Gary Fisher X-Caliber 29er 2011

Gary Fisher X-Caliber 29er

Those who want to take their mountain biking experience to the next level will probably be considering a number of bikes and the Gary Fisher X-Caliber 29er is just one of the options on the market at this price point. With a name that harks back to Arthurian legend without actually telling you much about the bike, it is necessary to take a closer look at its vital statistics to find out whether or not it is worth forking out for this particular model. A more thorough inspection will reveal top notch components, a sensibly set up frame with suitable geometry and an understated style which does not shout about its capabilities from the rooftops but asks you to try it out for yourself.

Butted and hydroformed tubing fashioned from aluminium makes up the frame of the Gary Fisher X-Caliber 29er. The RockShox Reba range fork provides 100mm of travel and has custom geometry that has been modified specifically for this model, which is a nice touch. Large perforated disc brakes with hydraulically operated mechanisms from Avid sit on the front and rear, helping you to bring the bike back into line when things get a little hairy.

A blue and white design adorns the frame of the Gary Fisher X-Caliber 29er and it looks functional if a little underwhelming. The exposed suspension on the front fork and the chunky Bontrager tyres and rims hint at the hardcore capabilities of this bike. There is no doubt that serious riders will find a lot to like and ideally spend more time looking at the road ahead than glancing down to check what colour their bike is. However, some may feel that a little bit more creativity is merited at this price point.

Gary Fisher X-Caliber 29er 2011 Specifications

  • Frame: 6061 T6 Aluminium, butted and hydroformed tubing, cold-forged dropouts and bottom bracket, G2 29″ geometry
  • Front Fork: RockShox Reba RL 29 with motion control lockout, custom G2 geometry, 51mm offset crown, 100mm travel
  • Rear Shock:
  • Front Derailleur: SRAM X.7
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X.7
  • Number of Gears:
  • Shifters: SRAM X.7, 10 speed
  • Chainset: SRAM S1000
  • Chainrings: 44 / 32 / 22 tooth
  • Bottom Bracket:
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1050, 10 speed, 11-36
  • Chain:
  • Pedals: Not Supplied
  • Front Brake: Avid Juicy 3 hydraulic brake, 185mm rotor, 6 bolt
  • Rear Brake: Avid juicy 3 hydraulic brake, 160mm rotor, 6 bolt
  • Brake Levers:
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Race Big Sweep, 15 degree sweep
  • Stem: Bontrager SSR 31.8mm
  • Headset: 1 1/8″ threadless, semi-integrated, semi-cartridge bearings
  • Grips:
  • Rims: Bontrager SSR 29″ 32 hole
  • Front Hub: Shimano M525
  • Rear Hub: Shimano M525
  • Front Spokes:
  • Rear Spokes:
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager 29-2, 29×2.1″
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager 29-2, 29×2.1″
  • Tubes:
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 1
  • Seatpost: Bontrager SSR, 27.2mm, 20mm offset
  • Seat Binder:
  • Weight:
  • Colour:
  • Extra Features: Fork sag meter