This bike eats downhill trails for breakfast and can pedal back up for lunch, dinner, and even a late night snack. It does a great job of getting you up the mountain so you can rip back down. With its fully-loaded spec and capable travel, the Slash's all-around prowess is a good example of the wide range of terrain that a well-equipped all-mountain bike can cover. This bike comes with all of the tools to navigate everything from rugged all-mountain loops to full-on downhill runs.
I'm still amazed by this bike's ability to balance nearly DH-bike descending capabilities with responsive, trail bike pedaling performance. The Slash delivers a highly refined package that delivers burly performance in a capable, all-around chassis. Riders looking for a supremely competent all-mountain bike should check out the Slash. There's been a lot of buzz about the Slash this year, and my experience supports the notion that this is one hell of a bike.