Yes, this is the bike that has appeared on so many magazine covers and YouTube clips: The Slash 8. The Slash 8's geometry is designed for ugly drop-offs and rock gardens taken at speed. Despite the long-ish wheelbase, the Slash can handle hairpin turns with ease with dialed geometry. If the setup isn't quite to your liking, you can change it! Adjusting the bike's geometry is simple with the reversible Mino Link chips found at the top of the seat stays. By flipping the chips 180 degrees, the bottom bracket can be dropped by 7mm, and the head angle can be slackened to add stability on particularly hair-raising trails.Going uphill on the Slash 8 isn't difficult, either. Unlike so many "all-mountain" machines that feel like you're pushing cow up a fire escape, the Slash 8 isn't afraid of climbs, thanks to light weight and excellent gearing.
The Slash 8's fast-rolling 29er wheels, 160mm RockShox fork, and Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock is a complete package. Smart spec, high-end suspension, and the burly Alpha Aluminum frame make Slash 8 a high-value ride for enduro racers and all-around trail rippers who want a bike that can rail sketchy descents faster than anyone else in their crew.
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block steerer stop, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, ISCG 05, 150mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC, DebonAir, Motion Control RC damper, tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 160mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8? top, 1.5" bottom|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5mm|
|Axles||Front: 110 x 15mmRear: 148 x 12mm|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40"|
|Crankset||Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB|
|Chainrings||32T Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50T, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Line, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780 width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5: 100mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm|
* Subject to change without notice.