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    2013 Trek Slash 9 Custom Build

    Just took delivery on this shiny little thing:



    Waiting on the rest of the parts. The build will be as follows:

    2013 Trek Slash 9 Frame (21.5)
    2013 X Fusion Vengeance HLR Tapered Black
    Chinese Carbon rims to i9 Torch
    SLX AM 2x10 crank
    XTR Shifters
    XT Brakes (203/180)
    XT f/d
    XTR r/d shadow +
    SLX Cassete & Chain
    Reverb Stealth Post
    Specialized Henge Expert Saddle
    Thomson X4 70mm
    RaceFace SIXC 785 bars
    Specialized Butcher 2.3 2bliss tyre (front)
    Specialized Purgatory 2.3 s-works 2bliss tyre (rear)

    The rest of the parts will be arriving over the next 3 weeks or so. I'll be sure to update pictures as this thing gets put together.

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    cant wait to see it finished. sexy frame

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    This showed up last night:


    Looks like:


    I ended up just going full XT for value. Vengeance HLR arriving tonight and still need to order i9 hubs.

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    Totally rad. That's gonna be a sick ride. Good group choice. I hate the stock sram brakes.

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    Yeah sweet bike dude! It's my size even.

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    All done. Ended up picking up some Roval Traverse EL wheels. Couldn't pass up the deal. Issue with the rear real conversion so the shop gave me a loaner. Need to weigh her but I'm guessing around 31.5.






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    I've been looking for more detailed information on the slash 9 frame. I'm considering doing a custom build, but I can't find what type of BB it takes anywhere on the Trek website. Where did you get your information?

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    Re: 2013 Trek Slash 9 Custom Build

    Hate to rain on your parade......but I tried to order one yeserday and there is not a single frame or complete bike of any size aval in the US

    And no shipping ETA........so unless you can find one sitting in a showroom or on Pinkbike you as SOL as me.

    The word around the water cooler is that it will be 650b for '14 , a new long travel 180 bike ( scratch? )will be back or none of the above.

    Either way we'll be waiting til July-August to get our hands on one.

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    I might just break down and put myself in debt to get the slash 9 then. There are still some of those floating around.

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    Re: 2013 Trek Slash 9 Custom Build

    Where? I would like to know if you are speculating or if you know something my dealer doesn't.

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    The Trek Bicycle store of Charlotte, NC. I just ordered the slash 8. I don't think the couple of pounds and kashima coat is work the extra grand. I should get my Slash 8 sometime next week!

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    just got one of the last remaining slash 9 frames from a friend's shop

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