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Trek Slash 8 29 (2020) Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip
Slash 8 is an aluminium enduro mountain bike with fast-rolling 29er wheels, a 160 mm RockShox fork and Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. Smart spec, high-end suspension and the burly Alpha Aluminium frame make Slash 8 a high-value ride for
Slash 8 is an aluminium enduro mountain bike with fast-rolling 29er wheels, a 160 mm RockShox fork and Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock. Smart spec, high-end suspension and the burly Alpha Aluminium frame make Slash 8 a high-value ride for enduro racers and all-around trail rippers who want to rail sketchy descents faster than anyone else in their crew.
It's right for you if...
You're a mountain biker's mountain biker, and you want a big bike with big wheels to roll over big things that get between you and the next big hit. This bike is both fully capable of handling enduro races, and a whole lot of fun on rowdy trails.
The tech you get
A trail-tough Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame, a 160 mm RockShox Yari RC fork and 150 mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe shock with Trek's ultra-responsive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, a Bontrager Line dropper post and Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for fast engagement.
The final word
Slash 8 puts serious enduro performance within reach with smart choices on spec that won't empty your wallet. The Alpha 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, backwoods session.
Why you'll love it
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- Mino Link lets you adjust the geometry, so you get both an enduro race bike and an ultra-capable trail bike in one
- It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild – Yes, Slash is a race bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too
- We're not the only ones who love it: Slash was awarded Mountain Bike of the Year by Pinkbike
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|*Frame||Size: S, M/L, L, XL
Alpha Platinum Aluminum, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 150mm travel
Alpha Platinum Aluminium, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, downtube guard, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 150 mm travel
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC, DebonAir spring, Motion Control RC damper, tapered steerer, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 160 mm travel|
|Shock||RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir spring, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5 mm|
|Front Wheel||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Rear Wheel||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Rear Skewer||Bontrager Switch thru axle, removable lever|
|*Tire||Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40"
|Size: S, M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 32T steel ring, Boost, 170 mm length
|Size: M, M/L, L, XL
Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle, DUB, 32T steel ring, Boost, 175 mm length
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width|
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 345 mm length
|Size: M, M/L
Bontrager Line Dropper, 125mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 395mm length
|Size: L, XL
Bontrager Line Dropper, 150mm travel, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 440mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 50 mm length|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Brake||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc, 200 mm front rotor, 180 mm rear rotor|
|Brake Rotor||SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm|
- M - 14.20 kg / 31.3 lbs (with tubes)
- Weight limit
- This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
Sizing & fit
Proper bike fit is essential for best performance and comfort. Any size and geometry measurements shown on trekbikes.com are for general comparison purposes only. To find your perfect fit, visit an authorised Trek retailer, where an expert skilled at sizing will help you find the appropriate bike and size for your individual needs.
153.0 - 162.0 cm
5'0.2" - 5'3.8"
72.0 - 76.0 cm
28.3" - 29.9"
161.0 - 172.0 cm
5'3.4" - 5'7.7"
76.0 - 81.0 cm
29.9" - 31.9"
170.0 - 179.0 cm
5'6.9" - 5'10.5"
80.0 - 84.0 cm
31.5" - 33.1"
177.0 - 188.0 cm
5'9.7" - 6'2.0"
83.0 - 88.0 cm
32.7" - 34.6"
186.0 - 196.0 cm
6'1.2" - 6'5.2"
87.0 - 92.0 cm
34.3" - 36.2"
All measurements provided in cm unless otherwise stated.
|Frame size number||Frame size letter||Geometry position||A — Seat tube||B — Seat tube angle||Effective seat tube angle||C — Head tube length||D — Head angle||E — Effective top tube||F — Bottom bracket height||G — Bottom bracket drop||H — Chainstay length||I — Offset||J — Trail||K — Wheelbase||L — Standover||M — Frame reach||N — Frame stack|