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    Stache 8
    Easton XR rear wheel due to the sucky duster breaking spokes all the time
    1x10 with 42t cog in the back for those big hills.

    Love this bike. Planning on a KS Lev post in the near future and a marching Easton XR for the front. Lets see your Stache official thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419202404.935162.jpgLets see your Stache official thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419202445.013733.jpgLets see your Stache official thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1419202468.449207.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by JMUSuperman View Post
    BB95 is only used on Trek's carbon bikes and consists of two bearings that are pressed directly into the carbon frame with no housing or shell. The aluminum bikes use BB92, which is different in that the bearings come in a housing that is then pressed into the frame. While the BB95 bearings are only available from Trek or Enduro Bearings, the BB92 are available from almost any bike shop or retailer. Plus, there are some other fancier aftermarket options for added bling and durability.
    Thanks. Good to have that cleared up.
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    Guys, somebody have install 130 or 140 mm fork to Stache?!

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    It's already got a 68.6° head tube angle, and the frame isn't really designed for riding that truly needs anything more than 120mm IMHO, especially if you can't get a fork with the G2 offset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r0n!n View Post
    Guys, somebody have install 130 or 140 mm fork to Stache?!
    I have a 130mm pike on mine, so far I haven't noticed any negative effects of a slacker head tube or higher bb. The 130mm pike is also around 20mm longer from axle to crown compared to the 120mm fox 32. So in effect, it changes the geometry like a 140mm fox 32 would, not that I would recommend that too flexy imo

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    I just placed an order today for 2015 Stache 8. I had an xcal 9 and to me it just felt rough. I wasn't comfortable in turns etc and rode my friends Stache 8 and wow night and day difference. My xcal was a 17.5 and the Stache 17.5 just felt a little to small. The 19" felt better and went with that. I ordered some Renthal fatbar light carbons and have a Renthal apex 50mm stem sitting around from my slash (went 40mm). I think this will end up being a perfect feel. If not I'll throw my 60mm from my slash on. I'm hearing tubeless from factory bike is right at 25lbs?

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    Here's my basically box-stock 2013 Stache 7. Riding it for over a year, discovered this thread a couple minutes ago This is a really fun bike.

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    Nice bike.. That looks like la Costa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1 View Post
    Nice bike.. That looks like la Costa.
    You are within 10 miles - it's actually at the top of Black Mountain.

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    Very nice view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfowler6 View Post
    I have a 130mm pike on mine, so far I haven't noticed any negative effects of a slacker head tube or higher bb. The 130mm pike is also around 20mm longer from axle to crown compared to the 120mm fox 32. So in effect, it changes the geometry like a 140mm fox 32 would, not that I would recommend that too flexy imo
    Curious if you removed stem spacers or placed them on top of the stem? Getting sufficient weight onto the front wheel is imperative for me when pushing the limits in corners on a tall bike with a 68.6° head tube angle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffj View Post
    Curious if you removed stem spacers or placed them on top of the stem? Getting sufficient weight onto the front wheel is imperative for me when pushing the limits in corners on a tall bike with a 68.6° head tube angle.
    I have a 70mm 0 degree stem and a 15mm rise bar, the stem is slammed with 1 spacer on top. I'm thinking of putting a negative rise stem on it to get a bit lower

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    I'm about to buy a 2014 trek stache 8 for $1400, like new.

    Coming from a 2014 trek x-cal 8.... Would this be a wise upgrade???

    I like the xcal g2 geometry and how it handles.... I don't like its weight and front fork.

    I'm looking for a xc/lots of roots , race once a year bike

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    I was in nearly the same boat. Had an X-cal 9 I got at the beginning of season, and at the end of the season (December) I got a Stache 8 from the LBS (Demo model) for 1400. To me, it was a no-brainer. Upgrading the wheelset and fork on the X-cal to something on par with the Stache 8 would be more than $1400. Add to that, the Frame of the Stache is better, and has a "future proof" 142x12 rear axle and tapered head-tube that the X-cal lacks.

