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First Look: Trek 2015 – Slash Carbon, Remedy 27.5 & 29

Hosting their own exhibition, Trek World in Ulm, Trek have just presented their new products for the upcoming 2015 season. We have picked the most exciting Highlights for you!

Steht gut da: Das Trek Slash 9.8 mit neuem Carbonrahmen.

Looking Good: The Slash 9.8 2015 with a new full-carbon frame.

Trek Slash 2015 – finally a carbon version

With 160 millimeter of travel and an aggressive slack geometry, the 27,5″ Trek Slash is built for challenging terrain and rough enduro race tracks, and the 2014 model sold out within a few weeks. While the well-proven aluminum frame is still being offered, two models with a new carbon frame now complete the lineup. Suspension-wise, most 2015 models now feature RockShox components, however, the Fox DRCV rear shock can be found on the cheapest Slash model.

All the features like the Active Breaking Pivot suspension and the geometry adjust with the Mino-Link insert in the seatstays remain the same.

The Carbon Frame has the same geometry as the aluminum version and is available for €5,999 for the Slash 9.8 model. Equipped with the RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir, RockShox Pike fork, Bontrager wheels and SRAM’s X1 drivetrain, this may be the version we’ll often see at enduro races. The Top model Trek Slash 9.9 27.5 sells for €7,999 and is equipped with the same RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 Debonair rear shock, but has a Fox 36 fork in front. Wheels are DT Swiss’s XM 1501, the drivetrain is a 1×11 Shimano XTR setup.

Prices for the Aluminum models range from €2,999 for the Slash 7 (Fox DRCV rear shock, Rockshox Pike RC Solo Air fork, X7/X9 drivetrain, Shimano Deore brakes, Bontrager Duster Elite wheels, no telescopic seatpost) up to €4.999 for the Slash 9 (nearly the same specs as the 9.8 carbon, see above). The Slash 8 lies in between the two and has a RockShox Pike RC Dual Position fork, Monarch Plus R DebonAir rear shock, Bontrager Duster Elite wheels, XT drivetrain and SLX brakes – the price €3.999

Waren die Slash Modelle 2014 noch vor allem mit Fox-Fahrwerken ausgestattet, setzt Trek 2015 vermehrt auf die RockShoxk Pike

While most 2014 Slash models have Fox suspension, you can find lot’s of RockShox parts in the new lineup

Als Dämpfer kommt RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir zum Einsatz

The rear shock is a RockShox Monarch Plus RC3 DebonAir.

Shimano's XT Bremsanlage kümmert sich ums Verzögern des schicken Carbon-Geschosses

Shimano’s XT brakes should stop this carbon fibre rocket in every situation.

Bontrager Maverick Pro Tubeless Ready Laufräder mit Stacked Lacing-Einspeichung.

Bontrager Maverick Pro Tubeless Ready wheels.

Trek Remedy 29 and Remedy 27.5″ 2015

So many choices! When buying a bike from Trek’s Remedy family, you can not only choose between 29″ and 27.5″ wheels but also between aluminum and carbon frames. The basic design of the 140 millimeter full suspension trail bike remains the same, using the ABP-suspension platform with the pivot point around the rear axle. In contrast to the new Slash models, the Remedy bikes still use the Fox DRCV Shox.

Das Remedy 9 29 kommt in auffälligem Blau daher

The new Remedy 9 29er

The Remedy 9 features the new Boost148 hums, wider for a stiffer wheel build.

The Remedy 9 features the new Boost148 hubs, wider for a stiffer wheel build.

The Remedy's retain the fox DRCV damper

The Remedy’s retain the fox DRCV damper

The 27.5 “models start from €2,499 for the Remedy 7 (aluminum frame, RockShox Revelation RL Solo Air fork, Fox Evolution Series DRCV damper, SLX drivetrain, Bontrager Duster Elite wheels, Deore brakes) and go up to €7,499 for the full carbon flagship Remedy 9.9 27.5 “with Fox 32 CTD Factory fork, Fox Factory DRCV damper, Bontrager Rhythm wheels, XTR 1×11 drive and XTR Trail brakes.

The Remedy 9.8 Carbon color scheme keeps it simple, but looks no less noble.

The Remedy 9.8 Carbon color scheme keeps things simple, but looks no less purposeful.

Stealth black throughout, the Pike fork is a welcome addition.

Stealth black throughout, the Pike fork is a welcome addition.

The wide Bontrager handlebars will allow maximum control on the trail

The wide Bontrager handlebars will allow maximum control on the trail

The Remedy 9.8 combines the Pike fork with the DRCV damper for an effective suspension package.

The Remedy 9.8 combines the Pike fork with the DRCV damper for an effective suspension package.

The new boost148 rear hum, with a 148mm spacing it builds into  stronger wheel.

The new Boost148 rear hub, with 148mm spacing builds into a stronger wheel.

The 29″ version will be available in two builds, prices ranging from €3,999 for the Remedy 9 29″ and €4.999 for the Remedy 9.8. Both model use the new Boost148, which claims to provide the same stiffness as 27.5″ wheels.

Text: Aaron Steinke Fotos: Robin Schmitt

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