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New 2024 Trek Slash 9.9 XO AXS first ride review – A new evolutionary stage of high pivot bikes?

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The new 2024 Trek Slash is right on trend: high pivot rear suspension, mullet wheel set-up, generous amounts of travel and plenty of adjustment options. Furthermore, it combines both familiar and newly developed features that are meant to simplify your riding experience. After six weeks of testing on both sides of the pond, we were able to gather countless impressions, both good and not so good.

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The Slash has been an integral part of Trek’s portfolio for over 10 years, and is now entering its 6th generation. The most significant innovation is the new rear suspension, which relies on a high pivot design and generates a very generous amount of travel, bringing the Slash in line with the latest generation of enduro bikes. Up until now, Trek have only used the high pivot system on their downhill bike, the Session, which nevertheless allowed them to gather lots of practical experience with the system and use their World Cup riders’ feedback to develop the new enduro rig. The new Slash generates 170 mm of travel both front and rear, and rolls out of the factory sporting a mullet. An interchangeable shock mount, however, allows you to convert it to a full 29er. As usual, Trek are releasing both an alloy and a carbon version of the new Slash, both of which are available in several different spec variants. We’ve already put the new Trek Slash 9.9 XO AXS 2024 through the wringer over a 6 month period, dipping its tires both into Canadian and European soil to gather some exciting insights.

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The detail solutions of the new 2024 Trek Slash

The predecessor of the 2024 Trek Slash already came with a practical storage compartment integrated into the down tube, which Trek has updated for the latest Slash iteration. The opening is much bigger, making it easier to reach all the trail essentials you store inside it. Moreover, the edges of the compartment are still framed with a plastic liner, preventing you from cutting your fingers or damaging the contents when you pull them out of the compartment. The alloy frame has a storage compartment too and all models come standard with a small pouch for all your trail essentials, which can be easily pulled out of the frame using the bright red Cordura tab. The closure system relies on a simple lever that disappears under the bottle cage when engaged, and is easy to operate even while wearing gloves. The cables of the new Slash are routed internally and only reappear briefly at the transition from the main frame and swingarm. The cable ports are in a rather unusual position, sitting prominently on the front of the head tube – this look takes some getting used to! In combination with a wireless drivetrain, Trek close the cable ports with small rubber plugs.

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There’s an additional tool mount underneath the top tube, which allows you to carry a spare inner tube or a tool strap, for example. In typical Trek fashion, the new Session comes standard with an integrated Bontrager BITS mini tool in the steerer tube, which includes all of the basic tools required for essential trailside repairs. That said, removing the tool from the steerer tube requires strong fingers and, as usual, the lever of the closing mechanism rattles on the trail. Trek also hide a 6 mm Allen key in the rear thru-axle.

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For model year 2024, Trek provided the Slash with several protective features, all of which are meant to preserve the bike’s value. Amongst them is the generously sized integrated mudguard, which is bolted directly to the seat stay and is meant to protect the seat tube from stray rocks. Unfortunately, this has to be removed if you want to swap the 27.5” rear wheel for a bigger 29″ rear wheel. Furthermore, the down tube comes standard with a pair of dual-density TPU plates, which allow you to replace the inner section if it gets damaged. In addition, the frame comes with an additional protective layer under the final finish. Trek also redeveloped the chainstay protector from the ground up, raising both the inner and outer edges to prevent chain slap more effectively – and this really works, ensuring a quiet ride on the trail.

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The high-pivot rear suspension of the new 2024 Trek Slash

While the new 2024 Trek Slash 2024 still relies on the same linkage-driven single pivot rear suspension, it combines it with a high pivot point design. This positions the main pivot point well above the chainring, allowing the rear wheel to swing up and backwards during an impact. This rearward axle path can help to make the suspension feel smoother over square-edged hits, ironing out roots and rocks more efficiently. However, the system also has its drawbacks: as the axle moves rearwards through the travel, the distance between the cassette and chainring grows, resulting in wheelbase and chainstay growth. This pulls the chain backwards, manifesting in high levels of pedal kickback and resulting in an imbalanced weight distribution of the rider on the bike throughout the travel. To counteract this, a chain idler pulley is fitted on the seat tube, which helps minimise pedal kickback and also gives high-pivot bikes their characteristic look. This also allows the engineers to fine tune the bike’s anti-squat and anti-rise levels independently simply by moving the position of the idler pulley. The unusually big 19T idler pulley is meant to mitigate the negative effect that the high pivot system has on pedalling efficiency, because the bigger pulley has a wider radius. Furthermore, Trek use a small chain guide to prevent the chain from falling off the idler.

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The new 2024 Slash also features an additional pulley below the chainstay, which isn’t that common with high pivot bikes. This special pulley also includes an MRP bash guard and can be retrofitted to other high pivot bikes. Its job is to prevent the chain from stretching under the chainstay and thus to stop it from pulling on the rear derailleur. That said, even with the biggest XL frame, the chain runs at a sharp angle in the lowest gears, as the distance between the rear derailleur cage and the idler pulley is very small. While this didn’t cause us any problems on the trail, we’re not sure how good this is, both for pedalling efficiency and the chain’s service life. Speaking of the chain, with all frame sizes up to L, you’ll get away with a conventional 126-link chain. The new Slash in XL, however, requires 128 links, meaning that you need two chains.

