Trek Slash 9.8

Trek Slash 9.8
  • Color: Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black
  • Color: Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip
$5,899.99
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Slash 9.8 is a carbon enduro mountain bike built to handle big hits, rail corners, and get you both down and up the mountain faster than you ever thought possible. Lightweight and ultra-stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon, carbon wheels, Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and a host of high-performance parts make this 29er mountain bike a worthy contender for any enduro podium.

It's right for you if...
You're a serious enduro racer, and you're looking for a high-performance 29er with a premium parts group that throws down on technical descents and then flies back up the mountain to do it all again.

The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a RockShox Lyrik Select Plus 160mm fork with Charger 2 RC2 damper, and 150mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Bontrager Line Elite dropper post, Bontrager Line Pro carbon bars, and Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick acceleration when you need it most.

The final word
This is a beast of mountain bike. The tough OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Bontrager carbon wheels, and high-end spec make Slash 9.8 a ridiculously fast enduro bike. It's so stable and responsive that the faster you go, the better it rides. If you're still on the fence about 29ers in rough stuff, Slash will make you a believer.

Why you'll love it
- Slash 9.8 is like a mini DH bike: it has the capability of a downhill bike without the downhill weight
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- 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
- Mino Link lets you adjust the geometry, so you get both an enduro race bike and an ultra-capable trail bike in one
- Control Freak Cable Management allows you to run any combination of cables exactly the way you want, while still giving you sleek looks and protecting your cables against unnecessary wear

A dropper seatpost allows you to quickly lower and raise your seat to give you an ideal riding position. Dropping your seat creates a lower center of gravity for better control and maneuverability on steep descents, while raising it puts you at normal riding height for efficient pedaling.

Construction can include either hydraulic- or cable-actuated systems and the post’s travel can either be infinitely adjustable or stopped at set intervals, depending on the model.

Dropper seatposts come in standard lengths and diameters and vary by the amount of travel.

Specs

Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, 150mm travel
Fork RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RC damper, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 160mm travel
Headset Knock Block Integrated, cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir spring, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5mm
Axles Front: 15 x 110mm Boost thru-axle
Rear: 12 x 148mm Boost thru-axle
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver
Tires Front: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29 x 2.60''
Rear: Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29 x 2.40''
Crankset Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle, DUB, alloy ring, Boost
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, 92mm, PressFit
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Handlebars Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, 0 degree, 50mm length
Brakes SRAM G2 RSC hydraulic disc, 200mm front rotor, 180mm rear rotor
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
Seat Post Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, internal routing, 31.6mm

* Subject to change without notice.

Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black / Small 601842126646 586189 SLA3842898K
Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black / Medium 601842126653 586190 SLA38670736K
Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black / Large 601842126639 586191 SLA38459446K
Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black / X-Large 601842126615 586192 SLA39708512K
Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip / Small 601842126622 586193 SLA35946277P
Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip / Medium 601842126660 586194 SLA35837432P