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Trek Trek Slash 9.8 (2021) Factory Orange/Carbon Smoke
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Trek Slash 9.8 (2021) Factory Orange/Carbon Smoke

$8,499.99
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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 m

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 prioritise tunable suspension performance over a shiny top-shelf drive train.

The tech you get

A full OCLV Mountain Carbon frame with 160 mm 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 38 mm stanchions. A Shimano XT 12-speed drive train for super-smooth shifting that's easy on the thumb and Line Elite 30 carbon wheels with a 108-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

  1. 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
  2. New, removable Knock Block has a bigger steering angle to keep cables and hoses safe without sacrificing turning radius
  3. We added a second down tube guard to better protect your frame from shuttle-related damage
  4. Wider seat tube, wider dropper – the 34.9 mm diameter post is stronger, more durable, and moves up and down faster

Internal Storage

Internal frame storage makes it easy to ditch the pack and still carry your ride essentials.

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.

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.

Specifications

*spec applies to all sizes unless otherwise noted

Frameset
Frame OCLV Mountain Carbon main frame and stays, internal storage, tapered head tube, Knock Block 2.0, Control Freak internal routing, Carbon Armour, shuttle guard, threaded BB, ISCG 05, 34.9 mm seat tube, magnesium rocker link, Mino Link, ABP, Boost148, 160 mm travel
Fork RockShox ZEB Select+, DebonAir spring, Charger 2.1 RC damper, tapered steerer, 44 mm offset, Boost110, 15 mm Maxle Stealth, 170 mm travel
Shock NEW RockShox Super Deluxe Ultimate, DebonAir spring, Thru Shaft 3-position damper, 230x62.5 mm
Wheels
Front wheel NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Rear wheel NEW Bontrager Line Elite 30, OCLV Mountain Carbon, Tubeless Ready, Rapid Drive 108, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Front hub Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Boost110, 15 mm thru axle
Rear hub Bontrager alloy, sealed bearing, alloy axle, 6-bolt, Shimano MicroSpline freehub, Boost148, 12 mm thru axle
Rear skewer Bontrager Switch thru axle
*Tyre Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager SE4 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.40"
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Bontrager SE5 Team Issue, Tubeless Ready, Core Strength sidewall, aramid bead, 60 tpi, 29x2.60"
Tyre part Bontrager TLR valve, 50 mm
Rim strip Bontrager TLR
Drivetrain
Shifter Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Rear derailleur Shimano XT M8100, long cage, 51T max cog
*Crank Size: S
Shimano XT M8120, 30T, Boost (55 mm chain line), 170 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano XT M8120, 30T, Boost (55 mm chain line), 175 mm length
Size: S
Shimano XT M8100, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 170 mm length
Size: M , ML , L , XL
Shimano XT M8100, 32T alloy ring, Boost, 175 mm length
Bottom bracket Shimano SM-BB52, 73 mm, threaded external bearing
Cassette Shimano XT M8100, 10-51, 12-speed
Chain Shimano XT M8100, 12-speed
Components
Saddle Bontrager Arvada, austenite rails, 138 mm width
*Seatpost Size: S
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 100 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 345 mm length
Size: M , ML
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 150 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 440 mm length
Size: L
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 170 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 485 mm length
Size: XL
Bontrager Line Elite Dropper, 200 mm travel, internal routing, 34.9 mm, 550 mm length
Handlebar Bontrager Line Pro, OCLV Carbon, 35mm, 27.5mm rise, 820mm width
Grips Bontrager XR Trail Pro, alloy lock-on
Stem Bontrager Line Pro, 35 mm, Knock Block, Blendr-compatible, 0-degree, 35 mm length
Head set Knock Block 2.0 Integrated, 67-degree radius (includes infinite-radius chip), sealed cartridge bearing, 1-1/8" top, 1.5" bottom
Brake Shimano SLX M7120 4-piston hydraulic disc
*Brake rotor Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 6-bolt, 180 mm
Size: S , M , ML , L , XL
Shimano RT66, 203 mm, 6-bolt
Weight
Weight M - 14.26 kg / 31.44 lbs (with TLR sealant, no tubes)
Weight limit This bike has a maximum total weight limit (combined weight of bicycle, rider and cargo) of 136 kg (300 lb).
We reserve the right to make changes to the product information contained on this site at any time without notice, including with respect to equipment, specifications, models, colors, and materials.
Bike and frame weights are based on Trek pre-production painted frames at the time of publication. Weights may vary in final production

Sizing & fit

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