Radon Announces Revised Slide Trail Lineup for 2020

Aug 26, 2019 at 5:47


After its first model-year, we've updated our 29" Trail / Enduro bike the SLIDE TRAIL. There are three different versions which all have the same hybrid-frame made from a carbon front triangle and an aluminum rear frame.

It features 140mm of travel. The Slide Trail is available in four different sizes with reach-numbers from 428mm in size S (16") up to 481mm in size XL (22").

Three versions: 8.0 / 9.0 / 10.0
Four sizes: S (16”) / M (18”) / L (20”) / XL (22”)
Front: 150mm travel
Rear: 140mm travel
29” wheels
Carbon front triangle
Aluminum rear triangle
Flip Chip enables two different geometry-settings >
Headangle 65,6° / 66,6°
Seatangle 75,5° / 76,5°
BB-drop -25mm / -11mm

Prices: 8.0 > 2.499€ / 9.0 > 2.999€ / 10.0 > 3.799€

RADON SLIDE 10.0 – 3.799€ / 13,90kg

Fox 36 Float Factory, FIT GRIP2, Kashima 150mm
Fox Float DPX2 Factory, LV, EVOL. 140mm
NewMen SL A30, 30mm
SRAM G2 RSC (200/180)
SRAM X1 Carbon, 12-Speed, 30T⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
SRAM X01 Eagle, 12-Speed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
SRAM GX Eagle, 10-50, 12-Speed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
MRP 1X chainguide ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Race Face Turbine R bar, 780mm, 20mm rise⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Race Face Turbine R stem, 50mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fox Transfer Factory, 125 (S) / 150mm (M/L/XL)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
SDG Radar saddle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maxxis Minion DHF Skinwall Dual, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.5" WT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maxxis Minion DHR II Skinwall Dual, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.4" WT


RADON SLIDE 9.0 – 2.999€ / 14.30kg

Fox 36 Float Performance Elite, FIT GRIP2, 150mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite, LV, EVOL. 140mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
DT Swiss M1700 Spline, 30mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Magura MT5 (203/180)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shimano SLX FC-M7100, 12-Speed, 30T⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shimano XT RD-M8100-SGS, 12-Speed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 10-51, 12-Speed⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
MRP 1X chainguide ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Race Face Æffect R bar, 760mm, 20mm rise⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Race Face Æffect R stem, 50mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
SDG Tellis dropper, 125 (S) / 150mm (M/L/XL)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
SDG Radar saddle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maxxis Minion DHF 3C, Maxxterra, EXO+, TR, 29" x 2.5" WT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C, Maxxterra, EXO+, TR, 29" x 2.4" WT⠀⠀


RADON SLIDE TRAIL 8.0 – 2.499€ / 14.20kg

Rockshox Revelation RC, 150mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Rockshox Deluxe Select+, 140mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
DT Swiss M1900 Spline, 30mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Magura MT5, 203/180⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sram X1 Eagle crank, 30T⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sram NX Eagle, 11-50⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
MRP 1X chainguide⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Race Face Aeffect bar, 760mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Race Face Aeffect stem, 50mm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
RADON Dropper, 125 (S) / 150mm (M/L/XL)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
SDG Radar saddle⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maxxis Minion DHF, Skinwall Dual, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.5 WT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Maxxis Minion DHR, Skinwall Dual, EXO, TR, 29" x 2.4 WT⠀


Size S (16")

Size S

Size M (18")

Size M

Size L (20")

Size L

Size XL (22")

Size XL

All bikes will be available in September at www.radon-bikes.de.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Author Info:

Member since Mar 2, 2015
12 articles

  • 58 2
 And that is a concise, informative press release. No 8000 word essay crammed with meaningless buzzwords, no superlatives, no acronyms simply for the sake of acronyms, and no new standards being trumpeted about. Nice looking and specced bikes too.
  • 11 0
 But but but no leverage rate graphs so I can immediately know how sick it is?!?!
  • 10 0
 @WasatchEnduro: Ha, true. But that's what I rely on Levy, Kazimer et al (and until recently Aston) and their reviews for. The average punter (myself included) just looks at the graphs, nods sagely and then waits for someone with a bit more maths/physics savvy to explain it. Or just tell me if it's sick or not Smile
  • 1 2
 Nice looking TreKona.
  • 37 6
 I dunno, after watching the video where AvE fixed a pretty poorly made pivot bolt that was sheared in action, I'm not so impressed with Radon's quality (link to video for those interested: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHiUautKMO0)
  • 26 1
 In comments radon rep said they changed bolts from aluminum to steel
  • 18 0
 @stonant: Good of them to take feedback and make a change. That said, who would spec an aluminum shoulder bolt at a high stress point in the first place?
  • 7 0
 @airdonut41: wee bit of a major oversight
  • 12 1
 Came here for the AvE mention
  • 2 1
 @airdonut41: Ze Germans!
  • 3 2
 German engineering. They always either overbuild or underbuild some particular part. Using 8mm aluminium bolt to stand some 5.000 Newtons is strange idea.
  • 2 7
flag EnduroriderPL (Aug 26, 2019 at 23:06) (Below Threshold)
 Reach is still too small so pivot bolts doesn't matter Wink
  • 1 4
 I came to make the same comment. That was a slightly alarming video. Well timed, too.

And was the pin really threaded directly into CF?! (I mean before Uncle Bumblef*ck got to it)
  • 3 1
 Well, this guy is riding a Radon Jab which is the one that AvE got in his hands and it seems to hold up pretty well.
  • 15 0
 @boozed: Its not threaded into CF! This wouldn't hold as you can imagine. There is a metal sleeve that is bond into the CF and takes the bolt.
  • 7 0
 @NorCalNomad: Haven't we all... Wink
  • 4 0
 I realise this is purely an aesthetic issue, but if only the face of the head tube was in alignment with the forks. or at least not opposed to it at that angle! It's a beautiful looking machine otherwise.
  • 1 0
 @stonant: yep had the same problem , New steel one fitted ,super and v light trail bike , glad to see HA is still on my money no boat handling here
  • 1 0
 @RADON-BIKES: Good to know! Cheers.
  • 2 0
 @landscapeben: I noticed that too, particularly in the last photo of the black/grey model. I think the two-tone colour, the carbon-fibre lay-up and the fork offset all conspire to make it look out of alignment. My eye just caught something on a quick glance that seemed off...
  • 1 0
 @airdonut41: aren't almost all pilot bolts alloy? Never seen a steel bolt outside of a Walmart bike.
  • 1 0
 @bgmullan: my trek has steel bolts... What model do you have that doesn't? Or maybe someone hates you and switched them.... Lol
  • 1 0
 @TheBearDen: my intense recluse has no steel bolts. Scott Spark nope all alloy.
  • 1 0
 @TheBearDen: going back a little, my 2012 Slash had aluminium bolts, I went through a few of them
  • 4 0
 @bgmullan: Cannot be! The Internet says that this was THE FIRST bolt in MTB history that snapped!
  • 24 1
 Why does the head tube look like that? I thought it must have adjustable reach, but it doesn’t say anything about that.
  • 15 1
 it got beat up by all the e bikes and has a swollen nose now
  • 16 1
 I don’t care what the head tube looks like...the thing has skinwall Minions. I’m sold.
  • 1 0
 @DRomy: I've only seen them aftermarket once... and it wasn't my wheelsize Frown
  • 1 0
 @JaToledo: What do you mean? Just get your LBS to order them in? I got mine through the shop I work at albeit only minion DHFs
  • 1 8
flag tacklingdummy (Aug 26, 2019 at 20:46) (Below Threshold)
 Adjustable reach on the frame is interesting concept, but you can adjust your reach with different size stem.
  • 7 1
Nope, that is not reach.
  • 1 1
 @Chris97a: Please explain in detail why you say I am wrong.
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: @tacklingdummy: reach is a set number....stem length does not equal reach...

If someone prefers the way steering feels with a 50mm stem isn’t going to want to make up for a shorter or longer reach by putting a longer or shorter stem on it...
  • 1 2
 @unrooted: Ok, the exact reach definition is set, however, actual riding reach is not set. Mondraker designed their forward geometry bikes around a shorter stem (30mm) to accommodate for their long reach frames. Steering between a slightly longer stem or shorter stem is not that big of deal. I wouldn't be going crazy changing the stem lengths, but it can be fine tuned a little bit. You can still fine tune the cockpit by a few metrics, but mainly two. Stem length and seat position (for pedaling position).
  • 1 1
 @tacklingdummy: thanks for sharing your “expert” opinion...
  • 1 1
 @unrooted: Anytime. I knew you would enjoy it.
  • 3 0
 @tacklingdummy: Can i say something about this? (In my best English)

When you measure reach you measure the horizontal distance from the bottom bracket to the top of the headtube. Those are the two points involved in measuring reach. And while youre right on the part where a longer stem increases the distance between the saddle and the actual handlebars. However the reach itself doesnt change. Thats part of the frame.

