alloy pedal. Any suggestions?

    Anyhow, this is a legit mountain bike and what a difference coming from a 26in bike.

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    For about $100 more I just traded my 2015 trek x-cal 7 fr a 2014 trek x-cal 8.... Better complements, wheels,and I couldn't get used to the shimano shifter. I like to keep my index finger on the brakes.

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    Did you get full price for your bike? They had an X-Cal 8 at my LBS and that thing is sweet. I missed the sale when they had it for $849. They had a 2014 X-Cal 7 (red/black) color combo and they would let it go for $879 but I didn't like the color. If they would've had the orange one or the black/green I might have bought it but I was really hung up on the X-Cal 8 especially since I know it can be had for $849.
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    A guy i ride with has a 2014 X-Cal 8 and he paid $1050 for it. If you can get an X-Cal 8 for $849 then that is a hell of a deal. That's why i ended up with the 7. It was a 200 dollar upgrade to the 8 and it comes with SRAM shifter/derailers which i dont think i could ever get use to. I guess it's all personal preference.

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    The $849 price was a sale that Trek had for a few weeks. I wanted to pull the trigger on it but I had to sell my current bike first before I could get the 8 and by the time I sold mine the sale was over. It was difficult for me as well with the SRAM shifters. I couldn't get used to them. I think it was the back thumb shifter that did it form me. I'm sure one gets used to it.
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    I purchased the XC-8 a couple weeks ago at $850. At first I hated those Sram shifters and felt I had made a huge mistake. I have used Shimano shifters for oh I don't know since they were introduced I guess. After about 5 days I was hooked. I hate those Sram X.5 shifters so much I purchased Sram X.0 shifters, Sram X.0 rear derailler and Sram X.9 front derailler. I liked the function of the existing Sram set up but the X.5 levers for down shifting suck. Mine had about a half inch or more of travel before they did anything.

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    The Bontragger AT650 is a single wall wheel. I ended up bending that front wheel, just 1 week after buying the bike. I ended up replacing it with a double wall (WTB) wheel
    these are double walled rims in my 2013 marlin. im not sure why they would be single walled in yours.

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    I paid $100 more than what I paid for my 2015 xcal 7, The xcal7 shifter would hit my thumb.. But when I move it inward my index finger would be way off the up shift shifter. Plus I realized that I should keep my index finger at my brakes most of the time.

    Anyways.. Trek has a decent product, but when I buy my next bike it will be specialized or giant .

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnj2803 View Post
    these are double walled rims in my 2013 marlin. im not sure why they would be single walled in yours.

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    I think the description is wrong on that website. I read a spec sheet on my bike that said the rim was double wall as well. Sure enough after i bent that front wheel and took the tire off, it was a Single Wall Wheel and the guys at my LBS verified that. I know that the Bontragger AT850 is a double wall wheel but my AT650's were single wall!

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    You should have called trek for warranty and verified. They might have warrantied your rims.

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    I ordered 2014 XCal 8 yesterday at atlanta trek for $849...

    The bike should be delivered friday and ready to pick up saturday... i cant wait...

    I was set on getting the 2015 XCal 7 few days ago for $929... good thing i waited and researched... save me $80 and get better components i think... although i like the new 2015 color (blue with yellow)...

    This is my first expensive MTB... i usually buy $200 bike at walmart

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    I test rode a 18.5" 2015 X Cal 7 today and I liked it. The only issue I had is that the XC30 Rockshox seemed to not really "lock out" until I put the preload all the way to the hardest setting, then it was pretty close to lock out, is that normal?). I did not remember that from test riding the 2014 X cal 8. I also test rode a 2014 (I think) X cal 6 in 17.5" and I liked the 18.5" better even though I am only 5'7" with a 30" inseam. I think if I end up buying new, I will go with the 2015 X cal 7 in black and green (test rode the blue/yellow/white and I will never like that color combo, just not me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox45 View Post
    The only issue I had is that the XC30 Rockshox seemed to not really "lock out" until I put the preload all the way to the hardest setting, then it was pretty close to lock out, is that normal?). I did not remember that from test riding the 2014 X cal 8.
    If it has cable actuation it should be adjustable by the shop. Check with them.

