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

Sep 3, 2020 at 9:25
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.


166 Comments

  • 123 10
 A chance to see Semenuk ride in a not overly chop edited video!
  • 14 252
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?
  • 52 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
  • 2 1
 @bohns1: You mean the death of stylish edits by way of janky bigwheels. So true.
  • 1 1
 @chriskneeland: urmmm ok.. Tell that to Kirt Voreis... Lol..
  • 2 1
 @chriskneeland: ur a few short of a full load if u think a Voreis edit isnt stylish.. Holmes.. Lol
  • 2 2
 @bohns1: You're a few eyeballs short of full sight if you can't tell the difference between people riding rear freeride bikes vs wagon wheels.
  • 1 1
 @chriskneeland: and ur a straight up full fledged down syndrome retard if ur reading comprehension is that abysmal... Who said anything about tell the difference? If u think u cant style out on wagon wheels, well, ur stuck in the past.
  • 2 1
 @bohns1: Dude go watch at R-Dog's In The Know. If you can't notice the difference just quit bikes.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: da fuq u referencing 2015 shit fo! Getcho 26 havin ass stomped back to the present son..
  • 2 2
 @bohns1: Hey man, if you need dork wheels to ride your bike have at it. The pussification of mountain bikes keeps people like you spending your money.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: haha guess u just pussified ur over lord and savior R-dog himself... Even he is on the big wheels now on the majority of his gram.. I havent spent money on wheels since 2016 homie - frame only for this guy.. Also, i got money to spend so who gives a shit..... Stop hanging on with ur stubborn stupidity and get a real bike.
  • 2 1
 @bohns1: Nah look at his freeride bike. 26. Semenuk's, 26. Nell's, 26. No bitch wheels necessary.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: haha no bitch wheels necessary but yet they all rock em.. Stop foolin yourself. I count more big wheel pics on each and every one of those guys accounts..
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: lol semenuks first bike pic is his new wagon wheeled session... Lol.
  • 2 1
 @bohns1: They're paid to promote those bikes. The Session he actually rides is 26. Check out every event and edit he has on it.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: get off the drugs! His master class edit hes on the big wheels.. (Latest edit)... Was he paid to ride em there too? These guys can ride whatever they like man within their sponsorship... Ive had these convos with pros before.. Ur reaching.. Lol
  • 2 1
 @bohns1: Guess you missed the Session part of the conversation.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: missed nothing.. His new session is a 29.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: haha so everything is a Trek commercial unless hes riding rampage.. Lol, that and slopestyle are about the only two times hes not on bigger wheels. He even rides bigger wheels in his non trek revel co edits.. Definitely not commercials.. Haha
  • 2 0
 @bohns1: His new session is 29? Looks like that says 26 to me.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: not his dated old one u linked on vital.. His 2021..stop referencing the past.. Lol
  • 2 0
 @bohns1: Oh you mean the bike he just won the last rampage on? Ya you're right, probably would have went right to 29 this in this year's. Bahahaha
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: lol.. Why is everything about rampage to you.. Like thats all u got.. These guys arent riding lines like that most of the time.. Hence the other edits on the big wheels (with style).. Stop being one dimensional home slice! These guys shred the 29ers! Haha
  • 1 0
 @bohns1: Because we're literally only talking about freeriders freeriding freeride bikes. Last I checked, Rampage was the pinnacle of freeride. So your argument that they ride 29ers at home on their XC trails is retarded.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: no were not literally only talking about free ride bikes.. The argument was about ur simplistic views on what u deem to not be the pussified wheelsize.. There simply is no argument.. U keep citing dated articles that only suit ur agenda.. Free ride is a state of riding.. Not one event.. So ur bias is heavily flawed.. Lol... Dont see much (if any) on any of the riders u mention insta acounts riding xc trail.. But i do see many edits (not commercials) of all of them shredding the 29ers on burly lines and jumps with style..

