Trek Stache 8 - 2015

Trek Stache 8
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Fast. Agile. Confident. Capable. That sums up Trek's Stache 8 perfectly. This bike gets down to business with 29-inch wheels and a 120mm Fox Float fork that dares anything to get in your way. Trek loaded the Platinum aluminum frame with all the marks of a fully legit trail bike like G2 trail geometry, E2 tapered head tube, ISCG05 mounts, dropper-post routing and a 142x12mm rear end. That rear end is enhanced by super short chainstays that make it rip through berms, dominate twisty trails and out-accelerate your crew. SRAM's X1 cranks power a wide-ranging 1x11 drivetrain. Tubeless-ready Bontrager wheels with fat tires are your landing gear and the Bonty components are as light as they are tough. The hardtail is back.

Trek’s premium lightweight aluminum is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Trek’s Alpha Platinum aluminum are hydroformed to create the most sophisticated shapes for the lightest weight, and are finished using their smooth-weld process.

Trek's E2 head tube is 1 1/2 inches in diameter at the bottom and 1 1/8 inches at the top. This maximizes front-end stiffness for awesome steering precision and control, while allowing the use of standard 1 1/8-inch stems and not adding much weight.
Trek's G2 Geometry (version 2 of Gary Fisher's Genesis Geometry) delivers the ultimate ride for every trail. Genesis earned rave reviews for awesome handling on climbs and descents thanks to a long top tube paired with a short stem that moves the front wheel forward for top-notch confidence and control, while short chainstays add phenomenal traction. G2 Geometry takes these handling traits to the next level by boosting control on tight singletrack and technical climbs, too. This is accomplished by increasing the amount of fork offset (reducing trail), which makes G2 bikes steer more quickly, and by shortening the reach, which puts more weight on the front wheel for even better control and confidence. The two animations above showcase how G2 Geometry provides the perfect ride.

Specs

Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum w/Gary Fisher G2 Geometry
Fork Fox Evolution 32 Float CTD, 120mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite, tubeless-ready
Hubs Bontrager sealed cartidge bearing
Tires Bontrager XR3 Expert, 29 x 2.3
Crankset SRAM X1
Chainrings 32T
Rear Derailleur SRAM X1 Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM, 11-speed: 10-42
Shifters SRAM X1
Handlebars Bontrager Race Lite Low Riser
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite lock-on
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Pro
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Brakes Shimano SLX hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 3, Ti rails
Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite

Videos

Trek Stache 29er

FOX CTD Suspension System Introduction

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4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent climber 
  • Great Front Shock 
  • Ready For Dropper Post 
  • Lightweight 

Cons

  • Brake Levers 
  • Tires 

Best Uses

  • Single track 
  • Mountain Biking 

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5

One of my favorites of all time

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from North Carolina

About Me Advanced

Comments:

This could be the perfect hardtail. Sure there are lighter bikes out there but that's not the game here. If you are looking for a great all-around'er you have found it! Great spec out of the box. Throw some pedals on it and go have fun.

4

Hardtail with attitude

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from Renton, WA

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Pros

  • Great Front Shock
  • Excellent climber
  • Lightweight
  • Ready For Dropper Post

Cons

  • Tires
  • Brake Levers

Best Uses

  • Single track
  • Mountain Biking

Comments:

On my first run on the stache 8 I knew this bike would be good. Thrilled about the climbing, excellent feel and steering, great trail bike. On the down hill sections I felt very confident. I can't give five stars due to tires! Packed full of mud and don't clean out easy..not a fan of Treks offering for tires. I'm on the fence about the SLX breaks and I don't like the levers they feel cheap IMO. Overall great bike. If your looking for a serious HT give the Stache a test run..

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