Trek Slash 8 Mountain Bike 2020 [Review]
Reviewed by Pedallers
Last Updated on March 21, 2022
Trek Slash 8 Mountain Bike 2020 Review
The Slash 8 mountain bike is one of the best in the market. It comes with a quality frameset made from high-quality aluminum, which makes it travel fast. It is equipped with a fork suspension that absorbs road shocks, reducing the onset of muscle stress. The RE:Aktiv braking technology and timeless tires ensure stability and control is maintained, irrespective of the riding surface. This bike is popular among endurance bikers.
Straight Shot geometry
The versatility of this endurance bike is manifested through the Straight shot geometry design. This enables the rider to take on different terrains with great body balance and the same momentum. The frame design distributes the weight of the rider evenly, making the bike respond quite well to the movements of the rider. The geometry can be adjusted to high or low positions with the Mino Link flip. Adjusting the geometry does not have any effect on the fork system in any way.
Quality braking technology
This endurance bike is equipped with a great braking system. This is by virtue of the braking technology developed by Trek, known as Active Braking Pivot (ABP). This brake suspension technology delivers sharp and responsive braking force instantly at any time. It is perfectly capable of absorbing shocks and boosts stability, regardless of the terrain. This allows the rider to maintain smooth composure on any landscape and in closed intersections without anxiety.
This element allows the mountain biker to pedal smoothly through different kinds of outback surfaces. The biker is able to handle the bike with comfort and prime efficiency when getting to rough grounds. Rounding off this characteristic is the braking pivot technology that provides the bike with tremendous acceleration and halting capacity when required. The broad dropouts of this bike furthermore improve productive pedaling.
Sizes: small, medium, large, extra large and extra extra large
Weight: 13.78 kilograms
Weight load: 136 kilograms
Body Frame: lightweight platinum aluminum, Active braking pivot (ABP), straight shot geometry with knock block, Mino link flip, 148 boost, travel 150mm, cable freak management
Fork: 160mm maximum travel, Rockshox, motion control, 110 boost, steerer
Shock: Rockshox, Re:Aktiv brakes with thru shaft, 230 x 57.5mm
Front-wheel: Bontrager Comp, tubeless-ready, 110 boost, 6 bolt, thru-axle 15mm
Back wheel: Bontrager Comp, tubeless-ready, 6 bolt, 148 boost, thru-axle 12mm
Rear derailleur: Sram GX eagle
Lower bracket: Sram Eagle, press-fit
Tires: Bontrager, 29er, tubeless-ready, 120TPI, internal walling
Crankset: 52mm boost, truativ, 32-tooth
Chainset: 12-speed levels, Sram GX eagle, 34-tooth
Bike cassette: 12-speed levels, Sram,
Shift lever: Sram GX Eagle, 12-speed levels
Brakes: Sram, hydraulic disc brakes, 4 piston
Brake rotor: Sram, round edge, 6 bolt, 200mm front, rear 180mm
Seat post: Bontrager, inner wire routing
Seat cushion: Chrome, Arvada, 138mm wide
Headset: Integrated Knock block, cartridge, radius 58 degrees
Handlebar: Alloy, Bontrager, 820mm wide, 27.5mm elevation
Hand grips: Alloy, Bontrager trail, lock-on
- Aesthetic, solid build
- Great handling
- Versatile terrain use
- Excellent fork suspension
- Suitable for amateur and professionals alike
- Short chainstay protector
What makes the Slash 8 responsive in tight corners?
The straight shot geometry design gives the bike great response and handling
What braking technology is on the Slash 8?
The RE:aktiv technology comes with Thru Shaft for high stopping power without skidding
The Trek Slash 8 is a versatile endurance bike. The bike can be used on any terrain in the wild as well as for daily commuting. With its even distribution of body weight, quality braking technology and shock-absorbing fork suspension make it money well spent. The lightweight aluminum frame also makes it travel fast and durable. Bike handling and stability are great when using this bike for mountain biking.