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What happened to the GF Caliber and Super Caliber? How did owners like the bike and why did they stop production?
 

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I like my Supercal. It is a very good XC/race bike. A bit flexy maybe but I do not really feel it on the trail. Mine is built to 26.5 pounds without to much weight weenie stuff, at least no real expensive weight weenie stuff...not for lack of trying though.
 

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I have a Caliber that I upgraded all over: RXL tubeles, full XT, carbon bar, thomson, etc. It's a great bike that I'm surprised they discontinued so soon. I love it.

One weakness that's been discussed here before is that the bottom bracket is a little bit strangely low, so you tend to get pedal strikes on rocks and roots if you ride technical stuff and you're used to a typical bb drop. Also, as G-Live mentioned, some folks think it's flexy but it never bothered me. I don't know, maybe one of these issues led to its demise.
 

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I run mine with the fork at 100mm. The BB is way too low at 80mm for me. I still get a strike now and then at 100.

The suspension style works very well for me. It would have been nice to see the frame developed and improved...

a swing link with the trek apt(?) axle pivot would be something that I'd love to see tried with the high forward pivot suspension.

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I had one, and I have to agree with everyone too. Rode great. I loved the simple suspension design. The rear end though was way too flexy for my 6'5" 200ish weight (200 yeah right...lol). I swapped to Duster rims laced up 3 cross and it helped, but no enough for me.
 

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G-Live said:
I run mine with the fork at 100mm. The BB is way too low at 80mm for me. I still get a strike now and then at 100.
Yeah, I forgot, I do that too... Reba @ 100mm, still sometimes pedal strike.

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