The Complete 2021 Trek Slash Lineup Compared - Across the Pond Beaver

Sep 3, 2020
by Mike Kazimer  
2021 Trek Slash


The Slash now has 160mm of travel, a 170mm fork, and it received the usual longer, lower, and slacker treatment for 2021. As an added bonus it received a new in-frame storage system, which provides enough room to hold a tube, tire lever, and CO2, or whatever snacks you can squish into a rectangular opening.

Other changes include a threaded bottom bracket, and a new KnockBlock system that still keeps the handlebar or brake levers from contacting the frame during a crash, but allows for a much greater range of motion than before. It's also removable, eliminating any need to complain about what was once a polarizing feature.

Slash Details

• Wheel size: 29"
• Frame construction: aluminum or carbon
• Travel: 160mm (r) / 170mm (f)
• 64.1° - 64.6° head angle
• 437mm chainstays
• Internal frame storage
• Threaded bottom bracket
• Weight: 32.3 lb / 14.7 kg (9.9 X01, size L)
• Builds from: $3,500 USD
• Frame only: $2,200 (alloy), $4,000 USD (carbon)
www.trekbikes.com

Geometry
2021 Trek Slash

In the low geometry setting, the Slash's head angle measures 64.1°, which can be increased to 64.6° via flip chips in the seatstays. Reach numbers have increased by 20-30mm per size compared to the previous version, and a size large checks in at 486mm. Chainstay length remains the same for all sizes at 437mm in the low position. The seat tube angle has been steepened to 75.6°, although that's still a degree or two slacker than many of the other new options in this category.




Builds

There are 7 builds available of the Slash, with prices starting at $3,500 USD for the alloy Slash 7 model up to an $8,499 for the carbon 9.9 XTR version. Want to get even fancier? With Trek's Project One program riders can choose from a massive variety of frame colors, and and customize the parts kit. A frame only option is also available for $2,200 USD for the alloy frame, and $4,000 for the carbon.


Slash 7 - $3,500 USD

2021 Trek Slash

The base model aluminum Slash 7 receives a RockShox Yari RC fork, a RockShox Deluxe Select+ shock, and an NX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain.

This model, along with the Slash 8 and 9.7, has Bontrager's XR5 and XR4 tires, while the upper level models get the SE5 and SE4 versions, which have a thicker, more puncture-resistant casing.


Frame: Alpha Platinum aluminum
Fork: RockShox Yari RC
Shock: RockShox Deluxe Select+
Drivetrain: SRAM NX Eagle
Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30
Tires: Bontrager XR5 29x2.60" front, XR4 29x2.40" rear
Cranks: Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, 30t steel ring
Handlebar: Bontrager Line, alloy,
Stem: Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Elite
Brakes: SRAM Guide T 4-piston
Seatpost TranzX JD-YSP39 dropper,
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails


Slash 8 - $4,000 USD
2021 Trek Slash
The aluminum Slash 8 has a workhorse built kit, with a SRAM GX Eagle 12-speed drivetrain, a RockShox Lyrik fork, and the same SuperDeluxe Ultimate shock that's found on the most expensive carbon Slash models. SRAM's Code R brakes handle stopping duties, a significant upgrade over the Slash 7's Guide T's. The Slash 7, 8, and 9.7 all use Bontrager's aluminum-rimmed Line Comp 30 wheels.

Frame: Alpha Platinum aluminum
Fork: RockShox Lyrik RC
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Thru Shaft
Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle
Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30
Tires: Bontrager XR5 29x2.60" front, XR4 29x2.40" rear
Cranks: Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, 30t steel ring
Handlebar: Bontrager Line, alloy
Stem: Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Pro
Brakes: SRAM Code R
Seatpost TranzX JD-YSP39
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails


Slash 9.7 - $4,800 USD

2021 Trek Slash
When decimals start appearing in Trek's model numbers it's a sign that you've moved up into the carbon-framed segment. The $4,800 carbon 9.7 gets a Fox Rhythm 36 fork, a DPX2 shock, and a SRAM NX / GX drivetrain. The cassette is NX, which means it doesn't use an XD drive body - something to keep in mind if you decide to upgrade to a lighter cassette in the future.

Otherwise, the remainder of the components are the same as the Slash 8, including the Code R Brakes and TransX dropper post.

Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon
Fork: Fox Rhythm 36
Shock: Fox DPX2
Drivetrain: SRAM NX / GX Eagle
Wheels: Bontrager Line Comp 30
Tires: Bontrager XR5 29x2.60" front, XR4 29x2.40" rear
Cranks: Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, 30t steel ring
Handlebar: Bontrager Line, alloy
Stem: Bontrager Line, 35mm, Knock Block
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Pro
Brakes: SRAM Code R
Seatpost TranzX JD-YSP39
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails

Slash 9.8 XT - $6,000 USD

2021 Trek Slash
The new RockShox Zeb fork first appears at the 9.8 level, complemented by the Thru Shaft Super Deluxe Ultimate shock. As the model name suggests, there's a Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain, with SLX 4-piston brakes in place to slow things down.

It's not just the frame the turns to carbon at this pricepoint - you also get Bontrager's Line Elite 30 carbon wheels, and their Line Pro carbon handlebar.

Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon
Fork: RockShox ZEB Select+
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, Thru Shaft
Drivetrain: Shimano XT M8100
Wheels: Bontrager Line Elite 30 carbon
Tires: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue 29x2.60" front, SE4 Team Issue 29x2.40" rear
Cranks: Shimano XT M8120, 30T
Handlebar: Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon
Stem: Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Pro
Brakes: Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails


Slash 9.8 GX - $6,000 USD

2021 Trek Slash
The 9.8 GX version of the Slash is identical to the 9.8 XT with the exception of the drivetrain and brakes. There's a SRAM GX 12-speed drivetrain, and SRAM's Code R brakes.

Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon
Fork: RockShox ZEB Select+
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, Thru Shaft
Drivetrain: SRAM GX Eagle
Wheels: Bontrager Line Elite 30 carbon
Tires: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue 29x2.60" front, SE4 Team Issue 29x2.40" rear
Cranks: Truvativ Descendant 6k. 30t steel ring
Handlebar: Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon
Stem: Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Pro
Brakes: SRAM Code R
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails


Slash 9.9 X01 - $8,000 USD
2021 Trek Slash
There's no shorage of high-end parts on the Slash 9.9. For $8,000 you get a RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork and Super Deluxe Ultimate Thru Shaft shock, along with an X01 Eagle derailleur and shifter, GX 10-52 cassette, and carbon cranks. There are also carbon wheels, a carbon bar, and SRAM Code RSC brakes.

Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon
Fork: RockShox ZEB Ultimate
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, Thru Shaft
Drivetrain: SRAM X01 Eagle shifter, derailleur / GX cassette, chain
Wheels: Bontrager Line Elite 30 carbon
Tires: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue 29x2.60" front, SE4 Team Issue 29x2.40" rear
Cranks: SRAM X01 Eagle Carbon, 30t alloy ring
Handlebar: Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon
Stem: Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Pro
Brakes: SRAM Code RSC
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails

Slash 9.9 XTR - $8,500 USD
2021 Trek Slash
Unless you take the Project One route, the Slash 9.9 XTR is the most expensive model, equipped with a Shimano XTR 12-speed drivetrain and brakes, and e*thirteen LG1 carbon cranks. Just like on the 9.9 X01 model, there's a RockShox Zeb Ultimate fork and a Super Deluxe Ultimate thru shaft shock.

Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon
Fork: RockShox ZEB Ultimate
Shock: RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, Thru Shaft
Drivetrain: Shimano XTR
Wheels: Bontrager Line Elite 30 carbon
Tires: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue 29x2.60" front, SE4 Team Issue 29x2.40" rear
Cranks: e*thirteen LG1 carbon
Handlebar: Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon
Stem: Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Pro
Brakes: Shimano XTR
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails




Across the Pond Beaver 2020






138 Comments

  • 96 8
 With the XT 9.8 the same price as the GX 9.8, idk too many people who will want the GX build
  • 34 4
 Trek should have you do the build kits.
  • 48 154
flag hardtailparty (Sep 3, 2020 at 7:35) (Below Threshold)
 I'll take gx over xt 12 speed.
  • 46 9
 @hardtailparty: Lunatic!
  • 30 5
 Having time on both the Shimano 12 speed and New GX, I am liking the GX. Having some issues with the XT clutch but appreciate that it is serviceable. The new GX seems like it has a stiffer clutch and the 52t will attract some attention. Shimano's double down shift is awesome. I wish SRAM would figure out how to set B screw without a tool though.
  • 9 6
 @meSSican: Sram shifter and rear mech with Shimano cassette and chain I say is the go
  • 12 0
 I hope at least all the build kits come with valve stems since they photoshopped them out in all the photos lol
  • 1 0
 For some reason, that I'm not sure of, Trek's SRAM build bikes are usually available off the shelves while the Shimano builds have production lead time... They probably do better margin with SRAM so the bikes are available right away, but for the customer ready to wait 60 days they offer the Shimano option.
  • 1 0
 @maximesl: I’m sure they have a larger contract with sram since every bike has rockshox on it. They probably had to compromise with them though and promise to do NX instead of SLX on the low end though
  • 1 0
 *almost every bike has rockshox
  • 11 1
 @meSSican: I have both too, no cage lock in Shimano makes me mental...
  • 2 0
 @NorCalNomad: they are just behind the fork and frame, pretty common
  • 3 1
 Especially with the G2 brakes on there...WTF??? AND OF COURSE it has the best paint/colorway of the whole LOT.... Smile
  • 4 0
 @meSSican: my eagle GX clutch was a lot weaker than 12 speed XT clutch.
  • 1 0
 @stiingya: agreed. I had to triple check that it was G2s v Codes. I could see going with the GX for Codes alone, but G2: What. Where. They. Thinking!
  • 1 0
 @thestraightline: There was a recent write up in Bike mag on this. Sounds like it worked well. Having spent a bunch of time on Eagle and the new Shimano 12 speed, I'm interested in trying this on a trail bike I'm building right now. Have you run this set up? If so, what do you think?
  • 3 0
 @gorideabicycle: Have you tried the new 2021 GX rear derailleur? Comparing it to the previous version the new one seems like clutch is a bit more stiff. XT is good also but mine has a touch of freeplay so just maybe a defective part. I like them both.
  • 1 0
 @thestraightline: Yup, running an slx cassette and chain with GX derailleur and shifter - best drivetrain for me so far.
  • 2 0
 @Rumpelhumpelheld: Is your SLX cassette creaking yet? I've had awful creaks with my shimano cassettes lately.
  • 5 0
 And why are all the "XT" models spec'd with SLX brakes?
  • 2 0
 @levizbrown: No they're not. The valve holes are drilled where those "LINE" stickers are. And on some of the photos you can see remnants of a fast photoshop job.
  • 3 0
 @sir-hc: hardtailparty probably rides a lot more than us keyboard warriors combined. I was surprised to hear his discontent with Shimano, but hey, it’s not his fault his cassettes are creaking. I’m not a SRAM fan myself, in fact I’ve actively avoided it since I started mountain biking. It also happens to be the popular Pinkbike opinion. But I trust Steve’s experience with the new Shimano stuff. The dude is incredibly talented and knows his stuff. Not to say I won’t give the new Shimano stuff a go (hyperglide+ sounds amazing), but it’s all just dreams and sulking about until I actually get a new bike with a 12spd drivetrain.
  • 7 0
 @iduckett: thanks for the kind words. I'm happy to ride any of these modern drivetrains these days, they're all fantastic.

If I had a bike with deore 12 speed, I'd happily keep riding it until something broke, then reevaluate what to replace it with at that time.

But personally, I've had better luck with gx eagle than shimano xt, so if given the choice, I'd choose gx. Its great that trek gave us so many options.