Hell, smenuk even shreds his fuel ex with a pike on bigger stuff... But ur right.. Its all just propaganda... Hahahaha
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: Look at my first comment. Can you not read? Did you see any racers in this edit? You really struggle to grasp a concept huh? Man you're dense.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: whos the moron ass clown.. U cant even distinguish ur own so called argument.. Hahah.. Ur bringing wheel size into it right out of the gate saying guys struggle e to make the big wheels look good and to check r dogs edits... Thenu go off on this rampage tangent later on.. Ur all over the map homie.. Dumb as a sack of hammers... Hahah
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: Let me bring you back to the topic at hand before you went off the rails. Freeriders (see video), freeriding 29er race bikes (see video), compared to the same freeriders freeriding 26in race bikes (see edits referenced). 29ers, clearly janky and limiting style. 26ers stylish AF. These freeriders (see video) actually ride 26 inch bikes (see links) when freeriding while not featured in a 29er bike launch commercial. Too much for your tiny brain to follow?
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: again.. Not getting it are u.. Think you need a tutor bud.. . U said death of stylish edits.. I said - go tell that to Kirt Voreis.. U said - gladly... The video at hand wasnt the tangent u went on about.. U went on about janky big wheeled riding.. I, clearly pointed out this is not the case any longer.. Hence the Voreis edits(that your simpleton self probably has not even seen).. I then point out further examples of the three aforementioned riders u cited.. Simply going onto their accounts and checking edits of them shredding with style on big wheels.. U then continue to dodge by citing commercials paid edits and referencing Brandons 2019 rampage session and so forth... Ur entire arguments are based on your own bias of what u perceive... So my question is.... Who went off the rails??? Haha

Lots of reading comprehension tutors on kijiji holmes. Lol
  • 1 0
 @bohns1: Hey man, if you can't get it you can't get it. I ain't changing that.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: hey man.. Nothin to get .. U said what u said.. Easy peazy.
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: Ya. 29ers killed good edits.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: self bias trolling at its finest eh der bud! I get it.. It sucks when u can only afford outdated gear...
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: Bahaha...clueless for sure.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: bahahaha former resource room student for sure! Bhaha
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: Claims the one who can't comprehend a basic progression of logic.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: coming from the one who keeps repeating himself like a bumbling grade school retard...
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: I keep saying it thinking one time you'll eventually get it. I'm losing hope.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: Nothing to get as previously stated.. Ur Entire rant was based on self bias.. But thanks for coming out anyways.. U can always revel in the past on those old 26 edits anytime u wish tho...
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: Have to. 29ers killed the chances of any new ones.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: The way of the future..
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: Trash wheelsizes and shitty edits. I know.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: More speed, newer geometry = new world for sicker edits and better riding... I know.
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: If you're into only riding in straight lines with no style.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: ahhh spoken like the true cluelessness of an old school 26 rider..
  • 1 0
 @bohns1: You could say that if there wasn't video evidence proving my point right at the top of this page.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: hahaha plenty of vids proving that.. Clearly ur not true to the game and just straight trolling... Lol
  • 1 0
 @bohns1: If you can't see it, you're either blind or special. Next you're going to try to tell me 29ers are as stylish as Semenuk riding his Ticket S in Raw V3 and V4. SMH.
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: wow.. U really got semenuks dick in ur mouth eh... Always using slope style edits as ur go to.. Haha.. I can see it just fine.. Many pros shredding the hell outta the big wheels on many an insta edits .. Let me guess... All commercials to u right?

Phill Atwill
Jeff Kendall Weed
Cody Kelly
Kirt Voreis...

Just to name a small few that make sick edits on big wheels... Lets toss a Wyn Masters in there to... Oh wait, there not doing slope style edits... Haha
  • 1 0
 @bohns1: No moron, he's just the example I'm using to prove my point. Apply the same principle to any other rider on the planet you wish. It still remains true. And jesus christ. Of all the stylish riders to choose on the you really reached deep down the mediocre hole.
  • 1 0
 @bohns1: Jeff Kendall Weed? WTF. GTFOH. I'm dead. Bahahahahaha
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: Thank God for that... Haha
  • 1 0
 @chriskneeland: post up an edit of u styling out more than JKW please! Ill my shirt... Hahahhaha
  • 1 1
 @bohns1: I shit with more style than that guy.
  • 2 0
 @chriskneeland: hahahahha lets see this homie. Like I said... Ill eat my shirt.. Atleast u made my day
  • 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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