Values like reach, stack and so forth all can be measured on a disassembled frame. as they are frame properties.
  • 2 0
The problem with changing stem lengths is that it really changes the feel of the steering. On this bike for instance I would have to run a 85 mm stem to get the same horizontal distance from bb to handlebar as my most recent set up. That is a stem length I haven't run for 21 years when I went to a 50mm stem and have never gone longer than that since. Now running a 50mm stem on this bike would provide the same bb to handlebar distance as the bike I was riding 5 years ago, but... Man I love finally having room on modern bikes, and it would be hard to go back.
  • 1 0
 @RecklessJack: I explain my reasoning in the previous post. The actual reach number is fixed. However, I am referring to "riding reach" which can be adjusted by stem length. It can change the cockpit slightly. Just like changing your seat position fore or aft can change your pedaling position.
  • 1 1
 @Chris97a: Yes, stem length does change the steering. However, changing stem length a little bit you can easily get used to the steering. Personally I wouldn't go over a 60mm stem because it starts to really change your body position on the downhills which I think is more important.

However like I said earlier, Mondraker is using 30mm stems with their forward geometry which is not a bad concept. To me, you have about 30mm (over 1 inch) of adjustment to your "riding reach" cockpit to make minor adjustments. I'm not talking about going crazy with long stems. Just fine tuning adjustments.
  • 1 0
 @EliasFritzen: No 29er skinwall yet and the bike shops around here don't take orders, they just bring in large amounts of tires that are the common choices.
  • 1 1
This bike however is 30 mm shorter than my most recent bike and I never felt stretched out, with a 45 mm stem.

If it was around 490 reach it would be in the start of the acceptable range in my opinion.

The difference between a 35 mm and 50 mm stem is noticable. I've never ridden anything shorter but would like too(though on that bike the longer felt better). I've more recently ridden a bike with a 70 mm stem and it felt very strange in comparison to 50 or shorter.
  • 17 1
 The middle spec'd bike is quite the deal. M1700's and a Fox 36 with a carbon frame to boot. Me likey
  • 2 1
 too bad they don't ship to the usa. wonder if you could use a freight forwarder...
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: Who is selling these bikes? Did you find out?
  • 1 0
 @shredddr: MyGermany wants 10% comission, and that's on top of the 20% VAT you pay for a German buyer, plus $100 shipping and they don't add packing material; they just slap a new label on it and you get to roll the dice. It works out for a frame only from the discount places, but a whole bike? It's too much.
  • 1 0
 For example, RADON SLIDE 9.0 – 2.999€ comes out to $3899 USD to your door - and no warranty support.
  • 1 0
 @JohanG: prices in € includes VAT so you won't pay 20% more.
  • 3 0
 @mybaben: I think their only retailer is bike-discount.de.
  • 1 0
 @faul: The math I posted is accurate. It doesn't look too bad I guess.
  • 2 0
 Fox performance ELITE front and rear, which is the same as the top one except for the black stanchions, that I prefer over Kashima! Plus, you've got SLX and XT mech!! Also the only one to have EXO+ minions! This is seriously insane for the price (let's say it would be around CAD $4500)!!! For that price you can even add a paint job so it can be as nice as the two others! Wink
  • 11 0
 Where can I get the skinwall DHR II?????
  • 2 0
 Seriously skinwall both the front and rear versions in WT!?! I’ll take a lifetime supply please. Knowing Maxxis it will take for evs to make it to the aftermarket.
  • 3 0
 everywhere... soon...
  • 1 0
 @RADON-BIKES: this was my question too! First thing I saw was skinwall, 29, minion dhf!!!
  • 11 0
 I feel like the real story here is skinwall DHF / DHR II.
  • 2 0
 I went straight to the comments for this, finally 29" DHF Skinwalls! Now where to buy them is the real question.
  • 2 0
 @dialoguester: everywhere...
  • 10 0
 this is an aesthetically pleasing bicycle that i would like to put between my legs
  • 2 0
 LMAO!! I would as well. I would like one please. Smile
  • 10 4
 Does anyone else prefer a slightly shorter reach than the current batch of aggressive trail bikes have? I've been riding a 2019 Enduro all season but had to swap back to my 2016 Spartan while the Spesh was getting new pivots (435mm reach vs 462mm) and I actually kind of think I like it better now that the "new bike" phase with the Enduro has worn off.
  • 4 3
 If you actually like to pedal your bike not having outlandish reaches is nice.
  • 1 0
 @clink83: I pedal about 100km per week. A typical day is 1200m of climbing over a 20km or so loop which is probably one of the reasons I'm enjoying the Spartan again.
  • 3 0
It would depend on what I was doing with the bike. If I was only interested in techy climbs, flatish mild trails, and more mild descents I would have no need for anything more than 485 reach. For what I regularly ride I prefer a bit over 500, but I don't ride super steep terrain a lot.

