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    No prob man. Just called LBS and they said the fork on the Stache 5 is a Manitou Machete Comp, so same as last year.

    I'm actually excited about the Stache 7 colors -- I wanted the 7 based on the specs but was really turned off by the bad render spec sheet saying it had light green lettering. I think the Stache 9.6 looks cool as hell, and this will be similar. LBS also confirmed the black on black coloring for the 7.

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    I was able to order my ex 9.8 yesterday, shipping week of 8/14.
    It's silver with black lettering. I'm sorta stoked about it.
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    My LBS said you will be able to order the Farley's later this month.... any idea on color schemes? Debating between the Farley and the Stache..... I have a Trek SuperFly SS with a 3 inch tire on the front so making me look at the Farley but I hear great things about the Stache. If t he Farley has an option to buy it with 27.5x4 tires.... that would be appealing.
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    Stache is in stock at my LBS
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    bikes are getting porky. 28.7 w/o which is 29.4lbs with pedals for a hardtail? you can build a bronson or sb6 with a 160 fox 36 on front to come in under 28bs under $5000. while those fat tires do have a bit of cush they won't even hold a candle on a hardtail to the previously mentioned running even a 2.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by racebum View Post
    bikes are getting porky. 28.7 w/o which is 29.4lbs with pedals for a hardtail? you can build a bronson or sb6 with a 160 fox 36 on front to come in under 28bs under $5000. while those fat tires do have a bit of cush they won't even hold a candle on a hardtail to the previously mentioned running even a 2.3

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    Quote Originally Posted by brentk701 View Post
    Stache is in stock at my LBS
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    Nice. You prefer that color scheme or the 2017 black/blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewe6 View Post
    Nice. You prefer that color scheme or the 2017 black/blue?
    I like that color over the 2017

    But I love my 9.6 color


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    Quote Originally Posted by brentk701 View Post
    I like that color over the 2017

    But I love my 9.6 color


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    Is the Trek Stache 9.7 2018 still retailing in the $2,999 MSRP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by raekism View Post
    Is the Trek Stache 9.7 2018 still retailing in the $2,999 MSRP?
    No, they combined the 9.6 and 9.8 to make the 9.7 at $3,499. No carbon rims, but better components

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    Pre-ordered a Stache 7 yesterday. Pretty stoked but still have to wait a month+ for delivery.

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    I just ordered my Stache 7 too. I was told it will be in around September 11 at the latest, but they often ship before that.


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    Anyone have pics of the 2018 Farley 9.6? I heard it is charcoal color? I am debating this vs the Stache 9.7....... I saw lots of debates over one vs the other in other threads.... hmmmm.... still not sure which direction I am going to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raekism View Post
    Anyone have pics of the 2018 Farley 9.6? I heard it is charcoal color? I am debating this vs the Stache 9.7....... I saw lots of debates over one vs the other in other threads.... hmmmm.... still not sure which direction I am going to go.
    Two different bikes




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    I have a Trek Superfly SS with 3.0 in the front and 2.3 in the back so not that much different then the Stache. Making me lean toward the Farley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raekism View Post
    I have a Trek Superfly SS with 3.0 in the front and 2.3 in the back so not that much different then the Stache. Making me lean toward the Farley.
    No. Big different in all 3 bikes
    Your SS was a built XC race bike my friend can't run a Ikon 2.35 without it hitting the stays in a 23mm rim
    The Geo is different over a Stache
    Yours and mine stache run a 3" tire have more travel and a little slacker Geo. Made for your more trail aggressive rider

    The Farley is a Fat bike with a 4.5" tire and no suspension (tires are not suspension ).
    They each 3 were built for a purpose. But all 3 can be ridden and enjoyed on a trail.
    One more effective than the other.


    I have though about selling my stache for a Farley but will end up with a Salsa Mukluk instead due to me wanted to bikepack. I can bikepack on a Farley but the mukluk was built for it.

