Trek’s Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited crowned Superbike of the Year 2017

Rapid big-wheeler wins the ultimate superbike test

The Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited has been crowned Mountain Biking UK’s Superbike of the Year following a savage showdown with nine other popular rides.

After several months of testing, and alongside more than £60,000 worth of competitors, Trek’s race-tuned big-wheeler emerged on top after narrowly missing out on full marks.

The Slash was determined to offer a phenomenally stiff and impeccably controlled ride that can live up to its name with its ability to slash previous times.

The Trek’s closest competition arrived in the form of Cannondale’s latest generation Jekyll 2 and the unashamedly in-your-face Santa Cruz Bronson CC.

Despite scoring the same 4.5/5 rating, neither of these bikes could match the Trek’s greed for speed, with its hyper-accurate frame, power-harnessing suspension and big-wheel rolling advantage.

The Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited is Mountain Biking UK's Superbike of the Year for 2017
The Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited is Mountain Biking UK's Superbike of the Year for 2017

You can read the full review of the Trek Slash 9.9 29 Race Shop Limited, plus those of its closest competitors from the same test, via the links below.

Oli Woodman

Section Editor, UK
With more than 10 years of experience riding mountain bikes, Oli knows the good from the bad when it comes to gear. He's a total bike nerd and loves few things more than fettling with spangly riding bits. Also, he seems to have a talent for crashing hard but emerging unscathed.
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Loamy singletrack
  • Current Bikes: Marin Pine Mountain, Pinnacle Dolomite
  • Dream Bike: Honda RN01
  • Beer of Choice: Corona
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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