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Trek Slash

  • Model2018 Slash 9.7
  • Star Rating (4.5)
  • RRP $5499
  • Model2018 Slash 9.8
  • Star Rating (4)
  • RRP $6999

Replacing the Scratch Air way back in 2011, the original Slash came to the fore as a long-travel bike that Trek purpose built for Enduro racing. With 160mm of suspension travel, the Slash sits in between Trek’s Remedy all mountain bike and the Session downhill race bike. It combines efficient pedalling and lightweight air-adjustable suspension into a chassis that’s burly, slack and ready for ripping on double-black diamond trails. Since its introduction, the Slash has received several key updates, including a move to 27.5” wheels, and geometry that’s significantly slacker and longer than the original. Combined with all of Trek’s latest suspension technologies, the Slash has evolved into a ferociously quick beast that, quite frankly, embarrasses many other brands downhill bikes with its descending prowess.

Available 2 carbon versions, there ample Slash models to choose from depending on your budget. Regardless of material, each Slash is built around the same features: a stout E2 tapered head tube, oversized tubing, thru-axle dropouts, and a wide profile press-fit bottom bracket. The result is a super tough and super stiff frameset that lends itself to being pummelled into rock gardens and into high-speed berms. In the search to maximise traction, Trek have built the Slash with the ABP suspension design that places the rearward pivot around the dropout. This uncouples braking forces from the suspension, so that you’ve always got smooth uninterrupted suspension whether you’re hard on the brakes or not. Combined with high volume tubeless rubber and a burly 160mm travel fork up front, the Slash offers masses of stability and confidence in a lightweight package that you can still pedal back uphill. You want versatility? The Slash has got it by the bucketload!




Reviews from bike beagles

At a glance

  • Riding typeAll Mountain

  • Drive trainSRAM NX

  • Gear ratios1x11 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget

At a glance

  • Riding typeAll Mountain

  • Drive trainSRAM GX

  • Gear ratios1x12 Mountain

  • Frame buildCarbon Mid
    Light weight and high tech on a budget


SPECIFICATIONS


  • Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy 1x-specific stays, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 150 mm travel
  • Fork RockShox Yari RC, Solo Air, Motion Control damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, 160 mm travel

  • Wheels Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear
  • Tyres Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength side walls, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝

  • Shifters SRAM NX, 11-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM NX, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Crank SRAM Descendant 6k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync
  • Cassette SRAM PG-1130, 11-42, 11-speed
  • Chain SRAM PC-1110
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm
  • Stem Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35 mm, 0-degree, 50 mm length
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Rhythm, dual lock-on
  • Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and seatstay, 1x-specific alloy chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, PF92, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 150mm travel
  • Fork Fox Performance 36 Float, GRIP 3-position damper, E2 tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, 160 mm travel

  • Wheels Bontrager Line Elite 30, Tubeless Ready, 108T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
  • Tyres Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength side walls, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝

  • Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
  • Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
  • Crank SRAM Descendant 7k Eagle, 32T Direct Mount X-Sync w/MRP AMG V2 chain guide
  • Cassette SRAM XG-1150, 10-42, 11-speed
  • Chain SRAM GX Eagle
  • Bottom Bracket PF92

  • Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, chromoly rails
  • Seatpost Bontrager Drop Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm
  • Stem Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm, 0-degree, 50 mm length
  • Brakeset SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
  • Grips Bontrager Rhythm, dual lock-on

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