    My wife raced the Fat tire class here. 3" min tire size on her Mukluk. With 3.5" tires.
    Shot wore her out compared to the other 2 girls with 3" tires and FS

    A superfly isn't a stache and a stache isn't a Fat bike


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    Quote Originally Posted by brentk701 View Post
    No. Big different in all 3 bikes
    Your SS was a built XC race bike my friend can't run a Ikon 2.35 without it hitting the stays in a 23mm rim
    The Geo is different over a Stache
    Yours and mine stache run a 3" tire have more travel and a little slacker Geo. Made for your more trail aggressive rider

    The Farley is a Fat bike with a 4.5" tire and no suspension (tires are not suspension ).
    They each 3 were built for a purpose. But all 3 can be ridden and enjoyed on a trail.
    One more effective than the other.


    I have though about selling my stache for a Farley but will end up with a Salsa Mukluk instead due to me wanted to bikepack. I can bikepack on a Farley but the mukluk was built for it.

    My wife raced the Fat tire class here. 3" min tire size on her Mukluk. With 3.5" tires.
    Shot wore her out compared to the other 2 girls with 3" tires and FS

    A superfly isn't a stache and a stache isn't a Fat bike


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    what size frame is your Stache?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    what size frame is your Stache?
    19.5 2017 9.6


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    what size frame is your Stache?
    I have a 19.5 aluminum frame for sale. I ended up building a 29+ wheelset and put a suspension fork on my Farley and am using that instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kdiddy View Post
    I have a 19.5 aluminum frame for sale. I ended up building a 29+ wheelset and put a suspension fork on my Farley and am using that instead.
    Actually my thought too so yesterday I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a new 2018 Trek Farley 9.6. Only 3 left in the country in 17.5. TREK 2018 line up - Your wishes/expectations-image001.png
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    I might need some new shoes soon for my Fuel. Any word on any new Bonti Tires? I'm hoping for a wider SE5.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raekism View Post
    Actually my thought too so yesterday I went ahead and pulled the trigger on a new 2018 Trek Farley 9.6. Only 3 left in the country in 17.5. Click image for larger version. 

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    Uhh this round no? Its not even 2018 yet.
    Fatbike, XC bike, Gravel Bike....

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    Well it sure doesn't look like a 2017 ...

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b.../1068000-2017/

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    Trek is doing 2 more waves of Farley's. One in sept and one in Oct.
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    my LBS just received 2 x Farley 9.6 in 19.5

    One has my name on it if the price is right
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    I've got brand new take off GX Eagle components from a new Slash, including 12spd DM 32t Descendant crankset, Guide RS brakes, Line Pro 35 carbon bar and Line Pro 50mm stem.
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    What is main difference between 2017 & 18 trek Stache ?


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    My first post here on the forum. I've used the forum for researching bikes and just ordered a 2018 Stache 5 this past Monday. LBS said Trek had three in 18.5 and mine should arrive next Thursday!! My last mountain bike was a 2002 Giant Rainier, and I currently own an Electra Straight 8.

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    Does anyone know the new Pro Caliber HT carbon frame weight? Didn't find anything via search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    What is main difference between 2017 & 18 trek Stache ?


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    I was told by my LBS that the 2018 aluminum model's geometry changed a little, and is now the same geometry as the carbon model. The Stache 5 also comes with a dropper post now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solarplex View Post
    Trek is doing 2 more waves of Farley's. One in sept and one in Oct.
    My LBS said that Farley 9.6 they had 3 bikes left in 17.5 and that the next round would be in October. I had a trip to VT mid-October so I got one now to play it safe.
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    Picked up the 2018 Stache 5 yesterday. Color in person is a darker grey, looks much lighter in pictures. Really nice looking paint job imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ekraft84 View Post
    Does anyone know the new Pro Caliber HT carbon frame weight? Didn't find anything via search.

    Thanks.
    17.5" - 1.10 kg / 2.43 lbs per Trek's website.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    17.5" - 1.10 kg / 2.43 lbs per Trek's website.

    My Yahoo must be better than your Google!
    Is the 2018 up? Checked a few hours ago and it was still the 2017 models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    17.5" - 1.10 kg / 2.43 lbs per Trek's website.

    My Yahoo must be better than your Google!
    Well done, thank you!

    Is that the 2018 though?

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    2.43 lbs is the weight for the SL frame. The non-SL Carbon is listed at 3.3 lbs, and the alloy is 4.4 lbs. All 17.5" size.

