It's right for you if...
You ride because riding is fun, and you don't want to fuss with a full-suspension rig. You prioritize solid, dependable parts over the latest high-priced gadget, and want a bike you can take anywhere, from gravel bikepacking adventures to marathon singletrack days to gnarly, rocky routes.
The tech you get
An Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame with innovative features like an elevated midstay, Stranglehold dropouts, and Boost hub spacing for tons of tire clearance. The wide 3˝ tires mounted to 50mm SUNringlé rims deliver unbelievable traction, but are still spry enough to pop off jumps and scramble up climbs. Plus, it has a Shimano Deore 1x10 drivetrain with hydraulic disc brakes, a Manitou Machete 32 Comp fork with 120mm of travel, and a dropper post.
The final word
Stache 5 is an absolute blast. The short chainstays deliver a lively ride and quick acceleration, while the mid-fat tires grip loose terrain relentlessly and steamroll over obstacles. It's built with solid components that will hold up for all the good times on the trail.