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.
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 drive train.
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 SRAM GX Eagle drive train with the new 10-52 cassette and Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick acceleration when you need it most.
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.
- The RockShox ZEB fork's bigger 38 mm 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 34.9 mm 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
Internal frame storage makes it easy to ditch the pack and still carry your ride essentials.
RockShox Super Deluxe Thru Shaft damper
With the all-new RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate Thru Shaft, you get the most refined shock on the market, with an updated air spring and an exclusive Thru Shaft damper that gives you tenacious grip, plush control and the support you need for ripping rough descents all day.
Active Braking Pivot
Active Braking Pivot allows our engineers to tune how the suspension reacts to acceleration and braking forces independently. That means you get more confident control when you need it most.
Complete frame protection
Replaceable down tube guards protect the underside of your frame from rock strikes, trail debris and janky shuttle vehicles so you can forget about damage worries and focus on blasting the next run.
OCLV Mountain Carbon
Trek's mountain-specific carbon fibre is tougher carbon, with unique materials and lay-up procedures, Trek's advanced engineering, and a higher standard of testing.
|Frame||Size M/L, UNI, Carbon, OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, 34.9 mm seat tube, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 160 mm travel|
|Wheel Size||Front 29|
|Wheel Size||Rear 29|
|Fork||RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 170 mm travel|
|Gears||DERAILLEUR, Sram, 1 Gears|
|Wheels||BONTRAGER, 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, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Shifters||SRAM, SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed,|
|Front Brake||SH, SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc // SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc SRAM CentreLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180 mm // SRAM CentreLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Rear Brake||SH, SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc // SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc SRAM CentreLine, 6-bolt, round-edge, 180 mm // SRAM CentreLine, 6-bolt, round edge, 200 mm, Disc brake with hydraulic actuation|
|Crankset||SRAM, SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, 55Â mm chainline, 175 length SRAM DUB, 73 mm, BSA threaded|
|Chain||SRAM, SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Headset||UNBRANDED, Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8'' top, 1.5'' bottom|
|Handlebar||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width|
|Stem||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 35 mm length|
|Bartape / Grips||BONTRAGER|
|Saddle||BONTRAGER, Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width|
|Colours||CARBON BLUE SMOKE, LITHIUM GREY|
|SKUs / Part Numbers||1051991, 1051999|
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