The current Radon Slide lineup consists of four bikes ranging from 130 mm to 160 mm, offering a wide selection for trail and enduro riders. For 2017 there will be an additional model with plus-size tires, making it even harder for consumers to take their pick. We had the chance to take an early sneak peek at the prototype of the Radon Slide Plus:

The aluminum frame of the Radon Slide Plus weighs in around 2,800 g and offers 130 mm of travel. Paired with at 140 mm fork up front, the plus-size bike should be ready for some rough terrain. While the frame offers enough room for 3.0″ 27.5+ tires, the stock bikes will most likely roll on 2.8″ rubber. The first details fn the geometry are already known: The 67.5° head angle and 74.5° seat angle are very close to the company’s Slide Carbon 140. However, with 438 mm the chainstays are a tad longer in order to accommodate the plus-sized tires. Boost axles and stealth routing for the dropper post are almost self-evident nowadays and round off the package.

It seams like a new trend in the bike industry: The black and white foil is intended to cover up the frame's details, yet cries out for attention.
It seems like a new trend in the bike industry: The black and white foil is intended to cover up the frame’s details, yet cries out for attention.
Hier im 1-fach Aufbau gezeigt, wird das Radon Slide Plus auch Umwerfer kompatibel sein.
The prototype came with a one-by drivetrain, but the bike can be run with a front derailleur if desired.
Die Boost-Achsen schaffen Platz für die fetten Schlappen und sorgen für steifere Laufräder.
The boost axles make room for the wide tires and increase the stiffness of the wheels.
Der Protoyp des Radon Slide Plus steht auf 40 mm DT Swiss Felgen, die Serien-Specs sind noch nicht bekannt.
The prototype stood on 40 mm wide DT Swiss rims, the final specs are not known yet.
Trotz Folie klar zu erkennen: Die Radon-typische Rahmen Form
Cleary visible despite the cover-up foil: the typical Radon shape.

For a certain audience, the Radon Slide Plus could be an interesting alternative to classic 27.5″ or 29″ trail bikes. In the range around 130 mm, there are several great plus-size bikes these days and we are excited to see how the Slide compares to its peers in this highly competitive field.

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Words: Photos: Radon