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    No changes on the Procaliber frame for 18.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kosmo View Post
    No changes on the Procaliber frame for 18.
    Thanks. That's 200-300 grams heavier than other carbon frames, but I've heard a few racers locally say it's worth the added weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewe6 View Post
    Picked up the 2018 Stache 5 yesterday. Color in person is a darker grey, looks much lighter in pictures. Really nice looking paint job imo.
    What fork does it have?

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    Pre the Trek Rep. no Slash or Remedy 9.9 his year.

    A new WSD fuel is being released also.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ekraft84 View Post
    Thanks. That's 200-300 grams heavier than other carbon frames, but I've heard a few racers locally say it's worth the added weight.
    Oh god yes. It's still a pound lighter than the lightest fs options. I'm not sure about everybody but fatigue is one of the biggest killers for myself. Anything you can do to keep that frame more compliant and less punishing on the body the better

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    Quote Originally Posted by crewe6 View Post
    Picked up the 2018 Stache 5 yesterday. Color in person is a darker grey, looks much lighter in pictures. Really nice looking paint job imo.
    Can you post pics of the 5 ? Thx


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    Anyone have a picture of the 2018 Stache 7?


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    quick note. i picked up an amazing deal on an 18.5 fuel ex 9.9, 2017 demo bikes. paid 3900, yes it's used but seriously. that was an insane price and i get the frame warranty. no i'm not kidding. anyway, it's slightly heavier than stated at 25.6lbs which may be part of the weight increase in the 2018 fuel 9.9. a couple parts are heavier on the 18 AND the 17 was either weighed on a very small frame or was a couple ounces off to start when production began

    edit. i could be off. this thing has xr4 team issue tlr tires, i don't think that was the stock spec when the bike launched

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    Ordered a Stache 7 from Trek Raleigh today. Still a mid-September expected delivery date. Soooo excited to replace my old a$$ Trek 6500 that is literally falling apart on every run (stripped a crank arm off yesterday, busted spokes last month)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    Can you post pics of the 5 ? Thx
    I second this, really considering getting one next month.

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    [QUOTE=BikeMrown;13288511]Ordered a Stache 7 from Trek Raleigh today. Still a mid

    If you bought your bike from Trek Raleigh (off of Durant), you chose a great shop to buy a bike from! Their service & support is second to none. That's where I got my Stache & Fuel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheNatureBoy View Post
    Anyone have a picture of the 2018 Stache 7?


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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Interceptor View Post
    If you bought your bike from Trek Raleigh (off of Durant), you chose a great shop to buy a bike from! Their service & support is second to none. That's where I got my Stache & Fuel.

    That's the one! Pryde Dotterer has always been a great source of info (though I probably drink more beers with him at The Hop Yard than I ride or shop MTB). They've handled a lot of repairs and maintenance plus 3 bike purchases for my boys. I'm already planning out my purchase & excuses for buying a Fuel EX in the next year or two.
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    Stache & Fuel go together like peas & carrots! Now I'm thinking about going mid-fat too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8Interceptor View Post
    Stache & Fuel go together like peas & carrots! Now I'm thinking about going mid-fat too.
    Fuel is also mid fat.




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    Quote Originally Posted by brentk701 View Post




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    Is that the 2018 5? Or am I confused?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnberr0 View Post
    Is that the 2018 5? Or am I confused?
    I was thrown off at first to. Im pretty sure that is the Stache 5. The RD is a Deore on this bike which is a 5 according to the specs. Still a good looking bike though.

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    My wish, which looks like is not going to come true, was the Remedy 8 with XT build. I'm super bummed that the you can't get shimano on any of the Remedys this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonx View Post
    Pre-ordered a Stache 7 yesterday. Pretty stoked but still have to wait a month+ for delivery.
    Is it the 2018 Stache 7? What color is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekWarMachine View Post
    Is it the 2018 Stache 7? What color is it?
    2018 Stache 7 is only available in Dnister Black with glossy black lettering. Basically, last year's 9.6 paint job: https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/trail-mountain-bikes/stache/stache-9-6/p/2024000-2017/?colorCode=black

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekWarMachine View Post
    Is it the 2018 Stache 7? What color is it?
    Yeah, 2018 Stache 7. The body is Matte Dnister Black with a blacker Trek logo. It seems to be the exact coloring of the 2017 9.6.

