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.
|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|
|Front Derailleur||Shimano SLX|
|Rear Derailleur||Shimano Deore XT Shadow Plus|
|Rear Cogs||Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36|
|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|
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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!
Great riding bike for single track, drop-offs & anything else you can throw at it.