Trek's Procailber finds the sweet spot between high performance and fantastic value for money. The OCLV carbon frame is backed by Trek's lifetime warranty and not only lowers frame weight but also provides stiffness that allows you to react to tight and technical turns on the trail. This hardtail cross country bike makes harsh and body beating surfaces a lot smoother through IsoSpeed technology which is unique to Trek. The decoupler is situated at the bottom of the seatpost and absorbs harsh impacts taking the discomfort away from your saddle and allowing for a much smoother ride. Tubeless-ready wheels and tyres included in the build make setting up without inner tubes a lot easier. Running tubeless removes the risk of pinch-flats when lowering tyre pressure so you benefit from greater comfort and a dramatically reduced risk of puncturing. Finally, hydraulic disc brakes ensure your safety is made a priority, making stopping on all surfaces and in all conditions as fast and efficient as it should be.
It's right for you if...
You love riding singletrack. You’ve entered several XC races, enjoyed every single one and want to give racing a serious go. You’re looking for a solid carbon race bike at an affordable price. You get a Straight Shot downtube for extra-stiff, responsive handling without added weight and a Knock Block headset that protects against spinning bars and fork crowns.
The tech you get
A light and stiff carbon frame with trail-smoothing IsoSpeed, a 100 mm RockShox Judy SL fork with Solo Air spring and a TurnKey lockout, a smooth-shifting Shimano Deore 1x12 drive train, powerful Shimano hydraulic disc brakes and fast, tubeless ready 29" wheels. The IsoSpeed decoupler and carbon frame makes it ride smoother than any other hardtail, so your body doesn't get beaten up by trail chatter.
The final word
Procaliber 9.5 gives you the advantages of a carbon race bike with IsoSpeed at a wallet-friendly price and it gives you solid tech where it matters most. The RockShox fork's Solo Air spring can easily be adjusted for a specific rider weight, and it's lighter than a coil spring.
Frame - OCLV Mountain Carbon, IsoSpeed, tapered head tube, Knock Block, internal control routing, balanced post-mount brake, Boost148
Fork - RockShox Judy SL, Solo Air spring, TurnKey lockout, tapered steerer, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 100 mm travel
Seatpost - Bontrager alloy, 31.6 mm, 12 mm offset
Headset - Knock Block Integrated, 62-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Front and Rear Rims - Bontrager Kovee, double-wall, Tubeless Ready, 28-hole, 23 mm width, Presta valve
Front Hub - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Rear Hub - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Front & Rear Tyre - Bontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.20"
Crank - Shimano MT510, 30T alloy ring, Boost
Shift Levers - Shimano Deore M6100, 12-speed
Rear Derailleur - Shimano Deore M6100
Cassette - Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed
Chain - Shimano Deore M6100, 12 speed
Bottom Bracket - Shimano MT500, 92 mm, PressFit
Front and Rear Brake - Shimano MT200 hydraulic disc
Handlebars - Bontrager Line, alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
Stem - Bontrager Rhythm Comp, Knock Block, 31.8mm, 0 degree
Saddle - Bontrager Arvada, steel rails, 138mm width
Grips - Bontrager XR Trail Comp, nylon lock-on