2014 Trek 650B Slash & Remedy Mountain Bikes – Actual Weights, Detail Photos

2014 Trek Slash 650B and Remedy 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

It wasn’t but a couple weeks ago that Trek surprised us all by throwing a few 650B mountain bikes into the ring, and they brought them out to Crankworx for demo. Unfortunately, time was tight on my visit, so I didn’t get to ride them. But I did get photos and weights!

True to form this year, Trek seems to be trickling out the new models to the world, not really showing their hand until the bikes are just about ready to ship. Or, in the case of their new 29er Fuel EX and Remedy, after they’ve shipped. What this means for you is that once you’ve read about the bikes here, they’re most likely on your dealer’s floor or, in the case of the new Ticket slopestyle bikes, headed there pretty soon.

Read on for actual weights and detail shots on the new 27.5″ bikes…

2014 Trek Remedy 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

The Remedy comes in at 28.06lbs (size 18.5 – 12.73kg). These were spec’d with slightly different stems and bars than what’ll come stock, but the weight is within a couple ounces of accurate. Both are full production frames and parts.

2014 Trek Remedy 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

We weighed the Remedy 9.8, which is second from the top and has a carbon mainframe and seatstays with alloy chainstays. Fox suspension and an XT 2×10 group and brakes are about the only non-Bontrager parts spec’d on the bike.

2014 Trek Remedy 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

Both the Remedy and Slash 650B bikes were ground up redesigns to get the geometry right for the middle wheel size.

2014 Trek Remedy 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

Trek’s Full Floater suspension is magical. 140mm for the Remedy.

2014 Trek Slash 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

The Slash comes in at 29.59lbs (size 21.5 – 13.42kg).

2014 Trek Slash 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

The Slash is the more enduro-ready 160mm bike. The top model gets a mixed bag of SRAM 1×11 drivetrain parts

2014 Trek Slash 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

There’s a cable port for internal runs of the front derailleur on bikes so equipped. There’s also internal routing through the top tube for non-stealth dropper posts.

2014 Trek Slash 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

Even the biggest size has plenty of standover clearance.

2014 Trek Slash 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

Non-stealth dropper post routing exits just in front of the seat tube.

2014 Trek Slash 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

There’s adequate clearance for Bontrager’s Team Issue XR4 27.5×2.35 tire, but you might lose mud clearance with anything bigger.

2014 Trek Slash 650B mountain bikes actual weights and detail photos

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Comments

pornitswhatlwouldratherbmaking - 08/20/13 - 10:33pm

No Kashima shocks?
What a cool idea about the nonStealth posts!

JMUSuperman - 08/20/13 - 11:16pm

Can drop a pound on the Slash by switching to the new Bontrager Rhythm Pro wheels, and wind up with a bike that weighs negligibly more than a shorter travel carbon bike. Well done. Other than that, it’s specced nicely. Save for the already mentioned missing Kashima.

rantingtroll - 08/21/13 - 8:59am

Looks like Trek still thinks its OK to spec Non-tubeless-ready tires on their bikes?

Dirtfreeak - 08/21/13 - 9:04am

Was pretty stoked on the Slash until I saw the rear tire clearance…

2.3 max on a 160mm bike? What the heck?

tOriO - 08/21/13 - 10:08am

SELL the already mentioned missing Kashima and get a Pike rct3 with a monarch plus : )
I hope this frame will be offered in the project one to change suspension as mentioned and wheels to the new Rhythm pro…

typx - 08/21/13 - 2:42pm

28! My 9.8 is preordered! Gotta love these weights with a Stealth post!

Seraph - 08/21/13 - 2:47pm

@tOriO Actually fitting a non DRCV shock on Trek full suspension bikes is relatively difficult without changing the geometry and travel. Trek uses an odd eye-to-eye length and uncommon hardware to mount shocks on their bikes. I have seen Full Floater bikes with aftermarket shocks but not very often.

MTB4LIFE - 08/22/13 - 8:46am

@tOriO To bad that trek still has G2 and E2 on all there bikes….

Sean - 08/31/13 - 8:36am

The Slash pictured here doesn’t look like the previous pics I’ve seen of the 2014? I thought it had a straight top tube?

Adam - 09/03/13 - 7:29am

I’m a bit disappointed, IMO both bikes a pound too heavy and need to have tyre clearance for 2.4 high walled tyres.

Adam - 09/03/13 - 7:38am

The suss design is simple and works, nice. I’m a bit disappointed though cos both bikes are a pound too heavy because they need to be pedalled up hill all day, and they need to have tyre clearance for 2.4 high walled tyres because trail bikes need decent tyre width for most conditions, so these factors are a barrier for me.

Tony Daytona - 09/12/13 - 5:59pm

Does the Slash 8 have a 1×11 as well?

Chad - 10/02/13 - 7:39pm

A pound too heavy? A 28 lb bike is too heavy? Get some legs, man! I ride a 29 lb 2010 Remedy all day long and up BIG BC mountains. These new bikes look great. And tire clearnance doesn’t look like an issue to me. Who wants bigger than 2.4 on the back, anyway? Well done Trek! Looks like I will replace my loved and bomb proof 2010 Remedy w/ a 2014 Remedy 9.8 650. Stoked!

Stamps - 10/13/13 - 9:44pm

Just demoed both the slash 9 and the remedy 9.8. Tough to say which I’d go with between the two as both are very fun. They both have a very plush playful feel and gain a nice subtle bonus with better rolling characteristics compared to 26.

Would I dump recently bought 26er for one?…heck no. If my 26er was dead or needed to be euthanized….then definitely yes on going 650b vs. a new 26er assuming you want a more playful bike. Of course if you want a stable, more grounded ride just go 29er.

Really liked the x01 drivetrain btw…simple quiet….was not as big a fan of the slash’s stock XO Trail brakes though…mushy at contact point compared to the XT/ice tech kit.

Pedro - 10/27/13 - 7:57pm

Demoed the Slash 9 (650B), Remedy 9.8 (650B) and the Remedy 9 29 in Huntsville Alabama. The upsides were the Fox 34 forks and suspension in all of them felt great. The cons are that they are noisy except for the Slash. If you test one of these bikes you will notice the bike will be in its bigger chainring to avoid chain slapping. The Slash will have XX1 drivetrain, being a silent bike because it doesn’t have a front derailleur. Out of the Trek Test bikes bikes I will say the Remedy 9.8 650b is the best provided that you keep it in the bigger chain ring. It climbs well and it goes airborne as well as the Slash but not as well as a 26er. Going downhill some of the testers had problems with the chain slapping to the point that one of them had a broken chain in the Remedy 9 29 model. If you are a Trek customer and are considering buying a 2014 model I recommend you to wait to see if Trek fixes the issues mentioned above or get an XX1 drivetrain if you can afford it.

Carl - 10/31/13 - 10:32am

Sean,, I think the frame looks different because its a 21″ model..

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