A hardtail mountain bike that gives you great speed and complete control over varied terrain.
The Calibre Gauntlet 650B Hardtail Mountain Bike
is built around 27.5" wheels for versatile trail performance, with a host of high quality components that include SRAM X5 shifting, Rockshox forks and Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic disc brakes.
Check out the gallery pictures above to see the Gauntlet's great 4 Star review from What Mountain Bike Magazine August '16!
Designed from the ground up by Calibre's experts, the frame geometry ensures you get the very best out of the 27.5" wheels. Short chainstays reduce the wheel base for sharp, fast cornering while a slack head angle improves stability at high speed. Strong, lightweight alloy tubing
is hand-welded throughout for powerful performance in tough terrain.
The wheels themselves use specific trail rims laced to quality aluminium hubs. At 23mm wide, they follow the current trend of wider rim profiles to get the best grip and traction out of your tyres. The tyres come from WTB as well: the all-mountain 2.3" WTB Vigilante front and 2.2" Trail Boss rear tyres
with a square-lugged, open-tread pattern for superb stability in loose and wet conditions.
Up front, Rockshox XC30 Solo Air forks
provide 120mm of plush air suspension with a lockout for when the suspension isn't needed. Air forks are lighter and more adjustable than spring forks and are generally better for xc, trail and all-mountain riding. Quality air forks from a respected brand like Rockshox on bike under £700 is fantastic value for money!
Shifting comes courtesy of Rockshox's parent company SRAM
, whose X5 shifters
offer sharp, quiet performance over a wide range of 20 gears. Avid Elixir 1 hydraulic disc brakes
mean consistent stopping power with superb modulation. The high level of componentry continues to the contact points, where a WTB saddle
and Ritchey MTN trail handlebar
ensures great comfort and control.
Please check the info tab for geometry details
||Lightweight 6061 hydroformed alloy frame with one piece wishbone seat stays
||RockShox XC30 Solo Air 120mm
|No. of Gears:
||SRAM X5 2 x 10 speed
||FSA Gamma drive 36/24T with bash guard
||SRAM 1030 11-36T
|Brakes - Type:
|Brakes - Details:
||Avid Elixir 1
|Brakes - Levers:
||Avid Elixir 1
||Calibre disc specific
||WTB Vigilante 2.3" front and WTB Trail Boss 2.2" rear
||KT Alloy 32H
||KT Alloy 32H
||Calibre Trail 70mm extension
||Ritchey MTN Trail 760mm width, 20mm rise
||Alloy 30.8mm 350mm
Add A Review
High quality Components, but badly assembled, 30 October 2016
By Kevv (Germany)
I ordered the Gauntlet from Germany, and received the bike within a week. The components on this bike for the low price are absolutely great.
The tires have good grip, good shifting and the air fork works really good. The brakes are decent but i upgraded the front brake disc rotor to a 180mm instead of the 160mm. The frame looks really good but the seatpost has a odd size of 30,8 mm. So its not possible to fit a dropper post without an adapter.
I was not satified with the way the bike was put together. The brake was rubbing, slow shifting, there is a scratch on the frame, the shifter and on the spokes of the rear wheel. The rear wheel also had to be trued. So i had to put in some work before my first ride.
If you own some tools and have expirience with bikes, this is the bike to order for you.
Delivery Time and Cost: *****
Really good bike for the money, poor quality control, 23 October 2016
By Hans Dampf (Germany)
i ordered the bike from germany and got it within a week. the forks are awesome and gearing too. i only upgraded the brake disc up front to a 180 mm disc.
but the quality control from gooutdoors is really not the best. i had to tighten the cassette, set the brake pads, true the wheel and set the shifting because it shifted too slow
Fantastic downhill for the price, 24 June 2016
By Bowfinger (edinburgh)
Bought this bike last week. It's a dream uphill, the SRAM gears are great, fast shifting and accurate. The forks are fantastic for getting over everything downhill with the lock off.
Also the guys in the shop went out of their way on service.
Surprisingly good !, 21 May 2016
By Ads (Devon)
I had been on the look out for a replacement hardtail for a while and had decided that £850 + would need to be spent on an equivalent bike. Luckily, 3 weeks ago, i stumbled across the Gauntlet - air forks, 27.5 wheels, SRAM / FSA bits and £300 cheaper. Since then it's been ridden hard along rocky trails, wooded trails, bumpy grass trails, across rivers and on roads numerous times -The bike has rolled very we'll and seems to handle predictivly but would benefit from a dropper post as an upgrade. The rebound adjustment seems "cheap" compared to my previous Marzocchi bombers and I've just left it on the "hare" setting. All in all..... a good value, capable hardtail.
Great spec, let down by quality control and service, 10 May 2016
The bike is a well specc'd machine with good gears, air suspension and ok disk brakes.
When the bike arrived there were a number of quality control issues, the gear cassette wasn't tightened and the cogs practically fell off when i removed the rear wheel. I had to remove the rear wheel because the brake wasn't centered correctly, and the brake bolts were overtightened.
The rear wheel had a very low spoke tension and had to be tensioned up correctly in a workshop and then trued.
Good value for money bike, if you have access to tools and a workshop, otherwise you may have to pay a mechanic to fully check over the bike.
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