TREK Slash 8 2022
|Options||Sizes: S, M, M/L; Colour: Lithium Grey/Dnister Black; CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Size: L; Lithium Grey/Dnister Black; EXPECTED LATE APRIL 2022; PLEASE CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY
Size: XL; Lithium Grey/Dnister Black; CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
The Slash 8 is an enduro mountain bike that rolls on fast 29er wheels and floats on plush RockShox suspension, with SRAM's newest GX Eagle handling drivetrain duties. A durable aluminium frame with fresh new tech and tough alloy wheels push this bike into the sweet spot for all-around rippers.
The first big-wheeled Slash set the benchmark for long-travel 29er performance, making it the go-to rig for enduro racers and aggressive trail riders. Now, the new Slash has more suspension travel with 160mm in the rear and 170mm up front. A longer reach, slacker head tube, and lower bottom bracket give it extra stability to match the extra travel while a 2-degree steeper seat angle and lightweight frame make climbing surprisingly easy for such a beast of a bike.
New frame features make Slash even better. As it's built for the hardest rides, Slash comes with a threaded bottom bracket that's more robust and easier to maintain. A convenient internal storage compartment holds ride essentials or snacks. And a new full-length down tube guard protects the entire length of the down tube, which is great for shuttle runs.
Knock Block 2.0 keeps cables or hoses from getting yanked in a crash. Plus, it has a much bigger turning radius than ever before. The fork now clears the down tube, so Knock Block is removable for infinite turning radius.
Additionally, an oversized 34.9mm seat tube accommodates bigger-diameter dropper posts. They're more durable and provide better support for the longer-travel posts that aggressive riders demand.
New Slash boosts the benchmark for long-travel 29ers. It rips big descents like a downhill bike, blasts through the chunkiest trails, and is still spry enough to pedal all day.
It's right for you if...
You want a big bike with big wheels to roll over big things and send big hits. You might enter some enduro races, but you mostly just want to rail sketchy descents faster than anyone else in your crew.
The tech you get
An aluminium frame built for harsh riding with a threaded bottom bracket, dual downtube guards, Knock Block 2.0 and 160 mm of travel with a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock for long descents and 170 mm RockShox Lyrik Select+ fork. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with an extra-low 52-tooth gear, Code R 4-piston brakes and completely tubeless Line Comp 30 wheels.
The final word
Slash 8 puts serious enduro performance within reach with smart choices on spec that won't empty your wallet. The aluminium frame, burly suspension and 1x12 Eagle drivetrain makes for a ride that's equally at home on the race course and on a big, out-in-the-wild session.
- It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild - Slash excels at racing enduro, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too
- With the all-new RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Thru Shaft, you get the most refined shock on the market, with an updated air spring and an exclusive Thru Shaft damper that gives you tenacious grip, plush control and the support you need for ripping rough descents all day
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- There's a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
- Wider seat tube, wider dropper - the 34.9mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
RockShox Super Deluxe ThruShaft:
Modern enduro racing has evolved into a downhill stage race of sorts, taking place on courses stacked with terrain that would have been simply unrideable a few short years ago. RockShox and Trek saw this evolution coming and launched a partnership that led to the perfect marriage in enduro: best bike, best shock.
For over a year, Trek and RockShox worked in tandem to completely overhaul and reimagine a better suspension system. As Trek developed the bike, RockShox optimised the shock. As RockShox optimised the shock, Trek tweaked the bike - always taking advantage of this close partnership to create the best possible ride. The all-new Super Deluxe ThruShaft was created with a go-anywhere, ride-anything attitude that makes it the ideal match for the next generation of hard-hitting all-mountain enduro bikes.
The Super Deluxe ThruShaft has a new low speed adjuster that can nullify rider inputs like pedal strokes without affecting high speed compression inputs from the trails, like mean, jagged rocks.
The redesigned low speed compression adjustment offers three options to find your perfect match for how and where you ride.
