Trek Slash 9.8 XT

Trek Slash 9.8 XT
  • Color: Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip
  • Color: Gloss Purple Phaze/Matte Raw Carbon
  • Color: Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black
$5,899.99 - $6,399.99
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Details

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 plush DebonAir spring and Charger 2.1 RC damper, and 150mm of rear travel with a RockShox Deluxe RT3 shock with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a Shimano XT 1x12 drivetrain and Shimano SLX 4-piston brakes, 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, Boost148, 150mm travel
Fork RockShox Lyrik Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2 RC damper, tapered steerer, 42mm offset, Boost110, 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: 15x110mm
Rear: 12x148mm
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready
Tires Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.40''
Crankset Shimano XT
Chainrings 32T
Bottom Bracket Shimano MT500, 92mm, PressFit
Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
Cassette/Rear Cogs Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 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 Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
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
Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip / Small 601842232293 595985 SLA35202143P
Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip / Medium 601842232286 595986 SLA35160835P
Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip / Large 601842232279 595987 SLA3557708P
Cobra Blood to Magenta Flip / X-Large 601842232262 595988 SLA36952544P
Gloss Purple Phaze/Matte Raw Carbon / Small 601842232255 595989 SLA42953734N
Gloss Purple Phaze/Matte Raw Carbon / Medium 601842232248 595990 SLA42157665N
Gloss Purple Phaze/Matte Raw Carbon / Large 601842232231 595991 SLA42122569N
Gloss Purple Phaze/Matte Raw Carbon / X-Large 601842232224 595992 SLA43789050N
Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black / Small 601842232330 595981 SLA38312780K
Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black / Medium 601842232323 595982 SLA38572992K
Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black / Large 601842232316 595983 SLA38210413K
Matte Carbon/Voodoo Trek Black / X-Large 601842232309 595984 SLA39825116K