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The new 2024 Slash still relies on Trek’s proprietary Active Breaking Pivot or ABP technology, which can be found on most of their full suspension bikes and is designed to keep the rear suspension active even under heavy braking, helping to maintain traction.

The spec of our test bike – The Trek 2024 Slash 9.9 XO AXS

Our Trek Slash test bike comes equipped with Rockshox Ultimate suspension consisting of a 170 mm ZEB Charger 3.0 fork with independently adjustable low- and high-speed compression damping, and a brand- new Vivid Ultimate air shock , which offers externally adjustable compression and rebound settings as well as a climb switch. Unlike the Super Deluxe, the new Vivid relies on a high-volume air chamber and Rockshox’s new proprietary Touchdown damper. Unlike the rest of the Trek range, the Slash doesn’t use a Thru Shaft damper, which comes standard with most of their full-suspension bikes and is developed specifically for Trek.

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As the name extension suggests, the 2024 Trek Slash 9.9 XO AXS employs a new electronic SRAM X0 Eagle Transmission drivetrain. The rear derailleur mounts directly to the thru-axle and worked flawlessly throughout our test. SRAM also supply the wireless, electronic Reverb AXS dropper post, but this only offers a meagre 170 mm of travel, which is far too little for a modern enduro bike. However, there isn’t a longer-travel version of the Reverb AXS dropper, so we recommend swapping the standard dropper for a cable-operated model if needed. Given the seat tube’s generous insertion depth, you could even push a 240 mm OneUp Components V2 dropper post all the way into the frame of a Slash in size L. Needless to say, the brand-new drivetrain is complemented with SRAM’s four-piston Code Stealth Silver brakes, which, just like the old RSC model, feature tool-free lever reach and bite point adjustments as well as SRAM’s proprietary SwingLink lever for optimal modulation. Compared to the Stealth Ultimate flagship model, the Silver variant only forgoes the carbon levers, tipping the scales at just 8 g more. Due to the new design, the brake lines run parallel and close to the handlebars, which ensures a cleaner look but can cause the cables to rattle – this can be easily fixed with a couple of additional clamps or zip ties ;) The brakes are paired with 200 mm rotors front and rear, which suit the Slash’s character and field of application rather well! For more oomph, you can can upgrade to 220 mm rotors both front and rear, because both the frame and fork are approved for it.

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For the rest of the spec, Trek rely on their in-house component brand Bontrager, including a Bontrager Line Pro 30 carbon wheelset, which didn’t survive the testing sessions unscathed, with several spokes snapping after just 3 weeks of deployment. In addition, the rims are paired with flimsy, puncture-prone tires, which force you to run higher air pressure to avoid burping and snake bites. We recommend upgrading the standard Bontrager SE6 and SE5 tires for more robust tires before you start riding. In this test, we swapped to tires with a tougher DH casing after just a few laps. For the cockpit, Trek rely on an 820 mm Bontrager RSL one-piece handlebar/stem unit, which might look fancy but doesn’t allow for fine tuning except for the stem height, which can be changed using spacers. On top of that, the handlebars are very stiff and get even stiffer if you shorten them, like we did! With such a potent enduro bike, an adjustable cockpit makes more sense because it allows you to adapt the front end ergonomics to your anatomy. With the standard spec, our 2024 Trek Slash 9.9 XO AXS test bike in size L tips the scales at 15.7 kg.

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Trek Slash 9.9 X0 AXS 2024


Fork RockShox ZEB Ultimate 170 mm Rear Shock RockShox Vivid Ultimate 170 mm Seatpost RockShox Reverb AXS 170 mm Brakes SRAM CODE Silver 200/200 mm Drivetrain SRAM Eagle Transmission X0 1x12 Stem Bontrager RSL 35 mm Handlebar Bontrager RSL 820 mm Wheelset Bontrager Line Pro 30 29"/27.5" Tires Bontrager SE6 Team Issue/ Bontrager SE5 Team Issue 2.5"/2.4"

Technical Data

Size S M M/L L XL

Specific Features

storage compartment Flip Chip Toolmount

More spec variants of the 2024 Trek Slash

As already mentioned, the new 2024 Trek Slash is available both with an alloy and carbon frame. That said, none of the alloy versions comes with a high-end spec, meaning that you have to order the frame kit if you want to combine an aluminium frame with top-tier suspension, for example. Prices for complete builds range between € 4,499 and € 12,499, and the bikes should be already available from all official Trek dealers. The American manufacturer also lets you test ride their bikes in one of their “Test-a-Trek Centres”. Starting today, you can test the new Slash in Lenzerheide, Saalbach and Sölden.

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The alloy version of the new Slash is available in two spec variants. The entry-level Slash 8 XT model comes equipped with a FOX 36 Rhythm fork and a hybrid Shimano XT/SLX drivetrain. Shimano also supply the four-piston Deore M6100 brakes. The Slash 9 GX relies on higher quality RockShox Select+ suspension and SRAM’s new electronic GX Transmission drivetrain, with matching SRAM Code Bronze four-piston brakes. The Slash 9.8 GX combines the same identical spec with a carbon frame.