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    Does it handle similar if not better than the xcal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxxx View Post
    Does it handle similar if not better than the xcal?
    Depends on what type of riding you are doing. Trail vs XC

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    It's xc... But lots of roots

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    It handles much better going DH. I put a 70mm stem on, and I really don't think the bike is slowing me down on the descents at all. The X-cal may have marginally better uphill handling, but thats all academic to me, its 3 pounds lighter so it climbed much better than the X-cal did. Of course, I'm a 225lb fatass, so 3 pounds on the bike might not have made any real difference lol. I still ride my X-cal, nearly daily as a winter road trainer, and I can't really tell much difference between the geometry of the two unless their pointed downhill.

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    I should point out, I had zero complaints about the X-cal's handling under any circumstances. If it had a tapered head tube, I probably would have just bought a thru-axle fork/rims for it and called it good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxxx View Post
    It's xc... But lots of roots
    The stache will be more upgradeable. Much better fork and the 142x12 is the standard moving forward. I had a stache before my fuel and liked it a lot. I am considering getting another(wish I didn't sell my old one). It will be worth the extra money for sure.

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    ^^^^

    Worth it for the 142x12 and tapered frame over the X-Caliber. You're also looking at an ~$800 fork (new). What sealed the deal for me was my Demo model I picked up had Rhythm Elite rims ($1K) installed. But the stock dusters are much much better than the AT-850's from the X-cal anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardeho View Post
    ^^^^

    Worth it for the 142x12 and tapered frame over the X-Caliber. You're also looking at an ~$800 fork (new). What sealed the deal for me was my Demo model I picked up had Rhythm Elite rims ($1K) installed. But the stock dusters are much much better than the AT-850's from the X-cal anyway.
    Agree +1

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    Long time reader first time poster. Just like to give thanks to all in the Official Stache thread. It helped me make my decision on buying my first real, true mountain bike. I love my Stache.

    On to my question- I know it was discussed a bit earlier in the thread but could someone give a bit more info on the bottom bracket for our bikes. What size? Length? Process of removal/install? Different brands that work better than others? Maybe a link to the certain model you've chosen.

    This is my first pressfit bb my other bike is my Mongoose Deception with a threaded bb so it way pretty much self explanatory. Thanks in advance for the help.Lets see your Stache official thread-asset_140350.jpgLets see your Stache official thread-imag0480.jpg

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    Congrats! It really is a great bike.

    IMO the only way to go unless you want to have the prestige of Chris king. http://www.enduroforkseals.com/id258.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigshotBkr View Post
    On to my question- I know it was discussed a bit earlier in the thread but could someone give a bit more info on the bottom bracket for our bikes. What size? Length? Process of removal/install? Different brands that work better than others? Maybe a link to the certain model you've chosen.
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    I built my Stache 8 in 2013 with a Chris King Press Fit 24 BB. Over 2000 miles later and it's still super smooth... and I built this to be my sloppy weather bike, so it gets abused often.

    One of the guys on my team built his with the Hope Tech Press-Fit PF 46 bottom bracket, which has a tube that gets threaded in for creak-free fun. He's a lot less picky about bike maintenance than I am and his has been trouble free in roughly the same amount of time.

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    Who needs a fat bike when you have XR4's on your Stache.
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    Curious to see hear what size reverb you all are running on a 17.5 Stache. Is the 380mm too long?

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    I sure am having fun with this bike. A few months ago, I was going to purchase a low level X-Caliber, but I was also going to purchase the 3 year Trek Care Package. The 3 year Trek Care Package only covered components that came originial with the bike, so I figured I'd buy the most expensive trail bike in my budget, as I would not change out the components. By the time my 2015 Trek Stache 7 came in, the Trek Care Package was no longer offered. I never figured I'd be a person that would like to upgrade components and bling out the bike, but I'm hooked. I've already swapped out the handlebars w/ a Bonty Race X Lite Carbon Bar (the best upgrade by far), a Rhythm Pro 70mm stem, a Thomson Elite Seatpost, Nukeproof pedals, new Raceface grips, and added 2 i700 bonty lamps for night trail riding. Next is switching to 1x10 and going tubeless. I'm having too much fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Solid Orange View Post
    Curious to see hear what size reverb you all are running on a 17.5 Stache. Is the 380mm too long?
    The way the seat tube is shaped, I don't think any Stache owner would want to run anything longer than the 380mm Reverb. A little strange the way it appears that they pinch down the seat tube further up on the larger models. On the 17.5, you might have to settle for the 100mm travel Reverb so you can run the 355mm total length model.