People can always size down and just get the advantage of having a super long dropper as an option. As a 6'4" and pretty heavy rider I have never had the option to get a bike that really fit right before recently.
  • 2 0
 @Chris97a: See, that's what I thought too when I bought the Enduro. I ride a lot of really steep descents since I live in the front ranges, plus a ton of time at bike parks since I take 2 months off every summer to ride. Most of my climbs are either fire roads or moderately technical singletrack.

In the last two weeks I've ridden Moose Mountain in Calgary, Panorama, Mt Swansea, Mt Seven, Kickinghorse and Silverstar. I might be a tad faster on the Enduro, but I have way more fun on the Spartan. I'm only 5'11" and 170lbs though.
  • 1 0
 Actually yes- I too have gone to a shorter reach, the bike just feels more fun and nimble. A bit tougher on the climbs but' i'll take that for the fun
  • 1 0
 @cueTIP: Oi....I'm with you.

Switching between 445(reach)/29er and a 406(reach)/26er it takes some descents to be ok, but afterwards, I do really enjoy that short reach and outstanding flickability of that "short" 26er, and made me think if I shouldn't be better with a 420/430 (60mm stem) 29er...
  • 5 0
 Haven ridden my Radon swoop for 6 months hard I've not had one issue with the bike!! not bad when I'm pretty fat at 105kg ????... And after seeing there customer service I have 100% faith they would sort it ASAP. I wouldnt let one video put you off this brand... ask other Radon owners.. Epic bikes
  • 8 0
 Where can you buy 29inch skin wall minions? Ive searched far and wide...
  • 6 0
 I want I want I want
  • 2 0
 everywhere... soon...
  • 6 0
 3.8K EUR for full CF frame, Grip2, DPX2, X01(ish), DHF/DHR. These people are not messing around, they're having none of it. Santa Cruz take note.
  • 5 1
 Why all the santa cruz hate? Yes they are expensive, have questionable colours and are often ridden by audi drivers but how many companies have a real lifetime warranty? On bearings as well? Or have not bought into that pressfit garbage? Or build products to last? Or have the level of service sc has? To me they are a really ethical company that stands behind its products, which for a larger bike co is quite rare..
  • 2 0
 @bonkywonky: one mention = all the Santa Cruz hate? It's like he was talking about your mother or something.
  • 2 0
 @bonkywonky: how many bearings can you buy for the extra 1-2k?
  • 4 0
 @bonkywonky: Pointless argument. SC would cost 7000€ for a similar spec to that. I don't care how many free bearings you get, at 50€ a set you could ride the same bike a lifetime and still be winning. Also, if you crash it, you can buy a whole new bike with complete new components for still less than 1 SC. And you can sell the old parts from the broken frame, so crash it again, sell those parts too and you could probably buy a 3rd bike for still less than 1 SC. Yes, they are dentists bikes.
  • 1 0
 @clarky78: but but the Santa Cruz is actually a slightly better bike regardless of specs. Sure not worth the extra money but something to keep in mind.
  • 6 0
 We did some calculations:
If you drink 5 crates of beer per year, each for 12.99€ (which is a regular price for 20x 0.5L bottles in Beermany), you can keep on doing that for approximately 52 years AND ride a SLIDE TRAIL 10.0 for the price of one "other" bike with the pretty much the same spec.
We think AvE would like this fact very much.
  • 4 1
 Different looking. Thankfully not every new bike is a total sled. Really like the #’s in the high setting. Now bring em to Canuckland!
  • 1 0
 I own a Radon Skeen, the sorter travel brother of this bike. Great bike, awesome value. Took me up and down some sick alpine trails last month! Contrary to some reports above, I have very good experiences with their customer service. And I think it is a good thing that there are choices when it comes to reach numbers. Some people like downhill sleds, others don't.
  • 2 1
 When did weight just completely disappear as a factor for trail bikes. Can bike companies please weigh your stock setup bikes and post the weight? Stop being so cagey about it. Weight matters. We want to know.
  • 2 0
 Weight of each nodel is next to its pricetag.
  • 1 0
 @Ingobraeutigamkraus: Well so it is! (May have missed it because it wasn't in freedom units)
  • 2 0
 Hello @Maxxis can you give us the details on these larger volume skin wall tires? Please? Pretty please? And tell me you're making some in 27.5 too, with a 2.5WT? Please?
  • 2 3
 Better stay away from that brand.
Shit quality, no aftersale service...
Every bearing service is a nightmare... Thos bolt are so small, not strong at all.
Good luck for put them out of the frame.
I had a Swoop 200... 3 times bearing service / year !
Cost me about 600€ / year for keep it right...
You order some new bolt and the set you get don't fit together and you need to begin playing with somes "big" tools.
Would like to see a mag who open up a radon to show how shit those bike are.
  • 4 0
 I run a swoop 170/27.5 for years (since 2016), changed the bearings maybe 2 times, no problems at all..
But I understand it is shit to order new bolts that then don't fit your frame.

