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Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)
  • Color: Trek Black/True Blue
  • Color: Trek Black/True Blue
  • Color: Trek White/Viper Red

Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (105 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2013 Trek Cobia (Gary Fisher Collection)

Trek's Cobia features a light, butted, hydroformed-aluminum frame with G2 Geometry for the best riding position for fast climbs, rock-steady descents and rail-like cornering. And, with its 29-inch wheels and fat tires, the Cobia steamrolls over obstacles for excellent control and XC efficency. The durable parts package includes a plush, 100mm RockShox 29er fork, sweet Bontrager wheels, a precision-shifting SRAM/Shimano 3x10 drivetrain and powerful Avid disc brakes.

 
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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Gold butted-aluminum, G2 Geometry
    Fork RockShox Recon Silver Solo Air w/G2 offset, 100mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager AT-850
    Hubs Shimano M475
    Tires Bontrager 29-2, 29 x 2.2
    Crankset SRAM S800
    Chainrings 44/33/22
    Front Derailleur Shimano Deore
    Rear Derailleur SRAM X5
    Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1030, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters SRAM X5
    Handlebars Bontrager low riser
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race
    Stem Bontrager Race Lite
    Brake Levers Avid Elixir 1
    Brakes Avid Elixir 1 disc
    Pedals Wellgo nylon platform
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 1
    Seatpost Bontrager SSR

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Option Barcode Manufacturer's Part Number
    Trek Black/True Blue / 15.5-inch 00768682290521 20456001113
    Trek Black/True Blue / 17.5-inch 00768682290569 20456002113
    Trek Black/True Blue / 19-inch 00768682290606 20456003113
    Trek Black/True Blue / 21-inch 00768682290644 20456004113
    Trek Black/True Blue / 23-inch 00768682290682 20456005113
    Trek White/Viper Red / 15.5-inch 00768682283424 20456001013
    Trek White/Viper Red / 17.5-inch 00768682283462 20456002013
    Trek White/Viper Red / 19-inch 00768682283509 20456003013
    Trek White/Viper Red / 21-inch 00768682283547 20456004013
    Trek White/Viper Red / 23-inch 00768682283585 20456005013
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 105 reviews)

    95%

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    Pros

    • Handles Well  (82)
    • Good Geometry  (77)
    • Durable  (70)
    • Comfortable  (60)
    • Lightweight  (46)

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable Seat  (19)
    • Heavy  (17)
    • Poor Tires  (16)
    • Poor Components  (7)
    • Rough Shifting  (2)

    Best Uses

    • Trail Riding  (75)
    • Single Track  (69)
    • Climbing  (61)
    • Descending  (52)
    • Urban Riding  (29)

    Reviewed by 105 customers

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    4.0

    Great Bike!

    By Pedal in Petal

    from Petal MS

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Handles Well
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Good Geometry
    • Awesome Trail Bike

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Climbing
      • Trail Riding
      • Single Track

      Comments:

      I ride mostly on a Rails to Trail or on Single Track. Handles great geometry is spot on. I did have to change the stem to a 60mm. Bontrager Elite Blender Compatible. Don't have one get one! And I put on Shimano XT clip less pedals. I also recommend Bontrager Mountian Shoes. My LBS is the best! Anytime I need something they are always there to help. Thanks Nancy & Drew!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Price and components

      By DirtDobber

      from NC

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Handles Well
      • Good Geometry
      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Uncomfortable Seat

      Best Uses

      • Trail Riding
      • Single Track

      Comments:

      Previous bike was a 14yr old alum MTB from another manufacturer. The first day on the trail with this bike my average speed increased by 3 mph. I can really tell a difference with the low weight compared to my previous bike on uphill climbs. I really love the component quality with the 9, especially the Rock Shox fork and the Shimano disk brakes. The roll over affect and the forward momentum you get from the 29" wheels is a vast improvement over the 26". The only change I have made was to install a 155mm width sadle, but that is due to my sit bone measurement. The stock seat my be comfortable to others.

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      5.0

      Best value for money hardtail

      By Bowser

      from Lancashire, United Kingdom

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Comfortable
      • Good Geometry
      • Handles Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Poor Components

      Best Uses

      • Urban Riding
      • Trail Riding
      • Single Track
      • Climbing
      • Descending

      Comments:

      stunning package for the money! Brilliant handling, brilliant turn of pace! Great bike!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      best value for money hardtail!

      By Bowser

      from Lancashire, UK

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Good Geometry
      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Handles Well

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Trail Riding
        • Single Track
        • Great For Hard Packbridl
        • Descending
        • Climbing

        Comments:

        I have only bought Trek bikes as I honestly think they are the best at what they do. This New Trek X caliber 9 blew me away as soon as I had it set up and was out on my local trails. Bang on your money in terms of value. Build and componentry aside you don't need anything else for this particular model to rip up the local trails and put even more expensive bikescto shame! Well done Trek awesome ride!

