The 100% Trek Slash forum: Posts, Comments, Questions and More.

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The 100% Trek Slash forum: Posts, Comments, Questions and More.
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Posted: Nov 8, 2019 at 17:15 Quote
bfed wrote:
Hey Everyone, I am looking at getting a new slash aluminum 8. I have never owned a full suspension bike or an enduro bike at all. I have only seen the bikes in the shop and ridden them a bit. With this bike, is there any first changes you would recommend to me when I first get it. For example swapping grips, saddle, tires, etc. Thanks and let me know, as I am building this into my dream enduro bike.


Wheels! wheels make the bike

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 at 1:12 Quote
MrDiamondDave wrote:
bfed wrote:
Hey Everyone, I am looking at getting a new slash aluminum 8. I have never owned a full suspension bike or an enduro bike at all. I have only seen the bikes in the shop and ridden them a bit. With this bike, is there any first changes you would recommend to me when I first get it. For example swapping grips, saddle, tires, etc. Thanks and let me know, as I am building this into my dream enduro bike.


Wheels! wheels make the bike

The wheels are just fine, wait till they break.
If it comes with the XR4 tires,swap these out, as well as the Guide brakes.
To sum up, contact points and brakes. The rest of the kit is solid.
You can also look into a lyrik damper upgrade

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 at 7:46 Quote
Xr4 is a great rear tire for general trail riding imo. Slap on an xr5/se5/minion dhf on the front and good to go.



If you keep the stock wheels get the rapid drive upgrade kit.

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 at 8:32 Quote
chrysanthos wrote:
MrDiamondDave wrote:
bfed wrote:
Hey Everyone, I am looking at getting a new slash aluminum 8. I have never owned a full suspension bike or an enduro bike at all. I have only seen the bikes in the shop and ridden them a bit. With this bike, is there any first changes you would recommend to me when I first get it. For example swapping grips, saddle, tires, etc. Thanks and let me know, as I am building this into my dream enduro bike.


Wheels! wheels make the bike

The wheels are just fine, wait till they break.
If it comes with the XR4 tires,swap these out, as well as the Guide brakes.
To sum up, contact points and brakes. The rest of the kit is solid.
You can also look into a lyrik damper upgrade

Best thing is Wheels, most expensive yes. SE5 tires, Get RSC levers and send it

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 at 14:01 Quote
j-t-g wrote:
Xr4 is a great rear tire for general trail riding imo. Slap on an xr5/se5/minion dhf and good to go.



If you keep the stock wheels get the rapid drive upgrade kit.

To add to this:
Yes the XR are tires a re a bit weak. But still very good use them till they break/rip/get destroyed and then get something better. No Need to get rid of them right away.

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 at 14:54 Quote
Honestly, just ride it. You're asking a forum full of picky people who know their bikes, on average, pretty well. Ride it for a few months and then decide what, if anything, doesn't work for you.

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 at 15:01 Quote
That's excellent advice, except do the rapid drive upgrade kit because it's like 30 bucks

Posted: Nov 9, 2019 at 15:27 Quote
j-t-g wrote:
That's excellent advice, except do the rapid drive upgrade kit because it's like 30 bucks

And it sounds cooler at 108 poe vs 54 poe

Posted: Nov 10, 2019 at 9:38 Quote
Actual weight of the Slash 8 Al Large with pedals?

ThxSmile

Posted: Nov 10, 2019 at 11:43 Quote
Hi i have a medium 2019 frame do you guys know which dropper post is best to slam it all the way down?

Posted: Nov 10, 2019 at 14:40 Quote
Noypirider wrote:
Hi i have a medium 2019 frame do you guys know which dropper post is best to slam it all the way down?

None will slam. Shortest insertion length is the OneUp, though.

Posted: Nov 10, 2019 at 16:32 Quote
iliveonnitro wrote:
Noypirider wrote:
Hi i have a medium 2019 frame do you guys know which dropper post is best to slam it all the way down?

None will slam. Shortest insertion length is the OneUp, though.

Oh ok thank you for the reply.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 at 10:33 Quote
Littan wrote:
Actual weight of the Slash 8 Al Large with pedals?

ThxSmile

31.04 #s without pedals. This is stock off the showroom floor with reflectors, tubes and all. Worthless to post weight with pedals because everyone runs different ones.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 at 17:38 Quote
Noypirider wrote:
iliveonnitro wrote:
Noypirider wrote:
Hi i have a medium 2019 frame do you guys know which dropper post is best to slam it all the way down?

None will slam. Shortest insertion length is the OneUp, though.

Oh ok thank you for the reply.

a 150mm one up will slam in a 19.5 frame. I know because I have one.

Posted: Nov 11, 2019 at 22:36 Quote
ksilvey10 wrote:
Noypirider wrote:
iliveonnitro wrote:


None will slam. Shortest insertion length is the OneUp, though.

Oh ok thank you for the reply.

a 150mm one up will slam in a 19.5 frame. I know because I have one.

19.5 is a large frame, not a medium.


 
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