Trek's Procaliber 9.8 SL will make you think you died and went to XC heaven. It boasts a full-carbon frame with Trek's ingenious IsoSpeed decoupler that basically makes this the speediest softtail you've ever ridden, since more comfort means more performance. Up front, the RockShox SID RL fork tracks immaculately through the toughest lines. Ditto for the tubeless DT Swiss wheel, which accelerate quickly at the slightest push of the SRAM X1/X01 1x11 drivetrain. Throw in Shimano Deore XT discs and solid Bontrager Race X Lite carbon bars, and you're on way to cross country heaven.
|Frame||Trek OCLV Mountain carbon, E2, PF92|
|Fork||RockShox SID RL Solo Air, 100mm-travel|
|Rims/Wheels||DT Swiss X1700 tubeless ready; 15mm front, 12mm rear (Boost110 front, Boost148 rear on 29ers)|
|Tires||Bontrager XR1 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 29 x 2.0/27.5 x 2.20|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 1400, Direct Mount X-Sync|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM X01 Carbon, Type 2|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1175, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Race X Lite, OCLV Carbon|
|Stem||Bontrager Race X Lite|
|Brakes||Shimano Deore XT disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Elite, Ti rails|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Rhythm Elite|
* Subject to change without notice.