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b.../2024000-2017/

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    I looked at the 2018 stache 7 on my Lbs computer and I remember it being more of a dark metallic charcoal color. Not like last years 9.6. I could be wrong though as I going off memory. Here is an interesting link I posted in the official stache thread. Title says it all
    The New 2018 Trek 1120, a Bikepacking Stache - BIKEPACKING.com

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    The stache Geo change
    Alum did change to match the carbon for 2018



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    What I received from Trek (in June) says the Stache 7 color is matte Dniester black/matte green light. I've not seen one in person though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by petejupp View Post
    My personal wish is the availability of a completely new 29er Trail-/Enduro Hardtail. Light, ultrafast, carbon frame, dropper post, at least 130 mm of travel, wide rims and tires with good potential.
    I know there´s already the Stache, but I wish for something smaller, no plus-tires, more like a "normal" hardtail but with aggressive downhill capabilities.!
    I totally agree. Carbon hardtail light enough to race XC but with all-mountain geometry and at least 120mm fork. Plus, the sliding dropouts used on the stache for SS option. Similar to Canfield EPO (no SS and not-boost) or Santa Cruz Chameleon if it had a carbon frame option.

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    Might be nice to have a Stache option sold not with 3.0 tires but with more "normal" 29 x 2.4-2.6 tires. Stache frame with modern more slack geometry is nice, but not everyone wants full plus. The other hardtails offered are too XC-race oriented

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    That sounds like a stache really

    Yeah it could use a little slacker HA.
    Throw a 130 fork on it
    Throw some 2.6" tires on it boom

    My buddies 9.8 is a 19lb SS and a little over 20lbs with his eagle. Very XC racing capable




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    Quote Originally Posted by brentk701 View Post
    That sounds like a stache really
    Yeah it could use a little slacker HA.
    Throw a 130 fork on it
    Throw some 2.6" tires on it boom
    My buddies 9.8 is a 19lb SS and a little over 20lbs with his eagle. Very XC racing capable
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    Yeah, I like your thinking but there's no "regular" 29er option of the Stache. Sure, I could build one up from scratch but that would cost a fortune ($1579 for the frame, $700+ for fork, $500+ drivetrain, etc. etc.). Also, someone in the forum warned me that the Stache with regular 29er wheelset would suffer from significant BB-drop. That's why 27.5+ bikes are more compatible swapping in 29er wheels (Santa Cruz Chameleon comes to mind). Just not seeing that type of bike from Trek yet. Seems they're missing that arrow in the quiver for now.

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    Yeah, I like your thinking but there's no "regular" 29er option of the Stache. Sure, I could build one up from scratch but that would cost a fortune ($1579 for the frame, $700+ for fork, $500+ drivetrain, etc. etc.). Also, someone in the forum warned me that the Stache with regular 29er wheelset would suffer from significant BB-drop. That's why 27.5+ bikes are more compatible swapping in 29er wheels (Santa Cruz Chameleon comes to mind). Just not seeing that type of bike from Trek yet. Seems they're missing that arrow in the quiver for now.
    Everyone and their BB drop
    Trek states it's a 27.5+ mid Fat, 29er and 29er plus

    My buddy has no problems with BB drop on 29x2.1" tires.
    Even with 3" tires I can smack a pedal. Shit happens when you ride in rock or ride lazy.

    I didn't say build it from the ground up. I actually didn't say build anything. Buy it in 29plus. Build up a set for 29x2.4 or 2.6




