Video: Semenuk, Edwards, Brown, Nicolai and Howard Shred the New Trek Slash Around the Globe

Sep 3, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  

bigquotesThe all-new Slash is the trail bike of trail bikes. This long-travel 29er enduro bike is built to be fast, smooth, and fun in the wildest terrain. If your game is enduro, it rips while remaining light and planted on punchy climbs. If you're into park runs, Slash can deliver laps on laps of rowdy fun.Trek Bicycles

Read our first ride on the bike, here.


112 Comments

  • 123 10
 A chance to see Semenuk ride in a not overly chop edited video!
  • 14 251
flag BenTheSwabian (Sep 3, 2020 at 10:09) (Below Threshold)
 Hugely overrated guy IMHO... He's pretty damn good alright, but he's not that much better than everybody else.
  • 47 3
 @BenTheSwabian: semenuk is art in motion
  • 23 5
 @BenTheSwabian: Where's your not that much worse edit?
  • 51 5
 @BenTheSwabian: I hope your Minecraft and Pinkbike accounts get deleted.
  • 10 2
 Haha have a day off mate have you seen him oppo 360 or manual 360. Don’t get us started in cab 5s or his whips @BenTheSwabian:
  • 4 0
 right?! just a 'normally' chop edited video.

and the only thing keeping me from shredding this bike like they do is the slack sta. for sure.
  • 3 0
 @BenTheSwabian: BS is the reason I got back into bikes
  • 4 0
 @WasatchEnduro: agreed..Can't believe that's the sta on this bike heading into 2021..Dated out the gate.
  • 3 1
 @BenTheSwabian: well he was quite a bit better than everyone else in the 3 rampages and 5 crankworx that he won just for a start!
  • 2 1
 @WasatchEnduro: Yes, but you not seated while shredding.
  • 4 0
 @greg390: There's no reason not to have a steeper STA. As anyone with a 33"+ inseam will tell you, pedaling with a sub 77 STA sucks. And Trek continues to be a half decade behind on geo.
  • 2 0
 @greg390: nope.. But climbing is a huge part of getting to the shred.. At near 6'4 with that sta its a huge miss for me.. That and i cant see many shelling out 4k plus for dated geo.
  • 6 1
 @BenTheSwabian: He's Miles Davis and everyone else is Nickleback, ask a adult to explain it to you.
  • 1 0
 @bohns1:

to be fair the reviews have been good. Vital loved the bike. and they started their review by addressing the 'slack' sta which they said is actually sufficiently steep..... doesn't matter though, i'm not really interested in Trek even though there's a $4k alu version w/ decent spec. and no thanks on the thru shaft shock.

