TREK SLASH 8 GEN 6 MTB BIKE 2024 - MARIANAS BLUE

TREK SLASH 8 GEN 6 MTB BIKE 2024 - MARIANAS BLUE

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The Slash 8 is an enduro mountain bike that's built for pressing the send button again and again. It's built on a high-pivot platform with 170 mm or front and rear travel that boosts traction for punchy climb stages and keeps stability a priority when you point it straight down. A mixed set-up with a 29˝ front and 27.5˝ rear wheel keep handling playful, and it comes equipped with a Shimano XT drivetrain for clean shifts no matter where you ride.

Key Features

  • Internal Frame Storage: Keep your riding essentials handy at all times with no riding pack.
  • Long 170 mm/170 mm Front and Rear TravelMore than enough for stomping big jumps and cleaning rock gardens
  • 12-Speed XT Drivetrain: Winch the steepest climbs and shred the next descent.

​Full Specification

  • Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium, high main pivot, idler pulley, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, Mino Link adjustable geometry, adjustable leverage rate, integrated frame protection, internal routing, magnesium rocker link, ISCG 05, Active Braking Pivot, UDH, 148x12 mm thru axle, 170 mm travel
  • Rear Shock: Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 230 mm x 65 mm
  • Fork: Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt-X axle, 170 mm travel
  • Gear Shifters: Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
  • Chainset: Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55 mm chain line, 165 mm length
  • Chainrings: 30T
  • Rear Cassette: Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
  • Chain: Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
  • Front Derailleur: N/A
  • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100, long cage
  • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-MT501 BSA
  • Pedals: Not supplied
  • Rims: Bontrager TLR
  • Front Hub: Bontrager Line Comp 30, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
  • Rear Hub: Bontrager Line Comp 30
  • Front Tyre: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.50"
  • Rear Tyre: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 27.5 x 2.50"
  • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc
  • Handlebars: Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width
  • Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on
  • Headset: Trek Fuel EX 2023 Headset, Semi-Integrated Upper Cup, elongated shape to allow conversion to Angle Adjust headset, for use with standard Angular Contact Bearings
  • Stem: Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 35 mm length
  • Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
  • Seatpost: Bontrager Line Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 310 - 450 mm length
  • Accessories: Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag
  • Weight: M - 16.50 kg / 36.38 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)

    We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colours, materials and pricing. Due to supply chain issues, compatible parts may be substituted at any time without notice.

    Bike and frame weights are based on pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.


     

    How to Build Your Bike

    Aftercare

    After the first few weeks of use, the whole bike will settle down. As a result, the gears may need tweaking, some nuts and bolts may need tightening and you may well need to check the adjustment of the saddle and handlebars.

    CABLE STRETCH

    Gears

    Cable stretch tends to occur shortly after a new bike has been ridden a few times. A rear derailleur that we have tuned to hit every gear, nicely and quietly, may now not be making each shift causing a sensation and sound of “being in between gears”. Generally you may have to shift up, or shift down a couple times to quiet it down and settle the derailleur into a “happy gear”. A front derailleur may no longer want to shift all the way onto the big ring or will require a much firmer push to get it there. It is advisable to get the cable tension adjusted as soon as this happens either by your local bike shop. This tune up is considered a necessary part of any bicycles maintenance schedule and as such should not be ignored.

    Brakes

    Your brakes will also be affected by cable stretch (provided of course that they are NOT hydraulic in which case this does not apply). The symptom here is that they usually start to feel quite loose. i.e. you have to pull the lever much further back or harder in order to get the same stopping power you once had. This is partly why new bikes come with a first free service. If your brakes start feeling a little spongy after a few weeks, you can adjust them at the barrel or the clamp or ask a mechanic at your local bike shop to do it for you.

    DISC BRAKES

    New disc brakes won’t deliver their full power until the rotor and pads have bedded in. SRAM has a really good guide for bedding in disc brakes: “Accelerate the bike to a moderate speed and then firmly applying the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process 20 times. Then accelerate the bike to a faster speed and apply the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process ten times. It’s important that during this process you never come to a complete stop or lock up the wheels at any point.” Doing this process should drastically improve the performance of your brakes and prepare them for many happy rides.

