It's right for you if...
You want an enduro bike that keeps pedalling efficient on the ups and slays on the downs. The added traction from a high-pivot bike is appealing, but the stability on descents is really what takes the cake. Versatility is up your alley, and you love being able to walk the line between fast-rolling 29ers and nimble 27.5 wheels.
The tech you get
An Alpha Platinum Aluminium frame with high pivot suspension and idler pulley, plus internal storage. 170 mm of front and rear travel with a FOX Rhythm 36 fork with Float EVOL air spring and GRIP damper and a Fox Performance Float X shock.. Plenty of gears for punchy climbs with a Shimano XT drivetrain, a Bontrager Line Dropper and a MX wheel set-up with 29 in front and 27.5 in rear Bontrager Line Comp 30 Tubeless Ready wheels with Rapid Drive hub.
The final word
The Slash 8 is ready to party on enduro days with long travel, serious traction and stability for days. It packs in value and performance with a FOX suspension package and Shimano XT shifting.
Why you'll love it
- Its high-pivot suspension gives you insane control for hairy descents, while carefully tuned anti-squat and oversized pulleys make pedalling astonishingly efficient
- The long, 170 mm/170 mm front and rear travel is more than enough for stomping big jumps and cleaning rock gardens
- It comes ready to roll with a mixed wheel set-up that gives you a fast-rolling 29 in front hoop and stiff, yet nimble 27.5 in rear wheel, and can be set up as a 29er for more speed
- You can tweak Slash for how and where you ride with an adjustable leverage rate, bolt-on lower shock mount for swapping to full 29er and adjustable-angle headset (sold separately)
- Internal storage gives you a spot to stash tools and snacks, and it's available on all models
Colour: Marianas Blue
*Please note – spec applies to all sizes unless listed separately
|Frame||Alpha Platinum Aluminium, high main pivot, idler pulley, internal storage, angle-adjust headset, adjustable leverage rate, integrated frame protection, internal routing, magnesium rocker link, ISCG 05, Active Braking Pivot, UDH, 148x12 mm thru axle, 170 mm travel|
|Fork||Fox Rhythm 36, Float EVOL air spring, GRIP damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Kabolt-X axle, 170 mm travel|
|Shock||Fox Performance Float X, 2-position damper, 230 mm x 65 mm|
|Max compatible fork travel||190 mm (606 mm axle-to-crown), S: 190 mm (587 mm axle-to-crown)|
|Wheel front||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Wheel rear||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 54, 6-bolt, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Skewer rear||Bontrager Switch thru-axle, removable lever|
Size: S , M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 27.5 x 2.50"
Size: M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager XR5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength casing, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.50"
|Tyre part||Bontrager TLR sealant, 180 ml/6 oz|
|Rim strip||Bontrager TLR|
|Max tyre size||Frame: 2.50", Fork: See manufacturer|
|Shifter||Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||Shimano XT M8100, long cage|
|Crank||Shimano Deore M6120, 30T ring, 55 mm chain line, 165 mm length|
|Bottom bracket||Shimano BB-MT501 BSA|
|Cassette||Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed|
|Chain||Shimano SLX M7100, 12-speed|
|Max. chainring size||1x: 34T round, 32T oval, min 28T|
|Saddle||Bontrager Verse P3, chromoly rails|
Bontrager Line Dropper, 100mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 310mm length
Size: M, M/L, L, XL
Bontrager Line Dropper, 170 mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 450 mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line, alloy, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Elite, 35 mm, 0-degree, 35 mm length|
|Head set||Integrated cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom, angle adjust cup compatible|
|Brake||Shimano 4-piston hydraulic disc, M6100 lever, M6120 calliper|
|Brake rotor||Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 203 mm|
|Rotor size||Max brake rotor sizes – Frame: 220 mm, Fork: see fork manufacturer|
|Weight||M – 16.50 kg/36.38 lb (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).|
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Bike and frame weights are based on pre-production painted frames at time of publication. Weights may vary in final production.