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 RL fork with 120mm of travel, and performance parts like a SRAM Eagle drivetrain. The 3-inch mid-fat tires 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 high-end spec you can rely on for long days in the saddle.
The tech you get
A lightweight OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with Stranglehold dropouts, a 120mm RockShox Pike RL fork, and a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain. Plus, SUNringle Duroc 50mm rims, included tubeless rim tape and valves, 29x3.0 Bontrager XR2 Team Issue tires, a Bontrager Drop Line dropper post, and a 35mm Bontrager Line Pro carbon handlebar to match the burly disposition of this go-anywhere, ride-anything monster.
The final word
Stache 9.7 pairs the light and smooth ride of carbon with the traction and momentum of 29+ mid-fat tires to make a fun trail hardtail that holds its own with both the distance-crushing XC crowd and your rowdy trail-riding buddies.
Why you'll love it
1 - 29+ has an incredible amount of merit, and this lightweight carbon frame brings the platform to its full potential
2 - Fun is faster than ever with a lightweight Stache carbon frame and top-shelf parts
3 - Stache is super versatile and equally at home on multi-day bikepacking trips as it is on rough singletrack
4 - We're not the only ones who love it: Outside Magazine says, "[Stache 9.7] is the world's best hardtail mountain bike - hands down."
5 - It's super easy to go tubeless with the included Tubeless Ready tires, rim strips, and valves
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon, Boost148, Midstay, tapered head tube, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, Stranglehold dropouts, G2 Geometry|
|Fork||RockShox Pike RL, DebonAir, Charger damper, tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 120mm travel|
|Headset||FSA IS-2, 1-1/8-inch top, 1.5-inch bottom|
Front:15 x 110
Rear: 12 x 148mm
|Rims/Wheels||SUN Ringle Duroc 50 SL 28-hole, tubeless strips and valves included|
Front: Bontrager sealed bearing, alloy axle, Boost110
Rear: Bontrager sealed bearing, Boost148
|Tires||Bontrager XR2 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 120 tpi, aramid bead, 29x3.00|
|Crankset||Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle, Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||DUB PF92|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, Type 3 Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 15mm rise, 750mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm clamp, 0 degree|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Montrose Elite, titanium rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Line Dropper, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5-inch size: 100mm, 17.5-inch size: 125mm, 19.5-inch & 21.5-inch sizes: 150mm|
|Slate/Volt Green / 15.5-inch||601479849628||565006|
|Slate/Volt Green / 17.5-inch||601479849635||565008|
|Slate/Volt Green / 19.5-inch||601479849642||565010|
|Slate/Volt Green / 21.5-inch||601479849659||565011|