    CRANKS

    Check the cranks and crank bolts or nut for tightness; grab a crank arm in each hand and try to wiggle them to check for looseness. If there is play in the cranks, the nuts or bolts may need to be tightened. Cranks should be checked after every ride for the first week.

    HEADSET

    A loose headset can be diagnosed by turning the front wheel to point left or right, holding the front brake on, and then rocking the bike backwards and forwards. Hold your fingers between the stem and the frame. Any movement indicates that you need to tighten the headset.

    SADDLE

    Check your seat post is not loose and that you have not exceeded the limit marked on the seat post. Once you have checked these, use an allen key to tighten the seat post clamp. Check the seat is secure by giving it another check once you have finished.

    STEM

    Check that your front wheel and stem do not move independently, and that your handlebar clamp bolts are tight. Perform this check by standing in front of the bike, holding the front wheel between your knees, and twisting the handlebars. You can prevent any movement by tightening the stem bolts and the handlebar clamp with an allen key.

    SUSPENSION FORKS

    Keeping your mountain bike’s suspension maintained is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting all the performance you can out of your bike. Plus, giving your fork and shock a few seconds of attention here and there can prevent costly repairs or even replacements.

    Dirt is the number one enemy of suspension. After every ride make sure to wipe the seal area and stanchions of your fork and shock. Wipe in a horizontal motion, not vertical as you don’t want to force any debris towards the seals.

    Every few rides double check that your suspension sag is correct, as well as your rebound and compression adjustments. If something has changed, or the adjustments aren’t working as before, some maintenance is likely due.

    Working on your bike at home can seem daunting, and we'd always recommend you take your bike to a qualified mechanic if possible.

     

    TREK SLASH 8 GEN 6 MTB BIKE 2024 - MARIANAS BLUE

    TREK SLASH 8 GEN 6 MTB BIKE 2024 - MARIANAS BLUE

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    Product Description

    The Slash 8 is an enduro mountain bike that's built for pressing the send button again and again. It's built on a high-pivot platform with 170 mm or front and rear travel that boosts traction for punchy climb stages and keeps stability a priority when you point it straight down. A mixed set-up with a 29˝ front and 27.5˝ rear wheel keep handling playful, and it comes equipped with a Shimano XT drivetrain for clean shifts no matter where you ride.

    Key Features

    • Internal Frame Storage: Keep your riding essentials handy at all times with no riding pack.
    • Long 170 mm/170 mm Front and Rear TravelMore than enough for stomping big jumps and cleaning rock gardens
    • 12-Speed XT Drivetrain: Winch the steepest climbs and shred the next descent.

    ​Full Specification

    • Frame: Alpha Platinum Aluminium, high main pivot, idler pulley, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, Mino Link adjustable geometry, adjustable leverage rate, integrated frame protection, internal routing, magnesium rocker link, ISCG 05, Active Braking Pivot, UDH, 148x12 mm thru axle, 170 mm travel
    • Rear Shock: Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 230 mm x 65 mm
    • Fork: Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt-X axle, 170 mm travel
    • Gear Shifters: Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
    • Chainset: Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55 mm chain line, 165 mm length
    • Chainrings: 30T
    • Rear Cassette: Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
    • Chain: Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed
    • Front Derailleur: N/A
    • Rear Derailleur: Shimano XT M8100, long cage
    • Bottom Bracket: Shimano BB-MT501 BSA
    • Pedals: Not supplied
    • Rims: Bontrager TLR
    • Front Hub: Bontrager Line Comp 30, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
    • Rear Hub: Bontrager Line Comp 30
    • Front Tyre: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.50"
    • Rear Tyre: Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 27.5 x 2.50"
    • Brakes: Shimano XT M8120 4-piston hydraulic disc
    • Handlebars: Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width
    • Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on
    • Headset: Trek Fuel EX 2023 Headset, Semi-Integrated Upper Cup, elongated shape to allow conversion to Angle Adjust headset, for use with standard Angular Contact Bearings
    • Stem: Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 35 mm length
    • Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width
    • Seatpost: Bontrager Line Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 310 - 450 mm length
    • Accessories: Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag
    • Weight: M - 16.50 kg / 36.38 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)

      We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colours, materials and pricing. Due to supply chain issues, compatible parts may be substituted at any time without notice.