The flagship Slash 9.9 XX model comes equipped with electronic RockShox Flight Attendant suspension, electronic SRAM XX Transmission drivetrain and wireless RockShox Reverb seatpost. The rest of the spec consists exclusively of top-tier components and plenty of carbon bling. However, all the fancy components come at a price – an eye watering € 12,499! However, Trek have released a total of 5 carbon variants, offering a suitable option for all sorts of wallets.

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The geometry of the new 2024 Trek Slash

The new Trek Slash 2024 will be available in 5 sizes, S to XL, and there’s also an intermediate size called M/L. All models in size S feature a curved top tube and 27.5″ wheels front and rear. From size M onwards, the new Slash rolls on a mixed wheel setup with a 29″ wheel at the front and smaller 27.5″ wheel at the rear. However, from size M upwards you can also use a 29″ rear wheel using a different shock mount, but this has to be bought separately and isn’t included in the frameset. The optional shock mount comes with a flip chip that allows you to change the progression of the rear suspension from 20% to 25%, which is intended for coil shock conversions.

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Trek deliver the new Slash with three different headset cups, which allow you to change the head angle by up to 1.5°. Of course, by altering the head angle you’ll also change the reach, bottom bracket height and stack height. The new Slash comes standard in the neutral setting. When swapping the cups, however, the lower one has to be installed with a bearing press, meaning that you can’t just quickly swap cups on the trailside. In the neutral setting, the Slash has a 63.3° head angle, which can be changed to either 62.6° or 64.1°. In addition, Trek forgo their usual Knock Block with the new Slash, which means that you don’t have a steering stop limiter.

The position of the bottom bracket allows engineers to achieve different chainstay lengths by using the same rear end, whereby sizes M/L and L share the same values. Simply put, all frame sizes share the same identical swingarm but rely on a slightly different bottom bracket position to allow for the size-specific effective chainstay length. The advantage of this system is that you can easily replace the rear end in case of damage.In size L, the Slash combines 488 mm reach with a short 435 mm seat tube, which offers a generous insertion depth for long-travel dropper posts. The seat tube is short across all sizes, ensuring sufficient freedom of movement on the trail.

The geometry of the new 2024 Trek Slash in the neutral setting

The new 2024 Trek Slash 9.9 XO AXS on the trail

For this review, we were able to ride the new Trek Slash 9.9 XO AXS 2024 in both size L and XL. We tested the bike over the course of several weeks, putting it through the wringer on the legendary trails of Whistler, Squamish and Della Creek, both on bike park trails and natural trails – and also managed to squeeze in a few laps with freeride legend Andrew Shandro. We also rode the new Slash (in size L) on our home trails around Stuttgart and on some techy Alpine gnar in Switzerland. Testing the new Slash in different frame sizes and countless locations gave us the opportunity to gather plenty of impressions.

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Needless to say, an aggressive enduro bike won’t earn you any uphill KOMs, and yet the new 2024 Trek Slash 2024 gets you to the trailhead without too much effort. The rear suspension only bobs slightly and generates plenty of traction on technical climbs, meaning that you can easily make your way to the top of the mountain without reaching for the Vivid’s climb switch. On steeper climbs, the front wheel remains planted on the ground, ensuring excellent steering precision. While on the first test laps the bike was totally quiet, with the idler pulley working discreetly in the background, this changed after a few days, with an increasingly loud rattling noise accompanying us on every climb.

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When gravity takes over, the first thing you’ll notice is the high front end and deeply integrated riding position. This inspires huge amounts of confidence, even on the gruellingly steep Canadian trails. The Slash makes you feel at ease from the get-go, encouraging you to keep your fingers off the brakes after just a few corners. If you do brake – which is inevitable from time to time – the rear suspension generates tons of traction without stiffening up excessively if you hit a large bump while decelerating. The wheelbase of the Slash grows noticeably less than with other high pivot bikes, remaining agile and playful even when fully compressed. Overall, the rear suspension provides plenty of support, allowing you to pop off ledges and kickers while at the same time offering enough reserves to cope with botched landings.

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The new Slash has direct handling and reacts to steering input quickly and precisely. During this test, we swapped the original wheels and handlebars for alloy models, which helped mitigate the very direct ride feeling, ensuring more forgiving handling in slippery conditions. Even in open corners, the Trek sticks to the chosen line with great composure and doesn’t require you to actively weight the front wheel – and that’s despite the high front end! As a result, you’re always in a central riding position, which conveys huge amounts of confidence in all situations. Overall, the Trek makes you feel as if you had more travel on tap and at the same time is just as agile and playful as bikes with less travel. Trek also seem to have successfully addressed the typical drawbacks of high pivot bikes, like the sluggish handling and unbalanced suspension performance, which can result from the growing wheelbase.

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Who should take a closer look at the new 2024 Trek Slash?

The new Trek Slash is aimed at trail rippers, enduro racers, park rats and anyone who likes to get rowdy on gnarly trails. Provided you perform a few basic upgrades, like more robust tires and a tuneable cockpit, the new Slash offers a pretty sweet overall package – we’re pretty chuffed with it ourselves. Even on slower, narrower trails, it’s refreshingly nimble, while the excellent suspension allows you to generate speed by pumping through flow trails, which isn’t always a given with high pivot bikes. In our humble opinion, the Trek Slash 2024 is the next evolutionary stage of high pivot bikes, bringing all the advantages of a high pivot suspension design while at the same time eliminating most of its drawbacks.

