Trek Slash 8 27.5 - 2015

Trek Slash 8 27.5
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Do you climb up to get down? Trek's Slash 8 27.5 was made with you in mind. Trek's aluminum frame houses a tapered head tube, 142x12 ABP rear end, and Full Floater suspension linkage that pedals efficiently yet sucks up hits of all sizes at any speed. Up front, a Pike supplies a 130/160mm adjustable-travel that's matched to a 160mm Monarch DebonAir shock out back that offers coil-like plushness with the low weight and tunability of an air shock. The parts gracing this bad machine are just as rad. You've got 2x10 gearing with a chain guide, a Reverb Stealth dropper post, and a short Bontrager stem holding wide bars. Tubeless-ready wheels with fat tires and powerful SLX discs keep the ups manageable while maximizing the downs.

Trek's EVO link
Trek's EVO rocker link is a one-piece, magnesium linkage that drastically increases rear-end stiffness and decreases total frame weight, too.

Trek’s premium lightweight aluminum is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Trek’s Alpha Platinum aluminum are hydroformed to create the most sophisticated shapes for the lightest weight, and are finished using their smooth-weld process.

Trek's E2 head tube is 1 1/2 inches in diameter at the bottom and 1 1/8 inches at the top. This maximizes front-end stiffness for awesome steering precision and control, while allowing the use of standard 1 1/8-inch stems and not adding much weight.

For a clean dropper post setup, Trek uses RockShox’s Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost and internal frame routing. The housing runs inside the frame for a clean look and zero hose issues as the saddle moves up and down.


For every full-suspension mountain bike that they sell, Trek donates $10 to the IMBA to help build new trails. Join the IMBA today!

Specs

Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum w/Full Floater, E2, ABP, 160mm-travel
Fork RockShox Pike RC, 130/160mm-travel
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Plus R DebonAir
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite
Hubs See Rims/Wheels
Spokes See Rims/Wheels
Tires Bontrager XR4 Expert, 27.5 x 2.35
Crankset Race Face Ride
Chainrings 36/22
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Bontrager Rhythm Elite
Tape/Grips Bontrager Race Lite
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp
Brake Levers Shimano SLX
Brakes Shimano SLX disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper

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5.0

(based on 2 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Balanced suspension 
  • Comfortable 
  • Durable 
  • Fast 
  • Great components 

Cons

  • Heavy 

Best Uses

  • Casual riding 
  • Downhill 
  • Free riding 
  • Mountain biking 
  • Racing 
  • Urban biking 

REVIEWS

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5

Best mountain bike ever

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from Murrieta, ca

About Me Avid Cyclist

Pros

  • Plush Feel
  • Durable
  • Handles Well
  • Great Components
  • Balanced Suspension

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Urban Biking
  • Casual Riding
  • Racing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Downhill
  • Free Riding

Comments:

This slash is not the lightest on the block but set up tubless, throw on a carbon stem and bar, upgrade the rear shock and bam you have an everyday machine that can handle anything you run it through. After all the upgrades that i just said you can get this bike down to just under 29lbs which is almost as light as its carbon frame setup, dont forget this bike can be light by changeing wheels

5

One of the best bikes I have ever rode

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from Las Vegas

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Stylish
  • Comfortable
  • Fast
  • Smooth Suspension
  • Great Shifting

Cons

    Best Uses

    Comments:

    This is honestly the best bike I have ever had. There is nothing I didn't like about it.

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