Trek Slash 8 650B/27.5 - 2014

Trek Slash 8 650B/27.5
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Do you climb up to get down? Then Trek's Slash 8 650B was made with you in mind. Trek's aluminum frame houses a tapered head tube, 142x12 ABP rear end and Full Floater suspension linkage that pedals efficiently yet sucks up hits of all sizes at any speed. Up front, Fox supplies a 130/160mm adjustable-travel Talas fork that's matched to a 160mm Fox DRCV shock out back that offers coil-like plushness with the low weight and tunability of an air shock. And the parts are just rad. You've got 2x10 gearing with a chain guide, a Reverb Stealth dropper post, and a short Bontrager stem holding wide bars. Tubeless-ready wheels with fat tires and powerful XT discs keeps things in control those rare times you're on the ground.

Trek's EVO link
Trek's EVO rocker link is a one-piece, magnesium linkage that drastically increases rear-end stiffness and decreases total frame weight, too.

Trek’s premium lightweight aluminum is continuously cold extruded and butted at multiple points for ultimate weight reduction and superior strength. Frames built with Trek’s Alpha Platinum aluminum are hydroformed to create the most sophisticated shapes for the lightest weight, and are finished using their smooth-weld process.

Trek's E2 head tube is 1 1/2 inches in diameter at the bottom and 1 1/8 inches at the top. This maximizes front-end stiffness for awesome steering precision and control, while allowing the use of standard 1 1/8-inch stems and not adding much weight.

For a clean dropper post setup, Trek uses RockShox’s Reverb Stealth dropper seatpost and internal frame routing. The housing runs inside the frame for a clean look and zero hose issues as the saddle moves up and down.


For every full-suspension mountain bike that they sell, Trek donates $10 to the IMBA to help build new trails. Join the IMBA today!

Specs

Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum w/Full Floater, E2, ABP
Fork Fox Evolution Series TALAS CTD w/DRCV, 130/160mm-travel
Rear Shock Fox Evolution Series Float CTD w/DRCV, 160mm-travel
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster
Hubs Bontrager
Tires Bontrager XR4 Expert, 27.5 x 2.35
Crankset Race Face Ride w/Turbine ring
Chainrings 36/22
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT Shadow Plus
Rear Cogs Shimano, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters Shimano SLX
Handlebars Bontrager Rhythm Elite
Tape/Grips Bontrager Rhythm
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp
Brake Levers Shimano Deore XT
Brakes Shimano Deore XT disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
Seatpost RockShox Reverb Stealth dropper

Videos

DRCV is Two Shocks in One

Full Floater Overview

FOX CTD Suspension System Introduction

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
15.5-inch 768682445860 11926001414
17.5-inch 768682445884 11926002414
18.5-inch 768682445907 11926003414
19.5-inch 768682445921 11926004414
21.5-inch 768682445945 11926005414

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