Trek Slash 7 27.5 - 2016

Trek's Slash 7 27.5 is made for gravity riders who aren't afraid of a little pedaling. The super stiff aluminum frame charges hard with a tapered head tube and Trek's proven ABP rear end thast is stout with a 142x12mm thru axle. With 160mm ...(Read More)

Trek Slash 7 27.5
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Trek's Slash 7 27.5 is made for gravity riders who aren't afraid of a little pedaling. The super stiff aluminum frame charges hard with a tapered head tube and Trek's proven ABP rear end thast is stout with a 142x12mm thru axle. With 160mm of suspension from a RockShox Pike RC fork, you're emboldened to push it past the envelope and come out clean on the other side. Because you usually have to climb to the top, the Slash features a RockShox Monarch RL DebonAir shock and Full Floater suspension that supplies an efficient pedaling platform. On the way down, the suspension devours everything from braking bumps to overshot transitions with almost bottomless travel. Key specs include the tubeless-ready, 27.5-inch Bonty wheels and tires, SRAM/Race Face 2x10 gearing, KS dropper post, and Shimano's trusted brakes.

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.


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Specs

Frame Trek Alpha Platinum Series aluminum w/Full Floater, E2, PF89.5, ABP, 160mm-travel
Fork RockShox Pike RC Solo Air, 15mm Maxle Ultimate, 160mm-travel
Rear Shock RockShox Monarch RL DebonAir w/lockout
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Duster Elite, tubeless-ready
Tires Bontrager XR4 Expert, 27.5 x 2.35
Crankset Race Face Ride
Chainrings 36/22
Front Derailleur SRAM X7
Rear Derailleur SRAM X9, Type 2
Rear Cogs SRAM PG-1020, 10-speed: 11-36
Shifters SRAM X7
Handlebars Bontrager Rhythm Elite
Tape/Grips Bontrager Rhythm, dual lock-on
Stem Bontrager Rhythm Comp
Brake Levers Shimano Deore
Brakes Shimano Deore M615 hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Evoke 2
Seatpost KS eThirty Integra dropper

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4.5

(based on 2 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Awesome suspension 
  • Durable 
  • Excellent descender 
  • Powerful 
  • Beast Descender 

Cons

  • Easy bending rim 
  • Hard going uphill 
  • Not durable 
  • Slow dropper post 
  • Very heavy 

Best Uses

  • Downhill 
  • Enduro Ridingfreeride 

REVIEWS

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4

Pretty Nice

By 

from San Jose, CA

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Excellent Descender
  • Awesome Suspension
  • Durable

Cons

  • Easy Bending Rim
  • Very Heavy
  • Hard Going Uphill
  • Slow Dropper Post
  • Fragile

Best Uses

  • Downhill

Comments:

It is pretty good but was little heavy. Also, note that the wheels/rim bend quickly but it is a very good bike to go downhill. Overall, it is definitely an outstanding bike. If you are comfortable with spending a little more money, I would think that Trek session, Trek Slash 8, or Trek Slash 9 are better choices.

 
5

Slashgasm

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from san marcos

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Stylish
  • Great Climber
  • Powerful
  • Beast Descender

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Enduro Ridingfreeride

Comments:

bike is great for someone that can handle a little more aggressive downhill riding.

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