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    got my slash frameset last week...


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    NICE!!

    Do you have a build planned yet?

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    Cool, I've got somethings in mind, I think I'm pretty much decided on 1x10 and XTR shifter/derailluer with MRP chainguide, RaceFace bars and cranks. That's about it so far.

    I have been comparing the Slash against the SB-66 and it looks like I may get a good enough deal on the Slash frame that I can't pass it up even though I haven't ridden a Slash yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailkid View Post
    Do you understand how big a 21.5" frame is? It's not the seat tube length I'd be concerned about, it's the top tube length.
    Yeah, I do. I ride a Remedy 21.5. If you ever look at the geo of the frames on the Trek website, you'll notice the more travel the shorter the top tube get. I'm just over 6' and having been riding 19.5 Treks since '94. Now with more slack geo for the top tubes, I ride a 21.5 frame that doesn't feel like I'm to big for as my 19.5 Fuel EX 9.7 did. The 6 footers, in my opinion, are on the line depending on their in seem.

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    It would seem for me since an 18.5 2012 Remedy is spot on in size, a 19.5 Slash is what I'll have to get as the top tube is the same length between them with really just the seat tube being longer and I suppose I could cut an inch off that if I really need. Sounds kinda crazy but I plan to put a short stem on it and I am concerned about getting a little cramped with the cockpit. I'll know more tomorrow when I get a chance to ride a Slash.

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    [QUOTE=Daniel Soh;8847484]My local LBS had 5 pieces of Slash 9 two weeks back and three of them have already been spoken for. Sat on 17.5" one and it feels compact.

    too cool that bike!!! I want more pics!!!

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    [QUOTE=marbru;8855920]
    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Soh View Post
    My local LBS had 5 pieces of Slash 9 two weeks back and three of them have already been spoken for. Sat on 17.5" one and it feels compact.

    too cool that bike!!! I want more pics!!!
    Was at my LBS today, they had a Slash 7, 8 and 9 (17.5") on display.

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    Slightly off topic but since I've been comparing the geo's between bikes I've discovered errors on Trek's website, the errors are mostly on the Slash frame. Stuff where the web programmer clearly copied and pasted the wrong thing and if you switch from centimeters to inches there's a row that doesn't change.
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    I finally got a chance to get my leg over a slash last night. It was only for a short while on pavement but enough to get a feel for it. It was an 18.5 and to me actually felt larger than the 18.5 Remedy. Likely due to the slacker front end. But cockpit wise it was perfectly fine, not cramped at all. I definitely would not got up a size, for me.

    The bike felt like it has loads of suspension but still really does pedal fine. The sb-66 I had been looking at would out climb out it easily enough but doesn't feel anywhere as strong and confidence boosting as the Slash did. The Slash felt like it would take bigger hits much nicer.

    That's my 10 minute review.

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    I've had my Slash 7 for a couple of weeks now and it is great. Rock gardens that I used to have to carefully pick my way through on my Fuel EX I can now just plow through on the Slash with no problems. It's way more stable when the wheels are off the ground and just rails berms. I'm still getting used to how it behaves when making tight maneuvers (e.g. switchbacks) since the slack front end makes it flop differently when turning tightly. I also have to monitor the front end when climbing fire roads and buff trails since it will wander more but it actually handles technical climbs better than my Fuel EX. Overall I'm extremely happy with the bike. And because I know someone will ask the size 19.5 that I got came in at 33 pounds.

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    jrmountain and bretthall, how tall are you guys?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWilliams42 View Post
    jrmountain and bretthall, how tall are you guys?
    I'm 6 feet tall.

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    I'm 5'11" with 32" inseam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chillindrdude View Post
    got my slash frameset last week...

    Did you by chance weigh that frame??? If so, please post the size and weight; thanks!

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    A complete Slash 9 comes in at 30lb.

    2012 Trek Bikes – Actual Weights, and Photos - Bike Rumor

    I only bother posting that because, honestly, isn't it what the complete bike comes out to be? I've heard people getting 28lbs with weight weenie parts and about 32lbs with burlier parts.

    An idiot roadie said to me this week when I had told him the Slash 9 was 30lb, "Good luck getting that up the hill."

