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Trek Full Stache 8 or Fuel EX 5 Plus?

Old 02-20-19, 09:15 AM
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Trek Full Stache 8 or Fuel EX 5 Plus?

Hey everyone,
Looking to buy a full suspension mountain bike. Gonna use it as an all around bike riding on roads but at the same time going to local trails. Stuck between these 2 bikes listed above, can you guys help me decide?
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Old 02-20-19, 09:30 AM
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Stay away from the Full Stache. Frame is too flexy and Trek knows it. That's why they are heavily discounting them.
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Old 02-20-19, 02:24 PM
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Stay away from the Full Stache. Frame is too flexy and Trek knows it. That's why they are heavily discounting them.
Out of curiosity where are they heavily discounted?
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Old 02-21-19, 08:22 AM
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https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.co...he-8-21010.htm

I would steer clear though. Not only does it have a flexy frame, but it has a low bottom bracket which will lead to pedal strikes.
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
https://www.trekbicyclesuperstore.co...he-8-21010.htm

but it has a low bottom bracket which will lead to pedal strikes.
33 cm to 34 cm its about the same height as a yeti 29er sb130, is their geometry not listed correctly on the website?

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Old 02-23-19, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
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I would steer clear though. Not only does it have a flexy frame, but it has a low bottom bracket which will lead to pedal strikes.
That's heavily discounted because it's a demo bike. Also, Trek Bicycle Superstore =/= Trek. The Fuel EX Plus also has a low bottom bracket, too. Most of their bikes do, now, actually.
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Originally Posted by prj71 View Post
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I would steer clear though. Not only does it have a flexy frame, but it has a low bottom bracket which will lead to pedal strikes.
So does the fuel. Its obnoxious how low it is. I have the 27+ model in xl... pedal strikes are required. Its difficult to use in technical terrain. It ended up being a requirement of my next bike to have a higher BB. It was shockingly bad. Definitely suites the mid west I suppose.
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So does the fuel. Its obnoxious how low it is. I have the 27+ model in xl... pedal strikes are required. Its difficult to use in technical terrain. It ended up being a requirement of my next bike to have a higher BB. It was shockingly bad. Definitely suites the mid west I suppose.
Low BB doesn't suit the midwest at all either. Only place it works fine is buffed machine built trail without any features.
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Low BB doesn't suit the midwest at all either. Only place it works fine is buffed machine built trail without any features.
Sorry always mixing up the "Midwest" of US politics vs Midwest geographically. When I ride in texas, my fuel would be perfect. The trails tend to be more flowy and less gnar. I haven't really run into any trails that the fuel wouldn't excel at there.

Further east, different story.
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