    I am over 6'4", riding a 23" (21.5" actual seat tube) and a 420mm (125mm travel) Reverb is too long. The Reverb is a no-brainer addition to a Stache, but you really have to do your homework to make sure you get a size that works properly for you.

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    My 2015 Trek Stache 8 19" finally came in after almost a month of waiting. I swapped out the bars to Renthal Fatbar lite carbons and stem to a Rental Apex 50mm stem. Only other thing was went tubeless. Night and day difference over my 2015 Xcal 9.

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    Great looking Stache you've got there Ruckus. I was trying to get a better view of the pedals you decided on. Can you tell me the brand? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigshotBkr View Post
    Great looking Stache you've got there Ruckus. I was trying to get a better view of the pedals you decided on. Can you tell me the brand? Thanks
    I knew I forgot something. Xpedo spry pedals. I run them on my Stache and slash

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    Just ordered fox fit damper upgrade kid. Not bad 130 shipped

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    Just finished.




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    Lets see your Stache official thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solid Orange View Post
    Curious to see hear what size reverb you all are running on a 17.5 Stache. Is the 380mm too long?
    My friend has 380mm reverb on his 17.5, the larger size was too tall for him. I've measured my 17.5 seatpost depth and height and got a total of 440mm. Thinking of the new 9point8 fall line dropper when it comes out, it's 415mm I think

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    Lets see your Stache official thread

    Lets see your Stache official thread-uploadfromtaptalk1424021898178.jpgLets see your Stache official thread-uploadfromtaptalk1424022006536.jpgHere's my 2015 Stache 7. So far I've got a reverb Stealth dropper, a 50mm atlas stem, and a set of mavic crossmax xl wts. This bike is a blast! Love it!
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    Correction from two posts ago- just spoke with friend again with 17.5 stache, he ended up with the small dropper, his lbs said the issue was the cable would not make it out the port with dropper all the way in. I'm not so sure about that. He runs seat a little lower than me, might of made the difference...

    Anyways, nice Orange stache Joseph!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toomuchlint View Post
    Correction from two posts ago- just spoke with friend again with 17.5 stache, he ended up with the small dropper, his lbs said the issue was the cable would not make it out the port with dropper all the way in. I'm not so sure about that. He runs seat a little lower than me, might of made the difference...

    Anyways, nice Orange stache Joseph!
    Thanks, it sure is a fun bike.

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    Killer 2015 Stache 7. The orange color rocks! My wife went in to my LBS for suggestions on a 40th Birthday Present for me. They tried hard to sell some Industry Nine wheels, where my wife told them she really didn't love me that much. She did however walk out with a RXL Carbon Bar for me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Interceptor View Post
    Killer 2015 Stache 7. The orange color rocks! My wife went in to my LBS for suggestions on a 40th Birthday Present for me. They tried hard to sell some Industry Nine wheels, where my wife told them she really didn't love me that much. She did however walk out with a RXL Carbon Bar for me!
    nice! I hope I made a good choice on wheels... Carbon bar, that's a good thing! I'm wondering how much my bike should weigh? Right now it's 28.51 pounds With a dropper post I guess thats pretty good?

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    They look like sweet wheels to me. I've read some positive reviews about them online. I'm sure they're much better than the ole' Duster Elites.
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    I like 'em much better so far, they are a lot stiffer, and faster/lighter. I'm hoping they're long lasting, guess I'll just have to wait and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solid Orange View Post
    Curious to see hear what size reverb you all are running on a 17.5 Stache. Is the 380mm too long?
    I've got the 380 on my stache, my frame is a 17.5", it fits like a glove. Mine is the 125mm travel

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    what's the widest rear tire people are running on the Stache?

    I'm half toying with the idea of running a fat bike fork and front wheel for winter use....but wondering how wide I can stuff in the back?

