Ion-slides don't work with the sidemenu template


I’m using the Ionic 2 sidemenu template for Visual Studio and just replace in the second page the content with a few ion-slides. The problem is that the slides stop working in this context. Any idea what I’m doing wrong?

    <ion-slide style="background-color: green">
        <h2>Slide 1</h2>

    <ion-slide style="background-color: blue">
        <h2>Slide 2</h2>

    <ion-slide style="background-color: red">
        <h2>Slide 3</h2>


Found it. It’s the same issue described here: