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Trek Slash Wins PinkBike

Bike of the Year!

Slash 2017BOTY

Selecting the Bike of the Year is never a simple task, and choosing the winner for 2017 was no exception. Even after culling the list of contenders down to five finalists there were still plenty of lively debates about which model should take the prize, a sign of just how tight the competition was this year. But as we all know, there can only be one winner, and this year the award for Pinkbike's Mountain Bike of the Year goes to the Trek Slash. 

The Slash was completely revamped for 2017, and, in a move that came as a surprise to many riders, Trek released it solely with 29” wheels. That proved to be a hint of things to come, and there are now more long travel 29ers on the market than ever before. That flood hasn't subsided yet, and with 2018 nearly upon us the next wave of burly big wheelers are already beginning to arrive.

Trek didn't hold back when they designed the Slash, giving it a 65-degree head angle, 150mm of rear travel, and a carbon frame that posesses a level of stiffness typically reserved for downhill bikes. It's a bike that'll make mincemeat of the most technical terrain around, and as Mike Kazimer wrote in his review, “It's one of those bikes that makes you think, 'I've got this,' time after time, no matter how treacherous the trail ahead appears. Feel like taking that cheeky inside line, the one with the nearly ninety-degree exit? Or would you rather go wide, blazing a round, clean arc on the very edge of the trail? In either case, the Slash is an unflinching machine, no matter how hard it's pushed.” 

Of course, the Slash's geometry numbers mean this isn't going to be the best choice for taking on mellower trail rides, but luckily there's nothing in the rulebook that says the bike of the year needs to be a practical option for everyone. It wouldn't be a stretch to call this an 'aspirational' bike; it'll make riders who live in locations with a lack of vertical daydream about hitting the road in search of rougher and steeper terrain. 



Pinkbike's Take:
bigquotes The Slash's blistering speed and downhill wizardry helped propel it to the front of the pack in the battle for Mountain Bike of the Year, along with the fact that it's a sign of the future in both the enduro and the DH race worlds. There's no doubt that 29ers have left their awkward adolescent stage far behind, and in 2017 it was the Slash that epitomized just how capable they've become.

Choose Your Bike

Our great sales team of JULIE, Matt, Sean, Anthony, Jeff, and Steve will help you figure out which style of bike is best for you - based on where you want to ride, who you ride with, what your goals are, and with your budget considerations top of mind.

Electric assist

“I want to climb higher, ride farther, explore more”

Powerfly7

Fitness

“A capable commuter, getting around town and outdoor workout machine.”

FS6

Dual sport

“One bike for town or trail.  The perfect Cowichan Valley bike.”

DS2

Recreation and Hybrid

“Just for the fun of it.”

Verve3Womens

Mountain Bike (Hardtail and Full Suspension)

“I won’t be riding on the road often or at all. Mostly, I'll be riding on trails.”

Altitude799MSL

Road Bike (Competitive Geometry)

“I am a fit and athletic person who is naturally competitive. I want a fast and responsive bike to challenge my friends and challenge myself."

Madone99

Road Bike (Endurance Geometry)

“I may have some pains, but I still want to enjoy the long, beautiful distances out on the road. I may want to join a group where everyone has drop handlebars, but I don't want to sacrifice comfort. Give me a bike where I can simply enjoy the ride.”

DomaneSLR6

Cyclocross Bike

“I want a bike with drop handlebars but I want to be able to go on gravel paths, cottage roads and dirt trails. I may want to ride through all 4 seasons.”

CAADX

Triathlon

“I have done some triathlons and I know I love them! I may already have a road bike, but I want a bike that will go as fast as possible in my triathlons.”

SpeedConcept

The brands we showcase at Cycle Therapy have been selected because of the benefits they bring to you the cyclist and the ideologies the manufacturers share with us here at the shop. We like bikes that start out with an excellent design and are further refined through real-world testing. If you are not familiar with all the brands we sell, browse around. They are all personal favourites of ours and we are sure that you will find a bike that catches your eye and suits your needs

Whether you're a workplace commuter; a cyclist who eschews carbon consuming vehicles; or a burgeoning racer, Cycle Therapy has you covered.  We offer a wide range of bikes to suit your personal cycling style. We have road bikes, mountain bikes, hybrids, cyclocross bikes, and cruisers. Our staff will professionally fit you to your new bike as well, ensuring a comfortable, pain-free ride every time. There's nothing like falling in love with a bike and we, at Cycle therapy, have the perfect bike for you!

Electra Bikes

Electra Bikes

The Townie introduced Electra’s patented Flat Foot Technology® to the world and it was love at first sight. It challenged the sacred geometry of bike design and created a completely different riding experience, not to mention a few shockwaves in the industry. With an upright seating position that lets you see the world better and place your feet flat on the ground whenever you want, the Townie sets a new standard in comfort and control. Although many Electra bikes feature Flat Foot Technology to some degree, the Townie showcases it in all its glory. We know there are so many Townies to choose from, it can be hard to decide. Some people just pick their favorite color, which is cool. But you might want to look into things like the number of gears or balloon tires. No matter what, it's all good. 

 

BionX e-Bike Systems

Lighter, with a longer range and a more powerful ride: BionX™ optimized all e-bike system components to once again set a new standard in e-tuning. With over 10 years of experience in development and over 250,000 satisfied customers worldwide, electrically assisted mobility powered by BionX stands for maximum propulsion and quality to the last detail. With two product series, Cycle Therapy carries the e-bike solution to fit every need.  We even have a BionX pedal assist demo bike in the store.  Come in and try it out around our very safe parking lot and neighbourhood!

TREK TRAVEL

TrekTravel

FOR A WONDERFUL CYCLING VACATION!  JUST ASK US...WE HAVE FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE TREK TRAVEL MAGIC.

You love riding.  You love traveling.  And you love doing it on your terms.  Trek Travel loves giving you everything you want.  And they love to exceed your expectations.  This is the cycling vacation by which all others are measured.  

Sipping wine off the coast of the Mediterranean.  Lounging in the finest hotels in Europe.  Climbing  the most epic mountain passes you could ever imagine.  Trek Travel has custom built the perfect vacations for lovers of luxury, disciples of cycling,  and familes who want to see the world like they've never seen it before.  

If you purchase a Trek bicycle at Cycle Therapy we can offer you a $200.00 off coupon towards your spectacular cycling adventure!  

Havoc Pro Scooters 

Havoc Storm $199.99

Available in Black/Oil, Chrome/Blue, Gold, OilSlick($229) and Rasta

Storm BlackOil

Description: The new 2018 Havoc Storm is better then ever!!

  • Fully intergraded Head tube
  • fully sealed bearings
  • forged steel fork
  • new flex brake design
  • 110mm wheels BUT WILL HOLD UPTO 120MM WHEELS.

Havoc Descendant Jai Walker Signature $299.99

Descendant BlackGreen

Description: The best complete scooter available for the price. Personally designed by Havoc Pro Rider Jai Walker.

  • Deck: 4.5" Wide 20.5" Long
  • 120mm full core wheels
  • Bars: 23" Wide 25" Tall
  • HIC Compression

Havoc Hoss $399.99

havoc hoss

Description: Havoc's done it again with one of the widest  street scooter decks on the market

  • Colour: Black
  • 5.3 inches wide concave deck
  • 22 inches long
  • Aluminum knock out
  • Aluminum bars ends
  • 110mm full core wheels
  • SCS Clamp with 6 mm bolts
  • Aluminum mud guard
  • 24 x 27 T-bars
  • Weight: 8.7Lbs
  • 2 Bonus wheels and bonus Handle bar grips in each complete scooter box.
  • Your choice of 2 different colors of bonus wheels and grips

Our Suppliers

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FoxRock Shox
Pearl Isumi
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