    WHAT?!?!?!


    edit: the particular roadie in question also owns a mtn bike and should have known better before making such a dumb comment, hence earning the idiot description

    p.s. I ride road too but I try and think before I speak...
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    jmountain,

    Thanks for the info. I'd still like to know the frame weight b/c if I decide to get a Slash I would get the frame and transfer most the parts off my Yeti 575. I'll probably get a carbon SB-66, but the Slash is tempting.

    Knowing the frame weight I could easily figure out a complete weight with the build specs I'll use.

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    Yeah, I understand. My personal feeling for an aluminum mtn bike weight is, if it's between 28 and 32 lbs, awesome. Anything less is a bonus (and likely carbon), anything heavier is simply heavier and reaching towards DH.
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    Aluminum is fine for me. Trek will probably churn out a couple carbon Slashies for 2013; I doubt the model line is going anywhere. They seem to be quite popular.
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    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    Oh yeah, the buzz this bike is getting already pretty much says Trek will continue the line and release a carbon version in the year to come. It will likely be a Slash 9.9
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    They will probably do a 9.7, 9.8, and 9.9. Then the next year maybe just 9.8 and 9.9. Notice how they did away with the Remedy 9.7 for 2012?
    Quote Originally Posted by anthonys
    Its still just the push of a button away...
    I am no longer a hardtailkid. 2012 Trek Remedy 9!

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    I have a Slash 9 frame officially ordered now
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    When should it arrive. I am going to guess April?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMihalcheon View Post
    When should it arrive. I am going to guess April?
    Yep, Trek's Dexter site was showing April as estimated delivery. Which is fine because snowboarding will start up for me in Feb and finish about the beginning of May.
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    Got the email mine will be here January 20th. Denver shop has a 19.5 in the window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JesseWin28 View Post
    Got the email mine will be here January 20th. Denver shop has a 19.5 in the window.
    Cool! Are you getting a whole bike or building up a frame?
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    Full bike, I ordered it back in July or August. Couple weeks ago I thought I would cancel and do the frame and then build my own but in the end I would pay more for the exact same bike with different wheels. Ill sell the wheels and put on some Industry Nines or Mavic Crossmax SX wheels and the bike is perfect. Ended up with the 21.5 and still have my reservations but not much I can do. Talked to a guy in Denver that has a 21.5 Slash 9, he owns the Trek store and he normally rides a 19.5 but the Trek rep said to get a 21.5 and he's 6'2 and the rep did the same thing and he hasn't regretted it. Hoping I don't but if I do I got an amazing price on it out the door so I could sell it very easily and order a 19.5.

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    wow, you really ordered that awhile back!

    At 6'2" I could see a 21.5 being alright. I was initially going to go with a Remedy 18.5 and decided to move up to the Slash since I want to include more DH riding and I am staying with the 18.5 sizing myself. I'm 5'11" for reference.
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    Well.......I've changed my mind. I more or less made a realization yesterday about what kind of riding I will be doing over the next year and more so I've changed my order to a 2011 Session 8.
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    can someone measure the bb height? I'm hoping the measurement on the website is way off.

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    So if Slash replaces the 7" Scratch, would you guys say that is smoother and able to go bigger than most 6X6's? Does it have Scratch characteristics? Nice looking ride, I'm definitely interested.

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    bb height, anyone? anyone? por favor

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    frame weight

    Quote Originally Posted by jmountain View Post
    I only bother posting that because, honestly, isn't it what the complete bike comes out to be? I've heard people getting 28lbs with weight weenie parts and about 32lbs with burlier parts.
    I would also like to know the frame weight. So if you havent started building yet... would you post the weight?

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    I dig that green and gold.

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    Here's mine, complete custom build...The bike is SOOO much fun !!!!!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Trek slash-376976_10150485810232601_522332600_9205775_1123574436_n.jpg  


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    The frame weighs slightly over 8lbs including head set, rear axle and seat post collar. BB height is as posted on website.

    Nice build tb, what fork did you go with? I can't decide?

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    Quote Originally Posted by djball View Post
    The frame weighs slightly over 8lbs including head set, rear axle and seat post collar. BB height is as posted on website.

    Nice build tb, what fork did you go with? I can't decide?
    Thanks bro I went for performance over weight and grabbed a 2012 36 VAN.

