Slash 8 is an enduro mountain bike that rolls on fast 29er wheels and floats on plush RockShox suspension with SRAM's newest GX Eagle handling drive train duties. An aluminium frame with fresh new tech and tough alloy wheels push this bike into the sweet spot for all-around rippers.
It's right for you if...
You want a big bike with big wheels to roll over big things and send big hits. You might enter some enduro races, but you mostly just want to rail sketchy descents faster than anyone else in your crew.
The tech you get
An aluminium frame built for harsh riding with a threaded bottom bracket, dual down tube guards, Knock Block 2.0 and 160 mm of travel with a RockShox Super Deluxe shock for long descents and 170 mm Yari RC fork. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle drive train with an extra-low 52-tooth gear and complete tubeless Line Comp 30 wheels.
The final word
Slash 8 puts serious enduro performance within reach with smart choices on spec that won't empty your wallet. The aluminium frame, burly suspension, and 1x12 Eagle drive train makes for a ride that's equally at home on the race course and on a big, backwoods session.
Why you'll love it
- A sleek internal storage compartment gives you a versatile spot to stow tools and gear
- We added a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
- It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild – Yes, Slash is a race bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
- Wider seat tube, wider dropper – the 34.9 mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, down tube guard, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, 34.9 mm seat tube, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 160 mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Motion Control RC damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 170 mm travel|
|Shock||NEW RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230x62.5 mm|
|Front wheel||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Rear wheel||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, 54T Rapid Drive, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Rear skewer||Bontrager Switch thru axle|
|*Tyre||Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.40"
|Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.60"
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm|
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (55 mm chain line), 170 mm length
|Size: M , ML , L , XL
SRAM X1 Eagle, DUB, 30T steel ring, Boost (55 mm chain line), 175mm length
|Cassette||SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails, 138 mm width|
TranzX JD-YSP39, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
|Size: M , ML
TranzX JD-YSP39, 150 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
|Size: L , XL
TranzX JD-YSP39, 170 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0-degree, 40 mm length|
|Head set||Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 67-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Brake||SRAM Code R hydraulic disc|
|*Brake rotor||Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180mm
|Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 200 mm
|Weight||M - 15.04 kg / 33.15 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)|
|Weight limit||This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).|