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    have you guys really timed the fat slack hardtails? i was riding bachelor the other day and the hardtail guys were all slooooow. i totally get why. keeping the back end in contact with the ground at speed. there is a lot of volcanic rock and sand up there. start bouncing around on the rocks and going down becomes likely. the fuel ex has always been one of my favs. you can XC it, you can 27.5 mid fat, 29er , very much a one quiver bike and faster than the slack HT bikes. i own two bikes now, 2017 fuel ex 9.9 and 2017 bronson cc with a pretty solid enduro setup. new dpx2 shock, 36/160 fork, xtr etc. unless i get a session for full blown DH i feel like i have my bases covered with just these two bikes. i don't even see HT frames making sense anymore and unless you're doing pro xc the 4" bikes loose very little weight over this fuel i have. the need to have 3-4 bikes like i use to just isn't there anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by racebum View Post
    have you guys really timed the fat slack hardtails? i was riding bachelor the other day and the hardtail guys were all slooooow. i totally get why. keeping the back end in contact with the ground at speed. there is a lot of volcanic rock and sand up there. start bouncing around on the rocks and going down becomes likely. the fuel ex has always been one of my favs. you can XC it, you can 27.5 mid fat, 29er , very much a one quiver bike and faster than the slack HT bikes. i own two bikes now, 2017 fuel ex 9.9 and 2017 bronson cc with a pretty solid enduro setup. new dpx2 shock, 36/160 fork, xtr etc. unless i get a session for full blown DH i feel like i have my bases covered with just these two bikes. i don't even see HT frames making sense anymore and unless you're doing pro xc the 4" bikes loose very little weight over this fuel i have. the need to have 3-4 bikes like i use to just isn't there anymore
    I did some runs on a trail in Flagstaff this last weekend in my Stache. It was sluggish.

    I tested a fuel ex8 plus on a different small DH section. Not trying as 4 secs faster than my stache.
    I'm waiting for Trek to get off their ass and update the site so I can see the fuel range of fuels. After that. My stache may go away.
    My procal is my XC race bike

    So I see your point


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    Quote Originally Posted by racebum View Post
    .....the fuel ex has always been one of my faves.....i don't even see HT frames making sense anymore and unless you're doing pro xc
    I hear ya, the Fuel EX is awesome. And I've got a new Niner RIP 9 RDO that is light for long travel and pretty much awesome at everything I've thrown at it.

    But I also want a second bike and I want that second bike to be a simple hardtail. I've had bearing issues in the past with duel-suspension bikes so I like the piece of mind knowing my second bike won't risk having any issues like that. Also, hardtail is better if I'm going to play around with single-speed.

    I agree a lot of full suspension bikes can do it all really well these days, but there's still a place for hardtails as a second bike and simpler / higher reliability.

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    Just picked up my 2018 Farley EX 9.8 with custom 29er plus wheels and 3.0 WTB rubbers.TREK 2018 line up - Your wishes/expectations-20170817_193841.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrknight View Post
    Just picked up my 2018 Farley EX 9.8 with custom 29er plus wheels and 3.0 WTB rubbers.Click image for larger version. 

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    Nicely done That thing looks fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrknight View Post
    Just picked up my 2018 Farley EX 9.8 with custom 29er plus wheels and 3.0 WTB rubbers.Click image for larger version. 

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    That just looks odd.

    How does it ride?
    Too Many .

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    Took the Farley out this morning for a 23kms ride at my local trail (called bent rims). It rode like a monster truck. Bulldoze over all the rocks, roots and logs but the climb was heavy compared to my Yeti SB5 and SB6. Some of the very technical sections where the SB5 or SB6 couldn't go over. The Farley float right over them. Going down hit it just float over all the big rocks with ease. Definitely made for the technical trails in my area. Can't wait for winter when I put on the 27.5 3.8 or the 26 4.8 on. For now 29er on 3.0 will do.

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    Looks like there's going to be some XR4 2.6 Tires coming to at Trek Shop near you. No word yet on the SE5's. Seems like these tires get so much love from the press, you'd think they'd offer a wider tire than the 2.3.
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    ? i have 29x2.55 xr4's

    are these rare or something? figured they were common. i bought a used ex factory pro bike so i suppose it's possible they aren't everywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrknight View Post
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    bud that bike looks really Interesting and fun. I'd love to make a run on that thing! Thanks for the update, I was curious about how it performed

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rrknight View Post
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    Nice!
    Does the red compression knob on the fork clear the frame when the bars are turned all the way to the right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the mayor View Post
    Nice!
    Does the red compression knob on the fork clear the frame when the bars are turned all the way to the right?
    Yes, it clears the bottom of the frame and it has a small plastic protection cover on the frame as well as an added protection.

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