    I had a 2011 Float and wasnt happy at all with the damper, quite finicky to service ( I rebuild my forks at least once a month ) and the adjustments on it were'nt that good.

    Had a 2012 Talas before that , boy was that fork crap ! lol.SUPER sticky, loads of friction, blew thru all the travel, overall NOT a good performer.

    For the weight difference I'd say go for coil....The thing is basically a Fox 40 at 6 ".Plush , works, easy to service, best fork out there right now IMO...and I tried Marzo as well as Sram offering for 2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuumbaq View Post
    Thanks bro I went for performance over weight and grabbed a 2012 36 VAN.

    I had a 2011 Float and wasnt happy at all with the damper, quite finicky to service ( I rebuild my forks at least once a month ) and the adjustments on it were'nt that good.

    Had a 2012 Talas before that , boy was that fork crap ! lol.SUPER sticky, loads of friction, blew thru all the travel, overall NOT a good performer.

    For the weight difference I'd say go for coil....The thing is basically a Fox 40 at 6 ".Plush , works, easy to service, best fork out there right now IMO...and I tried Marzo as well as Sram offering for 2012
    Thanks for that info. Yeah I was looking at Vans but wasn't sure about mixing coiler fork with air shock? You're right about 2011 Floats, I've got one and would rather not use it on teh Slash... though I did throw it on temporarily just to get the bike rolling, Trek really dialed this one in, crazy fun.

    Anyway, the back end feels pretty plush and bottomless for 'air'... so maybe Van is the right call. Does your ride feel balanced?

    I also thought about going 170mm, either Marz RC3 evo ti or a Float 180RC2 spaced down to 170(which would actually be the same weight as Van36)

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    Seeing these new build pictures is making me look that much more forward to mine coming in at the end of Feb.
    More pictures please! These things look great.
    More importantly, how are they riding, and how is the sizing compared to what you expected?

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    Picked up mine today


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    dudeeeee that green frame and fork... SO hard!! very jeal.

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    tuumbaq, that's badass! Great photo too. Is that a 1x10 setup? Please tell us about the ride!

    I ordered a Slash 9 when they were first announced. However, when they were delayed I cancelled my order and got an S-Works Enduro instead. I did a fully custom build like yours. I was without bike at the time and didn't want to miss out on any more rides. I can't say I'm disappointed, but I still drool every time I look at the Slash!

    Cheers!

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    Sweet! Ride report please!

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    Looks great! That's an XL right? How's the ride?
    BTW, how tall are you and how's the feel of the sizing?

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    Picking mine up this evening.

    21.5" I'll try to get some images but with a baby at home it's tough.

    To say I'm excited would putting it mildly. I actually haven't looked forward to getting a bike so much since probably my first mountain bike, way back in '94. Damn.

    Another voice about the sizing, I'm 6'1" and went for the 21.5. I rode the 19.5 around and while it felt good it did feel cramped and wouldn't have been a fit that I would have wanted to ride all day. 21.5 has a slightly longer top tube than my Reign but a shorter stem so it should be pretty good. I think these bikes are size somewhat small for people who want to use them for more than just descending or park bikes.

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    Ya, its an XL. I don't have much time on it (snow) initial impression is it fits perfect.

    I'm 6'1ish.

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    Frame's coming tomorrow. 21.5 (XL). I'm 6'2" for reference, 34 inseam. Let the build begin.
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    JesseWin28-bike looks sic! Noticed that they don't have the green decals on the rims like on the website and is that fork Kashima coated? Sorry, I can't really tell from the pic. Fork stanchions look like a different color than the rear shock...Still looks like a bad monster of a bike!!!

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    Just thought I should update as I received my Slash frame two weeks ago.


    Went for a more Freeride build
    Fox Float 160 Fork
    Race Face Atlas Cranks, 36T Race Face Chain Ring, MRP G2 SL guide
    Shimano Saint Rear Deraileur, 34T, SLX Shifter
    Shimano Saint 2 Piston Calipers, SLX Levers
    Hope Pro 2 Evo Hubs on Mavic 721 Rims
    Continental Trail King 2.4 Tires
    Race Face Respond Seat Post, Stem
    Shimano basic Trail SPD Pedals
    Chromag Seat
    Loaded Bars

    Weight - 32 Lbs - I was shocked at the weight, I thought it would be 34 minimum

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    Nice shot!
    Are you a photographer?

