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Trek Stache 8

Trek Stache 8

2013

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (11 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  (9)
    • Versatile  (9)
    • Lightweight  (7)
    • 1x11 
    • Climbing 

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking  (11)
    • Any trail 
    • Cross country 
    • Downhill 
    • XC 

    Reviewed by 11 customers

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    5.0

    Great All-Arounder

    By JSinLR

    from Little Rock, AR

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Durable
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • XC
      • Mountain Biking

      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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      4.0

      Fun bike!

      By Marin rider

      from san rafael, ca

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Versatile
      • Lightweight

      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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        5.0

        "Best Hardtail"

        By Master J

        from Rockville, MD

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Only The Rider

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Cross country

        Comments:

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

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        5.0

        An awesome trail and race bike

        By REDLING

        from Cramerton, NC

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

        • Versatile
        • Durable
        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        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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          5.0

          The do it all bike

          By Ruckus

          from Avondale, Arizona

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          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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          5.0

          Great all around bike

          By intergraz

          from Shorewood WI

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          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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          5.0

          Such a great bike

          By Adalbert

          from Wroclaw, Poland

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Pros

          • Lightweight
          • Durable
          • Versatile

          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

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

            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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