You'll be surprised what the 2013 Stache 7 can ram through— and at what speed – compared to a smaller-wheeled suspension bike.
Trek proudly proclaims, "Welcome to the future. Trail, meet your new master"
The Stache 7 begins with Trek's Alpha Platinum Aluminum Frame with their signature tapered E2 head tube and steeply sloped top tube for extra clearance for your groin despite the 29" wheels. All the gear cabling is internal, and using amazing techniques in hydroforming, Trek made the frame asymmetrical (flared and offset) with a concave backed seat tube for wheel and direct mount front merch clearance. The G2 geometry also gives a distinctively light feel to the steering, so even with a 90mm stem you will have little trouble turning the front wheel sharply.
There's more than enough stiffness in the frame to allow the rider to put every ounce of their power into forward movement. You'll get a lot of torque and traction on climbs and marshy ground too.
The RockShox Recon Silver front fork is a bit heavier than most front suspension forks, but it's definitely worth the weight. With 20mm more travel than most 29er hardtails, it will boost your confidence on those big drops and help you maintain control over rocks and logs. While most trail 29ers stick with a 100mm travel fork to avoid jacking the front end too high, Trek increased control with 120mm stroke fork. Gary Fisher custom G2 geometry is shown in a 15mm axle and the tapered steerer.
"While it can feel nervous and fluttery at first, the long wheelbase means it's still an impressively stable bike once you learn to trust it, and the low bottom bracket means you can really rip through corners with wheels scrabbling as you search for the exit point" (BikeRadar.com)
Check out the 2013 Trek Stache 7 at The Spoke Shop!
1910 Broadwater Ave. Billings, MT