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    Lets see your Stache official thread

    Lets get a thread going like the Fuel EX has. The stache should be getting in the hands of the riders here anytime. Lets see them....list the upgrades, tips, and ride reports.
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    Funny thing I was at my LBS the other day and asked if they would be getting any in. I got a quick NO. I can believe the LBS seems to only believe in XC bikes costing less than $1k. I will have to wait for the demo at Atlanta in Feb.
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    Here's my Stache 8. I love it! For the price it's spec'd great. The rear wheel is prettty heavy so I will upgrade down the line. Mine weighs 26.5 pounds with pedals in a 19.5 inch. really stiff rear end and stays. The routing for the internal reverb dropper is slick though I haven't installed it yet. I would have loved a fit damped fork but for the price the evolution is ok. Handling is typical Trek 29er which is the best out there! The G2 geometry is superior to other 29ers I have ridden or currently own. Seems like it'll last forever. this one's a keeper.
    Dealers that didn't pre order these won't get them any time soon. my shop has 15, 17 and 19 in stock in the Stache 8 and Stache 7.

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    Here's a few more close up's of some frame detail. Nice work on this one. Kudos Trek.



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    Looks great! Thanks for the close up pics and how much it weighs. What is the little "on" switch on the rear derailer? I want to demo this bike in the worst way,...maybe replace my EX8 for stache 8.
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    A little different than what a stock spec would be.

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    Ride report:

    I don't have pics because I only demo'd the bike, but wow.

    I had to go out of my way to write a review.

    About me: my first really good mountain bike was a gary fisher tassajara hardtail with 140mm fork and full xtr. So I am smitten with a more burly type of hardtail. Also, I really like trek in general. The bikes literally feel like they are alive. They're so responsive. Anywho, I have owned and tested a fair amount of 29rs. Other than a rigid ss sir9 (which is a very different type of ride), I didn't like any of them a whole lot. I saw the potential, but they always had something I didn't like. None were quite there yet. Too heavy, to slow in the corners, doesn't like catching air, doesn't like being flicked etc....

    I'm not aware of, are atleast haven't tested 29 hardtail that wasn't a small travel/carbon race machine.
    So when I saw the stache in the works I was really excited. If anyone could nail a trail 29 hardtail, I was sure trek could.

    And wow, they did not disappoint.

    The bike: It was amazing. It was set up with xt brakes and slx shifters. My favorite. It had the 130mm fox fork (forget which one) so you can tackle more gnar without sacrificing a whole lot. But you all know that. The details were amazing. The paint was just a clear coat (with green highlights) so you could see where they had buffed the metal underneath. It was a work of art. Even down to the green raceface cranks. Beautiful.

    The ride: Amazing, of course. The first thing I noticed was the cornering ability. It only had 2.2 tires (didn't catch what they were) but it held a sharp corner with abandon. It was just begging to be turned and twisted and played with. As soon as you tilted it, it was like a dog let off the leash. The bike literally felt happy (or maybe that was just me). It felt more confident in a sharp turn than any 2.4 gnarly tire that I've ever tried. Maybe it was the geometry. It was alive in the corners. I've never felt anything like it. I never knew I had been missing so much in the corners.

    One thing I've never liked about 29rs is how they like to stay on the ground. I can't bunny hop them. Not the stache. I got more air on it that even the lightest 26 wheeled bike. Amazing.

    Maybe it was because my legs were dead, but it felt kind of slow in a straight line. Not sure if that was me, the gear ratio i was in, or the bike. It was certainly light enough though so that shouldn't have been the reason.

    I was too tired to climb, so I wasn't able to take it down or up a hill, but I talked to my buddy and he said it felt "like butter" downhill, and hammered uphill. I believe it.

    In the end, trek made a 29r that doesn't have the traditional 29 problems: sluggish, sits on the ground, weird in the corners. It not only got rid of the problems, but it blew past what you would expect. It was amazing to ride. Light, cornered like crazy, was really fun to flick around, and put a smile on my face Sure, you could tell it was a 29r, but it didn't have any problems at all. I would say it's the most fun 29r ever made, or atleast that I've tried.

    Dead on. I'll ride trek till the day I die. And of course, you should too.
    Buy this bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    What is the little "on" switch on the rear derailer?
    It increases the tension on the chain vs. a standard mech (supposedly). According to the blurb I saw on a retailer site, it's designed to stay in the "on" position in most cases. If you would like to reduce the tension on the chain (such as when you're removing a wheel), flick it "off".

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    they look more agressive than the average trek XC bike...is it just me?
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    They are, and that's the point. Slacker headtube, shorter top tube, not by much though. Also, beefed up frame with iscg 05 mounts and 12mm rear axle and 120mm of front travel

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    Got my Stache a week earlier than expected. Pretty psched. First bike I have ridden in a while that I instantly felt at home on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroS View Post
    Got my Stache a week earlier than expected.
    How long ago did you stop shaving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rfxc View Post
    How long ago did you stop shaving?
    Ordered fist week of October. Due on the 8th of November got on the 5th.