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Our conclusions about the new 2024 Trek Slash

The new Trek Slash 2024 offers agile, balanced handling and combines it with all the positive traits of a high pivot suspension design, ensuring excellent composure and a plush ride. If you like to open the taps on gnarly enduro trails, we recommend upgrading a few components. This will allow you to boost the Slash’s trail performance enormously with relatively little effort and at a reasonable price. The new Slash slaps a huge smile on your face, whether you’re going for a quick post-work ride on your home trails, racing enduro in the Alps or lapping park tracks – and also makes a great companion for the occasional flowing trail.

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  • Integrated, confidence inspiring riding position
  • Combines excellent composure and agility
  • Potent suspension provides plenty of pop and reserves
  • Practical features like the integrated storage compartment and mini-tool

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  • Spec has some blemishes
  • Idler pulley grinds lightly when pedalling uphill

For more info, visit Trek’s website.

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Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 review | Enduro Bike of the Year contender

Trek’s high-pivot, big-travel Slash 8 boasts good value and promises a lot on the trail

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Robin Weaver

Composed feel at speed; climbs really well; great geometry; shock tunes helps it feel lively and playful; solid spec for the money

Tyres struggle in mud and aren’t tough enough; fork requires careful tuning to compensate for performance limitations

Trek has historically done well in our Enduro Bike of the Year category, with the Slash taking top honours back in 2021.

The latest Slash Gen 6 frames feature a high-pivot suspension design to deliver the 170mm of rear-wheel travel, come with a mixed-wheel setup as standard and offer up plenty of suspension and geometry adjustment.

On top of that, the new Slash also gets the standard lower, longer and slacker treatment in a bid to make this a genuine World enduro race winner.

The Slash 8 is the cheapest of the seven-bike Gen 6 line-up, uses an aluminium frame and comes with some solid parts from the likes of Shimano and Fox.

Although it's the cheapest of the eight bikes in my Enduro Bike of the Year test, it really packs a punch on the trail, with a ride that stands out for all the right reasons.

It’s sprightlier than expected and more playful too, but get stuck into the really rough stuff and it’s impressive just how well the rear end smooths out the trail.

Push too hard, though, and some of the spec choices start to hold this otherwise impressive rig back.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 frame and suspension details

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

The Slash 8 Gen 6 is made from Trek’s Alpha Platinum Aluminium, sports a plethora of rubberised driveside frame protection to help quieten chain slap and has under-belly guards to fend off rock strikes.

High-pivot designs are nothing new to Trek (the Diesel downhill bike was released more than 20 years ago), though they tend not to feature on bikes that need to be pedalled a lot.

That’s all changed with the latest Slash Gen 6 frame, which – you guessed it – now sports a high main pivot.

The bike continues to use Trek’s ABP (Active Braking Pivot) suspension layout, which sees the chain and seatstay pivot concentric to the rear wheel axle. That equates to a single pivot with a linkage-actuated rear shock.

The high main pivot creates a rearward axle path, designed to deal better with momentum killing square-edge hits.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

In total, Trek says this moves a maximum of 18mm back from its starting point (growing the effective chainstay measurement) at around 135mm into the 170mm of rear-wheel travel before continuing to arc upwards and forwards for the remainder.

With 30 per cent sag, it’s estimated that the effective chainstay length will have increased by 11mm, sitting at around 440mm.

A massive upper idler helps to mitigate pedal kickback – a result of the rearward axle movement.

The lower idler cog is designed to take tension off the rear derailleur. This is not only to help it continue to shift properly and more efficiently, but to increase suspension sensitivity (because the lower section of the chain isn’t trying to extend the derailleur against its clutch mechanism).

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

Sizes small through to large need a standard 126-link chain, while the XL requires an extra-long 128-link chain.

To ensure the Slash Gen 6 can work with a coil-sprung shock , there’s a flip chip in the lower shock mount that enables you to increase the level of progression across the 170mm of travel from 20 to 25 per cent.

There’s also some integrated down tube storage for stashing essentials out of the way.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 geometry details

Three quarter pack shot of the Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

Trek offers the Slash Gen 6 in small, medium, medium/large, large and extra-large sizes.

The size small comes with 27.5in wheel front and back, while all other sizes use a 29in front and 27.5in rear wheel as standard.

There’s the option to switch to a larger rear wheel, although you’ll need to purchase a different lower shock mount to do so (£29.99).

Likewise, if you’re keen on altering the head angle, Trek sells aftermarket angled headset cups (plus or minus 1 degree) for £27.49.

I measured the Slash 8 to sport a slack head angle of 63.4 degrees, with a front centre of 790mm.

The seat tube angle is steep at 77.7 degrees, and the effective top tube quite compact for a size medium at 578mm.

Reach isn’t the longest at 448mm, but thanks to the compact seat tube lengths (400mm on the medium) across the size range, many riders will be able to size up if they’re looking for a roomier ride.

