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 prioritise solid, dependable parts over the latest high-priced gadget, and want a bike that you can take anywhere, from gravel bike-packing adventures to marathon single-track days to gnarly, rocky routes.
The tech you get
An Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with innovative features like an elevated mid-stay, Stranglehold dropouts and Boost hub spacing for tons of tyre clearance. The wide 3˝ tyres mounted to 50 mm 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, a Manitou Machete 32 Comp fork 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 tyres 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.