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    Here's mine, complete custom build...The bike is SOOO much fun !!!!!
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    Has anyone who ordered just a Slash frameset been able to also get a Reverb Stealth dropper post from their dealer? I've ordered a frame to do a very custom build but now am being told by numerous shops and even Trek that I can't buy a Stealth post from them. This was one of the main reasons I wanted this frame as it was ready for this post. Thanks.

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    You could order the Stealth as a spare part.
    11.6815.029.040 Assembly Seat Post, 380/125x31.6 - Reverb Stealth Black (complete replacement post - does not include hose or remote)
    And
    11.6815.026.040 Remote Lever Assembly/new hose Kit (Right)
    - Reverb (includes right remote lever, new hose 1500mm, new hose barb, new strain relief).

    I got the seatpost, but i heard Trek are out of frames in 17,5". Hope they make more of them so I can use my Stealth Reverb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnutL View Post
    You could order the Stealth as a spare part.
    11.6815.029.040 Assembly Seat Post, 380/125x31.6 - Reverb Stealth Black (complete replacement post - does not include hose or remote)
    And
    11.6815.026.040 Remote Lever Assembly/new hose Kit (Right)
    - Reverb (includes right remote lever, new hose 1500mm, new hose barb, new strain relief).

    I got the seatpost, but i heard Trek are out of frames in 17,5". Hope they make more of them so I can use my Stealth Reverb.

    Hi KnutL,

    Did you place the order with Trek or Sram?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnutL View Post
    You could order the Stealth as a spare part.
    11.6815.029.040 Assembly Seat Post, 380/125x31.6 - Reverb Stealth Black (complete replacement post - does not include hose or remote)
    And
    11.6815.026.040 Remote Lever Assembly/new hose Kit (Right)
    - Reverb (includes right remote lever, new hose 1500mm, new hose barb, new strain relief).

    I got the seatpost, but i heard Trek are out of frames in 17,5". Hope they make more of them so I can use my Stealth Reverb.
    Nice, thanks. As asked above, this was through Trek and not Sram, right? Thanks again.

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    It was through SRAM. It is SRAM part #.

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    I am still waiting for my slash 9 in Hong Kong!
    No ETA !

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    The green one is sick!

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    Does anyone know where to order a trek slash 9 frameset? I live in Holland and it seems they only come as complete bikes here

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    The Slashes look like awesome fun, do you think they make a good all rounder?

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    frameset is not available outside of the usa

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    Finished the build.
    Size XL, Fox 36 VAN.
    I'm 6'1"+, the XL is a long bike, I have a 70mm stem on their now which for XC, all mountain ridng is great, I am switching to a 50mm for my more downhill, technical trail riding.
    Pictures coming soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francesc View Post
    frameset is not available outside of the usa
    Well that sucks, the Trek website wasn't of any help trying to find out. Useless. But thanks for your answer Any dealers over there shipping the frame worldwide or is the only way i'm gonna ride a slash buying the complete bike (which I obviously won't )?

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    Here is mine..

    It is part of a long term test bike with many different fork and shock combos (Custom BOS and CCDBA) units. also changing it to 1x10..
    lighter heels and a XX cassette...looking at losing over 2lbs over spec....28lbs anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LadyP View Post
    Here is mine..

    It is part of a long term test bike with many different fork and shock combos (Custom BOS and CCDBA) units. also changing it to 1x10..
    lighter heels and a XX cassette...looking at losing over 2lbs over spec....28lbs anyone?
    Pic must not be working...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero View Post
    Pic must not be working...
    just realised i have

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    before i can post

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    this may be better

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    I'm 5'11" and 34.5" inseam.

    What size do I need, 18.5" or 19.5"?

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    I'm 5'10 34.5" inseam. 18.5 with and 55mm stem is a perfect fit, so it may feel slightly small for you, better go throw a leg over. If you're riding gnar smaller is better.

