Trek unveils all-new carbon Slash

World’s best Enduro racing squad happy to share new Slash with the masses

 

(Waterloo, WI) – Trek’s latest edition of the descent-hungry, 160mm enduro specialist Slash has been revamped with fresh upgrades, including an all-new OCLV Mountain Carbon frame option and RockShox’s new Monarch Plus DebonAir shock. After a breakout season that saw the line commit to the 27.5” wheel size, Trek has given Enduro riders across the world even more reasons to consider Slash a must-ride.The new Slash Carbon answers the increasing demands for lighter weight and higher performance enduro machines with a full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame that saves an incredible 627 grams (1.4lbs) over its aluminum sibling. Of course, the new frame features all of the technical frame details that aggressive trail riders have come to expect, such as internal derailleur and dropper post routing, an E2 tapered head tube, Carbon Armor, ISCG mounts, and Mino Link adjustable geometry. Looking forward to the future of high performance, the new carbon frame cleanly integrates with Shimano’s new XTR Di2 system with Di2-specfic frame plugs.Suspension duties on all new Slash models are covered by Rockshox’s new Monarch Plus DebonAir shock. The newly designed air sleeve increases the volume in both the positive and negative air springs. This design results in a spring rate curve that very closely resembles that of Trek’s proven DRCV shock, but in a package, better-suited for the high-intensity rigors of enduro racing with separate rebound and compression circuits and a piggyback reservoir to combat heat buildup on long technical descents. The new shock teams up with Trek’s industry-leading suspension technologies, Active Braking Pivot and Full Floater, to provide active, supple suspension for confidence-inspiring control in all conditions.

Members of Trek’s defending World Enduro Series Champion Trek Factory Racing squad, including Tracy Moseley, Rene Wildhaber, and Justin Leov will compete aboard the Slash at select Enduro World Series events. Rene Wildhaber saw his best Enduro World Series podium aboard his new Slash Carbon with a 3rd place finish in Winter Park, Colorado, and had this to say about his new bike, “We’ve been building to this bike for years now. Each refinement of the Trek bike has been getting closer to the perfect enduro bike. Last year’s geometry refinements to the alloy Slash were perfect. Now the bike has shed a ton of weight so it’s equally capable and race-able.”

Slash will be available in early October 2014 in four models, with two carbon options and two aluminum options, all featuring the new RockShox Monarch DebonAir shock.

 

Check out the build options here:  Slash_Carbon

 

 

 

 

Check out the build options here:  Slash_Carbon

 

 

 

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