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Old 05-10-19, 05:40 AM
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New bike is here!

I picked this up after work yesterday. As you can see in the outside pic, it started to rain as soon as I picked it up. It has been raining since, so the new toy is sitting in the basement and will likely stay there for a bit. I've made multiple trips down to the basement just to look at it

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Old 05-10-19, 05:47 AM
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Sweet! Enjoy the miles.. as soon as it stops raining.
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Old 05-10-19, 07:42 AM
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Sweet hardtail! Enjoy!
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oh, go on, get it wet!
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Old 05-10-19, 07:50 AM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
oh, go on, get it wet!
I did to a point. Instead of my typical commute on my gravel bike this morning, I rode this. I figured it was the best way to get the brakes bed in prior to heading out on the trail. A few more rides on the tarmac and it should be ready to roll.
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Old 05-10-19, 08:03 AM
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Old 05-11-19, 11:20 AM
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Looks great! Stealthy af
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Old 05-17-19, 01:05 PM
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Enjoy ! I love my Stache.
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Old 05-18-19, 07:32 PM
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Enjoy ! I love my Stache.
I got it out on some real singletrack for the first time today. I have to admit that I am completely impressed. I was a bit apprehensive initially, going from a 17 year old 26 inch mtb to a 29+, but I am completely sold now. I am not sure if it is me or the bike, but the trails that were moderate last year are easy now. This bike has either increased my abilities or has its own abilities. I did a fair amount of reading and research before ordering this bike and I had difficulty finding anyone who had anything bad to say about it. I now understand why. The only down side is that I feel really bad for my son who is riding a mildly upgraded Trek 820. He did really great today, but I know that he could be having so much more fun on a better bike, but he is still too small. Maybe, if he grows a bit this summer, a 27+ will be under the Christmas tree.
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Originally Posted by medic75 View Post
I got it out on some real singletrack for the first time today. I have to admit that I am completely impressed. I was a bit apprehensive initially, going from a 17 year old 26 inch mtb to a 29+, but I am completely sold now. I am not sure if it is me or the bike, but the trails that were moderate last year are easy now. This bike has either increased my abilities or has its own abilities. I did a fair amount of reading and research before ordering this bike and I had difficulty finding anyone who had anything bad to say about it. I now understand why. The only down side is that I feel really bad for my son who is riding a mildly upgraded Trek 820. He did really great today, but I know that he could be having so much more fun on a better bike, but he is still too small. Maybe, if he grows a bit this summer, a 27+ will be under the Christmas tree.
I went from an old 26 inch GT triple triangle hardtail to the Stache and it made the trails seem a lot easier.
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29+ are great with the exception of twisty singletracks
Enjoy
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Pretty bike!
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Would you look at that...Sometimes you just got to look at it.
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Originally Posted by qclabrat View Post
29+ are great with the exception of twisty singletracks
Enjoy
While I do not claim to be an expert, it is my understanding that Trek addressed the twisty singletrack issue of 29+ bikes with the Stache's design. The super short chainstays supposedly make a huge difference between the Stache & every other 29+ bike currently on the market (except the Salsa Woodsmoke 29+). Honestly, I consider this bike to be just as nimble as my old Trek 4500, if not more nimble. Every experience I have had on this bike has been hugely positive. I am almost worried that this bike will lead me to over estimating my abilities and get me into trouble.
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Originally Posted by medic75 View Post
While I do not claim to be an expert, it is my understanding that Trek addressed the twisty singletrack issue of 29+ bikes with the Stache's design. The super short chainstays supposedly make a huge difference between the Stache & every other 29+ bike currently on the market (except the Salsa Woodsmoke 29+). Honestly, I consider this bike to be just as nimble as my old Trek 4500, if not more nimble. Every experience I have had on this bike has been hugely positive. I am almost worried that this bike will lead me to over estimating my abilities and get me into trouble.
Yeah, the new stache Geo's are so great 420mm stays with a 68 degree headtube is perfect. I have a Carver Gnarvester which has 440mm stays but only a 70 degree headtube. That geo makes up for the wandering front but the rear is sometimes slow to track. It's usually on full rigid single speed which is why I'm particular to a longer stay with paragon sliders. If I wasn't so hooked to SS I'd surely consider a Stache
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