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 that you can rely on for 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 SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain. Plus, SUNringlé Duroc 50 mm rims, included tubeless rim tape and valves, 29x3˝ Bontrager XR2 Team Issue tyres, a Bontrager Drop Line dropper post and a 35 mm Bontrager Line Pro carbon handlebar 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.