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    Help me please

    I want a 120mm hardtail with a travel, but I cannot spend much. Trek just released the Stache 6: Stache 6 - Trek Bicycle
    I was wondering if I should sell my F9 in order to make up a large sum of the price. Do you think it is worth it to buy the Stache 6?
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    Do you want a 29er? What are you trying to accomplish, longer travel for the comfort or the type of trail you ride?

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    Yes, I want a 29er. I want one with a sportier geo with more travel, like 120mm. I would keep my Cobia, but I would sell my 26". I want the Stache 6 mostly for the frame, but the components are OK.
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    An all mountain 29 sounds like fun. I just don't think the stache is that bike. I looked and compared between their 29er line up including your cobia. The Geo is essentially the same then only changes is the length of the fork that relax the geo a bit. Which you can do by getting the fork from trek.

    Or consider the other All mountain hardtails like Niner ROS ROS 9, or Canfield Bros Nimble 9 Nimble 9 mountain bike frame for downhill or cross-country riding or a Yelli Screamy Yelli Screamy - the 29er that handles like a 26" mountain bike frame.

    I have a Niner HT while I like the ride, I'm hardly a fan of 29ers, but I'll take any one of these 3 any day

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    The only problems with thse 3 are the prices. I would be able to buy a FS bike for $2400 from my local Trek dealer. I asked my LBS about price, and they said retail $1200, but I had a special order only deal which would lower the price to $960, like on my Cobia. If I were to spend more than $1000 on a bike, I would then rather save up my money for a FS bike.
    So you think it is not worth it to buy the Stache?
    Edit: I have a friend who bought a 2013 Stache 8 and he highly reccomends it.
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    That was my thought exactly!, why not get a FS. Stache frame is pretty much the same frame as your Cobia with different fork, so if you want to scratch the itch now get a new fork, if you can wait get the FS. I would not buy another identical HT frame, regardless of whatever name and paint scheme they put on.

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    I asked around and they said that a 120mm fork will not work on a Cobia because the Cobia was designed around a 100mm fork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    I asked around and they said that a 120mm fork will not work on a Cobia because the Cobia was designed around a 100mm fork.
    That may be true, but there's a limit that the stache can do too regardless of the front travel it represents. The bike is long and tall, hardly the trait you want in a do anything trail riding. I still would not get it, regardless of whatever language they use. It's still the same frame and you'd still end up with two of the same bike at different front travel. If you want a fun bike get a 26" FS.

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