I'd even be happy with microshift advent for the rest of my life. Drivetrains are so good these days.
  • 2 0
 @hardtailparty: what problems, apart from creaking cassettes, did you have with Shimano XT? Keep up the good work by the way.
  • 1 0
 @warhorse: works really good. Also read that article and that made me try it out. For me I also like my Sram cockpit with code brakes and SRAM shifter, it just looks clean and I’m used to the Sram shifter having used it for years. New Shimano really does shift better under load
  • 1 0
 @hardtailparty: no creaking so far, but I'm only on it for three months now with maybe 300 km...
  • 1 2
 The G2 brakes are better and SRAM is too Smile Opinions are like a*sholes; we all have them
  • 2 0
 @MrDiamondDave: I’m sure that the G2 brakes are great for shorter travel trail bikes, But this bike begs for Codes. Even just the R version over the G2.
  • 3 0
 @hardtailparty: I’ve got an SLX RD with an XT shifter on my Django 29 and I’m like you, it’s good but compared to GX...meh. GX shifting is smoother. I prefer SRAM brakes, too, and I like matchmaker setup. Party on Steve! Your channel rocks. Really enjoyed the review of the Honzo ESD.
  • 2 0
 @iduckett: I put in a few miles each year (last year was 3000+miles and 400k ft) and I got bored (and the local shop too) of warrantying x01 mechs every few months when the clutch gave up and normally the jockey wheels at the same time.

11 speed sram was ace, 4000 miles out of an x01 cassette, now on 12 speed x01 I'd be lucky to get to 2000. Both of which is changing chains at .5 wear, 3 times, then cycle them round. Find that after the 3rd chain, 4th chains don't play so nicely.

Swapped over the Shimano 12 speed this year, bike is damn near silent now. IMO microspline is annoying as hub choice is less, but it's a better system, no silly splines to break off.
  • 1 0
 @sir-hc: Nice to hear - and yea - it's on my shortlist. Especially as a Shimano groupie, and the fact that I only get in about 500mi a year. Definitely not taxing my drivetrain as much as others.
  • 45 0
 4000 for a frame? Look out Yeti.
  • 22 7
 Yetis aren't even that expensive. That is by far the most expensive frame I have ever seen released. The Specialized Enduro is $1,500 cheaper for a frame only.

Trek kinda sucks (signed, owner of a Trek bike).

www.specialized.com/us/en/enduro-frameset/p/184453?color=300700-184453&searchText=73620-7002
  • 2 2
 Sadly becoming the norm among big brands. Norco Sight is the same.
  • 3 0
 Norco frames aren't even close to how pricey this sucker is.
  • 4 0
 $5200 Canadian for that same frame.

I can buy a 2021 Santa Cruz Megatower CC frame with Factory X2 or DHX2 for $800 less!! Come on Trek...
  • 3 0
 @SectionThirtyOne: or for a thousand dollars more, buy a complete 9.7 with a fox build.... seems wild!
  • 4 1
 I'm loving my $2600 complete specialized status
  • 2 3
 @ninjatarian: Yeah, you are right. I have only ever looked at the SB130.

But to be fair, Trek is a massive company while Yeti is a boutique brand. I still don't think it is justified.
  • 1 0
 What are they smoking, i want to try some!
  • 1 0
 @HB208: @HB208: IIRC carbon Session used to be $4999 few years ago...
  • 1 2
 @Purpledragonslayer: but it’s a mullet so you lose
  • 1 0
 @HB208: Because they want you to buy a complete bike. IT is ALWAYS a better deal ................
  • 33 1
 Nice to see that Trek made a Kona process.
  • 7 0
 With a slacker seat angle
  • 14 1
 Like taking home your gfs twin. Looks the same, rides alot differently.
  • 2 1
 @sethius: Like switching to your left hand
  • 23 1
 $4k for a carbon frame only, yikes! Slash the price on the frame only option, and I may consider it.
  • 18 0
 Exactly. I just priced out an Atherton Enduro frame (for kicks...) and it's a hair under $4k with a Flot X2. No way a Taiwan frame should cost a much as something custom like an Atherton. I actually like this Trek bike and would ride it. However, Trek is out of their damn mind at $4k for their frames.
  • 2 3
 @bman33: I wonder if they still do some manufacturing in Wisconsin
  • 8 0
 4k is an absurd price. Specialized was selling the new carbon Enduro frame (non S-works) for $2,500 this summer.
  • 2 0
 @bman33: please follow up with how it rides once you get some time on it. Very curious. I emailed them a couple of times with no response Frown
  • 1 0
 @bigbrett: Oh... I am not buying one, no way spending $4k on a frame. That said, I had to reach out to them on Facebook because their email links were broken. I would love to have one since I have already had two DW bikes so I know they would be sweet for sure.
  • 1 0
 @zarban: still are, when available
  • 4 0
 Or you can get a full Deore 12 speed Ibis carbon Ripmo build for $4300 with nice DVO suspension. $4k for frame only is insane. Why bother even selling it that way.
  • 23 0
 Would an aluminum SLX build be too much to ask for?
  • 2 0
 Exactly what I was searching the page to find.
  • 3 0
 (slowly slides a piece of paper over the table) www.giant-bicycles.com/us/reign-29-2-2021
  • 1 0
 @DavidSA: that's a killer deal
  • 1 0
 @DavidSA: They're even cheaper in Canada, £3500CAD ($2675USD).

