The Stache 9.7 is our lightest 29+ trail hardtail. It’s built with an OCLV Mountain Carbon frame that’s shockingly light for its oversized appearance, a premium RockShox Pike fork with 120 mm of travel and performance parts like a SRAM Eagle drivetrain. The 3˝ mid-fat tyres and full carbon frame make it our most fun and capable hardtail mountain bike ever.
It’s right for you if…
You’re all about fast and fun trail rides with your friends. But you want to have fun faster, so you want a carbon frame and a top-of-the-line spec you can rely on for high performance and long days in the saddle.
The tech you get
A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Stranglehold dropouts, a 120 mm RockShox Pike RL fork and a full SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drivetrain with an extra-low 50-tooth cog. Plus, SUNringlé Duroc 50 mm rims, included tubeless rim tape and valves, 29×3˝ Bontrager Chupacabra tyres, a Bontrager Drop Line dropper post and a Bontrager 35 mm handlebar and stem to match the burly disposition of this go-anywhere, ride-anything monster.
The final word
The Stache 9.7 pairs the light and smooth ride of carbon with the traction and momentum of 29+ mid-fat tyres to make a fun trail hardtail that holds its own with both the distance-crushing XC crowd and your rowdy trail-riding buddies.