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    I'm planning to ride with a 50mm stem, I think the best option is 19.5"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Francesc View Post
    I'm planning to ride with a 50mm stem, I think the best option is 19.5"
    I'm 5ft 11in and thats exactly what I have done...sunline AM 50mm..

    Anyone know what the weight of the wheels are on the slash 9, I have seen 1800grams quoted....is this true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnutL View Post
    You could order the Stealth as a spare part.
    11.6815.029.040 Assembly Seat Post, 380/125x31.6 - Reverb Stealth Black (complete replacement post - does not include hose or remote)
    And
    11.6815.026.040 Remote Lever Assembly/new hose Kit (Right)
    - Reverb (includes right remote lever, new hose 1500mm, new hose barb, new strain relief).

    I got the seatpost, but i heard Trek are out of frames in 17,5". Hope they make more of them so I can use my Stealth Reverb.

    where can I order the stealth seatpost?

    Know you any shop to order one's?

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    Anyone know what the weight of the wheels are on the slash 9, I have seen 1800grams quoted....is this true?[/QUOTE]

    hey guys, haven't posted on here too much, but the wheels off my slash weighed about 1845 grams with the bontrager tubeless rim strip and valve stem.

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    that is one hot looking bike!!

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    Slash sizing

    Anybody familiar with this bike, does it feel smaller compared to a Remedy? I am 5'8" with a long upper torso. Currently on a Medium 17.5" Remedy, use a 50mm stem and ride it with the seat pushed all the way back. It seems from the other comments here to move up one size to the 18.5" large frame. The specs for the ETT are one size small. However, no one in my area has one and I'd like someones hands on input. Would the longer wheelbase be an issue?

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    Anybody familiar with this bike, does it feel smaller compared to a Remedy? I am 5'8" with a long upper torso. Currently on a Medium 17.5" Remedy, use a 50mm stem and ride it with the seat pushed all the way back. It seems from the other comments here to move up one size to the 18.5" large frame. The specs for the ETT are one size small. However, no one in my area has one and I'd like someones hands on input. Would the longer wheelbase be an issue?

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    I've had mine for about two weeks and I love it! I came from a 15.7" Remedy to a 17.5" Slash. The length feels right fine. Has anyone else had issues with their RP3? Mine is already going back for repairs.

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    I typically ride an 18.5 but went a size up with the Slash. Glad I did! Took it out for the first real ride over the weekend and the sizing felt perfect!

    No issues with my shock. I just need to get the settings dialed to my preference after the first ride. What's going on with yours?

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    Definately go up a size... I usually ride an 18.5 or 19.5, I got a 19.5 and had to get a longer stem in order to get a proper fit. Love the bike though.

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    Thanks kindly for the input. I'll order one size up from the Remedy.

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    Hello, I am very interested in dropping some $$ on a Slash but I am not sure what size to get. My LBS does not have have a Slash on the floor nor are they expecting to get one so I really can't sit on one to figure out what size to get. I am 5'5" with a 29" inseam. I currently ride a Med. 2005 Blur 4X with a 40mm stem. I have been using it for all mountain rides here in North Cali that last about 2 to 3 hours so comfort is important. But just as important is the DH aspect. Can anyone tell me if I would be better off on a small or a med?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roach666 View Post
    Hello, I am very interested in dropping some $$ on a Slash but I am not sure what size to get. My LBS does not have have a Slash on the floor nor are they expecting to get one so I really can't sit on one to figure out what size to get. I am 5'5" with a 29" inseam. I currently ride a Med. 2005 Blur 4X with a 40mm stem. I have been using it for all mountain rides here in North Cali that last about 2 to 3 hours so comfort is important. But just as important is the DH aspect. Can anyone tell me if I would be better off on a small or a med?

    Thanks in advance.
    Sit on a Remedy if they have one or even a Fuel. I know that the geometry would be different but the frame sizing is very similar.

    Find the size that fits in the Remedy or Fuel and then compare that to the sizing on the trek site for the Slash.

