2023 Trek Slash AL Frame Set

£2,875.00
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Part Number:

5288425

GTIN/UPC:

745889027761

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The 2023 Trek Slash AL Frame Set is the perfect platform for a fast 29er enduro or trail bike build. With a burly Alpha Aluminium frame, Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv shock and a Knock Block 2.0 integrated headset, you have all the bones for a mountain bike that can handle everything from the biggest all-mountain descents to the most competitive enduro races.

A burly Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with Control Freak internal routing, 160 mm of travel with a RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT shock, a 35 mm Bontrager Line stem and an integrated Knock Block 2.0 headset that stops spinning bars and the fork crown from hitting your frame. Built for 29er wheels and a 170 mm or 180 mm fork.

With Slash AL Frame Set, you're getting a whole lot of capability for your money and a great start on a bike that can handle the burliest trails out there. Whether you're racing or looking to get sendy, this burly frame set will stand up to whatever you throw at it.

- 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

- A large internal storage compartment in the down tube lets you stow tools and gear

- Mino Link lets you adjust the geometry, so you get both an enduro race bike and an ultra-capable trail bike in one

- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius

Mountain Bike Buying Guide

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.


Men’s and women’s mountain bikes

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.


Read our full mountain bike buyers guide


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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
Shock - RockShox Super Deluxe Select+ RT, 230 mm x 62.5 mm
Max compatible fork travel 180 mm (596 mm axle-to-crown)
Skewer rear - Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever
Max tyre size - Frame: 29x2.50" Fork: See manufacturer
Max. chainring size Max: 34T, Min 28T
Stem - Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 45 mm length
Rotor size Max brake rotor size: 200 mm rear
Bag - Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag
Weight - Medium - 4.31 kg / 9.51 lbs
Weight limit - This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
Colours TEAL TO NAUTICAL NAVY FADE
Sizes L, M, ML, S, XL
Brand Trek
Model Year 2023
Barcodes 745889027549, 745889027600, 745889027648, 745889027761, 745889027822
SKUs / Part Numbers 5288421, 5288422, 5288423, 5288424, 5288425

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