Stache 7 is a playful 29+ trail hardtail with 3-inch mid-fat tires, a ridiculously capable build, and a robust fork with 120mm of travel. This mountain bike marries fun and confidence. It's a big-wheeled fun wagon ready to go anywhere and take on any trail.
It's right for you if...
You embrace the weirdness of 29+ tires and appreciate the simplicity of a hardtail. You're willing to spend a little more for nicer parts because you know they're more precise and offer extra adjustability.
The tech you get
A lightweight Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame and stout RockShox Yari RL fork with 120mm of travel, Stranglehold dropouts, a dropper post to make the steep stuff a little less sketchy, and a mixed SRAM SX and NX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain with a larger 50-tooth cog for easier climbing. Plus, it has 29x3" Bontrager XR4 Team Issue tires that keep you connected to the trail and Shimano hydraulic disc brakes for reliable all-weather stopping power even when the trail gets wild.
The final word
Stache 7 blends value and performance with big fun. It's trimmed with high-quality parts where it really counts, like in the suspension and drivetrain, so it won't destroy your wallet but it won't leave you wanting more either.
Why you'll love it
- Stache 7 delivers awesome 29+ performance at a no-nonsense price
- Super short chainstays make this bike surprisingly agile, even with its 29+ wheels
- Stache is super versatile and equally at home on multi-day bikepacking trips as it is on rough singletrack
- We're not the only ones who love it: DirtRag says, "[Stache] is the most fun bike I rode this year, and fun is where it's at."
- It's super easy to go tubeless with the included Tubeless Ready tires, rim strips, and valves
A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.
Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.
Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.
Wider than standard yet narrower than fat, plus-size rims and tires hit the sweet spot in grip, stability, and speed, giving you more confidence on technical terrain. Compared to a standard tire you’ll feel grip in places you wouldn’t expect thanks to a bigger contact patch and greater rollover clearance. More air volume allows lower tire pressures which softens bumps and increases float on sand or snow. Whether you’re a novice or an expert, the benefits of plus-size tires and rims will amplify your mountain biking fun.
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, elevated midstay, Stranglehold dropouts|
|Fork||RockShox Yari RL, Solo Air spring, Charger damper, tapered steerer, 51mm offset, 120mm travel|
|Headset||FSA IS-2, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Rims/Wheels||SUNringle Duroc 50 SL, tubeless tape included, 28-hole, 50mm width, presta valve|
|Hubs||Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x3.00''|
|Crankset||SRAM SX Eagle, DUB|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit|
|Chain||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM PG-1210 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM SX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager alloy, 31.8mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, Knock Block, 0 degree|
|Brakes||Shimano hydraulic disc, MT501 lever, MT500 caliper|
|Pedals||VP-536 nylon platform|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width|
|Seat Post||TranzX JD-YSP18 dropper seatpost|
* Subject to change without notice.