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Trek Stache 8

Trek Stache 8

2013

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5.0 stars
 (14 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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    5.0 stars

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    Pros

    • Durable  (12)
    • Versatile  (12)
    • Lightweight  (8)
    • Comfortable  (2)
    • 1x11 

    Cons

    • Heavy 
    • Longer chain-stay 
    • Long stem stock 
    • Only the rider 
    • Wide for tight tracks 

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (14)
    • Any trail 
    • Bikepacking 
    • Cross country 
    • Downhill 

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Great Bike!

    By TonyPoz

    from Western Pennsylvania

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Great value
    • Quality Components

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Singletrack

    Comments:

    I love this bike.I took it out on some local singletrack and it was amazing. The SRAM X1 drive train performed flawlessly and the shifts were crisp and smooth. The Fox fork really smoothed out the bumps and the Shimano SLX brakes had plenty of stopping power with little effort required. I believe this is the best bang for the buck in TREK's mountain bike lineup. Overall I am very satisfied with my purchase.

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    5.0

    Very happy with my choice

    By Pidgie

    from Santa Barbara, CA

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Versatile
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments:

      Without getting into a philosophical discussion about the merits of hardtails vs full suspension, the Stache 8 is an excellent, all-around hard tail. I've ridden this bike about 400 miles during the last few weeks on paved mountain roads, Forest Service dirt roads of varying quality, and cliffhanging single track, and the Stache 8 has exceeded my expectations. It's stable and solid, but also light and agile. The single chainring 11 speed is a new experience for me, and I am now a convert to its simplicity and weight savings (people also think it looks cool). For an aluminum trail bike, it is surprisingly lightweight. For me, the geometry is a great compromise between an XC and full trail bike, and I plan on racing it in several upcoming offroad duathlons. Compared to my previous XC mountain bike, the Stache 8 makes me feel much more confident on narrow, rocky switchbacks, but it'll also fly up steep singletrack like nobody's business.

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      Originally posted on Trek's website

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Confidence Builder

      By Craig

      from Jackson, WY

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Bikepacking

        Comments:

        Two rides on this bike and I was in love. I'm a hardtail junky, but I love to defend. This bike combines all the great features of a climbing bike with the added confidence building geometry of a trail bike. The faster you descend the more stable the bike feels. With a few small cockpit upgrades for personal choice and a new lighter/more durable whilst, I have the perfect do it all mountain bike.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great All-Arounder

        By JSinLR

        from Little Rock, AR

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • XC

          Comments:

          This bike is good for XC and has geometry good for more technical trails too....best of both worlds. Lighter than Full-Suspension and you don't give up too much comfort. It still rolls over bumps well and if you go tubeless you can lower tire pressure more for a softer ride on technical stuff. If you can afford only one bike, Stache is it. I tried a Fuel EX too and it was nice but I liked the Stache a bit better. I could get better components (SRAM X1 & SLX brakes) for a similar price point. I really like the single ring up front...and this bike looks good too!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Fun bike!

          By Marin rider

          from san rafael, ca

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            love the bike. its fast and fun to ride. the rear wheel on mine did not last too long (6 months) and had to replace. that said, I like the bike and would buy again

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            "Best Hardtail"

            By Master J

            from Rockville, MD

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Durable

            Cons

            • Only The Rider

            Best Uses

            • Cross country
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments:

            Fast, great climber, can handle technical terrain, etc. Amazing Bike!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An awesome trail and race bike

            By REDLING

            from Cramerton, NC

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Versatile
            • Lightweight
            • Comfortable
            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments:

              I shopped around, looked at many brands and models of bikes and kept coming back to the Trek Stache 8. I really liked many things about the bike especially the SRAM 1x11 drivetrain and the Fox fork. I was excited to ride the bike as soon as I purchased it so I headed to my local trails for a short ride. After the ride I was sure that I had purchased the perfect bike for me, and love riding it as often as possible. I haven't made any upgrades to the bike as I have found the set up from a comfort level very appealing. I have clipped the bars on some trees in narrow areas so I may consider cutting them down a little and will eventually buy a second set of wheels. The only thing that I have changed so far is the front chainring, I went to a 30 from the stock 32 due the climbs that I encounter on my rides.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              The do it all bike

              By Ruckus

              from Avondale, Arizona

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Handling
              • Durable
              • Versatile
              • Tubeless Ready
              • 1x11

              Cons

              • Long Stem Stock

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments:

              I typically am not someone to write a review on something, but this bike changed my mind of hardtails and 29ers. I had a 2015 Trek X-Caliber 9 never felt comfortable. I was always tired and hurting. I ended up going 2 weeks later and purchasing a 2014 Trek Slash 7. I was sold on 650b and felt 650b was the way to go from here on out. Fast forward a few months of riding a 650b. I decided to give 29er another change and took out my x-caliber 9 and I hated it. As soon as I got home posted the bike and sold it. A week later a friend had a Stache 8 and he said try this. I was blown away at how this bike felt compared to my Xcal. The bike was responsive and handled turns. No more wet noodle feeling I had on Xcal. The bike left a huge impression on me and scratched the idea of buying a Remedy 9 29er and 2 weeks later placed an order. The bike finally came in this weekend and ended up Riding 45 miles on it and surprisingly I am not hurting at all. This bike just wants to go fast. It is extremely efficient and loves going downhill. In fact I'm pulling faster downhill times on this then I do on my Slash. This bike is extremely efficient and my new favorite.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great all around bike

              By intergraz

              from Shorewood WI

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Wide For Tight Tracks
              • Longer Chain-stay

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Any Trail
              • Downhill

              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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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