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    Help! 2019 Stache 7 or Stache 9.7

    So Im ready to pull the trigger on a stache. Trying to decide between the 7 or 9.7. LBS says difference in price is $1200 with the 7 costing $2500 and the 9.7 at $3700. The 9.7 obviously comes with carbon frame, pike fork, gx eagle, guide r brakes while the 7 comes with aluminum frame, nx eagle, deore brakes and yari fork. Not really crazy about the $3700 price tag of the 9.7 and wondering if the 7 will still have a good ride quality even though it has the yari fork an aluminum frame? Is the 9.7 really worth the extra $1200 bucks?

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    Which color do you like best?

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    The color and is a wash since I think they are both pretty nice.

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    It mainly comes down to whether its worth the extra $1200 dollars in the sense of whether the carbon is going to ride that much better.

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    1200$ for approx 1LB weight savings. Don't know if anybody could really tell a Pike vs Yari difference. The Stache is a great bike.

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    I’d try to find a used 7. Killer bike (I own a 2016). Throw some better wheels on it and don’t look back.

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    As seen in a recent post I just built up a 17.5 aluminum Stache, in fact I like it so much I'm already looking for a carbon 18.5 frame because I think I'm a little cramped on the 17.5 aluminum.
    Have you test ridden one yet?
    I know everyone has their preferences but I'd pay $1200 extra to NOT have Sram...
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    I don't think a carbon frame is made in 18.5

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    Quote Originally Posted by amadkins View Post
    I’d try to find a used 7. Killer bike (I own a 2016). Throw some better wheels on it and don’t look back.
    I couldn't agree more..I just bought an 2018 7 and I love it, but it definitely needs wheels..Good luck CF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2old View Post
    I don't think a carbon frame is made in 18.5

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    Thanks, guess I'll be staying with aluminum.

    And to the OP, test ride if possible.
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    It appears 2018 9.7s are available possibly in Trek's warehouses. This means you can negotiate with a manager only for a discount. No one else will do it. So don't bother talking price with a sales guy. You may have to call a half dozen managers to find one willing to work with you to get a deal done. Around Labor Day all the 18s are blown out at up to 30-35% off. They go in a few days. 20% off is likely now. Use cash for 3% more. Find the amount you want to pay + tax and use that amount not a percentage off for where you need to be to get a deal done. And no special shipping. Just with a regular order. 60% non refundable deposit. Mention that. It protects the shop.

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    Ive test ridden an aluminum frame but no carbon frames are available for test ride. Also on the test rides the tires were not set up tubeless so I assume the ride would be a little softer with the 3inch tires set up tubeless.

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    How is the performance of the eagle nx drivetrain on the 7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTL View Post
    How is the performance of the eagle nx drivetrain on the 7?

    I’m curious about this as well. As a matter of fact. I wanna know if all of the “upgraded” components on the 9.7 are that much better than the 7. $1200 is a big difference between the two...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DTL View Post
    Ive test ridden an aluminum frame but no carbon frames are available for test ride. Also on the test rides the tires were not set up tubeless so I assume the ride would be a little softer with the 3inch tires set up tubeless.
    Do you know what air pressure the tires were set at? When I rented one to demo I had to keep lowering them as the shop had them set too high. Right now I'm running 16.25 in the rear and 13.25 in the front on my 2018 Stache 7. I weigh about 240-245 with hydration pack and such. I've never ridden a carbon bike so I don't how much difference there would be but I did upgrade my wheels to Hope Pro 4 hubs and Sapim Strong spokes. I absolutely love this bike.
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