The Radon Slide Trail is a fresh 140mm 29er that starts at just €2,499

Three new trail-shredding models from value bike company

2020 Radon Slide Trail

German consumer-direct brand, Radon, has produced some great-value mountain bikes that have turned heads — and garnered top test results — for their performance as well as their quality components specs and pricing.

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The 29-inch-wheeled, 140mm-travel 2020 Radon Slide Trail is the latest addition to the company’s line-up, and the fact it starts at just €2,499 for a complete build is definitely something to shout about.

2020 Radon Slide Trail full-suspension mountain bike
The 2020 Radon Slide Trail has 29-inch wheels and 140mm suspension travel.
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Built around a carbon-fibre front end and aluminium rear end, the frame features a shock mount flip-chip that allows the head angle and bottom bracket height to be tweaked (there are two positions, steeper/higher and slacker/lower) for personal preference or varying terrain.

The bike is debuting with three new models, all with 29-inch wheels. The bike comes in four sizes (16, 18, 20 and 22in — think of them as S to XL) with 140mm of rear-wheel travel and 150mm up front.

All of the bikes are fitted with decent parts, although some riders might be disappointed by the press-fit bottom bracket over a more fuss-free (and increasingly popular) threaded option.

As Radon puts it, the Slide Trail is “a modern trail bike with some enduro-genes mixed in”.

The geometry numbers are on-the-money, but certainly not boundary-pushing, with a head angle of 65.6 or 66.6 degrees depending on frame setting, a seat angle of 75.5 or 76.5 degrees, a bottom bracket drop of -25 or -11mm and a wheelbase ranging 1,180 to 1,248mm across the four sizes.

Geometry flip switch and rear suspension
There is a geometry flip chip at the suspension linkage.
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The bikes start at a very reasonable €2,499 for the well-equipped Slide Trail 8.0, €2,999 for the 9.0 and €3,799 for the 10.0 and can be purchased exclusively online through Bike-Discount. International shipping is available.

Radon Slide Trail 8.0

2020 Radon Slide Trail 8.0 full-suspension mountain bike
2020 Radon Slide Trail 8.0.
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  • Frame: Radon Slide Trail 29
  • Colour: Stealth Grey/Deep Black
  • Weight: 14.20kg
  • Sizes: 16in, 18in, 20in, 22in
  • Fork: RockShox Revelation RC Debonair, Boost, 150mm travel
  • Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe Select+ Debonair, 140mm travel
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss M1900 Spline, 30mm, 110/148mm
  • Brakes: Magura MT5 w/Magura Storm HC, 203/180mm, 6-bolt discs
  • Crank: SRAM X1 1000 Eagle DUB, 12-speed, 30t, 170mm, Boost
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB, Pressfit, 92mm
  • Shifter: SRAM NX Eagle, 12-speed, Shiftmix
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Cassette: SRAM PG-1230 Eagle, 11-50
  • Chain: SRAM SX Eagle
  • Chain guide: MRP 1X, ISCG05
  • Handlebar: Race Face Æffect, 35 x 760mm, 20mm rise
  • Stem: Race Face Æffect R, 35mm
  • Headset: Acros AzX, ZS44/ZS56
  • Grips: SDG Slater
  • Seatpost: Radon Dropper, 31.6mm
  • Saddle: SDG RADAR
  • Tyres: (F) Maxxis Minion DHF Skinwall Dual EXO TR 29in x 2.5in WT; (R) Maxxis Minion DHR II Skinwall Dual EXO TR 29in x 2.4in WT
  • Price: €2,499

Radon Slide Trail 9.0

2020 Radon Slide Trail 9.0 full-suspension mountain bike
2020 Radon Slide Trail 9.0.
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  • Frame: Radon Slide Trail 29 9.0
  • Colour: Shiny Mustard/Deep Black
  • Weight: 14.30kg
  • Sizes: 16in, 18in, 20in, 22in
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float Performance Elite FIT GRIP2, Boost, 150mm travel
  • Rear suspension: Fox Float DPX2 Performance Elite, 140mm travel
  • Wheelset: DT Swiss M1700 Spline, 30mm, 110/148mm
  • Brakes: Magura MT5 w/ Magura Storm HC, 203/180mm, 6-bolt discs
  • Crank: Shimano SLX FC-M7100, 12-speed, 30t, 170mm
  • Bottom bracket: Shimano BB-MT500PA, Pressfit, 92mm
  • Shifter: Shimano SLX SL-M7100-R, 12-speed
  • Rear derailleur: Shimano XT RD-M8100-SGS, 12-speed
  • Cassette: Shimano SLX, CS-M7100, 10-51, 12-speed
  • Chain: Shimano CN-M7100, 12-speed
  • Chain guide: MRP 1X, ISCG05
  • Handlebar: Race Face Æffect R, 35 x 760mm, 20mm rise
  • Stem: Race Face Æffect R, 35mm
  • Headset: Acros AzX, ZS44/ZS56
  • Grips: SDG Slater
  • Seatpost: SDG Tellis, 31.6mm
  • Saddle: SDG RADAR
  • Tyres: (F) Maxxis Minion DHF 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ TR 29in x 2.5in WT; (R) Maxxis Minion DHR II 3C MaxxTerra EXO+ TR 29in x 2.4in WT
  • Price: €2,999

Radon Slide Trail 10.0

Radon Slide Trail 10.0 full-suspension mountain bike
2020 Radon Slide Trail 10.0.
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  • Frame: Slide Trail 29 10.0
  • Colour: Olive Green/Deep Black
  • Weight: 13.90kg
  • Sizes: 16in, 18in, 20in, 22in
  • Fork: Fox 36 Float Factory FIT GRIP2, Kashima, Boost, 150mm travel
  • Rear suspension: Fox Float DPX2 Factory, 140mm travel
  • Wheelset: Newmen Evolution SL A30, 30mm, 110/148mm
  • Brakes: SRAM G2 RSC
  • Brake discs: SRAM Centerline, 200/180mm, 6-bolt
  • Crank: SRAM X1 Eagle Carbon, Boost, DUB, 30t, 170mm
  • Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB, Pressfit, 92mm
  • Shifter: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed, Matchmaker
  • Rear derailleur: SRAM X01 Eagle
  • Cassette: SRAM GX Eagle, XG-1275, 10-50
  • Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
  • Chain Guide: MRP 1X, ISCG05
  • Handlebar: Race Face Turbine R, 35 x 780mm, 20mm rise
  • Stem: Race Face Turbine R, 35mm
  • Headset: Acros AzX, ZS44/ZS56
  • Grips: SDG Slater
  • Seatpost: Fox Transfer Factory, Kashima, 31.6mm
  • Saddle: SDG RADAR
  • Tyres: (F) Maxxis Minion DHF Skinwall Dual EXO TR 29in x 2.5in WT; (R) Maxxis Minion DHR II Skinwall Dual EXO TR 29in x 2.4in WT
  • Price: €3,799