    I shave as the Stache is gray.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    Lets get a thread going like the Fuel EX has. The stache should be getting in the hands of the riders here anytime. Lets see them....list the upgrades, tips, and ride reports.
    First shake down ride yesterday on some pretty easy trails. I rode this bike twice at Trek World in August and couldn't get enough of it. It was a very tough wait. Our trails in FL are super tight and twisty with almost no straight lines. The Stache handles very quickly in the tight stuff and just eats up bumps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by verdugomountainlocal View Post
    Here's my Stache 8. I love it! For the price it's spec'd great. The rear wheel is prettty heavy so I will upgrade down the line. Mine weighs 26.5 pounds with pedals in a 19.5 inch. really stiff rear end and stays. The routing for the internal reverb dropper is slick though I haven't installed it yet. I would have loved a fit damped fork but for the price the evolution is ok. Handling is typical Trek 29er which is the best out there! The G2 geometry is superior to other 29ers I have ridden or currently own. Seems like it'll last forever. this one's a keeper.
    Dealers that didn't pre order these won't get them any time soon. my shop has 15, 17 and 19 in stock in the Stache 8 and Stache 7.

    One more.
    If you want a FIT or other Fox shock upgrade you can send off the fork to Fox and have it done. They used to have the prices listed. I think it is around $150

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    Mine is supposed to be in next week! One thing I haven't been able to find is the handlebar width. Does anyone know what is stock? I'm hoping that they realize that 580mm isn't really considered "trail" anymore...

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    Not sure, i'll bet it's either 680 or 720. Both common sizes for bondager bars.

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    It will be a wide bar. Probably the 720
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ufdah View Post
    Mine is supposed to be in next week! One thing I haven't been able to find is the handlebar width. Does anyone know what is stock? I'm hoping that they realize that 580mm isn't really considered "trail" anymore...
    Just measured my 17.5 Statche bar for ya. Its 734mm end of grip straight across to opposite grip end.

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    Called a few local shops and found a dealer with a stache 8 instock. Too bad it is not in my size. Anyway the dealer is only 15 min from a somewhat local riding spot. I may go later in the week. Currently I am wrestling with the idea of a Cannondale F29-2, Stump jumper FSR comp 29, or the Stache 8.

    Just to toss this ou there I got a deal on a green endura jersey with black and gun metal colored endura shorts this week. They would be a perfect match to the Stache 8.
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    On the fox CTD system. Does the climb lock out or just stiffen the fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RetroS View Post
    Just measured my 17.5 Statche bar for ya. Its 734mm end of grip straight across to opposite grip end.
    THANK YOU! That's great news, I can't see wanting to go wider than that right now. It's nice that Trek realizes that to market it as a "trail" bike that wide bars are in order...

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    Mine is currently setting at the lbs still in the box. Pretty excited to see how the bike feels under me. Really enjoy the pics guys!

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    I am doing a frame build, and so far just have a Thomson Stem and Post on it. Going to do it nice with DT hubs, Stans, Etc.

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    Here`s my new ride. goes good with the Fish!
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    looks great! I talked to the lbs and the stache is not expected to be available until Feb. Going to check one out today at a bike shop close to a riding area.
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    Got to do a parking lot ride on a stache yesterday. It would have went better if it was a 17.5" and not a 21". Great bike. This looks to be a burly efficient bike. I am going to hold off until I can do a proper demo at the Atlanta demo in late Feb. Could this be a replacement to my 2011 Fuel EX8? I am not itching to rid my fuel but really interested in the 29er and its advantages. My LBS says I will be pleasently surprized how smooth the Stache rides being a HT. The XR-3 tires seem to be pretty good. Seem close to the XR-4?

    Any rumor if 2014 Trek will offer a carbon version?
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    stache 7

    pics on trek website dont do this bike justice, the finish is transparent so you see the polished frame just like the stache 8...great bikes and the 7,s price was 1499 not bad at all (they didnt have an 8 in stock yet)
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    That's a good looking bike. I'd like to see more pics that one is rather crappy lol

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    Had mine out today. Awesome bike it rails. It's so easy to get in the air. Super fast this fork is great shifting is awesome. Breaks are great. I love the shimano stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    That's a good looking bike. I'd like to see more pics that one is rather crappy lol
    yea, that pic not the best..I didnt have my phone and figured the person I was with was taking a few pics, but he didnt Looks so much better than their mamba,cobia,xcal paint schemes of this year..sorry
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    Quote Originally Posted by verdugomountainlocal View Post
    Here's my Stache 8. I love it! For the price it's spec'd great. The rear wheel is prettty heavy so I will upgrade down the line. Mine weighs 26.5 pounds with pedals in a 19.5 inch. really stiff rear end and stays.
    If I may ask...on your 19.5" Stache 8, are the rotors both 180mm front and rear, or is the rear a smaller 160mm? Also, are they centrelock or 6 bolt? I'd like to have the proper set of XT ice-techs on hand for when mine arrives

