The Trek Slash 8 is an enduro mountain bike that rolls on fast 29er wheels and floats on plush RockShox suspension with SRAM's 12-speed GX Eagle handling drivetrain duties. An aluminium frame with fresh new tech and tough alloy wheels push this bike into the sweet spot for all-around rippers.
An aluminium frame built for harsh riding with a threaded bottom bracket, dual downtube guards, Knock Block 2.0 and 160 mm of travel with a RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ shock for long descents and 170 mm RockShox ZEB Select fork. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with an extra-low 52-tooth gear, Code R 4-piston brakes and completely tubeless Line Comp 30 wheels.
Slash 8 puts serious enduro performance within reach with smart choices on spec that won't empty your wallet. The aluminium frame, burly suspension and 1x12 Eagle drivetrain makes for a ride that's equally at home on the race course and on a big, out-in-the-wild session.
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- We added a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
- It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild ? Yes, the Slash is a racing bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
- Wider seat tube, wider dropper ? the 34.9 mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
Mountain biking is an incredibly diverse sport. Mountain bikes now come in three main flavours. They are XC, Trail and Enduro.
XC – short for cross country, are quick race bikes. They will normally have 29” wheels and come with 100mm of suspension. If you are mainly going to be riding bridleways and natural trails in the South East of England, where our shops are, an XC bike will be the quickest and most efficient option.
Trail – these bikes are designed to be pedalled up and down hill and for use on bridleways and natural trails, but also at dedicated trail centres. They normally come with 130mm or 140mm of suspension travel and can have either 27.5” or 29” wheels, but 29” is quickly becoming the norm. Trail bikes are good all-rounders. They won’t be as fast as an XC bike on the flat but they can handle a lot more challenging terrain, and a few jumps. If you plan on taking your bike to trail centres in Wales, or to the Alps, then a trail bike may be your best option.
Enduro – enduro racing is a thing in and of itself but many people buy enduro bikes for ‘aggressive’ trail riding and uplift days at places like Bike Park Wales. This generally means challenging downhill trails with some big jumps. With around 160mm of suspension travel enduro bikes can take some big hits. They are designed to be efficient enough to pedal up hills but really come into their own when pointed downhill. You get enduro bikes in either 27.5” or 29” wheel sizes as well as mullet setups of 29 at the front and 27.5 at the back.
Nearly all the mountain bikes we sell are now unisex. All of the big brands have gradually stopped doing dedicated men’s and women’s bikes over the last few years. Instead they are focussed on producing bikes in a bigger range of sizes. So, for instance, the Trek Marlin 5 is a unisex bike that now comes in sizes from XXS to XXL large. This means it will fit riders from 4’ 5” to 6’ 5” and everything in between.
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Trek made their first bikes in 1976 in a barn in Wisconsin. Now they’re one of the biggest bike brands in the world. Trek bikes cover everything from professional-level road and mountain bike race bikes to commuters, hybrids and kids bikes. There is a strong heritage of racing at Trek and many Trek bikes have a strong race influence. They take a very scientific approach to researching bike and human performance and then make the fastest and most efficient bikes they can.
It doesn’t stop their attention and passion for cycling flows through everything they do. Since the 1990s, Trek has supported Places for Bikes. Places for Bikes is an advocacy organisation in the USA that gets more people on bikes more often! Places for Bikes ethos falls in line with the companies mission statement to:
Build only products we love. Provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes.
Frame - Alpha Platinum Aluminium, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, 34.9 mm seat tube, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 160 mm travel
Fork - RockShox ZEB Select, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, Maxle Stealth, 170 mm travel
Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, 230 mm x 62.5 mm
Hub front - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Hub rear - Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, 108T Rapid Drive, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Skewer rear - Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Rim - Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless-Ready, 28-hole, Presta valve
Shifter - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleur - SRAM GX Eagle
Crank - SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T steel ring, 55 mm chainline, 170 mm length
Bottom bracket - SRAM DUB MTB Wide, 73 m, BSA threaded
Cassette - SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed
Chain - SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Saddle - Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
Seatpost - TranzX JD-YSP39
Handlebar - Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width
Grips - Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on
Stem - Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 35 mm length
Brake - SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc
Brake rotor - SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt
Weight - Medium - 15.50 kg / 34.18 lbs
Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
|Colours||MATTE HEX BLUE, PENNYFLAKE|
|Sizes||L - 29 WHEEL, M - 29 WHEEL, ML - 29 WHEEL, S - 29 WHEEL, XL - 29 WHEEL|
|Barcodes||601842760215, 601842760222, 601842760239, 601842760246, 601842760253, 601842760260, 601842760277, 601842760284, 601842760291, 601842760307|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||5274497, 5274498, 5274499, 5274500, 5274501, 5274502, 5274503, 5274504, 5274505, 5274506|
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