Trek Stache 7 29er Hardtail

4.6/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $1759.99


Product Description

Welcome to the future. Stache breaks new trail bike ground, blending 29er hardtail simplicity and fun with trail-tuned suspension, geometry, and spec. Trail, meet your new master.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dirtsurfer a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: June 20, 2014

Strengths:    stiff, stable & fun

Weaknesses:    didn't come with dropper post

Bottom Line:   
First impression ride last night (night ride) Bike was a blast. climbed very well, descended fast, quick handling and very stable. Working on tire pressures and shock pressures to dial in ride.
Shimano brakes worked well, no noise or power loss, Bontrager 29-3 worked well, very predictable, liked the wide bar and riding position. Type 2 derailleur worked well and the "no chain slap" clutch works. will replace the grips as they are too thin for my taste.
Bike begs for dropper post on steep rough trails- next purchase
I feel sorry for my 26" FS bike it might not get as many rides as it is accustom too.

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Favorite Trail:   Guatalasca - Sycamore Cyn

Duration Product Used:   1st ride

Price Paid:    $1800.00

Purchased At:   Michael's Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Intense 5.5 EVP
Specialized Epic Comp
Tricycle with air bag


Bike Setup:   Stock Stache 7 - see trek website for specs


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Joshua Ochal a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: July 9, 2013

Strengths:    Lightweight, Internal cable routing, Optional seat post dropper, Components that have not failed me yet, SLX roller clutch derailleur, Recon RockShox with lockout and adjustable response.

Weaknesses:    Bike has developed a clicking sound somewhere in the front that for the life of me I can't track down. I have to bring it in as it's still under warranty and hopefully it's nothing big. Also as mentioned in some other reviews the Avid brakes are loud however they preform very well.

Bottom Line:   
Hmmm what can I say about the Stache 7 other than......LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT! I purchased it this past spring to replace my hammered on 26" Trek and haven't looked back! The component combination is perfect! I ride singletrack and enjoy quite a bit of technical and this bike suits my riding style perfect. I was amazed how much the 29er helps to climb over obstacles and features. The 120mm Recon RockShox give an extra bit of confidence on those steeper downhills. I normally ride a 17" frame however a 19" Stache fit me best so if you plan on ordering online you may want to size yourself up at your local shop. As for aesthetics I have received many compliments on the finish. It's definitely unique and stands out. Regarding integrity I have been very pleased with it. When I am riding hard this bike stands up to the challenge. As I had mentioned in the weaknesses section the only issue I have run into is a clicking sound which I can not track down. It seems to be coming from the front but for the life of me I have no clue what it is. Hopefully the shop can figure it out.

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Favorite Trail:   FOMBA

Duration Product Used:   25 hours

Purchased At:   Goodales Bike - Nash


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by M320 a Cross Country Rider

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2013

Strengths:    Almost Everything



Weaknesses:    Avid brakes. (noise)

Bottom Line:   
Getting back on a MTB after 13 years. I needed to find a bike that I could afford and could handle my size. I'm a "clyde" at 6'4 300 lbs. This is a very strong yet very nimble machine. It has great components and rides very well. It has been able to handle everything I have thrown at it and has wanted more. If you are a "clyde" , and want a great hardtail that can take a pounding this is the bike for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Lake Redman PA

Duration Product Used:   6 weeks

Price Paid:    $1549.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by River Wolf

Date Reviewed: May 10, 2013

Strengths:    Outstanding value
Too many features to list
Very fun to ride



Weaknesses:    Bottle holder mounted too high on tube (minor)

Bottom Line:   
When it was time to replace my hardtail I rode several brands once deciding a 29er best suited my riding sytle and terrain. The Stache 7 won out based on a combination of: features, quality, performance, value and "trail feel".
For an out of the box package I'm impressed. The Gary Fisher designed frame has internal cable routing, closed convert dropouts, ISCG tabs, a press-fit bottom bracket and several dropper post routing options. I'm comfortable in it's ability for any upgrades I may make.
With a 17.5" chainstay and G2 geometry I'm powering through S-turns with ease. The fork, a RockShox Recon Silver with 120mm of travel has handled everything I've thrown at it flawlessly and the Shimano SLX equipped 2X10 drivetrain shifts as smooth as silk. So far the Avid Elixer 1 brakes are holding up, but an upgrade will be simple if necessary. Tons of small thoughtful features show just how well put together this bike is.

I love the feel of this bike. It has a very responsive, athletic feel that may give some riders a boost of confidence (or in my case license to shred). I also like that it can do more than I'm asking which means that I'll grow into it gradually. It climbs like a sherpa, drops like a world cup downhiller, rides from casual to hardcore. easy to maintain, and is easy on the eyes (the georgeous burnt orange paint must be seen in person).
Above all else the #1 reason this bike gets high marks is IT'S EXTREMELY FUN TO RIDE and that's why I ride .


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by geoffrey burch

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2013

Strengths:    i only voted 3 cause i havent tested this bike yet so i gave it a 3 just because... but plan on it, when the weather clears up here as Im going into the market for a new bike to ride, this is at the top of my list!

Weaknesses:    like i said above have not tested this bike, i know that color appeals to alot of people and this picture is this bikes biggest weakness, it looks like a nasty shade of brown... which is not even close

Bottom Line:   
i only posted here to say that this picture does not give any justice to the luster of color on this bike...

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First AM 29er - Stache 7 or Goblin?

So I finally decided to convert and get my first 29er. I wanted a bike that would be fast on singletrack and easy to climb with, but that could also take a pounding on rough terrain or even some (light!) jumps or freeride stuff. Out of all the bikes I've researched and managed to ride over the past ... Read More »

Stache 7/8 Tires

Hey guys. Looking to replace/upgade the tires on my 2013 Stache 7. Wanted to get some feedback on what tires you are running on you Stache 7/8. I ride mostly hardpack single track with some roots and rocks. Thanks on advance for any feedback. -Matt-Read More »

Stache 7 Brake size/ spec question. Noob......

I am looking to switch out the brakes on my 2013 Stache 7. Looking to swap out the Avid brakes for the SLX. My only questions is I'm not sure what the spec/size is for the mounting options on my bike (i.s., 51mm, 74mm) I a noob with this stuff and have no idea what means what, just want to make sure ... Read More »

Trek Stache 7 or Carve Comp.... ????????

Hi all. Looking at first hardtail, have not taken out for test ride yet but would like some feedback on what everyone thinks. I can get the 2013 Carve comp or the 2013 Trek Stache 7 for the same price. Any thoughts from Carve comp or Stache 7 owners out there would be great . Thanks for you help. ... Read More »

Trek X-Caliber vs Trek Stache 7

I'm debating on which bike to purchase in the next couple of weeks. I can get either for almost the same price. I cant make a decision. The X-Cal has a better fork. On the other hand from what I've seen, the Stache has a better frame. I'll ride mostly light XC, use it to pull my child's trailer ... Read More »

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