Stache is legendary but it has its quirks. Last winter I was able to buy a M size 2022 frame, which is a tad short but I got used it. I wanted a L size but it wasn't available and M/L has the highest standover of all sizes that doesn't clear for me (my balls are sitting on top tube). Trek seem to have updated geometry a little bit because newer (2021+) frames have 67.8 HTA. Would like to try 9point8 SLACK-R. I'm using 140mm fork and run 29x2.8 Maxxis Reckon tires. For me it's mostly an adventure-oriented trail-worthy hardtail and I use it just to roam in the woods and also for downcountry backpacking. I had a Full Stache previously which I sold and bought updated Fuel Ex instead. Fuel Ex can take 29x2.8 in the rear and with 29x3.0 upfront it feels rather similar to the Full Stache but has improved geometry though chainstays aren't that short and you can feel it - Full Stache is more poppy but Fuel Ex is more stable on downhill, also better climber. For some reason, 29+ Full Stache didn't work that good for me as I trail bike.
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