On paper, the Slash’s chainstay length looks really short at 429mm, but remember, as the bike drops through its travel, the rear axle moves backwards, effectively increasing this figure.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 specification

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

Trek has been smart with where it has spent the budget on the Slash 8.

Shimano XT gearing is great to see on this level of bike, and it’s no issue that this has been made possible in part thanks to the use of the lower-spec Deore crankset.

The brakes are also from Shimano, in the shape of Deore M6100 levers and four-piston M6120 calipers.

Taking care of the 170mm of travel at the front is a Fox 36 Rhythm fork, which uses the brand’s cheapest and most simplistic GRIP damper with limited adjustment compared to the pricier GRIP2 equivalent found on more expensive mountain bike forks .

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

This is matched to a Float X Performance rear shock.

In-house parts brand, Bontrager takes care of just about everything else, including the bar and stem. Unlike the pricier Slash 9.9 X0 AXS T-Type , it doesn’t use Trek's one-piece bar and stem, which is a plus in my eyes.

Bontrager also provides the wheels and XR5 Team Issue tyres.

All in, the medium Slash 8 Gen 6 on test weighed 17.01kg without pedals.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 ride impressions

Male rider in purple top riding the Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

I tested the Slash 8 on a wide variety of trails dotted around the Forest of Dean, South Wales and BikePark Wales.

These spanned from flowy jump lines through to hand-cut, steep, technical, natural descents, along with plenty of high-speed, rough-and-ready bike park tracks thrown in for good measure.

This enabled me to develop a thorough understanding of what the Slash 8 is good at and where it struggles.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 setup

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

Setup was quite straightforward, settling on 30 per cent sag for my 68kg weight with 147psi in the spring and the rebound damping left fully open. However, the fork became more of a puzzle as time progressed.

Initially, I settled on 71psi in the fork’s air spring, with only a couple of clicks of rebound damping wound on (from fully open). This offered masses of comfort and a decent level of traction.

As time went by and I felt more comfortable on the Trek, I had to increase the spring pressure and rebound damping to try to raise the level of support on offer.

I finished with 75.5psi in the air spring and no volume spacers.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 climbing performance

Male rider in purple top riding the Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

The Trek’s seated position is upright and comfortable, thanks to the steep seat tube angle.

It’s not particularly stretched out, though, due to the relatively short effective top tube and stumpy 35mm stem.

I wasn’t ever uncomfortable and didn’t feel cramped, but I noticed that compact position occasionally when scaling steeper, technical inclines. At 172cm, I think I could comfortably go up a frame size and negate these issues, though.

However, that’s not the headline here. What takes all the attention is how well this long-travel big hitter pedals.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

Get cranking and the rear shock stays spookily still while you tick off the vertical metres. It helps that the tyres roll pretty quickly, too, limiting drag and injecting a bit of get up and go into proceedings.

With so little movement from the back end, you can leave the shock’s low-speed compression lever well alone because you don’t need it.

On every climb I tried, the Slash 8 felt the sprightliest and most energetic when pointed uphill, which is quite surprising considering its weight. It’s only when faced with soft mud that progress is stifled, due to the rear tyre lacking enough bite to generate grip and spinning up easier than others.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 descending performance

Male rider in purple top riding the Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

That energetic feel translates instantly to the trail when descending, too.

Trek has nailed the rear shock tune with this bike, producing a seriously capable bump gulper that helps generate traction when needed, but never sucks the fun out of even the tamest of tracks.

The fast-rolling tyres play a part in all of this, but the comfortable, well-balanced suspension helps the Slash remain playful, agile and, most importantly, fun when skimming through undulations and gapping rollers.

Speed seems to come easily, even when boosting in and out of slow-paced turns. Pick-up from the rear hub is quick and dumping gears quickly thanks to the precise XT shifter and derailleur is rapid when you find yourself wanting to inject even more speed to proceedings.

Square-edge what?

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

Pummel into faster, rougher sections of trail and the back end of the Slash really starts to shine.

The high-pivot design does a great job of scalping the peaks of the ugliest square-edge hits, helping you to stay online and composed at speed.

It’s this sensation that builds confidence and encourages you to ride faster. However, this is when you’ll start to reach the limits of the fork and tyres.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

The Fox 36 Rhythm fork, with its GRIP damper, is one of the comfiest suspension forks on the market. But push it hard and you’ll be left puzzling over how to best balance that comfort with support.

My initial starting point delivered a beautifully supple ride, but lacked support when riding faster tracks, causing the front end to drop away with higher-load compressions and landings, and upsetting overall balance.

Upping the spring pressure and adding volume spacers helps here, but reduces overall comfort. The basic compression dial doesn’t exactly enable fine-tuning.

To unlock the full potential of the Slash 8, you’d be best to get the fork professionally tuned (roughly £120 for a service, plus £50 for custom tuning) so it can better handle being ridden hard without compromising that impressive comfort too much.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

Similarly, I found myself incrementally adding pressure to the tyres , too, because they’re not as supportive or as tough as the best mountain bike tyres . This was largely because I found myself burping the rear tyre all too easily.

Thanks to the supple suspension, I didn’t find this to impact comfort too much, but you can feel the effects in terms of traction, especially when tackling anything remotely wet.

