Slash 9.8 29
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.
favorite_border Why you will love it
- The Slash 9.8 is just like a mini downhill bike: it has the same options as a downhill bike, but it weighs much less.
- RE: aktiv with Thru Shaft works faster than normal dampers, so the rear wheel follows the surface better so you have more control
- He feels just as much at home among the sales ribbons as in the great outdoors – yes, the Slash is a competition bike, but he also sends great fun on greasy trails.
- With the Mino Link you can adjust the geometry so that you get both an enduro bike and an extremely versatile trail bike in one package.
- With Control Freak cable management you can run any combination of cables through the frame, exactly as you want. An additional advantage: a sleek appearance and your cables are protected against unnecessary wear.
Active Braking Pivot
Active Braking Pivot makes it possible to independently adjust how the suspension responds to acceleration or to braking forces. That means more – and more reliable – control at those times when it comes in handy.
Straight Shot with Knock Block
The Straight Shot frame design by Trek has an optimum stiffness-to-weight ratio for more agile driving. You can give more gas and better hold your line as the terrain gets rougher.
RE: aktiv with Thru Shaft
RE: aktiv with Thru Shaft technology works super fast and ensures unrivaled traction and control on all surfaces.
The Suspension calculator helps you to adjust the suspension optimally for your body weight. Follow the steps and you will automatically arrive at the best set-up.
Complete tubeless system
With Tubeless Ready rims and tires you can omit inner tubes so that you get more grip, have fewer flat tires and less weight. You can hit the road immediately with the included TLR rim strips, valves and sealant.
Every set of Bontrager carbon wheels is covered by the Carbon Care wheel program. In the unlikely event that your Bontrager carbon wheels are damaged within two years of purchase, we will repair or replace them free of charge.
Adjust the angle of the head tube by 1/2 ° and increase the bottom bracket height by 10 mm by simply turning a bolt. Turn the link and choose between a sharp or flat geometry, without affecting the spring performance. Exclusive to Trek.
Control Freak cable management
The lightest, most low-noise and most versatile cable management system makes it possible to route brake, lockout and seat dropper pipes and shift cables in different ways through the frame for a streamlined appearance and customized cable routing.
* Specification applies to all sizes unless otherwise stated
|Frame||OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame & rear forks, tapered head tube, Knock Block, Control Freak internal cable guide, Carbon Armor, ISCG 05, magnesium Rocker Link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 150 mm travel|
|Fork||RockShox Lyrik Select Plus, DebonAir air suspension, Charger 2 RC damper, tapered steering tube, 42 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 160 mm travel|
|Shock||RockShox Deluxe RT3, DebonAir air suspension, RE: aktiv with Thru Shaft 3-position damper, tuned by Trek Suspension Lab, 230 x 57.5 mm|
|Front wheel||Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 6 bolts, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle|
|Rear wheel||Bontrager Line Carbon 30, Tubeless Ready, 54T Rapid Drive, 6 bolts, SRAM XD body, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle|
|Rear Skewer||Bontrager Switch axle, removable lever|
|* Tire||Front: Maxxis Minion DHF WT EXO TR 60 tpi, 29 x 2.60 ”|
|Raer: Maxxis Minion DHR WT EXO TR 60 tpi, 29 x 2.60 ”|
|Shifter||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Rear derailleur||SRAM GX Eagle|
|* Crank||Size: S
Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle, DUB, 32T alloy chainring, Boost, 170 mm length
|Size: M, L, XL
Truvativ Descendant 7k Eagle, DUB, 32T alloy chainring, Boost, 175 mm length
|Bottom Bracket||SRAM DUB, 92 mm, PressFit|
|Cassette||SRAM XG-1275 Eagle, 10-50, 12-speed|
|Chain||SRAM GX Eagle, 12-speed|
|Saddle||Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm wide|
|* Seatpost||Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm adjustment range, internal cable lining, 31.6 mm, 340 mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 130 mm adjustment range, internal cable lining, 31.6 mm, 400 mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150 mm adjustment range, internal cable lining, 31.6 mm, 440 mm length
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm adjustment range, internal cable lining, 31.6 mm, 480 mm length
|Handlebar||Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35 mm, 27.5 mm rise, 820 mm width|
|Grips||Bontrager XR Trail Elite, light metal lock-on|
|Voice||Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, 0 degrees, 50 mm length|
|Headset||Integrated Knock Block, sealed industrial bearings, 1-1 / 8 “top, 1.5” bottom|
|Brake||SRAM G2 RSC hydraulic disc brake, brake discs 200 mm front, 180 mm rear|
|Brake Rotor||SRAM CenterLine, 6-bolt, rounded edge, 180 mm|
- M – 13.15 kg / 28.99 lbs (with TLR sealant, without tubes)
- Weight limit
- This bicycle has a maximum permitted total weight (combined weight of bicycle, rider and luggage) of 136 kg
Sizing & bicycle positioning
In the tables below you will find our recommended sizes based on body height, but there are also other factors, such as arm and leg length, that determine a good fit. That is why you see some overlap between our recommendations. For example, not every 1.73-meter rider fits the same bike size. The best way to find your perfectly fitting bike is to work with the experts at your local Trek dealer.
Driver length: 174.0 – 188.0 cm = 5’8.5 “- 6’2.0”
Inside leg length: 82.0 – 88.0 cm = 32.3 “- 34.6”