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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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    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
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    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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