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2015 Trek Slash 7 27.5 Bike (discontinued)

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Trek Slash 7 27.5 Bike
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Great All Mountain Bike

Rating:
The Good:

geometry, Pike fork, really light, tubeless ready!

The Bad:

A bit pricey, shifter housing is weak, no 1 x 10 on the 7

Overall Review:

I've had this bike since March and I have ridden cross country, enduro and a small amount of downhill at Plattekill mountain. I ride at least 2-3 times a week so I feel like I've ridden this bike quite a bit. It handles well and feels good. I've jumped things, gone down chutes and done some small drops and it does well. The rear shock does not have a compression adjustment which is a bummer though. It only has a rebound adjustment. I might upgrade to the next step up monarch shock int he future but for now I don't think that I have hit it's limits yet. I did add some internal spacers to cut down the internal volume though (this was surprisingly easy to do) which definitely helps to prevent bottoming out. I have been really pleased with the bike's weight (36 pounds the way I have it setup). This makes it easier to do climbs so I actually use this bike for cross country as well as enduro. I feel like it is a well rounded bike and other than gnarlier downhill stuff this bike has fared well. The stock tires feels good and haven't let me down yet. I mostly ride dirt trail with lots of roots and these haven't let me down yet.

I upgraded to a stealth reverb dropper. This bike comes with the stealth routing which is sweet and made installing the new post really easy. I also switched to a 1 x 10 using an e13 lg1 chainguide and a renthal 36t ring. If you decide to do this your chainline might be a bit crooked in the lowest gear (largest rear cog). This could make your chain wear out quicker. This is how mine is and I wasn't able to make it better but it runs just fine and I have not had any issues with it yet. I also setup the tires to be tubeless. This was easily done at my bikeshop. I did have to purchase the valve stems, silicone fluid and rimstrips though.

Bottom line: I think this is a great all mountain bike. The name is fitting; it does everything pretty well. If you're going to race it though, enduro is where it shines. I think that the 1x10 and the dropper are must haves; they make riding the thing such a blast, especially if you have alot of ups and downs on your local trails. For this reason you might want to consider the slash 8 which already comes with these options. In my case it was much cheaper to buy the 7 and upgrade since I was able to get some parts secondhand at much lower prices than retail. I would recommend this bike; part of the reason why I ride so much is because the slash is such a blast to ride. 4/5 because it is a a wonderful bike but a bit pricey.

Specifications

Product Trek Slash 7 27.5 Bike
Model Year 2015
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
15.5" (Low/High), 17.5" (Low/High), 18.5" (Low/High), 19.5" (Low/High), 21.5" (Low/High) View Geometry
Size 15.5" (Low/High) 17.5" (Low/High) 18.5" (Low/High) 19.5" (Low/High) 21.5" (Low/High)
Top Tube Length 21.93"/21.85" 23.11"/23.03" 23.62"/23.54" 24.17"/24.06" 25.28"/25.39"
Head Tube Angle 65°, 65.7° 65°, 65.6° 65°, 65.6° 65°, 65.6° 65°, 65.6°
Head Tube Length 3.94" 3.94" 3.94" 4.33" 4.72"
Seat Tube Angle 66.5°/67.2° 66.5°/67.1° 66.5°/67.1° 66.5°/67.1° 66.5°/67.1°
Seat Tube Length 15.51" 16.50" 17.52" 18.50" 20.51"
Bottom Bracket Height 13.78"/14.09" 13.78"/14.09" 13.78"/14.09" 13.78"/14.13" 13.78"/14.13"
Chainstay Length 17.13"/17.05" 17.13"/17.05" 17.13"/17.05" 17.13"/17.05" 17.13"/17.05"
Wheelbase 45.24"/45.16" 46.42"/46.34" 46.93"/46.85" 47.44"/47.40" 48.58"/48.50"
Standover 31.30"/31.57" 30.59"/30.87" 30.00"/30.28" 29.76"/30.08" 29.33"/29.65"
Reach 15.63"/15.91" 16.81"/17.09" 17.32"/17.60" 17.72"/17.95" 18.66"/18.90"
Stack 22.87"/22.68" 22.87"/22.68" 22.87"/22.68" 23.23"/23.03" 23.58"/23.39"
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b)
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Alpha Platinum Aluminum with Internal Derailleur and Dropper Post Routing, Down Tube Guard
Rear Travel 160mm
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch Plus R DebonAir, Rebound, Lockout, 8.25"x2.375"
Fork RockShox Pike RC, Solo Air Spring, Rebound, Adjustable Compression Damping, E2 Tapered Steerer, 15mm Maxle Lite
Fork Travel 160mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered
Headset FSA NO.57E, E2, Sealed Bearings
Handlebar Bontrager Rhythm Elite Riser, 31.8mm, 15mm Rise
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp, 31.8mm, 0°
Grips Bontrager Rhythm, Dual Lock-On
Brakes Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc
Brake Levers
Drivetrain 2x
Shifters SRAM X7, 10-Speed
Front Derailleur SRAM X7, High Direct Mount
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, Type 2
ISCG Tabs ISCG
Chainguide N/A
Cranks SRAM S1200
Chainrings 36/22 Tooth, Bashguard
Bottom Bracket Press-Fit
Pedals N/A
Chain KMC X10
Cassette SRAM PG 1020, 11-36 Tooth, 10-Speed
Rims Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready Wheels
Hubs Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready Wheels
Spokes Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready Wheels
Tires Bontrager XR4 Expert, Tubeless Ready, Aramid Bead, 27.5"x2.35"
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2, Chromoly Rails
Seatpost Bontrager Rhythm Elite, 2-Bolt Head, Zero Offset
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Quick Release
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 142mm x 12mm
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes
Colors Nocturne/Trek Cyan
Warranty Lifetime for Main Frame, 5 Years for Frame Swing Arm
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Mino Link Adjustable Geometry
Price $3,459.99
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