    What about a 26 inch wheel in the back....could I get at least a 3 inch tire back there?

    or 27.5+

    Hmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    what's the widest rear tire people are running on the Stache?

    I'm half toying with the idea of running a fat bike fork and front wheel for winter use....but wondering how wide I can stuff in the back?

    What about a 26 inch wheel in the back....could I get at least a 3 inch tire back there?

    or 27.5+

    Hmmmmm
    There's certainly a lot of clearance there, I don't think you'd have any trouble running wide 27.5+ rims and 2.8 trailblazer tyres. Something I intend to do at some point soon.

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    My project is done (for now). Sure is nice to finally build a bike the way I want it, the problem is now I'm looking at a remedy 9.....
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    Really nice! That Race Face Handle Bar looks perfect. How's the Race Face Saddle compared to the Evoke 2.0 Saddle?
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    The race face saddle is a lot lighter(I didn't weigh them, just going by feeling) and the race face has less padding. I'm 220 lbs, and its not at all uncomfortable. I like the atlas saddle, but if your comfort driven then the evoke 2 is probably a better bet. I like the atlas quite a bit.
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    I'm tempted by the Race Face Aeffect Saddle in Blue.

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    I had to take a chance on a race face saddle. They look nice, but I guess I'm always drawn towards the tried and true. I've got to say so far I'm happy with my purchase. The Aeffect saddle looks a little more padded, looks pretty nice. I guess I can't speak to the longevity of the seat yet, but I am happy with it so far. Good luck with your purchase if you go that route, it looks like a nice seat, I've never seen one in person yet though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Interceptor View Post
    I sure am having fun with this bike. A few months ago, I was going to purchase a low level X-Caliber, but I was also going to purchase the 3 year Trek Care Package. The 3 year Trek Care Package only covered components that came originial with the bike, so I figured I'd buy the most expensive trail bike in my budget, as I would not change out the components. By the time my 2015 Trek Stache 7 came in, the Trek Care Package was no longer offered. I never figured I'd be a person that would like to upgrade components and bling out the bike, but I'm hooked. I've already swapped out the handlebars w/ a Bonty Race X Lite Carbon Bar (the best upgrade by far), a Rhythm Pro 70mm stem, a Thomson Elite Seatpost, Nukeproof pedals, new Raceface grips, and added 2 i700 bonty lamps for night trail riding. Next is switching to 1x10 and going tubeless. I'm having too much fun!
    It is fun to build the bike the way you want it. Some people think I'm crazy, but its a blast to get things the way I want them. Especially when I'm starting with a bike that I already really enjoy!
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    Hey Ruckus,
    Just curious, what length stem and rise on your Renthal Bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Interceptor View Post
    Hey Ruckus,
    Just curious, what length stem and rise on your Renthal Bar?
    Stem is a 50 and bar rise is 20mm
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    Here's my 2013 Stache 8:

    Candy SL pedals, RF bash ring, Bontrager bottle cage, computer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swerny View Post
    Here's my 2013 Stache 8:

    Candy SL pedals, RF bash ring, Bontrager bottle cage, computer
    I like the green and gray colors on that bike, looks good.
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    Do you feel more comfortable on jumps with those bars? And what else do you feel is better with the new bars? There very nice by the way
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    My bike is equipped with the stock Race Lite Handlebars. I set the stack all the way down and inverted the stem to get the height to a position I'm comfortable with so that I can jump with confidence. This bike is very neutral in the air on both jumps & drops! I am very impressed with the handling. It is a lot like riding my Trek Ticket Signature only now i can sit and ride it back up hills after riding down a jump line.
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    I ask cause I have the same bike! I got it last year! I was looking at the same bars, the bars on them now just don't feel right on a jump.
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    Finally finished with the stache, moved the X1 from my new remedy to it and I just ordered new XTR for the remedy
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    what length travel are the pikes? Did you try riding with the standard fox for comparison?

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    After my first marathon XC race (Austin Rattler 100K) last weekend!

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    It's a 130mm, yeah I had been riding the fox for 2 years. It was so ridiculously under-damped, I had to over inflate it to keep it from blowing through all its travel, no mid-stroke support and not progressive enough. It's night and day with the pike, super plush, but still rides high in its travel, also it's much stiffer.