Swapping to your preferred tyre combo from the get-go should be high on your to-do list. You might want to ditch the chunky, wide-diameter grips while you’re at it.

Mega momentum

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

Despite those niggles, I never failed to have fun riding the Slash 8 and was always impressed by how well it could maintain speed.

On rough, high-speed tracks littered with rocks ready to sap your speed, the Trek always managed to retain incredible pace.

The back end beavers away tirelessly to isolate you from the worst impacts, enabling you to remain centred on the bike and focused on your line.

Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

When speed started to dwindle, I had sufficient support, enabling me to pump undulations and compression in a bid to boost speed. However, I’d argue the Slash isn’t as direct and punchy in that sense as some of its rivals.

The geometry isn’t as lengthy or as raked out as some, but it still feels a confident bike to ride, even more so if you swap to grippier tyres.

Through the turns, the low 340mm bottom bracket helps to keep things suitably stable, while the suspension tracks the terrain almost effortlessly.

How does the Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 compare?

Transition Spire Alloy NX

As the second most expensive bike within the Enduro Bike of the Year test, I’m going to compare the Slash 8 to the Transition Spire Alloy NX.

The Spire costs £50 more and comes with the same rear shock and a Marzocchi Z1 fork with the same GRIP damper.

But while the Slash features pricier Shimano XT gearing, the Spire has SRAM’s NX Eagle transmission. This proved to be clunkier and more problematic to keep running smoothly after months of riding in grim conditions.

The Spire suffers from the same fork issues as the Slash – impressive comfort but lacking in high-speed support when you really start pushing the bike.

Both bikes climb well, but the Slash feels a little punchier when grinding its way uphill.

On the descents, while the Spire offers a smooth ride, it can’t quite compete with the supple high-pivot bump-eating back end of the Slash.

The Slash is, overall, a comfier ride, too, with more feedback coming through the front end of the Spire when battering through repeated hits.

Enduro Bike of the Year 2024 | How we tested

The expectations resting on the shoulders of any enduro bike couldn’t be heavier. Creating a bike capable of tackling just about any trail revolves around smart choices and compromise.

In the simplest terms, enduro riding and racing is all about winching your way up to the top of a hill or mountain, then tackling an often-challenging descent.

These bikes are designed to excel at downhills.

How a bike handles the climb isn’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to overall performance, but pedalling efficiency and seated geometry still need to be factored in.

When it comes to geometry, we’re looking for stability and composure, but without dulling playfulness and agility.

A balanced suspension system creates a stable ride, but engineers also need to factor in the right amount of support for the rider to push against when pumping the terrain, and enough sensitivity to ensure the tyres can maximise traction on just about any surface.

Over a three-month period, all the bikes in this category were ridden back-to-back, as well as in different orders, in a bid to eke out every difference between them.

The trails in question varied from steep, natural downhill tracks and forest singletrack through to the high speeds and hefty impacts of BikePark Wales.

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Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 bottom line

Male rider in purple top riding the Trek Slash 8 Gen 6 full suspension mountain bike

The Trek is a seriously smooth operator and really impressive for the cash.

Supple, well-balanced suspension and some really solid gear choices make it a formidable bike on the hills.

The fact that it has so much travel and a high-pivot, but climbs like a much lighter, shorter-travel machine is a massive bonus.

Push hard and the fork can’t keep up with the shock – and lacks the same level of composure at really high speeds. Meanwhile, the tyres are best suited to trail-centre pootling rather than full-on enduro riding and racing.

Swap the tyres and get the fork tuned to optimise performance and the Slash 8 Gen 6 will be an absolute rocket ship on the toughest of trails.

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Is the move to high-pivot a backward step or a forward leap.

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The Trek Slash has been a mainstay in the enduro scene for more than a decade, known for its prowess on technical terrain and ability to inspire confidence.  

The 2024 Slash 9.8 GX AXS T-Type Gen 6 is great looking bike. It’s got great components and the high pivot suspension platform, which is the feature of the new 2024 revamped design, looks well executed.

Trek hasn’t strayed far from the Slash’s iconic silhouette, other than the elevated chainstay and idler-routed chain line of its new high-pivot design.   

The full carbon frame along with Trek’s in-house carbon wheelset and cockpit make for a sleek-looking package.  

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The integrated storage in the downtube is huge, providing plenty of volume for snacks and tools. The provided tool pouch is a nice touch, keeping everything secure and quiet.  

The real eye-catcher is the new high-pivot suspension design, a bold departure from Trek’s traditional four-bar, split-pivot platform. The new layout promises to gobble up square-edge hits while keeping some of the characteristics of the model’s earlier iterations.  

The geometry is definitely gravity-focused, with a slack 63.3-degree head angle, a 488mm reach and a 1277mm wheelbase (size large). This translates to a planted, stable feel on steep descents, while the steeper 77-degree virtual (73.8-degrees actual) seat tube angle promises a comfortable climbing position.   

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The Slash 9.8 Gen 6 we tested came equipped with a solid mix of high-end and reliable options, including a SRAM GX AXS T-Type drivetrain and a RockShox ZEB Select+ fork and Vivid Select+ shock. Brakes are SRAM Code Bronze paired with 200mm SRAM CentreLine rotors.  The recommended New Zealand retail price for this mid-range model is $10,999.

