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Sneak Peek: 2015 Trek Slash 27.5 Carbon

Trek dealers world wide are getting a first look at Trek's 2015 lineup this week, and details surrounding a few new models are quietly being released. Perhaps the most exciting introduction at the dealer event was the new Slash Carbon 27.5, available as the Slash 9.8 and Slash 9.9. When we previously tested the Slash we had great things to say, and we're happy that a carbon frame is finally an option.

Now that they're compatible, the Slash comes equipped with a 8.25 x 2.375-inch RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir rear shock.

Sneak Peek: 2015 Trek Slash 27.5 Carbon

2015 Trek Slash 9.8 27.5/650b

  • Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & seatstay, alloy chainstay, Carbon Armor, ABP Convert, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, BB95, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, ISCG 05 mount, magnesium EVO link, Mino Link, 160mm travel
  • Fork: RockShox Pike RC, 2-position Solo Air spring, rebound, adjustable compression damping, E2 tapered steerer, 15mm Maxle Lite, 130mm/160mm travel
  • Rear Suspension: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir, rebound, lockout, 8.25x2.375
  • Rear Derailleur: SRAM X1, Type 2
  • Shifters: SRAM X1, 11 speed
  • Chainset: SRAM X1 1400 X-Sync, 32T
  • Bottom Bracket: BB95
  • Chain: SRAM PC-1130
  • Cassette: SRAM XG-1180, 10-42, 11 speed
  • Headset: FSA NO.57E, E2, sealed bearings
  • Stem: Bontrager Rhythm Pro, 31.8mm, 0 degree
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Rhythm Pro Carbon Riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
  • Front Brake: Shimano XT hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake: Shimano XT hydraulic disc
  • Brake Levers: Shimano XT hydraulic disc
  • Rims: Bontrager Maverick Pro Tubeless Ready w/TLR strips
  • Front Hub: Bontrager Maverick Pro, Stacked Lacing 15mm front
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager Maverick Pro Tubeless Ready w/TLR strips, Stacked Lacing, 142x12 rear
  • Tires: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.35
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 3, hollow titanium rails
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, zero offset
  • Grips: Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on

Sneak Peek: 2015 Trek Slash 27.5 Carbon

2015 Trek Slash 9.9 27.5/650b

  • Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, Carbon Armor, ABP Convert, Full Floater, E2 tapered head tube, BB95, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, ISCG 05 mount, magnesium EVO link, Mino Link, 160mm travel
  • Fork: Fox Factory Series 36 Talas, FIT RC2 damper, rebound, E2 tapered steerer, 15QR, 130mm/160mm travel
  • Rear Suspension: RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir, rebound, lockout, 8.25x2.375
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XTR, Shadow Plus
  • Shifters: Shimano XTR, 11 speed
  • Chainset: Shimano XTR, 32T
  • Bottom Bracket: BB95
  • Chain: Shimano HG900
  • Cassette: Shimano XTR, 11-40, 11 speed
  • Headset: Cane Creek IS-3, E2, carbon cartridge
  • Stem: Bontrager Rhythm Pro, 31.8mm, 0 degree
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Rhythm Pro Carbon Riser, 31.8mm, 15mm rise
  • Front Brake: Shimano XTR Trail hydraulic disc
  • Rear Brake: Shimano XTR Trail hydraulic disc
  • Brake Levers: Shimano XTR Trail hydraulic disc
  • Rims: DT Swiss EX1501 Spline One, tubeless tape & valves
  • Front Hub: DT Swiss EX1501 Spline One, 15mm front
  • Rear Hub: DT Swiss EX1501 Spline One 142x12 rear
  • Tires: Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, 27.5x2.35
  • Saddle: Bontrager Evoke 3, hollow titanium rails
  • Seatpost: RockShox Reverb Stealth, 2-bolt head, 31.6mm, zero offset
  • Grips: Bontrager Race Lite, lock-on

Trek's aluminum Slash 9 and Slash 8, shown above, will also receive the full RockShox suspension treatment.

The new bikes are expected to be available in September. Keep an eye on www.trekbikes.com for complete details, geometry, and pricing.

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