Trek Slash 9.8 - 2019

Trek Slash 9.8
  • Color: British Racing Green
  • Color: Miami to Volt Fade
$5,899.99
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Slash 9.8 is a carbon enduro mountain bike built to handle big hits, rail corners, and get you both down and up the mountain faster than you ever thought possible. A lightweight and ultra-stiff OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, carbon wheels, Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft shock, and a host of high-performance parts make this 29er mountain bike a worthy contender for any enduro podium.

It's right for you if...
You're a serious enduro racer, and you're looking for a high-performance 29er with a premium parts group that throws down on technical descents and then flies back up the mountain to do it all again.

The tech you get
A stout OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a FOX Performance 36 Float 160mm fork, and 150mm of rear travel with Trek's exclusive RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft damper. Plus, a SRAM GX Eagle 1x12 drivetrain, Bontrager Line dropper post, and Bontrager 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. The tough OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Bontrager carbon wheels, and high-end spec make Slash 9.8 a ridiculously fast enduro bike. It's so stable and responsive that the faster you go, the better it rides. If you're still on the fence about 29ers in rough stuff, Slash will make you a believer.

Why you'll love it
- Slash 9.8 is like a mini DH bike: it has the capability of a downhill bike without the downhill weight
- RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than a normal shock, so it tracks the ground better and keeps you in control
- It's equally at home between the tape and in the rugged wild—Yes, Slash is a race bike, but it's ridiculously fun on gnarly trail rides, too
- We're not the only ones who love it: Slash was awarded Mountain Bike of the Year by Pinkbike

Specs

Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & seatstay, alloy 1x-specific chainstay, ABP, Boost148, Knock Block, EVO link, tapered head tube, Mino Link, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, G2 Geometry, 150mm travel
Fork Fox Performance 36 Float, GRIP adjustable damper, tapered steerer, Boost110, G2 Geometry w/51mm offset, 160mm travel
Headset Knock Block Integrated, sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Rear Shock RockShox Deluxe RT3, RE:aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230x57.5mm
Axles Front: Boost 110mm
Rear: Boost 148
Rims/Wheels Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, tubeless strips included, valves sold separately
Tires Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewalls, aramid bead, 29x2.40"
Crankset Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle DUB
Chainrings 32T Direct Mount
Bottom Bracket SRAM DUB Press Fit, 92mm
Chain SRAM GX Eagle
Rear Derailleur SRAM GX Eagle, Roller Bearing Clutch
Cassette/Rear Cogs SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12 speed
Shifters SRAM GX Eagle, 12 speed
Handlebars Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 780mm width
Tape/Grips Bontrager XR Trail Elite, alloy lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, Knock Block, 35mm clamp, 0 degree
Brake Levers SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
Brakes SRAM Guide RS hydraulic disc
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails
Seat Post Bontrager Line, internal routing, 31.6mm, 15.5: 100mm, 17.5 & 18.5: 125mm, 19.5 & 21.5: 150mm

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Part Numbers

Option UPC MPN
British Racing Green / 15.5-inch 601479908660 571100
British Racing Green / 19.5-inch 601479908684 571102
Miami to Volt Fade / 15.5-inch 601479959990 575859
Miami to Volt Fade / 19.5-inch 601479960019 575861
Miami to Volt Fade / 21.5-inch 601479960026 575862

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