I just bought one to replace my Transition Scout. It's pretty awesome!
  • 19 4
 Kona: “yo trek we’re updating our process 153! Want the old carbon molds?”
Trek: “ye...yes please mister Kona :’( maybe this’ll get the pinkbike commenters interested in us again”
Also Trek: *still has seat angle that puts you a half mile behind the bottom bracket
  • 11 0
 6000=gx
Great, just great
At least do it as a carbon crank model of the gx...
  • 8 1
 You get carbon wheels, FWIW.
  • 2 0
 @HB208: i'd rather xo1 with alloy wheels then gx with carbon wheels tbh, + we could probably squeeze in a nicer dropper too if we did that but trek wouldn't do that since we would have to remove the bontrager one, either that or we could put code rsc's instead of g2s and maybe add in 200 mm rotors.
  • 6 0
 $8,000 and still a GX cassettes. Laughable
  • 10 0
 Fox Rhythm, NX/GX drivetrain and base Code brakes on a $6,200CDN bike.

Yikes.
  • 7 0
 so ridiculous. for the same price you can get a Reign Advanced with a Fox 38 elite, GX drivetrain, 4 piston shimano brakes, an an actual steep STA
  • 1 0
 and people still get upset when others claim about prices.. it's getting ridiculous! I understand supply and demand but come on... Trek is not a boutique brand. It's one of the bestselling. They should be able to offer reasonable prices.
  • 10 0
 They steepened the STA to 75.6? That is the slackest looking 75° I've ever seen; the seat tube looks already broken.
  • 1 1
 Fail
  • 10 0
 That seat angle makes dropper posts wince.
  • 2 0
 Yes... When you look at the bike side-on and the seatpost and fork are parallel that's a hint that the seatpost angle needs a bit more work!
  • 10 0
 Prices are awfully high for that componets
  • 6 0
 Trek is getting greedy with their prices. News flash Trek, you are not a boutique brand. $4k for a frame? f*ck off with that nonsense. There's very few people who are gonna see that price and want to take advantage of it when they can get a Yeti/SC for cheaper...
  • 2 0
 Not to mention the questionable spec. A 21 Slayer 30 is cheaper, more capable downhill, and better spec’d (IMO) than Slash 8.
  • 2 0
 @iduckett: It's wild.. prices keep climbing, spec's keep getting worse. I find it cheaper to build from frame up now.. at least you can find deals on parts.
  • 5 0
 Eeesh. Those builds and those prices..... I presume the Bro-deal sales will be strong with this one. Already know of one person with a hook up that has had his for a little while, but personally I wouldn't consider any of these unless a hefty discount was involved.
  • 6 0
 You left out that the $8000 X01 model comes with a GX cassette (as reported by NSMB).
  • 7 0
 Imagine paying $4,800 for a Rhythm fork and NX cassette. What a ripoff.
  • 4 0
 I just sold a 1 year old yt jeffsy pro race with upgraded eagle xo1 and ridefast wheelset for 5k. You'd have to be a total newb to go in to trek and pay 5k for a build with nx, rhythm
  • 7 0
 Slash 9.9 X01 for $8000 has a GX cassette and chain? Yeah, no.
  • 7 0
 Priced to fail. And no SLX build. Stop it with the NX, SX crap.
  • 5 0
 8K and a GX Cassette? Great bargain!
  • 3 0
 For such a large company, they have one of the most challenging websites to navigate. I would love to look at your bikes @trek.
  • 1 0
 Remember when bikes didn’t weigh 35 lbs? I do. I think all of these companies are putting extra weight on bikes to make the weight of their eMTB offerings not feel so heavy. There is no good reason a bike like this should weigh this much. It’s lazy engineering and I am not impressed. Some of us still like to earn our downs. And I’m no XC racer either.
  • 1 0
 So it's a Super Deluxe Ultimate without the adjustability of a Super Deluxe Ultimate?

