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. A lightweight and ultra-stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, 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 stout OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a FOX Performance 36 Float 160 mm fork and 150 mm of rear travel with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Bontrager Line dropper post, 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 a 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.
Frame: OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and seatstay, alloy 1x-specific chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 150 mm travel
Front suspension: Fox Performance 36 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51 mm offset, 160 mm travel
Rear suspension: RockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5 mm
Wheels: Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, Boost110 front, Boost148 rear, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
Tyres: Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29x2.40˝
Shifters: SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Rear derailleur: SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
Crank: Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle DUB, 32T Direct Mount
Bottom bracket: SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92 mm
Cassette: SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed
Chain: SRAM GX Eagle
Saddle: Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails
Seatpost: Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6 mm, 15.5: 100 mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125 mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150 mm
Handlebar: Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 780 mm width
Grips: Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Stem: Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35 mm clamp, 0-degree
Head set: Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8˝ top, 1.5˝ bottom
Brake set: SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
Pedals: Not included
Weight: 17.5˝ – 14.06 kg (with tubes)