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. An ultra-stiff and ultra-tough carbon frame, carbon wheels, a wireless electronic drivetrain 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, tunable suspension performance and the unmatched precision of a SRAM AXS drivetrain.
A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with internal storage and 160 mm of travel with an all-new RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate shock with an updated Thru Shaft damper, plus an all-new RockShox ZEB Select+ fork with extra-beefy 38 mm stanchions. A SRAM GX Eagle AXS wireless electronic drivetrain with a 10-52 cassette and Line Elite 30 carbon wheels with a 108-tooth Rapid Drive hub for quick acceleration when you need it most, plus powerful 4-piston brakes.
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
- The SRAM GX Eagle AXS drivetrain is smart, smooth and completely wireless
- 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
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||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 trave|
|Fork||RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44mm offset|
|Head Set||Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 72-degree radius (includes infin|
|Stem||Bontrager Line Pro, 35mm, Knock Block, Blendr compatible, 0|
|Handle Bars||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm wi|
|Tape/Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on|
|Brakes||SRAM Code R 4-piston hydraulic disc|
|Tyres||Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60 (2.|
|Rear Derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle AXS|
|Shift Levers||SRAM GX Eagle AXS, 12 speed|
|Cassette||SRAM Eagle XG-1275, 10-52, 12 speed|
|CrankSet||SRAM GX Eagle, DUB MTB Wide, 30T, 55mm chainline|
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB MTB Wide, 73mm, BSA threaded|
|Front Tyre||Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60 (2.|
|Rear Tyre||Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60 (2.|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138mm width|
|Seat Post||Bontrager Line Elite dropper, MaxFlow, internal routing, 34.|