The Stache was a surefooted and stable climber. The Stache descended just as well as it climbed, with the big wheels rolling over everything in their path. Cornering performance was excellent. The Stache moved quickly through the turns, and was easy to maneuver on twisty sections of trail. This is a well-rounded and capable bike that didn't flinch no matter the terrain it was subjected to. We were able to charge with confidence aboard this bike, drifting around corners and sprinting the straightaways, a cloud of red desert dust behind us.