      Bike and frame weights are based on pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.


       

      How to Build Your Bike

      Aftercare

      After the first few weeks of use, the whole bike will settle down. As a result, the gears may need tweaking, some nuts and bolts may need tightening and you may well need to check the adjustment of the saddle and handlebars.

      CABLE STRETCH

      Gears

      Cable stretch tends to occur shortly after a new bike has been ridden a few times. A rear derailleur that we have tuned to hit every gear, nicely and quietly, may now not be making each shift causing a sensation and sound of “being in between gears”. Generally you may have to shift up, or shift down a couple times to quiet it down and settle the derailleur into a “happy gear”. A front derailleur may no longer want to shift all the way onto the big ring or will require a much firmer push to get it there. It is advisable to get the cable tension adjusted as soon as this happens either by your local bike shop. This tune up is considered a necessary part of any bicycles maintenance schedule and as such should not be ignored.

      Brakes

      Your brakes will also be affected by cable stretch (provided of course that they are NOT hydraulic in which case this does not apply). The symptom here is that they usually start to feel quite loose. i.e. you have to pull the lever much further back or harder in order to get the same stopping power you once had. This is partly why new bikes come with a first free service. If your brakes start feeling a little spongy after a few weeks, you can adjust them at the barrel or the clamp or ask a mechanic at your local bike shop to do it for you.

      DISC BRAKES

      New disc brakes won’t deliver their full power until the rotor and pads have bedded in. SRAM has a really good guide for bedding in disc brakes: “Accelerate the bike to a moderate speed and then firmly applying the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process 20 times. Then accelerate the bike to a faster speed and apply the brakes until you are at walking speed. Repeat this process ten times. It’s important that during this process you never come to a complete stop or lock up the wheels at any point.” Doing this process should drastically improve the performance of your brakes and prepare them for many happy rides.

      CRANKS

      Check the cranks and crank bolts or nut for tightness; grab a crank arm in each hand and try to wiggle them to check for looseness. If there is play in the cranks, the nuts or bolts may need to be tightened. Cranks should be checked after every ride for the first week.

      HEADSET

      A loose headset can be diagnosed by turning the front wheel to point left or right, holding the front brake on, and then rocking the bike backwards and forwards. Hold your fingers between the stem and the frame. Any movement indicates that you need to tighten the headset.

      SADDLE

      Check your seat post is not loose and that you have not exceeded the limit marked on the seat post. Once you have checked these, use an allen key to tighten the seat post clamp. Check the seat is secure by giving it another check once you have finished.

      STEM

      Check that your front wheel and stem do not move independently, and that your handlebar clamp bolts are tight. Perform this check by standing in front of the bike, holding the front wheel between your knees, and twisting the handlebars. You can prevent any movement by tightening the stem bolts and the handlebar clamp with an allen key.

      SUSPENSION FORKS

      Keeping your mountain bike’s suspension maintained is one of the best ways to ensure you’re getting all the performance you can out of your bike. Plus, giving your fork and shock a few seconds of attention here and there can prevent costly repairs or even replacements.

      Dirt is the number one enemy of suspension. After every ride make sure to wipe the seal area and stanchions of your fork and shock. Wipe in a horizontal motion, not vertical as you don’t want to force any debris towards the seals.

      Every few rides double check that your suspension sag is correct, as well as your rebound and compression adjustments. If something has changed, or the adjustments aren’t working as before, some maintenance is likely due.

      Working on your bike at home can seem daunting, and we'd always recommend you take your bike to a qualified mechanic if possible.