There’s a Shimano version of the 9.8, if you prefer that flavour, which gets an XT groupset and costs about $1000 more.

The dropper post has a 200mm drop as you’d expect on an enduro bike designed to tackle the steepest descents. Anything shorter is unacceptable.

The weight on my home scales was 16.6kg, including pedals.  

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Frist impressions riding the Slash uphill were surprising—it’s a better climber than you’d expect. I felt immediately comfortable scrambling up single track and pedalling the 4WD road at Makara Peak. There was little noticeable drag or noise from the idler or the lower chain-tensioner, although this increased slightly as the chain became more gummed up with dirt on longer, muddy rides.   

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Dropping in is where the Slash shows its true colours. The slack geometry translates to incredible stability on steep chutes. It’s playful but planted and predictable, letting you focus on shredding, not surviving.   

The new 170mm-travel high-pivot suspension eats up bumps and roots with ease, offering a bottomless feel.  

The Slash also feels stable in the air—whether jumping large tabletops or sending drops, the suspension platform soaks it all up.  

Conditions were wet on the trails around the Wellington region during my test period, which wasn’t ideal for throwing the Slash down the trails it deserves, but I did manage to get a good run at the grade 5s around town.

‘It’s playful but planted and predictable, letting you focus on shredding, not surviving.’

I struggled with the wooden feel of the stock Bontrager SE5 Team Issue tyres, particularly in the wet. Changing to softer rubber made a big difference to handling and confidence.   

The stiffness of the full carbon frame, wheels and bars also took a bit of getting used to—some of the rougher tracks sent a lot of feedback through the bike.  

The Sram Code Bronze brakes were the other weak point for me—the lever feel was heavy, and they seemed either on or off, which is not ideal on wet roots.  

By the end of the test period, however, I had ironed out all the quirks and was really enjoying the Slash.

The high pivot suspension ate up small and medium square-edged hits while providing good support, and—get this—the chain stayed on. I was surprised, considering the online furore.   

Overall, the new Slash is a much more capable machine than its predecessors, although far more focused on trails at the gnarlier end of the spectrum.

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Who’s the Slash For?  

This isn’t a bike for casual riders or weight weenies. The Slash is for aggressive riders who love the steeps and demand a bike that can handle anything they throw at it. If you live for steep descents, technical climbs, and demanding singletrack, the Slash will be your loyal companion on your shredding expeditions.  

2024 Trek Slash 9.8 GX AXS T-Type Gen 6 RRP NZ$10,999

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  • Frame Alpha Platinum Aluminum, ABP, Full Floater, EVO link, E2 tapered head tube, Mino Link, internal derailleur & dropper post routing, down tube guard, PF89.5, ISCG 05, 160mm travel
  • Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite Tubeless Ready, TLR strips, 15mm front, 142x12 rear
  • Wheel Size 27.5"
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Thanks for posting the pictures! I guess you don't have any intel on the carbon models? I'm curious to know if they plan to steepen up the seat tube to match the aluminum model.  

Doubt they'd steepen the STA on the carbon models since new molds cost a lot of money. Trek is probably waiting for a complete redesign or total update to address the slack STA on the carbon models. So for MY 2021, we'll probably see a new Slash with new geo, and hopefully, no more Re:Aktiv. Or who knows? Maybe the updated carbon Slash will be one with a steeper STA and stick around for another 3-5 years. Trek is killing it with these sweet as paint jobs though. Every new model I've seen has fantastic paint schemes.  

The Trek Fuel EX, Trek Remedy, and Trek Slash were all new bikes for 2017. The Remedy was updated last year. Rumor has the Fuel EX being updated to 140mm/140mm for 2020. I'm not sure Trek would leave only the Slash as not being updated since 2017. Long travel enduro 29ers are very popular right now.  

If the Slash is redesigned I hope they keep it 160mm/150mm travel.  

The 2020 Slash models are now showing on the Australian site. Carbon models look unchanged from last year. Only black models for the 9.8 & 9.9 in Australia and 2 colour options for the Slash 8. No 9.7 option for Australia. Slash 8- https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/...lash-8-29/p/24328/?colorCode=reddark_pinkdark Slash 9.8- https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/...s/slash/slash-9-8-29/p/28516/?colorCode=black Slash 9.9- https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/...s/slash/slash-9-9-29/p/28517/?colorCode=black  

aaroncob said: The 2020 Slash models are now showing on the Australian site. Carbon models look unchanged from last year. Only black models for the 9.8 & 9.9 in Australia and 2 colour options for the Slash 8. No 9.7 option for Australia. Slash 8- https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/...lash-8-29/p/24328/?colorCode=reddark_pinkdark Slash 9.8- https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/...s/slash/slash-9-8-29/p/28516/?colorCode=black Slash 9.9- https://www.trekbikes.com/au/en_AU/...s/slash/slash-9-9-29/p/28517/?colorCode=black Click to expand...

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Whelp that's sad. Looks like the Slash 8 is a better bike than the carbon models for another year. I didn't think Trek would leave the development cycle this long given their history.  