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    50mm stem for the win!

    Installed a 50mm Thomson X4 stem the other day. I cant believe I've waited two years! My Stache is so much more flickable and confidence inspiring now. Besides this stem, a tubeless setup, and a narrow-wide conversion she's stock. This thing is a wheelie monster!Lets see your Stache official thread-img_0202.jpg

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    Just got the 2015 stache 7 in Orange. Put 740mm bars on and a 70mm stem. I'm thinking of going a bit shorter to a race face atlas 65mm. You guys think that would be too short? I'm 6 foot exactly with a 32 inch inseam on a 19inch frame.

    Finally the rebound adjustment on the bottom of the fork doesn't seem to turn left and right towards the slow and fast setting much. I was expecting it to go from the slow marking all the way to the fast marking. It only seems to turn from the turtle marking to the middle and not all the way to the rabbit. I have a 26 inch year 2012 or 2013 version of the same recon silver solo air fork and it does turn all the way from the left to right markings. Is this normal with the newer recon silver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strife21 View Post
    Just got the 2015 stache 7 in Orange. Put 740mm bars on and a 70mm stem. I'm thinking of going a bit shorter to a race face atlas 65mm. You guys think that would be too short? I'm 6 foot exactly with a 32 inch inseam on a 19inch frame.
    I'm 5'11, 32 inseam, and I run a 740 bar with a 50mm stem on my Stache 8 with a 19" frame.
    I was previously on a 60mm stem. The drop to 50mm made a noticible improvement in the handling or this bike. I'd like to try shorter, though I think 50mm may be the sweet spot for me.
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    Love the look of the Pike on your Stache. Looks like a fitting upgrade. Me want.
    How's the A-C on the 130mm? Is it slacked out more? Do you notice any negative effects on handling?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeVT View Post
    I'm 5'11, 32 inseam, and I run a 740 bar with a 50mm stem on my Stache 8 with a 19" frame.
    I was previously on a 60mm stem. The drop to 50mm made a noticible improvement in the handling or this bike. I'd like to try shorter, though I think 50mm may be the sweet spot for me.
    Go short!
    You have any issues with the front wheel popping up during steeper climbs with the 50mm? I have a 50mm and 760mm bars on my all mountain dual. Thought that might not work to well on the stache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strife21 View Post
    You have any issues with the front wheel popping up during steeper climbs with the 50mm? I have a 50mm and 760mm bars on my all mountain dual. Thought that might not work to well on the stache.
    I have experienced no such problems, at least none that I've noticed.
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    Demo Stache and ROS9+ and the Trek felt more playful. I was gonna buy a Scott Scale....but the Stach has my eggs all scrambled now.
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    For anyone to answer - - - how does one know or suspect one can benefit from a shorter/longer stem? I'm 6'2 with 21" Stache 8 and stock stem and bars. Also, same question for width of bars.

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    How your bike fits is a consideration. A shorter stem will make steering more reactive, but make sure that your positioning on the bike is still comfortable. Also the wider bars will give you more leverage, making turning a bit easier. Maybe with a shorter stem you would move your seat back to make sure your positioned as needed. Maybe you don't need any changes, if your not sure take your bike to your favorite lbs and ask their opinions. I personally went with a 50mm stem, and my bars are about 740mm, works good for me. Good luck.
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    Really really really considering dumping my fat bike and picking up a Stache! I have two bikes ... Surly ice cream truck and trek remedy! At the moment my Remedy gets most of ride time in Southern California desert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    Really really really considering dumping my fat bike and picking up a Stache! I have two bikes ... Surly ice cream truck and trek remedy! At the moment my Remedy gets most of ride time in Southern California desert.
    I'd say try a Farley before making the decision, I have a Stache (don't get me wrong, I still love it!) and a Farley and the Farley is a lot more fun and capable as a trail bike. It'll also feel a lot different to your Ice Cream truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BurkeVT View Post
    Love the look of the Pike on your Stache. Looks like a fitting upgrade. Me want.
    How's the A-C on the 130mm? Is it slacked out more? Do you notice any negative effects on handling?
    It adds about 20mm a-c, so it is slacker, but I have zero complaints so far. The steering may be a touch slower but I'm going faster downhill on the stache than I ever had before, and that's really all I'm concerned with

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan1113 View Post
    Really really really considering dumping my fat bike and picking up a Stache! I have two bikes ... Surly ice cream truck and trek remedy! At the moment my Remedy gets most of ride time in Southern California desert.

