Trek Procaliber - oppinions?

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hannawald
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by hannawald

Hi,

I am a long time roadie but now I want to buy also a mountainbike. Mainly for family duties and winter riding. I want something proper, definitely well within xc range. I like Trek Procaliber as I think HT should be enough (not searching harder terrain) and isospeed should reveal some fatigue from back..

I am just a bit surprised by its weight about 1600g. I want it to be durable as I am also thinking about having my 3 years old son in the Feva star child seat on the top tube (Nino Schurter used this so proper frame should survive that)..I know there used to be SL frame of Procaliber around 1000g but in Trek they told me some walls including top tube were much thinner on SL so you could push them with thingers..so not sure whether normal version is made sturdy and therefore heavier or it uses some low grade carbon (officially it is all Trek OCLV Mountain carbon - there are no 500, 600, 700, 800 series like with road)...

Do you think Procaliber´s comfort is exceptional for HT and worth 1600g? Is the heavy weight sign of sturdy design or just using low grade carbon? Thanks!

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robbosmans
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by robbosmans

Probably the worst hardtail on the market right now. You don’t need ISO on a hardtail because there will be plenty of seatpost sticking out of the frame, with the same effect.

The geo is really outdated and it weighs more than an alu frame.

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by TheRich

robbosmans wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 8:16 pm
Probably the worst hardtail on the market right now. You don’t need ISO on a hardtail because there will be plenty of seatpost sticking out of the frame, with the same effect.

The geo is really outdated and it weighs more than an alu frame.
It's not the same effect, not even close.

It's not a racing HT anymore, nor is it a trail HT, nobody knows what the new Procaliber is for other than a mid-price general purpose HT.

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by hannawald

Thanks, really helpful:)

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