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Trek Slash 9.8 GX

Trek Slash 9.8 GX
  • Color: Lithium Grey
  • Color: Matte Battleship Blue
$7,049.99
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Slash 9.8 is a carbon enduro mountain bike built to handle big hits, rail corners, and rip down the mountain faster than you ever thought possible. Ultra-stiff and ultra-tough carbon frame, carbon wheels, and the most refined suspension tech from RockShox make this long-travel 29er a worthy contender for any dedicated rider and enduro podium.

It's right for you if...
You're looking to tackle huge days on huge mountains, whether it's an enduro race or an epic adventure. You want the light weight and muted vibes of a carbon frame, and you prioritize tunable suspension performance over a shiny, top-shelf drivetrain.

The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 160mm of travel and a RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated Thru Shaft damper, plus a RockShox ZEB fork with extra-beefy 38mm stanchions. A SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with a 10-52 cassette and Bontrager Line Elite 30 carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick acceleration when you need it most.

The final word
This is a beast of a mountain bike. You get hot new suspension technology normally reserved for the most expensive bikes, and you get it on a fresh new frame. With Slash 9.8, the faster you go, the better it rides, so giddy-up.

Why you'll love it
- The RockShox ZEB fork's bigger 38mm stanchions help you stay on your line through the chunky stuff, while the updated damper lets you dial in the feel
- New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
- We added a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
- Wider seat tube, wider dropper—the 34.9mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster
- A large internal storage compartment in the down tube lets you stow tools and gear

bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
SMMLLXL
A. Reach 42.5cm 45cm 46.9cm 48.6cm 51.6cm
B. Stack 62.1cm 62.2cm 62.6cm 63.5cm 65.8cm
C. Standover 70.5cm 74.3cm 74.3cm 75.3cm 77.3cm
D. Effective Top Tube 58.5cm 61cm 62.9cm 64.9cm 68.4cm
E. Head Tube Angle 64.1° 64.1° 64.1° 64.1° 64.1°
F. Head Tube Length 10cm 10cm 10.5cm 11.5cm 14cm
G. Seat Tube Angle 66.6° 66.6° 66.6° 66.6° 66.6°
H. Seat Tube Length 39.5cm 42cm 43.5cm 45cm 50cm
I. Bottom Bracket Height 34.5cm 34.5cm 34.5cm 34.5cm 34.5cm
J. Bottom Bracket Drop 2.9cm 2.9cm 2.9cm 2.9cm 2.9cm
K. Fork Rake/Offset 4.3cm 4.3cm 4.3cm 4.3cm 4.3cm
L. Trail 13.4cm 13.4cm 13.4cm 13.4cm 13.4cm
M. Wheelbase 119.7cm 122.2cm 124.3cm 126.4cm 130.5cm
O. Chainstay Length 43.7cm 43.7cm 43.7cm 43.7cm 43.7cm
bike frame with labeled dimensions
Bike Sizes:
SMMLLXL
A. Reach 43.1cm 45.6cm 47.4cm 49.1cm 52.1cm
B. Stack 61.8cm 61.8cm 62.2cm 63.1cm 65.4cm
C. Standover 71.1cm 74.9cm 74.9cm 75.9cm 77.9cm
D. Effective Top Tube 58.4cm 60.9cm 62.8cm 64.7cm 68.3cm
E. Head Tube Angle 64.6° 64.6° 64.6° 64.6° 64.6°
F. Head Tube Length 10cm 10cm 10.5cm 11.5cm 14cm
G. Seat Tube Angle 67.1° 67.1° 67.1° 67.1° 67.1°
H. Seat Tube Length 39.5cm 42cm 43.5cm 45cm 50cm
I. Bottom Bracket Height 35.2cm 35.2cm 35.2cm 35.2cm 35.2cm
J. Bottom Bracket Drop 2.2cm 2.2cm 2.2cm 2.2cm 2.2cm
K. Fork Rake/Offset 4.3cm 4.3cm 4.3cm 4.3cm 4.3cm
L. Trail 13cm 13cm 13cm 13cm 13cm
M. Wheelbase 119.7cm 121.2cm 124.2cm 126.3cm 130.4cm
O. Chainstay Length 43.5cm 43.5cm 43.5cm 43.5cm 43.5cm

Specs

Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, 34.9mm seat tube, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 160mm travel
Fork RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset, Boost110, 15mm Maxle Stealth, 170mm travel
Rear Shock NEW RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230 x 62.5mm
Wheels Front: NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, sealed bearing, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15mm thru axle
Rear: Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, sealed bearing, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148, 12mm thru axle
Tires Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29" x 2.50
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB MTB Wide, 73mm, BSA threaded
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, Boost (55mm chainline), 170 length
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 Speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Freewheel SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed
Brakes SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc
Rotors SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180mm
Handlebars Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 0 degree, 35mm length
Headset Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Seatpost Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9mm
Size S = 100mm travel, 345mm length
Sizes M & M/L = 150mm travel, 440mm length
Size L = 170mm travel, 485mm length
Size XL = 200mm travel, 550mm length
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
Pedals Sold separately

* Subject to change without notice.

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Lithium Grey / Small 601842652442 5263007 SLA21121334Y
Lithium Grey / Medium 601842652435 5263008 SLA21204384Y
Lithium Grey / Medium/Large 601842652428 5263009 SLA22689535Y
Lithium Grey / Large 601842652411 5263010 SLA21563274Y
Lithium Grey / X-Large 601842652404 5263011 SLA22634844Y
Matte Battleship Blue / Small 601842652398 5263012 SLA29995513E
Matte Battleship Blue / Medium 601842652381 5263013 SLA29215701E
Matte Battleship Blue / Medium/Large 601842652374 5263014 SLA30638985E
Matte Battleship Blue / Large 601842652367 5263015 SLA29340895E
Matte Battleship Blue / X-Large 601842652350 5263016 SLA3092440E

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