    Stache 29+ pics hitting the net today.

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    Pictures on the internets... I hear their already on the damn demo trucks!

    (There's pictures of the Carbon Farley, the Farley for kids, and the 650Big as well.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMUSuperman View Post
    Pictures on the internets... I hear their already on the damn demo trucks!

    (There's pictures of the Carbon Farley, the Farley for kids, and the 650Big as well.)
    Yes they are, the new Stache 9!

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    Got my 2015 Stache 7 this week, a huge improvement over my Marlin. Glad I got it now as the new Stache 29+ bikes may kill of the regular version. Will post a couple pics once I get it out in the dirt.
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    Congratulations. Yes please only pics of it dirty.. 😁

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    New Stache 7.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pearl-drum-man View Post
    Got my 2015 Stache 7 this week, a huge improvement over my Marlin. Glad I got it now as the new Stache 29+ bikes may kill of the regular version. Will post a couple pics once I get it out in the dirt.
    Congrats, its a fun bike!
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    I thought Trek was better than to shove a wheel size down people's throats. It's a shame because I wanted a Stache, not some big wheeled ballooner.

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    Yeah, the prices of the new Stache 29+ seem high. Would much rather that kind of money on a Remedy or on a Salsa Bucksaw.
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    Is the fork on backwards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    I thought Trek was better than to shove a wheel size down people's throats. It's a shame because I wanted a Stache, not some big wheeled ballooner.
    It will take regular 29er tires too. Also, considering they have a wide range of bikes available for other size tires and this is the first and only time they've offered a 29+ outfit, I wouldn't say that they're shoving "a wheel size down people's throats."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    I thought Trek was better than to shove a wheel size down people's throats. It's a shame because I wanted a Stache, not some big wheeled ballooner.
    With the Stranglehold dropout, it's actually a very versatile bike in terms of wheel size as well. (I assume/hope this info is safe to share).
    Lets see your Stache official thread-screen-shot-2015-04-16-10.31.50-pm.png

    29+, 27.5+, 29, take your pick.

    I think that's a reason why they're offering the frameset by itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psycho1 View Post
    Is the fork on backwards.
    No that is how Manitou forks are designed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Interceptor View Post
    Yeah, the prices of the new Stache 29+ seem high. Would much rather that kind of money on a Remedy or on a Salsa Bucksaw.
    I agree it is overpriced. The reasonable price of the original Stache was a reason I was so interested in it, but now you can either spend $1800 on a fully rigid or $2500 on the "good" suspension one. For that money I would totally buy a full suspension bike instead.

    Quote Originally Posted by NickandBruce View Post
    It will take regular 29er tires too. Also, considering they have a wide range of bikes available for other size tires and this is the first and only time they've offered a 29+ outfit, I wouldn't say that they're shoving "a wheel size down people's throats."
    But what they should have done is have a 29+ Stache but make a factory spec 29er too just for those people who don't want to spend $3000 on a hardtail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CannondaleF9 View Post
    But what they should have done is have a 29+ Stache but make a factory spec 29er too just for those people who don't want to spend $3000 on a hardtail.
    Nothing's keeping you from putting new rubber on the stock setup. I've mounted 2.3's on Surly Rabbit Hole rims no problem and bet 2.2 would be fine too.

    You also don't have to buy this bike. There are lots of other hardtails on the market that come with "standard" tires, but not a whole lot for the big boys.

