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Trek Full Stache 8 Mountain Bike

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Trek Full Stache 8 Mountain Bike 2020 [Review]


Trek Full Stache 8 Mountain Bike 2020 Review

Looking to enjoy the excitement of riding out on rugged mountain trails? The Trek Full Stache 8 is one mountain bike worth a look at. The features of this mountain bike are well suited to cope with the rigors of hardcore off-trail biking. Made of high-quality Alpha aluminum, it is very durable and easy to maintain. The 29+ tires provide great speed, stability, and a firm grip on any trail surface.


Wide trail tires

The Bontrager 29+ tires on this bike measuring 3-inches are wide enough to take on rough mountain trails. With this specifically designed tires for mountain biking, the lover of the wild terrain is assured of the great traction and bike handling regardless of the surface. Apart from its all-terrain versatility, the tires provide the biker with great momentum, especially when riding downhill. It also furnished the biker with an enhanced rollover for uphill climbs.

Knock block design

What makes this trail bike versatile is its geometry design. The body frame is designed with the Straight shot technology. This enables the rider to take on different terrains with great body balance and the same momentum. The frame design distributes the weight of the rider evenly, making the bike respond quite well to the movements of the rider. The geometry can be adjusted to high or low positions with the Mino Link flip. Adjusting the geometry does not have any effect on the fork system in any way.

ReAktiv technology

This feature enables the mountain biker to pedal smoothly through different kinds of backcountry surfaces. The biker is able to control the bike with ease and optimum efficiency when coming across such rough surfaces. Complementing this feature is the braking pivot technology that gives the bike tremendous momentum and stopping power when needed. The wide dropouts of this bike also promote efficient pedaling.


Sizes: medium, large and extra-large

Bodyweight: 32.54 pounds

Weight limit: 300 pounds

Body frame: platinum aluminum alloy, control freak wire routing, Mino Link flip adjustment, Straight shot block design

Fork set: Pike+ system, RC damper, offset 51mm, taped steering ball, boost 110, reAktiv technology, EVOL performance

Crankset: 175mm long, stainless steel, 30-T, momentum boost

Chainset: 12-speed levels, Sram Eagle, 32-T

Cassette: Sram Eagle 1275, 12-speed levels

Front-wheel: Bontrager brand, alloy, thru-axle 15mm, covered bearing, 6 bolt

Back wheel: SRAM driver, Bontrager brand, alloy, thru-axle 12mm

Spokes: stainless steel, 15 grams

Rim: tubeless-ready, 40mm wide, Presta, Sunringle

Tires: tubeless, XR4, Bontrager branded, 29+, 3-inches, 120 TPI

Seat saddle: 138mm wide, Arvada

Seatpost: Bontrager, inside cable routing

Handlebar: alloy, Bontrager brand, 780mm wide, 27.5mm raise

Hand grips: alloy, lock-on system, Elite Trail

Bike Stem: Knock block, Bontrager brand, 60mm long


  • The great suspension fork system
  • Aesthetic design
  • Great tire grip for mountain biking
  • Comfortable on long-distance rides
  • Versatile terrain use
  • It is rather heavy
  • The bike doesn’t respond great to sudden turns


What gives the rider so much stability on the Stache 8?

The wide 3-inch tires on this bike are designed with great traction for use on different surfaces

What makes the Stache 8 responsive to biker reflex movements?

The Shot Block geometry design distributes body weight evenly for a great response.


The Full Stache 8 is one of the best mountain bikes out there today. You can enjoy the thrill of rugged biking on your favorite mountain trails with ease and precision. With the durable aluminum frame, tires designed to take on any terrain, and great downhill and uphill riding power, you are assured of great fun riding in the wild. You can carry necessary items with the integrated bikepacking features.

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