Fast. Agile. Confident. Capable. That pretty much sums up Trek's Stache 7. This bike gets down to business with 29-inch wheels wrapped with fat, 3-inch wide tires and a 120mm-travel Manitou fork that dares anything to get in your way. Trek loaded the Platinum aluminum frame with all the features of a fully legit trail bike, like G2 trail geometry, E2 tapered head tube, internal dropper-post routing and a Boost 148 rear end. That 148mm-wide rear end is enhanced by super short chainstays that let you rip through berms, dominate twisty trails, and out-accelerate your crew. SRAM's X1 cranks power a wide-ranging GX 1x11-speed drivetrain, and SRAM Guide R brakes bring regulate that speed smoothly and precisely. The Bontrager components are as light as they are tough, and just in case you don't want to roll the 50mm-wide Mule rims all the time, the Stache's Stanglehold dropouts are compatible with 27.5+ and standard 29-inch wheels too!
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, Boost148, Midstay, E2 tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, Stranglehold dropouts|
|Fork||Manitou Magnum 34 Comp, Boost110, 120mm travel|
|Headset||Integrated, cartridge bearing, sealed, 1-1/8-inch top, 1.5-inch bottom|
|Rims/Wheels||UNringle Duroc 50 SL, 28-hole|
|Hubs||Bontrager sealed cartridge bearing, alloy front axle|
|Spokes||Bontrager-approved, stainless steel|
|Tires||Bontrager Chupacabra, tubeless ready, 29 x 3.0|
|Crankset||SRAM X1 1200|
|Chainrings||30T Direct Mount X-Sync|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX|
|Rear Cogs||SRAM 1150, 11-speed: 10-42|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Rhythym Elite, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp. 7 degree|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Evoke 2. chromoly rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager alloy, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, 8mm offset|
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This bike will put a grin on your face every day!! street, bmx, trail, mountain. Ride it everywhere
It's not the fastest or smoothest bike out there, but definitely the most fun all-around bike I have ridden. Trek nailed the sweet spot between a 29'er hardtail and fatbike. The tires are huge, but light with insane traction (I weight 170 and run mine at 12psi). Most of the climbing around here is loose and rocky with tight switchbacks, and this bike charges through everything that had me walking on my other bikes. I feel more confident descending than on my full suspension bike, since the big tires, short wheelbase, and low bottom bracket height make rock drops and off-camber corners no problem. I took it down a little slalom section, and was surprised how it felt more like a BMX bike than a massive 29er while airing off of some jumps. Overall, this is a great bike for anyone who wants ride as much of the trail as possible and have a fun time doing it.
I have not had that much fun since I put a RockShock on my Klein in the early 1980s. Above 50 miles, I should probably use my road bike, but it is so much fun chasing these huge tires down the road. I weigh 240 lbs and run 25 psi on pavement, tubeless. Off pavement, it won't make an old fat man like me fly up the hill, but it never loses traction, and entertains me with allowing me to play with the terrain, rather than just bust through difficult section, like on my 29er fully. Off road, I have not tried pressures below 15 psi. And getting used to the enormous traction will make me quite a bit faster in the turns, over time. Gearing is surprisingly adequate from steep climbs to hunting down some roadies. BTW: Tell your roady friends to slow down in tight corners. They don't have the traction to make the turns as fast as you do. Just had a guy crash behind me, today.