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Trek Slash 9.8 GX

Trek Slash 9.8 GX
  • Color: Carbon Blue Smoke
  • Color: Lithium Grey
  • Color: Factory Orange/Carbon Smoke
$5,999.99 - $6,499.99
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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 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 SRAM GX Eagle drivetrain with the new 10-52 cassette and 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. 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

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, 230 x 62.5mm
Axles Front: 15mm thru axle
Rear: 12mm thru axle
Rims/Wheels Front: NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110
Rear: NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, SRAM XD driver, Boost148
Hubs Front: Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110
Tires Bontrager Team Issue
Crankset SRAM GX Eagle, DUB, Boost (55mm chainline)
Chainrings 30T
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB, 73mm, BSA threaded
Chain SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
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
Brakes SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc w/SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, round-edge rotors
Pedals Sold Separately
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width
Seat Post Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, internal routing, 34.9mm

* Subject to change without notice.

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN Store SKU
Carbon Blue Smoke / Small 601842468678 1051982 SLA25368868E
Carbon Blue Smoke / Medium 601842468685 1051983 SLA25518885E
Carbon Blue Smoke / Medium/Large 601842468692 1051984 SLA26285053E
Carbon Blue Smoke / Large 601842468708 1051985 SLA25961766E
Carbon Blue Smoke / X-Large 601842468715 1051986 SLA26151079E
Lithium Grey / Small 601842468579 1051972 SLA2169719Y
Lithium Grey / Medium 601842468586 1051973 SLA21525104Y
Lithium Grey / Medium/Large 601842468593 1051974 SLA22303843Y
Lithium Grey / Large 601842468609 1051975 SLA21186263Y
Lithium Grey / X-Large 601842468616 1051976 SLA22632948Y
Factory Orange/Carbon Smoke / Small 601842468623 1051977 SLA3455666E
Factory Orange/Carbon Smoke / Medium 601842468630 1051978 SLA34195141E
Factory Orange/Carbon Smoke / Medium/Large 601842468647 1051979 SLA35370838E
Factory Orange/Carbon Smoke / Large 601842468654 1051980 SLA34292859E
Factory Orange/Carbon Smoke / X-Large 601842468661 1051981 SLA35220764E

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