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Trek Slash 9.8 XT

Trek Slash 9.8 XT
  • Color: Carbon Blue Smoke
  • Color: Lithium Grey
$5,999.99 - $6,499.99
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Details

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 an all-new RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated Thru Shaft damper, plus an all-new RockShox ZEB fork with extra-beefy 38mm stanchions. A Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb and 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

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
Headset Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 67-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom
Rear Shock NEW RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230x62.5mm
Axles Front: 110 x 15mm thru-axle
Rear: 148 x 12mm thru-axle
Rims/Wheels NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub
Tires Front: Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60''
Rear: Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.40''
Crankset Shimano XT M8120, 30T, Boost (55mm chainline)
Bottom Bracket Shimano SM-BB52, 73mm, threaded external bearing
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
Shifters Shimano XT M8100, 12 speed
Handlebars Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 0 degree, 35mm length
Brakes Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
Pedals Sold separately
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
Seat Post Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, internal routing, 34.9mm
Accessories & Extras Bontrager BITS Internal Frame Storage Bag

* Subject to change without notice.

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Carbon Blue Smoke / Small 601842441251 1044829 SLA27233275E
Carbon Blue Smoke / Medium 601842441244 1044830 SLA27936820E
Carbon Blue Smoke / Medium/Large 601842441237 1044831 SLA28993595E
Carbon Blue Smoke / Large 601842441220 1044832 SLA27549966E
Carbon Blue Smoke / X-Large 601842441213 1044833 SLA28883006E
Lithium Grey / Small 601842372593 1044781 SLA23886911Y
Lithium Grey / Medium 601842372586 1044782 SLA23610650Y
Lithium Grey / Medium/Large 601842372579 1044783 SLA24125541Y
Lithium Grey / Large 601842372562 1044784 SLA23398714Y
Lithium Grey / X-Large 601842372555 1044785 SLA24111827Y

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