@greg390

I shred even harder w/ my seat at full extension.
  • 5 0
 @WasatchEnduro: ya im just not sold on it either.. Norco and Yeti are the ones getting it right with geo numbers as far as im concerned going into 2021..
  • 1 0
 @bohns1:
100% damn right, that Norco Sight is Rad AF...
  • 1 0
 @bohns1: True, at 6'4" you are well over the rear wheel
  • 112 1
 We need more Kade Edwards
  • 4 0
 My thoughts exactly
  • 6 1
 his edit was lowkey fire. need to see more of that suicide no hander at the end...
  • 77 2
 Semenuk smiled! This bike must be magic... I'll take two!
  • 36 0
 Trek: we give you 5000$ if you smile in this video
  • 3 7
flag srebrna (Sep 3, 2020 at 13:32) (Below Threshold)
 @Stokedonthis: ja ja canyon ja jaaaaaaaa. Big Grin
  • 1 6
flag endurafrica (Sep 3, 2020 at 23:46) (Below Threshold)
 @srebrna: Do they ride bikes in Poland?
  • 65 3
 I'm getting the sense I can no longer blame my 29er wheels for my inability to be 'poppy', 'playful', and 'agile'. For a long time the PB forums told me it was the wheels, but it looks like there's a chance it's the rider. Now what do I do?
  • 6 0
 go out and ride a lot, like these guys. I used to blame them too so... brb going for a ride.
  • 7 1
 You go mullet. 29 is so 2019/2020
  • 11 2
 Get a 26“
  • 7 3
 Look at some older R-Dog and Semenuk edits when they were on 26" bikes, then watch this. You can tell the big wheels are even holding these guys back. Which is probably why Semenuk's Rampage bikes are all 26.
  • 3 2
 @chriskneeland: SO TRUE !
  • 3 4
 @Stokedonthis: Theres still the odd one of you guys hanging on in the comments eh... Slow painful death I see..
  • 1 0
 @bohns1: no, i'm just kidding, im riding a 27.5 meta
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: You mean the death of stylish edits by way of janky bigwheels. So true.
  • 31 2
 Wow. The 2021 Trek Slash gets 3 Pinkbike articles in a row.
  • 36 6
 Pinkbike's gotta pay those server bills somehow...
  • 36 0
 @Jvhowube: I thought thats what trailforks premium was for?
  • 7 2
 Still not as many as Shimano's ebike motor.
  • 76 1
 Yeah I've been trying to break out these big launches into more easily digestible pieces. Tired of people just scrolling down to pros and cons and missing videos like this.
  • 7 1
 @brianpark: Fair rebuttal. Noted!
  • 1 0
 @brianpark: +1 for this cause that was a sweet as edit!
  • 27 0
 Kade for Rampage 2021!
  • 21 0
 Casey is an animal.
  • 1 0
 That drop to slashed turns was soooooooo good.
  • 15 1
 Should have sent one to Rheeder, McCaul, Emil, and Tom Van...Oh nevermind.
  • 7 8
 Trek should not have this much money...
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland
If that's who meant, Tom Van Steen rides for Hyper bikes - USA brand...
  • 12 0
 Kade is like clone of richie rude.. Am I the only one that thinks thay look alike a lot?
  • 12 1
 Can you imagine having the funds to stack a group of CASEY, BRANDON, KADE, FLO and R-DOG all under one roof!
  • 79 0
 I bet you would have to see frames for like 4k to afford it!
  • 5 1
 Don't forget Rheeder and McCaul...
  • 12 0
 I somehow think if Semenuk rode my beach cruiser he'd make it look insane!
  • 12 0
 cool edit. Miss the Ferrari red color though.
  • 1 0
 What, the orange might be not so good for resale?
  • 9 1
 There have been a few really good ad's lately. This is up there with the best, if not the best.
  • 7 0
 Semenuk could probably style out a cardboard box and I'd watch it
  • 5 0
 Discussion at Vans HQ:
"We should probably sponsor this Kade dude"
"But all he does is ruin our f*cking shoes"
"Yeah but doesn't it look awesome?"
  • 3 2
 only 1 of these does not have the saddle in the foremost position. I read about that for climbing and it is sad to see that they came so close but missed that one detail. I don't think Casey's seat can go any further. Perhaps a stem in the opposite direction. I love TREK bikes and find them the best climbers (except for my ebike :-)) but this is what would make me not purchase this bike (and I was seriously looking into it).
  • 5 1
 Wonder how many of you Pinkbiker's clicked on the link 'cause of Semenuk?
  • 3 0
 semenuk tho! every time you think he can't uplift the riding, another edit drops.
  • 3 0
 so uhh... those r dog simi senders weren't there the last time i rode down south. time for a road trip i guess.
  • 1 0
 MOAR! Just sick riding one after the other, no fuss and unnecessary shots- I could watch an hour of this, easy. Great clip! And, apparently the trail bike of trail bikes is an enduro bike. Interesting....
  • 1 0
 Cool edit. I loved my (27.5”) slash while I owned it and I love session... but isn’t this a 29” enduro race bike...? Not sure the marketing matches the demo, but cool anyway.
  • 2 0
 Sweet looking bike, these guys could shred anything ANYWAY!
This gold/orange is brilliant!
  • 4 0
 Crisp edit, I dig.
  • 4 3
 Excellent video. Just would had loved to see Nicolay awkward euro style moves into tight corners and similars... so he would had shine on his own light.
  • 5 2
 This contents of this video is why you're spending $4k on a FRAME
  • 3 0
 What can I say...I'm a simple man, I see Semenuks name...I click
  • 3 0
 Brandon is a legend, end of discussion.
  • 1 0
 Everyone complaining about the STA in the review comments, but if its good enough for Semenuk and co (even being paid), its good enough for me.
  • 2 1
 I think Casey was the only one pedaling the bike other than the road at the beginning. Most of the footage was lift assist no?
  • 1 0
 One of the best promos I have seen for a bike in a while. The level of riding is off the charts. Definitely showcases the bike.
  • 1 0
 PB commenters: geometry looks dated from behind my computer screen, I'd rather have an evil
Brandon: hold my rally steering wheel
  • 3 0
 Kade rules
  • 2 0
 How much does it cost to have a day dedicated to Trek on PB?
  • 2 0
 did Brendan smile? Do robots smile?
  • 1 0
 All that trickery and I am still most impressed by the gloveless part of the riding :/
  • 2 0
 r-dog's bike with gloss black everything looks so sick
  • 4 1
 its still just a trek
  • 1 0
 Omg, two backflip on a 29er in a single video. 29er hater must have had massive brain lag in front of their screen.
  • 1 0
 Can’t lie. I did. Never thought I’d see the god on a 29r.
  • 3 1
 Amazing launch video, amazing riders, still a Meh bike.
  • 1 2
 What would be good is if these videos had energy values on the label. x flights, y gasoline, z avgas. Then lets see your virtue signaling anti energy carbon consuming rubbish then.
  • 1 0
 No tail whips or bar spins. I say knockblock is still a thing. So much for it being removable.
  • 2 1
 Trek: let's release our new enduro bike
Trek marketing: Enduro is boring, let's do flips and spins and make a video of it
  • 1 0
 I guess no one turned their bars past 72degs or they are riding sans Knock Block. Good one Trek
  • 1 0
 Another Great piece of Promotional material from Trek... but I'm still gonna buy a 2021 Norco Sight...
  • 2 0
 Goosebumbs!
  • 1 1
 I think they overused the whoosh sound when a rider flies by the camera. other than that. super solid.
  • 1 0
 I never get these videos...only one enduro guy to promote the enduro bike.
  • 1 0
 Shows it’s more than just an enduro bike, no?
  • 1 0
 @sledshed: I know. But then you have the remedy, the fuel ex....
  • 1 0
 Wow!

This Slash works well on brand new fresh cut flow trails...

Wink
  • 1 0
 Pffft. They could all do that on a beach cruiser.
  • 1 0
 Its riders like these that pay Trek's bill.
  • 1 0
 Nice to see my local get repped a bit. #lasucksforcycling
  • 1 0
 Serious lack of bar spins in this video. Kinda sad.
  • 1 0
 Holee that bike looks good
  • 1 0
 10/10 would buy this bike solely on the basis of this advertisement...!
  • 1 0
 Love my slash ????
  • 1 0
 I want one.
  • 1 0
 So much slashing!
  • 1 0
 They need to Slash the price
  • 1 1
 Damn...barely ridable with that STA.


/s
  • 3 3
 No Rheeder..shots fired.
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