7. Trek Slash
Trek says the Slash was “designed from the ground up to conquer the gnarliest enduros,” and Singletracks readers seem to agree that it’s a great choice for enduro and all-mountain riding. Almost exactly one year ago Trek swapped out 27.5″ wheels for 29ers on the Slash, and it seems to have been a wise move.
The latest version of the Trek Slash features 150mm of rear suspension travel and 160mm up front. The Slash is designed to be “long and low,” and includes Mino Link adjustable geometry to take the geometry from “slack to slacker.” (The Mino Link reduces the head tube angle by 0.5° and lowers the bottom bracket 10mm.)
The Trek Slash is only offered with a carbon fiber frame, and complete builds are priced starting at $4,499.