And what's with Trek's love affair with 30t NX chainrings? Even when spun out in the 52t you're going to be almost standing still (please note this is an exaggeration for comedic effect).
  • 1 0
 No matter which build you buy, you will have to upgrade the dropper post and tires before it leaves the shop. The only thing Trek seems to care about is profits. Giving people a quality experience seems to be low on their list.
  • 2 0
 Nice to see Trek making some better spec choices overall (imo) but still kind of strange not to see their Line Pro wheels on their higher end builds.
  • 3 0
 An obscene price hike should be the leading "the future is now" feature of the Grim Donut
  • 2 0
 So what’s the deal with some frames using a trunnion 205 x 65 shock and then some of the lower end bikes using a regular 230 x 65 shock? Idk just seems kinda odd
  • 2 0
 The thru-shaft shocks need to have space for the shaft extending out of the shock, so they are trunnion mount and the regular shock on the cheaper model is not. The eye-to-eye should be 230 for both though.
  • 2 1
 @Xonky: trunnion has a smaller eye to eye than a shock without
  • 2 0
 @PuppyCat: They are all listed as 230mm on Trek's website. You can't just put a different shock size into the same frame without dramatically affecting geometry.

Yes, usually trunnion mount is shorter for a given shock, but in this case they are using that gained space to fit their proprietary Thru-Shaft shock which would have to be longer than the standard shock if it weren't for the trunnion mount.
  • 3 0
 Trekbikes.com has the GX build listed as coming with Code R brakes, not the G2's. Just FYI
  • 1 0
 It looks like...an ugly bike. Never liked the aesthetics of the Slash and the Session. It is very bulky and tall,even the black one looks like that. To me one of the ugliest bikes out there with the Alchemy Arktos.
  • 2 0
 Get a carbon Canyon Strive for 2900 (600 less than the Slash 7) with identical drivetrain brakes and fork.
  • 4 1
 Nice seat angle... for 2018.
  • 2 0
 Good to see you still have to spend all that money just to spend more on a proper functioning rear shock.
  • 2 1
 Still cock block and blew shaft, what‘s not to like? I personally would have been overjoyed to see a new bb standard, but I guess you can‘t have it all...
  • 1 0
 Clam jam
  • 4 1
 Looks like a session
  • 3 0
 Kona anyone?
  • 2 1
 That Slash 8 looks like the winner of the bunch. The paint scheme is super sweet too. Wonder how much it weighs.
  • 3 0
 death to pressfit
  • 2 0
 Or a steel chainring on the $6,000 model? GTFO
  • 2 0
 three and a half thousand for a rockshox yari...
  • 2 0
 WOW you buy a Bike for almost 5k and get a TranzX Dropper Post
  • 1 0
 According to the site, the 9.8 has Codes...
"Brake; SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc"
  • 2 0
 Seat tubes still looking long & slack
  • 2 0
 there certainly was no price slash
  • 1 0
 Basic Slash 7 in pathetic built=3500 $=Top Marin Alpine Trail XR in wonderful built
  • 1 0
 Not as special as the Specialized.
  • 2 2
 I hate to sound like a luddite, but why spend $4k on a crabon frame when you could spend $2.2k on aluminum?
  • 1 0
 That shock placement looks like a caricature
  • 2 1
 How can i buy one of these bikes?
  • 6 0
 with money
  • 1 0
 Get drunk 1st
  • 1 0
 Thought they.knocked.the knock block but.not
  • 1 0
 Blew it on bot going 77 seat angle, especially w/long reach
  • 1 0
 And people rag on Specialized for their pricing...
  • 1 0
 Slash 8 copying spesh enduro colours from 2017
  • 1 0
 2 first ride reviews. 2 cracked carbon wheels. Don't like those odds.
  • 2 1
 Looks like a Trek.
  • 1 1
 so its just a slash with revised geo.
  • 14 0
 Yeah that's how updates work.
  • 1 0
 Zen is in the house.
  • 1 0
 I like those prices!!
  • 1 1
 o yeah, its nice.
  • 1 2
 If Trek can make a sub-brand tjat
  • 1 2
 BEAUTY!
  • 1 3
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