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 prioritise tunable suspension performance over a shiny top-shelf drivetrain.
The tech you get
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 160 mm 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 38 mm stanchions. A Shimano XT 12-speed drivetrain for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb, 4-piston brakes for confident descents 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.
|Frame||Unisex, Carbon, Size 42|
|Wheel Size||Size 29|
|Gears||SRAM GX Eagle AXS, 1 Gears|
|Rear Brake||SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc // SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm // SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Front Brake||SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc // SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 180 mm // SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm Max brake rotor size, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Tyres||Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50" // Bontrager SE6 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 120 tpi, 29x2.50"|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle AXS|
|Crankset||SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, 55Â mm chainline, 170 length|
|Shifters||SRAM GX Eagle AXS, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Casette||SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12-speed|
|Headset||Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom|
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 35 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on|
|Seatpost||Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150Â mm travel, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.9Â mm, 440Â mm length|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width|
|Wheels||Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15Â mm thru axle Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost 148, 12Â mm thru axle, 29' Wheel Size|
|Colours||MATTE DEEP SMOKE, MATTE JUNIPER, SATIN BAJA YELLOW|
|Sizes||L, M, ML, S, XL|
|Barcodes||601842786246, 601842786253, 601842786260, 601842786284, 601842786291, 601842832868, 601842832875, 601842832882, 601842832899, 601842832912, 601842832929, 601842832936, 601842832943, 601842832950|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||5279157, 5279158, 5279159, 5279160, 5279161, 5285337, 5285338, 5285339, 5285340, 5285341, 5285343, 5285344, 5285345, 5285346|
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