Trek's Stache 29+ hardtail was a hit when it was released last year; it turns out that the combination of extra-big wheels and super short chainstays makes for a wildly fun time out on the trails. For 2017, the Stache has undergone a few geometry tweaks, and a carbon framed option has been added to the mix. Read on for the details from Trek below: Press Release
A year ago, Trek took a flyer on Stache, a unique 29+ trail hardtail with oversized 29x3.0˝ tires and a remarkably nimble frame that would allow hardtail diehards to experience the thrill of the most technical terrain. Stache won over riders around the world for its confidence-inspiring handling, capability, and sheer fun. And now, we've packed all the best parts of the previous platform into an expanded lineup with lightweight carbon options and key spec upgrades, setting a new benchmark in the trail hardtail category.
The newly expanded Stache lineup includes two OCLV Mountain Carbon models (Stache 9.8 and 9.6), along with two Alpha Platinum Aluminum models (Stache 7 and 5). Stache will also be available as a carbon frameset.
The new OCLV Mountain Carbon frame of Stache 9.8 and 9.6 weighs about 400 grams less than its alloy counterpart, and also benefits from a more aggressive geometry with a 15mm longer reach and a bottom bracket that’s 5mm lower.
Stache 9.8 is equipped with the all-new Rock Shox 29+ Pike fork, Bontrager Line Pro 35mm cockpit, and Bontrager Drop Line dropper post. Bontrager's Line Pro 40 OCLV Carbon wheels complete the lightweight carbon package. The ultra-capable Stache 9.8 tips the scales at 27.2 lbs.
All carbon and alloy models feature additional travel, with an increase in suspension from 110mm to 120mm. Prices
• Stache 5: $1,579.99 USD
• Stache 7: $2,099.99
• Stache 9.6: $2,999.99
• Stache 9.8: $4,699.99
• Stache C F/S: $1,579.99
All-new Stache models will be available at Trek retailers and on trekbikes.com