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Trek Stache 8

Trek Stache 8

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (6 Reviews)
 

Product Details

2013 Trek Stache 8

Fast. Agile. Confident. Capable. That sums up Trek's Stache 8 perfectly. This bike welcomes all comers with 29-inch wheels and a 120mm Fox Float that dares anything to get in the way. Trek loaded the Platinum aluminum frame with all the marks of a fully legit trail bike like a tapered head tube, ISCG05 mounts, dropper-post routing and a 142x12mm through-axle rear end. That rear end in enhanced by seriously short chainstays that make this 29er rip through berms, dominate twisty trails and out-accelerate your crew. The parts are just as dialed. Race Face is back with their legendary Turbine cranks powering an XT Shadow Plus rear derailleur that sports a clutch to keep chain retention high and chain slap low. Tubeless-ready Bontrager wheels with fat tires are your landing gear and your Bonty components are light as they are tough. The hardtail is back.

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    Specification Description
    Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum w/Gary Fisher G2 Geometry
    Fork Fox Evolution 32 Float CTD, 120mm-travel
    Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster, tubeless-ready
    Hubs Bontrager sealed cartidge bearing
    Tires Bontrager 29-3 Expert, 29 x 2.3
    Crankset Race Face Turbine
    Chainrings 38/24
    Front Derailleur Shimano SLX
    Rear Derailleur Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus
    Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
    Shifters Shimano SLX
    Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite
    Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite lock-on
    Stem Bontrager Rhythm Pro
    Brake Levers Shimano SLX
    Brakes Shimano SLX disc
    Saddle Bontrager Evoke 3, hollow Ti rails
    Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite

    * Subject to change without notice.

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    Pros

    • Durable  (5)
    • Versatile  (5)
    • Lightweight  (2)
    • Climbing 
    • Cost bang for buck 

    Cons

    • Heavy 
    • Longer chain-stay 
    • Wide for tight tracks 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (6)
    • Any trail 
    • Downhill 

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    5.0

    Great all around bike

    By intergraz

    from Shorewood WI

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Great Handling
    • Great Acceleration
    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Stable Downhill
    • Climbing

    Cons

    • Wide For Tight Tracks
    • Longer Chain-stay

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Mountain Biking
    • Any Trail

    Comments:

    Great all around bike the 1x drivetrain is amazing. Climbs so well. Great stability and handling on trail and downhill. The Fox CTD settings are perfect for what the bike is used for. All around fun bike. Probably the best spec'd hardtail that is not for XC use. Save yourself $1000 and get this over a comparable FS.

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    5.0

    Such a great bike

    By Adalbert

    from Wroclaw, Poland

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Versatile
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Stache is not available in Poland, what a shame. I had to look for it in Germany, but finally found it. I use my Stache for trail riding like Rychlebskie trails in Czech Republic and for XCM use - very popular in Poland - marathons in the mountains 60-80km competition in sometimes hard conditions (mud, rocks) 1500-2500m in high. Tires XR3 are great and universal but I wish in standard there was Team Edition as I had some punctures already so I switched to better edition of this tires with 120 TPI.

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      5.0

      Wow is all I can Say

      By HBT rider

      from LaCrosse, WI

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Durable
      • Light Weight
      • Cost Bang For Buck

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments:

        Just purchased (broke my trek full carbon 9.8) what an upgrade !! out of the box it looks like it means business. I compared it to Trek superfly 9.6 and 9.7 (to get 1 X 11) Not even close on prices, this bike is a steal. The first ride will hook you. Shorter wheelbase equates to tighter turns. The rolling ability is incredible, and the thru bolt hubs will soon be the standard, making it easy to align the wheels perfectly with added strength and stability. They would sell a ton of these if they had an upgrade on the hubs and rims. Just color match the hubs and it would be a top seller..

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        5.0

        An all around fun-mobile

        By Hels Bels

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          I bought the 2014 model (Gray/Orange) after a friend recommended I try it. After months of researching hard tail 29ers with slack head angles, this seemed like a no brainer. I finally stopped into the dealer and picked one up. This bike does everything I want it to. It climbs with ease and descends even better. At this price point, the build is about perfect. The SLX brakes and Fox fork convinced me to go for the 8. My first thought was to inspect each component to start upgrading. But I think I'll wait to see if anything needs changed at all. After 21+ years of mountain biking, and 5 hard tails along the way, this is by far the most fun I've had on a bike.

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          5.0

          Smokin'!

          By Scott

          from Phoenix, Arizona

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments:

          Bought a 2014 Stache 8 about a month ago. Missed having a mountain bike. I looked at all the major brands. I also tested out a couple full suspension bikes. When all was said and done I kept coming back to the hard tail 29er Stache 8. The out-of-the-box set up was well above everybody else in that price range. Ive tweaked it somewhat to my specs. The first time out in the desert was a mindblower. The climbing ability of this bike is amazing! A definite keeper!

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          5.0

          Awesome bike.

          By Stacheate

          from Georgia

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Versatile
          • Durable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            Great riding bike for single track, drop-offs & anything else you can throw at it.

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