Slash 9.7 pairs fast-rolling 29er mountain bike wheels with long travel suspension to make one speed-hungry rig that's perfectly suited to both rowdy trail rides and enduro races. Carbon where it counts and a smart spec with durable parts and Trek's game-changing suspension means you're getting a ridiculous value, too.
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It's right for you if...
You like ripping technical trails at warp speed and want a single bike with insane climbing and descending prowess for the gnarliest trails and enduro races. You prioritize frame and suspension performance above all else, and want a durable drivetrain that won't break the bank.
The tech you get
A 150mm OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a stout RockShox Yari RC 160mm fork, and a RockShox Deluxe shock with Trek's ultra-responsive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a mixed NX and GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, a Bontrager Line dropper post, and Bontrager Line Comp 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive rear hub for fast engagement.
The final word
Slash 9.7 gives you heaps of speed and capability for a shorter stack of cash. You're getting a carbon frame, a solid parts group, and proven long travel suspension for performance where you'll notice it most.
Why you'll love it
- Don't confuse Slash 9.7 with other value carbon models on the market—this bike gives you our best enduro main frame and suspension with a workhorse drivetrain and wheels
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- Mino Link lets you adjust the geometry, so you get both an enduro race bike and an ultra-capable trail bike in one
- It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild—Yes, Slash is a race bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too
- Slash was awarded Mountain Bike of the Year by Pinkbike
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame, alloy 1x-specific stays, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 150mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Yari RC, DebonAir, Motion Control RC damper, tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 160mm travel|
|Headset||Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8? top, 1.5" bottom|
|Rear Shock||RockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5mm|
|Axles||Front: Boost 110mmRear: Boost 148|
|Rims/Wheels||Bontrager Line Comp 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately|
|Tires||Bontrager XR4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Inner Strength sidewalls, 120tpi, aramid bead, 29x2.40"|
|Crankset||Truvativ Descendant 6k Eagle DUB|
|Chainrings||32T Direct Mount|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm|
|Chain||SRAM NX Eagle|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch|
|Cassette/Rear Cogs||SRAM XG-1230 Eagle, 11-50, 12 speed|
|Shifters||SRAM NX Eagle, 12 speed|
|Handlebars||Bontrager Line, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780 width|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on|
|Stem||Bontrager Line, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree|
|Brake Levers||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc|
|Brakes||SRAM Guide R hydraulic disc|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, hollow chromoly rails|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5: 100mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm|
|Matte Gravel / 15.5-inch||601479908707||571088||SLA2385224L|
|Matte Gravel / 17.5-inch||601479908714||571089||SLA23299547L|
|Matte Gravel / 19.5-inch||601479908721||571090||SLA23833189L|
|Matte Gravel / 21.5-inch||601479908738||571091||SLA23481567L|
|Miami to Volt Fade / 15.5-inch||601479960118||575851||SLA27521421E|
|Miami to Volt Fade / 17.5-inch||601479960125||575852||SLA27525264E|