Bike Check: Kai von During’s Trek Supercaliber

Kai von During is a powerful young rider who is a regular on the XCO podiums.

When you watch him ride its clear he is not lacking much in the skills department either. Whilst the 2020 racing season has been a disrupted one, Kai has had a lot of ride time on his Trek Supercaliber and his setup is pretty dialed.

The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Bike: 2020 Trek Supercaliber 9.9 AXS
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Rider: Kai von During: age 17, weight 61kg, height 177cm.
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Frame size: Kai rides a size M/L Supercaliber which is Trek’s solution for riders who find a large too long and a medium frame too short.
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Drivetrain: SRAM XX1 cranks with Quarq AXS power meter and a 34t cSixx Chainring.
 
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Shimano XTR pedals and 175mm SRAM XX1 cranks.
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Shock: Trek / Fox Iso-strut system which has 60mm of total rear travel. Kai runs his rebound at 8 clicks from closed with 108 PSI and the medium volume spacer. A lockout system is fitted to the bike.
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Bars: Bontrager Kovee XXX at 720mm wide, 0mm rise and 35mm clamp diameter. Kai uses the thin ESI silicone grips.
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Stem: Bontrager Kovee Pro with 13 degree drop and 60mm length.
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Wheels and tyres: Bontrager Kovee XXX wheels which weigh 1 290g are mated to 2.35inch Bontrager XR2 tyres. Kai says although the wider tyres are slightly heavier than the 2.2inch versions he prefers the grip and added compliance they offer.
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Saddle: Gebiomized SLEAK 135mm width | Dropper seat post: Bike Yoke Divine SL with 80mm of travel.
The Trek Supercaliber mountain bike with Kai von During as featured on Bike Network and shot on location in Tokai, Cape Town, SOuth AFrica on 1 October 2020. Images by Gary Perkin
Keep on shredding Kai

| IMAGES: Gary Perkin |



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