TREK STACHE 8 and TREK STACHE 7 MOUNTAIN BIKES
For the upcoming mountain biking season Trek has designed a new chic model for their 29er hard tail lineup. Coined the Stache (as in mustache) is an aluminum twenty niner with a tall travel 120mm fork. Trek calls this beast a “play bike” designed with aggressive hard tail riders in mind who want to do it all. They included ISCG tabs for chain retention, and are using a 12x142mm thru axle for the rear with some options for the dropper post cable routing for seat posts with either external or internal cable routing. A few other items they have incorporated into this steed is a press-fit BB, post mount style rear brake caliper and the routing of the front and rear derailleur housing is internal. They will have two models of the 2013 TREK STACHE offered, both of which will be built up with a 2×10 drive train and Shimano’s Shadow + rear derailleur. The TREK Stache 8 is the upper level model of the two and will be available with a Fox 32 Evolution fork with a 15QR axle, and the rims are Bontrager tubeless ready, the rear derailleur is a Shimano XT shadow plus, the shifters will be Shimano SLX, with SLX brakes and front derailleur. And the lower priced version is called the TREK Stache 7 and will be supplied with a Rock Shox Recon fork with front 15mm Maxle, the brakes are handled by Avid Elixir 1’s, with Bontrager tubeless-ready rims the same as the Stache 8, with SLX shifters from Shimano and both derailleurs being SLX on the STACHE 7.