1) Zero (Factory) Setting
The perfect set-and-forget setting, based on hundreds of hours of feedback from our test riders and Trek Factory Racing riders. The Zero Setting is optimised with just enough low speed compression to provide efficiency, control and freedom to let loose. It's your everyday trail setting.
2) Minus Setting
Designed for when you find yourself in over your head and could use a little assist from the bike to bail you out. This setting allows your shock to compress more freely so the suspension can do its job when you're in steeper terrain where you need every millimetre of travel. Use this setting on rugged downhill trails.
3) Plus Setting
When you have a two-track mind for speed and versatility, the + Setting allows your shock to sit higher in its travel for greater overall pedalling efficiency. Use this on bermed runs or jump lines when you'll be pushing into the trail.
The unprecedented design of ThruShaft responds to changes in terrain faster than any other shock on the market, providing a constant connection between rider, bike and trail. The revelation you'll experience on the trail is a faster, more controlled ride and a shock that you can feel going to work beneath you.
Rather than a separate IFP chamber for compressed air, ThruShaft employs a solid column of oil, a single damper piston and a rod that exits the bottom of the shock during compression. This design maintains a constant oil volume within the shock thus eliminating the need for an internal floating piston and the complexity and lag that comes with it. This simplified design does away with the harshness and hesitation that riders often describe when their shock can't keep up with the terrain. Sometimes, simpler truly is better.
Other suspension systems firm up under braking. The patented Active Braking Pivot (ABP) allows your suspension to remain active, whether you're pedalling, coasting or braking. This means your bike performs as it was intended, all the time.
When your suspension stays active under braking, you stay in control. You can brake later in a turn, maintain better rear wheel traction in stutter bumps, go faster, and just have more fun.
Try it on any other system: find a downhill with stutter bumps. Apply the brakes and feel the suspension stiffen. Your rear wheel will skip across the top of the bumps. Now, try it with an ABP-equipped Remedy. Feel the extra control, and imagine how much faster you can go. That's the ABP difference.
The EVO Link is Trek's exclusive evolution of the rocker link from the plate-and-bolt style used on most suspension bikes today to a one-piece moulded magnesium rocker link. This lighter link provides a stronger connection at the system's most crucial connection point between the front and rear triangles.
Mino Link Adjustable Geometry:
Need an attitude adjustment? Trek solved that.
The Mino Link is an adjustment link located on the EVO Link. By flipping the Mino Link, riders can choose between slack or slacker geometry, without negatively affecting suspension performance.
Alpha Platinum frame:
Trek's high-performance lightweight aluminium alloy is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Alpha Platinum feature a high degree of hydroforming to create the most complex industrial designs for the lightest weight, and are finished using Trek's smooth-weld finishing process.
Extended size range:
A wider range of sizes than the industry standard provides more options for everyone, from tallest to shortest and all those in between. Because everyone deserves a great ride.
Control Freak cable management:
The lightest, quietest, most versatile cable management system allows any combination of shift, brake, lockout and dropper post lines to be routed through the frame for clean looks and the ultimate custom set-up.
International Standard Chain Guide mounts offer easy aftermarket chainguide device installation and adjustment.
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148.
RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230x62.5mm; 160mm travel.
|Forks||RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 170mm travel|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Chainset||SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB MTB, 73mm, BSA threaded|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle|
|Freewheel||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-52, 12 speed cassette|
|Headset||Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72 degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1 1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm, 0 degree, 40mm length|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width|
|Front Brake||SRAM Code R hydraulic disc|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Code R hydraulic disc|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Code R|
|Rims||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready|
|Front Hub||Bontrager Line Comp 30, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle|
|Rear Hub||Bontrager Line Comp 30, 6-bolt, Rapid Drive 54, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12mm thru axle|
|Tyres||Bontrager XR5 Team Issue 29x2.60" front, XR4 Team Issue 29x2.40" rear, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120tpi; tubeless set-up pre-installed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138mm width|
|Seatpost||TranzX JD-YSP39 dropper post, internal routing, 34.9mm (100mm travel on S, 150mm on M-M/L, 170mm on L-XL)|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on|
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.