Trek Procaliber 9.8 SL

Cardy George

Piercing rural members since 1981
As the first new MTB in 18 years, I knew I'd have to raise my expectations, but fuck me.

So fast, so capable.

I'm riding through things I avoided when I was 15 and fearless. I was glad I was riding solo on the first day, it was a little embarrassing. Just couldn't think fast enough to keep up with the bike and how much speed it carried through everything.

Frame - Project One Procaliber 9.8 SL
Rear shock - IsoSpeed Decoupler
Front shock/fork - Rockshox SID RL
Handlebars - Bontrager Race X Lite Carbon
Headset - FSA
Grips - ESI foam
Saddle - Montrose Elite
Seatpost - Bontrager Pro Carbon
Brakes - M8000 XT
Cranks - M8000 XT
Pedals - Crank Bros Candy 2
Front/Rear derailleur - Di2
Front/Rear shifter - Di2
Wheels - DT Swiss XMC 1200 Carbon
Tyres - Bontrager Team Issue XR4
Tubes - Not on this bike!
Total weight - 10.8 kg

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Cardy George

Piercing rural members since 1981
^^^ What he said, and it's brilliant.

Small bump is king around here, and it soaks up rocks, roots, road surface joints, small corrugations etc.

So much so I need to get some tokens for the fork to soften that off too