2019 Trek Slash 8 Bike

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2019 Trek Slash 8 Black
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Absolute Weapon

Rating:
The Good:

Smooth, light, lovely

The Bad:

Doesn't come with tubeless valves

Overall Review:

So I've been on the bike a few times now, both wet and dry conditions. Its blown me away so far, really comfortable attack position, comfortable climbing position. First 29" bike and i'm loving it, corners well, jumps well, goes over everything. I do think its easier to ride than my 27.5 so that in my eyes is a good thing. Spec is really nice, the brakes did take a bit to bed in but their working really nice now. Rear shock is mint! smooth, doesn't blow through the travel and has a shed load of grip. Gx is good, i love a bit of Shimano but so far so good with the sram stuff. Wheels are nice and stiff. The tires are really impressing me, i was in the pissing rain today and no matter what root covered in slop in a weird direction i hit, it just kept a straight line. I was a bit concerned

Overall Review:

So I've been on the bike a few times now, both wet and dry conditions. Its blown me away so far, really comfortable attack position, comfortable climbing position. First 29" bike and i'm loving it, corners well, jumps well, goes over everything. I do think its easier to ride than my 27.5 so that in my eyes is a good thing. Spec is really nice, the brakes did take a bit to bed in but their working really nice now. Rear shock is mint! smooth, doesn't blow through the travel and has a shed load of grip. Gx is good, i love a bit of Shimano but so far so good with the sram stuff. Wheels are nice and stiff. The tires are really impressing me, i was in the pissing rain today and no matter what root covered in slop in a weird direction i hit, it just kept a straight line. I was a bit concerned about the fork being a yari and not a lyric but it works really well and i wont be changing it. All in all this bike has blown me away. I felt like i was settling for a lower spec bike because im constantly reading reviews of carbon bikes with better components, but once i got it and rode it i knew i made the right decision.

I am so happy i went for this bike.

Nice one Trek

Specifications

Product Trek Slash 8 Bike
Model Year 2019
Riding Type Enduro / All-Mountain
Rider Unisex
Sizes and Geometry
15.5 in., 17.5 in., 18.5 in., 19.5 in., 21.5 in. View Geometry
Size 15.5 in. 17.5 in. 18.5 in. 19.5 in. 21.5 in.
Top Tube Length 580mm 599mm 611mm 625mm 651mm
Head Tube Angle 65.6° 65.6° 65.6° 65.6° 65.6°
Head Tube Length 100mm 100mm 105mm 110mm 125mm
Seat Tube Angle 66.1° 66.1° 66.1° 66.1° 66.1°
Seat Tube Length 394mm 419mm 445mm 468mm 522mm
Bottom Bracket Height 352mm 352mm 352mm 352mm 352mm
Chainstay Length 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm 433mm
Wheelbase 1171mm 1186mm 1203mm 1219mm 1247mm
Standover 760mm 760mm 765mm 770mm 785mm
Reach 416mm 431mm 446mm 459mm 481mm
Stack 608mm 608mm 613mm 618mm 631mm
* Additional Info All specifications listed are for "High" geometry position.
Wheel Size 29"
Frame Material Aluminum
Frame Material Details Alpha Platinum Aluminum
Rear Travel 150mm
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230mm x 57.5mm
Fork RockShox Yari RC, DebonAir, Motion Control RC damper, 51mm offset, 110x15mm Boost thru-axle
Fork Travel 160mm
Head Tube Diameter Tapered, 1.125" top, 1.5" bottom
Headset Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing
Handlebar Bontrager Line, 35mm clamp, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Stem Bontrager Line, 35mm clamp, 0 degree rise, Knock Block
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Brakes SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
Brake Levers SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc
Drivetrain 1x
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Front Derailleur N/A
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, Roller Bearing Clutch
ISCG Tabs ISCG05
Chainguide N/A
Cranks Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB
Chainrings Truvativ Descendant Eagle, 32 tooth, direct mount
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB PressFit, 92mm
Pedals N/A
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Cassette SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50 tooth, 12-speed
Rims Bontrager Line Comp 30, tubeless ready (tubeless strips included)
Hubs Bontrager Line Comp, 110x15mm Boost front, 148x12mm Boost 54 tooth Rapid Drive rear
Spokes
Tires Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, tubeless ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120 tpi, aramid bead, 29" x 2.4"
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails
Seatpost Bontrager Line, internal routing, 100mm travel (15.5"), 125mm travel (17.5"/18.5"), 150mm travel (19.5"/21.5")
Seatpost Diameter 31.6mm
Seatpost Clamp Standard single bolt
Rear Dropout / Hub Dimensions 148x12mm Boost
Max. Tire Size
Bottle Cage Mounts Yes (single)
Colors Matte Trek Black, Miami to Volt Fade
Warranty 3 years frame and swingarm, 2 years Bontrager components, 1 year paint and decals
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Active Braking Pivot (ABP)
Straight Shot frame design with Knock Block steerer stop
EVO link, Mino Link adjustable geometry
Control freak internal cable routing
Down tube guard
Price $3,679.99
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