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        5.0

        Love this bike

        By Ianperrettive

        from Coventry, UK

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Handles Well
        • Durable
        • Good Geometry

        Cons

        • Rubbish Pedals
        • Unsuitable Tyres

        Best Uses

        • Single Track
        • Trail Riding

        Comments:

        I like to ride purpose built trails such as the one at Cannock chase once every couple of months for fun and exercise. My old bike was a 2007 Specialised Hardrock Sport, so this is a massive step up. Before I was hanging on when nearing the end of the trail. On the X-Caliber 9 I wanted to go round again! Before purchase I had better pedals and more suitable tyres fitted. Great bike, love it!

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        5.0

        Great bike

        By Dawe

        from Poprad, Slovakia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Good Geometry
        • Handles Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Trail Riding
          • Urban Riding

          Comments:

          Everyday riding to work, XC, AM ... My last bike was Merida Matts, this Trek have awesome geometry, good components at all.

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          5.0

          Perfect choice if you need an upgrade

          By Giordano Luna

          from Santiago, Chile

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Good Geometry
          • Handles Well
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Poor Tires
          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Urban Riding
          • Climbing
          • Trail Riding
          • Single Track

          Comments:

          The XCaliber 9 it's a great mountain bike. Very powerfull, very (very) stable, prety faster (not too much) and it's perfect to climbing. Thanks to his configuration and design, takes a great advantage in cross country. Have a great suspension, very powwerfull brakes (really incredible)and excelent and faster speed change system

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          5.0

          It makes me better!

          By JuanRxMan

          from Colorado Springs

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Good Geometry
          • Handles Well
          • Climbs Like A Mntn Goat

          Cons

          • Poor Tires

          Best Uses

          • Trail Riding
          • Descending
          • Single Track
          • Climbing

          Comments:

          Hands down the best hard tail I've ever owned. I'm telling you I've been mountain biking since 1994 and this bike is making me wonder why I spent so much in the past. I stopped trail riding and became a roadie for the last four years, but the trail were calling me back. I needed a bike but did not want to break the bank, so I did some research and liked what I read about the X-Caliber 9. My first ride out was terrible mostly because I was pretty rusty and the stock tires were not the best for the local rocky stuff in Colorado Springs. I purchased some beefier tires and went tubeless. Since then I've ridden quite a few times and wow! It climbs like no other bike I've ever ridden. It descends just as well and it is more nimble than my old 26rs. This thing is making me look good out on the trail. I love it! I won't complain about the pedals because I'm sure most people upgrade anyway. Great bike!

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          4.0

          Great Value

          By Weekend Warrior

          from Wilmington, Delaware

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Handles Well
          • Good Geometry
          • Comfortable
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Climbing
            • Trail Riding
            • Single Track

            Comments:

            I have over 500 miles on my 2014 X-Cal 9, roughly half cross country and half single track. I have two complaints. One was fixed on the 2015. The third ring on the front is not necessary and takes away ground clearance. Glad to see it taken away on this year's model. The other complaint is the 2 screws for add on components on the rear. They aren't really necessary and they hit your legs when you're hanging off the seat on steep hills. I replaced mine with flat head screws. Other than that, it's a great bike.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome! Fun! Ride!

            By cotton top

            from South Central KY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Climbs Like A Goat
            • Smooth shifting
            • Durable
            • Great Riding Position
            • Awesome color
            • Fast
            • Good Geometry
            • Handles Well
            • Comfortable
            • Nimble
            • Descends With Confidence

            Cons

            • Pedals

            Best Uses

            • Climbing
            • Descending
            • Trail Riding
            • Single Track

            Comments:

            This is one awesome bike! I've had it a little over a week, ridden it 6 of those 7 days and absolutely love it! The ride is confident and smooth. It handles sharp turns great, much better than I had anticipated. I had an older Trek 26" for 8 years and was ready for an upgrade. I wanted disc brakes and 29" wheels. I chose this bike based on components and I'll admit, color. I couldn't have made a better choice. This bike rocks! The color is certainly eye catching, and looks great covered in mud let me add. But the bike itself is comfy and have I mentioned FAST! Lightweight, the trails here around Mammoth Cave and Land Between the Lakes are perfect single track for this bike. I find myself going much faster than my older bike, and faster with every lap on this bike. It's amazing how easily those 29" tires roll over roots and rocks. The disc brakes stop without any effort. The air fork on the 9 is fast and responsive. It handles everything I've thrown at it so far with ease. I am honestly in love with this bike. So so glad I upgraded and pumped I did to a Trek Excaliber 9. You won't be disappointed with this bike. Especially with the bang you get for your buck! Buy this bike and ride the heck out of it!

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