Trek Unveils New Aluminum Slash & 2019 Carbon Models
[Waterloo, WI] – Trek has announced a major expansion to its award-winning Slash lineup. The platform that took home Bike of the Year honors from BikeRadar and Pinkbike last year now includes an Alpha Platinum Aluminum model, a lower-priced carbon model, and updates across the board.
Slash, which was originally developed for Trek Factory Racing Enduro and re-introduced as a 29er in 2016, has set the standard for long-travel trail bikes. It’s fast, sure-footed, and ridiculously fun in rough terrain, and it has become a staple in the Enduro World Series and on burly trails the world over.
Exclusive frame and suspension tech
All Slash models feature Trek’s exclusive Straight Shot downtube and Active Braking Pivot (ABP), a patented system that keeps the rear suspension active even when you’re on the brakes, along with Knock Block frame defense, a limiter that prevents spinning bars and fork crowns from damaging the frame.
RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft
Additionally, all Slash models are now equipped with Trek’s exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, which reacts to changes in terrain faster than any other shock on the market to give riders the most traction and control.
New carbon and aluminum models
Slash 8 brings serious enduro performance to a broader audience with smart choices on spec and a new Alpha Platinum Aluminum frame. It carries forward the same frame and suspension tech that has given the carbon Slash its unbeatable ride quality with a wallet-friendly alloy frame, full SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and 160mm RockShox Yari fork.
Trek has also re-introduced the full-carbon Slash 9.9 with a SRAM X01 Eagle drivetrain. The top-of-the-line Slash 9.9 offers the best enduro performance parts—including carbon wheels, a Rapid Drive hub, a RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and a Fox Factory fork—at a new lower price.
New color options
Every Slash model in the lineup is now available in two colorways: an understated paint scheme and a bolder option.
Specs & Pricing
Prices for complete bikes range between $3499.99 MSRP and $7199.99 MSRP, with Slash 8 and Slash 9.9 at either end of the spectrum.
Slash is available in four complete models and two framesets through Trek’s wide network of retailers and on trekbikes.com.