Trek E-Caliber 9.9 XTR Review

  • 12099 €
  • Carbon
  • FAZUA Evation Ride 50 Trail
  • 120 mm
  • 250 WH
  • 60 mm
  • 2022
  • 29"
  • 16,4 kg
The E-Caliber 9.9 XTR is one of the very few e-mountain bikes with a super sporty orientation. With just 120 mm of suspension travel at the fork, it underlines its ambitions for racing. The exclusive rear suspension comes from the successful race fully without motor. With it, Jolanda Neff has even become an Olympic champion. For use on more rough trails, Trek has other models in its product range for this purpose.
At steep sections, the somewhat weak FAZUA motor requires a lot of initiative from the rider. The FAZUA Evation Ride 50 Trail gives off a natural riding feeling. Fans of XXL tours are greatly restricted by the E-Caliber 9.9 XTR , because of its low range.

At a glance

The most importanten ratings of the E-Caliber 9.9 XTR in comparison to the competitor bikes of following categorie: (12000) .

With only 120 mm travel of the Fox chassis, it's not exactly generously equipped. However, in its preferred habitat, the Fox chassis works well in its on gravel roads and simple forest paths. Whoever wants to ride fast, needs good brakes. The Shimano brakes are equipped with four pistons. That way, the premium brakes decelerate more than adequately. Taking a holistic approach also includes looking at the gearing and components. The components are of good qualtiy and offer no reason for criticism here. The handling of the bike is pleasantly balanced due to the moderate geometry. This allows you to intuitively control the bike over the trails. The low bottom bracket height will likely be a sticking point for trail riders, as it negatively affects handling. Due to the short chainstays and the shallow seat angle , when climbing steep sections, it requires active weight shifting to prevent the front wheel from lifting. When I looked at the weight of the complete bike, my jaw actually dropped. With 16,4 kg, the E-Caliber 9.9 XTR is a real lightweight. If the crankset stands still during the descent, the motor and battery become an unnecessary burden. But Trek manages to give the E-Caliber 9.9 XTR a natural, smooth handling despite this, with a pleasing geometry and low weight. Only very few manufacturers manage to create the illusion of a MTB without motor in the EMTB genre. Hats off!

Value for money

If you are keen on value for money, this is your chart. It shows you at a glance how much bike you get for 12099 €.

Conclusion


Expirience with the Trek E-Caliber 9.9 XTR

Overall, a fantastic handling, a very good brake system and a good chassis speak a clear language. The E-Caliber 9.9 XTR is a good bike with a high fun factor for downhill rides. Only a low travel mar the overall picture. A generous warranty also speaks of sustainable business practices. With 25 years of warranty, Trek sets the bar high!
Ludwig Döhl - emtb-test.com
Trek E-Caliber 9.9 XTR Review
Ludwig Döhl
Bike enthusiast and founder of emtb-test.com

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technical Details

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SIZE XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizing of Manufacturer
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SM
MD
LG
XL
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Wheelsize
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29
29
29
29
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Stack
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-
609
618
622
627
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Reach
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-
405
440
470
490
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Top Tube Length
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580
617
648
670
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Seat Tube Length
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394
419
470
508
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Seat Tube Angle
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72,3
72,6
72,8
72,8
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Head Tube Length
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90
100
105
110
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Head Tube Angle
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67,5
67,5
67,5
67,5
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Bottom Bracket Drop
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50
50
50
50
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Bottom Bracket Height (absolut)
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323
323
323
323
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Chainstay Length
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447
447
447
447
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Wheelbase
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1126
1165
1197
1219
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Standover Height
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768
768
768
768
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  • Motor FAZUA Evation Ride 50 Trail
  • Display Remote BX
  • Battery 250
  • Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays
  • Frame Material Carbon
  • Fork Fox Factory 34 Factory Step-Cast, Float EVOL air spring, FIT4 2-position damper, dual remote lockout, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Kashima Coat, Boost110, 15mm Kabolt axle, 120mm travel
  • Spring Unit air
  • Remote-Lockout yes
  • Damper Size: S, Trek IsoStrut, Fox Factory shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, Kashima Coat, 235x32.5mm, Size: M, L, XL, Trek IsoStrut, Fox Factory shock, air spring, DPS 2-position remote damper, Kashima Coat, 235mm x 32.5mm
  • Gearrange 510%
  • Drivetrain 12
  • Gear Lever Shimano XTR M9100, 12 speed
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XTR M9100, Shadow Plus, long cage, 51T max cog
  • Crank Size: S, M, L, E*thirteen E*spec Race Carbon, 32T, 170mm length, Size: XL, E*thirteen E*spec Race Carbon, 32T, 175mm length
  • Cassette Shimano XTR M9101, 10-51, 12 speed
  • Chain Shimano Dura-Ace/XTR M9100, 12 speed
  • Brake Set Shimano XTR M9120 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Brake Rotors 203/180
  • Rims Front: Bontrager Kovee XXX, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, centerlock, Boost110, 15mm thru axle, Rear: Bontrager Kovee XXX, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, DT Swiss 54T engagement, centerlock, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
  • Tires Front Bontrager XR3 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120tpi, 29x2.40''
  • Tires Rear Bontrager XR3 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120tpi, 29x2.40''
  • Saddle Bontrager P3 Verse Pro, carbon rails, 145mm width
  • Seat Post Fox Transfer SL, 100mm travel, internal routing, 31.6mm
  • Stem Size: S, M, Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 13 degree, 60mm length, Size: L, XL, Bontrager Kovee Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 13 degree, 70mm length
  • Handle Bar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width
  • Handle Bar Width 750
  • Head Set Knock Block Integrated, 62-degree radius, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
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