Yeah I'm very surprised too. Seat tube angle has become one of the most talked about points on a modern mountain bike, and the Slash carbon is still lacking in this regard. I bought my 19 Slash 8 over a 18 9.7 for this reason. The bikes were the same price with a sale and less then a pound difference in weight. I got better components on the Slash 8 too. I wonder how the Fuel EX will end up.  

I think to do it correctly the whole bike needs to be designed around the steeper seat tube angle. If you look at the aluminum vs the carbon Slash, Trek only changed the seat tube angle. Therefore the effective top tube length went down by 10mm, so you are actually closer to the bars than you would be. I also think seat tube angle may matter more for longer legged riders. The further you have your seat out of the seat post, the further back over the rear wheel you are. I'm 6ft with a 34in inseam. I tried the XL and it just felt too big. So I went with a large, but need to have the seat pretty far up.  

That's a good point. I'm 5-10 and riding a 19.5, but I have a super long inseam for my height (also 34 inches), so I have a ton of seatpost sticking out as well.  

Kind of a bummer they are still pushing the RS/Trek thru-shaft. I found this shock to be seriously lackluster vs other options. It could be somewhat improved if they changed the tune, but when Trek's own team isn't using it why do they push it on the consumer. And I'm somewhat jealous of that new 8 color  

jselwyn said: Kind of a bummer they are still pushing the RS/Trek thru-shaft. I found this shock to be seriously lackluster vs other options. Click to expand...

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Thru shaft is cool in theory, but the DPX2/DHX2/X2 look to accomplish similar results.... sooooo much better. Interestingly and anecdotally, someone at our store just took off their thru-shaft shock , bought a take off non thru-shaft version of the otherwise identical re:activ shock..... says it's way better. lol.  

^^^Well, it is brand new......and they just paid money for it.......  

needs a shorter seat tube and more post insertion  

Meh, disappointing. Pretty much outdated in every way now.  

Because of the STA? Hardly. You still have a progressive and slack bike.  

Haha, hardly - I rode the Slash extensively when it came out, it was hardly cutting edge even then, common sense could see the SA wasnt good, even when the industry was still working out that taller guys didn't like a saddle in line with the rear axle... The other gains of most enduro race bikes puts it totally out of the picture now.  

FEX 2020 is 140/130 Slash is not different besides full carbon frame and 1 or 2 spec changes  

So can we change that thread title to 2021 Trek Slash. I wish for: -170mm front / 160-170mm out back -progressiv Geo numbers -Swat box -coil shock Thanks  

....and steeper actual STA. If I just hit my dropper switch nothing happens, I have to push the saddle forward a little to get it moving. And as it drops it shifts my weight so far forward my rear tire often loses grip. It could probably benefit from a lower BB as well.  

I'm not sure if this is old news, but I just saw that the Slash will be coming to Project One. I really like to what Project One colour the "red" one in the link bellow is: https://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/fea...h-Coming-Soon-to-Project-One,131883/sspomer,2  

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I really don't dig that new paint job. I do but I don't. Could've been A LOT better if it was all maroon or all red and I could still read TREK on the downtube and not just TR. The latter is what bothers me the most. I like trek and I like the name to pop out. Sick bike though!  

I agree, the graphics leave a lot to be desired! Who wants to ride a Tr bike!🤣 I wish more colors were available black is so worn out, guess I’ll paint my own if I ever buy a new Tr bike! My fuel ex I did a graphics kit, and I’m about to do the same to my Remedy, just wish for more choices when I buy a slash 8!  

Get frame only and build it. Black/white never gets old.  

Has anyone put a set of 40mm external rims,35 internal width rim with a 2.8 tire in front and a 2.6 in the rear? I have the fuel ex plus with 2.8 tires and love it! I can only imagine the slash would be stellar with 29” wheels and mid fat tires for us old guys that like the extra stability.  

Sounds heavy and draggy but that should bomb on the descents!  

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Griff76 said: Really liking my newly acquired Slash 8 - 2019 model. 18.5 Size. It has a few little upgrades: Maxxis Assegai and Agressor, Shimano 4 piston brakes with Iicetech rotors. Renthal fatbar 40mm rise. RockShox megneg can and Charger2.0 damper making it a Lyrik. 165mm cranks. Allmountainstyle protection.The MegNeg makes a huge difference. I for one have always liked the reActive Shock - coming from a 2018 Remedy. The Slash rode a little harsher in the rear but the meg neg has softened the initial stroke and increased bottom out resistance by a huge amount. I've taken the two tokens out of the shock, and now I'm just running two bands in the negative chamber - feels perfect. View attachment 1288905 View attachment 1288907 View attachment 1288909 View attachment 1288911 View attachment 1288913 View attachment 1288915 View attachment 1288917 View attachment 1288919 Click to expand...

I weigh 148lbs or 67 kg - fairly light. Stock can I ran 150psi and still running out of travel - now I run 184psi. MegNeg has mag a huge difference.  

Thanks! I weight 223lbs. I've tried 3 bands and 2 bands. I think I'll drop to 1 band and see how she does. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk  

I do have the bands lubricated and the o-ring in place. I think I just need a firmer tune to be honest. I cycle the shock every 50psi as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk  

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