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    Arron Gwin on Slash at the last Sea Otter
    Aaron Gwin at Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, United States - photo by IanHylands - Pinkbike.com

    what model fork is in your opinion?
    a 36 Talas RLC FIT 160 or 160 36 VAN RC2

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    Quote Originally Posted by puinsai View Post
    Arron Gwin on Slash at the last Sea Otter
    Aaron Gwin at Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, United States - photo by IanHylands - Pinkbike.com

    what model fork is in your opinion?
    a 36 Talas RLC FIT 160 or 160 36 VAN RC2
    I looked at it in person and my memory is saying VAN because I didn't see lockout on his fork, just the two compression adjustments on the right leg. Honestly, he was probably running a 2013 TALAS that's going back to RC2 but I can't recall.

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    Carbon Slash...More Like Dreams Slashed

    Quote Originally Posted by speedsterR View Post
    I looked at it in person and my memory is saying VAN because I didn't see lockout on his fork, just the two compression adjustments on the right leg. Honestly, he was probably running a 2013 TALAS that's going back to RC2 but I can't recall.
    I was just hoping to see him on a prototype carbon slash which would be the precursor for next year.

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    found another picture and it looks like a VAN ! what to think?
    Sea Otter downhill - the right tool for the win | Dirt Rag Magazine

    and @Yeti-j >> +1 for a next carbon slash sure !!

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    With zoom, you can clearly see the Talus lockout lever and black dial on top. But the left top cap looks more like a Van.... maybe it's modified. Anyways, yes it's a tough decision. Personally I want DH performance, and high speed compression is pretty important, Van is the obvious choice. Too bad there isn't a Van with lockout.

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    Mine is up for sale. Great price if you're looking for a Slash 9 in 21.5. They run small so its more like a 19.5.

    2012 Trek Slash 9 - Buy and Sell and Review Mountain Bikes and Accessories


    I would keep it but I need the money for a business I am starting. The initial order for the product is a lot higher than expected so I am selling my stuff to avoid having to borrow.

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    I know this is a stupid question but would you want to sell the Reverb Stealth seat post? Even trade it (plus some money) for a normal Reverb?

    I ask as I ordered a Slash Frameset and neither Trek or Sram will sell me a Stealth post to go with it. This is my first try with Trek and I'm not real impressed so far, seems very short-sighted to not be ready for that request. Not a lot of suppport from the local Trek folks either.
    Thanks.

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    Ive heard they are difficult to get.

    I can't sell it but if you want you could buy the bike and sell your frame

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    Just thought I'd comment that I finally have some time on my 21.5" Slash 9 and it has blown me away.

    It's a bike that just keeps asking for more and never falters. For being air sprung it's amazing the travel seems bottomless and the bike just gets better the faster I go. It's also got great stiffness and holds a line really well. Also I'd say the valving is quite good for a stock bike, it sticks like velcro and is only airborne when I want it to be. Really loving this thing. The Bontrager tires are surprisingly good here for front range Colorado as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti-j View Post
    I was just hoping to see him on a prototype carbon slash which would be the precursor for next year.
    If they keep selling like they are I wouldn't be surprised to see a carbon slash proto in a year or so, maybe be available as a 2014 model in late 2013.

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    I just ordered a slash 8 Do anyone know the width of the handlebar on slash 8?
    I found the OD, sweep and rise but not how wide it is
    Also what length the stem is?
    "You don't have to outrun the Bear.. just outrun your buddy"

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    Quote Originally Posted by psycho_sw View Post
    I just ordered a slash 8 Do anyone know the width of the handlebar on slash 8?
    I found the OD, sweep and rise but not how wide it is
    Also what length the stem is?
    It depends on what size frame your order as far as stem length goes. For reference, my 19.5 came with a 50mm. The handlebar is longish feeling at close to 30in I cut it to 28in and it feels great. Mine is a slash 8 as well, It's an awesome bike...you will be happy with your purchase

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    I got the slash 9 and my LBS told me it comes with a 50mm stem. Not sure what the handlebar width is. I can't wait to get it next week.

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    vegas_84 : thanks man!

    roach666 : I know that the slash 9 comes whit bontragers 750mm carbon bar with a 50mm stem.

    So the difference seems to be only the material then slash 9:carbon bar. slash 8:alu bar.
    "You don't have to outrun the Bear.. just outrun your buddy"

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    @psycho_sw - Thanks for the 411 but I ordered the frame only. Plan on building it up custom. Parts are sitting in the garage waiting for the frame.

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