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    Maybe I'm just a moron, but I watched the Trek Stache 29+ video on the Trek website, and i just wasn't impressed. The riders looked like they were working just way too hard, and didn't look they were having any fun. I just couldn't wait for the 2min clip to finish. I'm a Trek guy, but I must have watched the Santa Cruz Bronson video on their company website about 2 dozen times. Now that's a promotional video!
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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Interceptor View Post
    Maybe I'm just a moron, but I watched the Trek Stache 29+ video on the Trek website, and i just wasn't impressed. The riders looked like they were working just way too hard, and didn't look they were having any fun. I just couldn't wait for the 2min clip to finish. I'm a Trek guy, but I must have watched the Santa Cruz Bronson video on their company website about 2 dozen times. Now that's a promotional video!
    I haven't seen the video yet (not convinced at all by these new bikes) but have you seen the kids Fuel video? Now that's a cool one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickandBruce View Post
    Nothing's keeping you from putting new rubber on the stock setup. I've mounted 2.3's on Surly Rabbit Hole rims no problem and bet 2.2 would be fine too.

    You also don't have to buy this bike. There are lots of other hardtails on the market that come with "standard" tires, but not a whole lot for the big boys.
    I actually am becoming more interested in the Niner ROS9, I hope they keep that for a long time.

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    So glad I got my 2015 stache. I am less then impressed with this 29+ iteration. Not only the cost but I just kinda think 29+ is corny. No interest in it what so ever and I feel bad there isn't going to be an option as is for people in the future. Not to mention the most horrific color selection ever.

    I wanted a fun normal 29 hard tail with a slack head tube angle it checked all the bills then they ditch it for this nonsense.

    Btw just put a 50mm race face atlas and some 740 bars on this and I love it. Any more I can't decide if my 160mm all mountain rig is more fun or the hardtail. I've been alternating every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strife21 View Post
    So glad I got my 2015 stache. I am less then impressed with this 29+ iteration. Not only the cost but I just kinda think 29+ is corny. No interest in it what so ever and I feel bad there isn't going to be an option as is for people in the future. Not to mention the most horrific color selection ever.

    I wanted a fun normal 29 hard tail with a slack head tube angle it checked all the bills then they ditch it for this nonsense.

    Btw just put a 50mm race face atlas and some 740 bars on this and I love it. Any more I can't decide if my 160mm all mountain rig is more fun or the hardtail. I've been alternating every day.
    I got a 2015 stache 7, and also put a race face 50 mm atlas stem with about 740 bars, wow the stem and bars made a nice difference. I love this bike, but I'm also not to impressed with the 29+. I wonder if the new stache line up will last, I know some will like them but with the Farley already out there will there be a big enough draw to the new line up? I hope not. But that's just me I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josepht1 View Post
    I got a 2015 stache 7, and also put a race face 50 mm atlas stem with about 740 bars, wow the stem and bars made a nice difference. I love this bike, but I'm also not to impressed with the 29+. I wonder if the new stache line up will last, I know some will like them but with the Farley already out there will there be a big enough draw to the new line up? I hope not. But that's just me I guess.
    How you like the reverb? Was looking at that and the kind shock lev integra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strife21 View Post
    How you like the reverb? Was looking at that and the kind shock lev integra.
    So far I am really digging the reverb. It works consistently and is very smooth. Actually I use it a lot. One of the things that drew me towards the reverb was the fact that if I ever need it rebuilt, my lbs can get it done in a couple of days. I will always have a dropper from now on, this is my first one and I use it a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strife21 View Post
    So glad I got my 2015 stache. I am less then impressed with this 29+ iteration. Not only the cost but I just kinda think 29+ is corny. No interest in it what so ever and I feel bad there isn't going to be an option as is for people in the future. Not to mention the most horrific color selection ever.

    I wanted a fun normal 29 hard tail with a slack head tube angle it checked all the bills then they ditch it for this nonsense.

    Btw just put a 50mm race face atlas and some 740 bars on this and I love it. Any more I can't decide if my 160mm all mountain rig is more fun or the hardtail. I've been alternating every day.
    I agree with you entirely. Trek could have made the new Stache so much better. I liked the old one because it was more trail oriented, larger seattube, longer top tube, slack head angle, and a tapered headtube. Not to mention the larger rear tire clearance and internal routing for a dropper post.
    And the best part was that it was less than $2k. But I wasn't able to get one, even though I wanted one very badly, and now I will never be able to buy one just because Trek is now trying to make people buy in to a new stupid trend of bikes.

    Strife, did you get the 7 or the 8?

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