Better luck with your next frame, maybe try the raaw, the bearings/bolts look huge!
  • 3 0
 €600 for changing bearings 3 times?
  • 1 0
 @likehell: Good for you, maybe i was not lucky.
I had the swoop 200 from 2016 and already the first ride was a nightmare.
Dérailleur went off after 2 run... No warranty because i needed to check my self that everyhing was locked.
Ok i can get as well there point of view. But i broke 3 dérailleur just because they fall off the frame. i'll try all, loctite and 10000 other solution, like i was already a bit upset ...
I finaly find a solution with a single speed bolt from both side of de hanger.
After, the axle and the bearing just kill me. Even with loctite, every weekend you need to tighten everyting otherwise it fall off + move on the shock...
And there is no aftersale service.
When you buy a new set who include the bolt and the bearing with... the axle didn't fit in the bearing... Verry not Professional. verry happy that this bike is away now.
But as i said, i was maybe not lucky... But never again
  • 1 0
 @HollyBoni: 100€ service forks / 100€ service shock / bolt + bearing = 150€ for the horst link (3 time 2 horst link set and a set is about 25€ www.bike-discount.de/fr/acheter/radon-horst-link-bearing-set-10366-630675)
main bearing + bolt = 150€ (3 time 2 horst link set and a set is about 25€ www.bike-discount.de/fr/acheter/radon-main-bearing-screw-set-swoop-10362-630623)
Also this once a year www.bike-discount.de/fr/acheter/radon-shock-screws-set-swoop-200-10370-630645 for 15€
And this twice / season www.bike-components.de/fr/Fox-Racing-Shox/Set-de-Douilles-en-Acier-Inoxydable-8-mm-5-pieces-p35636
about 60€ par year
So almost 600€ yes ...
Luckely i can do almost everyhting by myslef...
  • 5 2
 Always love seeing tanwalls, looks so good on that black frame
  • 3 0
 Why does head tube look like prow of 1903 model battleship?
  • 1 0
 I love how the lower end models have better brakes than the top of the line. And yes anything with the word "guide" in it is trash.
  • 1 0
 The real question is where can we buy a 2.5 DHF and a 2.4 DHRII in a ski walk???
  • 1 0
 everywhere... soon...
  • 2 0
 Would love to ride the yellow one!!
  • 2 0
 We need these in America...
  • 1 0
 I got mine on eBay.
  • 2 0
 Skin wall
  • 1 1
 I get they take "model number" quite literally! Sick looking bikes, for sure!
  • 1 0
 Damn that green one is a looker
  • 1 0
 Just GTFO e-pregnantbike, your welcome Radon.
  • 1 0
 those roadbike inch values for the different sizes make not sense at all
  • 1 1
 Stopped reading just after the reach numbers to check I hadn't woken up in 2014.
  • 1 0
 @RADON-BIKES any chance you start delivering to the Canary Islands?
  • 3 2
 another bike. awesome
  • 4 6
 Not a big fan. To many sharp angles and the head tube is fugly lol
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