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    I dont think it is centerloc because of the bontrager hubs. I dont remember the slx brakes (calipers)being ice tech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    I dont think it is centerloc because of the bontrager hubs. I dont remember the slx brakes (calipers)being ice tech.
    I've got a stock 2013 Superfly AL Elite and the rotors are centreloc (Bontrager hubs). I was thinking the Stache 8 would have them also instead of the 6 bolt style.

    I've seen others using SLX brakes with XT/Saint Ice Tech rotors with success, so thought I'd give that a try to see if there is much of an improvement.

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    I hope the stache has centerloc.....i just figured not having shimano hubs it would not. If so that is a plus.

    As far as the brakes go I dont see why you cant use a ice tech rotor without ice tech calipers. I dont know if there is much to gain with just the ice tech rotors and not having the ice tech calipers. Let us know if you notice a difference. Does shimano offer a different ice tech brake pads?
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    Ice tech brake pads have cooling fins on them. The caliper for say SLX or XT, is going to be same whether or not it came with finned pads.

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    I thought the calipers had cooling fins but after looking closer to a pic it is just the brake pads
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    Trek Stache in a 23". Did a full custom build with XTR and Industry Nine's, Reverb etc. Just waiting on the chain guide to run it 1x10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal4Fun View Post
    Trek Stache in a 23". Did a full custom build with XTR and Industry Nine's, Reverb etc. Just waiting on the chain guide to run it 1x10.
    that is one sharp bike, let us know how it rides . Like to here the ride reviews.
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    Sweettt.....

    I am waiting to get a new tapered fork (harder to get the G2 one than I thought) without going to FOX themselves (and getting the new GOLD stanshion fork..)

    But seeing that I think I now want to go All-Out on this build (X-O) 2x10 setup and then I would have to get the Arch EX wheels you have!! Figured I am having my best year ever (work/salary wise) so why not just do it now (with new frame!!!)----here is my build now --it will look 'Totally different' this Spring riding these Pa. Trails!!!!

    --But I just LOVE this bike (Geometry wise)---it feels like a custome build to me!!
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    Does the stache 8 have center lock disc rotors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    Does the stache 8 have center lock disc rotors?
    No centerlock. 6 Bolt on Bontrager branded hubs.

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    In it's current form.
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    Super stoked, mine made it to the shop! Hopefully I'll be riding it soon! Pics aren't great but it's all I could grab yesterday. I threw it on the scale at the shop and in bone stock form the 21" was 26lb 14oz. Planning to go tubeless and put some pedals on it so it'll probably end up around the same weight. Handle bars are 720mm and it looks as if you could run a 2.4 on there if you wanted. Even with the 2.3 you can see why the seat post is shaped the way it is, there would be no clearance otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 247 View Post
    Sweettt.....

    I am waiting to get a new tapered fork (harder to get the G2 one than I thought) without going to FOX themselves (and getting the new GOLD stanshion fork..)

    But seeing that I think I now want to go All-Out on this build (X-O) 2x10 setup and then I would have to get the Arch EX wheels you have!! Figured I am having my best year ever (work/salary wise) so why not just do it now (with new frame!!!)----here is my build now --it will look 'Totally different' this Spring riding these Pa. Trails!!!!

    --But I just LOVE this bike (Geometry wise)---it feels like a custome build to me!!
    You can send your fork to FOX and have them do those upgrades. The gold is a Kashimra coating and you can get FIT converted also.
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    My local Trek Concept Store said they weren't stocking them until April.

    I'm actually not interested in the bike but if it was a 650B, I'd buy it right now.

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    First Ride!

    I got to bring it home yesterday! I didn't have a cent to buy a new bike but the LBS needed a new website (cycleandfitness.net) so in exchange for my time in making them a new user manageable site they ordered me a Stache! I think he felt bad that I was still on my 1999 Trek 6000 too...
    I feel like a kid in a candy store!

    Took my first ride up and down the street to start bedding in the brakes. It was my first time without clips or clipless in 15 years, I didn't realize how much I pull on the upstroke. Every time I started to mash hard I was picking my feet up off the pedal... But, I'm stoked I think it's going to be a great ride, I may get a shorter stem on order, around 70mm or so. I'd like a little more leverage when pulling on the bars and I feel pretty stretched out on it with the wider bars. Anyways... without further adieu, here's the bike:

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