It suits you if …
You are a serious enduro racer and you are looking for a performance-oriented 29er with the best parts group. You want a bike that lets you fly into a technical descent without hesitation and then gently paddle up to do it again.
The technology you get
A complete OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, a RockShox Lyrick Select Plus 160 mm front fork with Charger 2 RC2 damper and 150 mm rear suspension with a RockShox Deluxe RT3 damper with exclusive Trek RE: active Thru Shaft damper technology. Further assembled with a SRAM GX Eagle 1×12 drive, Bontrager Line Elite dropper seat post, Bontrager Line Pro carbon handlebar and Bontrager Line Carbon 30 wheels with a 54-tooth Rapid Drive hub for fast acceleration when needed.
The last word
This is a beast of a mountain bike. The sturdy OCLV Mountain Carbon frame, Bontrager carbon wheels and the high-end assembly make the Slash 9.8 a ridiculously fast enduro bike. It is so stable and agile that the faster you drive, the better it steer. Do you still have doubts about 29ers on rough terrain? Then the Slash will absolutely convince you.