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    My x-cal 8 has the xc32 with "turnkey" lockout. They use the marketing on the turnkey setup that it has a bypass that allows the shock to still operate even when locked out as a form of blowout control. I find that weighing ~200lbs if i load the fork to hop anything, even when locked out you'll hear and feel the shock operating so to me it's a partial lockout at best.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    When I did the test ride (not ready to buy) the XC 30 felt squish even when locked out when I peddled hard standing but got a lot better when I turned the preload all the way up. Guess that's the way these forks work?

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    When I had the x7 .. When engaging the lockout the shock didn't move at all... Same with my x8 now.

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    That is what I thought with the X8, I test rode that about a month ago and it had the XC32 and it seemed to be completely locked out when I had it in the locked position. This is basically the same fork, the XC30 with 30mm stanchions in stead of 32mm. The sales person said that was normal but I honestly got the feel that this one did not know as much as the one I previously dealt with. I will check back in when I am closer to buying to see how the fork feels. Maybe it needed to be checked by a mechanic.

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    When I tested the X8 even with the fork locked out it still had some bounce to it. I have a Suntour XCR Lo-R Ait and when I lock it out there is no movement whatsoever.

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    Exactly Laurido, it's not soft like being wide open, but it has some spring on it and you go to bounce the front while locked over a root or curb you can feel it move a bit.

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    Here is a youtube video I just found showing someone's new 2015 X Cal 7 in my size and the color I like. I really like the looks of this bike.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJ7vSWTr9z8

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    U didn't get a bike yet? Just get one and ride out . .. I just ordered a set of tires , pedals and seats for mine

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Nope and I have no idea when I'll have the money. All that I had saved went to medical bills for my family. Lots of unexpected bills so I am having to start over again...


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    If that's the case I would honestly get a bike from bikesdirect or used ... I also have a 10 yr old cannondale f300 that I ride to death and it's just as fun as my trek x8. Sometimes it's not about how expensive ur fork or bike is, just ride and enjoy

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    I have an old 26" wheeled bike that I can ride off duty and as long as it is still working I at least can ride. I so rarely can afford something new in my life. I wish I had the money to buy a new bike. I have not owned a new bike since I was less that 10 years old (so more than 30 years) so it would be great to finally be able to afford something right out of the box for once. I will go back to saving and if I can afford this bike I will get it. If not I will craigslist something and build it up to what I want or need. My family comes first so maybe a new bike is a pipe dream. Sooner or later I will get a 29er though. I also have to make sure I get something that can double as a back up to my work bike because if I want to make sure I stay riding on duty, I need to make sure I can use my personal bike when my work bike goes down for repairs and my department drags their feet in paying for repairs. It's always been that way and I do not see things changing.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Family is always first and you'll be able to get it eventually. Since I got married two years ago and had a child I've had to cut back tremendously on spending and it's really hard not to be selfish lol.

    Are you a cop?

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Yup, I'm a cop. Second marriage, one child, a teen. Been a LEO (law enforcement officer for almost 15 years), and have done everything you can imagine except be paid well, LOL. As long as you have your health, the rest can wait and sooner or later I will get something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sickmak90 View Post
    Noticed a BIG difference from that description. It appears to have a 650b wheel set (27.5").

    So now it's 29er vs 27.5".
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    OK, so this bike will come as a 29er or a 27.5? The guy who was looking at the specs at the shop said it looks like they made some mistakes in the description. I guess I will just have to wait and see what I can afford and what I can get at the time I can come up with the money. LBS does not seem to have a payment plan at the moment if I go with a Trek.
    They do 27.5 on small sizes and 29 on medium and large sizes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sox45 View Post
    Yup, I'm a cop. Second marriage, one child, a teen. Been a LEO (law enforcement officer for almost 15 years), and have done everything you can imagine except be paid well, LOL. As long as you have your health, the rest can wait and sooner or later I will get something.
    LEO is a tough biz to be in. I have considered going to my local PD but it would be a significant pay cut. I've wanted to be a cop for years but can't afford a 20k pay cut with a wife and two kids.

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    Where r u located sox45? I want a FS bike now lol

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    I'm in central North Carolina pretty close to Raleigh NC


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    You have a great area to ride mountain bikes in .... I'm in N florida , one day I'll take a trip there to ride

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Any hills up your way? With all the hills I have to tackle I have an illusion that I could ride down south all day long.

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    Trek XCaliber 7, 2014/2015?

    Lots of hills in my area and some really nice trail especially if you are willing to drive an hour for mountain bike trails. I live about three hours from actual mountains and the mountains are my favorite place to vacation


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