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    2019 Trek Stache 5 vs 2020 Specialized Fuse Comp

    First post. I am looking for a new bike and have narrowed it down to these 2. The Stache is on sale for $1500 and the Fuse sells for $1670. I like them both, but I thought I would take a vote and ask opinions of them. I am not an expert in components by any means so I would appreciate any input.

    https://www.specialized.com/us/en/fu...=263340-171069

    https://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/b...stache/c/B335/


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    I'd say the Specialized has slightly better parts, but the real question is do you want a "normal" 29er hardtail or do you want a 29+ hardtail? They're quite different in that regard.

    I don't have any real input as I'm not generally a hardtail rider, but I've owned a couple of those Staches and they're the most fun and useful hardtail I've personally ridden.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blatant View Post
    I'd say the Specialized has slightly better parts, but the real question is do you want a "normal" 29er hardtail or do you want a 29+ hardtail? They're quite different in that regard.

    I don't have any real input as I'm not generally a hardtail rider, but I've owned a couple of those Staches and they're the most fun and useful hardtail I've personally ridden.
    Agreed.
    If your trails have lots of roots or rocks/features you need to tackle then the plus bike makes more sense but if your trails are fairly smooth a normal HT probably makes more sense with lower weight to tote around.
    Back or neck issues? Plus bike may help.

    Definitely best to test ride both, though. Good luck.
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    I just sold my stache 5, after a few years.
    Fun bike...more fun after adding a fox34.

    I would go with the fuse, out of those two...
    The HTA and STA on the stache is pretty dated.

    Added Honzo stats, because you could add a works angle-headset which would tweak it to your preference.
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    Personally, Iíd go with the Stache. Trek nailed the geo on that frame and 29+ in general is a beautiful thing. 2.6 is getting there, but still not even close to the rollover, climbing traction, breaking traction and supple cush you get from 29x3.0 (or even better 29x3.25). Iím a recovering weight weenie, so I stressed about wheel/tire weight at first, but now Iím way over it. Once you get those big wheels rolling youíll be smiling. IMHO .

    Have fun bike shopping!

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    I have a 2018 stache, a 27.5+ hardtail and my wife had a stache and now has a fuse. I would say ride them both if u can. Stache plows for sure, line choice isn't necessary and it is a fun bike. But if your trails are tight and twisty, the bike is less fun. The wheels get moving and it's harder to stop. I'm 6 ft tall and enjoy both plus sizes, the wife is 5'6" and preferred the 27.5+ wheels.

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    Thank you for the comments and advice. After many test rides on both bikes, I finally decided on the Fuse. It just felt better to me overall. I will post some pics when I pick it up next week!


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